Area Recent News

Woman Indicted For Senior Exploitation

In January of 2019, a report of possible financial exploitation was reviewed by the VAPIT (Vulnerable Adult Protective Investigative Team). Criminal Investigators with the District Attorney General’s Office initiated an investigation into the report that Cynthia Renea Carr, a former house manager for a home care giving agency was financially exploiting some of the residents.…

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Parks To Host Events For Students

Tennessee State Parks are offering volunteer events at 54 of the 56 state parks for Tennessee Promise scholars to fulfill their community service hours. Most of the events are on Saturday, June 22. “This is an excellent opportunity for Tennessee Promise students to meet their requirements and be a part of the outdoors at the…

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Police Busy As Summer Begins

Livingston Police have been busy since June started, making arrests on both June 1 and June 2 in separate incidents. It all started on June 1 when police saw a man standing in the street in his underwear yelling and screaming. Officer Jon Smith was on patrol on Cullom Street and spotted the man around…

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Aldermen Approve Building Inspector

Livingston Aldermen approved the pick for a new building inspector last night, as Kristian Mansell was unanimously approved by the board. Mansell was tagged to replace former inspector Darius Sims, who recently retired. The action came during the regular session meeting of the Livingston Mayor and Board of Aldermen. For more on this story, pick…

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Industrial Park Loan Is Paid Off Early

A United States Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.) loan was paid off eight years early with a $500,000 principal payment on May 17, saving Overton County $148,606.44 in interest. The action was discussed in Thursday’s Budget Committee meeting. The U.S.D.A. loan was due to the Industrial Park Amortization of $1,650,000 with a 4.5 percent interest making…

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Schools Receive Grant To Help Upgrade Buses

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced that the following 39 entities, including seven from the Upper Cumberland region, will receive $8,854,685.42 in grant funding to support school bus replacement projects across Tennessee. Clay, Jackson and Overton Counties are included in the seven from the Upper Cumberland region. The competitive grant program,…

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Livingston Police Apprehend Murder Suspect

A man wanted for the stabbing death of a woman out of Cookeville was apprehended early Thursday morning, thanks to work by the Livingston Police Department. According to Livingston Police Chief Greg Etheredge, his department received a Be On The Lookout notice for a silver Infinity car that was stolen out of Cookeville by a…

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Former UCHRA Director Sues Agency

The former embattled director of the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) is now suing the agency for wrongful termination. Luke Collins, who served as director of the agency for several years, has filed the suit. The UCHRA board dismissed him in May of 2018 for what was cited as abuse of compensatory time. News…

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Overton 4-H Coaches Top Archers in the State

After four months of practice, the Overton County 4-H program participated in the State 4-H Jamboree April 26. Members competed in the Genesis Class and in a Skill-A-Thon over all areas of archery. Approximately 500 participants competed in all classes held over the weekend. Junior participants in Genesis included Josiah Zachary, Ty-Schuller-King, Myla McDonald, Madison…

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Area Physician Arrested For Drug Distribution

Gilbert Ross Ghearing, 65, of Livingston, a physician and owner of a family medical practice in Celina, was charged Friday morning in a criminal complaint with violating the Controlled Substances Act, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee. Ghearing was arrested at his practice in Celina Friday by federal agents and…

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