Area Recent News

Firefighters Express Concerns

Several firefighters from varying fire departments expressed their concerns about a discussion that was held last month when Overton County Ambulance Service Director Jim Morgan proposed to use a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to build a new ambulance substation that would possibly be enjoined with the Rickman Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD). Volunteer fire department…

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Nursing Home Building Project Outlook Improves

The outlook on the capital improvements project at the Overton County Health and Rehab (OCHR) center may be improving after the board received a financial data report from the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who conducts the facility’s annual audit in their regular meeting on Thursday night. “A lot of facilities in the state have been…

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Commissioners Amend Meeting Minutes To Continue Suit

Overton County officials made preparations last night for another court hearing so that East Fork Lane Road may be declared either a public or private roadway. Two special called meetings were held to amend minutes from prior meetings that were ultimately determined the cause of a pre-trail dismissal in the Chancery Court hearing earlier this…

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School Board Hears Grievance

A school employee filed a grievance against Director of Schools Dr. Mark Winningham and brought before the Overton County School Board accusations against the director in a special called meeting on Oct. 25. School Nutrition Supervisor Debie Taylor alleged that she had been intimidated and bullied by Dr. Winningham in effort to keep her from…

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Fall-O-Ween Fun

A tiny mouse was creeping up onto the town square during Fall-O-Ween held Saturday in Livingston. The annual event saw a good turnout despite the cool and damp weather. For more photos from this event, pick up a copy of this week’s Livingston Enterprise on newsstands now, or subscribe online at livingstonenterprise.net. You can also…

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TBI Closes Investigation Into E-911

Following a six-month investigation into the reported $84,097 of questionable expenditures of the Overton-Pickett E-911 Communications district, along with long-time Director Chris Masiongale, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has closed the district’s case after reportedly finding that no criminally activity took place. A report by the state comptroller’s office detailed the expenditures and prompted…

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Tigers Win Wet Cat Fight With Wildcats 27-21

In a contest that saw off and on rain, the Wildcats of Livingston Academy hosted the Tigers of Macon County. The Wildcats lead the all time series 29-17-1 over the Tigers. The winner of the game would finish in 2nd place in the district while the loser would be in 3rd place and have to…

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Charges Pending In Hwy.111 Rollover

A Livingston woman is facing pending charges after a collision that caused her vehicle to overturn and get stuck in a fence along Hwy. 111 on Friday morning. Cassie Ledbetter, 28 of Livingston, was swerving within both lanes as she was traveling northbound on State Route 111 around 8:40 a.m., according to a Tennessee Highway…

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City Takes Steps To Go Solar

Livingston may be taking a big leap into the future by using solar energy technology to reportedly assist with long-term money saving solutions – and may also be taking additional steps into live streaming their sessions for citizens after a reported request from the counsel and the “general public.” In Thursday’s Mayor and Board of…

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Dam Celebrates 75th Yr.

Many people gathered for a historic celebration at the Dale Hollow Dam last Friday. The event provided some history of the dam, history of a family that lived in the area, tourism information and more. At the end of the ceremony, a historical marker was unveiled. History of the Dam William Groth, a representative of…

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