Area Recent News

Teacher; Staff Bonuses Okayed

Teachers and staff of the Overton County School District will see a one-time bonus before fall break and may see some other changes as the Overton County School Board elected to rotate a new chairman and vice-chairman each meeting during their regular session on Thursday night. During the work session held before the regular meeting,…

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Old Glory Restored At OCHR

The Overton County Health and Rehab center organized a Flag Dedication Ceremony for several veteran residents after receiving a donation of two new flags on Friday afternoon. The American flag and the Tennessee flag that wave at the entrance of the facility began reaching a weathered condition, but these colors were restored this week after…

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Committee Approves County Credit Card

The Overton County Budget Committee approved a resolution that would allow Overton County officials and employees to have authorization to use make purchases through the use of a county credit card during their meeting on Tuesday night. Resolution 2018-1015-01, which is to authorize the use of one universal ‘credit card only’ purchases by Overton County…

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Three Die In Unrelated Accidents

Three Overton County residents died in traffic accidents over the past week in unrelated incidents on Hwy 111. One of the reported incidents resulted in two fatalities, an Allons couple, on Thursday morning. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Livingston Enterprise on newsstands now, or subscribe online at livingstonenterprise.net.

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Aldermen Approve Liquor Standards

The Overton County Mayor and Board of Alderman discussed retail package liquor stores during their work session on Tuesday night and made some decisions that would affect the ordinances on this matter in their regular meeting: approving liquor stores in all four commercial zones, no limits to the number of stores allowed and no distance…

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Man Is Flown Out After Crash

Two men sustained injuries after their van plunged into a ditch and into the yard of unsuspecting residents along Standing Stone Hwy on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 28. According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report, the driver of a white 1997 Plymouth Voyager, later identified as Joshua Hill, 28 of Hilham, and passenger identified as Michiel…

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Bee Stings Finish Off Wildcats 21-0

As far as all time records go, the Wildcats of Livingston Academy enjoy a 31-8-1 all time record over Upperman. The series first began in 1932… one of the classic games in the series was in 1988 when the Wildcats won in five overtimes 16-8 over Upperman, the longest overtime game in Wildcat history. This…

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Convicted Thief Gets Five Years For Violating Sentence

Several local residents were seen in the September session of Overton County Criminal Court this week. Among the 53 citizens who were listed on the court docket to answer to their charges, a convicted four-wheeler caper and an intoxicated man with firearms both had their cases resolved. A convicted thief, Dakota Wayne Handy, 21 of…

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DEA Targets Celina Pharmacies

Twenty agents from the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) traveled to Clay County last week, visiting four pharmacies. According to a statement released by the DEA, “As a result of inspection findings, DEA is now investigating possible criminal activity involving the illicit diversion of controlled prescription pharmaceuticals at each of the pharmacies in question.…

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County To Accept $300,000 Gift

The Overton County Budget Committee approved a reported $300,000 cash gift with restrictive terms from a “citizen of the community,” received a commendation from the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury on their outstanding work and discussed several other items up for consideration on the agenda on Thursday night. The cash gift was approved through a…

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