Area Recent News

Arbor Day Is Proclaimed

A flowering ornamental tree was planted in front of the Joe L. Evins Community Center with the help of five tree advocates on Friday morning, commemorating an Arbor Day proclamation for the City of Livingston. “Trees, wherever they are planted, are a source of joy and spiritual renewal,” proclaimed Mayor Curtis Hayes. “I urge all…

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OCHR Moves Forward On Project

The Board of Directors at the Overton County Health and Rehab (OCHR) center are celebrating taking their next steps into offering 20 more private rooms for patients after receiving results from a value-engineering process. “This is a huge win for the Overton County community to move forward with this project and to advance its rural…

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Central Park Alcohol Ordinance Is Amended

Concerns from several citizens were raised before the Mayor and Board of Aldermen last night about an ordinance that would allow the consumption of alcohol in Livingston’s Central Park. Three individuals, in opposition of Ordinance 2019-2-3, came forward to share concerns with the council. One citizen, Adam Neff, asked the question, “Is the money that…

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Man Faces Charges In Accident

A Monterey man has been charged with driving under the influence along the Hanging Limb Highway after his vehicle struck a tree on Thursday morning, Feb. 28. A 1995 Chevrolet Silverado left the roadway while traveling south on Hanging Limb Highway (Hwy. 164) near mile marker 3, according to a Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) preliminary…

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Wildcats Season Ends In Regional Semi Finals

In the previous three games between Livingston Academy and Watertown, the Wildcats has won all three. In the first quarter, the Purple Tigers raced out to a 15-6 lead. Heath Price scored 7 points, Raquen Verge had 4 points and Jared Tomson and Brandon Allison each had 2 points for Watertown. Cody Ray scored 4…

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Wildcats Host Marion Co. In Regional

Due to the recent flooding in the area, a rare Sunday afternoon game was played in the first round of the 4AA Region tournament at Livingston Academy. Marion County made the trip from Jasper to face the Wildcats. In the first quarter, the Warriors outscored the Wildcats 16-15. Alex Nuner scored 8 points and Nick…

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Schools To See Grant Monies

The Overton County Board of Education will see more money coming into the budget according to several amendments that were approved by the Overton County Education Committee on Tuesday night. Budget Director Heather Melton said that many of those amendments were from several grant funds that came in after the budget was approved. For more…

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Allons Man Faces Murder Charge

An Allons man who has been charged with first-degree murder in connection to the shooting death of a Hendersonville man that allegedly occurred the day after Christmas in 2017 has an upcoming court date this year. Bobbie V. Summers, who was 58 at the time of the indictment and arrest, is being held without bond…

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City To See LED Lighting Change

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen shed some light on what kind of wattage they would like to see throughout the city in a called meeting Tuesday night, after the board sampled a selection of LED lighting fixtures with the Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation (UCEMC). The LED fixtures range in wattage – predominately from…

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Ambulance Grant App Is Approved

The Overton County Commission approved a formal resolution to apply for a grant in order to provide “adequate” ambulances in a special called meeting on Wednesday night. The resolution to apply to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development for community development block grant funds, Resolution No. 2019-0220-01, was approved in a special called…

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