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Billboard Lawsuit Is Ruled As Moot

An ongoing push to add new billboards in Livingston may officially have come to an end. The Court of Appeals of Tennessee at Nashville affirmed the ruling from an Overton County Chancery Court hearing after Roland Digital Media, Inc. (Roland) filed a request for the appellate court to review a lower court’s decision. For more…

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Aldermen Approve Junk Cars Ordinance

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen approved making several amendments to the city’s property maintenance ordinance that would allow the city to impound abandoned or inoperative vehicles after seven people voiced their opinion in clear opposition of the regulations in a public hearing last night. Ten locals came before the board to share their opinions.…

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Puppies Are Rescued From Burning Home

A joint effort from area fire departments brought a number of puppies to safety from the threat of smoke inhalation after a residential fire destroyed a mobile home in Allons early Friday morning, Jan. 4. Fire Chief James King of East 52 Volunteer Fire Department (East 52 VFD) said about two or three puppies were…

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Several Injured In Sunday Accident

A joint effort from area fire departments brought a number of puppies to safety from the threat of smoke inhalation after a residential fire destroyed a mobile home in Allons early Friday morning, Jan. 4. Fire Chief James King of East 52 Volunteer Fire Department (East 52 VFD) said about two or three puppies were…

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Two New Sheriff’s Deputies Are Certified At Training Academy

Two new certified officers graduated recently from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA) to serve at the Overton County Sheriff’s Department. Officers Hannah Nicole Beaty and Terry Frady received technical and tactical expertise in addition to the ethical and professional standards needed for success by law enforcement officers. For more on this story, pick…

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Unattended Cooking Is Leading Cause Of House Fires

Fire prevention practices are often neglected in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, especially in the kitchen. With unattended cooking being the leading cause of residential fires across Overton County, make sure your Christmas gathering can stand up to the kitchen heat. “For the last two years in a row, we’ve had a…

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Police Busy Over Last Few Weeks

Several were recently transported to a medical facility following odd circumstances, including a local man who suffered severe burns from the knees down after reportedly setting himself on fire on Wednesday, Dec. 12. After an initial report from a neighbor that someone was yelling for help, Livingston Police Department (LPD) officers Jeremy Laycock and Lt.…

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Area Man Charged In Homicide

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrest of a Gainesboro man who faces murder and other charges, stemming from a homicide earlier this year. At the request of 15th District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, on May 11, TBI…

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County Files Opioid Lawsuit

Overton County is part of a legion of state and local governments across the United States that have filed a class action lawsuit against a handful of pharmaceutical companies on a slew of allegations. The civil action was brought about to eliminate the hazard to public health and safety caused by a national epidemic of…

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Near Collision With Deputy Leads To Charges

A Rickman man faces six charges after reportedly almost sideswiping a Putnam County deputy with a trailer along Dodson Branch Hwy. on Saturday, Dec. 15. The incident began near 6070 Dodson Branch Hwy. when Deputy Joe Harsh, traveling south on the highway, met a white Dodge truck pulling a red trailer. For More on this…

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