Area Recent News

Man Pleads Guilty To Truck Theft

A Monroe man who pled guilty to stealing items that valued up to $60,000 was not ordered to pay back restitution in Wednesday’s Overton County Criminal Court session. An indictment was filed in December of last year for Cotie E. Rhea, 20, along with another individual, Phillip Stevens, Jr., for charges of theft of property…

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Bid Is Approved For New County Building

Overton County Budget Committee members received good news when they met Wednesday night, as bids for the new county services building came in below budget. After bids were opened, commissioner Frank Martin motioned to proceed with W&O Construction Co., Inc., as the successful builder for the almost $4.5 million project. W&O is also a local…

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Advisory Board Considers First Complaints

Having numerous, and mostly stationary, vehicles stored in plain sight on your property within city limits might not be a violation of municipal code, as it appears from discussion in the Property Maintenance Advisory Board’s session on Monday, March 25. The new advisory board took on five properties for review that evening for their first…

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Fathers & Daughters

The Father-Daughter dance was held Saturday night, with hundreds in attendance. The dance, now in its eighth year, is put on by the Livingston Enterprise with the help of area donors. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Livingston Enterprise on newsstands now, or subscribe online at livingstonenterprise  

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Aldermen Discuss Flooding

The Board of Mayor and Alderman held an extended work session on Monday night to discuss drainage issues in city limits following a mass flood that devastated several businesses in town. A number of local business owners attended the session seeking answers about how the City of Livingston will prevent this sort of damage in…

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Fire Destroys Mobile Home

When a fire emerged inside of a Livingston mobile home on Tuesday morning, the Livingston Fire Department (LFD) brought the fire under control within minutes. “As of right now, it (the cause of the fire) is undetermined,” said LFD Fire Chief Rocky Dial, “but we can’t eliminate some of the items that was there around…

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L.A. Could See New Soccer Practice Field

Athletes could see a fresher, greener, but smaller ball field at Livingston Academy, if the Overton County Board of Education okays a request for a separate practice field as a step toward saving their worn down turf for game night. David Howard, who has been involved with the soccer program for the last six years…

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Cocaine Bust Is Made On Standing Stone Hwy.

The Overton County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) confiscated more than 16 grams of powder cocaine from a Cookeville man on Standing Stone Hwy. on Thursday, March 14. According to an OCSD incident report, deputies pulled a traffic stop on a gold Chevrolet truck, driven by Austin S. Melton, 21 of Cookeville, that was seen traveling on…

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Fire Destroys Acres Of Land

An estimated two to three acres of land were destroyed in Allons on Sunday morning. “We don’t know exactly how it got started,” said Allons Volunteer Department Fire Chief Scott Ray, “but it was right around church was letting out. It was on a dead end, so fortunately there wasn’t a whole lot of traffic…

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