Area Recent News

Settlement Reached In Rape Case

An Overton County couple charged with a number of sex offenses, reportedly in connection with a teenager they met while volunteering at a church, reached a settlement in the criminal court of Putnam County on Monday, Jan. 28. Assistant District Attorney General of the 8th Judicial District Philip A. Kazee said that they negotiated a…

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School Audit Deficiencies Noted

An independent audit filed with the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury found six issues in the Overton County School System’s internal school funds as of June 30, 2018 in a recently announced audit of the system. The auditor’s report conducted by Tamara L. Beckman, CPA, MBA notes significant deficiencies in inappropriate spending of general funds;…

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IRS Fines County For Payroll Tax Issues

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued the Overton County government a fine for more than $11,000 after reportedly failing to make proper federal tax deposits. Overton County Executive Ben Danner said he was notified this month of the $11,322.85 penalty after a county payroll employee did not call the IRS to notify them of the…

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Paramedics Recognized At Meeting

The Overton County Public Safety Committee recognized five recent graduates of the Critical Care Paramedic Class during their recent meeting. Paramedics Billy Breeding, Cody Langford, Joanna Graves, Shane Walker and Chris Langley all received this certification. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Livingston Enterprise on newsstands, or subscribe online…

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No Action On East Fork Lane Suit

No action was taken in chancery court during a hearing on Friday in Putnam County to declare whether East Fork Lane near the Hanging Limb Community is either a public or a private roadway, which would affect who could use the road for access to property in the area. Participants on both sides of the…

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Cumberland River Hospital To Close

Facing declining reimbursements and declining patient volumes, the Cumberland River Hospital Board of Trustees voted to close Cumberland River Hospital, ending an era of local medical services. The closure will be on March 1, 2019 at 7 a.m. No services including emergency room, inpatient or outpatient services will be available at Cumberland River Hospital (CRH)…

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County May Increase Health Ins. Rate

Overton County may take $50 off from what is the largest cost to many county employees each month: health insurance. The Overton County Salary Committee approved having a look in the budget during their Wednesday night meeting to entertain the possibility. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Livingston Enterprise…

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Water Pipeline Now Repaired

Traffic was redirected for several hours around what some witnesses are calling a “red river” flowing down Bilbrey Street on Monday. When a 10-inch water pipeline broke around mid-day near Livingston Middle School, an estimated 38,000 gallons of water lost from the incident flowed onto the street. The water became mixed with red clay from…

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LED Pilot Project Set For Livingston

Livingston residents will have a chance to see Livingston in a “new light” as the Mayor and Board of Aldermen approved to participate in a pilot program for residents to have a visual test of LED lighting in town. The action came during a special called work session on Thursday night. “They’ll love it. The…

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