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Vol State, LRH Partner In Nursing

Members of the community along with county, city and hospital officials celebrated the opening of the Vol State Nursing School Lab at a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday. “This is a celebration that will give potential nursing students from this part of middle Tennessee, the Upper Cumberland, a newer and closer place to become nurses,” said…

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County Budget Closer To Being Finalized

Overton County Commissioners are one step closer to finalizing a budget for the 2019-2020 tax year, as they met last week to go over several items. Commissioners went over non-profit funding, the E-911 budget, the Overton County Health and Rehab budget and the school budget when they met Thursday night. The commissioners also discussed the…

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No Tax Increase For City Residents

The Livingston Mayor and Board of Aldermen met last night in a called meeting and approved next fiscal year’s budget on first reading – a budget with no property tax increase. Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes went over what he called the highlights of the budget and answered questions for the aldermen. Some of those highlights…

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Woman Indicted For Senior Exploitation

In January of 2019, a report of possible financial exploitation was reviewed by the VAPIT (Vulnerable Adult Protective Investigative Team). Criminal Investigators with the District Attorney General’s Office initiated an investigation into the report that Cynthia Renea Carr, a former house manager for a home care giving agency was financially exploiting some of the residents.…

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Parks To Host Events For Students

Tennessee State Parks are offering volunteer events at 54 of the 56 state parks for Tennessee Promise scholars to fulfill their community service hours. Most of the events are on Saturday, June 22. “This is an excellent opportunity for Tennessee Promise students to meet their requirements and be a part of the outdoors at the…

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Police Busy As Summer Begins

Livingston Police have been busy since June started, making arrests on both June 1 and June 2 in separate incidents. It all started on June 1 when police saw a man standing in the street in his underwear yelling and screaming. Officer Jon Smith was on patrol on Cullom Street and spotted the man around…

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Aldermen Approve Building Inspector

Livingston Aldermen approved the pick for a new building inspector last night, as Kristian Mansell was unanimously approved by the board. Mansell was tagged to replace former inspector Darius Sims, who recently retired. The action came during the regular session meeting of the Livingston Mayor and Board of Aldermen. For more on this story, pick…

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Industrial Park Loan Is Paid Off Early

A United States Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.) loan was paid off eight years early with a $500,000 principal payment on May 17, saving Overton County $148,606.44 in interest. The action was discussed in Thursday’s Budget Committee meeting. The U.S.D.A. loan was due to the Industrial Park Amortization of $1,650,000 with a 4.5 percent interest making…

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Schools Receive Grant To Help Upgrade Buses

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced that the following 39 entities, including seven from the Upper Cumberland region, will receive $8,854,685.42 in grant funding to support school bus replacement projects across Tennessee. Clay, Jackson and Overton Counties are included in the seven from the Upper Cumberland region. The competitive grant program,…

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Livingston Police Apprehend Murder Suspect

A man wanted for the stabbing death of a woman out of Cookeville was apprehended early Thursday morning, thanks to work by the Livingston Police Department. According to Livingston Police Chief Greg Etheredge, his department received a Be On The Lookout notice for a silver Infinity car that was stolen out of Cookeville by a…

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