Area Recent News

Garbage Dumping On Mountain Is Topic

A resident in the Hanging Limb area alleges that a garbage pick-up company dumped loads of garbage onto his property. The complaint provoked a discussion on Tuesday night during the Overton County Highway and Property Committee meeting about the possibility of doing “something” to clean up in the county in the future. For more on…

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Home Lost In Fire

This Monroe home was fully engulfed in flames as firefighters battled the inferno Friday afternoon. No persons were injured in the incident that occurred at 297 Dogwalk Rd. Real estate assessment data has the owner listed as Deborah Alice McMeans. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Livingston Enterprise on…

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School Board Discusses Teacher Crisis

A decline in teachers entering the profession has become what some members of the school system are calling a crisis during a Tuesday night work session of the Overton County School Board. “All last year, and then this year, we’re basically, and I’m saying ‘we,’ Overton County in the Upper Cumberland, state of Tennessee of…

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Saving Lives

The City of Livingston employees received free CPR Training, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation training, from Carmen’s Fund operated through The Foundation at Cookeville Regional. Volunteers are demonstrating compressions to a recommended song “Stayin’ Alive” from the Bee Gees to keep a rate of 100 beats per minute. For more information or to schedule a free CPR…

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County Championships Go Down To The Wire

Played at Livingston Academy’s Derward Vaughn Memorial Gymnasium on Thursday, Jan. 10, the championship rounds of the Overton County Varsity Basketball tournament made for an exciting evening as an abundance of local talent was on full display. The evening’s first contest, featuring the girls of Hilham against the girls of Allons, was played for third…

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Six Are Injured In Hilham Highway Accident

A Monroe woman was cited with failure to exercise due care after a two-vehicle crash on Hilham Hwy. injured all six occupants involved on Sunday, Jan. 6. Readers may remember the photo of the accident as it appeared in last week’s edition of the Enterprise. Veachel White, 71, was traveling east on the Hilham Hwy.…

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McCowan Appointed Commissioner

Overton County Commissioners appointed a new commissioner during last night’s meeting to replace one who recently passed away. The seat in District 3 came open when newly elected commissioner Harlie McCowan passed away in late October. Commissioners had not taken any action on the open seat until now. For more on this story, pick up…

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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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