Area Recent News

Family Pet Rescued After 20-foot Fall Into Sinkhole

A Rickman woman was devastated when her nearly blind Shih Tzu wandered into an estimated 20-foot sinkhole on Thursday morning. Pet owner Karen Frederick said she has taken care of the 13-year-old family pet, named Bella, since she was only a puppy. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Livingston…

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Committee Looks At Sales Tax

A new resolution that declares that the uniform local sales tax rates for out-of-state sellers should be eliminated made its passage through the Overton County Budget Committee on Wednesday night. The resolution “to urge the Tennessee General Assembly to adopt an equitable distribution of local sales tax revenue from out-of-state sellers,” Resolution 2019-0408-01, reports that…

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Wanted Man Turns Himself In To Police

An alleged gunman who reportedly pointed a gun in the face of a victim at a Pizza Hut parking lot in Livingston earlier this month has turned himself in after a four-day run from law enforcement. Facing several felony charges following a potentially fatal incident, Shane L. Conatser, 39 of 175 City Lake Lane in…

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Into The Ditch

A two-vehicle crash sent a Dodge Journey into a ditch on Broad and Oak Street early Friday morning. Airbags did deflate and no one appeared to have sustained injuries from the incident. The Livingston Police Department (LPD) worked to keep traffic from being congested. One lane was shut down for a short period. A full…

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County Audit Results Are Released

Overton County officials are commending the hard work of various departments across the board for the improvements made over the years, as the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury reported only one finding in the Annual Financial Report of Overton County. “We’ve only had like three findings in the last five years, so that’s a pretty…

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City Takes Next Step For Package Liquor

The first Certificate of Compliance request to the City of Livingston for the retail sale of packaged liquor in city limits was granted in a called Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting on Wednesday night, but one man stood before the council in opposition. Bro. John Copeland of Grace Baptist Church, who opposed Ordinance 2019-2-3,…

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Quilting Reprisal

Homemade quilts can brighten the home with unique and colorful patterns. but piecing together a quilt can add more to a home than a decorative bed covering. There are anywhere between 7 to 10 million quilters reported in the United States, according to results from a Quilters in America 2017 report, and those dedicated to…

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Commissioners Give Approval To Grants

Overton County commissioners approved a slew of grant applications for the Overton County Sheriff’s Department during their March meeting last night. Applications unanimously approved included a TBI And TN Dangerous Drug Task Force: Methamphetamine in the amount of $13,200 with no match; a TBI and TN Dangerous Drug Task Force: Heroin/Opioid also in the amount…

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Alert Deputy Discovers Drugs After Traffic Stop

The Overton County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) brought two Putnam County men to justice after more than 40 syringes and a variety of drugs were discovered in a school zone on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The charges came after an OCSD deputy, who was running radar, witnessed a 2014 Cadillac CTS stop at a stop sign at…

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Monkey Business

A rolling dispute between two individuals over who would take possession of a monkey used as a service animal had the Overton County Sheriff’s Department responding to a real circus on Friday, March 1. The verbal altercation began inside of a green Kia when William Lester Donaldson, 58 of Celina, wanted to take back a…

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