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Legals 1/5/21

IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR OVERTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE AT LIVINGSTON ELIZABETH PENDERGRAFF, Petitioner VERSUS                     Civil Action No. 20-CV-53 GATEWAY DEVELOPMENT, LLC, Respondent ORDER OF PUBLICATION TO: THE ABOVE NAMED RESPONDENT: GATEWAY DEVELOPMENT, LLC In this cause, it appearing from the Petition which is sworn to, that the above named RESPONDENT is believed to be…

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Obituaries 1/5/21

W.T. Bill Melton W.T. (Bill) Melton, 88, of Livingston passed away Dec. 19. Funeral services were held Dec. 26 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Bro. Kenny Westmoreland and Bro. Steve Jackson officiated. He was born Oct. 28, 1932 in the Willow Grove Community. He graduated…

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School Board To Address Report

The School Board has yet to address report. Overton County commissioners met in an education committee meeting last week. While some committee members wanted answers regarding the Comptroller’s investigation into the school board, they didn’t receive any, at least not yet. Committee members addressed the recent findings of the Comptroller’s investigation regarding the sale of…

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Former UCHRA Director Sues Agency

The former embattled director of the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) is now suing the agency for wrongful termination. Luke Collins, who served as director of the agency for several years, has filed the suit. The UCHRA board dismissed him in May of 2018 for what was cited as abuse of compensatory time. News…

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Legals 1/15/19

NOTICE   JEREMY WEST The State of Tennessee, Department of Children’s Services, has filed a Petition to Declare Children Dependent and Neglected as to Zoey Nicole Allen. It appears that ordinary process of law cannot be served upon you because your whereabouts are unknown. You are hereby ORDERED to serve upon Jessica Krebs, Attorney for…

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Ambulance Substation In Rickman Considered

The Overton County Public Safety Committee approved two lieutenant positions and discussed the possibility of having a new ambulance substation in their Tuesday night meeting. The committee approved creating a lieutenant position for the jail and that will be funded using existing operating funds in the budget. The start rate for the jail lieutenant is…

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FIRE Rash Of Fires Keeps Firefighters Busy

Almost every volunteer fire department in the county was called out Friday afternoon to assist in battling a wind-whipped brush fire that destroyed two barns and threatened several other structures. The first call came to the Hardy’s Chapel VFD at 2:20 p.m. Friday about a barn that was on fire at 824 Moore Road. According…

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Board Scrutinizes Teacher Tenure

Members of the Overton County Board of Education held a work session last week to talk in more detail to the county’s school principals who are recommending teachers for tenure this year. “We, as a board, want to ensure that we’re hiring effective and quality people,” said board member Jarman Hicks. “From this point forward,…

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Interest Increasing For Park

It won’t be open for several more weeks, but officials say a number of groups are already expressing interest in using some aspect of Livingston’s new Central Park. “We’re getting calls,” said Chamber of Commerce director Greg McDonald. “The ministerial association has already booked the stage, so to speak, for an Easter sunrise service on…

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