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School System Facing Bus Driver Shortage

The Overton County school system is doing a bit of scrambling to keep their buses on the road. School board members were told in a work session last week that the system is in need of some new drivers. “We’ve had a couple that had to retire that we weren’t expecting to retire,” Director of…

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Allons, LMS Win Bantam Tourney

The Livingston Middle School girls team and the Allons boys team each came away with championships at the 2016-17 Overton County Bantam Tournament, played on Saturday at the Livingston Academy gym. Both teams had been seeded number one going into the tournament. LMS played against the Allons girls in the championship game, and the two…

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Most Businesses Complying With Beer Laws

  A compliance check of Overton County businesses that sell beer shows that most of them are checking IDs before selling alcohol. Roger Phillips, the director of the Overton County Anti-Drug Coalition, told the county beer board that his group helped to conduct a series of checks in January. For more on this story, pick…

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Students Return After Illness Closing

       Overton County school students were back in class on Monday after getting an unscheduled break on the final two days of last week. School officials decided last Wednesday to call off classes on both Thursday and Friday because of widespread sickness around the system. For more on this story, pick up a copy…

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Wreck Is Fatal -Charges Are Pending In The Accident

  The Tennessee Highway Patrol has said criminal charges are pending in a fatal collision that took the life of a Crawford woman Friday afternoon. Shannon L. Cook, 27, was killed when the 1996 Nissan Maxima she was driving was hit head on by an oncoming vehicle. For more on this story, pick up a…

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School Board Debates Attorney Questions

A complaint over paddling at A.H. Roberts Elementary School led the Overton County Board of Education to get together for a work session Monday night in an attempt to clarify how much leeway the Director of Schools has in deciding which school attorney to consult. As reported in the Livingston Enterprise, the board voted in…

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Couple Accused Of Having Meth Lab Near Infant Child

ANTHONY MENDES      A Livingston couple is facing a number of charges after authorities found a two-week-old baby in the same local motel room as a clandestine meth lab. Overton County Sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Tharp says the case began last Friday when he was advised by Derek Sidwell, the task force officer (TFO) for the…

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Planners Recommend Revisions To Sign Ordinance

The Livingston Planning Commission is recommending the elimination of a section of the city’s sign ordinance that allowed local officials to make decisions based on content. The section, as it reads now, says that “signs, flags or emblems of political, civic, philanthropic, educational or religious organizations” are permitted in all districts of the city. City…

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Hilham Announces Second Nine Week Honor Roll

Hilham Elementary announced the second nine weeks honor roll. Among those receiving honors were students in Grades 7-8 making the A Honor Roll for the second nine weeks at Hilham Elementary, listed in no particular order, are: Cassie Alberson, Ayden Coffee, Jettie Mabry, Cora Duke, Emily Gillentine, Jack Ledbetter, Haylee Ward, Addison Brown, Jonathan Coffman,…

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Overton 44th In Child Wellness

Overton County is ranked 44th overall in the state of Tennessee when it comes to the well-being of its children. That according to a new report from the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth which released its annual Kids Count survey this month. By comparison, Jackson County was ranked 62, Fentress County was 78, Clay…

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