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Commission To Consider $4 Million Nursing Home Plan

The board of the Overton County Health and Rehab Center has voted unanimously to send a proposed $4 million project to upgrade the nursing home to the county commission for consideration of funding. The vote came at last week’s board meeting, held just a couple of weeks after a work session with commissioners. “I think…

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Science Fair A Big Success

Overton County students did well when Tennessee Tech University and the Oakley STEM Center hosted the 62nd Annual Cumberland Plateau Regional Science and Engineering Fair recently. Students in grades nine through 12 in public and homeschool settings from 16 counties in Middle Tennessee were invited to enter projects in four categories: biological sciences, physical sciences,…

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Sheriff Proposes Change In Duties

With the recent departure of the person who was doing the job, Overton County Sheriff John Garrett is proposing to change the way the job of Jail Administrator is handled by his department. Garrett told the county’s Safety Committee that former Jail Administrator Erin Bullard left the position this month to take another job. He…

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County Discusses Sign Thefts

Overton County officials are discussing the possibility of installing cameras at random locations around the county in an attempt to catch thieves who have been stealing road signs. “We can’t keep no signs up,” Commissioner Darwin Clark, who works for the county road department, told the Highway and Property Committee last week. “We’re going to…

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Eagle Cam Contest Winner

Twin Lakes hosted a “Name the Eagles” coloring contest with local K-8 schools, and the top three winners of the coloring contest received $25 gift cards. Presenting first place to 8th grade Rickman Elementary student Zoey Budzilek is Twin Lakes Marketing and PR Manager, Lea Ann Gore. The Eagles have been named “Obey” (male) and…

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Ambulance Director Airs Billing Concerns

The director of Overton County’s Ambulance Service says that the county may need to start looking for a new billing company. Jim Morgan spoke to the county’s Safety Committee last week and says issues with the current billing company – Ambulance Medical Billing or AMB – have gone unresolved. For more on this story, pick…

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Obituaries

Jackson Co. Sentinel 2-17-15

Vivian Faye Chaffin Advertising Sales Vivian Faye Chaffin, 61, passed away Feb. 10 at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tenn. Funeral services were held Feb. 13 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Pharris Cemetery. Vivian Faye Chaffin was born July 9, 1953 in Crossville, Tenn. She worked in…

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Citizen Statesman 2-17-15

Thomas L. Cross Farmer Thomas L. Cross, age 75, of Fountain Run, KY, a native of Clay County, passed away Tuesday evening, Feb. 10, at Monroe County Medical Center in Tompkinsville, Ky. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 13, at the Fountain Run Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Patrick officiating. Interment followed…

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Enterprise 2-17-15

Betty Elease Ogletree Garment Factory Worker Betty Elease Ogletree, 81, of Cookeville, passed away Feb. 11 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Feb. 14 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Bruce Mullinix officiating. Interment followed in Holly Springs Cemetery. She was born May 17, 1933, in Bledsoe County. She…

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Recent News

Commission To Consider $4 Million Nursing Home Plan

The board of the Overton County Health and Rehab Center has voted unanimously to send a proposed $4 million project to upgrade the nursing home to the county commission for consideration of funding. The vote came at last week’s board meeting, held just a couple of weeks after a work session with commissioners. “I think…

Read More
Science Fair A Big Success

Overton County students did well when Tennessee Tech University and the Oakley STEM Center hosted the 62nd Annual Cumberland Plateau Regional Science and Engineering Fair recently. Students in grades nine through 12 in public and homeschool settings from 16 counties in Middle Tennessee were invited to enter projects in four categories: biological sciences, physical sciences,…

Read More
Sheriff Proposes Change In Duties

With the recent departure of the person who was doing the job, Overton County Sheriff John Garrett is proposing to change the way the job of Jail Administrator is handled by his department. Garrett told the county’s Safety Committee that former Jail Administrator Erin Bullard left the position this month to take another job. He…

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County Discusses Sign Thefts

Overton County officials are discussing the possibility of installing cameras at random locations around the county in an attempt to catch thieves who have been stealing road signs. “We can’t keep no signs up,” Commissioner Darwin Clark, who works for the county road department, told the Highway and Property Committee last week. “We’re going to…

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Eagle Cam Contest Winner

Twin Lakes hosted a “Name the Eagles” coloring contest with local K-8 schools, and the top three winners of the coloring contest received $25 gift cards. Presenting first place to 8th grade Rickman Elementary student Zoey Budzilek is Twin Lakes Marketing and PR Manager, Lea Ann Gore. The Eagles have been named “Obey” (male) and…

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Ambulance Director Airs Billing Concerns

The director of Overton County’s Ambulance Service says that the county may need to start looking for a new billing company. Jim Morgan spoke to the county’s Safety Committee last week and says issues with the current billing company – Ambulance Medical Billing or AMB – have gone unresolved. For more on this story, pick…

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