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School System Is Looking At Comprehensive Building Plan

The preliminary cost estimates for a comprehensive plan to improve Overton County schools and facilities were reviewed for the first time ever in a recent building committee session for the Overton County Board of Education. After working since January 2018 on putting together a list of facilities that are in need of a number of…

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TBI Investigates Officer- Involved Shooting Here

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is investigating the circumstances that led to an officer-involved shooting that occurred Thursday in Overton County. A report of a domestic incident on Allens Chapel Road in Hilham came in through Jackson County 911 around 7:45 a.m., according to preliminary information, and deputies with both Overton and Jackson County…

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Liquor Store; Church Are Coming

The very first liquor store could be established in city limits by sometime this summer, and meanwhile, a new Livingston branch for the multi-site Life Church is also heading into town. A briefing on the two new developments were brought before the Livingston Municipal Planning Commission at the same time recently, later prompting a discussion…

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Commissioners OK Bid For New Building

Overton County Commissioners unanimously approved the bid for the new County Services Building last night during their monthly meeting. The low bid was $4,486,000 from local firm W&O construction with an alternate add on for blinds in the amount of $11,400. The bid, which was less than the estimated cost of the project, had previously…

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Man Pleads Guilty To Truck Theft

A Monroe man who pled guilty to stealing items that valued up to $60,000 was not ordered to pay back restitution in Wednesday’s Overton County Criminal Court session. An indictment was filed in December of last year for Cotie E. Rhea, 20, along with another individual, Phillip Stevens, Jr., for charges of theft of property…

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Bid Is Approved For New County Building

Overton County Budget Committee members received good news when they met Wednesday night, as bids for the new county services building came in below budget. After bids were opened, commissioner Frank Martin motioned to proceed with W&O Construction Co., Inc., as the successful builder for the almost $4.5 million project. W&O is also a local…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 3/26/19

Willodean Vaughn Caregiver Willodean Vaughn, 79 of Gainesboro and formerly of the Hanging Limb community, passed away on March 19 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on March 21 at the Hanging Limb Freewill Baptist Church. Rev. Greg Jenkins And Bro. Jimmy Stafford officiated. Interment followed in the George M. Phillips…

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Obituaries 3/19/19

Robert James “Bob” Bilbrey Robert James “Bob” Bilbrey, 81 of Livingston, passed away on March 9 at the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held on March 16 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Steryl Parramore officiated. Interment followed in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery. He was born in Overton County…

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Obituaries 3/12/19

Susan C. Ewers Registered Nurse Susan C. Ewers, 71 of Allons, passed away on Feb. 26. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 in Baxter. Hall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Sue was born in Detroit. Mich. Oct. 12, 1947. Her family later relocated to Palos…

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Recent News

School System Is Looking At Comprehensive Building Plan

The preliminary cost estimates for a comprehensive plan to improve Overton County schools and facilities were reviewed for the first time ever in a recent building committee session for the Overton County Board of Education. After working since January 2018 on putting together a list of facilities that are in need of a number of…

Read More
TBI Investigates Officer- Involved Shooting Here

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is investigating the circumstances that led to an officer-involved shooting that occurred Thursday in Overton County. A report of a domestic incident on Allens Chapel Road in Hilham came in through Jackson County 911 around 7:45 a.m., according to preliminary information, and deputies with both Overton and Jackson County…

Read More
Liquor Store; Church Are Coming

The very first liquor store could be established in city limits by sometime this summer, and meanwhile, a new Livingston branch for the multi-site Life Church is also heading into town. A briefing on the two new developments were brought before the Livingston Municipal Planning Commission at the same time recently, later prompting a discussion…

Read More
Commissioners OK Bid For New Building

Overton County Commissioners unanimously approved the bid for the new County Services Building last night during their monthly meeting. The low bid was $4,486,000 from local firm W&O construction with an alternate add on for blinds in the amount of $11,400. The bid, which was less than the estimated cost of the project, had previously…

Read More
Man Pleads Guilty To Truck Theft

A Monroe man who pled guilty to stealing items that valued up to $60,000 was not ordered to pay back restitution in Wednesday’s Overton County Criminal Court session. An indictment was filed in December of last year for Cotie E. Rhea, 20, along with another individual, Phillip Stevens, Jr., for charges of theft of property…

Read More
Bid Is Approved For New County Building

Overton County Budget Committee members received good news when they met Wednesday night, as bids for the new county services building came in below budget. After bids were opened, commissioner Frank Martin motioned to proceed with W&O Construction Co., Inc., as the successful builder for the almost $4.5 million project. W&O is also a local…

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