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County Tax Rate To Stay The Same

Overton County residents will not be paying more when it comes tax time– at least not for this year. Overton County Commissioners voted last night to keep the property tax rate the same for the 2018-2019 fiscal year at a rate of $2.25 per $100 of assessed value. The rate breaks down like this among…

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Minor Escapes Serious Injury

A minor was driving around a curve on Highway 84 leaving his residence toward Livingston during a rain shower when his vehicle hydroplaned on Thursday afternoon, June 21. According to sources, the rear of his 2004 Ford Ranger spun around throwing the vehicle onto the guardrail along the side of the road, sliding approximately 60…

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War On The Mountain

The East Fork Obey River is an area where many families go to experience the outdoors by swimming, angling and horseback riding to enjoy the unique sites the Appalachian countryside has to offer. The area can be found through a series of curves and winding roads up a steep mountain range just off Monterey Highway…

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3% Increase Proposed or County Employees

Overton County employees may receive a three percent raise next year, according to a proposed salary budget for the 2018- 2019 fiscal year. At a recent Overton County Salary Committee meeting held on June 13, a salary budget was proposed that would allow county employees a three percent raise, effective July 1. For more on…

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Fiske House Destroyed; 11 Logs Remaining

A replica of the Moses Fiske home located at Standing Stone State Park was destroyed recently after a notice was given to the Park due to unsafe conditions, according to a Park official. “It has been on a list of buildings to be destructed on the property for quite some time,” said Park Manager Chris…

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Aldermen Vote Against Proposed Tax Increase

Livingston aldermen voted against a tax increase at a Board of Alderman work session last Thursday night, after four budgets proposals were presented at a recent work session the week prior. Mayor Curtis Hayes began by briefing the Board of Alderman on the contents of each of the four budgets. For more on this story,…

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Obituaries

Obits 5/29/18

James Edward Brown James Edward Brown, 70 of Hilham, passed away on May 24 in the comfort of his home. Graveside services were held at Campground Cemetery on May 25. Bro. Doug Hawkins officiated. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. He was born in Jackson County on Sept. 18, 1947. He dearly…

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Obits 5/22/18

  Emojean Ray Adcock Chrysler Emojean Ray Adcock, 95 of Wayne, Mich. and formerly of Allons, passed from this life on May 12 in Westland, Mich. Funeral services were held on May 19 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. She was born in Allons on May…

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Obits 5/15/18

Jewel Hinson Jewel Hinson, 90 of the Tyler Point Community Of Monterey, passed away on May 6 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on May 9 at the Tyler Point Freewill Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Tyler Point Cemetery. Bro. Nolan Cantrell and Bro. Roger Sisco officiated. Goff Funeral Home…

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Recent News

County Tax Rate To Stay The Same

Overton County residents will not be paying more when it comes tax time– at least not for this year. Overton County Commissioners voted last night to keep the property tax rate the same for the 2018-2019 fiscal year at a rate of $2.25 per $100 of assessed value. The rate breaks down like this among…

Read More
Minor Escapes Serious Injury

A minor was driving around a curve on Highway 84 leaving his residence toward Livingston during a rain shower when his vehicle hydroplaned on Thursday afternoon, June 21. According to sources, the rear of his 2004 Ford Ranger spun around throwing the vehicle onto the guardrail along the side of the road, sliding approximately 60…

Read More
War On The Mountain

The East Fork Obey River is an area where many families go to experience the outdoors by swimming, angling and horseback riding to enjoy the unique sites the Appalachian countryside has to offer. The area can be found through a series of curves and winding roads up a steep mountain range just off Monterey Highway…

Read More
3% Increase Proposed or County Employees

Overton County employees may receive a three percent raise next year, according to a proposed salary budget for the 2018- 2019 fiscal year. At a recent Overton County Salary Committee meeting held on June 13, a salary budget was proposed that would allow county employees a three percent raise, effective July 1. For more on…

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Fiske House Destroyed; 11 Logs Remaining

A replica of the Moses Fiske home located at Standing Stone State Park was destroyed recently after a notice was given to the Park due to unsafe conditions, according to a Park official. “It has been on a list of buildings to be destructed on the property for quite some time,” said Park Manager Chris…

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Aldermen Vote Against Proposed Tax Increase

Livingston aldermen voted against a tax increase at a Board of Alderman work session last Thursday night, after four budgets proposals were presented at a recent work session the week prior. Mayor Curtis Hayes began by briefing the Board of Alderman on the contents of each of the four budgets. For more on this story,…

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