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Puppies Are Rescued From Burning Home

A joint effort from area fire departments brought a number of puppies to safety from the threat of smoke inhalation after a residential fire destroyed a mobile home in Allons early Friday morning, Jan. 4. Fire Chief James King of East 52 Volunteer Fire Department (East 52 VFD) said about two or three puppies were…

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Several Injured In Sunday Accident

A joint effort from area fire departments brought a number of puppies to safety from the threat of smoke inhalation after a residential fire destroyed a mobile home in Allons early Friday morning, Jan. 4. Fire Chief James King of East 52 Volunteer Fire Department (East 52 VFD) said about two or three puppies were…

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Two New Sheriff’s Deputies Are Certified At Training Academy

Two new certified officers graduated recently from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA) to serve at the Overton County Sheriff’s Department. Officers Hannah Nicole Beaty and Terry Frady received technical and tactical expertise in addition to the ethical and professional standards needed for success by law enforcement officers. For more on this story, pick…

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Unattended Cooking Is Leading Cause Of House Fires

Fire prevention practices are often neglected in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, especially in the kitchen. With unattended cooking being the leading cause of residential fires across Overton County, make sure your Christmas gathering can stand up to the kitchen heat. “For the last two years in a row, we’ve had a…

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Police Busy Over Last Few Weeks

Several were recently transported to a medical facility following odd circumstances, including a local man who suffered severe burns from the knees down after reportedly setting himself on fire on Wednesday, Dec. 12. After an initial report from a neighbor that someone was yelling for help, Livingston Police Department (LPD) officers Jeremy Laycock and Lt.…

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Area Man Charged In Homicide

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrest of a Gainesboro man who faces murder and other charges, stemming from a homicide earlier this year. At the request of 15th District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, on May 11, TBI…

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Obituaries

Obits 12/11/18

Carl Nivens Carl Nivens, 84 of Livingston, passed away on Dec. 5 at the Overton County Heath and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held on Dec. 9 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. He was born in Overton County on Feb. 2, 1934. He enjoyed listening…

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Obits 12/4/18

Melva Dean Ramsey Little Melva Dean Ramsey Little, 85 of Manchester, passed away on Nov. 21 at Silver Point. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 24 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Interment followed in Goodhope Cemetery in Livingston. She was born in Overton County. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Manchester.…

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Obits 11/27/18

Dr. Anthony Abston Abston Chiropractic Owner-Operator Celebration of Life Services for Dr. Anthony “Tony” Harold Abston, age 54, of Byrdstown will be conducted 2 p.m., Thursday, November 29, 2018 from the chapel of the Livingston Funeral Home. Pastor Mike Campbell officiated. The family will welcome friends on Thursday from 1 p.m. until time of services.…

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Recent News

Puppies Are Rescued From Burning Home

A joint effort from area fire departments brought a number of puppies to safety from the threat of smoke inhalation after a residential fire destroyed a mobile home in Allons early Friday morning, Jan. 4. Fire Chief James King of East 52 Volunteer Fire Department (East 52 VFD) said about two or three puppies were…

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Several Injured In Sunday Accident

A joint effort from area fire departments brought a number of puppies to safety from the threat of smoke inhalation after a residential fire destroyed a mobile home in Allons early Friday morning, Jan. 4. Fire Chief James King of East 52 Volunteer Fire Department (East 52 VFD) said about two or three puppies were…

Read More
Two New Sheriff’s Deputies Are Certified At Training Academy

Two new certified officers graduated recently from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA) to serve at the Overton County Sheriff’s Department. Officers Hannah Nicole Beaty and Terry Frady received technical and tactical expertise in addition to the ethical and professional standards needed for success by law enforcement officers. For more on this story, pick…

Read More
Unattended Cooking Is Leading Cause Of House Fires

Fire prevention practices are often neglected in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, especially in the kitchen. With unattended cooking being the leading cause of residential fires across Overton County, make sure your Christmas gathering can stand up to the kitchen heat. “For the last two years in a row, we’ve had a…

Read More
Police Busy Over Last Few Weeks

Several were recently transported to a medical facility following odd circumstances, including a local man who suffered severe burns from the knees down after reportedly setting himself on fire on Wednesday, Dec. 12. After an initial report from a neighbor that someone was yelling for help, Livingston Police Department (LPD) officers Jeremy Laycock and Lt.…

Read More
Area Man Charged In Homicide

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrest of a Gainesboro man who faces murder and other charges, stemming from a homicide earlier this year. At the request of 15th District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, on May 11, TBI…

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