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Commissioners Approve OCSD Grant Applications

The Overton County Sheriff’s Department received approval from county commissioners last night to apply for several grants. The action came at the regular meeting of Overton County commissioners, and it includes five grants: A TBI and TN Dangerous Drug Task Force: Methamphetamine, $13,200 grant with no match; a TBI and TN Dangerous Drug Task Force:…

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Farmers Learn About Hemp

Farmers Learn About Hemp. Both veteran and aspiring hemp farmers along with CBD vendors assembled at the Upper Cumberland Hemp Expo hosted by multiple UT Extension offices recently at the Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion in Cookeville. The exhibition included an extensive trade show as well as educational breakout sessions covering production, budgeting, diseases and pests, marketing,…

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Mayor Proclaims March 6 As Arbor Day

Mayor Proclaims March 6 As Arbor Day. Friday morning, six tree advocates helped plant a flowering ornamental tree in front of the Joe L. Evins Community Center, commemorating an Arbor Day proclamation for the City of Livingston. “Trees, wherever they are planted, are a source of joy and spiritual renewal,” proclaimed Mayor Curtis Hayes. “I…

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Alderman Continue Moving Forward On Flooding Mitigation

The Town of Livingston Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session last night and discussed hazard mitigation in lieu of flooding events that happened in February 2019. State Hazard Mitigation Manager Doug Worden with Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) was present at the meeting and explained the process the city would have to…

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Woman Enters Into Guilty Plea In Elder Abuse Case

A Livingston woman pled guilty in the last session of Overton County Criminal Court to financial exploitation against a vulnerable adult. Desirea Laynae Harris, 33 of Livingston, was indicted in April 2019 on two counts of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult. The charge carries a possible punishment of one to six years in a…

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Comptroller Investigates the Board of Education

The Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury made public an investigation regarding the Overton County Board of Education. The Office of the Comptroller investigated allegations of malfeasance related to the removal of topsoil from an Overton County government-owned property. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Livingston Enterprise on…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 2/11/20

Micheal Ray Hood Micheal Ray Hood, age 11, passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 5 at his home after a courageous battle with liver cancer. Micheal was born Sept. 28, 2008 in Jamestown. He was a fifth grade student at Prescott Middle School and proud to serve as manager for the football team. His family includes…

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Obituaries 2/4/20

Geraldine Daniels Bowers Geraldine Daniels Bowers, 79, of Monroe passed away Jan. 24 from the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 28 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Bro. Roger Walker officiated. She was born March 26, 1940 in Overton County. She was a member…

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Obituaries 1/28/20

Jackie Donaldson Funeral services for Mrs. Jackie Donaldson, age 73, of Cookeville, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 at Cookeville First Baptist Church. Pastor Scott McKinney officiatec. Interment followed in the Sylvester Robins Cemetery in Monroe. Her family received friends Tuesday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston…

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Recent News

Commissioners Approve OCSD Grant Applications

The Overton County Sheriff’s Department received approval from county commissioners last night to apply for several grants. The action came at the regular meeting of Overton County commissioners, and it includes five grants: A TBI and TN Dangerous Drug Task Force: Methamphetamine, $13,200 grant with no match; a TBI and TN Dangerous Drug Task Force:…

Read More
Farmers Learn About Hemp

Farmers Learn About Hemp. Both veteran and aspiring hemp farmers along with CBD vendors assembled at the Upper Cumberland Hemp Expo hosted by multiple UT Extension offices recently at the Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion in Cookeville. The exhibition included an extensive trade show as well as educational breakout sessions covering production, budgeting, diseases and pests, marketing,…

Read More
Mayor Proclaims March 6 As Arbor Day

Mayor Proclaims March 6 As Arbor Day. Friday morning, six tree advocates helped plant a flowering ornamental tree in front of the Joe L. Evins Community Center, commemorating an Arbor Day proclamation for the City of Livingston. “Trees, wherever they are planted, are a source of joy and spiritual renewal,” proclaimed Mayor Curtis Hayes. “I…

Read More
Alderman Continue Moving Forward On Flooding Mitigation

The Town of Livingston Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in regular session last night and discussed hazard mitigation in lieu of flooding events that happened in February 2019. State Hazard Mitigation Manager Doug Worden with Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) was present at the meeting and explained the process the city would have to…

Read More
Woman Enters Into Guilty Plea In Elder Abuse Case

A Livingston woman pled guilty in the last session of Overton County Criminal Court to financial exploitation against a vulnerable adult. Desirea Laynae Harris, 33 of Livingston, was indicted in April 2019 on two counts of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult. The charge carries a possible punishment of one to six years in a…

Read More
Comptroller Investigates the Board of Education

The Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury made public an investigation regarding the Overton County Board of Education. The Office of the Comptroller investigated allegations of malfeasance related to the removal of topsoil from an Overton County government-owned property. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Livingston Enterprise on…

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