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Sales Tax Holiday Is This Week

For 2020 only the Tennessee General Assembly has approved two sales tax holiday weekends to help Tennesseans save money and support the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The first tax-free holiday weekend focuses on clothing and other back-to-school items. It begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 31, and ends Sunday, Aug. 2, at 11:59…

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Lightning Storm Causes Multiple Fires

The Livingston Fire Department (LFD) was called Tuesday night to multiple house fires, likely caused by lightning strikes during a lightning storm. LFD Chief Rocky Dial reported that the department responded to three homes last Tuesday night that had been struck by lightning. Firefighters were dispatched to Cookeville Highway, South Hillcrest Drive and Golf Drive.…

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Celebrating A Century Of Suffrage

Local citizens will soon celebrate the century-old vote in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate that would ultimately give women the right to vote. The House approved the women’s suffrage amendment to the U.S. Constitution on May 21, 1919, followed by the Senate on June 4, 1919. Although Congress passed the proposed amendment, it…

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Early Voting Is Now Underway

Early voting began July 17 for the Aug. 6 election, and Overton County election officials are encouraging voters to take advantage of it. “We strongly encourage people to early vote,” said Election Administrator Craig Story. “It’s a real easy way of doing it. You get to (vote) at your convenience and don’t have to worry…

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Dedication Held

A plaque was unveiled by community leaders last Friday at Bishop Corner in honor of Budd Harris Bishop who passed in 2016. Bishop was known by the community as a leader, artist and visionary.

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Lee Will Remain In School System

Teacher Mark Lee, the center of recent investigations, will remain in the school system but be reassigned. The Overton County Board of Education met in a regularly scheduled meeting last Tuesday night and a statement was provided concerning the employment status of Lee after nearly a four-month investigation by the system. As previously reported in…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 6/30/20

Nina Melton Nina L. Melton, 88, of Allons passed away June 18 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Private funeral services were held June 22 at Free Communion Church of Christ. Interment followed in the Chowing Cemetery. Bro. Marlon Winningham officiated. She was born in Indianapolis, Ind. on July 10, 1931. She loved quilting, sewing, and…

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Obituaries 6/23/20

Dillous Bowman Dillous Keith Bowman, age 69 of Cookeville, passed away Wednesday morning June 17 at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey. He was born October 7, 1950 in Overton County to the late Ralph and Dorothy Howard Bowman. Dillous graduated from Livingston Academy in 1968. He was an ordained minister and served…

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Obituaries 6/16/20

William Myers Eldridge William “Bill” Myers Eldridge, 93, of Dayton, Ohio and formerly of Overton County passed away June 7 at the Brighton Assisted Living Facility. Funeral services were held June 12 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the Overton County…

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Recent News

Sales Tax Holiday Is This Week

For 2020 only the Tennessee General Assembly has approved two sales tax holiday weekends to help Tennesseans save money and support the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The first tax-free holiday weekend focuses on clothing and other back-to-school items. It begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 31, and ends Sunday, Aug. 2, at 11:59…

Read More
Lightning Storm Causes Multiple Fires

The Livingston Fire Department (LFD) was called Tuesday night to multiple house fires, likely caused by lightning strikes during a lightning storm. LFD Chief Rocky Dial reported that the department responded to three homes last Tuesday night that had been struck by lightning. Firefighters were dispatched to Cookeville Highway, South Hillcrest Drive and Golf Drive.…

Read More
Celebrating A Century Of Suffrage

Local citizens will soon celebrate the century-old vote in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate that would ultimately give women the right to vote. The House approved the women’s suffrage amendment to the U.S. Constitution on May 21, 1919, followed by the Senate on June 4, 1919. Although Congress passed the proposed amendment, it…

Read More
Early Voting Is Now Underway

Early voting began July 17 for the Aug. 6 election, and Overton County election officials are encouraging voters to take advantage of it. “We strongly encourage people to early vote,” said Election Administrator Craig Story. “It’s a real easy way of doing it. You get to (vote) at your convenience and don’t have to worry…

Read More
Dedication Held

A plaque was unveiled by community leaders last Friday at Bishop Corner in honor of Budd Harris Bishop who passed in 2016. Bishop was known by the community as a leader, artist and visionary.

Read More
Lee Will Remain In School System

Teacher Mark Lee, the center of recent investigations, will remain in the school system but be reassigned. The Overton County Board of Education met in a regularly scheduled meeting last Tuesday night and a statement was provided concerning the employment status of Lee after nearly a four-month investigation by the system. As previously reported in…

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