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Lifting Spirits In An Uncertain Time

With everyone advised to continue social distancing efforts amid COVID-19, many individuals are affected by isolation and loneliness during this unprecedented time. With our elderly population, this is affecting residents at nursing homes the most with seniors being our most susceptible demographic. Since early March, Overton County Health and Rehab (OCHRC) has closed its doors…

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TVA Announces Planned Outages For May 9

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is scheduled to disconnect power overnight Saturday, May 9, to do vital maintenance on their equipment. Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation members in Jackson County will be affected. The interruption of power will begin at 10:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 9 for up to eight (8) hours into Sunday Morning,…

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Overton Receives Coronavirus Monies

Overton County Commissioners met last Tuesday via teleconference and discussed monies received from the federal government through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which was established to address the economic fallout surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the commissioners, the ambulance service automatically received $50,442.05 from the CARES Act Provider Relief…

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Visitors To Nursing Home Still Restricted

With the stay at home orders being lifted in Tennessee, Overton County Health and Rehab (OCHR) wants to address how this will apply to families and friends of their residents that wish to visit. “OCHRC is under direction from Federal Guidelines, not local or state guidelines,” officials stated. “This means that the lifted stay at…

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Man Dies From Injuries Sustained In Accident

A Rickman man passed away days after an incident on State Route 84 (Monterey Highway). Eric Carwile, 76 of Rickman, was the victim of a one-vehicle accident last Monday on Monterey Highway. He was traveling south in a 1996 Chevy Silverado on State Route 84. For more on this story, pickup a copy of this…

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Gov. Gives The Okay For Some Businesses To Open

Local leaders and health professionals met last Thursday in press conference in order to inform the citizens of Overton County that many local businesses will be allowed to open beginning April 27. The decision was made after Governor Bill Lee made the announcement to let the “Stay at Home” order expire in order to begin…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 4/7/20

John Warner Halsell John Warner Halsell, 77, of the Okolona Community passed away March 26 from his residence. Graveside services were held April 3 at the Okolona Cemetery. Bro. Russ Scott, Bro. Bill Downey and Bro Nolan Cantrell officiated. He was born in Overton County on Sept. 26, 1942. He was a 1959 graduate of…

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Obits 3/31/20

Louise Meredith Louise Meredith, age 77 of Anderson passed away Sunday, March 22 at her home. She was born June 16, 1942 in Livingston, the daughter of the late Frank and Della Cantrell Gore. She worked at Hills Department Store for several years, Wal-Mart for 10 years and Aqua Tech for six years but most…

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Obituaries 3/24/20

Lucile Hyder Eva Lucile Covington Hyder, 93, passed away surrounded by family on March 18. Interment was held at Algood Cemetery in a private graveside service. She was born on Aug. 21, 1926 in Cookeville. She was a schoolteacher for 30 years. Considered a spiritual mother by many, she was active for most of her…

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Recent News

Lifting Spirits In An Uncertain Time

With everyone advised to continue social distancing efforts amid COVID-19, many individuals are affected by isolation and loneliness during this unprecedented time. With our elderly population, this is affecting residents at nursing homes the most with seniors being our most susceptible demographic. Since early March, Overton County Health and Rehab (OCHRC) has closed its doors…

Read More
TVA Announces Planned Outages For May 9

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is scheduled to disconnect power overnight Saturday, May 9, to do vital maintenance on their equipment. Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation members in Jackson County will be affected. The interruption of power will begin at 10:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 9 for up to eight (8) hours into Sunday Morning,…

Read More
Overton Receives Coronavirus Monies

Overton County Commissioners met last Tuesday via teleconference and discussed monies received from the federal government through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which was established to address the economic fallout surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the commissioners, the ambulance service automatically received $50,442.05 from the CARES Act Provider Relief…

Read More
Visitors To Nursing Home Still Restricted

With the stay at home orders being lifted in Tennessee, Overton County Health and Rehab (OCHR) wants to address how this will apply to families and friends of their residents that wish to visit. “OCHRC is under direction from Federal Guidelines, not local or state guidelines,” officials stated. “This means that the lifted stay at…

Read More
Man Dies From Injuries Sustained In Accident

A Rickman man passed away days after an incident on State Route 84 (Monterey Highway). Eric Carwile, 76 of Rickman, was the victim of a one-vehicle accident last Monday on Monterey Highway. He was traveling south in a 1996 Chevy Silverado on State Route 84. For more on this story, pickup a copy of this…

Read More
Gov. Gives The Okay For Some Businesses To Open

Local leaders and health professionals met last Thursday in press conference in order to inform the citizens of Overton County that many local businesses will be allowed to open beginning April 27. The decision was made after Governor Bill Lee made the announcement to let the “Stay at Home” order expire in order to begin…

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