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Hwy. 84 Crash Injures Two

A two-vehicle crash near Livingston’s Quik Stop injured two and left both vehicles involved destroyed on Monday morning, Oct. 8. Kenny Bilbrey, 80 of Rickman, was traveling across state route 84 from the Dry Hollow Road intersection when he was struck by another vehicle, according to a Tennessee Highway Patrol preliminary incident description. For more…

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No Ruling Issued On East Fork Lane

It may be a long road before East Fork Lane is declared to be either a public or private roadway, according to results from the chancery court hearing on Oct. 11. Several came to testify, as citizens who have used East Fork Road as a connecting road between the Muddy Pond and Hanging Limb communities…

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County Moves Ahead On New Services Building

The next step towards a new county services building was taken last night, as Overton County commissioners approved a donation of $1.7 million towards the project and also demolition of the existing structure on the site. Upland Design Group, the architects for the project, were on hand for the October meeting of commissioners to explain…

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Deputies Recover Stolen Items

The Overton County Sheriff’s Department responded to two break-ins that occurred on the same day and recovered the property that was stolen some hours later, after several of the stolen goods were found inside a home while conducting a welfare check. Deputy Chris Looper responded to a reported burglary at Hidden Treasures Resale at 201…

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Somewhere In VA On The Appalachian Trail

After hiking through a forest on the slopes of Mount Rogers, a Livingston man was hit by a hailstorm on the highest natural point of the mountain in Virginia during a 2,181-mile-long trek along the Appalachian Trail. Surrounded by half dollar sized pieces of hail, Anthony Woolbright, who was aged 23 at the time, was…

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Judge Is Set To Consider Closing Of East Fork Lane

Progression has been made toward the chancery court ruling to determine whether East Fork Lane Road is a public or private roadway, as the Overton County Government recently petitioned for a declaratory judgment on the matter. While a court ruling must first be made to determine whether the two respondents listed on the petition are…

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Obituaries

Obits 8/14/18

Michael Looper Bus Driver Michael Looper, 57 of the Dry Hollow Community, passed away on Aug. 10 at his home. Funeral services were held on Aug. 14 from the Chapel of Goff Funeral Home. Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiated. Interment followed in the Davis Cemetery. He was born in Anderson, Ind. on Dec. 6, 1960. He…

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Obits 8/7/18

Bernice Lee Turner Bernice Lee Turner, 80 of Hilham, passed away on July 31 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Aug. 3 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Nick Turner officiated. Interment followed in the Holly Springs Cemetery. She was born in Overton County on Sept. 3, 1937.…

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Obits 7/31/18

Addie Ova Barlow Addie Ova Barlow, 92 of Cookeville and formerly of Hilham, passed away on July 27 from the comfort of her home. Funeral services were held on July 31 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Myran Greer officiated. Interment followed in the Lynn Cemetery in Jackson County. She was born in…

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Recent News

Hwy. 84 Crash Injures Two

A two-vehicle crash near Livingston’s Quik Stop injured two and left both vehicles involved destroyed on Monday morning, Oct. 8. Kenny Bilbrey, 80 of Rickman, was traveling across state route 84 from the Dry Hollow Road intersection when he was struck by another vehicle, according to a Tennessee Highway Patrol preliminary incident description. For more…

Read More
No Ruling Issued On East Fork Lane

It may be a long road before East Fork Lane is declared to be either a public or private roadway, according to results from the chancery court hearing on Oct. 11. Several came to testify, as citizens who have used East Fork Road as a connecting road between the Muddy Pond and Hanging Limb communities…

Read More
County Moves Ahead On New Services Building

The next step towards a new county services building was taken last night, as Overton County commissioners approved a donation of $1.7 million towards the project and also demolition of the existing structure on the site. Upland Design Group, the architects for the project, were on hand for the October meeting of commissioners to explain…

Read More
Deputies Recover Stolen Items

The Overton County Sheriff’s Department responded to two break-ins that occurred on the same day and recovered the property that was stolen some hours later, after several of the stolen goods were found inside a home while conducting a welfare check. Deputy Chris Looper responded to a reported burglary at Hidden Treasures Resale at 201…

Read More
Somewhere In VA On The Appalachian Trail

After hiking through a forest on the slopes of Mount Rogers, a Livingston man was hit by a hailstorm on the highest natural point of the mountain in Virginia during a 2,181-mile-long trek along the Appalachian Trail. Surrounded by half dollar sized pieces of hail, Anthony Woolbright, who was aged 23 at the time, was…

Read More
Judge Is Set To Consider Closing Of East Fork Lane

Progression has been made toward the chancery court ruling to determine whether East Fork Lane Road is a public or private roadway, as the Overton County Government recently petitioned for a declaratory judgment on the matter. While a court ruling must first be made to determine whether the two respondents listed on the petition are…

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