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Overton County Receives $125K For School Safety

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen announced that all 147 school districts in Tennessee have completed the first-ever statewide assessment of school facilities and safety procedures. Additionally, all districts have submitted applications to receive their allocations of the $35 million school security funding and may now use these funds to implement…

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Alleged Rapist Receives Sentence

An alleged rapist of a minor was sentenced to a reported six years imprisonment at 45 percent after he was seen in a September session of Overton County Criminal Court last week. Daniel Eugene Johnson, 35 of Livingston, was indicted on Feb. 1, 2016, on rape charges between the dates of June 20 through June…

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Wildcats Air Attack Takes Down Eagles 42-14

A trip up Highway 52 on Friday night found the Livingston Academy Wildcats in Sumner County to take on the Eagles of Westmoreland. The Wildcats led the all-time series with the Eagles at three wins and no defeats. Livingston Academy went into the game with a 4-3 record and the Westmoreland Eagles came in at…

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Man Cited After Motorcycle Crash

A man driving a motorcycle, reportedly without a motorcycle license, was injured in a one-vehicle crash just after being reported earlier as a reckless driver on Thursday afternoon. The motorcyclist, who was later identified as Chastin L. Smith, 24, was traveling along Hwy. 111 when he was reported as a reckless driver, according to a…

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Sheriff’s Dept. Nabs Three During Traffic Stop

Three area men were detained by the Overton County Sheriff’s Department after finding an estimated dry weight of 10-20 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle. According to Chief Deputy Tim Poore, the three large bags of marijuana were discovered as a result from conducting saturation patrol in the area on Saturday night. For more on…

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Police Catch Gas Station Thief

After a number of items were reported stolen from the backside of the West End Market and Deli on West Main Street, Livingston Police Department (LPD) Detective Logan Carpenter began an investigation into the incident that would later recover reported stolen property across three different cities. According to reports, the thieves, their vehicle and their…

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Obits 7/24/18

Bessie Wright Factory Worker Bessie Emogene Wright, 87 of Cookeville, passed away from this life on June 24 at the Bethesda Health Care Center in Cookeville. Funeral services were held on June 27 from the Chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston. Bro. Kerry Higgins and Bro. Jerry Buckner officated. Interment followed in the…

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Obits 7/17/18

Melinda Phillips Sipe Melinda Phillips Sipe, 46 of Grimsley, passed away on July 8 at her home. Funeral services were held on July 12 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home. Rev. Jerry Payne, Sr. and Rev. Scott Smith officiated. Interment followed in the Muddy Pond Cemetery. She was born in Cookeville on April 28,…

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Obits 7/10/18

Inez Thrasher Inez Thrasher, 85 of the Fellowship Community passed away on July 8 in the comfort of her home. Funeral services were held on July 13 at Livingston First Baptist Church. Bro. Scott Allred officiated. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Speck Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. She was…

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Recent News

Overton County Receives $125K For School Safety

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen announced that all 147 school districts in Tennessee have completed the first-ever statewide assessment of school facilities and safety procedures. Additionally, all districts have submitted applications to receive their allocations of the $35 million school security funding and may now use these funds to implement…

Read More
Alleged Rapist Receives Sentence

An alleged rapist of a minor was sentenced to a reported six years imprisonment at 45 percent after he was seen in a September session of Overton County Criminal Court last week. Daniel Eugene Johnson, 35 of Livingston, was indicted on Feb. 1, 2016, on rape charges between the dates of June 20 through June…

Read More
Wildcats Air Attack Takes Down Eagles 42-14

A trip up Highway 52 on Friday night found the Livingston Academy Wildcats in Sumner County to take on the Eagles of Westmoreland. The Wildcats led the all-time series with the Eagles at three wins and no defeats. Livingston Academy went into the game with a 4-3 record and the Westmoreland Eagles came in at…

Read More
Man Cited After Motorcycle Crash

A man driving a motorcycle, reportedly without a motorcycle license, was injured in a one-vehicle crash just after being reported earlier as a reckless driver on Thursday afternoon. The motorcyclist, who was later identified as Chastin L. Smith, 24, was traveling along Hwy. 111 when he was reported as a reckless driver, according to a…

Read More
Sheriff’s Dept. Nabs Three During Traffic Stop

Three area men were detained by the Overton County Sheriff’s Department after finding an estimated dry weight of 10-20 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle. According to Chief Deputy Tim Poore, the three large bags of marijuana were discovered as a result from conducting saturation patrol in the area on Saturday night. For more on…

Read More
Police Catch Gas Station Thief

After a number of items were reported stolen from the backside of the West End Market and Deli on West Main Street, Livingston Police Department (LPD) Detective Logan Carpenter began an investigation into the incident that would later recover reported stolen property across three different cities. According to reports, the thieves, their vehicle and their…

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