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LRH Joining New Company

November 2, 2021

Livingston Regional Hospital will soon be under a new ownership group. Current owner, HighPoint Health System, made that announcement on Oct. 26. After HighPoint’s planned acquisition of Louisville-based Kindred Healthcare is complete, LRH, along with 18 other of LifePoint’s hospitals and healthcare facilities, will become part of a new company, ScionHealth. David Cox, Director of…

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Fight The Flu Day Nov. 9

November 2, 2021

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be on everyone’s mind, health care workers want to also stress the importance of fighting the flu. Megan Reeder of the Overton Co. Health Department said the health department is currently offering flu shots daily, but they are about to ramp up efforts to get the community vaccinated. “We…

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School Board Updates Closing Policy

November 2, 2021

The Overton County School Board has updated its emergency closing policy to address how it handles canceling high school sporting events. According to the previous board policy, the principal of the high school was responsible to decide on canceling high school games. Under the revised policy, the decision will be made by an executive committee…

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Stadium Costs Increase, Cuts Made

October 26, 2021

A number of changes have been made to the Livingston Academy Football stadium plans in the wake of a ballooning price tag. On September 30, some members of the Overton County School Board met with the stadium’s designers. It was there that they learned the budget for the construction of a new stadium had almost…

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Halloween Trick-Or-Treating On Saturday

October 26, 2021

Halloween festivities, including trick-or-treating, in Livingston will take place on Saturday this year. Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes said city hall had received many calls asking about the holiday since it occurs on a Sunday. Livingston joins a number of Upper Cumberland communities, including Gainesboro, that have decided to recognize Halloween on Saturday. For more on…

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County Approves Redistricting

October 26, 2021

The Overton County Commission has approved a redistricting plan. At its monthly meeting Oct. 18, commissioners approved a plan that moves 742 voters into new voting districts. The county has to approve new districts every 10 years due to U.S. Census findings. Overton County Executive Ben Danner said growth in the Rickman area, especially, caused…

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Obituaries 9/21/21

September 21, 2021

Cynthia Diane (Pryor) Shelton Cynthia Diane (Pryor) Shelton, 43, of Centerville, formerly of Livingston, passed away Sept. 14 at the Saint Thomas Midtown in Nashville. The family has chosen cremation with a memorial service to be planned at a later date. She was born, Feb. 5, 1978 in Madison Heights, MI. She worked in the…

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Obituaries 9/14/21

September 16, 2021

Derek E. Sidwell Derek E. Sidwell, 42, of Allons, passed away Sept. 3 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 6 from the Willow Grove Church of Christ with Bro. Kevin Strong officiating. Interment followed in the Willow Grove Church of Christ Cemetery. He was born Dec. 19, 1978 in Livingston.…

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Obituaries 9/07/21

September 7, 2021

Shirlyn Kay McCormick Shirlyn Kay McCormick, 77, of Livingston, passed away Aug. 29 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held Sept. 3 from Campground Cemetery with Bro. Brett Gibbons officiating. She was born Sept. 20, 1943 in Akron, Ohio. She taught school for the LBJ & C, enjoyed cooking, sewing, going to…

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Recent News

LRH Joining New Company

November 2, 2021

Livingston Regional Hospital will soon be under a new ownership group. Current owner, HighPoint Health System, made that announcement on Oct. 26. After HighPoint’s planned acquisition of Louisville-based Kindred Healthcare is complete, LRH, along with 18 other of LifePoint’s hospitals and healthcare facilities, will become part of a new company, ScionHealth. David Cox, Director of…

Read More

Fight The Flu Day Nov. 9

November 2, 2021

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be on everyone’s mind, health care workers want to also stress the importance of fighting the flu. Megan Reeder of the Overton Co. Health Department said the health department is currently offering flu shots daily, but they are about to ramp up efforts to get the community vaccinated. “We…

Read More

School Board Updates Closing Policy

November 2, 2021

The Overton County School Board has updated its emergency closing policy to address how it handles canceling high school sporting events. According to the previous board policy, the principal of the high school was responsible to decide on canceling high school games. Under the revised policy, the decision will be made by an executive committee…

Read More

Stadium Costs Increase, Cuts Made

October 26, 2021

A number of changes have been made to the Livingston Academy Football stadium plans in the wake of a ballooning price tag. On September 30, some members of the Overton County School Board met with the stadium’s designers. It was there that they learned the budget for the construction of a new stadium had almost…

Read More

Halloween Trick-Or-Treating On Saturday

October 26, 2021

Halloween festivities, including trick-or-treating, in Livingston will take place on Saturday this year. Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes said city hall had received many calls asking about the holiday since it occurs on a Sunday. Livingston joins a number of Upper Cumberland communities, including Gainesboro, that have decided to recognize Halloween on Saturday. For more on…

Read More

County Approves Redistricting

October 26, 2021

The Overton County Commission has approved a redistricting plan. At its monthly meeting Oct. 18, commissioners approved a plan that moves 742 voters into new voting districts. The county has to approve new districts every 10 years due to U.S. Census findings. Overton County Executive Ben Danner said growth in the Rickman area, especially, caused…

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