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Parent Files Suit

October 20, 2020

The Overton County Board of Education has been named in a federal suit, alleging they are in violation of Civil Rights. A Livingston Academy student along with her parent, Richard Penkoski, filed suit in the United States District Court for the Middle Tennessee District on Friday, Oct. 16. The complaint alleges the district is in…

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Citizens To Restore Overton County History

October 20, 2020

A community effort to restore a historic cemetery within the Town of Livingston started over the weekend with the first of many work sessions. A community organization, Envision Livingston, has taken on the task to restore 180-year old Cash Cemetery. In last week’s edition of the Livingston Enterprise, members of Envision Livingston submitted an article…

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Sadler Honored

October 20, 2020

Dr. Diane Sadler, a long-time educator and pillar of the Overton County community, passed away and was honored with a socially distanced funeral service at Livingston Central Park last Wednesday.

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City Goes To Half Staff

October 20, 2020

As COVID-19 numbers continue to increase throughout the community, city officials make adjustments to remain functional. Town of Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes made the announcement Monday morning that several adjustments are to be made due to city employees testing positive. For more on this story, pickup a copy of this week’s Livingston Enterprise on newsstands…

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Masks Required In County Offices

October 20, 2020

Overton County Executive is now requiring masks to be worn when entering county offices. Beginning last Tuesday, Overton County Executive Ben Danner announced that masks are to now be worn when entering county offices as COVID-19 cases continue to ravage the community. “Our numbers are high in the entire county and they’re not dropping off,”…

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Committee Rejects LA Stadium Request

October 20, 2020

The Overton County Budget Committee voted unanimously against the proposed $8.9 million sports facility plans at a meeting last Tuesday night. School Board members met with Overton County Commissioners in a budget committee meeting last Tuesday to present the proposed stadium plans previously approved by all school board members; however, the budget committee felt as…

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Obituaries

Obituaries 10/20/20

October 20, 2020

Bro. Glen H. Ledbetter Bro. Glen H. Ledbetter, 91, of Monroe passed away Oct. 12 from the Overton County Health and Rehab Center. Graveside services were held Oct. 15 at the Richardson Cemetery with military honors provided graveside by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard. Social Distancing and Mask Wearing will be required.  Masks will…

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Obituaries 10/13/20

October 13, 2020

Dr. Diane Sadler Dr. Diane Lee Sadler passed away Oct. 9 following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Livingston Central Park at 2 p.m. Interment will be held in the Draper Memorial Cemetery. Masks and social distancing will be required. Masks will be made available. She was born Sept.…

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Obituaries 10/6/2020

October 6, 2020

Edith Marie Carter Edith Marie Carter, 81, of Livingston passed away Sept. 28 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 1 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Ruth Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Jerry Buckner officiated. She was born in Livingston on Aug. 31, 1939. She was a…

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Local Judge Reprimanded

October 13, 2020

A 13th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge has been reprimanded because of inappropriate messages that had been sent to women on various social media platforms. Judge Jonathan Lee Young—who presides over various civil and criminal court cases—has been reprimanded because of inappropriate messages that had been sent dating back to 2015. Young presides over Clay,…

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Captured…

October 13, 2020

A Hilham woman was captured in California on Friday night in relation to a double homicide that took place in Tompkinsville, Ky. As previously reported in the Livingston Enterprise, Kayla Spivey, 28 of the Hilham community, had an active arrest warrant for two counts of complicity to commit murder. They were captured by Californian authorites…

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Early Voting Will Begin Tomorrow

October 13, 2020

Early voting in the Nov. 3 election starts tomorrow. Overton County Administrator of Elections Craig Story says early voting is open to all voters beginning tomorrow and will run through Oct. 29. Story is expecting the election cycle to be busier than usual. He expressed that there has been an increase of registered voters in…

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Board Reviews Director Of Schools Contract

October 13, 2020

The Overton County Board of Education (OCBOE) met in their October session last Tuesday and reviewed the contract of the Director of Schools. Newly seated board members Mitchell Stonecipher and Wayne Taylor requested in last month’s meeting for Dr. Mark Winningham’s contract to be reviewed, and upon review it was revealed that the school system…

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LA Drops Final Road Game

October 13, 2020

The Livingston Academy Wildcats football team traveled to Sparta on Friday where they would lose 34-28 to White County High School after a fourth quarter resurgence from LA. The Warriors would lead for the duration of the contest but a high scoring fourth quarter for the Wildcats would give them hope late in the game.…

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Officials Continue To Urge Virus Safety

October 6, 2020

Overton County and Town of Livingston officials gathered last Friday in a press conference and spoke briefly about caution that must be taken for Halloween amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite Governor Bill Lee’s allowance of larger events, Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce Director Shannon Cantrell, along with city and county officials, decided that Fall-O-Ween is…

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