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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 11-2-2021

November 2, 2021

Kathleen “Kat” McCoin Kathleen “Kat” McCoin, age 55, of Murfreesboro, has walked thru Heaven’s Gate on October 23, 2021 to her eternal home where God has wiped away all of her tears; where there is no more death, no sorrow, nor crying, no more pain. Kathleen is preceded in death by: her son, Travis Dakota…

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Obituaries 10/26/2021

October 26, 2021

Shirley Eugene Gray Shirley Eugene Gray, 72, of Allons, passed away Oct. 22. Funeral services were held Oct. 26 from the Chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Gary Kilman officiating. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. He was born Feb. 1, 1949 in Celina. He was a long haul…

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Obituaries 10-19-21

October 19, 2021

Lisa L. Smith Lisa L. Smith, 57, of Livingston, passed away Oct. 10 at the Cookeville Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Oct. 13 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Larry Wilmoth officiating. Interment followed in the Sells Cemetery in Monroe. She was born Aug. 5, 1964 in Franklin,…

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City Rezoning Moves Development Closer

October 5, 2021

The City of Livingston moved a proposed townhouse development one step closer Monday night. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the first reading of an ordinance to rezone two parcels of property belonging to William Clark on E. Main St. to help make way for the project. The land near S. Hillcrest Dr. is…

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Fall-O-Ween Is Coming October 30

October 5, 2021

The Livingston Overton County Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting the 6th Annual Fall-O-Ween in Livingston Fall Festival on our Historic Downtown Square and Central Park, Saturday, October 30, 2021,from 12pm – 4pm. Attendance and all activities are FREE, for all ages. On Saturday kids will enjoy trick or treating with booths from local businesses,…

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LA Homecoming

October 5, 2021

Makenzi Scott was crowned as the 2021 Livingston Academy Homecoming Queen at Thursday night’s ceremony. Makenzi is the daughter of Denny and Connie Scott of Allons. She was escorted by Dawson Simmons, son of Titus and Jamie Simmons of Monroe. For more on the story, pick up a copy of this week’s Livingston Enterprise.

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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Wrapping Up

September 28, 2021

As Suicide Prevention Awareness Month begins to wind down, mental health professionals stress the importance of suicide prevention year round. Tennessee’s 1,219 suicides last year is an 11% increase over the total from 2015. The goal of September’s Suicide Awareness Month is to help break the stigma associated with suicide and educate people of the…

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Hayes, Danner Call For Public Help To Fight Virus

September 28, 2021

City and county leaders are calling for the public’s help to fight the spread of COVID-19. The plea came at a press conference Monday after Overton County Health Department Director Andy Langford reported than only around 27% of Overton County residents have been fully vaccinated for the virus. Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes said he and…

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Skinner Mountain Protected From Development

September 28, 2021

A public-private partnership has led to the protection of over 11,000-acres of forestland in Overton and Fentress Counties. The Conservation Fund, along with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Forestry Division and the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, made the announcement Thursday. “This project completes a three-phase effort to conserve wildlife and expand public access for outdoor…

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