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Livingston, Cookeville Adjusts Christmas Parade Schedule For Weather

Livingston has moved up Saturday’s Christmas parade due to expected inclement weather. The parade will now be Saturday at 12:00pm. Mayor Curtis Hayes said the new time has a much smaller chance of receiving rain according to the National Weather Service. “If it rains, then normally it’s not a good turnout for the Christmas parade, either for the participants or ... Read More »

Christmas Parades Crank Up Saturday Across Region

Christmas parade season goes into overdrive this weekend across the Upper Cumberland. Pickett County is celebrating the holidays with the “Christmas in Byrdstown” event and Christmas parade Saturday. It will be at the Pickett County Library featuring music, food, and even an appearance from Santa Claus. The event begins at 9am. The Jamestown Rotary Club hosts its annual parade Saturday ... Read More »

Leadership Overton Returns In 2024 To Grow Future Leaders

Leadership Overton will return for the first time since 2017, a program designed to identify and cultivate the next generation of leaders. Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce President Shannon Cantrell said the program will teach them about the challenges communities face and how leaders help their communities navigate through those issues. “The program was basically designed to motivate people to ... Read More »

Overton Election Commission Displaying New Equipment Thursday

The Overton County Election Commission will hold an open house Thursday to encourage the public to get familiar with its new voting equipment. Overton County Administrator of Elections Craig Story said the new machines will go into use for the 2024 election cycle. Story said there will be a representative from equipment vendor Microvote at the event to help anyone ... Read More »

Livingston Ready To Begin Third Annual Haunted Tour Of Downtown

Livingston preparing to scare up some ghosts with its third annual Haunted Downtown Walking Tours. The one-day event was so popular in years past that it is now being held each Saturday from October 14 to October 28. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shannon Cantrell said that despite the supernatural nature of the event it will be appropriate for all ... Read More »

Overton County: New Tourism Video

A new video depicting Overton County tourism assets is officially ready. The video depicts major sites in the county like parks, restaurants, and architectural landmarks. Livingston/Overton County Chamber of Commerce Director Shannon Cantrell said the video far exceeds her expectations. “We’ve done a lot of things at the chamber as a staff and as a board since I have been ... Read More »

Livingston Proposing 11-Cent Tax Increase, Raises For Employees

The City Of Livingston proposing a four percent raise for city employees in the new fiscal year budget unveiled Monday night. The budget, approved on first reading by the council Monday night, includes an 11-cent property tax increase. Mayor Curtis Hayes said he started with an even greater increase for employees but found the city could not afford that level ... Read More »

Livingston Submits For FEMA Funding For High-Risk Properties

Livingston has resubmitted the necessary documents to TEMA in the next step to getting funding for long-term flooding mitigation. The funding would allow the city of Livingston to purchase property from citizens with a high risk for flooding. UCDD Deputy Director Tommy Lee said that TEMA has to submit the documents to the federal level. “And now we are simply ... Read More »

Millard Oakley Library Offering Thousands of Digital Magazines

Over 2,500 magazines are now available to read anywhere and all that is needed is a library card at the Millard Oakley Library. The program Tennessee R.E.A.D.S. hosts the digital catalog for libraries across the state, and readers can download them anywhere with a WiFi connection. Library Director Cynthia Julian-Simmons said once they are downloaded, internet access is no longer ... Read More »

Preventing Porch Pirates Stealing Holiday Packages

It is porch pirate season during the holidays, Livingston Police Chief Greg Etheredge said being home when packages are delivered is the best prevention. However, that is not always possible when people are working. Etheredge said having a doorbell camera can be the best way to prevent packages from disappearing, without a trace. “In today’s world in law enforcement video ... Read More »