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Goat Carcasses Being Dumped On Private Property

The Livingston Police Department is offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of an individual who has been dumping goat carcasses on private property. Police Chief Ray Smith said the department received a call from a man who found the animals while examining his property between Elm Grove Road and Hickory ... Read More »

Livingston Going Door-To-Door For Water Line Surveys

The city of Livingston will be sending its Police and Fire Departments door to door to collect surveys for the city’s lead service line inventory. Mayor Curtis Hayes said the city has been collecting surveys through mail or on the city website since 2021, but has only received some 1,000 completed questionnaires. He said every water utility in the country ... Read More »

Livingston Police Looking For New Officers

The Livingston Police Department is searching for more officers after being shorthanded for months due to officers leaving for other divisions and departments. Livingston Police Chief Ray Smith said the department likes to have three officers on duty at all times but does not have the manpower to support that number right now. He said even with officers working extra ... Read More »

Livingston PD Crowded, Lease Out Additional Office Space

The Livingston Police Department will lease additional downtown space to alleviate overcrowding in the current building. Livingston Police Chief Ray Smith said between the city’s growth and new personnel mandates from the state, the current building has reached its capacity. He said a building next to the existing facility has been identified for the expansion. “This building was built right ... Read More »

Livingston South Church Street Project Delayed By Manholes

Livingston’s South Church Street Project has been delayed for a second time in 2024 to prepare precast manholes. Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes said the company the city is working with believes they can have the manholes ready in three to four weeks. The precast holes are designed to be assembled above ground and lowered into a dug-out space in the ... Read More »

Fire Chief: Leave Early, Pack Necessities If You Have To Go Out

Lack of caution and a failure to pay close attention to surroundings are frequent causes of trouble in snowy conditions. Livingston Fire Chief Rocky Dial said people should plan leave early if they absolutely must go somewhere over the next few days. Dial said driving too fast because of a time-crunch often leads to sliding through an intersection and causing ... Read More »

DA Office Back Working With Livingston On Police Department

District Attorney Bryant Dunaway’s Office will return to assist with a full inventory of the Livingston Police Department. That’s according to former Police Captain Ray Smith. Smith was introduced as the Interim Police Chief at Monday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting. He replaces Greg Etheredge who resigned over the weekend following multiple issues outlined in a state comptroller’s report. Smith ... Read More »

Several Case Dismissals Could Result From LPD Mishandling Of Evidence

Every criminal case that has came through the Livingston Police Department in the past three years could be in question by the lack of evidence oversight. That is according to Local Attorney Brett Knight who practices in Overton County. Knight said he and other local attorneys received a letter last week from the District Attorney’s Office. The letter advised that ... Read More »

State Comptroller Finds Issues In Livingston PD Operations

The State Comptroller’s Office released a report Thursday critical of operations inside the Livingston Police Department. The report said at least $27,000 is missing from the department and officials, including Police Chief Greg Etheredge, were slow to report the missing money to state officials, as required by law. The money was kept in safes in various areas of the police ... Read More »

Livingston Police Department Looking For School Resource Officer

Livingston Police Department is on the hunt for a new School Resource Officer (SRO). Police Chief Greg Etheredge said the job will entail both roles in schools and in patrols. He said they are looking for a youth-friendly, people person, dedicated to the community. “It is not just ‘I’m standing there in the buildings walking the halls,'” Etheredge said. “You’re ... Read More »