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Jackson, Overton HWY Departments Report Clear Roads After Morning Snow

The roads in Jackson and Overton counties are clear after a small amount of snow accumulation Thursday morning. Both school systems closed for the day out of precaution. Overton Road Supervisor James Norrod said there seemed to be no problem areas within the county this morning. “It was starting to flurry pretty good,” Norrod said, “You seen just a little ... Read More »

Genesis House Hosting Community Meeting To Plan Homeless Support

The Genesis House seeking local businesses and civic groups to help the homeless population of Overton County. The domestic abuse advocate group is partnering with Salvation Army to plan a summer fundraising effort. Sexual Assault Advocate Shelia Ford said the organization wants to raise funds for abuse cases that often lead to homelessness. “Usually it will be mothers with children and ... Read More »

Overton Executive Hosting Solar Panel Discussion For Small Businesses

Overton County Executive Steven Barlow will host a small business workshop this month to help with energy costs. Barlow said a solar panel company will speak on funding opportunities available for businesses to make the switch. “It’s a big thing for our small businesses to look at and an opportunity to maybe save on some of that overhead,” Barlow said. ... Read More »

Four Shelters Open In Overton Co As Temperatures Drop Thursday

There will be several shelters open Thursday night in Overton County for those needing warmth from sub-zero temperatures. EMA Director Chris Massiongale said locations include the Livingston City Fire Department, Overton County Rescue Squad building, the First Christian Church and the Allons radio tower site on Palestine Road. “Our biggest threat tonight appears to be the 30 to 40 mile ... Read More »

UCEMC Outage In Livingston; Expected To Be Out Until Around 10am

Power out to a large portion of Livingston and Overton County served by Upper Cumberland Electric as of Wednesday morning. TVA contractors working at the Livingston substation Wednesday morning accidently brought down some of the UCEMC lines. Crews are working now to get the lines backup and power restored. A UCEMC Spokesperson said the power should be restored in around ... Read More »

California-Based Food Manufacturer Investing Over $2 Million In New Overton Co Operation

A California-based food manufacturing company named Overton County as its first out-of-state expansion location. HealthVerve Food Manufacturing USA, Inc. will construct a new manufacturing operation creating some 200 new jobs. The State Department of Economic and Community Development announced the $2.2 million investment Thursday. The company purchasing the old 7-Up Bottling Building also known as the Livingston Chocolate Factory on ... Read More »

Overton Commission Receives No Local Bids For Fairgrounds Bathroom Project

The Overton County Commission soliciting bids once again to build additional bathrooms at the fairgrounds. Commission Chair Darwin Clark said the project will be readvertised since no local contractors expressed interest. Clark said the county also needs to update the specs included. The designs call for 12 additional bathrooms. About $75,000 worth of federal COVID money earmarked for the project. Read More »

Treasured Souls Animal Rescue Helping Overton County Animals

An Overton County non-profit is working to help get animals off the streets and properly cared for. Overton County residents say Treasured Souls Animal Rescue is in need of more resources to provide food, housing, and healthcare for the animals. Owner Maureen Schaffer she has been working with city and county officials to hopefully find additional aid. “Maybe if there’s ... Read More »

Overton Commission Approves Air Evac Insurance For Full-Time Employees

The Overton County Commission voted to provide air evacuation coverage for full-time county employees. County Executive Steven Barlow said the county will absorb the some $60 charge so each employee and their household will benefit. “This is just an incentive for the family, because we do not pay the best in the world,” Barlow said. “To be able to do ... Read More »