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2025 Resurfacing Scheduled For Highway 52, Highway 85

Some 33 miles of Overton County roads will be resurfaced next year as part of the local transportation planning group’s maintenance. The list released Tuesday at the quarterly Dale Hollow Rural Planning Organization meeting. This paving list is outside T-DOT’s 10-year transportation plan. Some 11.17 miles of State Route 85 will be resurfaced from Highway 111 to Highway 52. State ... Read More »

Overton Commissioners Make No Budget Changes

After deciding Monday night to get into the budget and look for ways to cut expenses, Overton County Commissioners simply went through the budget line-by-line again Tuesday, saving the questions for Stephen Barlow. The questions focused on two issues: the ongoing debate about Barlow’s mileage and the lack of movement on a new ambulance director. No budget changes were made. ... Read More »

Overton Commissioners Hear Budget Proposal

Overton County Commissioners got a look Monday night at County Executive Steven Barlow’s proposed budget which includes a 70-cent property tax increase. County Commissioners will meet Tuesday night to begin their deliberations. The proposed budget sets property taxes at some $2.67. Barlow said keeping up with soaring prices is challenging when taxes have not been raised since 2015. “That’s the ... Read More »

Bids In For Windle Bridge Replacement; Fall Start Date

Overton County is a step closer to replacing a bridge in the Windle community through TDOT’s High Priority Bridge Program. Overton County Highway Department Administrative Director Darwin Clark said the bridge that travels over the Roaring River is one of three that T-DOT identified for the program. He said Jones Brothers Contractors submitted the lowest of six bids at some ... Read More »

Overton Chamber Receives Technology Grant

The Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce has received a grant to upgrade its technology and computer system. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shannon Cantrell said the TVA technology grant will provide the chamber with new computers and a projector with a motorized screen for the conference room. Cantrell said the change is a welcome one. “It doesn’t take a whole ... Read More »

Some 500 Early Voters In Livingston Election

Just over 500 Livingston residents cast ballots during early voting for Tuesday’s mayoral and aldermen election. Overton County Administrator of Elections Craig Story said early voting in Livingston is common due to the density of the town. Story said he’s uncertain as to what turnout will be for this year, citing the contested races after the mayor and two aldermen ... Read More »

Trees Down In Overton From Late Day Storms

Severe storms producing multiple trees down in Overton County Wednesday afternoon. Emergency Management reports trees downed along Preston Street, Bradford Hicks Drive, Cross Avenue, Oakley Allons Rd, Poplar Springs Rd, Hunter Cove Rd, Willow Grove Highway at Stover Rd, and Garrett Mill Rd. In addition, at least three power transformers caught fire in the storm. Pea size hail also reported ... Read More »

Overton Commissioners Reject Proposed Travel Policy

Overton County Commissioners voted against County Executive Steven Barlow’s proposed travel policy, expressing concern about both the procedures as well as how it was put together. Several commissioners expressed concern that Barlow had simply taken a state policy and put a new title sheet on it. Other commissioners claimed they still had not received numbers from mileage that Barlow submitted ... Read More »

Commissioners Approve New Overton Health Department

Overton County Commissioners voted Monday night to construct a new health department complex on a 12-acre plot, off Highway 111. County Executive Steven Barlow said the county will pay some $432,000 for its match of a state grant. He said the grant will cover some $7 million. Barlow said the land behind Tractor Supply provides the county space to grow. ... Read More »

Hardy’s Chapel Volunteer Fire New Facility Dried In

Construction underway on a two-story facility for the Hardy’s Chapel Volunteer Fire Department, space that will provide firefighters with meeting space and restrooms. Chief Henry Webb said volunteers have not had restrooms on-site up to this point. He said the 30-by-50 space will include a small kitchen, a large meeting space, and two offices on each floor. He said the ... Read More »