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New Overton Arts Council Looks To Impact, Education

Overton County’s new Arts Council aims to cultivate a community dedicated to exposure for artists and appreciation for the visual arts. Arts Council President Tim Richardson said the council has seven members and he plans to add two more. He said the council will create opportunities for people to gather, socialize, and create art for Overton County to enjoy. “We ... Read More »

Overton Schools Adding Security Cameras To Cover More

New security cameras will help monitor more blind spots across the Overton County School System. Overton County Schools Supervisor of Technology Brent Thrasher said School Resource Officers have pointed out the blind spots in larger spaces of multiple schools. He said the new cameras will monitor monitor both outdoor and indoor spaces, depending on the need at each campus. “Schools ... Read More »

Staff At Three Overton Reward Schools To Receive Bonus

Overton County Director of Schools Donnie Holman said he is extremely proud to have three Reward Schools in the district. Livingston Middle School, Hilham Elementary School, and Allons Elementary School all received the state distinction. Holman said the district has never had three Reward Schools at one time. He said this kind of recognition takes everyone from principals to bus ... Read More »

17 Upper Cumberland Schools Honored As Reward Schools

17 Upper Cumberland schools recognized as Reward Schools for outstanding performance and/or improvement in performance during the last school year. The list includes six Putnam County Schools, three in Overton County, two each in Cumberland, Jackson and White Counties, and one each in Dekalb and Van Buren Counties. Some 400 schools statewide received the honor from the State Board of ... Read More »

Overton Joins Price Fixing Lawsuit Against Pharmaceuticals

Overton County will join in a larger lawsuit against a series of pharmaceutical companies regarding allegations of price fixing. Attorney Crystal Jessee said the opioid lawsuit that the county is still involved in has revealed a processes that pharmaceutical companies are using to price fix different kinds of drugs, including insulin. “If you pay for your own insurance, such as ... Read More »

Overton Commission Applies For $750K Housing Grant

The Overton County Commission approved an application Monday night for a $750,000 housing development grant to assist homeowners in the county. Consultant Amanda Mainord said that the county applied for the grant last year but did not receive it. Mainord said the grant would require no matching payment from the county. “It goes to help homeowner-occupied low-income, disabled, elderly, families ... Read More »

Bids In For Security Upgrades At Overton Justice Areas

Bid numbers are in as Overton County Sheriffs officials try to upgrade security at its facilities. Sheriff John Garrett said the program will remodel the public space at the Justice Center, specifically in the Clerk’s Office. Garrett said the bullet-resistant glass would be safer than regular glass. “With the world that we’re living in now, we never know what’s going ... Read More »

State Report: Transportation Needs Rank High Across UC

Putnam County’s infrastructure needs through 2027 total some $899 million, according to a new state report. Tennessee Tech needs led the way among county needs, with some $635 million in infrastructure improvements. Putnam transportation needs totaled more than $188 million. The Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations ranks infrastructure needs for all 95 counties. The report covers the period through ... Read More »

Overton Public Health Director Langford Retires After 34 Years

Overton County Health Director Andy Langford has retired after 34 years working in public health. Langford said through school, public health was never his plan. He said only a short while into his public health career, he realized that empathy and selflessness were values that he held close, and they lent themselves to good healthcare service. He said it quickly ... Read More »

Overton County Solid Waste Partnering With Make-A-Wish

The Overton County Solid Waste Department has partnered with America’s Thrifts and The Make-A-Wish Foundation to help kids achieve their dreams. Yard Foreman Jamie Emerton said the department has set up drop boxes across the county where people can donate clothes and household items. He said those items are picked up weekly and sold at America’s Thrifts, and a portion ... Read More »