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Two Charged With Arson For Livingston Storage Fire

Two suspects have been charged for setting a fire at a storage business on Cookeville Highway in Livingston. An investigation spearheaded by TBI and The Overton County Sheriff’s Department resulted in the arrest of 28 year old Eric Allen Cantrell of Livingston and 29 year old Keelie Alina Mack. On August 29, agents and deputies responded to a fire that ... Read More »

Overton County Looks To Fill District One Seat After Martin’s Passing

Overton County beginning the process of appointing its fourth commissioner this term after the passing of Frank Martin. County Executive Ben Danner said the open seat is in District one, comprised of Livingston and areas near Hillham and Monroe. Danner said this is a large district but is unsure how many nominees will throw their name in for consideration. “So ... Read More »

Third COVID Dose Available At Overton Health Department

The Overton County Health Department announced Monday that a third dose of the COVID vaccine is available for eligible people. Director Andy Langford said that the number of new daily cases have returned to levels seen last winter. Langford said there are 317 active cases currently in Overton County. “We have people in our population who need to be protected ... Read More »

Overton Schools Seeking Remote Learning Waiver Approval

The Overton County School System has asked for waiver from the state to allow remote learning. Overton County Director of Schools Donnie Holman said the state has opened short term waivers for remote learning, which would only close specific classes and grades. Holman said the district submitted a waiver this morning because of hot spot schools. “We’ve got three areas ... Read More »

Overton Health and Rehab Stops New Admissions, In-Person Visits

Overton County Health and Rehab has put a pause on new admissions into the facility due to county COVID numbers. Public Relations Director Scott Stevens said this policy will be addressed on a day to day basis. Stevens said that in-person visitations will also stop, returning to virtual visitation. Stevens said the exception will be compassionate care situations like hospice. ... Read More »

Livingston/Overton Forms Team To Close Gap In Sales Tax Leakage

Livingston and Overton County officials want to do in-depth work on keeping more sales tax revenue at home. The community one of eight in Tennessee selected by TVA to participate in its Innovation Academy. The program helps answer economic challenges by providing resources and grants. Chamber of Commerce Director Shannon Cantrell said 15 Overton leaders will explore options. “The most ... Read More »

Live In Livingston Bringing Back Stacy Mitchhart, Tippin Time Changed

Live In Livingston is back Saturday with blues guitarist Stacy Mitchhart. The show starts at 5:30 in Livingston’s Central Park. Mayor Curtis Hayes said the invite is open to blues fans around the region because this is a show they will not want to miss. “What entertainment he can bring and will bring,” Hayes said. “He will be performing with ... Read More »

Livingston Approves Bid For Raw Water Intake Project

Livingston approved the only bid received for its raw water intake system improvements on Wednesday night. This consists of a new pump and valve installation for roughly $451,000. Engineer Greg Davenport said he had to make multiple calls to secure a bidder. “I would have loved to have gotten more bidders but it’s just the way it happened this time,” ... Read More »

Livingston Municipal Airport Finds Commercial Client To Fill Hangar

The Livingston Municipal Airport has signed a lease with a commercial client to fill the old Fitzgerald Hangar. Airport Committee Chairman Jason Duke said Peter Schiff Aero Inc. signed a trial lease, with hopes for a multi-year extension. Duke said he went canvassing for a new client and the one he found checks all the boxes. “They should bring in ... Read More »

Communication Board Coming For Non-Verbal Kids In Overton

A unique resource for non-verbal children is coming to Livingston’s Central Park in the form of a communication board. A communication board features letters, words and pictures to bridge the gap between verbal and non-verbal people. Speech Pathologist Alyssa Farris is leading the charge, with support from the city to get it installed. Farris said the idea came from her ... Read More »