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Overton Closing On Carr Creek Bridge Project

Overton County is working on final paperwork to close the Carr Creek Bridge project. Commissioner Darwin Clark said the work is close to completion. “We’re filling out our closing documents and waiting on the final estimates,” Clark said. “We hope to be closed out by end of January. The bridge is pretty well done.” Construction on the bridge began in ... Read More »

Court Dismisses Defamation Lawsuit Filed By Former Overton Teacher

Circuit Court Judge Jonathan Young has dismissed the defamation case filed by former Overton County teacher Mark Lee. Young dismissed the case with prejudice and a $10,000 fee against Lee to dissuade, “Similar actions to try to embarrass and silence young women and their families who are alleged victims of sexual harassment.” Lee brought the lawsuit against victims, parents and ... Read More »

Clay County Hardest Hit Early Saturday By Storms

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The Hermitage Springs community of Clay County suffered tree damage from what the National Weather Service called a likely tornado early Saturday morning. The Weather Service reports a large tornado debris signature on radar just after 4am Saturday morning. The signature shows building materials and trees on radar. “At this time, we ask that people, please stay off the roadways ... Read More »

Overton Teachers Bring New Practices To Classroom After Literacy Conference

Twelve Overton County school faculty members returned to the community with the latest reading practices after a statewide conference. K-6 Instruction Supervisor Melissa Savage said the 50th Annual Literacy Conference in Lebanon was an opportunity for educators to network and develop professionally. “This year in our school system, we were focusing on the science of reading, and this conference this ... Read More »

Livingston Taking On Full Price Of Retail Consultant

Livingston has taken on the full $30,000 price tag to bring in a retail consultant for the city. Aldermen Kelly Coleman said the one-year contract is with a retail coach that Highlands Economic Partnership recommended. “We feel good about this investment,” Coleman said. “We’re trying to figure out how we can minimize tax dollars, retail tax dollars from leaving our ... Read More »

Overton Declines Retail Consultant, City To Consider Full Price Tag

Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes said Overton County will not pay half of the $30,000 price tag for a retail consultant. “They’ve declined the decision to pay for the other half at this time,” Hayes said. “So the city council will be talking about this next Monday night on if they want to pick up the complete tab.” Hayes said if ... Read More »

Overton BOE Approves One-Time COVID Payment For Schools

A one-time COVID payment of some $310,000 will be coming to Overton County Schools through its school board. The Board of Education approved a $100 per pupil allocation. School Board Member William Abston said the money will serve as a supplement for when COVID halted fundraisers. “It will allow the teachers to get more supplies to help with the students ... Read More »

Overton Considering Water Access Expansion with ARP Funding

Water access in Overton County could see longstanding issues resolved through American Rescue Plan money. County Executive Ben Danner said up to $6 million in work extending water or improving infrastructure are being considered. “We’ve got some areas at Dry Hollow and some places in Rickman and some other places,” Danner said. “For years the county has tried to get ... Read More »

Livingston Approves Paying Half Of Retail Consultant Hiring Cost

The Livingston Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved covering half the cost of hiring a retail consultant. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shannon Cantrell said the cost would be $30,000 to cover a one-year contract. Cantrell said the idea comes from discussions about addressing sales tax leakage in Overton County. A motion was made to cover the whole cost, until ... Read More »