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Overton Cleans Up From Flood Damage

Overton County crews cleaned up road damage Monday along Rickman Road after Sunday’s flash flood. EMA Assistant Director Eric Stevens said the county has not seen flooding in the Rickman area that high since 2010. “There was damage last night,” Stevens said. “Old Highway 42 was closed for a little while until the highway department get some rock put back ... Read More »

Sunday Night Rains Cause Flash Flooding

Flash flooding across Putnam and Overton Counties Sunday night causing damage. The worst problems in Putnam County were in the Baxter area where crews had to rescue an individual in a car. Double Springs Road, McBroom Chapel Road, Plunk Whiston Road, Martin Creek Road, Pharris Road, Locust Grove Road, Eaton Road, Highway 70 at Echo Valley all impassable Sunday night ... Read More »

Overton Grand Jury Missed Two Cycles

The Overton County Grand Jury Meeting has skipped the last two cycles as a result of the pandemic. A meeting has now been scheduled for September 21. Sheriff John Garrett said postponing has been difficult for law enforcement. “Just because the grand jury is not meeting does not mean that we have stopped making cases or building cases,” Garrett said. ... Read More »

Unemployment Falls Across The UC

Unemployment fell below double digits in every Upper Cumberland county last month except Dekalb County. Warren County saw the biggest decrease in July as unemployment dropped 2.5 percent to 9.9 percent. Dekalb County’s July rate stands at 10.3 percent, but that’s down 1.2 percent from June. Both counties saw the biggest increases in job loss during the COVID shutdown. Every ... Read More »

Overton County Sales Tax Up 7% In June

Overton County’s June sales tax numbers jumped 7 percent from last year. County Executive Ben Danner said last month was the biggest month the county has seen in at least six years. “We’re $120,000 ahead of what we were at the same time, and last year was our biggest year ever,” Danner said. “That’s the thing about the sales tax…everything ... Read More »

August Overton COVID Cases Nearly Triple

Overton County had 124 COVID-19 cases August 1. As of August 20 that number has almost tripled to 317. Health Department Director Andy Langford said the county is averaging nine cases a day. “We want to make sure that we continue to keep businesses, schools, and all other organizations as safe as they can, and we want things to remain ... Read More »

TBI Investigates Rickman Woman’s Death

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into the death of a 90 year-old Rickman woman over the weekend. A caregiver arrived on Saturday to the home of Euretha Williams on Bradley Qualls Lane. The caregiver noticed a broken window, gained entry to the home and found the woman deceased inside. Overton County Sheriffs deputies responded to the scene. According ... Read More »

Mid Afternoon Storms Caused Damage In Livingston

Mid afternoon storms Thursday brought down some trees in downtown Livingston. Emergency management officials reported several trees blocking roads for a short time. Limbs down along North Goodpasture to Oakland Park Drive, also along Oakley Street. Water covered the Main Street-Martin Street intersection for some time. Read More »

Overton County Election: School Board Has Two New Members

The Overton County School Board will see two new member. Wayne Taylor defeated Mike Sullivan for the second district seat with a count of 457-184. Mitchell Stonecipher ran unopposed and will take over the fourth district seat once held by Howard Miller. The remainder of the winners ran unopposed. Incumbent Cara Boone will remain Assessor of Property with 1,954 votes. Incumbent ... Read More »

Overton, White & Warren Seeing COVID Increases

COVID rates have increased over the last two days in Overton, White and Warren Counties. Overton County reported double digit positive cases Thursday for the first time since the pandemic began. That brings the active case total to 56 in Overton County. The positivity rate, considered the most accurate data point according to experts, stands at 4.5 percent. White County ... Read More »