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Progress Made On Roads, But Crews Prepare For More Accumulation

While a peeking sun and a slight increase in temperature helped clear roads, crews are preparing for another evening of service Wednesday with a third round of winter weather on the way. Putnam County Road Supervisor Randy Jones said state and primary roads are in good shape for now, but secondary roads are still icy. “We still got some of ... Read More »

Overton Condenses To Two Shelters, One Open In Rickman

Overton County has condensed its emergency shelters down to two after power was restored in Monroe. EMA Director Chris Masiongale said the First Christian Church in Livingston and the I AM Worship Church in Rickman are open as shelters. Masiongale said the Red Cross is assisting First Christian Church with its shelter. He said power being restored to Monroe cut ... Read More »

Overton Sheriff Focusing On Welfare Checks, Hard Hit Areas

Overton County Sheriff John Garrett said the county is in a better position today than it was yesterday. Garrett said this is in terms of outages and debris blocking roadways. However, Garrett said there are still parts of the county feeling heavy effects from the weather. “We’ve still got a lot of power lines and stuff down, especially in the ... Read More »

2 Livingston Shelters Now Open

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Two shelters have been opened to serve residents of Overton County dealing with power outages. Livingston First Baptist Church and First Christian Church have been opened as the shelters in Livingston. The shelter is available to anyone who is without power and in need of a place to stay warm. Overton County Executive Ben Danner declared a state of emergency ... Read More »

Trees, Power Lines Down Across Overton

Overton County is experiencing downed limbs, power lines and outages on a countywide level. Sheriff John Garrett said this started occurring at about 2:00 PM and expects more downed lines and trees as rain continues. Garrett said roads are wet for the most part right now. but However, He said he expects problems as temperatures drop overnight and into tomorrow. ... Read More »

Overton Annex Building Step Closer To Auction

The Overton County Highway and Property Committee voted Thursday to auction the County Annex Building and land. County Executive Ben Danner said the building’s utility costs make it difficult to consider keeping it for storage. He said those costs stand at some $2,500 per month. “Even with everything cut down, it’s more than double what this new building is,” Danner ... Read More »

Overton School System Strikes Internet Deal Increasing Bandwidth

Overton County Board of Education has agreed to a three-year extension with its current internet provider. Interim School Director Donnie Holman said usually, the school system enters a yearly agreement, but ENA offered to quadruple the bandwidth if a long term deal was signed. “So, we are going to be paying the same amount, but we did sign the contract ... Read More »

Livingston Considering Water Leak Relief Service

Livingston’s Board of Aldermen are considering an optional third-party leak adjustment program for water customers. Mayor Curtis Hayes said coverage and rates have not been finalized, but customers can opt-out of the service agreement at any time. Hayes said the program is through the company Water Leak Relief. That program would pay the difference between the bill with a leak ... Read More »

Overton County Positive COVID Rate Decreasing

The Overton County Health Department is seeing a decrease in positive COVID cases over the last two weeks. Director Andy Langford said the county has dropped from 18.2 cases per day to 6.7 new cases. Langford said it is encouraging to see the positivity rate fall to 11.6 percent after previously seeing numbers in the 20 percent range. “The thing ... Read More »

Livingston Regional Hospital Easing Visitor Policy

Falling COVID numbers has led to an easing of visitor policy restrictions at Livingston Regional Hospital. Director of Growth and Outreach David Cox said that patients will be allowed one healthy visitor per day. Including one companion for outpatient appointments and one support person for pregnancy patients. Cox said visitation is being limited from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM so ... Read More »