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Overton Set To Start Hwy 42 Bridge Repairs

The Highway 42 bridge in Overton County will undergo renovations beginning next week. The bridge project will cost about $1.6 million. Overton County Exectutive Ben Danner said the bridge will be completely replaced and be closed for eight months. “James Norrod, our Highway superintendent, has been working for about five years to try and find funding to do that,” Danner ... Read More »

Two Injured In Highway 111 Wreck

Two Overton County residents injured Thursday afternoon in a two-car wreck along Highway 111. A vehicle driven by 77-year-old Sidney Sullivan of Cookeville was attempting to turn left from Paran Road onto Highway 111 south. 30-year-old Andrew Scott of Rickman was traveling northbound. Scott’s vehicle hit the left side of Sullivan’s vehicle. Sullivan’s vehicle crossed the median and ended up ... Read More »

Overton County VFW Trying To Stay In Operation

A continuing decline in active members may force the Overton County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post to shut down. Newly Elected VFW Commander Jerry Greer said he accepted the position to try and keep the post alive. “We need to get our active members back involved,” Greer said. “There are about six or eight of us that are active, and ... Read More »

Overton County Approves Continuing Budget

Overton County will continue operating with this year’s budget after County Commissioners approved a continuing budget resolution Monday. County Executive Ben Danner said the school system continues to tweak its budget based on last-minute federal and state changes. “Right now, we are waiting on the schools to get their budget approved,” Danner said. “We hope on July 14th they have ... Read More »

Rickman Teachers Selected By State For ELA Videos

Three Rickman Elementary School teachers were selected by the Tennessee Department of Education to create ELA video lessons. The videos will be used by the state as a tool for teaching for situations like the coronavirus shut down. Overton County Director of Schools Mark Winningham said the district picked the teachers due to their experience and quality. “We are extremely ... Read More »

Overton and White Counties Sales Tax Up

April sales tax revenues in Overton and White County increased over same month last year. Overton County collected around $148,000 in sales tax, or about. $10,000 more than last April. Overton County Executive Ben Danner said the increase was not expected. But he said with so many at home, people may have spent money on DIY projects. “There is a ... Read More »

Overton County Fair Cancelled

The Overton County fair has been cancelled. Fair Board Treasurer Donita Wilson said the board waited to the last possible moment to cancel this year’s event. She said there were too many factors working against having a good fair. “Ever since all this started in March we started talking about ‘what if, what if, what if?’, ” Wilson said. “Of ... Read More »

American Legion Hosting Flag Retirement

The Overton County American Legion Post 4 in Livingston is hosting an American Flag Retirement ceremony Sunday night at 7 p.m. Post Sargent of Arms Robert Secott said the Flag Day ceremony will be a way for people to honor the service of a loved one. “What we do is if people have a flag they want to bring up,” ... Read More »

Overton Co. Museum Reopens

The Overton County Heritage Museum in Livingston has reopened. Museum Director Paula Stover said museum officials used the down-time to perform some improvements to the building. “We’ve done some repainting of the floors and walls,” Stover said. “The military exhibit has been completely redone. So, they will see a complete new area when they come through the military section.” Stover ... Read More »

Overton Jail Continuing Video Visits

Overton County Sheriff John Garrett said the jail will stick with video visitations for now. “During this whole shutdown, our visitation never really shutdown,” Garrett said. “Even though it restricted people from coming to the jail and being able to sit in front of the visitation monitor or screen, families could remote in and set up an online visit. That ... Read More »