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Livingston PD Moving Traffic School Online

Traffic school in Livingston will make the move to an online self-study course due to too many COVID complications. Police Chief Greg Etheredge said the department tried to meet in-person and on Zoom but there were too many social distancing and technical issues. Etheredge said everything about traffic school for driving citations will stay the same, except an additional $13 ... Read More »

Livingston Woman Arrested On Arson Charge

A Livingston woman arrested Tuesday on arson charges resulting from a July, 2020 fire. 46-year-old Tracy Lee Hargis booked into the Overton County Jail on one count of arson. The TBI and the Overton County Sheriffs Department investigated a fire on Swallows Chapel Road July 6. TBI Special Agents found Hargis had been responsible for starting the fire at the ... Read More »

Twinton Fire Tower Decision Delayed

The Tennessee State Review Board delayed a decision on adding the Twinton Fire Lookout Tower to the National Register of Historic Places. Tennessee Tech History Professor Michael Birdwell said the Overton County facility needed more documentation about its historical significance. “This is stuff that’s not hard to find,” Birdwell said. “Been working with the Highlander Project for six years, I ... Read More »

Holman Settling In As Interim Overton Co. Schools Director

Overton County Interim Director of Schools Donnie Holman said his first few weeks of leading the school system has gone well. Holman said while it has been busy, the help from central office staff has made for a smooth transition. “Although I am learning a lot, I feel like I have really gotten a lot done in a short period ... Read More »

Telescopes Available At Millard Oakley Public Library

The Millard Oakley Public Library has two telescopes for check-out for Overton County’s amateur astronomers. Director Cynthia Julian-Simmons said the Friends of The Library group applied for the grant that got the telescopes. Julian-Simmons said the telescopes cost about $450 and gives residents a chance to try out this hobby. “That’s not something that a family can do lightly, and ... Read More »

TWRA Stocking Cane Creek Park With 3,000 Trout

1,500 rainbow trout made their way into the wild at Cane Creek Park Wednesday, after a second stocking by TWRA on Wednesday. Fishery Biologist Justin Spaulding said a total of 3,000 rainbow trout have been brought in from Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery. Spaulding said the nine to 10 inch trout come in a truck and are dumped right into ... Read More »

Overton County Replacing Heart Monitors In Ambulances

Overton County has a shipment of about seven heart monitors coming to replace expiring gear in its ambulances. County Executive Ben Danner said the county saved about $40,000 by making the purchase this year. “So, $149,000, which was originally $192,000, so we saved the difference to go ahead and order them, and we traded in the old ones in on ... Read More »

Overton Tops 600 Vaccines Administered

Since the first COVID vaccination in Overton County in late December, 604 total doses have been administered. Megan Reeder is the Overton County Health Department Nursing Director. Reeder said during a press conference Friday that COVID vaccines are currently very limited. “Demand for these vaccines is great,” Reeder said. “But, we are pleased to see the overwhelming interest in the ... Read More »

Two Tractor Trailers Crash In 111 Incident Monday

A Rock Island man injured Monday morning in an accident along Highway 111 in Overton County. According to preliminary reports from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 22-year-old Tristan Carter was traveling north in a tractor trailer Monday morning. Another tractor trailer driven by 46-year-old Darren Herrod of Morrison turned right onto West Turkey Creek Road. Carter’s vehicle failed to stop, striking ... Read More »

OCHR Addressing Staffing Shortage with Incentives

Overton County Health and Rehab is addressing its staffing shortage by adding incentives for new hires. OCHR Public Information officer Scott Stevens said new CNA’s will get a $2,000 sign on bonus, and non-certified nurses aids will get a $1,000 sign on bonus. Stevens said the facility has the staff it currently needs, but not enough to take on new ... Read More »