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Overton County Ag. Extension’s May Marathon

The UT Ag. Extension of Overton County is encouraging people to increase physical activity by joining their May Marathon . Participants have all of May to walk a half marathon (13 miles) or a full marathon (26 miles.) in their own time. Extension Agent Christina Swallows said the objective is to walk daily to be healthier. “No matter where someone ... Read More »

Overton Planning to End School Year

Overton County Schools will end its school year a week earlier than planned. Director of Schools Mark Winningham said that final week is used to complete tasks that won’t be necessary due to the shutdown. “The last day of student work is going to be May 15,” Winningham said. “The last day, I think, was going to be May 22, ... Read More »

Overton Moving Forward With June Livingston Election

The Town of Livingston’s municipal election will be held as scheduled on June 3. Election Administrator Craig Story said the Election Commission voted to go ahead with the election, reversing a decision made last month to explore moving the election to August. “They voted Friday to go ahead and continue on, and not to pursue any further action at this ... Read More »

County Fairs Struggle with COVID Plans

School out. Memorial Day weekend. County fairs will be the next milestone on the Upper Cumberland calendar. But will they happen? Clay County has the first county fair every year in early June. Fair President Dean Walden said they have decided to postpone until this fall. “We’re going to try to have something later down in the year, maybe in ... Read More »

Overton Teacher Investigation Continues

The investigation of a Livingston Academy teacher accused of sexually harassing two students continues. District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway confirmed that the DA office’s investigation of LA teacher Mark Lee is ongoing. Allegations against Lee first surfaced in March when attorney Brent Knight, representing the families of the two female students, said they approached the Overton County Board of Education ... Read More »

Influx Of Carpenter Bees Expected This Spring

Upper Cumberland residents should expect to see an increase of carpenter bees this spring. Putnam County Ag Extension Agent Wayne Key said carpenter bees survived the winter and are emerging this spring to feed on nectar. “The reason for it is because we had such a mild winter,” Key said. “We didn’t have a lot of cold or bone chilling, ... Read More »

Nursing Homes Will Not Be Reopening Soon

Expect Tennessee nursing homes to remain closed for the foreseeable future. With the governor’s order lifting restrictions, Scott Stevens of Overton County Health and Rehab in Livingston said said staff at the facility began to notice social media posts about people looking forward to visiting loved ones at the nursing home. He said they wanted to quickly inform families that ... Read More »

Livingston Businesses Can Reopen Monday

Livingston businesses can reopen Monday according to Mayor Curtis Hayes. “Restaurants can reopen,” Hayes said, “Retail stores, hair salons, and barber shops can all reopen in Livingston.” Hayes said businesses should continue to maintain CDC guidelines for hygiene and social distancing. “Wash your hands with 70 percent alcohol for at least twenty seconds with hot water,” Hayes said. “Wear your ... Read More »

Livingston Election To Be Decided In May

The Overton County Election Commission will take the Town of Livingston’s vote to hold June municipal elections under consideration at its next meeting. Election Administrator Craig Story said the commission will have input from a number of sources to help make a decision. “I think what will happen is the Election Commission, in light of the governor lifting the stay-at-home ... Read More »

Helping Hands And Sewing Machines In Overton

What started as a project of volunteers sewing face masks for Overton County EMS has grown. 20 volunteers created, sewed and produced 300 masks. Overton County UT Ag Extension Director Christina Swallows said now the requests are coming in from across the county line. “Putnam County Postal Service has contacted one of our FCE, Family Community Educator Clubs, and have asked ... Read More »