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Rainfall in 2020 Creates Strong Hay Supply For Winter

The Upper Cumberland should not experience a hay shortage this year, thanks to a good rainfall and late frost. Overton County UT-Ag Extension Agent Jason Garrett said Summer droughts have pushed hay feeding earlier into October the past two years. However, he said things have lined up in 2020 to keep cattle in good shape through the winter. “I think ... Read More »

Millard Oakley Library Offering Thousands of Digital Magazines

Over 2,500 magazines are now available to read anywhere and all that is needed is a library card at the Millard Oakley Library. The program Tennessee R.E.A.D.S. hosts the digital catalog for libraries across the state, and readers can download them anywhere with a WiFi connection. Library Director Cynthia Julian-Simmons said once they are downloaded, internet access is no longer ... Read More »

Impaired Driving Enforcement Gearing Up For Holiday Season

Law Enforcement is keying in on drunk and impaired driving this holiday season, because they would rather make a DUI arrest than see a death on the roads. Tennessee Highway Patrol Captain R.C. Christian said from now until the New Year drivers need to make the right decision on getting home during Booze it and Lose it. Christian said Putnam ... Read More »

Scammers Targeting Overton Residents

The Overton County Sheriff’s Department said they are getting weekly and sometimes daily reports from residents getting scam calls. Sheriff John Garrett said most people are aware of scam calls, until a new trend started. Garrett said a majority of the reports right now are from scammers pretending to be from the social security office, and they’re going after everyone. ... Read More »

LA Marching Band Holding Recycling Fundraiser

The Livingston Academy Marching Band will be collecting recyclables Saturday to help with instrument repairs. Livingston Academy Spirit of the Wildcats Marching Band President Jenny Story said broken instruments are a chronic issue for the band. Story said they are prepared to take anything from cans to large appliances, to try and cover the repair costs. “They are only designated ... Read More »

Livingston Approves No Cost Lease For UC Family Justice Center

A new Upper Cumberland Family Justice Center office could be opening at Livingston’s former Twin Lakes building. The Board of Alderman Monday approved a no cost lease to the organization. Director Amy Stockwell said opening an Overton satellite office has been the plan for the past year. “Especially with their location close to Pickett and Clay, which is some of ... Read More »

Overton Health Department Expects First Wave Of COVID Vaccines

As final COVID vaccine approvals are conducted, Overton County Health Director Andy Langford said the first round of doses could be near. “I do believe that probably sometime here in the month of December we will have a small amount of vaccine that will be coming to Overton County,” Langford said. “Be it through Phizer, Moderna or both.” During Monday’s ... Read More »

Livingston Courthouse Design Fees Under Negotiation

Livingston is in the process of negotiating fees with a design consultant for courthouse plaza renovations. Livingston Downtown Revitalization Chairman Ray Evans said he does not know if negotiations will be successful, but expects construction to begin in the Fall of 2021. Evans said once a design is selected for the nearly $670,000 project, it will renewed and noteworthy. “It’s ... Read More »

UC Habitat Breaks Ground On First Overton Home

Upper Cumberland Habitat for Humanity will break ground Saturday on its first home in Overton County. The Habitat organizations in Putnam and Overton Counties formed a regional partnership in 2019. Executive Director Pam Ealey said people are invited to attend at 10:00 a.m. on Thomas Road. “We are going to be breaking ground on a home for Brandi Martin and ... Read More »

Overton-Livingston Chamber Promoting Safety for Shoppers

The Overton-Livingston Chamber of Commerce is making a push to promote safety for shoppers and tourists this holiday season. Executive Director Shannon Cantrell said the chamber has been distributing face masks with their “Shop, Eat, and Play Safe in Livingston-Overton County” branding. Cantrell said that through a $25,000 grant from the Tennessee Tourism Department there will be COVID infrastructure set ... Read More »