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Overton’s Carr Creek Bridge Construction Going As Planned

Overton County Highway Superintendent James Norrod said construction of the new Carr Creek Bridge is going as scheduled. “The Carr Creek Bridge project is going along really well. It has been demolitioned and the bridge is gone,” Norrod said. “Some caissons are drilled. Some steel is in the holes. I am really pleased with the way it is going.” The ... Read More »

Sunset Marina Recognized for Environmental Standards

Sunset Marina will continue its 10 year run as a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers certified Clean Marina, after being recognized by the Nashville District. Vice President and General Manager Tom Allen said his marina is judged on how it manages sewage, fuel and chemicals, all things that could cause damage to Dale Hollow Lake. Allen said it’s a tedious ... Read More »

Overton Sheriff’s Department Partners With Santa’s Secret Workshop

The Overton County Sheriff’s Department is partnering up with The Steel Coop to try and make the biggest toy drive possible. Sheriff John Garrett said the department decided to join in the Santa’s Secret Workshop so that all the toy drive efforts could be merged into one big event. Garrett said he sees first hand the challenges facing children who ... Read More »

Overton’s Christmas Parade and Christmas In The Country Cancelled

Overton County officials have cancelled the Christmas Parade and Christmas in the Country. County Executive Danner said hosting a parade would attract too many people from outside the county since most neighboring parades have already been cancelled. “If we have a parade here, everybody from every county around is going to pile in here,” Danner said. “Like when Allardt had ... Read More »

How to Avoid Spiders Looking for Warmth inside Homes

Noticed a lot of spiders in the last week? Spiders in the Upper Cumberland will be looking to hunker down for the Winter inside people’s homes. Overton County Agriculture Extension Agent Jason Garrett said debris, leaves and wood near entrances to the home can attract spiders inside. Garrett said keeping the home neat by vacuuming and dusting can stop the ... Read More »

New Overton County Building Opening November 16th

Residents of Overton County can start conducting county business in the new municipality building starting November 16th. County Executive Ben Danner said county offices will be closed from the 11th to the 13th to finish moving to the location on West Main Street. “These offices will have a lot more room then that got now, and for the public waiting ... Read More »

Livingston Mural Application Deadline Extended

The deadline for the Livingston mural application has been extended to Friday. Overton County Chamber of Commerce Director Shannon Cantrell said downtown businesses just did not have enough time to create mural proposals. “This is a busy time of year,” Cantrell said. “Everybody is gearing up for the holidays. I wanted to make sure everyone that wanted to be a ... Read More »

UC Turnout Near Record Levels, Above 2016

The 2020 Presidential Election brought record voter turn out across the United States and around the Upper Cumberland. Overton County Election Administrator Craig Story said he believes the county is in all time record territory with over 10,000 residents voting. That’s a 19 percent increase from four years ago. In an even larger increase, Putnam County Election Commission Administrator Michele ... Read More »

Livingston Signs Proclamation Highly Recommending Masks

The Livingston Board of Alderman Monday signed a proclamation for the city strongly encouraging all residents to wear masks and socially distance in public. The decree specifically recommends all churches, businesses and the school system to follow all COVID precautions. Mayor Curtis Hayes said Dr. Diane Sadler’s family played a part in creating the document. “I have spoke with the ... Read More »

Navigating Halloween Weekend’s Killing Freeze

Sunday and Monday night will bring killing freeze temperatures to lawns and gardens around the Upper Cumberland. Overton County Agriculture Extension Agent Jason Garrett said these temperatures will mean the end of production for warm season crops. Garrett said plants like cabbage, spinach, carrots, onions and more can handle these temperatures, but some might need covering. “There’s other cool season ... Read More »