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This Week Overton Considers Budget, Putnam Hears ARP Report

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Overton County Commission will vote on its new fiscal year budget Monday. Before the commission meeting begins, a 4:00 p.m. budget committee meeting will take place. Following that, residents will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the budget at 4:30 p.m. At 5:00 p.m., business will begin with consideration of the county’s ... Read More »

Overton To Pay Off County Service Building Loan In New Budget

Overton County’s proposed budget includes funding that would pay off a loan used to build the Millard V. Oakley County Services Building. County Executive Ben Danner said if the budget is approved Monday night, the county would have paid off a 12-year note in just two years. “We’re collecting over $2.5 million in sales tax every year, so that’s what ... Read More »

Overton Working on New County Website With New Features

Overton County will soon have a new website for residents to use. County Executive Ben Danner said through a $25,000 3-star grant, the county partnered with Tennessee Tech University to design the site. “It will be a tremendous asset for the people of this county, because the website that we have now really doesn’t give any information,” Danner said. “Most ... Read More »

Overton Budget Committee Reviews General Fund

The Overton County Budget Committee reviewed its proposed general fund budget line by line Tuesday night. Increased starting wages, more money for schools, and a new EMS assistant director position highlight the proposal. “We worked hard on this budget this year,” Committee Chair Darwin Clark said. “We cut it about as low as it could go. We’ve also been able ... Read More »

Overton County Clerk Pleads Guilty To Violation Of State Computer Act

Overton County Clerk Victoria Looper pled guilty Thursday to accessing a state computer and gaining personal benefit from it. Looper appeared in front of Judge Gary McKenzie in Overton County. The sentencing was diverted after Looper admitted to a violation of the State Computer Act. According to District Attorney Bryant Dunaway, the action is a Class C Felony. Looper shared ... Read More »

Several Case Dismissals Could Result From LPD Mishandling Of Evidence

Every criminal case that has came through the Livingston Police Department in the past three years could be in question by the lack of evidence oversight. That is according to Local Attorney Brett Knight who practices in Overton County. Knight said he and other local attorneys received a letter last week from the District Attorney’s Office. The letter advised that ... Read More »

Three Candidates On Ballot For Livingston Voting Wednesday

Overton County Election Commission expects a slow day for voting in Livingston Wednesday. Administrator of Elections Craig Story said that the day should run smoothly with just three candidates running for three alderman slots “An election is an election so we do go through the same process with all of them,” Story said. “There are a few changes tomorrow as ... Read More »

A.H. Roberts Elementary School Closes For Remainder Of School Year

Overton County Schools closed A.H. Roberts Elementary School for the remainder of the year due to electrical issues. A mass power outage that happened Thursday morning caused malfunctions in the school’s main panel. The components needed to repair the issue are in short supply and are not readily available. “We know there will be many questions, the faculty and staff ... Read More »

One Squirrel Caused Over 5,500 Customers To Lose Power In Overton

A single squirrel caused over 5,500 Overton County residents to be without power Thursday morning. UCEMC Livingston District Manager Ben Winningham said the unlikely event happened at the Celina Highway Substation at 6:30 a.m. “One squirrel,” Winningham said. “He just slithered through the gate, got to climbing around on the TVA switch gear and had a foot on one spot ... Read More »

Livingston Police Camp Out Returns To Cedar Lake Camp

Livingston’s Police Camp Out makes its return to Cedar Lake Camp this May. Police Chief Greg Etheredge said that 5th, 6th, and 7th graders in Overton County will be able to experience swimming, canoeing, and fishing as week other fun camp activities. He said that they also add an educational component. “But because we call it ‘Police Camp’ we want ... Read More »