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Garrett Takes Overton County Republican Primary For Sheriff

Overton County Sheriff John Garrett captured better than 52 percent of the vote Tuesday to win the Republican primary. Garrett tallied 1508 votes to 783 for Shane Barlow and 607 for Marty Philpot. Turnover was described as steady in Overton County Tuesday. In the Republican primary for county executive, Steven Barlow will face Ben Danner in August. Barlow defeated Robbie ... Read More »

Early Voting: One Week Down, One More To Go

Upper Cumberland voters have one more week to get to the poles for early voting. So far, election offices have seen a mixed bag of turnout since early voting began last week. Overton County Election Administrator Craig Story said over 700 people have participated in his county. “Mid-terms are usually a little less on turnout than some of our other ... Read More »

Overton Moving Forward With Ambulance Service Building Expansion

A core drilling study for Overton County’s expansion of its ambulance service building has been completed. County Executive Ben Danner said next step is for the county’s budget committee to open bids in April. “Everybody right now is busier than they have ever been,” Danner said. “A building boom is going on everywhere, so that will be a factor that ... Read More »

Comptroller’s Office Recommends A Centralized Budget System For Overton

The State Comptroller’s Office recommends that Overton County adopts a centralized budget system but County Executive Ben Danner said it is not a priority right now. “Some counties the Highway Department just purchases on their own, the county purchases on their own and then the schools do,” Danner said. “But here, the Highway Department and county are both coming through ... Read More »

Overton County Audit Shows Serious Issues In School District

A Tennessee Comptroller’s Office audit of Overton County “shows serious problems” citing the school system on 10 findings for the fiscal year ending June 2021. Communications Director John Dunn said the growth from two to 10 findings over the past year causes concern. “We really encourage Overton County to consider the idea of having a centralized finance office that again ... Read More »

Overton Library Getting New Computers And Booth For Private Appointments

Some $25,000 worth of technology and furniture coming to the Overton County Public Library thanks to a grant. Library Director Judith Cutright said five new computers and desks will be installed Thursday. “These will be replacing some of the old computers,” Cutright said. “Hopefully by then the new monitors will be received as well, so when you come in to ... Read More »

Three Candidates Running For Overton County Circuit Court Clerk Race

A total of three candidates will make up the race for the Overton County Circuit Court Clerk. Election Administrator Craig Story said only one new candidate qualified by Thursday’s extended deadline. Democratic candidate Susan Robbins submitted papers this week. Democratic Candidate Lori Hammock and Republican Candidate Mark Dillon also will be on the ballot. A state law extended the qualifying ... Read More »

Overton COVID Numbers On Downhill Slope

Overton County COVID numbers may still seem high, but Health Department officials say that might not be the true picture. At Thursday afternoon’s COVID-19 Press Conference in Livingston, Nursing Director Megan Reeder said that positivity rates sit at about 30 percent currently. She said that rate might keep restrictions in place at nursing homes and medical facilities. “They’re still high ... Read More »

Overton Upgrading Jail HVAC And Computer System Through Grant

Overton County has received a $170,000 state grant bringing HVAC and computer upgrades to its Justice Center. County Executive Ben Danner said he anticipates the county budget committee to approve the money next month with the bid process starting after that. “We can have it where the deputies can book people in without having to come into the jail and ... Read More »

Grant Allows Overton To Boost Event Audio With New System

Overton County has received a State Arts Commission grant to buy new audio gear for public events at the Livingston Square. County Executive Ben Danner said the county looks to purchase an audio system that’s meant for crowds of at least 5,000 people. “Like Fall-o-ween we have several thousand people, so this PA system will be able to be used ... Read More »