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Clinton Co. teacher semifinalist for ‘teacher of the year’

Semifinalists for the Kentucky Teacher of the Year award have been announced and includes a teacher from Clinton County Middle School in nearby Albany. Danielle Hicks, an 8th grade ELA teacher at CCMS, joins 10 others contending in the elementary, middle and high school categories. One of the teachers will be selected as Teacher of the Year in a ceremony scheduled for September 20th.
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Algood Officers Save Man Overdosing On Heroin Using Narcan

Two Algood police officers saved the life of a man who had overdosed on heroin Friday evening. Police Chief Dale Armour said the department has partnered with the local drug coalition to receive training on administering Narcan. He said opioid treatment is the first line of defense when officers see an individual in need.
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Celina Approves Match Cost In Joint Sewer Project

The Celina board of Aldermen approved its $65,000 match for a sewer line project Tuesday night. A $500,000 grant will fund the work along with local funding from the city, county and Industrial Development Board. During discussion over the project, Alderman Winton Dillon expressed his concerns to UCDD which is facilitating the project.
Overton County News

William (Billy) Edward Hood

William (Billy) Edward Hood, age 73 of Livingston TN, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, after an extended illness. In honor of Billy’s wishes, no services will be held. He had donated his body to Vanderbilt, and he chose to then be cremated. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to your favorite charity.

Byrdstown Aldermen Approve Liquor by the Drink Referendum

A liquor by the drink referendum is on pace to be on the November ballot for Byrdstown. The Board of Alderman voted unanimously to approve the item Monday night. Mayor Sam Gibson said the main goal is to give voters the opportunity to vote how they want and feel. “Since...

New urologist, cardiologist join Cookeville Regional

COOKEVILLE — There will soon be another Dr. Moore joining the ranks of Cookeville Regional’s medical staff where he will be joined by Dr. Yatsynovich. Dr. Aaron Moore, urologist, is eager to help patients in Cookeville and the region with any urologic problems they may have. “I find...

Cookeville BZA To Consider Variances For Speedway On Jefferson Ave.

The process to build a Speedway on Cookeville’s Jefferson Avenue set to continue. Cookeville’s Board of Zoning Appeals will consider a variance request at its Thursday night meeting that will allow developers to continue work. Planning Director Jon Ward:. “A variance request has a 12-month period, you either...

Memorial sculpture for Cookeville tornado victims to be built at park

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - A bronze sculpture, aimed at memorializing the lives lost when an EF-4 tornado ripped through Cookeville, will be built at Dogwood Park, Mayor Ricky Shelton announced on Facebook. The tornado killed 19 people on March 3, 2020. Shelton said members of the Leadership Putnam Class of...

Tullahoma Golf Teams play in Cookeville Tournament

The Tullahoma golf teams competed in the Cookeville Early Bird tournament on Monday, with (15) boys’ teams and (11) girls’ teams!!. The Lady Cats finished 4th as a team, with Gracie Hicks placing 6th individually. The Wildcats scored a 362, 12 strokes better than their last tournament a...

Obit – Ms. Kim Papagna

Ms. Kim Papagna, a licensed Practical Nurse of Baxter, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center at 6:15 a.m. Monday morning, August 1, 2022, after suffering a fatal heart attack at her Mother’s Dyer Ridge Road home. Ms. Papagna was 60. Bro. Lanny Thomas officiated...
Overton County News

Strong Lady Cats reloaded for new volleyball season

There’s a slight problem at the Livingston Academy volleyball program – for whatever reason, the team is having a hard time expanding its schedule. “I can’t find anyone who wants to play us,” said head coach Christie Jenkins. “I don’t know if we’re that good or if other teams are not good enough. I always wanted to play teams as good or better than we were just to give us a test to see what we needed.”
Overton County News

Jayden Grider post first smallbore match win

Jayden Grider, from Baxter, was the winner in the smallbore rifle match held recently at Bend of the River. “It was Grider’s first win,” Charlie Pardue of Bend of the River said. She had the score of 832-7X, which was 112 points better than last month. Callie Helton,...

Tennessee Tech prepares housing plans for increased fall enrollment

COOKEVILLE – Some Tennessee Tech University students will begin fall semester with non-traditional housing options and perks because so many students chose to come to Tech this fall. An estimated 135 students received temporary housing assignments in local hotels with the university covering the costs. “We expect our freshman...

Seniors Johnson, Warren Emerge As Leaders For UHS Volleyball

The Upperman Lady Bees volleyball team put together a really solid season in 2021, a campaign that saw them win a district championship and make a deep run in the postseason. They also did all this with a first-year head coach in Barbie Cook, who says that going into year two, she’ll have a tough act to follow.
Overton County News

WCTE PBS Downtown Film Festival to be held in Cookeville

The third annual WCTE-PBS Downtown Film Festival, in partnership with the Cookeville Performing Arts Center and RiverRun International Film Festival, is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center. This year’s festival will feature a unique collection of films from independent filmmakers across the southeast United States.
Overton County News

Stories From the Past - The Blind Trustee

Overton County’s history is full of people who have accomplished much with their lives, and as time goes on, their contributions seemed to either be forgotten about, or in some cases, never heard of before. Two such men whose lives were directly connected, but in different time periods, fall into the category today of practically never being heard of.

Interim Chief Smith: LPD Excited About Progress

Morale is up at the Livingston Police Department. That’s according to Interim Chief Ray Smith. He said after much turmoil, the department is excited about its progress and about the future. “When you talk about morale, just knowing there is a forward motion gives encouragement that there will be...