City Water Shortage Now Deemed Serious
Gas Leak Causes Evacuation
Bids Awarded For School Construction
Water Shortage Now Deemed Serious
level at Livingston City Lake has dropped to a level that puts the
town in danger of running short of water. Becky MeredithOCN staff
now has a serious water shortage, according to Mayor Hosea Winningham.
conservation efforts are now mandatory," Mayor Winningham stated.
October 31, a prohibition will begin on automobile washing, public
or private, commercial usage, unless absolutely necessary, lawn
watering or other outside usage.
police department has been ordered to enforce these rules, and citations
will be issued to violators," Mayor Winningham stated.
to local ordinance, a citation can carry a $100 fine on first offense,
and a $200 fine on second offense. Persons violating the ordinance
a third or more times within the same drought period will have water
service disconnected for five days and be charged a $300 recon-nection
citizens are urged to limit usage of water as much as possible,"
Mayor Winning-ham stated. "No burning of rubbish, leaves, or
other items will be permitted, and everyone is urged to use the
greatest caution to prevent fires.
industries, schools, and businesses are urged to exercise water
conservation practices until this critical situation ends."
questions concerning water usage should call the Livingston Mayor's
A gas leak just off the north side of the square Tuesday,
Oct. 24 caused the evacuation of one block. The leak occurred when
Livingston Water Department workers were fixing a water leak and
accidentally hit a gas line. Concerns about an AC current feedback
led to the evacuation. Repair of the line took approximately 45
Awarded For School Construction
Bids were awarded by the Overton County Board of Education for
additions and renovations of the seven county schools at a called
meeting Tuesday, Oct. 24. On hand were, front row from left, Eldon
Davis, director of Overton County Schools, Johnny Fred Coleman,
president of Mid-State Construction, Milton Raines, board chairman,
back row, Tim Coffee and David Langford, board members. Johnny Fred
Coleman, president of Mid- State Construction, was awarded the bid
at Livingston Middle School and Livingston Academy. Carwile Enterprises,
Inc. was awarded the bids at A.H. Roberts and Hilham elementary
schools, and bids for Allons, Rickman, and Wilson elementary schools
were awarded to Ronnie Rex Wallace Contractor, Inc. Construction
will begin within the next two weeks, according to Richard Williams,
of Williams, Inc., architect for the school building program.
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