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Archives 11-01-2000



City Water Shortage Now Deemed Serious
Gas Leak Causes Evacuation
Bids Awarded For School Construction


City Water Shortage Now Deemed Serious

The water level at Livingston City Lake has dropped to a level that puts the town in danger of running short of water. Becky MeredithOCN staff


Livingston now has a serious water shortage, according to Mayor Hosea Winningham.

"Serious conservation efforts are now mandatory," Mayor Winningham stated.

Effective October 31, a prohibition will begin on automobile washing, public or private, commercial usage, unless absolutely necessary, lawn watering or other outside usage.

"The police department has been ordered to enforce these rules, and citations will be issued to violators," Mayor Winningham stated.

According 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 fee.

"All 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.

"All industries, schools, and businesses are urged to exercise water conservation practices until this critical situation ends."

Anyone with questions concerning water usage should call the Livingston Mayor's Office.


Gas Leak Causes Evacuation

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 minutes.


Bids 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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