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Archives 04-04-2001




LA Academic Team Wins In First Rounds Of Bowl
Carter Masters Appears For Bond Hearing
Aldermen Meeting Held Monday Night


LA Academic Team Wins In First Rounds Of Bowl
By Becky Meredith


Becky Meredith

The Livingston Academy Academic Bowl Team defeated Bledsoe County 330-250 and Warren County 370-245 in the first two rounds of the WCTE-TV Channel 22 Upper Cumberland Academic Bowl Competition. Members of this yearŐs team include, from left, Brandon Cooper, Eddie Walker, Matt Sevier, back row, Ryan Steele, Brad Thornton, James White, and Wesley Williford.


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Carter Masters Appears For Bond Hearing

Carter Masters was transported from Overton County Jail to appear in court for a bond hearing Tuesday, April 3.

Masters is charged with especially aggravated kidnapping of his wife, Ruth Masters, on March 18.

Assistant District Attorney Owen Burnett said other charges by other victims will be filed. ADA Burnett asked that a $1 million-bond be set for Masters.

A decision on bond was not made at the hearing. A preliminary hearing was set for Thursday, April 12 to see if enough evidence exists to bind the case over to the grand jury.

Masters was returned to Overton County Jail.

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Aldermen Meeting Held Monday Night
By Dewain E. Peek

The Livingston Board of Aldermen held its regular monthly meeting Monday, April 2, with Alderman Thurman Langford absent.

In old business, the Board agreed to wait until the next regular meeting to consider deciding the location of a new water plant. A work session will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 17.

A motion to change the aldermen positions to at-large instead of precinct vote failed with Aldermen Bill Winningham and Johnny Halfacre voting for, and Aldermen Curtis Hayes, James ŇPugÓ Lee, and Robert Jolley voting against. A lawsuit has been threatened against the Town of Livingston if it does not either rezone the wards to make them equal or go to at-large voting to be in compliance with the law.

In new business, the Board voted in lieu of taxes for water in the amount of $16,820 and for gas in the amount of $22,077.

Mayor Hosea Winningham informed the Board that the U.S. Census report had Livingston losing 311 over the previous number. The lower number would cost the city about $40,000 in next yearŐs budget, according to Mayor Winningham. The Board is considering having an independent census conducted.

A question over the way banner signs were taken down recently resulted in the Board voting to have the mayor take care of the situation in compliance with the cityŐs ordinance.

The Board approved the first reading of three ordinance amendments concerning mobile homes. The first changes the requirements for the yard requirements for mobile home parks to 30 feet off the right of way, a minimum of 30 feet of yard adjoining another zoning district, and a mimimum of 15 feet for the front yard of each mobile home. The second changed mobile homes from permitted use to a use upon appeal, which would require it to be brought before the Board of Zoning Appeals for approval before a mobile home could be placed inside the city limits, and a public hearing will be held; and the third would change mobile home parks from permitted use to use upon appeal.

Summer workers were hired.

April 23-27 was designated at Clean-Up Week in Livingston. Supervisor Wayne Peek asked that residence separate wood from metal when leaving it out for pick-up. Mayor Winningham said residents may call in to City Hall to get the garbage picked up quicker.

The meeting adjourned.



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