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