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Archives 12-05-2001




Christmas Is Just Around The Corner
City Council Meeting Held Monday
County Gift Certificate Program Now Underway


Christmas Parade Held In Livingston

The 2001 Overton County Christmas Parade was held in Livingston Saturday, Dec. 1 in front of hundreds of spectators who lined the parade route.

The parade was one of the largest ever for Overton County, having 116 entries.

Christian Community Church won the Grand Marshall's Trophy.

Other winners were: Business & Industry - 1st place, Livingston Regional Hospital, and 2nd place, Taco Bell.

Churches - 1st place, Beaty Swamp Community Church, and 2nd place, Falling Springs Church.

Schools - 1st place, Vol State Community College, and 2nd place, Future Farmers of America.

Fire & Rescue Departments - 1st place, Overton County Humane Society, and 2nd place, Hilham Fire Department.

Scouting Troops - 1st place, Girl Scout Troop #2208, and 2nd place, Cub Scout Pack #133.

Children Under 12 - 1st place, 2001 Junior Miss Devin Leigh Thompson, and 2nd place, Overton County 18-24 month-old fair winner McKinsey Perdue.

Children 12 & Older - 1st place, Oak Ridge Cover Miss Sara Allen, and 2nd place, Tennessee Cover Miss Ashley Mullins.

Antique Cars - 1st place, Bob Hurst's 1940 Ford coupe, and 2nd place, Buddy Williams' 1949 Ford.

Civic Clubs & Veterans Organizations - 1st place, 4-H Honor Club, and 2nd place, Overton County Lions Club.

Horse Wagons & Buggies - 1st place, Amanda Anderson, and 2nd place, Pauline Staggs.

Horse and Female Rider - 1st place, Domique Barlow, and 2nd place, Olivia King;

Horse and Male Rider - 1st place, Kaleb Qualls, and 2nd place, Balie Watkins;

Other - 1st place, Overton County candidate for Trustee, Dale Day, and 2nd place, Bredesen For Governor.


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City Council Meeting Held Monday

By Dewain E. Peek, OCN staff

Livingston City Council held the regular monthly meeting Monday, Dec. 3, with all aldermen present.

In old business, Tim Coffee, water department supervisor, gave the aldermen an update on a proposed sewer project for the Overton Heights area. Coffee said an engineer will cost from $6,000 to $7,000. The project was estimated at about $70,000 if put up for bid, but the city can complete the project for around $20,000, according to Coffee.

The project would serve 12 homes.

The city is applying for grants for the project and other sewer projects.

Mayor Hosea Winningham informed the Council that city insurance was changed from the state pool to BlueCross/BlueShield, effective January 1, 2002.

Winningham said, "We did that to stay in line with the budget."

According to Mayor Winningham, the state pool went up 30 percent.

The Council was informed that Duke Energy has sold the city gas contract to Woodward Marketing. The contract is in effect until 2003.

The resignation of James Hammock from Livingston Police Department was accepted. The Council adopted a resolution to apply for the home grant program. Homes are remodeled or replaced through the program.

Mayor Winningham informed the Council that Scottsburg Plastic Inc. is moving its equipment back to Scottsburg, IN. Police Chief Roger Phillips told the aldermen the police department will soon be taking applications. Mayor Winningham informed the Council that a green light will be placed in the turn lane at Main Street and the bypass to allow a left turn onto the bypass when no traffic is oncoming.

Mark Peek, owner of Captured Forever Photography, addressed the Council asking that the sign ordinance be equally enforced. Peek said his signs had been removed by the city, but not all signs outlawed by the ordinance are being removed.

"You need to treat everybody the same, that's all I ask," Peek said.

Alderman Johnny Halfacre informed the Council that funding of elements of the airport expansion project has been approved.

The meeting adjourned.




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County Gift Certificate Program Now Underway

An Overton County gift certificate program has begun through the efforts of the Overton County Merchants Association.

Gift certificates are available in $5 denominations and are available for purchase from Overton County Merchants Association. The gift certificates are redeemable at the following Overton County Merchants Association participants: Bows, Petals, ÔN Lace, Brown's Flower Shop, Cowboy Country, D&D "The Carpet ShopÓ, Dairy Queen, E.B. Gray Jewelers, Even Cut Beauty Salon, The Fitness Zone, Jerry's, Jewelry & Gift Connection, Livingston Enterprise, Livingston Flower Basket, Main Street Tile, Mark White Tire, Overton County News, Overton County Parts (NAPA), Overton Department Store, Pamida, Pamie's Unisex Hair Salon, Pizza Hut, Puckett's Furniture & Appliance, The Building Center, The Paper Place, The Travel Agency, Upper Cumberland Sports, and Winningham Hardware.

Anyone wishing to buy Overton County gift certificates for their employees or an individual should contact Darren Oliver, vice president of Overton County Merchants Association, at Overton County News, 415 West Main Street, Livingston, TN 38570.


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