Christmas Is Just Around The Corner
City Council Meeting Held Monday
County Gift Certificate Program Now Underway
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
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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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
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
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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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
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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Overton County News
415 West Main Street
P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570