Fire Destroys Home Christmas Morning
Florida Prisoner Pleads To Robbing Local Store
Unemployment Rate Unchanged In November
Destroys Home Christmas Morning
Dewain E. Peek/OCN staff
Fire gutted a trailer at the corner of Cedar Street
and Tayes Street in Livingston early Christmas morning. The fire
was reported around 4:50 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, and personnel from
Livingston Police Department and Livingston Fire Department quickly
responded to the scene. The trailer was engulfed when firefighters
arrived. Police set about determining if anyone was in the trailer
and found that Nichole Lynn Arnett was renting the trailer from
Ron Cooper. Arnett was soon located at another residence. An electrical
problem is thought to be the cause of the blaze, but the fire is
still under investigation.
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Prisoner Pleads To Robbing Local Store
By Robert Forsman
A Florida prison inmate pled guilty during the December
17 session of Overton County Criminal Court to robbing a Livingston
market gas station.
Shane Mosley, 29, charged with robbing Morgan's Westside
Market on January 2, 1999, pled guilty to theft exceeding $500 and
to aggravated robbery.
Several days after the Livingston robbery, Mosley
was arrested in Florida and charged with robbing a Duval County
hotel. Mosley was convicted of that offense and sentenced to a Florida
Following a lead, Livingston Police Captain Tim Emerton
questioned Mosley in prison about his connection to the Overton
According to a statement taken by Emerton, Mosley
and an accomplice entered the market, their faces concealed by bandannas.
Pretending to be armed, they robbed the cashier of almost $1,000.
The accomplice is serving a prison sentence for bank
robbery in addition to the Livingston robbery and a string of Putnam
According to a plea recommended by the state, Mosley
was sentenced to a year of Community Corrections probation to be
followed by five years of standard supervised probation. Mosley
will begin serving the Tennessee sentence upon his release from
Expressing hesitancy about accepting the plea, Judge
Lillie Ann Sells told Mosley, “Don't ever come back before this
Overton County Sheriff personnel transported Mosley
from and to the Florida prison.
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Rate Unchanged In November
Overton County's unemployment rate was 6.3 percent
in November, unchanged from the October rate.
Overton County had 630 unemployed of a workforce of
Tennessee's November unemployment rate was 4.6 percent,
up a tenth of a percentage point over the month. County unemployment
rates showed 69 county rates went up, 15 county rates went down,
and 11 remained the same.
Scott County at 11.0 percent, up from 8.2 percent,
reported the state's highest jobless rate.
Clay County's unemployment rate rose from 8.3 percent
to 9.7 percent, with 260 unemployed of a workforce of 2,670.
Jackson County's unemployment rate went up 1.5 percent,
from 5.2 to 6.7. Jackson County had 310 unemployed of a workforce
Pickett County's unemployment rate went up 1.2 percent,
from 5.8 to 7.0. Pickett County had 160 unemployed of a workforce
Fentress County's unemployment rate rose from 8.1
percent to 8.5 percent, with 500 unemployed of a workforce of 5,900.
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Overton County News
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Livingston, Tennessee 38570