Three-lane construction continues on
Livingston teen dies in one vehicle crash
City Council meeting held Monday night
construction continues on East Main
Livingston city workers continue doing their part
to prepare for the expansion of East Main Street from a two-lane
to a three-lane from "the triangle” to the Highway 52-Highway
The project is estimated to be completed in three
months, but the Tennessee General Assembly’s failure to approve
a budget has put in question when the state will resume involvement
in the project.
teen dies in one vehicle crash
Shanna Gunter, 19, of Livingston, died in a one-vehicle
crash Friday evening, June 28.
According to reports, she was driving a 1998 Honda
Civic on Rickman Road (Old Highway 42) around 8 p.m. when about
three miles south of Livingston the car ran off the shoulder of
the road. She apparently overcorrected and the car crossed the road
and rolled over, ejecting her from the vehicle.
THP Sgt. Jimmy Beaty investigated the incident.
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Council meeting held Monday nightivingston teen dies in one vehicle
By DEWAIN E. PEEK, OCN staff
Livingston City Council held the regular monthly meeting
Monday, July 1, with all aldermen present.
The low bid of Southern Seasonson mulching of city
property was accepted.
Mayor Hosea Winningham informed the aldermen that
the lawsuit with UCEMC has been dismissed. The Council voted to
accept the dismissal.
Mayor Winningham presented a copy of Livingston Housing
Authority checks to the Council. They were in lieu of taxes in the
amount of $3,474.03 and $5,550.24.
Chad Peek was hired to replace Josh Hinson in the
First reading was approved on rezoning Carl Rogers'
property from R1 to C1. A public hearing is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday,
Mayor Winningham announced that the second reading
on the budget was on June 24.
"Taxes are 1.05, and the water rate and everything
will stay the same as it is now," Mayor Winningham said.
Mayor Winningham went on to say that if the state
takes tax money away from the city, then the budget would have to
Alderman Robert Jolley made a motion to allow all
city workers the choice of wearing shorts. Alderman Curtis Hayes
seconded the motion. The motion failed with Aldermen Bill Winningham,
Thurman Langford, Johnny Halfacre, and James "Pug" Lee
The Council agreed to purchase four police cars and
a pickup truck in September.
Livingston Police Department expressed appreciation
to the sponsors of the recent D.A.R.E. Camp and presented certificates
to camp volunteer counselors.
The meeting adjourned.
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