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Archives 07-03-2002





Three-lane construction continues on East Main
Livingston teen dies in one vehicle crash
City Council meeting held Monday night



Three-lane 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 294 fork.

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.



Livingston 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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LCity Council meeting held Monday nightivingston teen dies in one vehicle crash


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 water department.

First reading was approved on rezoning Carl Rogers' property from R1 to C1. A public hearing is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 19.

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 be reworked.

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 voting against.

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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