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Archives 12-04-2002






Christmas Parade to be held Saturday
City Council meeting held Monday night
Law officers to be extra alert during holidays



Christmas Parade to be held Saturday

The 2002 Overton County Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 7. This year's theme is "Christmas: The True Meaning". Charlotte Burks will be the grand marshal.

The parade will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of the Highway 111 bypass and Highway 294, near Livingston Limestone. The parade will continue onto East Main Street to Broad Street, across the town square, to West Main Street and onto the bypass. The parade will disperse at 1st Street.

Line-up will begin at 1:30 p.m. on the bypass, from the intersection of Highway 294 back toward Tennessee Technology Center.

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City Council meeting held Monday night


Livingston City Council held the regular monthly meeting Monday, Dec. 2, with all aldermen present.

City workers will have Christmas Eve off this year, after a unanimous vote by the aldermen.

The Livingston Fire Department Policy & Procedure Manual was changed to a policy guideline manual.

According to Mayor Hosea Winningham, the change was made because a procedure manual must be followed to the letter. A guideline manual is not as rigid.

Mayor Winningham informed the City Council that Jimmy Eldridge did not take the job at Livingston Police Department.

Alderman Curtis Hayes asked about who will give inservice instruction, because Eldridge would have been an instructor.

Police Chief Roger Phillips is acting as inservice instructor until the department has a certified officer.

Harold Peek was hired to replace Jeremy Mars at the sewer plant.

Alderman Johnny Halfacre read a letter received from Tennessee Highway Patrolman Glenn McHood thanking Kevin Carmack, John Mackie, and Jarmin Hicks of Livingston Police Department for unlocking his car after he locked the keys in it.

Alderman Johnny Halfacre informed the Council that all of the lamp posts have been sold around the square.

The meeting adjourned.

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Law officers to be extra alert during holidays

Sheriff Bud Swallows has announced that additional attention will be given to drivers on the county's roadways this holiday season.

"This is a happy and special time of the year, and a lot of people will be on the road travelling during this holiday season," Sheriff Swallows said. "In order to keep those people as safe as possible, we will be giving extra patrol on the roadways, looking for people drinking and driving."

The Sheriff's Department recommends the following suggestions at Christmas parties: Provide plenty of food for guests so they will not drink on an empty stomach; stop serving alcohol a couple of hours before the party is to end; and have on hand a designated driver so anyone who has too much to drink will have a safe ride home.

"Being under the influence of drugs and being in physical control of a vehicle is the same as being under the influence of alcohol, and you will be arrested for either," Sheriff Swallows said. "The citizens of Overton County have a right to be safe on our roadways, and the Sheriff's Dept. will be out ensuring our roads are safe as possible."




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