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Business After Hours held on December 19
County receives funds for emergency shelter
Skid loader stolen near Hardy's Chapel



Business After Hours held on December 19

Darren Oliver/OCN staff

Bank of Overton County was the host of the Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event held Thursday, Dec. 19.

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County receives funds for emergency shelter

Overton County has been awarded $13,330 in federal funds to help feed and shelter those in need, according to U.S. Representative Bart Gordon.

The money has been awarded through the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program, which is funded by Congress and administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Rep. Gordon said, "Disasters aren't the only times that emergency assistance is needed. Every day across America there are people who are homeless and hungry.

"By providing this kind of supplemental assistance to shelters, food banks, soup kitchens, and other assistance programs, we help the people who are really in need."

The national board is composed of representatives from the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, Council of Jewish Federations, National Council of Churches, The Salvation Army, and United Way of America. More than $2 billion has been distributed to local communities by the EFS program since its creation in 1983.

Each local jurisdiction that is funded advertises the availability of funds, establishes local priorities, selects local non-profit and governmental agencies to receive supplemental funding, and monitors program compliance.

"A society is often judged by the way it takes care of its most vulnerable people," Gordon said. "As the most prosperous nation in the world, the United States of America has an obligation to help where it can, especially within its own borders."

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Tim McGill named Citizen of the Year

Darren Oliver/OCN staff

Vice Mayor Bill Winningham, left, presents the Citizen of the Year award to Tim McGill, CEO of Livingston Regional Hospital, during the recent Chamber After Hours event.



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