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Officials arrest 18 in Thursday roundup
Mail carriers to pick up food Saturday
City Council meeting held Monday night

 

Officials arrest 18 in Thursday roundup

Becky Meredith/OCN staff
One of the 18 persons arrested Thursday is taken into the Livingston Police Department office for booking.

 

Officials with Livingston Police Department, FBI, Tennessee Highway Patrol Criminal Investigation Division, and TBI took part in a roundup Thursday, May 1 of individuals recently indicted by Overton County Grand Jury.

Suspects were indicted for various charges, most of which included drugs.

Livingston Police Chief Roger Phillips said, "The sale and delivery of drugs in our community is still continuing. Our officers, along with other agencies on the state and federal level, are continuing the investigations, with arrests of drug defendants.

"This is our third step into Operation: Drug-Free Communities, with more arrests coming. Approximately 100 suspects have been arrested and charged with violations of the drug control laws recently,” Chief Phillips explained.

Those picked up by officers Thursday were booked at Livingston Police Department and incarcerated at Overton County Justice Center.

Those arrested were:

Greg Taylor (Oakley Drive) – Charged with 3 counts Sale and Delivery of Schedule III Drug Hydrocodone, Sale and Delivery of Schedule II Drug Oxycontin, and Sale and Delivery of a Schedule IV Drug.

Willie Shepherd (Alpine) – Charged with Sale and Delivery of Schedule II Drug Oxycontin. •Gary Pressley (Oakley Drive) – Charged with Sale and Delivery of Hydrocodone, a Schedule III Drug.

Roger Sidwell (Oakley Drive) – Charged with Sale and Delivery of Schedule II Drug Oxycontin.

Irene Peek Flowers (Oakley Drive) – Charged with Sale and Delivery of Schedule II Drug Oxycontin.

Tammy Ford (Livingston) – Charged with Sale and Delivery of Schedule II Drug Oxycontin, Sale and Delivery of Schedule VI Drug Marijuana, and Sale and Delivery of a Schedule IV Drug.

Edgar Eddie Ray (Frogtown Estates, Allons) – Charged with Sale and Delivery of Schedule II Drug Oxycontin.

Paul Stewart

Shelia Smith (Airport Road) – Charged with Sale and Delivery of Schedule II Drug Oxycontin.

Carolyn Sue Talley (Hidden Valley Trailer Park) – Charged with Sale and Delivery of Schedule II Drug Oxycontin.

Jeff Taylor (Oakley Drive) – Charged with Sale and Delivery of Schedule 3 Drug Hydrocodone.

Frankie Ford (Buena Vista Drive) – Charged with 2 counts of the Sale and Delivery of Schedule II Drug Oxycontin and 2 counts of Sale and Delivery of Schedule VI Drug Marijuana.

Randall Denson (Livingston) – Charged with Sale and Delivery of Schedule II Drug Oxycontin.

Larry Sidwell (Hi-Tech Drive) – Charged with Sale and Delivery of Schedule II Drug Tylox and Sale and Delivery of a Counterfeit Drug.

Amanda Lopez (Burgess Street) – Charged with Sale and Delivery of Schedule II Drug Oxycontin.

Freddie Moore (Burgess Street) – Charged with Sale and Delivery of a Schedule II Drug Oxycontin.

Jimmie Denise Dunn (Woodland Street) – Charged with Sale and Delivery of Schedule III Drug Hydrocodone and Sale and Delivery of Schedule VI

Drug Marijuana.

Robert Mollett (Milkbarn Lane, Rickman) – Charged with Burglary of an Auto, Theft over $1,000, and Vandalism over $1,000.

Those incarcerated following the roundup will be arraigned in Overton County Criminal Court on Monday, June 16.

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Mail carriers to pick up food Saturday

City letter carriers, rural letter carriers, clerks, and other volunteers of the Livingston Post Office will be collecting non-perishable food items Saturday, May 10.

The post office is conducting the food drive in conjunction with Good Samaritan Food Bank.

Residents are asked to place donations in or on their mailboxes early Saturday morning, or bring donations to the Livingston Post Office, located on the square in Livingston.

Carriers in Middle Tennessee collected more than 1,000,000 pounds of food last year. According to the post office, food collected in the community is distributed in the community.

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City Council meeting held Monday night

By DEWAIN E. PEEK, OCN staff

Livingston City Council held the regular monthly meeting Monday, May 5, with Alderman Thurman Langford absent.

New water rates were set as follows:

In city – $9 for a minimum of 1,000 gallons; $3 per thousand gallons for the next 49,000 gallons; and $1.90 per thousand gallons over 50,000 gallons.

Outside the city – $13.50 for a minimum of 1,000 gallons; $4.50 per thousand gallons for the next 49,000 gallons; and $2.85 per thousand gallons over 50,000 gallons.

The Council had considered changing the minimum to 2,000 gallons, but decided to stick with the recommendation of the engineering firm.

The Courthouse Square Committee report given to the Council.

Coca-Cola's proposed contract was presented to the aldermen. The contract would give $5,000 a year for 10 years.

The alderman took no action on a request to sell an alley between 4th and 5th streets.

In new business, the Council approved water and sewer in lieu of tax to the General Fund in the amoung of $20,953.

The Council also approved the gas in lieu of tax to the General Fund in the amount of $12,943.

Summer workers were hired for the city park, street department, and water department.

The Council voted to install speed bumps on Chestnut Street again this year. Alderman Robert Jolley voted against it.

Police Chief Roger Phillips was given authority to have a security light installed at the playground of Livingston City Park.

Steve Smith was given permission to drive a city truck home during ball season at the park.

The Council voted to reduce the cost of a woman's gas tap from the regular new tap charge down to only the cost to the city for installation. Aldermen Bill Winningham and Johnny Halfacre voted no.

Mayor Hosea Winningham announced that a work session concerning the budget would be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 27. The first reading on the proposed budget will be held at the regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 2, then the second reading will be considered for approval at a public hearing at 6 p.m. Monday, June 23.

Mayor Winningham also announced the next Livingston Planning Commission meeting will be at 5 p.m. Monday, May 19, followed by an annexation hearing at 6 p.m.

Alderman Curtis Hayes asked about fire hydrants around the town that have plastic bags on them.

Tim Coffee, water department supervisor, said, "Those are out of order, and the state requires us to cover them up."

Coffee said new hydrants are going to be installed in their place.

Chief Phillips addressed the Council on behalf of the DARE program to express appreciation for the support given to the program's camp. This year's DARE Camp will be held June 2-5.

The meeting adjourned.

 

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