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Archives 09-03-2003




Dale Hollow makes splash with vacationers
HOME rehabilitation grant applications being taken
LMS begins new band program



Dale Hollow makes splash with vacationers

Darren Oliver/OCN staff

Cliff jumpers Jaci Vanover and friend Alicia Dossett watch their friend Shauna Murray take the plunge into Dale Hollow Lake, while others relax and watch the free entertainment during the Labor Day holiday. The three friends from Louisville, KY, were visiting the lake while on vacation.


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HOME rehabilitation grant applications being taken

Overton County and the Town of Livingston have each been awarded a HOME rehabilitation grant in the amount of $137,011 for the purpose of bringing homes in the city and county up to the Southern Building Code Standards.

Applications will be taken at from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15 at Livingston City Hall for those interested in having repairs made to their homes.

To be eligible, the home must have been owned for a period of one year, and the owner must be currently living in the home needing repair. The home-owner must be low-income.

In addition, the home must need repairs to bring it up to local standards. This is not a remodeling program, and only those in need will be considered for this grant.

As with all federal funding, certain information must be provided in order to apply. A copy of the following information should be brought when applying:

•Verification of income, which can be either a copy of a government check (Social Security, SSI, VA, AFDC, etc.), a copy of a bank statement that shows the amount of direct deposits of government checks, an award letter for a government check, a copy of a paycheck stub showing year-to-date earnings, and official statement from the employer that shows the income tax statement for self-employed individuals.

•Full names, amount of income, and Social Security numbers of everyone living in the home.

•A copy of the deed to the property.

•A copy of the property tax statement with receipt showing 2002 taxes paid.

•A copy of the homeowner’s insurance that provides the amount of coverage.

For the application, regular monthly payments and the name, address, and phone number of the mortgage institution will be needed, along with a list of the repairs needed to be made to the home.

Those who are physically unable to apply in person should contact Overton County Mayor Kenneth Copeland’s office at (931) 823-5630, Livingston Mayor Hosea Winningham’s office at (931) 823-1269, or Upper Cumberland Development District at (931) 432-4111.

This grant complies with federal regulations and must not discriminate based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, or handicap.

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LMS begins new band program

photo courtesy of LMS

The 2003-2004 Livingston Middle School Band is one of two new school bands in Overton County.

Livingston Middle School is one of two schools in Overton County to incorporate a new band program into the curriculum this year.

The LMS band class has 77 students enrolled, approximately one-fifth of the school student population.

Band students will be taught the different types of music, how to read music, and how to play instruments. Many instruments will be covered throughout the year, including flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drums, guitar, violin (fiddle), bass, banjo, and piano.

The LMS band plans to perform for the school and for the community two times this year. The first performance will be a Christmas concert, and the second will be a spring concert. The band students will also have the opportunity to take a trip to see a musical play or some sort of musical event as the year progresses.

Livingston Middle School Band members for 2003-2004 are as follows:

Fifth graders – Matthew Allred, Megan Beechboard, Kyrua Beaty, Andrew Berta, Cody Blakelee, Matthew Brown, Eric Cantrell, Chance Clark, Kaylee Denney, Jamie Ferrell, Hunter Garrett, Kayla Garrett, Mary Catherine Green, Kate Gunnels, Brandi Jacobs, Sadie King, Kyle Lee, Nikki McCallister, Tyler McCullar, Alaura Miranda, Charity Penticuff, Kyle Turner, and Tori Watkins;

Sixth graders – Travis Allred, Adam Beasley, Joshua Beaty, Kim Boles, Michael Burchett, Colton Cross, Cody Day, Rebecca Emerich, Brandon Lawson, Becky Linder, Caitlin Long, Heather Marshall, Dillan Matthews, Austin Maynord, Cory Maynord, Christopher Morrison, Will Mullins, Kasey Pardue, Liz Parsons, Chris Partridge, Casey Poston, Caleb Robertson, Beth Sells, Caleb Sells, Meghan Smith, Trey Thomas, Justin Watkins, Jackson White, and Robert York;

Seventh and eighth graders – Justin Adams, Nathan Allen, Adam Bailey, Lindsay Barnes, Brian Bowman, Dustin Collins, Brianna Colson, Matthew Copeland, Scott Copeland, Amber Crawford, Brett Danner, Brittany Davis, Matthew Dyer, Cody Ferrell, Tyler Greenwood, Samantha Harper, Luke Huffman, Angelina Jacobs, Brandon Looper, Heather Nelson, Heather Paul, Haven Pomeroy, Clinton Savage, Josh Savage, Matt Ventimiglia, Cody Warren, and Caitlan Watkins.


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