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Archives 03-31-2004



Detours common while construction continues
New school bond saves $400,000
LA's Beechboard named 2004 Miss Basketball




Detours common while construction continues

photos by Lyndon Johnson/OCN staff
Detours were common around the square and downtown side streets in Livingston last week, as renovation projects are underway. A large portion of South Church Street was closed Thursday, March 25 while Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation workers replaced old utility poles with new ones. City workers continued to clear the way for underground utilities around the courthouse square. The Church Street and Broad Street sides of the square were closed for construction on Thursday.

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New school bond saves $400,000

Lyndon Johnson/OCN staff
County officials gathered Thursday, March 25 to sign for $7,795,000 in General Obligation School Refunding Bonds for Overton County School System's building program. The refinancing of the program will save the county an estimated $400,801. On hand for the bond signing were, Director of Schools Bill Needham, Tom McAnulty, senior vice president of Stephens Inc., Ashley McAnulty, investment banker with Stephens Inc., County Clerk Hugh L. Ogletree, County Mayor Kenneth Copeland, Debbie Ramage, paralegal with Bass, Berry & Sims, Budget Director Debra Maberry, County Trustee Peggy Clark Smith, and Charles Wray of Bass, Berry & Sims.

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LA's Beechboard named 2004 Miss Basketball

Tennessee's best high school basketball players for the 2003-2004 regular season were recognized at the Mr. Basketball and Miss Basketball Awards luncheon hosted by the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, March 27.

More than 500 persons, including the honorees, their families, coaches, school administrators, members of the media from all parts of the state, and individuals in the Memphis community were in attendance at the 2004 luncheon, which was held at the Peabody Hotel.

Livingston Academy's Katrina Beechboard was named Class AA Miss Basketball.

Of the award, she said, "It's an honor just to be associated with all the players that were there. It's a great honor and a great feeling."

In the 2003-2004 season, Beechboard averaged 18.5 points per game, 9.3 rebounds per game, 2.6 steals per game, 1.5 assists per game, and 1 blocked shot per game. She shot 52 percent from the field and 68 percent on free throws on her way to scoring 741 points in her senior season, a season capped by the Lady Wildcats winning the state championship.

"I'm glad that we ended our season the way we did," she said. "It seemed like a storybook ending."

Next year, Beechboard will play for UT-Chattanooga. She looks forward to playing at the next level.

"I'm excited about college, but I'm going to miss my teammates, coaches, fans, and everybody," she said.

Her advice for next year's Lady Wildcats is, "Always give 100 percent, no matter what."

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