LA Prom held Saturday night
Candidate forum to be held May 24
Stolen property recovered by Police Dept.
Prom held Saturday night
photos by Dewain E. Peek/OCN staff
LA students and their dates filled the ballroom at Cookeville's
Holiday Inn during the 2004 Livingston Academy Prom held Saturday
night, May 8. Not only was the dance floor a busy place throughout
the evening, but the tables were also occupied to near capacity
by the well-dressed crowd.
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forum to be held May 24
A "Meet Your Candidate" forum will be held
at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 24 at the Livingston-Overton County Chamber
of Commerce building. The forum is sponsored by Overton County Bar
The public is invited to attend the question and answer
session for all mayoral and aldermen candidates running in the upcoming
June 2 Town of Livingston Municipal Election. Refreshments will
be served following the session.
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property recovered by Police Dept.
Within the last few weeks, officers with Livingston
Police Department have investigated several vehicle burglaries at
area businesses and churches.
In turn, the department has recovered stolen property
worth several thousand dollars.
The latest reported theft was on Sunday, May 1, when
officers were dispatched to Living Tabernacle Church, located just
outside of Livingston on Jamestown Highway, where two vehicles had
been broken into while the owners were inside the church.
Items reportedly taken from the vehicle include a
laptop computer, a cell phone, a Gameboy, and additional games.
Livingston Police Department said the items were valued at more
After the robbery at Living Tabernacle, investigators
received several leads in the case and developed suspects. Officers
conducted surveillance on the suspects and watched as they attempted
to sell the stolen property.
Officers took 22 year-old Samuel Howard, of Rickman,
into custody. A search of Howard's vehicle revealed property reported
stolen from Livingston, Cookeville, and West Fork General Store
in Alpine. Officers reportedly found in Howard's car golf clubs
and accessories, electronics, and snakeskin items.
The investigators also recovered items Howard had
allegedly sold to persons LPD referred to as "unsuspecting
buyers". These items were stolen from the Livingston, Algood,
and Cookeville areas, according to the police report.
Two juveniles from Livingston have been questioned
and are believed to also be involved, authorities said.
Members of Livingston Police Department are in the
process of returning the recovered items back to their respective
Howard has been charged with the vehicle burglaries
at the parking lot of Living Tabernacle, as well as theft of property
at Hull's Auto Sales on East Main Street and a vehicle burglary,
and theft of property from Cantrell's East Main 66.
Howard and a juvenile are also suspects in a rash
of vehicle burglaries at churches and used car lots in the Cookeville
and Algood areas.
Howard was booked and taken to Overton County Jail,
where he was held under a $5,000 bond until a hearing in General
Chief Roger Phillips urges area residents, as well
as visitors, to always lock their vehicles and secure valuables
and purses in the trunk or elsewhere out of sight from would-be
Anyone who has witnessed suspicious activity in or
around parked vehicles in Livingston should call the Police Department
at (931) 823-6496.
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