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Dixon home destroyed by fire Friday morning
Two elections to be held on August 5
Livingston to receive water project loan

 

 

Dixon home destroyed by fire Friday morning

Dewain E. Peek/OCN staff
The Meadows Road home of Timmy and Teresa Dixon caught fire Friday morning, July 9. Despite the efforts of Hilham Volunteer Fire Department, the home was destroyed by the blaze. Fairgrounds Volunteer Fire Department assisted Hilham VFD in fighting the fire.

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Two elections to be held on August 5

Overton County voters will go to the polls to vote in two elections on Thursday, Aug. 5.

Overton County Election Commissioner Jo Little said, "This seems to cause some confusion among some voters."

One election is a state primary. "In this election, the Democrats and the Republicans will select their candidates to run against each other in the November election," Little said.

"In this election, you must decide whether to vote for the Democrat candidates or the Republican candidates.

"You can only vote for candidates in one primary."

The other election is the county general election.

"Everyone votes in this election, no matter which primary you choose."

In the Overton County General Election, voters will choose a Board of Education member for each district as well as vote for Road Supervisor and for Assessor of Property.

"It has absolutely nothing to do with which primary you voted in," Little said.

Early voting will be held Friday, July 16 through July 31 in the Election Office in the Courthouse Annex.

"Voting is our greatest privilege as American citizens," Little said. "Vote, and encourage your family and friends to vote too."

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Livingston to receive water project loan

Livingston will receive a low interest loan through the State Revolving Fund (SRF) Loan Program to fund water and wastewater construction projects, according to Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Betsy L. Child.

The SRF loan program provides low-interest loans to help communities, utility districts, and water authorities finance water and wastewater projects that protect Tennessee's ground and surface waters. Loans are used to finance planning, design, and construction of water and wastewater facilities.

Through this program, communities, utility districts, and water authorities can obtain loans with lower interest rates than most can obtain through private financing. Interest rates for the loans can vary from zero percent to market rate, based on each community's economic index.

TDEC's Division of Community Assistance's project priority lists determine SRF project funding order. These lists rank potential projects according to the severity of their pollution problems, compliance, and/or protection of public health.

TDEC administers the SRF program in conjunction with Tennessee Local Development Authority. Through 2003, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provided seed money for the loan programs, and the state provided matching funds.

Any local government interested in the SRF loan programs should contact the Division of Community Assistance, 8th Floor, L&C Tower, 401 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37243-1533, or call (615) 532-0445. Information about the SRF loan programs may be found online at www.state.tn.us/environment/dca.

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