Man shot in Livingston Sunday
Crawling creatures creep into Halloween season
Tennessee unemployment rate down from September
shot in Livingston Sunday
Livingston Police Department is investigating the
Sunday afternoon shooting of a man at the intersection of Doak Street
and Oakland Park Street. According to reports, James David Snell,
28, of Doak Street suffered a gunshot to the groin area after speaking
to two individuals in an early 1990s white 4-door Chevrolet Cavalier
sometime around 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24. Reportedly,
officers were told that the two men had asked for directions when
the shooting occurred. According to reports, Snell was in critical
condition when he was airlifted from Livingston Regional Hospital
by LifeForce and taken to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.
Livingston Police Chief Roger Phillips stated, "The
investigation is currently underway, with officers following up
on leads in the apprehension of the suspects."
Anyone with information is urged to contact the LPD
at (931) 823-6496. All calls will be held strictly confidential,
according to the LPD.
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creatures creep into Halloween season
photo courtesy of Karl and Susie Klein
Spiders like this garden orb weaver have been busy decorating
the area this year. The radiating circles of the web make for a
perfectly natural look for Halloween.
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unemployment rate down from September 2003
Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate
for September 2003 was 5.1 percent, down a percentage point from
September 2003 when the rate registered 6.1 percent, according to
Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley.
The rate is slightly up from last month's rate of
4.9 percent. Tennessee remains below the U.S. rate for September,
which was 5.4 percent.
"This month we are seeing decreases in leisure
and hospitality jobs, including accommodations and food services,
arts, entertainment, and recreation," Neeley said. "The
year-to-year drop in the rate is due to employment increases in
trade/transportation/utilities, leisure and hospitality, and education/health
Major employment increases from month-to-month occurred
in local government educational services, up 10,700 jobs. State
government educational services jobs increased by 4,900. Month-to-month
seasonal decreases occurred in leisure and hospitality jobs, losing
4,500 for the month. Financial activities employment dropped 600
Year-to-year changes showed increases in leisure and
hospitality, up 5,800 and trade/transportation/utilities up 5,100.
Decreases occurred in professional/business services, down 1,900
jobs. State government jobs declined 1,000 and jobs in information
and gasoline stations dropped 800 each.
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Overton County News
415 West Main Street
P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570