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70 Years Ago


September 21- September 27, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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Mrs. Dan Phillips and Ostle Taylor were at Taylor's Cross Roads Friday.

Mrs. Oscar Bowman and Mrs. Cecil Bullock were in Cookeville Saturday.

Fayette Gunnels, of Byrdstown, attended the Ogletree reunion Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Roberts are proud parents of a new baby girl.

Mrs. Myrtle Spurrier has gone to Cookeville where she will be employed.

Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Gracy and children, of Monterey, were in town Friday.

Dr. and Mrs. C.H. Dowell were in Nashville Friday to attend the State Fair.

Mr. and Mrs. Rube Peeser and Mrs. Belle Brown were in Gainesboro Sunday.


Work Begins on Court House Annex
Work began Wednesday on the annex to the Livingston Court House, which is to be erected on the vacant lot on the northwest corner of the court square here. The building will be constructed through the WPA at a cost of about nine thousand dollars. The structure will be two stories high and contain two large rooms on the first floor for rent as store rooms. On the second floor will be office buildings needed by officials of Overton County, who do not have office space in the present court house, such as trustee, county superintendent of schools, tax assessor, county judge, and sheriff.

Native stone will be used for the construction of the building. The stone is being quarried on the farm of John Robbins, two miles east of Livingston.

The work was started by Judge L.D. Bohannon who loaded the first wheelbarrow in making excavation for the basement.


Mrs. L.N. Oakley, of Boaz, spent a few days with relatives here last week.

Mrs. Jasper Worley, of Eagle Creek, who has been reported quite sick, is better.

Mrs. Benton Young and daughters visited Mrs. Ellie Young at Oakley on Friday.

Sam Flowers and Miss Lucy Adkins, of Eagle Creek, were in Livingston Monday.

Mrs. Chester Ledbetter visited Mesdames A.J. Taylor and B.N. Howard Monday.

Uncle Jim Hogan, of Willow Grove, visited relatives in Livingston over the week-end.

Miss Avis Ledbetter and Mary Lou Melton have entered school at Murfreesboro.

Mr. and Mrs. Lillard Stephens were in Nashville and Old Hickory over the week-end.



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