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Memorial Day service held in Livingston
Propane Gas accumulation cancels court

Unemployment rate drops in Overton County

 

 

Memorial Day service held in Livingston

Beth Underwood/OCN staff
A good crowd braved the heat for the annual Memorial Day service held on the Livingston square Monday, May 29 to pay tribute to those who gave the supreme sacrifice for their country, a reminder that "Freedom Is Not Free".

 

 

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Propane gas accumulation cancels court

By ROBERT FORSMAN, OCN court reporter
Overton County General Sessions Court was cancelled Thursday, May 25 because of a reported accumulation of propane gas in the Circuit Court Clerk's section of Overton County Justice Center.

The gas buildup was reportedly the result of a buffer used by a cleaning crew after office hours May 24.

When Circuit Court Clerk Johnny Brown and his staff came to work the following day, the odor of propane was strong.

Livingston Fire Department measured the degree of propane and determined it to be at a dangerous level, according to reports.

The Circuit Court Clerk's portion of the Justice Center was evacuated, resulting in the cancellation of court.

Brown and his staff returned to work after the fire department determined it was safe to do so.

All cases on the General Sessions docket were rescheduled for Thursday, June 1.

 

Unemployment rate drops in Overton County

Overton County's unemployment rate went down .7% in April, falling from 6.5% to 5.8%.

Overton County had 570 unemployed of a workforce of 9,950.

Tennessee's seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate was 5.4%, up from the March revised rate of 5.1%. County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for April show 63 counties decreased, 16 increased, and 16 remained the same.

Overton County is included in the Cookeville Micropolitan Statistical Area along with Jackson County and Putnam County. The Cookeville MSA had a decrease from 5.7% to 5.5 in the unemployment rate. The MSA had 2,740 unemployed of a workforce of 49,710.

Jackson County's unemployment rate went down from 7.4 to 6.5%. Jackson had 340 unemployed of a workforce of 5,230.

Putnam County's unemployment rate remained at 5.3%. Putnam had 1,820 unemployed of a workforce of 34,530.

Clay County continued to hold the state's highest unemployment rate at 12.1%, but was down from 13.4 in March. Clay had 430 unemployed of a workforce of 3,520.

Pickett County's unemployment rate went down from 7.9 to 7%. Pickett had 140 unemployed of a workforce of 1,940.

Fentress County's unemployment rate fell from 6.4% to 6.2. Fentress had 450 unemployed of a workforce of 7,180.

For complete labor force estimates go to www.tennessee.gov/labor-wfd/labor_figures/april2006county.pdf.

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