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Christmas in the Country kicked off at courthouse
Two injured in three-car collision on Church Street

Local airport receives $57,000 grant

 

Christmas in the Country kicked off at courthouse

Darren Oliver/OCN staff
Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes and members of Overton County Merchants Association gathered Friday, Nov. 24 to kick off the 2006 Christmas in the Country. This year's celebration is a 4-week event held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Friday night through December 15. The Merchants Association is planning many special events to take place around the square. Along with shopping and live music, guests may enjoy free hot cocoa, coffee, hot cider, popcorn, and hot roasted peanuts. Also, a local carriage service will offer horse and buggy rides around the courthouse. Parents are especially encouraged to bring their children this Friday, Dec. 1 to see Santa Claus. Captured Forever Photography is scheduled to take Santa pictures inside the courthouse.

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Two injured in three-car collision on Church Street

photos by Mac McLeod/OCN staff

Two persons sustained minor injuries in a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of North Church Street, University Street, and 1st Street.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol report, Dora J. Tayse, 80, of Livingston, was driving a silver 1997 Chevrolet Malibu west on University Street around 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21 and had stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of North Church Street. At the same time, Tony L. Buck, 33, of Allons, was driving a maroon 1991 Toyota Camry south on North Church Street.

Tayse apparently attempted to cross Church Street to go west on 1st Street and pulled into the path of the Toyota. The cars collided, and the Camry veered right and struck a 2004 Chevrolet Impala patrol car, driven by Ray Smith of Livingston Police Department, who was stopped at the stop sign on 1st Street.

The Malibu ran off the roadway and struck a First Assembly of God sign, then went down an embankment.

Overton County EMS transported Tayse and Buck to Livingston Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Officer Smith was apparently uninjured.

Trooper Stanley Roberts of Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated the incident.

 

 

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Local airport receives $57,000 grant

Local airport receives $57,000 grant The state will provide an Aeronautics Grant in the amount of $57,000 to Livingston Municipal Airport to assist with improvements, according to Governor Phil Bredesen.

"Our general aviation airports serve as important hubs for businesses operating in the state, for shipping, and as reliever airports for larger flight centers," Gov. Bredesen said. "They are a key component to our transportation system and need to be kept up to date. I'm pleased to support the Livingston Municipal Airport's continued growth."

State Senator Charlotte Burks added, "This grant is needed to upgrade the airport's existing deteriorated perimeter security fencing as well as perform some needed maintenance. I'm pleased the state could assist with this project."

State Representative John Mark Windle commented, "This is exactly the kind of investment I hope the state continues to make in our general aviation transportation system."

Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Gerald Nicely explained that the grants are made available through the department's Aeronautics Division.

"This division administers federal and state funding to assist in the location, design, construction and maintenance of Tennessee's diverse public aviation system," reported Nicely. "We are pleased to be able to provide millions of dollars each year for the betterment of our airports through our grant programs."

Grant applications are reviewed by Tennessee Aeronautics Commission (TAC), which is a 5-member board charged with policy planning and with regulating changes in the state airport system plan.

TAC Chairman Lonnie Strunk said, "These grants can have a significant impact on the future of a general aviation airport and its economic contributions to our state. Our board examines the applications carefully to ensure that the funds will be put to good use."

TDOT Aeronautics Division also has the responsibility of inspecting and licensing the state'sĘ126 heliports and 75 public/general aviation airports. General aviation includes all aircraft not flown by commercial airlines or the military.

The Aeronautics Division also provides aircraft and related services for state government executives, staffing for the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission, and numerous educational support programs.

 

 

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