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Water supply project begins at Butler’s Landing
Bad hair day for burglar

Rolley Hole Tourney set for Saturday
Lee Dillon Drive changes back to one-way street

Water supply project begins at Butler’s Landing

Ground was recently broken for the $14.5 million Butler’s Landing water project – financially the largest project undertaken by the city of Livingston.

The 20-inch raw water transmission lines will run 22 miles cross-country from the Cumberland River at Butler’s Landing to Livingston Water Plant.

Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes, who expects the project to be completed in 20 months, said, “This is a permanent water supply. We should not have to worry about a water shortage ever again.”

At right, the massive 20-inch pipe is illustrated by three smaller pipes that seem markedly smaller by comparison.



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Bad hair day for burglar

A window was broken where the suspect exited the studio.

A Livingston resident has been taken into custody and charged in a series of recent burglaries and theft of property from area businesses, according to Livingston Police Department.

Johnny L. Cantrell, of Oakley Drive, Livingston, was arrested after officers were notified of a burglary in progress at Pat’s hair Studio, located on the Bradford Hicks Drive. A resident had allegedly heard glass breaking and saw Cantrell crawl out the side window of the beauty shop around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30. A call was made to the 911 center reporting the crime.

Livingston Police Sergeant Brown and Patrol Officer Smith were on patrol and arrived on the scene quickly. Officer Smith took Cantrell into custody after a short foot chase behind the Food Lion plaza. Evidence linking Cantrell to many other burglaries and thefts in the area was reportedly collected.

Livingston Police Chief Roger Phillips stated that reports of suspicious activities from citizens assisted police in making this arrest.

Cantrell is lodged in Overton County Jail awaiting a hearing on the case.

 

 

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Rolley Hole Tourney set for Saturday



The 25th Annual National Rolley Hole Marble Tournament will be held this Saturday, Sept. 15, at Standing Stone State Park, starting at 8 a.m.

The festival will include three separate marble tournaments for spectators and marble players – the 25th Annual National Rolley Hole Championship, Tennessee Square, and Ringer.

The 25th Annual National Rolley Hole Marbles Championship and Marbles Festival will be hosted and directed by Tennessee Bureau of State Parks and the Friends of Standing Stone State Park.

The event will feature marblemaking, swap meet, tournament play, demonstrations, music, and food.

Schedule of events for the tournament is as follows:

•National Rolley Hole Championship – 8 a.m. to 8p.m.

•Play fun traditional school yard marble games. All ages. School yard marble yard, beside Shelter #2 – 8:30 a.m. to noon.

•Make your own marble. Shelter #1 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

•Play marble games for marble prizes. To include games such as marble golf, marble races, marble toss, marble plinko, and more. Some games will require tickets to participate. Basketball court – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

•British Tournament sign-ups. Beside Shelter #1 – 9:45 a.m.

•British Marble Tournament. Beside Shelter #1 – 10 a.m.

•Flint marble making demonstrations. Shelter #2 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

•Marble shooting lessons and games by Cathy Runyon, “The Marble Lady”. Ringer Court, beside Shelter #1 – 10 a.m.

•Tennessee Square Marbles Tournament sign-ups. Recreation Hall – 10:45 a.m.

•Tennessee Square Marbles Tournament. Recreation Hall – 11 a.m.

•Marble Hunt. 2 tickets will be required to participate. Tennis courts – 11 a.m.

•Live bluegrass music. Park Amphitheater or Shelter #3 – noon to 4 p.m.

•Georgia’s version of Rolley Hole. How to play, demonstrations, and lessons. School yard marble yard, beside Shelter #2 – 1 p.m.

•Marble hunt. Two tickets will be required to participate. Tennis courts – 1 p.m.

•Ringer marbles. How to play, demonstrations, and lessons from professional United States marble champions and players. Ringer court, beside Shelter #1 – 1:30 p.m.

•Ringer Tournament sign-ups. Ringer court, beside Shelter #1 – 2 p.m.

•Georgia Rolley Hole Tournament sign-ups. School yard marble yard, beside Shelter #2 – 2 p.m.

•Ringer Marble Tournament. Ringer court, beside Shelter #1– 2:30 p.m.

•Georgia Rolley Hole Tournament. School yard marble yard, beside shelter #2 – 2:30 p.m.

•Marble hunt. Two tickets will be required to participate. Tennis courts – 3 p.m.

The Friends of Standing Stone State Park will be selling collector Rolley Hole shirts, collector marbles, and over a ton of assorted marbles.

Admission is free, although, some activities require a fee that will benefit the Friends of Standing Stone.

Standing Stone State Park is located 10 miles north of Livingston, just off Highway 52. For more information contact the Park Office at (931) 823-6487.

 

Lee Dillon Drive changes back to one-way street

By DEWAIN E. PEEK,
OCN staff

Livingston City Council voted to once again make Lee Dillon Drive a one-way street in action taken during the regular monthly meeting held Monday, Sept. 10, with Alderman David Langford absent.

In bringing the matter before the Council, Mayor Curtis Hayes said, “We have went back and forth on Lee Dillon road. We’ve made it a two-way, and a one-way, and a two-way, and a one-way. And now we’ve got some residents who have wrote a letter to me wanting it changed back to a one-way because of the high school traffic.”

Mayor Hayes said Police Chief Roger Phillips went to the area and attempted to ask the residents of all five homes on Lee Dillon Drive what they preferred. Three of the five wanted the street to be one-way, one was opposed to a one-way, and one was not home.

The one-way traffic will run east to west, entering from Airport Road and exiting on Melvin Johnson Drive and out to Bradford-Hicks Drive.

The aldermen approved purchasing radios for the water, gas, and street departments, with the $6,088 cost coming out of the Equipment Fund.

The City Council approved the bid of Hix Brothers on a backhoe for the gas department. The approved bid calls for a trade-in on a 4-wheel-drive backhoe with the cost at $32,390 with the exchange.

The aldermen approved the second reading of an ordinance rezoning Davidson property from R-1 to C-1.

The Council voted to amend the ordinance on gas pipeline to add Gas Tite lines, along with gas department personnel receiving the necessary training and approval by the manufacturer.

Gas Department Supervisor Rick Winningham said, “This is a new type of pipe that has come out in the last couple of years.”

Winningham said the Gas Tite fittings are better.

Fire Chief Rocky Dial informed the Council that the TML Safety Grant has been awarded to Livingston in the amount of $2,000. He also said the city has received a Forestry Grant of $1,750 to use toward replacing pagers.

Water Plant Supervisor Johnny White informed the Council that the lake was 9 inches below the spillway before Monday’s rain.

Mayor Hayes said, “We’re still under our Phase 1 water restriction, asking for a 15 percent voluntary reduction.”

Police Chief Phillips informed the Council that the city has been awarded $5,000 through the Governor’s Highway Safety Program and that he is looking into using the money for a radar sign that would inform motorists of their speed.

“As you approach it flashes your speed,” Chief Phillips said. “If you’re speeding it’s red, if you’re not it’s blue.”

Water Department Supervisor Tim Coffee gave an update on the Butler’s Landing water project.

“They delivered several loads of pipe, and some of the pipe hadn’t been tested,” Coffee said. “And Wauford caught that on site, and they shipped all of that pipe back. Each joint has to be individually tested by a lab certifying that it’s all right.”

Mayor Hayes added, “If you’ve not seen 20-inch pipe, it’s something to see.”

Mayor Hayes said all of the easements except one have been acquired. Hampton McCormick has not yet come to an agreement with the city.

Johnny Halfacre gave an update on improvements at Livingston Airport. He said the runway had been closed while the extension was added, but that it had just opened again, though only for daytime traffic because all of the lights have not been installed.

A woman in attendance asked if the city park baseball field could be made smoke-free. Mayor Hayes said he would have City Attorney Kelly Williams look into the legality of making such a ban and that the subject would be brought back before the City Council.

The meeting adjourned.



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