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Raceway robbed Sunday night
LA Prom ‘08 memories

Career Day drill to close Bilbrey Street April 30
Municipal Election voting machine inspection set for Monday
Sheriff’s Dept. recovers more equipment

Raceway robbed Sunday night

Livingston Police were called to the Raceway Gas Station on West Main Street at 8:35 p.m. Sunday, April 27 to a reported armed robbery.

According to LPD, Raceway’s new owner Reba Spears was at the counter when a masked man entered the store and demanded cash. The robber was described as approximately 6 feet tall and 180 to 200 pounds with an athletic build, wearing a dark shirt, dark pants, a ski mask, and gloves.

The robber did not display a weapon, but told Spears he would shoot her if she did not comply, according to the report. The robber reportedly fled after taking money from the register.

Livingston Police arrived shortly after the call and were assisted in the search by trained tracking dogs from Cookeville Police Department.

Livingston Police Chief Roger Phillips said the search was hampered by heavy rain at the time of the robbery. Detectives investigated the scene and questioned several witnesses in the area.

Livingston Police Department is asking that anyone with knowledge of the crime to call (931) 823-6496.

 

 


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LA Prom ‘08 memories

Dewain E. Peek photo
Dancing was the order of the night as Livingston Academy Prom 2008 was held Saturday, April 26 at the Livingston National Guard Armory off of Highway 111.

Hunter Burnett and Heidi Vaughn, were crowned Prom King & Queen 2008 in a close vote.

Landon Amonett photo
All smiles at the LA Prom are, at bottom right, are, front, Matt Copeland, standing from left, Megan Cantrell, Brittany Ruble, Chelsea Sevier, and Josh Waddell.

 

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Career Day drill to close Bilbrey Street April 30

Livingston Middle School is holding its second annual Career Day today, Wednesday, April 30.

During the morning, students choose five different careers to learn about, and many local professionals share information about their career fields.
Professions featured this year include pharmacy, engineering, insurance, missionary work, rehabilitative therapy, sports, education, cosmetology, and veterinarian.

Students will learn about local options for postsecondary education through Tennessee Technology Center at Livingston, Volunteer State Community
College, and Tennessee Tech University.

The afternoon will feature various emergency services professions. These professionals will demonstrate their work using a mock accident. Students will see how the professionals respond to a call and the actions they take to save lives. This demonstration will include landing an AirEvac helicopter as well as ambulance, police, fire, and rescue response. As a result, Bilbrey Street may be blocked for a small period of time between 12:45 p.m. and 2 p.m.

The goal for the day is to encourage students to explore many possible careers and options for education and training.

For more information about the day contact LMS at 823-5917. Local businesses or anyone who would like to be featured in next year’s career day should contact Vanessa Farris at LMS. Planning for next year starts as soon as this year’s Career Day is over.

 

 

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Municipal Election voting machine inspection set for Monday

Voting machines for Early Voting and the Livingston Precinct to be used in the June 4, 2008, Livingston Municipal Election will be available for inspection from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, May 5 at the Overton County Election Office, located in Overton County Courthouse Annex on University Street.

The Livingston Municipal Election will include a charter amendment question, a liquor referendum, election of mayor, and election of three aldermen.

Voters will be asked to vote for or against a charter amendment question asking, “Shall Private Chapter Number 13 of the 2007 Tennessee General Assembly, which extends the term of the Mayor of Livingston from 2 years to 4 years be approved?” When the question was asked of Livingston voters in 1986, making the term 4 years was defeated 479-416.

A liquor referendum gives two choices: “For legal sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises in Livingston, Tennessee.” or “Against legal sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises in Livingston, Tennessee.” This is the first time Livingston voters have been asked to vote on “liquor by the drink”; a liquor referendum was held in 2002 asking whether or not to permit retail package stores to sell alcoholic beverages in the Town of Livingston. Package liquor sales were denied 683 to 534 in 2002.

In the election for mayor, Robert D. Jolley will challenge incumbent Curtis Hayes.

Six candidates will vie for three aldermen at-large seats. Incumbents James “Pug” Lee, William “Bill” L. Winningham, and John R. McLeod will run for re-election, and Cindy Robbins, Randy Smith, and David L. Sadler II will also be running for election.



Sheriff’s Dept. recovers more equipment

Overton County Sheriff’s Department recovered a 2005 New Holland tractor on Tuesday, April 15 that had been reported stolen from Dickson approximately two years ago.

Two days later, the Sheriff’s Dept. recovered a Gehl Skid Steer that had been reported stolen from Glasgow, KY, approximately three years ago.
Both pieces of heavy equipment were located in the Monroe area of Overton County using information from citizens of Overton County.



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