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Archives 02-15-2011

A Brief Review of 1956 in Overton and Pickett Counties

Although cold, rainy, stormy days are present, an expectancy that wasn’t with us a few weeks ago is beginning to show. Nature is beginning to feel the flush of brighter days. Householders are looking at seed catalogues, studying paint charts, making plans for when the weather clears and the sun is again a common sight. Many towns have a “Clean Up, Paint Up” policy to aid the coming of a shining season. Now is the time to clean up accumulated junk and debris. The reputation of our community is at stake. Our community wants to present the best appearance to friends and visitors. We shouldn’t depend on community clubs and civic groups to do all the work. If all citizens put their property in the best condition, it would pay off in a cleaner, attractive, more inviting community. The area would be more appealing and attract visitors to enjoy our recreational areas. The pride we feel for our community benefits us.
Mrs. Lexie Jones, Allons; Mrs. Fannie Nevis, Rickman; Mrs. Lura Ledbetter, Livingston, Route 3; Wilburn Parrish, Monroe are in Heirport.
WASHING, GREASING, Atlas Tires, Tubes, Batteries, SELLS ESSO SEVICENTER, East Main Street, Livingston, Owned and Operated by Elmer Sells.
Clay Holman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bedford Holman of Livingston, received his Eagle award, the highest earned award in Scouting. Eagle rank is obtained by first class scouts by earning twenty-one merit badges, each badge indicating a degree of proficiency in a different field of knowledge and skill. The only other Eagle Scouts from Overton County are Lowell Stephens and Floyd Jernigan.
Mrs. Roy Keisling has returned home after several days in the Lady Ann Hospital.
High winds and heavy rains did considerable damage about 9 a.m. Wed. on the north side of Livingston in the vicinity of Seventh and Church streets.
The Clay County Grand Jury returned 24 misdemeanor true bills in February. Attorney General Baxter Key and assistants Scott Camp and Willard Hagan were in attendance, also the entire local bar along with visiting attorneys, Tony B. Maxey of Livingston, P.J. Anderson and Robert Johnson of Gainesboro, Charles L. Hale of Nashville and L.C. Ely of Knoxville.
Work has started on a sewer system for Livingston. Byrd Bohannon has agreed on a mutual satisfying plan for the use of a portion of his property.
The Town Board approved a ten-year franchise for the Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation to operate in the town of Livingston.
The Crawford community gave $75 to the March of Dimes polio fund.
“The search for serenity begins with a willingness to discover the areas in our lives where we did not grow up.” Lewis F. Presnall.

(Readers are welcome to email columnist at northcountylines@gmail.com)

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