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Powerball player in Overton County wins $50,000

LIVINGSTON, TN (WSMV) - A lucky Powerball player in Overton County is now thousands of dollars richer. Someone won $50,000 by matching four of the five numbers drawn, plus the Powerball, on Wednesday night.


School Board Discusses Teacher Crisis

A decline in teachers entering the profession has become what some members of the school system are calling a crisis during a Tuesday night work session of the Overton County School Board.


Six injured in head-on collision

Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers investigate the scene of a head-on collision around 12:50 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6 in which six people were injured. According to THP preliminary incident information, Veachel White, 71, of Monroe, was driving a 2010 Buick LaCrosse east on Hilham Highway near Tennessee D


School Board approves security camera bid

Overton County Board of Education approved a bid for security cameras during the Tuesday, Jan. 8 regular monthly meeting. The bid of $118,581.70 from Central Technologies for Security Cameras was approved, with all School Board members present voting yes. Larry Looper was absent.


Elementary schools using GO Math

by Mark Winningham, Overton Co. Director of Schools. Over the next few weeks, we would like to highlight some curricula and programs that we use in Overton County Schools. This week we will highlight our math curriculum used in our elementary schools: GO Math.


THP accepting applications for Citizens’ Academy

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is accepting applications for the 2019 Spring Citizens’ Academy. Classes in Cookeville start March 19, 2019, at the Cookeville District Headquarters, at 1291 South Walnut, Cookeville, TN. 38503. Sessions will last for 10 weeks and take place 6:30-9 p.m., Tuesday evenings


Boys rally past Pickett County; girls smash Jackson County

Trousdale County’s Yellow Jackets pulled off a feat last week they had never before accomplished – winning a basketball game at Pickett County. The two schools have not played often over the years, but Pickett has recently dominated the series against the Lady Jackets and Jackets. But on Friday nigh


Behind the scenes with FCE

FCE or Family and Community Education Clubs are active behind the scenes in Overton County. The members meet monthly to promote and educate family issues and lend a helping hand to others. They volunteer many hours in their community and throughout the county to aide others.


Convenience centers to close for MLK Day

All Overton County convenience center locations will be closed Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


Police: 150 pounds of pot found in bags at Tennessee airport

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Tennessee say two men were caught at the Nashville International Airport with more than 150 pounds of marijuana in their suitcases. News outlets report 40-year-old Trung Tiey, of Philadelphia, and 56-year-old Tihn Tran, of Murphy, Texas, were arrested Tuesday on fel


Tech women's golf team officially reveals spring schedule

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech women's golf head coach Polk Brown officially announced the team's spring slate, a schedule that will look very familiar to the Golden Eagles as they embark on their journey towards the Ohio Valley Conference Championships.


Wicked winter storm this weekend in Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A dynamic storm approaches Middle Tennessee this weekend with strong wind, heavy rain, ice on roads and even a period of snow. The front associated with this complex storm is know as an "arctic cold front." Once the front comes through, temperatures will fall, creating wint


2019 Pepsi Bobby Nichols Golden Eagle Scramble presented by Budweiser set for June 7-9

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Pepsi Bobby Nichols Golden Eagle Scramble presented by Budweiser is back and better than ever for 2019, set to take place June 7-9. The fundraiser returns to its popular three-day format, featuring 18 holes of golf on Friday, June 7, Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9. The t


Riddle passes Looper with 442nd Lady Cats’ victory

In some respect, last week could be considered a good week for the Livingston Academy girls basketball team, in another it came up a little short. In other words, it could have been two wins instead of a win and a loss, but the one fact that isn’t challenged is that head coach Lesley Riddle reached


Wildcats play well in tournaments

Had it not been for a strong, hot shooting Gallatin team, the Livingston Academy Wildcats might just have repeated the championship again this year in the Nera White Christmas tournament played the weekend after Christmas at Macon County.


Granville Museum dedicates history book

The Granville Museum recently had a dedication of its new history book, entitled ‘The Legacy of Granville, Tennessee – A Rural Riverboat Town.’ The 376-page book tells the history of Granville from the settlement in 1799 to the present.


Hilham, Rickman crowned OC Varsity Tournament champs

After almost a full week of elementary school basketball, the crème rose to the top in both boys and girls action with both championship games going almost down to the wire before a packed house at the Livingston Academy gym Thursday night.


Lady Wildcats take Saturday loss to Warren County

How important is it to have your best player injured and out for the season, and does winning a couple games back-to-back say anything about the next game or two?. These were questions the Livingston Academy girls could answer with complete confidence, and their answer would be correct.


Wildcats lose steam late against Warren County

When Livingston Academy and Warren County clashed back in November, it was a close game down to the wire with the Pioneers coming away with a hard fought 54-49 decision. When they met again at Livingston last Saturday night, it was close until late in the third quarter, then it all went south for th


Middle Tennessee teacher accused of abusing two pre-K students, investigation underway

SPARTA, Tenn. (WZTV) — A middle Tennessee teacher is the suspect in at leasttwo cases of abuse against elementary students. White County Schools confirmed to FOX 17 News that the teacher in question, Sally Hoffman, has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigations.