Halloween arson burns 150 hay bales, barn

OCT. 31 – An early Halloween morning fire suspected to be arson totally destroyed a large pole barn and between 100 and 150 bales of hay, according to Hardin County Fire Chief Melvin Martin.

The fire started on property owned by Randy Ferrara, at 2585 Fox Hollow Loop in the Walnut Grove (Dist. 11) community.

“It was called in by a passerby at about one o’clock (a.m.). The barn was fully involved on arrival, and had between about 100 to 150 hay bales inside – the barn and hay are a total loss,” said Martin.

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Help feed the hungry by donating a deer in Hardin County

OCT. 30 –The Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program is open for the season. Participating deer processors throughout the state are now accepting donations of whole deer to feed local families in need.

This year, more than 80 deer processors in 66 counties are accepting deer donations. In Hardin County that includes Sarah’s Deer Processing and Woods Taxidermy & Deer Processing.

Hunters for the Hungry is a unique program providing healthy protein to hungry Tennesseans. When hunters harvest a deer, they may donate it to Hunters for the Hungry at a participating processor. The venison is processed for free or at a reduced rate and then provided to area food banks or soup kitchens. One deer provides as many as 168 meals of venison.

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'Treat Street' to appear at Tennessee Street Park on Saturday

OCT. 28 – Time for ghosts, goblins and costumed children of all sorts to come by Tennessee Street Park for a treat this Saturday. 

Halloween Treat Street, sponsored by the city of Savannah, takes place on Oct. 28, from 4-7 p.m. 

“The community is coming together to make this a success,” said Jim Ackley, Savannah customer service manager. “More than 30 businesses, churches and organizations of all sorts have donated candy for the event. We want people to have a good family-oriented time and enjoy seeing the people who donated their time and resources to put this together.”

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