March 6– A Savannah woman died of injuries sustained when she was struck by a truck in the Walmart parking lot Friday.
According to a crash report released today by Savannah police, Sue Pinson, 77, of 75 Rich Road, was transported to Hardin Medical Center where she later died of injuries sustained in the 7:23 p.m. incident.
The investigating officer, Patrolman Wesley Murphy, said video surveillance obtained from the store showed Pinson was struck in the face by the red 2001 Dodge Ram pickup truck’s driver-side mirror. After falling to the pavement, the front tire of the truck ran over her right foot.
March 4– Shiloh National Military Park announced it will conduct a prescribed burn this month.
Park staff, with assistance from the Natchez Trace Parkway Fire Management Team, will burn a 162.5 acre unit bordered by Gladden and Eastern Corinth Roads to the west and southwest, Hamburg-Purdy Road to the north and northeast, and a 20-foot firebreak to the south and the southeast along the southeastern boundary of the battlefield.
The park said prescribed fire is a beneficial and cost-effective tool for managing several forest types, as well as grasslands. Historically, fire has played a natural role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem.
Feb. 21– Last night’s severe weather outbreak across Hardin County blew over trees, knocked out power in some areas and toppled a church steeple.
There were no reports of injuries, according to Hardin County Fire Chief Melvin Martin.
The brunt of the line of storms hit Savannah at around 6:15 p.m.
“It was a good 60-plus mph when it came through,” Martin said.