Pedestrian hit by vehicle at Walmart dies

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.


Shiloh Battlefield announces controlled burn

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.


Severe thunderstorms sweep Hardin County

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.


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