Savannah man wounded in hail of gunfire

Feb. 19– A 33-year-old man was airlifted to the Med in Memphis after being shot last night outside his 120 Counce Drive home, Savannah police said.

Police received a call at 9:43 p.m. and upon arrival, the victim, Johnny R. Beard Jr., came limping out of the house with a gunshot to his right thigh.

According to the incident report, the victim’s girlfriend, Vynderlin Nichols, 25, told officers Beard had gone outside to smoke when she heard several shots fired.

Nichols said she then took her 7-year-old daughter and laid down on the bathroom floor.

Police said 15 shots were found going into the house and one in the ground. The rounds were from a .40 caliber firearm and an AK rifle.


Shiloh Battlefield to present Valentine's Day program for kids Feb. 8

Feb. 3– Shiloh National Military Park is inviting children to participate in a Civil War Valentine’s Day program on Feb. 8 at  2 p.m.

“We are excited to present this fun filled, yet educational opportunity to area children. This unique hour long program will introduce young people to how Valentine’s Day was celebrated 152 years ago in our nation,” said park Superintendent John Bundy. 

Children will gain insight into the history of Valentine’s Day, Valentine keepsakes, and how soldiers celebrated the holiday during the Civil War.


Super Bowl weekend prompts crackdown on drunk driving

Jan. 31– The Tennessee Department of Transportation, Governor’s Highway Safety Office, Tennessee Titans and Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security are once again teaming up to remind Tennessee football fans that real fans don’t let fans drive drunk this Super Bowl weekend.  

TDOT said that “law enforcement will work overtime to crack down on drunk drivers.”

“We want you to have a good time but more importantly we want you to be safe,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “If you’re going to drink let someone else drive you home. It’s that simple. Everyone thinks it won’t happen to them and it always happens to somebody. Don’t be that somebody.”


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