Notice of public hearing

Hardin County Mayor Kevin Davis announces there will be a public meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Hardin County Courthouse on Main Street in Savannah.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the county’s intent to submit an application for a FY 2014 Community Development Block Grant identifying community needs and how CDBG funds can be used.

The public is urged to attend. Hardin County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap or national origin. The meeting place is handicap accessible.

Any person needing special accommodations should contact Mayor Davis  at 731-925-9078 prior to the above stated time.

FAA shoots down ISR Group's drone test site bid

Dec. 30– The Federal Aviation Administration today announced the six national test sites for unmanned aerial vehicles or drones, and local hopeful ISR Group was not one of the six sites chosen.

The six test sites selected by the FAA are: University of Alaska, State of Nevada, New York’s Griffiss International Airport, North Dakota Department of Commerce, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).

“We congratulate the selectees that were chosen, of course–unfortunately we were not one of them,” said Alfred Lumpkin, president and CEO of Hardin County-based ISR Group. Lumpkin noted not a single successful applicant was picked from the southeast region.

“We were excited to be part of the application process, and very pleased with the joint Alabama-Tennessee bid that we submitted – it was a technically sound offer, and we have a strong industrial base and the experience,” continued Lumpkin.


New Year's Eve roadblocks announced

Dec. 23– The Highway Patrol will conduct two roadblocks in Hardin County on New Year’s Eve, the Tennessee Department of Safety announced.

Starting at 7 p.m. on Dec. 31, a driver license roadside safety checkpoint is planned for Tenn. 203 near Horse Creek bridge.

At 11:30 p.m., a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint is to be manned by state troopers on Tenn. 128 north of Pickwick Dam.

According to the safety department, impaired driving kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 every year in the United States.

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