Decision time is here for Hardin County parents considering ‘distance learning’ for students

(Ed. note: This story was first published in the July 2 print edition of The Courier. You can help support the vital mission of community journalism by subscribing at https://rb.gy/69sicq.) Hardin County Director of Schools Michael Davis last week detailed preliminary plans for county schools to reopen on Monday, Aug. 3. “We’re going to need all parents…

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TVA offers incentives for virus-killing UV technology

The Tennessee Valley Authority announced Wednesday it is providing incentives to businesses and schools to install UV-C germicidal lights that remove viruses, like COVID-19, and bacteria from indoor air. “As the largest public power provider in America, a key focus for TVA is helping to keep our children and the public safe by supporting technologies…

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Dorothy Michael-Stewart (6-25-20)

Dorothy Louise Michael-Stewart, 76, of Defiance, Ohio, passed away Thursday, June 25. She was born on Feb. 9, 1944, in McNairy County, Tennessee. On Sept. 3, 1961, she married James Michael, who proceeded her in death in 2002. They had two children, Randy (Lori Harmon) Michael and Allan (Rebecca) Michael. In 2010, she married Thomas…

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Gerald Runyan (6-26-20)

Gerald Ray Runyan, 86, of Savannah, died Friday, June 26. He was born in Avery, Texas, the son of the late Walter Ray and Mary Etta Hathaway Runyan. He was united in marriage to Mary Purdy Littlejohn, who survives. Mr. Runyan served his country proudly in the United States Army for three years. He received…

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Patsy Perry (2-23-20)

June 20, 1945 — Feb. 23, 2020 Patsy Jean Scallion Perry, known to everyone who knew and loved her as Gie Gie, left this world surrounded by love and family in February. She had lived and worked in Memphis before retiring from Brim’s Snack Foods. Mrs. Perry was a great woman full of love. She…

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Dorothy Moore (6-23-20)

Dorothy “Dot” Barlow Moore, 93, of Midland, Texas, died Tuesday, June 23. She was born in Crump, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Minnie Ann and Robert Ether Barlow. She was united in marriage to Paul Franklin Moore, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Moore worked in retail and retired from J.C. Penney. She was…

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Opal Jerrolds (7-5-20)

Opal Rose Jerrolds was born in Savannah, Tennessee on July 17, 1937, the daughter of the late Elvin and Virgie Stricklin Rose. On June 15, 1963 she was united in marriage to Wayne Jerrolds, who survives. Opal worked from 1955 to 1992 at Brown Shoe Company.  She was a member of Turkey Creek Union Church. …

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J.W. Holt (7-3-20)

James Watt “J.W.” Holt, 88, of Savannah, departed this life peacefully in his home on Friday, July 3. Shortly after completing his education, J.W. made the selfless decision to serve his country, enlisting early in the United States Army at the age of 17. He performed admirably as a soldier throughout his 23 years as…

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Matthew DeAndre’ Holt (6-26-20)

Matthew DeAndre’ Holt was born in Savannah, Tennessee on March 18, the son of Michael Dillon Holt and Kaniesha Chiffon Jackson Holt. Matthew DeAndre’ Holt departed this life on Friday, June 26, at the tender age of three months and eight days. During his brief time here he experienced holding hands with mama and daddy,…

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