THP ramps up enforcement for Thanksgiving; TDOT halts lane closures

Thanksgiving travelers won’t be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during this busy travel holiday because TDOT is halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. The Tennessee Department of Transportation said all construction-related lane closures will be stopped beginning at noon on Wednesday,…

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One injured in ‘fireball explosion’ near church

UPDATE, Nov. 16, 4:25 p.m. – A Savannah city utility worker was injured Friday afternoon when a natural gas line he was working on erupted in what a passersby described as a “fireball explosion” reaching up to 15 to 20 feet high. City Manager Tom Smith arrived at the scene at 2315 Pickwick St. very…

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Hardin County hunters can feed hungry, win muzzleloader by donating deer

Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program is in full swing for the 2018 deer season. More than 80 processors throughout the state are now accepting donations of whole deer to help feed local families in need. In Hardin County, that includes Sarah’s Deer Processing and Woods Taxidermy & Deer Processing. The organization says…

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Haley Willcutt (11-4-18) service 11-10-18

Haley Nicole Willcutt, 19, of Savannah, died on Sunday, Nov. 4. She was born in Jackson, Tennessee, the daughter of Michael and Shaunda Powers Willcutt. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Nicholas Willcutt of Savannah; and grandparents, Oleen Powers of Lexington, Tennessee, Martha Hensley of Reagan, Tennessee, and Leon and…

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Rickie Moss (11-12-18) service 11-17-18

Rickie D. Moss, 59, of Adamsville, died on Monday, Nov. 12, in Tupelo, Mississippi. He was born in Michie, the son of the late John T. Moss and Peggy Doris Burks Longcor. He was united in marriage to Jeannette Blackard, who survives. Mr. Moss served his country in the United States Army. He was senior…

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Jane Latimer (11-8-18)

Jane Latimer, 91, of Savannah, died on Thursday, Nov. 8, in Savannah. She was born in Union City, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Herman and Mary Ella Harris Dietzel. Mrs. Latimer graduated from Memphis Teacher’s College, her original degree was in physical education. She was a teacher for more than 43 years. She taught…

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Josephine Hopper (11-8-18) service 11-9-18

Josephine Hopper, 79, of Savannah, died on Thursday, Nov. 8. She was born in Savannah, the daughter of the late John and Jewel Banks Hopper. She was a member of Sand Hill Holiness Church. She is survived by her sisters, Pauline Franks and Linda Davis, both of Savannah; and several nieces and nephews. In addition…

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John Graham (10-30-18)

John Cecil Graham, 76, of Adamsville, died on Tuesday, Oct. 30. He was born in Lauderdale County, Alabama, the son of the late John William and Ora Lee Cox Graham. He was united in marriage to Marcia Kay Poczik, who preceded him in death. Mr. Graham was a truck driver for various companies. He is…

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