Hardin County Board of Education plans to discuss reopening all schools

UPDATE, 6:13 p.m. — All students except those who chose distance learning will commence attending their school Tuesday-Friday beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 13. (Full details to come in a story Friday.) INITIAL STORY — The Hardin County Board of Education plans to discuss reopening all schools when it reconvenes its regular September meeting today (Thursday,…

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79th annual World Championship Catfish Derby set for Saturday

The World Championship Catfish Derby, organized by Ryan Johnson and J.R. Sweat of Tennessee River Productions, is set for Saturday, Sept. 26. The family event takes place in downtown Savannah, around Courthouse Square, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the catfish weigh-in starting at 3 p.m. Spend the morning listening to bluegrass music, eating…

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Savannah Bluegrass Festival makes music Saturday

The 42nd annual Savannah Bluegrass Festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. until night. The free event downtown at Savannah Market features local and area bluegrass musicians, including “Southern Sounds,” “Holt Family,” “Scottie Baugus and Boone Creek,” and “Wayne Jerrolds and Savannah Grass,” all of Savannah, plus “Billy Waggoner and Red Rooster Band”…

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Pattie Brown (9-14-20) service 9-18-20

Pattie Young Brown, 63, of Hardin County, passed away Monday, Sept. 14. Pattie was a Christian who loved her family. She also loved antique and fast cars, playing cards and board games, watching tv programs, going to the lake, dancing and she was a big music buff. Pattie was preceded in death by her father,…

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Barbara Coleman (9-14-20) service 9-17-20

Barbara Bowling Coleman, of Savannah, departed this life on Monday, Sept. 14, at the age of 77 years and 12 days. She was born in Hardin County on Sept. 2, 1943, the daughter of the late Fred Burton Bowling and Gladys Lucille Thurman Bowling. On May 14, 1967, she was united in marriage to Bayward…

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Randy Durbin (9-19-20) service 9-22-20

Randy Joe Durbin, of Adamsville, was born in Memphis on Dec. 18, 1964, the son of Willa Dean Stone Durbin and the late Billy William Durbin. Randy had worked as a truck driver for Aqua Glass and also worked in construction. In his spare time, he loved working in the yard, flower gardening, and taking…

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