Area Breaking News

Still no decision on federal aid to help flooded homeowners, but Major Disaster Declaration approved

No decision has been reached on whether federal funding will be made available to help Hardin County homeowners hit by February’s major flooding. However, Gov. Bill Lee announced Wednesday the federal government has granted his request for a Major Disaster Declaration to make public assistance available to 56 counties impacted in February’s flooding and severe…

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Two pedestrians hit by vehicle in Crump, killing one

Two pedestrians were struck by a vehicle Tuesday night in Crump, killing one, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said. Jacob L. Pinter, 32, of Carthage, Mississippi, died and Lucas M. McClain, 27, of Selmer, was injured. McClain was last known to be in stable condition at the Med in Memphis, the THP said Wednesday. According to…

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River City Farmers Market season starts Wednesday

Savannah Farmers Market in downtown Savannah will be bustling bright and early on April 17. The market has become a popular place for residents to find healthy, delicious food options, health screenings and summer fun, according to Beth Pippin, Hardin County tourism director. “Our current location is on Court Square, around the gazebo. We will…

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US Rep. Mark Green to hold town hall in Savannah

U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-Tenn.) announced he will be holding a town hall in Savannah for Hardin County. It takes place Tuesday, April 16, at 1:30 p.m. at Savannah City Hall. “Town halls are invaluable to me as a member of Congress,” said Green. “Please bring your ideas and concerns so I can better represent…

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Two killed, one injured in three vehicle crash

The Tennessee Highway reports two drivers were killed and a passenger injured in a three-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Tenn. 128, about a mile south of Airport Road in Hardin County. According to the THP, Alfred Daigneau, 66, of Kent, Ohio, who was killed, was driving a 2016 Ford F-150 pickup truck pulling a camper…

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Hardin County woman indicted in TennCare fraud investigation

A Hardin County woman is accused of lying about her residency in order to enroll in TennCare. The Office of Inspector General, with the assistance of the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, on Tuesday announced the arrest of Samantha J. Briley, 31, of Savannah. According to a news release from the Tennessee Department of Finance and…

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Candlelight walk to mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Tuesday evening at 7, local mayors Kevin Davis and Bob Shutt plan to sign a proclamation recognizing April 2109 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Hardin County and Savannah. Marking the April 2 occasion, the Wo/Men’s Resource and Rape Assistance Program, or WRAP, is inviting the public to participate in a candlelight walk around the…

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Ferguson found guilty in fatal shooting at Savannah convenience store

Carlos Dewartherdo Ferguson was found guilty Wednesday of second degree murder, concluding a two-day jury trial in Hardin County Circuit Court. Ferguson shot and killed 21-year-old Brelyn Cherry of Savannah in the parking lot of the Cedar Pantry convenience store on Florence Road on Oct. 7, 2016 — an allegation Ferguson did not deny at…

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