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Submerged vehicle with body found near Saltillo boat ramp

A body and vehicle in the Tennessee River were recovered Saturday afternoon, the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office confirms. The pickup truck with the body was discovered near the Saltillo boat ramp by a search and dive team from Henderson County, joined by the Hardin County Fire Department. The body was sent to Memphis for identification, Hardin…

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Event seeks to link seniors with local resources, services

Senior citizens are invited to an event planned just for them, with a goal of linking people of the senior age group with services and resources available in the community. Hardin County Health Council and community partners are hosting their fifth annual Senior Expo on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at…

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Savannah Utilities: Work may disrupt natural gas service

According to the Savannah Utility Department, beginning Friday, Oct. 19 through Friday, Oct. 26, residential and commercial natural gas customers adjacent to Tenn. 128 between One Stop Drive and Walkertown Drive may experience natural gas service interruptions due to contractors installing new service lines along the highway. Any service interruptions should be brief and occur…

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Early voting begins across Tennessee

In addition to the state and federal elections, Adamsville, Crump and Savannah are holding city elections on Nov. 6. Early voting starts today, Oct. 17 and runs through Nov. 1. Citizens in Hardin County can vote early at the Hardin County Election Commission office on the lower level of the county courthouse on Main Street…

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Savannah Driver Services station staff recognized for supporting organ donation

Gov. Bill Haslam designated Oct 8-12 as “Donate Life Tennessee Department of Motor Vehicles Week” in Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s Driver Services Division, in partnership with Donate Life Tennessee is holding events across the state to recognize driver services’ employees for the role they play in encouraging organ and tissue…

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Burn permits required starting Oct. 15

The week of Oct. 7-13 is National Fire Prevention Week and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is reminding residents to follow simple safety practices to prevent wildfires. The official start of wildfire season in Tennessee is Oct. 15. Burn permits are required from that date through May 15, 2019. “With the recent…

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Tanker rollover, spill, blocking highway in Walnut Grove

Tenn. 69 in Walnut Grove was the scene of a fuel tanker rollover Tuesday at about 11:30 a.m. Authorities said the driver had to be extricated and was airlifted with survivable injuries. The truck was reportedly transporting about 5,000 gallons of gasoline and 2,600 gallons of diesel for Selmer-based Paul Fisher Oil Company, and it…

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Veteran with PTSD missing, last seen in Hardin County

A veteran said to be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder related to military duty overseas and last seen in Hardin County has been missing for three weeks. According to Hardin County Sheriff Johnny Alexander, Terry Michael Woodall, 30, moved to Hardin County from Georgia within the last three to four years. Because of the circumstances…

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Water plant repair gone bad closes Adamsville schools early, customers system-wide impacted

The city of Adamsville, which supplies water to roughly 3,500 customers in west Hardin and McNairy counties – is experiencing water woes once again, leaving homes and businesses throughout the service area with low or no flow today. Students at Adamsville Junior-Senior High and Adamsville Elementary schools were dismissed early because toilets couldn’t flush properly…

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Welcome to The Courier’s redesigned website

Welcome to The Courier’s redesigned website. It’s easier to navigate and has some new features too, including an events calendar open to all users, featuring links, maps and photos in addition to the basic information. Readers can also sign up for instant, free breaking news alerts sent by text or email, or just “Like” us…

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