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Supporting National Safe Boating Week in Savannah

National Safe Boating Week will be held from May 21-27, reminding all boaters to brush up on boating safety skills and prepare for the boating season. This observance week is the annual kick-off of the Safe Boating Campaign, a global awareness effort that encourages boaters to make the most of their boating adventure by being…

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Detour ahead: Portion of Pinhook Road closing for utility work

UPDATE, MAY 12 — Due to a water line break, this work project was postponed and will be rescheduled. ORIGINAL STORY, MAY 10 — The Savannah Utility Department announced Tuesday it will be performing work on Pinhook Road at Gallaher Drive beginning May 11 at 7 a.m. and continuing throughout the day. Pinhook Road will…

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Hardin County Republican primary election results for May 3

(14 of 14 precincts reporting, plus absentee and early voting) Circuit Court Judge – Div. I, 24th Judicial District (vote for 1) •Brent Bradberry – 2,182 (9,445 district total) Circuit Court Judge – Div. II, 24th Judicial District (vote for 1) •Vance Dennis – 1,807 (4,037 district total) •Bruce Irwin Griffey – 715 (5,622 district…

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Stowe says Wednesday’s firing of assistant district attorney ‘had been coming for awhile’

Matt Stowe, district attorney general for the 24th Judicial District and currently running for reelection, spoke with The Courier on Thursday afternoon about his firing yesterday of Assistant District Attorney and Henry County Chief Prosecutor Rebecca Griffey. The 24th Judicial District includes Hardin, Henry, Benton, Carroll and Decatur counties. “It was a sad day –…

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Hardin County Schools moves to online only registration process

Hardin County Schools is reminding parents that student registration has moved to an online only process. There will be no in-person registration available at schools as indicated on the 2021-2022 school calendar. To register a child for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, parents can log into their ParentVue account and choose Online Registration for 2022-2023.…

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Two killed in McNairy County crash

A two-vehicle crash in McNairy County claimed two lives Wednesday. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Guys resident Anthony Hopkins, 60, and Edwin Moore, 59, of Iuka, Mississippi, were killed in the crash on U.S. 45-S which occurred about 5:26 a.m. Hopkins was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Tracker north on the highway with Moore as…

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Early voting underway in Tennessee and Hardin County Republican primary

Early voting in the May 3 state and county Republican primary election is now underway at the Hardin County Courthouse. As of closing Monday, 411 ballots had been cast locally, the Hardin County Election Commission reports. In-person early voting started April 13 and ends April 28. In this primary election, Hardin County voters will choose…

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As Easter holiday weekend starts, “Slow Down Tennessee’ safety campaign launches

To stay safe and avoid a speeding ticket, motorists should be especially careful starting Friday as the Tennessee Highway Safety Office launches “Slow Down Tennessee” in cooperation with participating law enforcement agencies. “The purpose of the ‘Slow Down Tennessee’ campaign is to address a variety of speed-related issues,” said Director Buddy Lewis of the THSO.…

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