Area Breaking News

Authorities recover bodies of man and dog from car in Pickwick Lake

A vehicle and body matching the description of missing Hardin County man Mickey Qualls was recovered at the Pickwick Landing State Park boat ramp Monday afternoon. The vehicle also contained the body of a dog matching the description of Qualls’ dog Forrest, which was said to be with him when he was last seen. Qualls,…

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Health Department hosting educational ‘Extraordinary Baby Shower’

The Hardin County Health Department and community partners will host their 10th annual Extraordinary Baby Shower on Thursday, Aug. 22, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at East End United Methodist Church in Savannah. The event celebrates National Breastfeeding Month and encourages expecting moms. The goal is to bring local social service providers and community…

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Pickwick Dam lane temporarily closes Aug. 14

Tennessee Valley Authority crews will be doing a routine inspection of the Tenn. 128 bridge that crosses Pickwick Dam on Wednesday, Aug. 14. The northbound lane crossing the bridge will close to traffic from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., and travel will be restricted to a single lane. TVA said the timing of the inspection…

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Pickup crashes into Counce tavern, two airlifted

A pickup truck crashed into the 3 Way Hawg Bar in Counce on Wednesday morning, injuring both occupants of the vehicle. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said Pamela C. McCasland, 56, of Crump, was driving the 2012 Chevrolet pickup truck which hit the building. McCasland was traveling south on Tenn. 142, approaching the intersection of Tenn.…

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Traffic plan updated for Middle School, Parris South Elementary

The traffic control plan for Hardin County Middle School and Parris South Elementary, put in place two years ago to increase safety, efficiency and take traffic off of Lacefield Drive during student pickup and drop-off times, has been been updated with a few changes. (See map at bottom of this page.) “It’s been working really,…

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Savannah Police Department hosting National Night Out on Aug. 6

The Savannah Police Department is hosting a free community event at Tennessee Street Park to mark National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Across the U.S., neighborhoods host block parties, festivals,…

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Shiloh hosting ‘Artillery of Shiloh’ bicycle tour

Shiloh Battlefield is offering a ranger-led bicycle tour about the artillery at the Battle of Shiloh on Saturday, July 27. Riders will visit the sites of batteries engaged in battle and learn about the action there and the men manning the big guns. Batteries that will be discussed include: Hickenlooper’s 5th Ohio Light Artillery (USA),…

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Shop tax-free in Tennessee, July 26-28

Tennessee’s once-a-year sales tax holiday weekend happens Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28. During this holiday period, shoppers can save nearly 10 percent on more than 150 different items, including clothing, school supplies and computers, as students prepare for the back-to-school season. State and local taxes will not be collected on exempt items that…

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