Area Breaking News

Flood warning issued for Tennessee River at Savannah

The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a flood warning for the Tennessee River at Savannah from Thursday morning until further notice. A flood warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring and those in affected areas should take necessary precautions immediately. At 11:15 a.m. Wednesday the stage was 367.9 feet. Flood stage is…

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Adamsville Utility Department issues precautionary boil water notice

The Adamsville Utility Department issued a precautionary boil water notice for all customers on Friday afternoon. Adamsville City Administrator Kara Hill said water system workers are continuing to search for leaks which are causing problems of low or no water pressure. The most seriously impacted area seems to be the main part of the city,…

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Health Department expands vaccination eligibility, announces state appointment website and retail pharmacy option

Tennessee will begin registering people aged 65 and older and those in Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan for vaccinations on Monday, Feb. 22, and the state is seeing expanded access to COVID-19 vaccination with the launch of a new federal retail pharmacy program. Phase 1b includes staff members of kindergarten through 12th…

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Wayne County driver killed in Hardin County crash

A Wayne County man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Friday morning in Hardin County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said Michael Gage, 45, who died, was driving west on Tenn. 203 when the 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada he was driving turned off the left side of the roadway and hit a tree. The crash occurred about…

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Hardin County gripped by winter storm

As west Tennessee braces for what is expected to be the main event in Monday’s winter storm, roads in Hardin County are already coated in a mixture of sleet and snow. In the interest of safety, Hardin County Fire Chief Melvin Martin this morning is urging everyone to “stay home unless it’s an absolute emergency.”…

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Sardis teen killed in single-vehicle crash in north Hardin County

An 18-year-old Sardis woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday in north Hardin County, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said. According to a THP report, Katelyn Myers, who died, was a passenger in a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Dalton Youngson, 18, of Sardis, Tennessee. The Chevy was traveling north on Tenn. 142 in the…

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Hardin County Chamber of Commerce accepting awards nominees for postponed annual banquet

The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce board of directors has decided to postpone the business organization’s Annual Distinguished Community Service Awards Banquet. Normally held in late February, this year’s event will be rescheduled for a later date, but awards nominations are now being accepted. “Our first and most important responsibility is the safety of our businesses,…

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