Area Breaking News

Clifton Road to close for utility work on June 14

The Savannah Utility Department announced Wednesday it will be closing Clifton Road from Barker Drive south to Bounce Drive for utility work Friday, June 14, beginning at 7 a.m. A detour will be posted for all traffic through Barker Drive to Bounce Drive, and for traffic going back to Clifton Road. Also, an alternate detour…

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Savannah man charged with aggravated assault in shooting

A Savannah man is charged with aggravated assault in a Tuesday night shooting. According to Savannah police, officers responded around 7 p.m. to 55 Eleanor St. regarding a report of shots fired. While police were working the scene, gunshot victim Malik Casey entered the emergency room at Hardin Medical Center. Casey, 22, of Savannah, was…

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Motorcyclists seriously injured in Crump crash

UPDATE, June 3, 5:15 p.m. — The THP has retracted its initial statement that the driver of the motorcycle failed to yield the right of way. The incident remains under investigation. INITIAL STORY — A husband and wife riding a motorcycle were seriously injured Sunday around 8 p.m. in a two-vehicle crash near a Crump…

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Driver killed Sunday in single-vehicle crash in Hardin County

A 51-year-old man from Martin, Tennessee, was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Tenn. 69-S in Hardin County on Sunday. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Robert Nelson, who died in the crash near Porter Lane, was northbound on the highway when the 2002 Ford Taurus he was operating traveled off the left side of…

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TBI: Multi-agency operation nets 27 arrests in Hardin County

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Thursday a multi-agency operation led by its Drug Investigation Division focusing on illegal drug and gang activity in Hardin County has resulted in the arrest of 28 people. The charges range from weapons counts to drug possession to outstanding warrants and probation violations. In addition, various illegal drugs and…

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Tennessee Street Park celebrates 5th anniversary on June 1

Tennessee Street Park in Savannah is filled with the laughter of children most days of the year. Whether it’s spring, summer, fall or winter, people come together to celebrate significant accomplishments, walk or run off energy, or enjoy just being together in the beautiful setting. The city park celebrates its fifth anniversary all day on…

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USS Shiloh captain is Memorial Day keynote speaker

The captain of the USS Shiloh is the keynote speaker at Monday’s 11 a.m. annual Memorial Day ceremony at Shiloh National Cemetery. The time honored service on the grounds of the national cemetery in Shiloh National Military Park includes music, reflective readings, patriotic salutes, and the laying of a wreath on the grave of an…

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TVA temporarily opens Pickwick Dam boat ramp for holiday weekend

TVA announced Thursday that its Pickwick Tailwater boat ramp will be open May 24-28 to provide access during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. TVA said this is only temporary because construction to repair flood damage in the area is stopped for the holiday. Access will be from the North Wharf Road TVA gate with restricted…

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Rain dates for HCHS graduation, baccalaureate

Hardin County High School’s Class of 2019 graduation ceremony is set for Friday, May 24, and baccalaureate is scheduled for Thursday, May 23. Baccalaureate takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Jim Carroll Stadium. If it rains, the event will move to the gym on the same date and time, the school announced. Friday’s graduation also…

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Special local events to mark National Tourism Week

The Hardin County Convention and Visitors Bureau is preparing to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week 2019, May 6-12, and the industry is campaigning for travel, encouraging everyone to join in support. The Courier recognizes the industry’s impact on Hardin County with it’s annual Visitors Guide published in June. “It’s a big week as Hardin…

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