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Hardin County Board of Education plans to discuss reopening all schools

UPDATE, 6:13 p.m. — All students except those who chose distance learning will commence attending their school Tuesday-Friday beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 13. (Full details to come in a story Friday.) INITIAL STORY — The Hardin County Board of Education plans to discuss reopening all schools when it reconvenes its regular September meeting today (Thursday,…

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79th annual World Championship Catfish Derby set for Saturday

The World Championship Catfish Derby, organized by Ryan Johnson and J.R. Sweat of Tennessee River Productions, is set for Saturday, Sept. 26. The family event takes place in downtown Savannah, around Courthouse Square, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the catfish weigh-in starting at 3 p.m. Spend the morning listening to bluegrass music, eating…

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Savannah Bluegrass Festival makes music Saturday

The 42nd annual Savannah Bluegrass Festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. until night. The free event downtown at Savannah Market features local and area bluegrass musicians, including “Southern Sounds,” “Holt Family,” “Scottie Baugus and Boone Creek,” and “Wayne Jerrolds and Savannah Grass,” all of Savannah, plus “Billy Waggoner and Red Rooster Band”…

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Group plans 9-11 ‘Freedom March’ in Savannah

Some Hardin County residents are planning a “Freedom March” on Friday, the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States. Organizer Brittany Kennedy said Wednesday the event is not intended to be political, but is meant as a show of support for law enforcement officers, firefighters, military personnel, first responders and the individual right…

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Some important reminders from Hardin County Schools

In advance of the three-day holiday weekend, Hardin County Director of Schools Michael Davis had some reminders Friday afternoon. •All schools and the central office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, for the Labor Day holiday. •No food will be distributed on Monday. Instead, food will be distributed at all schools on Tuesday from…

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Hardin County Schools launches hybrid schedule on Aug. 31

Hardin County Schools students enrolled in the traditional attendance option are using the hybrid schedule beginning this week. “We certainly understand the hardship it causes on parents when decisions have to be made to modify our normal school schedule or even cancel school but we assure you we will always put safety first when making…

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Scam alert: Hardin County Health Department number spoofed

The Hardin County Health Department said Tuesday it has been notified of a potential scam in which people are contacted by telephone by someone asking for personal information. The calls appear on caller ID to come from the Hardin County Health Department. The scam reportedly involves calls to potential victims from a number that displays…

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