Area Breaking News

Commotion at Savannah Walmart: Escapee apprehended

Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies converged on the Walmart store in Savannah early Wednesday afternoon after an escaped prisoner ran into the store to hide, according to city Police Chief Michael Pitts. He said McNairy County sheriff’s deputies had taken a prisoner for treatment at the Hardin Medical Center emergency room. The prisoner somehow…

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Savannah, Hardin County cops plus THP to focus on distracted driving Friday

On Friday, Oct. 18, the Tennessee Highway Patrol in conjunction with the Savannah Police Department and the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department will focus on distracted and impaired driving enforcement, the THP announced. On July 1, the “Hands Free Law” regarding holding cell phones while driving went into effect across Tennessee. So far in 2019, traffic…

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Shiloh National Park seeks participants for ‘Bioblitz’

Shiloh National Military Park will host its first BioBlitz program on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18-19. It’s an event where any nature enthusiast can participate in the identifying and inventorying of all plants, animals, and other living things through photography and sound. “Shiloh Battlefield is home to over 50 species of reptiles and amphibians, 51…

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Hardin County Health Council hosting Oct. 15 Senior Expo

Hardin County Health Council and community partners host their sixth annual Senior Expo on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Savannah Church of Christ in Savannah. Organizers say the goal is to link senior citizens with the services and resources available in the community. There will be 35 local vendors with…

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Savannah Main Street program shares survey, wants your opinion

Tennessee Main Street and the National Main Street Center are working with all TN Main Street communities to measure and plan for improved economic development in downtown. Savannah Main Street reports that as part of this initiative, a survey open to all residents and businesses in the Savannah area is being conducted. Savannah Main Street…

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Pickwick Park seeks volunteers on National Public Lands Day

Pickwick Landing State Park is offering the opportunity to be a part of the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands – National Public Lands Day. On Saturday, Sept. 28, volunteers are asked to gather at the park office by 8 a.m. for three hours of working together to remove invasive species of plants…

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Dry season causes early burn permit requirements

Weeks of hot, dry weather is raising the risk of fire in west Tennessee. “Normally, burn permits for the county are not required until Oct. 15, but due to the dry weather we are having the Tennessee Division of Forestry has announced burn permits will be required starting Sept. 23,” the Hardin County Fire Department…

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Farm to Table Dinner event set in downtown Savannah

UPDATE, Sept. 19– Event is canceled. The harvest season will be celebrated at the fourth annual Farm to Table Dinner in downtown Savannah. Hardin County Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting the Farmers Market themed event focusing on community connection, locally grown food awareness, and a fall celebration. The outdoor dinner is on Tuesday, Sept.…

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