Area Breaking News

Shopping locally now more crucial than ever

The importance of shopping locally has been emphasized with increasing urgency in recent years, and even more so now with the coronavirus situation hitting small businesses hard. Events like Small Business Saturday have brought some much-needed attention to the importance of shopping local, which is even more crucial now as so many small businesses try…

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Pickwick-Counce Christmas parade called off

Sponsored by the local district volunteer fire department, the annual Pickwick-Counce Christmas parade won’t take place this year due to the COVID-19 situation. “After careful consideration on the health and wellbeing of our department and our community, and due to the rapidly increasing covid numbers, myself and the officers of our department have decided to…

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Free drive-thru flu shots on Nov. 19

The Hardin County Health Department is offering the opportunity to get vaccinated for flu at no cost on Thursday, Nov. 19. The drive-through event takes place at the Hardin County Fairgrounds at 1018 Clifton Road in Savannah from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Hardin County EMA hosting online storm spotter class on Nov. 12

Fall has arrived in Hardin County, and with that comes the fall-winter severe storm season. The Hardin County Emergency Management Agency and National Weather Service ask: Are you ready for whatever is in store? Do you have a severe weather plan at your home and your workplace? Can you recognize the clues that suggest large…

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Coronavirus case closes Hardin County Election Commission office

The Hardin County Election Commission office is currently closed because of the coronavirus. A sign on the office’s door on the bottom floor of the county courthouse in Savannah states, “Closed Due to COVID.” An employee at the Election Commission office was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Saturday, and that employee is believed to have had…

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Local Veterans Day ceremony set for Saturday

Veterans Day is officially observed on Nov. 11. However, if it falls on a weekday, many communities hold their celebration on the weekend closest to this date. This is to enable more people to attend and participate in the events. This year, federal government offices are closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Savannah will celebrate with…

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