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Mayor announces firing of Hardin County Animal Services director

Hardin County Mayor Kevin Davis said Thursday afternoon that Chris Sikes’ employment as director of Hardin County Animal Services has been terminated. “Over the past several months, the Animal Control Committee, the county commission as a whole and myself, have been committed and working to making the animal shelter the best it can be for…

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$2.6 million Tennessee River bridge repair project at Savannah commences

Motorists traveling across the Tennessee River at Savannah can expect to encounter construction on the bridge from now to early fall. Tennessee-based Jones Brothers has a $2.6 million contract for the project, which entails a partial deck replacement and some girder repairs on the Harrison-McGarity-Carpenter bridge on U.S. 64, according to the Tennessee Department of…

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Courier announces first ‘Best of the Best: Readers Choice Awards’ competition

The Courier announces its first “Best of the Best: Readers’ Choice Awards” for Hardin County. Readers can be entered in a drawing to win $100 just by voting for their favorite area businesses and people. The major categories are: Medical, Individuals, Food and Drink, Automotive, Personal Services, Service, Professional, Community, Retail Store, Home and Garden,…

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Warrant: Man killed at Counce bar beaten to death

A man accused of murdering another man in the parking lot of a Counce bar last night was arraigned Friday afternoon in the courtroom of the Hardin County jail. Sonny Cole McVay, 23, of Childers Hill Road in Counce, is charged with first degree murder and public intoxication. Law enforcement authorities say McVay murdered Jeffrey…

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TBI: Man killed, arrest made in Thursday night incident in Counce

A joint investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrest of a man on a charge of first degree murder, the TBI said Friday afternoon. According to the TBI, agents began working alongside the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office to investigate a homicide…

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Parts of Hardin County running out of water as frigid temps burst pipes

As temperatures slowly rise, damage from the weekend’s deep freeze is becoming apparent – causing water shortages and prompting boil water notices throughout west Tennessee as frozen pipes begin to thaw. All Adamsville Utilities and First Utility District customers have been issued boil water notices, plus some Savannah Utilities customers. Area utility districts are making…

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