Area Breaking News

TVA prepares as more above normal rainfall is forecast

TVA River Management teams are preparing Valley reservoirs for above normal rainfall which is forecast to continue over the weekend and increase next week. The current forecast for an inch of rainfall through Saturday could ramp up to bring an additional 3-6 inches mostly during the middle of next week. “After record rainfall in 2018,…

Read More

Senate passes legislation to expand Shiloh National Military Park

U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said the Senate on Tuesday passed legislation to expand Shiloh National Military Park. They say this will help attract more visitors to Tennessee, boost local economies, and protect the site for future generations. “Learning from the past helps us become better Americans in the future, and…

Read More

Absentee rate hits 16.4 percent, Hardin County Schools close for illness

Hardin County Director of Schools Michael Davis announced Wednesday afternoon that district schools are closed for the rest of the week due to increasing absenteeism from illness. “Our absentee rate, including those students sent home sick today, is at 16.4 percent. To make matters worse, we have over 30 teachers now out. Because of this,…

Read More

Firefighters responding to blaze discover tanker’s batteries stolen

Hardin County Fire Chief Melvin Martin reports that when firefighters went to a local fire station for a tanker truck to respond to an active structure fire Tuesday, they discovered someone had broken into the fire house and stolen the tanker’s batteries and other firefighting tools. “I’m upset, of course, to ever have anything stolen, but…

Read More

Flu season: Number of sick students relatively low

Due to questions regarding nearby school systems closing because of large numbers of sick students, Hardin County Director of Schools Michael Davis noted Thursday that schools here have so far avoided rampant absenteeism. “We are tracking our absentee rate daily now and until we get through the flu season,” Davis said. “Our policy is to…

Read More

Ejected through sunroof, one killed, one injured

A Savannah man “was able to walk away” from a single-vehicle crash Sunday, but his teenage passenger died at the scene, according to the Arkansas State Police. Reported killed in the crash which occurred shortly before 6 a.m. near Colt, Arkansas was Steven Kendrick, 19, of Atoka, Tennessee. The driver, Savannah resident Nicholson Jeffery Sparks,…

Read More

Numerous arrests made in Hardin County drug crime sweep

A multi-agency drug crime sweep in Hardin County resulted in the arrest of at least 19 suspects Wednesday. The sweep was conducted by heavily armed officers and agents from the Sheriff’s Office, 24th Judicial District Drug Task Force, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Savannah Police Department and U.S. Marshals Service. Hardin County Sheriff Johnny Alexander said the…

Read More

New mini-dump opens in Nixon community

Green dumpsters for household garbage are now set up at Nixon’s new convenience center on Hamburg Loop, near the former Nixon Elementary School. There are also specially marked red dumpsters for recyclable materials such as plastics, metal and paper. The mini-dump on county-owned property opened Jan. 18. Due to an overabundance of rain this month,…

Read More