Area News

TVA offers incentives for virus-killing UV technology

The Tennessee Valley Authority announced Wednesday it is providing incentives to businesses and schools to install UV-C germicidal lights that remove viruses, like COVID-19, and bacteria from indoor air. “As the largest public power provider in America, a key focus for TVA is helping to keep our children and the public safe by supporting technologies…

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George Floyd rally planned in Savannah

UPDATE– For video of the event, go to: https://www.facebook.com/CourierAnywhere/ INITIAL STORY– A rally is planned in Savannah Friday afternoon following the death of George Floyd in a violent encounter with Minneapolis police. In a statement, the Savannah Police Department said it is “aware of a planned peaceful protest… around 5 p.m. on the Court Square in…

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Adamsville woman killed in single vehicle crash

An Adamsville woman was killed Wednesday in a single vehicle crash in Hardin County in the vicinity of Horse Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, south of Bruton Road. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the woman, Elizabeth Farmer, 35, was a passenger in a 2004 Buick Ranier operated by Shane C. Phillips of Somerville, Alabama. Phillips was…

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USDA coronavirus food assistance program applications available now for producers

Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. The application and a payment calculator are now available online, and USDA’s Farm Service Agency staff members are available via phone, fax and online tools to help producers complete applications. The agency set…

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Tennessee launches statewide poll worker recruitment campaign

Secretary of State Tre Hargett announces a new statewide campaign to recruit poll officials for the Aug. 6 State and Federal Primary and County General Election. Tennesseans can apply now to join the campaign, dubbed “Be a Patriot. Become a Poll Official.” “Poll officials are the backbone of successful elections across Tennessee,” said Hargett. “By…

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Savannah Farmers Market opening June 3

Later than usual due to coronavirus-related restrictions, Savannah Farmers Market is opening for the season on Wednesday, June 3. “Everyone on the Savannah Farmers Market team has worked diligently behind the scenes to provide our customers, vendors, volunteers and staff with a safe shopping environment. While a lot has changed over the past few months,…

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Fill your grill with farm-direct meats for free

Summer is meant for grilling and Tennesseans have a chance to win local meats with the Pick Tennessee Products “Fill Your Grill” contest. For more than 30 years, Pick Tennessee Products has connected farmers directly to consumers. Between June 1 and 15, you can register to win $200 worth of local meats from your choice…

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Shiloh Park cancels Memorial Day weekend observances

Citing the coronavirus situation, Shiloh National Military Park has canceled all planned Memorial Day weekend events. “This is not a decision we made easily, but the health and safety of the public and our employees is paramount, and we feel this is the best action to take,” said Interim Superintendent Randy Martin. “We hope that…

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Free summer meals program for kids announced; SWHRA seeks volunteers

Another free meals for kids program is coming to Hardin County, this time through the Southwest Human Resource Agency of Tennessee. It aims to continue feeding area kids through much of the summer and possibly beyond. SWHRA Community Outreach Director Patti Pickler said Monday afternoon the program will begin providing free meals for children 18…

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