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Jan. 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Seeking to raise awareness of human trafficking, the Tennessee Department of Health is asking residents to wear blue on Friday. Jan. 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day and the state health department is urging all Tennesseans to learn about risk factors, red flags and resources for human trafficking to be part of the solution,…

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2.5 million motorists expected to hit highways for holidays

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has halted all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state for the holidays. No temporary lane closures will be allowed for construction on Tennessee roadways until 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2. “With over two million drivers expected to travel Tennessee…

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Federal grand jury indicts Hardin County businessman, former mayoral candidate

Hardin County bail bondsman Jonathan White, who was arrested on Aug. 24 for allegedly delivering a pipe bomb to undercover agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, has been indicted on federal charges regarding the incident. U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant announced the indictment Wednesday. He said a federal grand jury returned a five-count indictment…

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Tennesseans lost nearly $1 million to gift card scams in 2018

For scammers, the season of holiday giving is the season of taking, and Tennesseans’ hard-earned money again tops scammers’ wish lists. Unfortunately, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance says consumers are falling for scammers’ ploys when it comes to gift card swindles in increasing numbers. The Federal Trade Commission Consumer Sentinel Network reports Tennesseans…

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Shiloh Park hosting children’s Civil War Christmas program

Shiloh National Military Park is inviting children to participate in a Civil War Christmas program on Dec. 15 at 2 p.m., park Superintendent Dale Wilkerson announced Monday. “We are excited to present this fun filled, yet educational opportunity to area children. This unique hour-long program will introduce young people to how Christmas was celebrated during…

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Monday’s AT&T cellular outage caused by Pickwick Electric Cooperative

In today’s world, electronic communications are vital. So it was no surprise when social media networks in Savannah lit up with outrage Monday when the local AT&T cell network went down. Friday morning, Pickwick Electric Cooperative said it caused the AT&T service outage by digging before an area where work was needed was properly marked.…

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Hardin County earns national Seal of Approval as retirement haven

A top Tennessee retiree destination, Hardin County has again achieved national recognition, receiving the 2018 Seal of Approval Award from the American Association of Retirement Communities during their annual conference last week in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Ed note: This story was originally published in the Nov. 29 print edition.) As a leading organization in educating…

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Hardin County in Christmas spirit with parades, special events

Savannah’s annual parade, with the theme “Christmas Music Magic” and sponsored by the Savannah Rotary Club and the City of Savannah, takes place Monday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m. The parade route is the same as for 2017, beginning on Wayne Road at Sherwin Williams and proceeding through downtown to the Tennessee River Museum. Participants…

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Public can offer input on Shiloh Park museum renovations

Shiloh National Military Park invites the public to attend a kickoff meeting for the major redesign of the exhibits and exhibit area at the Shiloh Visitor Center. (Editor’s note: This story was originally published in the Nov. 15 print edition.) The meeting is on Nov. 27 from 6-8 p.m. in the visitor center auditorium. Shiloh…

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Everyone can get a free flu shot on Dec. 5

Tennessee’s county health departments, including Hardin County, are holding “FightFluTN” events on Wednesday, Dec. 5 to provide flu shots at no charge to increase the number of people vaccinated in the state. The Tennessee Department of Health urges all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu shot this flu season to get one as…

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