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Correction

A person in a photo in the story, “Single vehicle crash leads to vehicular homicide, DUI charges,” is misidentified in the May 19 print edition. The person in the photo is actually Len Welsh II, not Dillon Casteel. The Courier regrets the error.

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Donate a quilt block to benefit HARTT

Savannah Pieced & Present is sponsoring a fundraiser for Hardin Animal Relocation and Transition Team by heading up a community quilt making project. “My team here are major animal advocates. What HARTT needs most is volunteers – first hint at how you can help – but as a small business with minimal employees, all our…

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Report: Tennessee has second-lowest overall tax burden

Jon Styf The Center Square Tennessee has the second-lowest overall tax burden in the U.S., according to a new ranking from personal finance website WalletHub. Tennessee, which has no personal income tax, ranked below only Alaska and ranked ahead of Delaware, Wyoming, New Hampshire and Florida for having the lowest tax burden. New York, Hawaii,…

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Tennessee representatives call for moratorium on gas tax

Jon Styf The Center Square Two Tennessee state representatives are calling for a 90-day moratorium on gas and diesel taxes in the state as prices are at record-high levels in the U.S. and approaching record numbers in Tennessee. Nashville Democrat state Reps. John Ray Clemmons and Bo Mitchell sent a letter to Gov. Bill Lee…

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CoreCivic’s South Central prison facility marks 30th year

CoreCivic’s South Central Correctional Center marked 30 years of providing private prison services to Tennessee and the Clifton area community. To commemorate the prison facility’s milestone, staff enjoyed cake, refreshments and fellowship last month. CoreCivic said the facility employs approximately 290 people from the local area and contributes about $2.3 million into the local economy…

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