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TWRA receiving reports of sick raccoons in west Tennessee

Numerous reports of sick raccoons with symptoms consistent with rabies or canine distemper infections have recently been reported to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the agency said. TWRA recommends caution and avoiding interaction with sick wildlife. It’s also a good time to make sure that pets’ vaccinations are up to date. If a wild animal…

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Local residents make fall 2022 honor rolls at UT Martin

The outstanding academic achievements of undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee at Martin have been honored with publication of the Fall 2022 Chancellor’s Honor Rolls. To be eligible for the Chancellor’s Honor Roll recognition at UT Martin, a student must take at least 12 hours of credit (pass-fail courses are not included) and achieve…

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Hardin Medical Center hosting Lifeline community blood drive Wednesday

An urgent need for all blood types was announced Monday by Lifeline Blood Services. “A common belief is that most blood is needed after major disasters. However, daily personal emergencies and the ongoing medical needs of thousands of patients require a constant and ready blood supply. It’s the blood already on hospital shelves that saves…

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Potential hazardous weather prompts closing at Shiloh National Park

Due to potential hazardous weather predicted around late Thursday and early Friday, Shiloh National Military Park announced it will be closed on Friday, Dec. 23. Both the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center and the Shiloh theater at the Visitor Center are currently scheduled to be open on Saturday, Dec. 24, but at 10 a.m., rather…

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Free COVID-19 testing kits available again

The Biden administration is once again making free COVID-19 testing kits available to all U.S. households. Each household can order one set of four free at-home testing kits. There is a limit of one order per residential address. Orders will ship free starting the week of Dec. 19. To order online, go to www.covid.gov/tests.  

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Highway Patrol announces roadblock

The Tennessee Highway Patrol announced it will be conducting a driving under the influence checkpoint on Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. on Tenn. 203, at the Horse Creek bridge in Hardin County. The THP describes impaired driving as a “serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others annually in the United…

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Families First recipients to see extra $500 on EBT cards

The Tennessee Department of Human Services said Monday it is providing extra support to thousands of families who receive monthly cash assistance through the state’s Families First program. Households with a case in the Families First Program as of Thursday, Dec. 1, will receive a one-time additional payment of $500 on their existing Electronic Benefit…

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Tennessee gas prices drop 10 cents

Tennesseans had a little extra to be thankful for last week as gas prices continued to trend lower, falling an average of 10 cents over the course of the week. As of Monday, the Tennessee gas price average is now $3.10, which is 23 cents less expensive than one month ago and only half a…

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