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Shiloh National Park changes restroom hours to combat coronavirus

Shiloh National Military Park announced Wednesday that restrooms and picnic area operating hours will be temporarily changed effective today in a continuing effort to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Each restroom will be open only every other day to meet public health officials’ recommendations of 24…

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Hardin County officials bracing for impact of coronavirus

The Hardin County Commission held its regular monthly meeting Monday, but in an effort to comply with social distancing recommendations related to coronavirus, it was not business as usual. The standard horseshoe table arrangement with commissioners and staff sitting elbow-to-elbow was instead spread out to provide three feet of space between people. Eighteen of the…

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TBI charges Hardin County man with aggravated arson

Fire investigators from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a Hardin County man in connection with a fire at a residence in Counce, in which two individuals were inside. According to a statement Thursday from the TBI, its agents began investigating the fire in the 900 block of Damron Loop on Wednesday,…

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School safety net program expanded to offer more meals for multiple days

Director of Schools Michael Davis on Wednesday announced important changes to the Hardin County Schools program providing meals to students and children during the school closure period. “We will now be able to provide both breakfast and lunch to each child,” he said. He added that the local school system has also received permission to supply several…

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Shiloh National Military Park announces partial closure

Shiloh National Military Park said Tuesday evening its visitor centers and book stores are closing effective March 18 to promote social distancing as recommended by medical experts in light of the spread of coronavirus. The closings affect the park’s facilities at both Shiloh Battlefield in Hardin County and the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center in…

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Hardin County Schools implements safety net lunch program starting March 18

Following Monday’s announcement of the closure of all Hardin County schools to minimize the spread of coronavirus, Director of Schools Michael Davis said the school system will continue to provide meals to students. “Hardin County Schools will be providing lunch to anyone 18 years old or younger, beginning this Wednesday, at nine locations in the…

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Area closures, schedule changes due to coronavirus

Saltillo City Parks — closed Hardin County Schools — Closed as of March 17. Scheduled to reopen April 6. Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Crump — On extended spring break. Scheduled to reopen March 23. Michie School reunion scheduled for April 4 — canceled Tennessee state and local courts, including municipal, juvenile, general sessions, trial…

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Tennessee court proceedings suspended due to COVID-19

Declaring a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tennessee Supreme Court on Friday issued an order suspending in-person court proceedings in the state, but did not shut down the offices of judges or court clerks. With some exceptions, most notably proceedings necessary to protect the constitutional rights of criminal defendants, all in-person…

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Search operation for missing boaters ends with recovery of third body

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announced the Hardin County Fire Department recovered a third body from the Tennessee River on Thursday at about 7 a.m. near Shiloh National Military Park. TWRA spokeswoman Amy Snider-Spencer said the body found this morning was recovered in the same area as the two previous bodies. TWRA is the lead…

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