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Sheltering Tree Ranch’s annual Fun Day fundraiser set for Oct. 8

Sheltering Tree Ranch in Hardin County is making plans to host its ninth annual Fun Day fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A nonprofit education, scientific and religious organization focused on helping children and adults with autism and learning challenges, Sheltering Tree Ranch’s Fun Day attractions include a petting zoo,…

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National Park Service hosting free Corinth concert

National Park Service in partnership with Visit Corinth is presenting a free public concert in the park on Saturday, Sept. 17. It takes place on the lawn of the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center in Corinth, Mississippi, starting at 5:30 p.m. After a break due to the pandemic, this event returns to feature Oxford’s Cody…

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Burnt Church Bluegrass Festival showcasing talented musicians Sept. 10

The annual Burnt Church Bluegrass Festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 10. The festival at 110 School Drive is the largest fundraiser for the Burnt Church Community Center. The fun starts at noon. “We invite everyone to come out to the beautiful country setting to enjoy bluegrass music, good food, fun and friendly folks,” said…

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Tennessee has highest beer tax rate in U.S.

Jon Styf The Center Square Tennessee has the highest beer tax rate in the country, according to a new report from the Tax Foundation. Tennessee’s rate is $1.29 per gallon, one of just two states that charge more than $1 per gallon in the country. Alaska charges $1.07. In the fiscal year just completed at…

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Free Sunset Symphony returning to Cherry Mansion

UPDATE, SEPT. 3 — The concert has been moved to Hardin County High School because of the possibility of wet weather. INITIAL STORY, SEPT. 1 — Savannah’s popular and free Sunset Symphony event is returning Saturday after being canceled the last two years because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 33-year tradition continues on the lawn…

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Hardin County livestock producers eligible for USDA drought relief assistance

Hardin County U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Executive Director Andy Lewis reminds livestock producers who suffered grazing losses that occurred throughout this year due to drought to report their losses and enroll in the Livestock Forage Disaster Program by Jan. 30, 2023. The program provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who had grazing…

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tnAchieves opens process for TN Promise students to apply for up to $1,000 grants

This week, tnAchieves opened the application for TN Promise students who need additional financial assistance. Known as COMPLETE grants, these grants fund costs associated with attending college not covered by the TN Promise scholarship. Eligible students are now able to apply for up to $1,000 per semester to assist with computers, tools, textbooks, transportation, food…

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