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Get a free 2020 Tennessee state road map from TDOT

New paper Tennessee state road maps are now available online for free. The official 2020 Tennessee Transportation Map is a joint effort of the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the state Department of Tourist Development. Free printed maps can be ordered from TDOT online at https://bit.ly/2Rv9h4Z.

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Statewide AMBER Alert

A statewide AMBER Alert was issued Wednesday by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on behalf of the Lebanon Police Department for Raymond Lyons Jr. According to the TBI, Raymond is a 4-month-old black male with black hair, brown eyes, 18 inches tall, and weighing 17 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray onesie with…

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State offering Tennesseans free radon test kits in January

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is offering free radon test kits for Tennesseans to test their homes in January. Gov. Bill Lee has proclaimed the month as “Radon Action Month.” Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and it is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer…

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Man dies of accidental gunshot outside Savannah gun store

A local man is dead after accidentally shooting himself outside a gun store Tuesday afternoon, according to Savannah police. The victim was identified as Lawrence Smith, 86, of Savannah. Police Chief Michael Pitts said officers responding to a report of a possible gunshot wound found Smith was in the front seat of his vehicle and…

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Welch announces campaign for Tennessee state representative

Former Savannah City Manager Garry Welch announced his campaign Monday for Tennessee state representative of the 71st District. “I’m excited to pursue the opportunity, and I am running for the office to serve all the citizens of the district,” said Welch, a Republican. The 71st District includes Hardin, Lewis, Wayne and part of Lawrence counties.…

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Savannah man charged with sexual exploitation of a minor

An investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a Savannah man on charges of sexual exploitation of a minor, the TBI said. According to a news release, in July, agents began an investigation based on a cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The…

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