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TN Promise needs 24 volunteer mentors for Hardin County by Dec. 4

Dec. 4 is the deadline to apply as a Class of 2021 tnAchieves mentor, but as of today, Hardin County still needs 24 mentors. Mentors serve as a resource and offer encouragement and help for students as they transition from high school to college. Many who use TN Promise – which provides high school graduates…

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Tishomingo Arts Council holding gingerbread house contest

Tishomingo Arts Council is celebrating the holidays with its second annual Gingerbread House Contest. Open to anyone living within 150 miles of Tishomingo County, Mississippi, the contest offers $250 in prizes for both youth and adults. TAC member Rachel Embrey said, “To enter, all you have to do is send TAC two photos – one…

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Pfizer chooses Tennessee as 1 of 4 states for COVID-19 vaccine distribution pilot program

Vivian Jones The Center Square Tennessee is one of four states chosen by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to help refine plans for the delivery and deployment of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine if it receives approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Pfizer announced Tuesday. The pilot program will help support states’ planning, deployment and administration…

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Fraud alert for unemployment email scam

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is warning unemployment claimants about an email scam it says is continuing to make its way across the country. The department said the historic increase in unemployment claims due to the COVID-19 pandemic led to targeted fraudulent activity in many states across the nation. The email circulating…

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Shiloh church giving away Thanksgiving food boxes

Shiloh Methodist Church invites families in need to get a free Thanksgiving feast. “It’s going to be a whole meal that they can pick up at the church and take it home when they have their Thanksgiving,” said church spokeswoman Marcie Fullwood. The give-away of 100 food boxes takes place from 10 a.m. to noon…

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Hagerty clinches easy win in race for U.S. Senate in Tennessee

Vivian Jones The Center Square Republican Bill Hagerty defeated Democrat Marquita Bradshaw in an overwhelming victory Tuesday in the race for U.S. Senate. Hagerty, who served as U.S. ambassador to Japan in President Donald Trump’s Administration and commissioner of economic development under former Gov. Bill Haslam, will succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander as Tennessee’s…

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Local early voting sets all-time record; pandemic prompts opening of emergency voting site for Nov. 3

With Election Day now just hours away on Nov. 3, there is some important last-minute information available for Hardin County voters planning to vote on Tuesday. First, voters are reminded that voting will generally not be conducted at the Hardin County Courthouse, but at each person’s respective precinct polling place. However, the Hardin County Election…

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