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Tennessee students who serve as poll workers have chance at scholarships

Facing a potential poll worker shortage, the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office is launching a new essay contest for students age 16 and older who serve as poll officials for the Nov. 3 election. “Serving as a poll official is an unmatched opportunity for students to see our electoral process in action,” said Secretary of…

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Three Courier employees test positive for coronavirus

Three employees of The Courier have tested positive for COVID-19. Until further notice, the newspaper’s Wednesday afternoon and evening tradition of selling copies of the latest edition through the office’s open front door is suspended. Newspapers remain available at the racks in front of The Courier office and can be purchased with four quarters. “Fortunately,…

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Federal $300 weekly unemployment benefit will end in Tennessee

Vivian Jones The Center Square A federal $300 weekly unemployment benefit will cease after the week ending Sept. 5, the Federal Emergency Management Agency informed Tennessee’s Department of Labor & Workforce Development on Friday. Beginning this week, unemployment benefits will include only the benefit amount available through regular state or federal unemployment programs. The federal…

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September blood drives

Lifeline Blood Services Sept. 11 – First Baptist Church, Adamsville, 2-6 p.m. Sept. 14 – Hardin County Middle School, Savannah, 12:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 25 – Pickwick Southside School, Counce, 1-5 p.m.

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Tennesseans could see $300 federal weekly unemployment benefit by end of week

Vivian Jones The Center Square Unemployed Tennesseans could see an additional $300 federal weekly unemployment benefit by the end of this week or early next, Department of Labor and Workforce Commissioner Jeff McCord said Tuesday. The department received about $236 million in grant funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday to provide an…

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Hardin County Schools free meal program: Order deadline is Aug. 26

Hardin County Schools is providing meals for all its students on days they are not physically present in school, including both traditional and distance learning students, and is asking all parents to pre-order their student’s meals for next week. Meals will need to be pre-ordered by completing the Meal Survey on Hardin County Schools’ Facebook…

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New superintendent for Shiloh National Military Park selected

Shiloh National Military Park has a new superintendent. National Park Service South Atlantic-Gulf Regional Director Stan Austin announced Wednesday the selection of Allen Etheridge as the new superintendent of the park in Hardin County. Etheridge begins his new assignment on Oct. 11. “Allen’s expertise in conservation and historic preservation will be critical to the long-term…

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