Area News

Shiloh Park hosting cannon demonstrations July 6-7

Shiloh National Military Park is presenting Civil War cannon firing demonstrations July 6-7. Park Superintendent Dale Wilkerson said the demonstrations are in honor of the July 4th holiday. The Shiloh cannon crew will be firing a 6-pounder gun across the street from the park visitor center. The demonstrations take place Saturday at 10 a.m., 11:30…

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$50,000 Powerball winners in Counce, Collierville

The Tennessee Lottery announced two Powerball players, one in Counce and the other in Collierville, won $50,000 each Wednesday night by matching four of the five white numbers drawn plus the red Powerball. The Collierville ticket was purchased at Collierville C Store, 398 New Byhalia Road, and the Counce ticket was purchased at One Stop…

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THP announces July 6 roadblock

The Tennessee Highway Patrol announced it will be conducting a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint on July 6 at 12 a.m. on Tenn. 22, north of Snake Creek bridge. The THP said impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will…

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Clifton Road to close for utility work on June 14

The Savannah Utility Department announced Wednesday it will be closing Clifton Road from Barker Drive south to Bounce Drive for utility work Friday, June 14, beginning at 7 a.m. A detour will be posted for all traffic through Barker Drive to Bounce Drive, and for traffic going back to Clifton Road. Also, an alternate detour…

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UT Institute hosting 30th lawn and garden show

Summer Celebration, one of the largest gardening shows in the Mid-South, will be held Thursday, July 11 in Jackson, Tennessee. The event features 18 garden talks and tours, more than 40 plant and craft vendors, an extensive Master Gardener plant sale and a plant and pest diagnostic clinic. Hosted by the University of Tennessee Institute…

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Savannah man charged with aggravated assault in shooting

A Savannah man is charged with aggravated assault in a Tuesday night shooting. According to Savannah police, officers responded around 7 p.m. to 55 Eleanor St. regarding a report of shots fired. While police were working the scene, gunshot victim Malik Casey entered the emergency room at Hardin Medical Center. Casey, 22, of Savannah, was…

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Motorcyclists seriously injured in Crump crash

UPDATE, June 3, 5:15 p.m. — The THP has retracted its initial statement that the driver of the motorcycle failed to yield the right of way. The incident remains under investigation. INITIAL STORY — A husband and wife riding a motorcycle were seriously injured Sunday around 8 p.m. in a two-vehicle crash near a Crump…

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Driver killed Sunday in single-vehicle crash in Hardin County

A 51-year-old man from Martin, Tennessee, was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Tenn. 69-S in Hardin County on Sunday. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Robert Nelson, who died in the crash near Porter Lane, was northbound on the highway when the 2002 Ford Taurus he was operating traveled off the left side of…

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TBI: Multi-agency operation nets 27 arrests in Hardin County

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Thursday a multi-agency operation led by its Drug Investigation Division focusing on illegal drug and gang activity in Hardin County has resulted in the arrest of 28 people. The charges range from weapons counts to drug possession to outstanding warrants and probation violations. In addition, various illegal drugs and…

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Tennessee Street Park celebrates 5th anniversary on June 1

Tennessee Street Park in Savannah is filled with the laughter of children most days of the year. Whether it’s spring, summer, fall or winter, people come together to celebrate significant accomplishments, walk or run off energy, or enjoy just being together in the beautiful setting. The city park celebrates its fifth anniversary all day on…

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