Area News

Girl Scouts recruitment event in Savannah on July 31

A “Meet, Greet, Sign Up and Have Fun” event for prospective Girl Scouts takes place Saturday, July 31 at East End United Methodist Church in Savannah. Girls in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to the church at 285 Fairground St. from 1-3 p.m. to learn what Girl Scouting is all about. “Come join the…

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Hardin County Cannery now open for garden canning

Need a place to process large quantities of garden veggies and get your canning completed efficiently? Hardin County Cannery, next to Saltillo Community Center in Saltillo, is open for the growing season through mid-September. Cannery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. The county-owned facility is available to the public…

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Local senior centers reopen

Seniors are once again able to meet up with people of their own age to communicate, find resources and have fun at local senior centers. Hardin County Senior Center, 9380 Tenn. 128, is open three days a week, starting Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch is served on Thursdays only at 11 a.m.,…

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Shiloh Park hosting history hike: ‘Slaughter in the Ravines’

Shiloh National Military Park announces a special ranger-led hike entitled, “Slaughter in the Ravines: Stuart’s Brigade at Shiloh.” Follow Ranger Timothy Arnold and trace the actions of Col. David Stuart’s Brigade as they attempted to protect the entire Union army’s left flank against Gen. James Chalmers’ overwhelming infantry and artillery for several hours. Learn about…

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One driver killed in two vehicle crash in Pickwick

A Mississippi man died Thursday in a two vehicle crash in south Hardin County in the Pickwick-Counce area. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Bob Carr, 64, of Iuka, Mississippi, was killed when the 1988 Ford Ranger he was driving collided with a 2018 International tractor-trailer. The driver of the tractor-trailer, Mickey Keeton, 49, of…

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Breaking news: Amish buggy overturns on US 64 in Crump

UPDATE, JULY 8 – A horse drawn buggy with three occupants which overturned in Crump on Wednesday collided with a vehicle, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said. Shelia Treece, 76, of Stantonville, Tennessee, was driving a 2007 Toyota Highlander west on U.S. 64 which collided with the buggy, which was also westbound on the highway, according…

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Tennessee State Parks looking for tales of park experiences

Tennessee State Parks celebrate Park and Recreation Month in July by inviting visitors to share their park experiences online. The project is part of a variety of events tied to the month-long initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association. Visitors can submit stories about unique experiences at the parks or expressions of what the…

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Cannon to roar July 3-4 at Shiloh National Military Park

Shiloh National Military Park is presenting cannon firing demonstrations in commemoration of the July 4th weekend. The scheduled demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday are presented by the Shiloh Cannon Crew, firing a 6-pounder gun, across the street from the park visitor center. “These demonstrations will hopefully allow visitors to get a sense of the destructive…

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Downtown traffic to be impacted by Savannah Bluegrass Festival, July 2-3

The 43rd annual Savannah Bluegrass Festival takes place Friday and Saturday at Savannah Market on Main Street. Gates open at 6 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday. Admission is free. Motorists should note some roads in the vicinity will be closed. This year, the festival features “Queen of Bluegrass” Rhonda Vincent for the first time in…

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