Area News

THP announces Hardin County roadblock

The Tennessee Highway Patrol announced it is conducting a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint on Nov. 29 at 10 p.m. on Tenn. 203 at Horse Creek bridge in Hardin County. The THP said troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment, targeting those who operate a vehicle while impaired and taking corrective actions…

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National Park Service seeks input on Parkers Crossroads Battlefield

The National Park Service is initiating a planning process to prepare a foundation document for Parkers Crossroads Battlefield, recently recognized as an Affiliated Area of the National Park Service. The Battlefield seeks public input on the effort. A foundation document identifies a unit’s core purpose and significance, it’s most important resources and values, and the…

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Storm causes heavy damage in Hardin County

A powerful storm moved through the area Saturday around 1 p.m., causing significant damage and slamming Hardin County west of the Tennessee River and Adamsville particularly hard, according to Hardin County Fire Chief Melvin Martin. Savannah also has some damage. All told, around 25 structures are believed to have been damaged in Hardin County, including…

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Human bones found in Savannah home; police seek ‘person of interest’

Savannah police said authorities are seeking a “person of interest” in connection with human bones found in a home at 205 Pleasant St. on Oct. 18. According to a Thursday afternoon news release, investigators from the Savannah Police Department, along with agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, are seeking Leanne Peace for questioning in…

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Dreamweavers show ‘Nooses Off’ playing Oct. 25-27

The set is ready, the costumes are ready and the actors are ready – all that is missing is an audience ready to have fun at this weekend’s DreamWeavers production of “Nooses Off,” a zany, madcap physical comedy with non-stop action. Audiences love physical comedies for the pure entertainment value and fun. Actors love them…

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Savannah, Hardin County

Wo/Men’s Resource and Rape Assistance Program is focusing on October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Mayors Kevin Davis and Bob Shutt signed proclamations declaring October Domestic Awareness Month in Hardin County and Savannah respectively. “Domestic abuse remains a hidden problem in our communities,” said Daryl Chansuthus, executive director of WRAP. “It is characterized by…

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Worley, Lawson, headline Veterans Day concert in Tuscumbia, Ala.

Musicians Darryl Worley and Billy Lawson are teaming up for a Veterans Day concert at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in Tuscumbia. The Monday, Nov. 11 concert raises money to send military veterans to Washington, D.C. The concert is organized by the City of Tuscumbia and Mayor Kerry Underwood. The concert starts at 6…

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Commotion at Savannah Walmart: Escapee apprehended

Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies converged on the Walmart store in Savannah early Wednesday afternoon after an escaped prisoner ran into the store to hide, according to city Police Chief Michael Pitts. He said McNairy County sheriff’s deputies had taken a prisoner for treatment at the Hardin Medical Center emergency room. The prisoner somehow…

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Savannah, Hardin County cops plus THP to focus on distracted driving Friday

On Friday, Oct. 18, the Tennessee Highway Patrol in conjunction with the Savannah Police Department and the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department will focus on distracted and impaired driving enforcement, the THP announced. On July 1, the “Hands Free Law” regarding holding cell phones while driving went into effect across Tennessee. So far in 2019, traffic…

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