Area News

Pickwick Dam lane temporarily closes Aug. 14

Tennessee Valley Authority crews will be doing a routine inspection of the Tenn. 128 bridge that crosses Pickwick Dam on Wednesday, Aug. 14. The northbound lane crossing the bridge will close to traffic from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., and travel will be restricted to a single lane. TVA said the timing of the inspection…

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Tennessee landmarks lighting up green for Child Support Awareness program

Notable Tennessee landmarks and structures are lit green to symbolize Child Support Awareness Month this week and recognize the work the Tennessee Department of Human Services Child Support Program does. Across the state, Child Support employees locate parents to obtain child support, establish paternity, enforce child support orders, collect and disburse child support payments to…

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Pickup crashes into Counce tavern, two airlifted

A pickup truck crashed into the 3 Way Hawg Bar in Counce on Wednesday morning, injuring both occupants of the vehicle. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said Pamela C. McCasland, 56, of Crump, was driving the 2012 Chevrolet pickup truck which hit the building. McCasland was traveling south on Tenn. 142, approaching the intersection of Tenn.…

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Traffic plan updated for Middle School, Parris South Elementary

The traffic control plan for Hardin County Middle School and Parris South Elementary, put in place two years ago to increase safety, efficiency and take traffic off of Lacefield Drive during student pickup and drop-off times, has been been updated with a few changes. (See map at bottom of this page.) “It’s been working really,…

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Savannah Police Department hosting National Night Out on Aug. 6

The Savannah Police Department is hosting a free community event at Tennessee Street Park to mark National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Across the U.S., neighborhoods host block parties, festivals,…

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Veterans Administration holding town hall in Savannah

Officials of the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center are inviting veterans living in Savannah and surrounding areas to attend a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 6. The meeting will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the conference hall at Jackson State Community College at 840 Pickwick St. in Savannah, Tennessee. Representatives from…

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Shiloh hosting ‘Artillery of Shiloh’ bicycle tour

Shiloh Battlefield is offering a ranger-led bicycle tour about the artillery at the Battle of Shiloh on Saturday, July 27. Riders will visit the sites of batteries engaged in battle and learn about the action there and the men manning the big guns. Batteries that will be discussed include: Hickenlooper’s 5th Ohio Light Artillery (USA),…

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Shop tax-free in Tennessee, July 26-28

Tennessee’s once-a-year sales tax holiday weekend happens Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28. During this holiday period, shoppers can save nearly 10 percent on more than 150 different items, including clothing, school supplies and computers, as students prepare for the back-to-school season. State and local taxes will not be collected on exempt items that…

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