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USDA coronavirus food assistance program applications available now for producers
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Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. The application and a payment calculator are now available online, and USDA’s Farm Service Agency staff members are available via phone, fax and online tools to help producers complete applications. The agency set…

Tennessee launches statewide poll worker recruitment campaign
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Secretary of State Tre Hargett announces a new statewide campaign to recruit poll officials for the Aug. 6 State and Federal Primary and County General Election. Tennesseans can apply now to join the campaign, dubbed “Be a Patriot. Become a Poll Official.” “Poll officials are the backbone of successful elections across Tennessee,” said Hargett. “By…

Fill your grill with farm-direct meats for free
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Summer is meant for grilling and Tennesseans have a chance to win local meats with the Pick Tennessee Products “Fill Your Grill” contest. For more than 30 years, Pick Tennessee Products has connected farmers directly to consumers. Between June 1 and 15, you can register to win $200 worth of local meats from your choice…

TDOT suspends road work for holiday, but no AAA travel forecast
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Motorists won’t be delayed by road construction as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is suspending all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at noon Friday, May 22 through 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 26. This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists expected to travel…

TVA launches resource to ease access to energy bill assistance program
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Elderly parents in need of medicine. Rents or mortgages to pay. Overdue bill notices. It’s all a crushing burden for many across America who’ve seen jobs and income evaporate in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. More people than ever before are now eligible for income-based assistance programs, but accessing them can be a real challenge…

U.S. Census Bureau: Operation ‘Update Leave’ underway in Hardin County
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The U.S. Census Bureau said Tuesday that in coordination with health officials, it is beginning to drop off 2020 Census questionnaire packets at front doors of households in Hardin, Humphreys, Perry, Decatur and Wayne counties this week. Hardin County is seriously lagging in its response rate to the census so far, as detailed in a…

Savannah motorcyclist killed in crash at intersection of Airport Road and U.S. 64
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A 22-year-old Savannah man was killed Friday night in a two-vehicle crash at an intersection in Hardin County which has been the site of multiple traffic fatalities over the years. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Michael Hairfield, who was killed, stopped the 2002 Honda motorcycle he was operating on Airport Road at the intersection…

Continually updating– Dine in, curbside, delivery: Local restaurant directory
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Here’s a handy list of local restaurants showing what dining options they’re now offering. To have your restaurant listed at no charge, call The Courier at 731-925-6397 from the phone number associated with the business. Dine in/curbside/delivery Mollie Monday’s Dine in/curbside MaMa Fia’s Bi An Garden Halle’s Hangout The Spot Fat Cats Grill River Barbecue…

Models predict how COVID-19 may affect Hardin County
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R. Kelly Jordan Staff Writer [email protected] As the COVID-19 crisis wears on, many know that doctors and other healthcare providers are working to better understand the disease and how to best fight it. What many don’t see is another group of professionals in the same fight, whose work is just as important but from another…

Gov. Lee: Hair salons among businesses to remain closed for now
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UPDATE, 4-29-20– WTVF News in Nashville is reporting that salons and barber shops will now be allowed to open Wednesday, May 6. State Rep. David Byrd (R-Waynesboro) said the same in a social media post this morning. INITIAL STORY– If the coronavirus crisis has left you shaggy, you’ll have to wait another month to get…