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Saltillo hosting this year’s annual Flag Day ceremony Saturday
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Local organization Raise the Flag is celebrating its 14th anniversary of promoting pride in Hardin County by showing support for military men and women and encouraging children to demonstrate respect for the United States of America by honoring National Flag Day. While Flag Day is officially June 14, Raise the Flag activities are being held on Saturday,…

Learn history on ‘Monuments of Shiloh Bicycle Ride’
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Shiloh National Military Park is hosting a “Monuments of Shiloh Bicycle Ride” on Saturday, June 16. Join Park Ranger Charlie Spearman for a bicycle tour of Shiloh Battlefield, and learn about the symbolism behind some of the battlefield’s most prominent monuments. Each monument on the field of Shiloh has significance behind its design. This tour…

Man fatally shot near Crump
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A man was fatally shot Tuesday night at Perkins Bluff on the Tennessee River just outside the city of Crump, early information gathered by The Courier indicates. Multiple sources say one man apparently shot another man in the neck in an altercation near the riverbank around 10:45 p.m. A woman managed to bring the shooting…

Stricklin joins UT Extension as agent
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Jared Stricklin joins the Hardin County University of Tennessee Extension staff as the new Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent. He is the son of Gerry and Cheryl Stricklin of Savannah. He married Callie in 2014 and they just welcomed their first child, Parker, in February. Stricklin graduated from Hardin County High School in 2007.…

Alexander: Shiloh National Park expansion approved by Senate
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U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander on Thursday said the Senate’s passage of his bill to expand the Shiloh National Military Park in Hardin County will help attract more visitors to Tennessee, boost local economies, and protect the site for future generations. “We talk a lot about the importance of science and math, but, according to the…

Audition for ‘Charlie and The Chocolate Factory’ on June 8-9
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Come one, come all – no one needs a Golden Ticket to audition for the Savannah Performing Arts Company’s production of “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.” Auditions are Friday and Saturday, June 8-9 at 6 p.m. at the Historic Savannah Theater on Court Square. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is based on the book of…

Murder defendant wails she had ‘nothing’ to do with death of her mother
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A woman authorities say was involved in the death of her mother in Savannah nearly eight years ago wailed in protest today during her first court appearance on a charge of first degree murder. Patsy Lynn Shelby, 67, most recently of Ashland City, Tennessee, is being held at the Hardin County Jail. General Sessions Judge…

Daughter charged with murdering own mom
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Authorities announced Thursday night an arrest in the 2010 death of  80-year-old Otylier Callens at her home on Ryan Street in Savannah. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Callens’ daughter, Patsy Lynn Shelby, 67,  of Cheatham County, is “an individual responsible for the crime.” Patsy Lynn Shelby According to a statement from the Savannah Police…

Tri-Matic Spring, Southern Plating recognized
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The Tennessee Small Business Development Center, Jackson State Community College, honored a local client in recognition of National Small Business Week, April 29-May 6. The Outstanding Manufacturing Small Business award was presented to Tri-Matic Spring Inc. and Southern Plating Inc. owners Jeff and Teresa Collier by SBDC, JSCC, Director Ron Acree and Chamber of Commerce…

‘Raise the Flag’ group preparing for Flag Day observances
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The American flag is proudly displayed in Hardin County year round, but Saturday, June 16, is special – a celebration of Flag Day, which officially falls on June 14, but will be recognized locally on June 16. “Raise the Flag,” a local group organized by Pickwick resident Faye Trim, has been helping to showcase American…