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Sheriff’s Dept. ramping up DUI enforcement for holiday season
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  The Hardin County Sheriff Department announces it is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to increase impaired-driving enforcement from Dec. 13 to Jan. 1, surrounding the holiday season. “The Hardin County Sheriff Department wishes for each of you to have a safe and merry Christmas season,” said Sheriff Johnny Alexander. “We are working…

Purchase of Savannah All American Millwork saves 100 jobs, new owners say
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Big Shoulders Capital and Iroquois Industrial Group announced Tuesday they have formed a joint venture to purchase the assets of Savannah All American Millwork and Fabrication in Savannah. According to a news release from marketing communications firm The Nicholson Group, the purchase will save approximately 100 jobs which would otherwise have been eliminated. A new…

THP announces Hardin County roadblock
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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…

Saturday ceremony, parade to honor Hardin County’s military veterans
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Savannah’s annual Veterans Day Parade hosted by the Rotary Club of Savannah and the City of Savannah takes place Saturday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m. “We always have wonderful participation from our community for this and expect the same this year. If you’re not in the parade, please line the streets to show our patriotism…

Shiloh National Military Park plans Veterans Day events
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In observance of Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11, Shiloh National Military Park is hosting walking tours of Shiloh National Cemetery and offering opportunities for visitors to take a quiz and earn a special Veterans Day certificate. Walking tours of the National Cemetery will be given at 1 p.m. p.m. and 3 p.m. Monday. The…

Disposal site for woody storm debris opening Nov. 12
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The Hardin County Solid Waste Department is opening a burn pit for woody debris left by the Oct. 26 windstorm. The disposal site is at 46300 Tenn. 69 in Saltillo, close to the intersection of Tenn. 104. It’s expected to open on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Hours are from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on weekdays…

National Park Service seeks input on Parkers Crossroads Battlefield
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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…

‘Operation Trick or Treat’ results in 14 arrests
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Over two dozen officers from several agencies arrested 14 people across Hardin County Wednesday morning on various drug and other charges in Operation Trick-or-Treat. Hardin County Sheriff Johnny Alexander said 25 officers from the Sheriff’s Department, 24th Judicial District Drug Task Force, U.S. Marshals Service, Savannah Police Department and the National Guard Counterdrug Task Force…

Adamsville bans trick-or-treating? Not so fast
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The City of Adamsville posted a “ban” on door-to-door trick-or-treating via the emergency alert system Nixle Wednesday afternoon due to widespread storm damage and hazards in the community. However, Adamsville City Administrator Steve Simon subsequently clarified that the ban is more a “strong suggestion.” A new Nixle message was soon sent urging that everyone “refrain”…

Drivers: Don’t be a fright on Halloween
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Halloween is one of the deadliest days of the year for pedestrians. AAA is reminding evening commuters and other motorists to expect more pedestrians on the road, as millions of children and families across the country will be trick-or-treating through neighborhoods. Halloween ranks as one of the top three days of the year for pedestrian…