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‘I ain’t doin’ it’ comedian Heather Land to perform at Crazy K Ranch
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Comedian Heather Land is coming to Michie to perform a stand-up routine at Krazy K Ranch on Saturday, Sept. 21. Land burst through the clutter of the online world with her hilarious and witty videos, which have garnered more than 300 million views. And she’s captured the attention of more than 2.5 million followers on…

Health care providers asked to report vaping-associated illness
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The Tennessee Department of Health is asking health care providers across the state to report any cases of suspected serious respiratory illness they treat among patients who use electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a cluster of severe pulmonary disease among people who use e-cigarettes or…

Saturday’s Sunset Symphony in Savannah features movie music
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What could create a more nostalgic atmosphere of days gone by than listening to an orchestra while picnicking near the Tennessee River as the brilliantly orange sun nods to sleep over the horizon? One of the top community orchestras in the United States, Germantown Symphony Orchestra, on Saturday, Sept. 7, plays its annual sunset symphony…

Tennessee River Run’s ‘Party on the Water’ set for Saturday
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It’s time for music and fun on the lake this weekend. The Darryl Worley Tennessee River Run “Party on the Water” is Saturday, Aug. 31, from 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Dry Creek Cove, with all proceeds benefiting The Darryl Worley Foundation. “Captain Sam and the River Rats” will open the concert, along with…

‘Overwhelmed’ cat shelter operator gets relief from Animal Rescue Corps
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Animal rescue organization Animal Rescue Corps, better known as ARC, swept into Morris Chapel on Wednesday morning to help a local “cat sanctuary” owner who had accumulated too many cats. The help came in the form of a team of about 20 ARC volunteers, many wearing respirators, entering the home to capture, inspect and remove…

Shiloh cannon to roar Labor Day weekend
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Shiloh National Military Park is presenting Civil War cannon firing demonstrations on Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, announced Superintendent Dale Wilkerson. The scheduled firing demonstrations will be presented by the Shiloh cannon crew, firing a 6-pounder gun, across the street from the park visitor center. The cannon firing demonstrations Saturday are at 10…

TDOT: No lane closures for Labor Day holiday
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The Tennessee Department of Transportation said it will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday travel period. Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, Aug. 30 through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3. This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists…

Community theater, Aug. 22-25: ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’
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Thursday is opening night of The Savannah Performing Arts Company’s production of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” with performances running through the weekend. The play is being performed at the Historic Savannah Theater on Court Square, with 7 p.m. showtimes today, tomorrow and Saturday, and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Tickets are available at…

Authorities recover bodies of man and dog from car in Pickwick Lake
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A vehicle and body matching the description of missing Hardin County man Mickey Qualls was recovered at the Pickwick Landing State Park boat ramp Monday afternoon. The vehicle also contained the body of a dog matching the description of Qualls’ dog Forrest, which was said to be with him when he was last seen. Qualls,…

Health Department hosting educational ‘Extraordinary Baby Shower’
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The Hardin County Health Department and community partners will host their 10th annual Extraordinary Baby Shower on Thursday, Aug. 22, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at East End United Methodist Church in Savannah. The event celebrates National Breastfeeding Month and encourages expecting moms. The goal is to bring local social service providers and community…