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Do you want to grow industrial hemp?
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Time is running out for Tennesseans interested in growing industrial hemp in 2019 to submit required applications. The deadline to apply for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture industrial hemp grower license is 4:30 p.m. CST, on Feb. 15. Federal and state laws require Tennessee industrial hemp growers be licensed through TDA’s industrial hemp program. While…

Jackson State fall semester honor roll announced
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The Office of Admissions and Records at Jackson State Community College released the honor roll for the fall 2018 semester. On the honor roll, there were 227 full-time students who achieved a quality point average over 3.0. There were 409 students who made the dean’s list by achieving a quality point average of 3.5 or…

TN Promise FAFSA deadline for education financial aid is Feb. 1
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The TN Promise Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA filing deadline is Friday, Feb. 1. It’s the final day for both TN Promise high school and college students to complete the FAFSA to retain scholarship eligibility. The FAFSA, a federal application, is the primary financial aid application that any student enrolling in post-secondary…

Hardin County, Adamsville students named to UT Martin honor rolls
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The outstanding academic achievements of undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee at Martin have been honored with publication of the Fall 2018 Chancellor’s Honor Rolls for the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, College of Business and Global Affairs, College of Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences, College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and the…

Bill to expand Shiloh National Military Park introduced again
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U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) on Wednesday introduced legislation to expand Shiloh National Military Park, which they said will help attract more visitors to Tennessee, boost local economies, and protect the site for future generations. “Learning from the past helps us become better Americans in the future, and preserving and protecting…

Deadline to renew SNAP food benefits moved up to Jan. 14.
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An important announcement regarding SNAP benefits was made by the Tennessee Department of Human Services, and should be noted by all SNAP recipients. Most pressing for some is that the deadline to renew SNAP benefits or file a 6-month Simplified Report form for those needing to for February has been moved up, to Monday night,…

Deputy sheriff’s knee dislocated in scuffle with frenzied woman
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Authorities say a Hardin County deputy sheriff suffered a dislocated knee during a scuffle while trying to arrest a woman believed to be in a drug-fueled frenzy Wednesday morning. Deputy James Damron is reportedly recovering from the injury after his kneecap, which is said to have been twisted completely to the side, was relocated and…

Jan. 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day
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Seeking to raise awareness of human trafficking, the Tennessee Department of Health is asking residents to wear blue on Friday. Jan. 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day and the state health department is urging all Tennesseans to learn about risk factors, red flags and resources for human trafficking to be part of the solution,…

Chamber of Commerce accepting nominations for annual service awards
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The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations from the public for its 23rd Annual Distinguished Service Awards to be presented at the Chamber Banquet on Feb. 7. Nomination forms must be submitted to the local chamber by Jan.14 in order to be considered. The awards open for nominations are: Individual categories: Man…

Can collector has donated nearly $34,000 to St. Jude
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Making a change in his retirement habits about 12 years ago, Billy Don Bridges, 80, of Adamsville, quit sitting at home watching TV all day and started collecting cans. (Ed. note: This story was originally published on Jan. 3 in The Courier’s print edition.) “I wanted to give to St. Jude Children’s Hospital,” said Bridges,…