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Park hosting two educational hikes focusing on Shiloh Indian mounds

By Editor | November 9, 2021 |

November is Native American Heritage Month, and in honor of their contribution to the nation’s diversified history, Shiloh Battlefield is hosting two interpretive hikes of the Shiloh Indian Mounds. The 10 a.m. hikes are on Saturday, Nov. 13, and Saturday, Nov. 27. Shiloh National Military Park contains one of the most important archaeological sites in…

Shiloh Park offers free Veterans Day bus tours for former and active-duty veterans and spouses

By Editor | November 8, 2021 |

In observance of Veterans Day 2021, Shiloh National Military Park is hosting two free guided bus tours for veterans and their spouses on Thursday, Nov. 11. “The National Park Service cares for many sites dedicated to the American military, and also provides opportunities for our military community to connect with the important history they defend,”…

Hardin County Health Department joins “Fight Flu TN’ to give free flu shots on Nov. 9

By Editor | November 3, 2021 |

The Tennessee Department of Health is urging all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu vaccine this flu season to get one as soon as possible. For the fourth straight year, Tennessee county health departments are holding special “Fight Flu TN” flu vaccine events in every county on Thursday, Nov. 9. Locally, free flu…

Dreamweavers production of ‘Fear Factory’ postponed after actor tests positive for COVID-19

By Editor | October 29, 2021 |

The Dreamweavers production of “Fear Factory” scheduled to open Friday night and run through this weekend is postponed because an actor tested positive for COVID-19 this morning, the theater group announced. Two additional actors are quarantining due to being close contacts. Producer Martha Marshall said she is attempting to secure new show dates for a…

Treat Street is, once again, a walk in the park

By Editor | October 28, 2021 |

Treat Street, sponsored by the City of Savannah and area businesses, once again transforms Tennessee Street Park in celebration of Halloween. The magic happens Saturday afternoon at Tennessee Street Park, where booths set up by local businesses and organizations line the walking trail and candy is handed out to hundreds of youngsters. It’s a change…

Bills filed ahead of this week’s Tennessee COVID special session

By Editor | October 26, 2021 |

Jon Styf The Center Square A number of bills have been filed heading into Wednesday’s start of the Tennessee Legislature’s special session on COVID-19-related matters. House Bill 9001 and House Bill 9002, filed by state Rep. Scott Cepicky, R-Culleoka, address employer or higher education liability if they require a vaccination for employment or enrollment and…

Hiking at Shiloh: B.A.R.K Ranger returns

By Editor | October 25, 2021 |

On Saturday, Oct. 30, Shiloh National Military Park is hosting its third B.A.R.K. Ranger hike of the year to officially launch the Shiloh B.A.R.K. Ranger Program. This hike will be offered two different times in which visitors and their dogs can participate. Limit is 10 dogs on either hike. To help launch the B.A.R.K. program,…

Tennessee Department of Health offering COVID-19 booster vaccines starting Oct. 25

By Editor | October 22, 2021 |

The Tennessee Department of Health will begin offering booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines to certain populations, beginning Monday, Oct 25. For those who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at six months or more after they complete the initial series: •65 years and older •Age…

AAA: Tenn. gas price average sees double digit increase for second consecutive week

By Editor | October 20, 2021 |

For the second week in a row, the Tennessee gas price average saw a double-digit increase week-over-week. Since Oct. 11, gas prices across Tennessee have risen 10 cents as of Monday, on average. The Tennessee gas price average is now $3.12 which is 22 cents more expensive than one month ago and $1.18 more than…

Stage comedy ‘Fear Factory’ presented Oct. 29-31 at the Historic Savannah Theater

By Editor | October 20, 2021 |

Fans of rib-tickling live stage comedy need wait no longer, as the curtain opens on “Fear Factory” at the Historic Savannah Theater next weekend. Produced by the local theatrical troupe Dreamweavers of West Tennessee, Fear Factory is the comedic answer to the question, “What do nice people do when they get fed up with the…