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Aug. 31 is deadline for Hardin County farmers to apply for erosion grant funds
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Hardin County farmers with erosion problems may be able to get help from the Hardin County Soil Conservation District – if they act fast. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, Aug. 31. Owners of agricultural land in the watersheds of White Oak Creek in northwest Hardin County, Mud Creek in Walker Bottom, Horse Creek,…

TWRA searching for man missing after boat accident
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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers are investigating a boating accident that occurred on Sunday, Aug. 12 in the Danville, Tennessee area. According to the TWRA, a 26-foot boat struck an unknown underwater object and ejected three occupants. One occupant is still missing as of Monday morning. Officers say around 7:30 p.m., a 1992 26-foot Rinker…

Temporary road closure
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Because of two ongoing construction projects involving the new farmers market in downtown Savannah , Williams Street is closed from Main Street to Deford Street until further notice, Interim City Manager Tom Smith said Monday.

County-wide office winners include Alexander, Davis, McCasland and Wilhite
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Johnny Alexander defeated T.J. Barker in Thursday’s election with a 6 percent margin to become Hardin County’s next sheriff, while incumbent county Mayor Kevin Davis held off his most prominent of three challengers, retired Savannah City Manager Garry Welch, with a 34 percent advantage to win another term. In the six-way contest for Hardin County…

Aug. 2 Hardin County General Election final results
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County Mayor Kevin C. Davis–4002 L.C. Harris–553 Garry Welch–1736 Jonathan White–255 County Trustee Shawn Duren–1962 Linda L. McCasland–4496 Sheriff Johnny Morgan Alexander–3495 T J Barker–3092 Circuit Court Clerk Diane Polk–6178 County Clerk Stephen Creasy–388 Jack May–354 Candace L. Murphy–332 Tammy Kerr Riddell–1992 Tina Berry Smith–708 Paula Robinson Wilhite–2649 Register of Deeds Julie Gail Adkisson–6158 Road…

Scheduled tank repairs may cause low water pressure
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The Savannah Utility Department announced that beginning Aug. 8 through Aug. 14, all residential, commercial and industrial customers may experience lower water pressures in the vicinity of the Savannah-Hardin County Industrial Park water tank due to elevated tank repairs. Customers who experience unusual conditions may contact the SUD office at 731-925-4216 or after hours at…

Thursday, Aug. 2 is Election Day
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Thursday, Aug. 2 is Election Day. Polls at all precincts in Hardin County are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Heavy interest in the races for Hardin County sheriff and mayor, along with a six-candidate contest for county clerk, appeared to drive a higher than usual turnout during the early voting period which ended Saturday.…

Shop tax-free in Tennessee July 27-29
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Tennessee retailers will not collect sales tax on more than 150 different items during the 13th annual sales tax holiday this last weekend in July. From July 27 through July 29, shoppers can save nearly 10 percent on clothing, school supplies and computers, as students prepare for the back-to-school season. State and local taxes will…

Early voting in Hardin County up 23 percent
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Early voting in Hardin County is up significantly, fueled by contested local elections and interest in the gubernatorial primaries, according to the local election commission. The commission reports Thursday that the number of citizens who voted in the first 10 days of early voting in 2014 versus 2018 in Hardin County is up 23 percent.…

Shooting victim in possible homicide identified
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UPDATE 2– The young man who was fatally shot, Bruce Deloit, is the son of Adamsville Police Department officer Johnny Deloit. “The Adamsville Police Department is saddened to hear of the news relating to Officer Deloit’s son. We respect his privacy at this time and have allowed him ample time off to be with his…