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Sheltering Tree Ranch’s annual Fun Day fundraiser set for Oct. 8

By Editor | September 29, 2022 |

Sheltering Tree Ranch in Hardin County is making plans to host its ninth annual Fun Day fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A nonprofit education, scientific and religious organization focused on helping children and adults with autism and learning challenges, Sheltering Tree Ranch’s Fun Day attractions include a petting zoo,…

Tennessee Highway Patrol faces staffing challenge, seeks to fill 130 vacancies

By Editor | September 27, 2022 |

Oct. 3 is the deadline to apply to the Tennessee Highway Patrol for a career as a state trooper in time for the upcoming training academy program this winter. According to THP Sgt. Charlie Childers, as of Sept. 21 there are around 130 vacancies on the force, which currently has 834 commissioned officers. Mirroring national…

National Park Service hosting free Corinth concert

By Editor | September 15, 2022 |

National Park Service in partnership with Visit Corinth is presenting a free public concert in the park on Saturday, Sept. 17. It takes place on the lawn of the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center in Corinth, Mississippi, starting at 5:30 p.m. After a break due to the pandemic, this event returns to feature Oxford’s Cody…

Burnt Church Bluegrass Festival showcasing talented musicians Sept. 10

By Editor | September 7, 2022 |

The annual Burnt Church Bluegrass Festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 10. The festival at 110 School Drive is the largest fundraiser for the Burnt Church Community Center. The fun starts at noon. “We invite everyone to come out to the beautiful country setting to enjoy bluegrass music, good food, fun and friendly folks,” said…

New ministry aiming to help with life’s problems opens in downtown Savannah, hosting open house on Sept. 10

By Editor | September 7, 2022 |

The Open Door outreach center is hosting an open house this weekend. The Open Door is a ministry outreach center of Riverview Baptist Church that opened its doors in downtown Savannah this August. The center is a new project for Diane McGee, who is a ministry facilitator for women at Hardin County Jail, and Allen…

Tennessee has highest beer tax rate in U.S.

By Editor | September 7, 2022 |

Jon Styf The Center Square Tennessee has the highest beer tax rate in the country, according to a new report from the Tax Foundation. Tennessee’s rate is $1.29 per gallon, one of just two states that charge more than $1 per gallon in the country. Alaska charges $1.07. In the fiscal year just completed at…

Young Savannah resident’s photo to be shown in Times Square Video production

By Editor | September 6, 2022 |

Palyn Rae Gore of Savannah will appear in the bright lights of Broadway on Saturday, Sept. 17, as part of the annual National Down Syndrome Society Times Square Video presentation. The one-hour video of roughly 500 photographs includes children, teens, and adults with Down syndrome from all 50 states. The National Down Syndrome Society said…

Free Sunset Symphony returning to Cherry Mansion

By Editor | September 1, 2022 |

UPDATE, SEPT. 3 — The concert has been moved to Hardin County High School because of the possibility of wet weather. INITIAL STORY, SEPT. 1 — Savannah’s popular and free Sunset Symphony event is returning Saturday after being canceled the last two years because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 33-year tradition continues on the lawn…

Hardin County livestock producers eligible for USDA drought relief assistance

By Editor | September 1, 2022 |

Hardin County U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Executive Director Andy Lewis reminds livestock producers who suffered grazing losses that occurred throughout this year due to drought to report their losses and enroll in the Livestock Forage Disaster Program by Jan. 30, 2023. The program provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who had grazing…

tnAchieves opens process for TN Promise students to apply for up to $1,000 grants

By Editor | September 1, 2022 |

This week, tnAchieves opened the application for TN Promise students who need additional financial assistance. Known as COMPLETE grants, these grants fund costs associated with attending college not covered by the TN Promise scholarship. Eligible students are now able to apply for up to $1,000 per semester to assist with computers, tools, textbooks, transportation, food…