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Tennessee landmarks lighting up green for Child Support Awareness program
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Notable Tennessee landmarks and structures are lit green to symbolize Child Support Awareness Month this week and recognize the work the Tennessee Department of Human Services Child Support Program does. Across the state, Child Support employees locate parents to obtain child support, establish paternity, enforce child support orders, collect and disburse child support payments to…

Veterans Administration holding town hall in Savannah
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Officials of the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center are inviting veterans living in Savannah and surrounding areas to attend a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 6. The meeting will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the conference hall at Jackson State Community College at 840 Pickwick St. in Savannah, Tennessee. Representatives from…

Encore: ‘Steel Magnolias’ performances start July 18 at Savannah Theater
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To celebrate the anniversary of the film – and because people keep asking them to do it – the Savannah Performing Arts Company is running encore performances of its production of “Steel Magnolias.” SPAC first performed the popular show three years ago, to sold-out crowds at every performance, plus two hastily scheduled encore performances. Some…

Body of Pickwick Dam boating accident victim recovered
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Authorities recovered the body of a man in the Tennessee River on Thursday who died in a boating accident the prior morning. Pickwick-Counce Fire Chief Richard Childers identified the victim as Jeffery Dilworth, 56, of Rienzi, Mississippi. He said the preliminary investigation indicates that Dilworth was alone in a 16-foot jon boat when it developed…

Hardin County teen indicted in 2018 homicide
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A joint investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department has resulted in the indictment of Steven Hicks Jr. in connection with the shooting death of Bruce Lee Deloit on July 26, 2018. According to the TBI, at the request of 24th District Attorney General Matthew Stowe, on July 26,…

Recovery operation underway for boaters presumed drowned
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A recovery operation is underway for boaters presumed to have perished Wednesday morning when their small craft sank just below Pickwick Dam. Counce-Pickwick Fire Chief Richard Childers said witnesses saw the flat-bottom jon boat taking on water and sink. Authorities were notified at 11:23 a.m. He said one person, and possibly two, were aboard when…

One killed in three-vehicle crash on Tenn. 69
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UPDATE, July 15, 4:35 p.m. – Kimberly Benson suffered five fractured vertebrae, two broken ankles, a broken wrist and a broken nose in Friday’s crash, according to a woman who identified herself as Benson’s sister, Brittany Kelly. She said Kimberly declined to be transported by ambulance from the scene of the crash and instead went…

Federal court: Former Hardin County mayoral candidate guilty in bomb case
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Former candidate for Hardin County mayor Jonathan White was found guilty Wednesday afternoon on all counts of a five count indictment in federal court in Jackson. Following the two and a half day trial presided over by Senior U.S. District Judge J. Daniel Breen, White was found guilty by a jury of: •knowingly and unlawfully…

Parts of TVA Pickwick dam campground open in time for July 4th weekend
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The Tennessee Valley Authority has reopened sections of recreation facilities at Pickwick Dam that were damaged during February floods just in time for the Independence Day holiday. Additional damaged facilities at the Rockpile Recreation Area in Muscle Shoals, Ala. reopened Wednesday while repairs to other parts of the facility continue. Loop C at the Pickwick…

Shiloh Park hosting cannon demonstrations July 6-7
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Shiloh National Military Park is presenting Civil War cannon firing demonstrations July 6-7. Park Superintendent Dale Wilkerson said the demonstrations are in honor of the July 4th holiday. The Shiloh cannon crew will be firing a 6-pounder gun across the street from the park visitor center. The demonstrations take place Saturday at 10 a.m., 11:30…