Area News

Lane closure over Pickwick Dam on Oct. 8
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Tennessee Valley Authority crews are scheduled to perform repairs on the Tenn. 128 bridge over Pickwick Dam today. The northbound lane crossing the bridge is closed from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Travel will be restricted to a single lane. TVA said the timing was selected to help minimize the disruption to school and work…

Catfish Derby returning to Savannah on Saturday
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The “Granddaddy” of all Catfishing events – The National Catfish Derby’s World Championship of Catfishing – takes place Saturday, Oct. 6, in downtown Savannah. “This event does not just include fishing, but great family-oriented fun for all. It will be an unforgettable time for everyone, with kids’ activities, classic cars, arts and craft vendors, food…

Oct. 9 is last day to register to vote
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The Hardin County Election Commission reminds residents the last day to register to vote in the upcoming general election is Oct. 9. The last day to request an absentee ballot is Oct. 30. The general election for state and federal candidates, including Tennessee governor, is on Nov. 6. Early voting for the Nov. 6 election…

Shiloh Park hosting living history activities Oct. 5-6 to mark Battle of Corinth
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Shiloh National Military Park is commemorating the 156th anniversary of the battle of Corinth by offering a Living History Weekend at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center this weekend. “The living history programs presented by the 6th Missouri Infantry Regiment, Confederate States Army, will be conducted on the field where the battle was fought,” announced…

Presidential Alert coming to cell phones on Oct. 3 in first-ever test
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The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency is reminding Tennesseans to be aware of the planned national emergency alert test the Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct on Wednesday, Oct. 3. FEMA and the Federal Communications Commission will conduct a nationwide test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, aka IPAWS. “This is an important test…

Blackwelder named to state Chiropractic Board, public reception set for Oct. 5
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Midsouth Chiropractic and Acupuncture is hosting a public reception to celebrate Dr. Dale W. Blackwelder’s 25 years of practice and his appointment to the Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners by Gov. Bill Haslam in August. The reception is being held at Midsouth Chiropractic’s office at 635 Water St. in Savannah from 12:30-2 p.m. on Friday,…

Crump celebrating 30th anniversary of city’s founding Saturday with ‘River Day’ festival
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A full day of celebration is planned for Saturday, Sept. 29, for the 30th anniversary of Crump’s founding as a city. Activities for “Crump River Day” begin at 8 a.m. at Crump Community Center with a Firefighter Pancake Breakfast. “The fundraiser for District 2 Fire Department will have pancakes and bacon,” said event organizer Sheri…

‘Wings Over Savannah’ fly-in, open house set for Oct. 6
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The annual “Wings Over Savannah” fly-in and open house is at the Savannah-Hardin County Airport, on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The opening ceremony at the free event takes place at 11 a.m. During the playing of the national anthem, two parachutists will drop, while carrying the American flag and the…

Crump motorcycle rally organizer says event nothing to worry about
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(For a follow-up story about criminal charges resulting from this event, read the Oct. 4 print edition of The Courier.) Local businessman Mike Owen, owner of Mike’s Welding and Hillbilly Wing Shack in Crump, spoke to soothe city officials’ concerns that a motorcycle rally he’s planning for the end of this month might be unruly.…

McNairy County men indicted on federal firearms charges
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A federal grand jury returned an indictment against two McNairy county men on charges of being felons in possession of firearms. D. Michael Dunavant, U. S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee announced the indictments Wednesday. Dunavant’s office said that according to the indictment, Chaderick McClain, 27, of Selmer, and Corey Mayfield, 43, of…