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Hardin County ‘Raise the Flag’ event moving to June 19 due to possible rain

By Editor | June 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

Because of the potential for rain this Saturday, the Hardin County Raise the Flag organization’s annual flag raising ceremony has been rescheduled. Flag Day, which is officially on June 14, will now be recognized locally on Saturday, June 19, with a centralized flag ceremony at 11 a.m. It takes place at the flag pole at…

BBB scam alert – Phony Amazon callers phishing for your info

By Editor | June 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Better Business Bureau is warning Mid-Southerners to be on the lookout for suspicious calls in which the callers are posing as Amazon. The BBB said it appears that scammers are blanketing the Mid-South with these robocalls. Mid-Southerners have reported about 50 such calls to BBB of the Mid-South’s Scam Tracker. According to the BBB,…

Veteran Hardin County firefighter, emergency management official retiring after 36 years of service

By Editor | June 4, 2021 | 1 Comment

Hardin County Deputy Emergency Management Agency Director Marilyn White is retiring June 4 after a 36 year career in firefighting and emergency management. “I love my job, however it’s a big responsibility,” said White, 65. A deputy EMA director plans for disasters, supports all agencies during disasters and helps in recovery. “In EMA, as in…

Shiloh National Cemetery to again host Memorial Day ceremony after 2020 pause for COVID-19

By Editor | May 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

After canceling last year’s ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic, the long-running traditional Memorial Day service is returning to Shiloh National Military Park. At 11 a.m. Monday the park is hosting its annual Memorial Day observance ceremony in the Shiloh National Cemetery. This service includes music, patriotic salutes, and the laying of a wreath on…

Thirty-third annual Buford Pusser Festival takes place May 28-29

By Editor | May 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

The 33rd annual Sheriff Buford Pusser Festival, hosted by the Sheriff Buford Pusser Museum, takes place Friday and Saturday at Buford Pusser Memorial Park in Adamsville. Friday activities start at 3 p.m. and Saturday events begin at 8 a.m. “Get excited – it’s festival time once again in the biggest little town in Tennessee,” said…

Lifeline issues ‘critical appeal’ for blood as Memorial Day weekend nears; Adamsville blood drive set for May 26

By Editor | May 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Lifeline Blood Services and West Tennessee Healthcare said Tuesday that west Tennessee’s blood supply is again at critically low levels. “I realize that we have issued more critical appeals in the last 15 months than ever before, but we have no other choice — our blood supply really is that low,” said Caitlin Roach, marketing…

Memorial Day holiday traffic expected to surge 60% over 2020; TDOT halts lane closures to ease traffic

By Editor | May 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is suspending all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at noon on Friday, May 28 through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1. This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists expected to travel in the state this Memorial Day weekend. “We want to do our part to…

AAA: Memorial Day weekend gas prices highest since 2014, but down two cents since last week

By Editor | May 25, 2021 | 1 Comment

Tennessee gas prices are down by nearly two cents on the week as over 687,000 Tennesseans prepare to hit the road for Memorial Day weekend. according to AAA. The Tennessee gas price average is now $2.88 which is 18 cents more than one month ago and $1.18 more than one year ago. “Tennesseans planning to…

Hardin County hosting job fair Monday at Pickwick Park

By Editor | May 14, 2021 | 1 Comment

Whether hoping to find a fresh start, a better job, or a new career direction, job seekers may find opportunities at a job fair taking place in Hardin County next week. Team Hardin County organizations – the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, Savannah Industrial Development Corporation, and Hardin County Convention and Visitors Bureau – along…

Here’s how to apply for federal $50 per month emergency internet service program discount

By Editor | May 13, 2021 | 1 Comment

The Federal Communications Commission is now accepting applications for the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a program to help U.S. households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides a discount of up to $50 per month for qualifying households for broadband service, or $75 per month for those on Tribal lands. A…