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Crump motorcycle rally organizer says event nothing to worry about

By Editor | September 24, 2018 |

(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

By Editor | September 19, 2018 |

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…

Savannah City Hall displaying local artist’s works

By Editor | September 19, 2018 |

Several paintings by artist Dick Brown, right, are on display at Savannah City Hall during the month of September. At a reception for the artist on Sept. 4, his family members, from left, Bob Brown and wife Tammy, and Dick’s wife Sue showed their appreciation of Dick’s artistic talent by speaking to more than 30…

Get free storm spotter training on Sept. 27

By Editor | September 18, 2018 |

The fall severe storm season is approaching, and as part of its area-wide weather preparedness campaign, the National Weather Service in Memphis is hosting a Skywarn storm spotter training program in Hardin County. The training session will be conducted in Savannah on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Hardin County Courthouse at 465…

‘Farm to Table’ dinner event to showcase locally grown food

By Editor | September 18, 2018 |

The third annual Farm to Table dinner in downtown Savannah, hosted by Hardin County Convention and Visitors Bureau, will feature a Farmers Market themed event focusing on community connection, locally grown food awareness and a fun, fall celebration. The outdoor dinner takes place Tuesday, Oct. 9 against the backdrop of downtown Savannah, on the site…

TVA addresses Hurricane Florence’s potential to flood Hardin County

By Editor | September 14, 2018 |

Hurricane Florence has hit the east coast of the U.S. after a week of the entire nation watching its progress. The effects of such a major storm can cause significant issues hundreds of miles away, even when the skies are clear and bright. As Florence moves inland from the Carolina coast, it is expected to…

West Hardin Elementary educator picked for Rural Principals Network

By Editor | September 14, 2018 |

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced Friday the 52 principals who will serve in the inaugural class of the Tennessee Rural Principals Network, part of Gov. Bill Haslam’s Transforming School Leadership Initiative. One of those principals is Carmen Blankenship of West Hardin Elementary School in Hardin County. “This is a great honor for me and a…

Hardin County Carl Perkins Center planning ‘Field of Flags’ to honor patriots

By Editor | September 14, 2018 |

The Hardin County Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse is providing the opportunity for a display of American flags – “Field of Flags” – each one representing the life of a patriot, at First United Methodist Church on Main Street in Savannah, from Oct. 22 through Nov. 12. The 3’x 5’ United…

Saltillo River Day set for Saturday

By Editor | September 12, 2018 |

Celebrating life and history on the river, the annual Saltillo River Day takes place Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. The outdoor festival includes live bands, food vendors, crafts, cake walk and activities for children. The Saltillo River Day parade is at 2 p.m., featuring the Saltillo Police Department, Saltillo Fire Department,…

Hardin County Agricultural Fair kicks off Monday

By Editor | September 12, 2018 |

The annual Hardin County Agricultural Fair begins on Monday, Sept. 17. Attractions include livestock shows, exhibits, carnival rides and much more. With the theme “Country Pride… County Wide,” the Hardin County Agricultural Fair has one admission price, which gets a person in the gate, access to arena events along with the exhibits and free rides.…