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Bluegrass festival coming to Burnt Church community

By Editor | September 12, 2018 |

It’s time again for the annual Burnt Church Bluegrass Festival. The music fest will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Burnt Church Community Center, seven miles southeast of Savannah on the former Whites Elementary School complex. Each year, well known regional groups gather to entertain fans with traditional, southern, heart-warming, toe-tapping tunes. The heritage…

Savannah Arts Commission hosting Sept. 8 concert at historic Cherry Mansion

By Editor | September 7, 2018 |

The Savannah Arts Commission is hosting its 30th annual Sunset Symphony Orchestra Concert on Saturday, Sept. 8, on the lawn of historic Cherry Mansion overlooking the Tennessee River in Savannah. The 5:30 p.m. concert features the Germantown Symphony Orchestra again this year, with selections of the “American Masters of Melody.” Highlights include arrangements from Rodgers…

It’s Agricultural Fair time in Tennessee

By Editor | September 5, 2018 |

While Tennesseans settle into a new school year and get ready for fall, the fair season is still going strong. Fairs fill a unique role in rural communities, providing visitors the chance to have fun, learn about Tennessee’s agricultural past, and see the promise of its future. From big-name music acts to baking contests to…

Inmate charged with killing cellmate at Clifton prison

By Editor | August 31, 2018 |

An investigation by agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a prison inmate who is charged in the murder of his cellmate. According to the TBI, agents began investigating the death of an inmate at the South Central Correctional Facility in Clifton on April 27. During the course of…

National Park Service presenting singer-songwriters concert in Corinth

By Editor | August 30, 2018 |

The National Park Service in partnership with Visit Corinth will present Singer-Songwriters in the Round on the lawn of the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center on Thursday, Sept. 6. The concert in Corinth, Mississippi, features several hit country music songwriters performing their most popular songs and telling stories of the writing and recording of their…

Search and rescue dog helping Hardin County Cancer Association

By Editor | August 30, 2018 |

Jodi Le, a furry member of the Hardin County K9 Search & Rescue Team, was found to have a cancerous tumor in a milk duct gland several weeks ago. She underwent surgery to remove the tumor on Aug. 21. The doctor felt positive about being able to remove the tumor and affected tissue, but only…

Former Hardin County mayor joining Dean’s gubernatorial campaign

By Editor | August 30, 2018 |

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean announced Wednesday that former mayor of Savannah and Hardin County Joe Barker is joining his campaign full-time, leaving his position as executive director of the Southwest Tennessee Development District. Barker, a resident of Jackson, will serve as the campaign’s full-time rural economic adviser. The former rural mayor has been involved…

Savannah man’s bond set at $1 million in 2010 murder case

By Editor | August 29, 2018 |

Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and investigators from the Savannah Police Department and the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, have arrested a third person in connection to a 2010 homicide, the TBI said Tuesday night. According to the TBI, agents joined the homicide investigation into the death of Otylier Callens on Sept. 8, 2010,…

Video: Arrest made following high speed chase on Florence Road

By Editor | August 23, 2018 |

The pursuit of a reckless motorist from Adamsville through much of Hardin County on Wednesday ended with the arrest of the alleged driver in Lebanon, Tennessee – approximately 155 miles away on the east side of Nashville – early this morning. Matthew Ross, 31, of Bartlett, near Memphis, was arrested by Lebanon police on warrants…

Reward offered in Shiloh Park sign thefts

By Editor | August 22, 2018 |

Three location identification signs have been stolen from Shiloh National Military Park Over the last two weeks, the park said Wednesday. On Aug. 5, rangers discovered that the sign marking the location of the “Bloody Pond” had been pried from its mounting post. On Aug. 19, the sign marking the “Pittsburg Landing” location was reported…