Area News

UT Institute of Agriculture hosting lawn, garden show

By Editor | July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

JACKSON, Tenn. – Summer Celebration, one of the largest gardening shows in the Mid-South, will be held Thursday, July 12. The event features more than 40 plant and craft vendors, 16 talks/tours led by gardening experts, an extensive Master Gardener plant sale and a plant and pest diagnostic clinic. Hosted by the University of Tennessee…

Savannah police chief urges calm as unsettling Snapchat circulates

By Editor | July 6, 2018 | 1 Comment

In the wake of two shootings in Savannah in the span of less than a week, the Savannah Police Department is looking into an unsettling Snapchat message. “SPD is aware of a text message circulating the area regarding the hospital being put on alert and an active threat being made to ‘shoot up Savannah,’” the…

Rockabilly coming to Shiloh Park on July 7

By Editor | July 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Shiloh National Military Park is hosting its second Concert in the Park for the summer season. On Saturday, July 7, “rockabilly” music will be performed in a free twilight concert, beginning at 5:30 p.m., on the lawn of the park’s Visitor Center. “Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, and…

$2 million bond set for man charged in shooting of pregnant woman behind Dodge’s Store

By Editor | July 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

An investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Selmer man, charged in the attempted murder of a McNairy County woman in Savannah, the TBI said today. According to a TBI statement, at the request of 24th District Attorney General Matt Stowe, on July 4, agents joined investigators with…

Single-vehicle crash claims life of Savannah man

By Editor | July 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Savannah man died in a single-vehicle crash early this morning. The driver who was killed, Robert J. Salgado, 33, and a passenger also from Savannah, Jessica N. Parrish, 24, who was injured, were both ejected from the 1999 Mitsubishi convertible, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Salgado was westbound on Tenn. 203 when the…

Falling tree at Pickwick Park fatally injures woman

By Editor | July 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

A woman was fatally injured when a tree fell on a vehicle at Pickwick Landing State Park during a severe thunderstorm Wednesday night, Hardin County Fire Chief Melvin Martin said today. The name of the victim is not yet available, but the Ford Expedition in which she was seated has a Shelby County license tag.…

Savannah shooting victim dies, arrests made

By Editor | July 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

A 22-year-old Selmer man died Monday at about 8:30 p.m. at a Nashville hospital after being shot on Ryan Street earlier in the day, according to Savannah police. The victim is identified as Kelvin Zaccheus Welch. He had been driven from the scene to Hardin Medical Center’s emergency room by witnesses to the incident, police…

July 3 is deadline to register to vote

By Editor | July 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Tennesseans who want to vote in the Aug. 2 primary must register to vote today. Registering is easier than ever in Tennessee using a computer, tablet or smartphone. Online voter registration allows any U.S. citizen with a driver’s license or photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security to register online…

Possible fatal shooting in vicinity of Ryan Street

By Editor | July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

UPDATE, 6:45 P.M.– Savannah police confirm officers were dispatched to a shots fired call on Ryan Street at 3:57 p.m. Monday and at the same time to the Hardin Medical Center emergency room  regarding a victim shot multiple times. The victim is in critical condition and the investigation is ongoing. ******************************************************** A possibly fatal shooting…

Broken pipe leaves Nixon water customers dry

By Editor | July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Savannah Utility Department says a ruptured water main is responsible for an interruption of water service in the Nixon community and surrounding areas today. “We had a line blow out that runs under Hatley Creek – an 8-inch main that runs up (Tenn.) 128 to the Pyburn and Points of Pickwick area,” said Virgil…