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Sheriff-Elect Johnny Alexander: Number 1 duty is protect and serve

By Editor | August 4, 2018 |

Hardin County Sheriff Johnny Alexander made the following statement Friday night about his election Thursday: First, to my wife and family who have allowed me the opportunity to serve our community at a greater level– Your love, support, and grace make up my greatest asset and further fuels my desire to be a better husband,…

UPDATE 2: THP says breakthrough made in identifying Walnut Grove crash victims

By Editor | August 4, 2018 |

UPDATE 2, 8 P.M.– The Tennessee Highway Patrol now says investigators have reason to believe  the two victims of Friday night’s fatal crash have been identified, and that the next of kin have been made aware. DNA testing is being conducted and the results should become available later next week. Once there is more definitive…

County Clerk Paula Wilhite: Thanks for opportunity to serve

By Editor | August 3, 2018 |

Hardin County Clerk Paul Robinson Wilhite made the following statement today about her election on Thursday: I thank you for the opportunity to serve you as county clerk for the next four years. I’d like to thank the Lord, my family, my work family, voters and friends for all you’ve done. Many thanks for all…

Boy, 5, revives after being found on pool bottom

By Editor | August 3, 2018 |

UPDATE– A woman who identified herself as Sandy Bernier contacted the newspaper and made the following statement: “The facts of child in my pool– This account of facts is not true, I am the homeowner, I along with four other adults and two other children were all outside my home poolside, and some in pool.…

Mayor Kevin Davis: Re-election is ‘clear mandate’

By Editor | August 3, 2018 |

Hardin County Mayor Kevin Davis made the following statement today about his re-election on Thursday: As I reflect on our latest campaign, I want to thank my wife, Donna, and our family for the personal sacrifices they’ve made in allowing me to be a servant to this community. The time and attention being mayor creates…

County-wide office winners include Alexander, Davis, McCasland and Wilhite

By Editor | August 3, 2018 |

Johnny Alexander defeated T.J. Barker in Thursday’s election with a 6 percent margin to become Hardin County’s next sheriff, while incumbent county Mayor Kevin Davis held off his most prominent of three challengers, retired Savannah City Manager Garry Welch, with a 34 percent advantage to win another term. In the six-way contest for Hardin County…

Aug. 2 Hardin County General Election final results

By Editor | August 2, 2018 |

County Mayor Kevin C. Davis–4002 L.C. Harris–553 Garry Welch–1736 Jonathan White–255 County Trustee Shawn Duren–1962 Linda L. McCasland–4496 Sheriff Johnny Morgan Alexander–3495 T J Barker–3092 Circuit Court Clerk Diane Polk–6178 County Clerk Stephen Creasy–388 Jack May–354 Candace L. Murphy–332 Tammy Kerr Riddell–1992 Tina Berry Smith–708 Paula Robinson Wilhite–2649 Register of Deeds Julie Gail Adkisson–6158 Road…

Scheduled tank repairs may cause low water pressure

By Editor | August 2, 2018 |

The Savannah Utility Department announced that beginning Aug. 8 through Aug. 14, all residential, commercial and industrial customers may experience lower water pressures in the vicinity of the Savannah-Hardin County Industrial Park water tank due to elevated tank repairs. Customers who experience unusual conditions may contact the SUD office at 731-925-4216 or after hours at…

Thursday, Aug. 2 is Election Day

By Editor | August 1, 2018 |

Thursday, Aug. 2 is Election Day. Polls at all precincts in Hardin County are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Heavy interest in the races for Hardin County sheriff and mayor, along with a six-candidate contest for county clerk, appeared to drive a higher than usual turnout during the early voting period which ended Saturday.…

Shop tax-free in Tennessee July 27-29

By Editor | July 27, 2018 |

Tennessee retailers will not collect sales tax on more than 150 different items during the 13th annual sales tax holiday this last weekend in July. From July 27 through July 29, shoppers can save nearly 10 percent on clothing, school supplies and computers, as students prepare for the back-to-school season. State and local taxes will…