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By Editor | July 12, 2018 |

Hardin County sheriff candidate T.J. Barker is originally from Decatur County. The Courier incorrectly reported in this week’s edition that he was born and raised in Hardin County. We regret the error, and stress that Barker, in his interview, said he is originally from Decatur County. With six candidate lengthy interviews to write and edit…

Chief: Savannah police continue to investigate fatal shooting of Selmer man

By Editor | July 11, 2018 |

The first week of July was marred by two shootings in three days in Savannah. A black man from Selmer died. A pregnant white woman from Savannah was shot five times and is clinging to life at a Memphis hospital. Four people are charged in the shooting of the white woman. No one is charged…

UT Institute of Agriculture hosting lawn, garden show

By Editor | July 11, 2018 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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…