New online tool helps reunite lost pets with owners

 MARCH 29– The Tennessee Department of Health has created a web-based resource to use rabies vaccination tags to help reunite lost pets with their owners.
Those who find stray pets wearing state Health Department rabies tags can now use this tool on the department’s website to search for and identify the veterinarians who vaccinated the animals, who can then help with information to find the owners.
“We’ve received excellent cooperation from veterinarians across the state who understand the emotional toll of losing a beloved pet and are eager to help return missing dogs and cats to their owners,” said Health Department Commissioner John Dreyzehner. “Those who find a pet can simply look up the TDH rabies tag number on our website to find the vet who administered the vaccination. That vet can, in turn, use the tag number to identify the owner and be part of the reunion process.”
The Health Department website lists rabies tag numbers in sequential order to make it easier to find the appropriate veterinarian. The list is available at http://tn.gov/health/article/rabies-tags.

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Savannah police seek info in Saturday night shooting, victim in critical condition

MARCH 29-- Read the March 30 print edition for the latest on this situation.

MARCH 26-- A male shooting victim is reported in critical condition this afternoon as Savannah police continue to investigate a Saturday night incident.
According to the Savannah Police Department, officers were dispatched to Three Diamonds convenience store on Bain Road around 9:30 last night. Upon arrival officers found the male with multiple gunshot wounds and rendered medical aid.

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Military band's concert Saturday to weave story of Army, American jazz into performance

MARCH 24-- As a component of the U.S. Army Field Band of Washington D.C., the “Jazz Ambassadors” will weave the story of the Army and history of jazz music in America into their free performance presented at Hardin County High School on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and ticket holders should plan to be seated by 6:45 p.m.
All tickets have been distributed and the show is sold out.
Those without tickets may be admitted shortly before the concert if there are any available seats.
“A large part of the Jazz Ambassadors touring mission includes performances in small communities. We look forward to our first performance in Savannah, Tennessee, a patriotic American community,” said Sgt. First Class Jonathan Milburn, Jazz Ambassadors tour coordinator.
The band’s visit to Hardin County is sponsored by Shiloh Park, Friends of Shiloh National Military Park, The Courier, Hardin County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Savannah Arts Commission, Hardin County High School and “The Pride.”
In addition to Tennessee, the band’s spring concerts will take them to Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
Three local high school students have been selected to play with the “Jazz Ambassadors” for one song of the evening.
Hardin County High School students, senior Logan Murphy, trombone; sophomore Ben Brown, trumpet; and Adamsville  High School junior Hollie Wilson, alto saxophone, will play “Mr. Timmons” (music by Gene Thoren, Jazz Ambassadors).

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