Female shot in Savannah, two arrested

JUNE 21-- Officers with the Savannah Police Department and Hardin County Sheriff’s Department responded to a shooting today which appears to have occurred at Savannah Village Apartments on Ryan Street at about 5:50 p.m.

Police Chief Michael Pitts said one female was shot and suffered injuries that were not life threatening, and that two shooters were in custody. He declined to offer further details at this time.

Law enforcement radio traffic indicated officers were involved in a high-speed pursuit minutes later, chasing a black Ford Mustang said to be driven by a lone black male.

Within 10 minutes authorities reported two persons were in custody at or near Jones Nissan at Harbert Drive and Wayne Road, with two guns and a black Mustang recovered.


TVA lowers lake levels to prepare for rain from tropical storm Cindy

JUNE 21– Heavy rains are forecast for much of the Tennessee Valley from tropical storm Cindy beginning Thursday.

To help minimize flooding, the Tennessee Valley Authority announced it will be lowering some lake levels to create additional water storage capacity. Those lakes being lowered include Pickwick, Fort Loudoun, Watts Bar, Chickamauga, Nickajack, Guntersville, Wheeler, Wilson and and Kentucky.

Current forecasts predict 5 to 6 inches of rain moving into the Tennessee Valley region late Thursday through Saturday. Normal rainfall for the entire month of June is usually about 4 inches.

“We are taking proactive steps to prepare for this coming rain event by lowering lake levels where we have the ability to create additional storage for the rain we expect to receive,” said James Everett, manager of River Forecasting Center Operations Support. “Our team will be closely tracking this system and continuously receiving up-to-the-minute information about rainfall and lake levels. This data will be used to model various scenarios and help us minimize flood damage along TVA’s entire system of dams and reservoirs.”


State Parks hosting student volunteers on Tennessee Promise Day, June 24

JUNE 14-- Tennessee State Parks are offering volunteer events across the state to help Tennessee Promise scholars log community service hours on Saturday, June 24.

“Tennessee Promise Saturday is a way for our parks to connect students to the outdoor opportunities available here in Tennessee while supporting their academic goals,” said Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Deputy Commissioner of Parks and Conservation Brock Hill. “This partnership highlights two of the greatest things about Tennessee: accessibility to higher-education and our nationally-recognized state parks system.”

All 56 Tennessee State Parks are offering volunteer events, which include litter cleanups, trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, summer event assistance, and more. Projects are intended to beautify Tennessee’s parks as well as provide meaningful outdoor experiences for volunteers. Tennessee Promise mentors and the general public are invited to volunteer on June 24 as well.


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