Three lucky kids to win bikes at park Easter egg hunt

APRIL 13-- Pickwick Landing State Park is the place to be  Saturday for kids hunting Easter eggs.

The park’s annual Easter egg hunt is at 1 p.m. in the field between the Counce Post Office and the Pickwick Landing State Park Office. Age groups are 2-4, 5-7 and 8-10.

“There are 1,000 plastic eggs with candy hidden for each age group,” said Ranger Tim Dudley. “One prize egg per age group will contain a voucher for a bicycle.”

Each voucher has a monetary value toward a bicycle at Walmart.

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'Flames of Remembrance' to burn Saturday at Shiloh National Military Park

APRIL 7– The Flames of Remembrance event at Shiloh National Military Park takes place Saturday.
In the two days of bitter fighting during the Battle of Shiloh, 23,746 soldiers became casualties, and on April 8, the park is illuminating the battlefield with candles, each representing a soldier killed, wounded, or missing during the fight.
The park is open for regular visitation Saturday. At 8 a.m., park staff and volunteers will begin placing luminaries along a nine mile route through the battlefield.
By 5 p.m., all roads on the battlefield will change to a one-way route for the event. Beginning at dusk, the illumination route will be open for public viewing.

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Savannah police, sheriff’s deputies nab five teens in armed robbery

MARCH 30– Three 17-year-old males and two 18-year-olds were arrested for a Wednesday night armed robbery, Savannah police said today.
According to a statement by police, city officers were dispatched to Sutton Street regarding a 911 open phone call with crying in the background.
A Hardin County Sheriff’s Department deputy happened to be in the area and responded to assist city officers with the call. Upon his arrival, the deputy saw multiple people fleeing the residence and the homeowner screaming that he had been robbed at gunpoint.

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