Dec. 21– Through its new charitable branch “American Bath Group Gives,” Praxis, a division of American Bath Group, donated $16,700 to Toys for Tots on Tuesday.
“This donation came from a 5k run held in September,” said Praxis Vice President/Customer Experience Jason Burdette at the check presentation ceremony at the Praxis manufacturing plant in the Savannah-Hardin County Industrial Park.
“We had a competition to see who could bring in the most money for Toys for Tots,” said Praxis Vice President Sales/Builders Millie Scott. “Sixty people contributed.”
Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. The program was founded in 1947.
“Thank you so much for choosing Toys for Tots,” said David Bailey, Toys for Tots representative. “It’s so wonderful to see the smiles on the kids’ faces when they receive gifts.”
Dec. 19– A Savannah woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Hardin County this morning.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol identified the deceased as Rebecca S. Droke, 58.
According to the THP, Droke was driving a 2003 Toyota Avalon north on Coffee Landing Road.
Dec. 15– The Tennessee Highway Patrol is actively seeking a log truck and its unknown driver following a three-vehicle crash in Hardin County yesterday afternoon that left a 73-year-old man from Corinth, Mississippi dead.
Thomas N. Garner, who was driving a 2008 Lincoln Town Car south on Kendrick Road (Tenn. 142) in the Counce area was reported killed in the 3:30 p.m. crash.
According to the THP, a southbound white log truck with an empty log trailer tried to pass Garner in a no passing zone. The log truck clipped Garner’s vehicle, causing it to go out of control.