Savannah set for Tennessee River Run

Sept. 12– Darryl Worley’s Tennessee River Run, presented by Bumpus Harley-Davidson, has announced final plans for this week’s events.

 Savannah City Manager Garry Welch says preparations for the concert will begin at 12 a.m. on Saturday.

 "The stage will be located in the same spot it was last year," he said.

 Major traffic throughout the day will be diverted to Water Street beginning at midnight as Main Street, from Williams Street to the cannon, will be closed off. Guinn Street to the concert site will also be closed off at 3 p.m. when the gates open.

 "We will have signs on the Harrison-McGarity bridge and near McDonald’s directing travelers where to go," Welch said.

 Downtown businesses are allowing concert-goers to park in their lots on the day of the concert. Handicap parking is available on the Water Street side courthouse parking lot.

 Additional parking will be available at First Methodist Church, Goody’s and Tractor Supply. Welch said the city trolley will be providing shuttle service from these areas to the concert site.

 Several days of activities will culminate with Ronnie Milsap’s and Worley’s performances in downtown Savannah on Saturday, Sept. 14. Special guests include Brandon Lay, Jami Grooms and Donica Knight.


Duck Dynasty star coming to Savannah


Sept. 11– Jase Robertson, star of A&E reality show Duck Dynasty, is the keynote speaker for the Carl Perkins Center for Prevention of Child Abuse’s upcoming "Faith, Fall and Family" presentation.


Robertson will speak at Jim Carroll Stadium in Savannah on Saturday, Oct. 19.


Gates open at 3 p.m. with live entertainment from the Love and Truth Church praise team and the Josh Marshall Band. Robertson takes the stage at 6 p.m. Concessions will be available.


Tickets for the charitable event are sold online at or by calling 800-594-8499.

Body of murder-suicide victim found near Savannah

Sept. 9– The body of McNairy County resident Nancy Weeks was discovered Sunday afternoon in a wooded area on Tenn. 128 just outside of Savannah with multiple gunshot wounds in an apparent murder-suicide, officials said.

The McNairy County Sheriff’s Department said a search for Weeks, 53, began Friday when her former companion Dale Ervin was found dead of an apparent suicide in Hardeman County, having ingested poison.

Inside the vehicle where Ervin’s body was located, deputies with the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Department discovered Weeks’ cell phone and contacted McNairy County law enforcement.

It was learned that Weeks had last used the cell phone in Bath Springs around 7:30 p.m.

Deputies went to check on Weeks at her McNairy County home and were told by her son-in-law she had gone to Clifton to attend a concert.


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