'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.


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.


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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