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In the spring of 1946, "The Phantom Killer" attacked eight people around Texarkana, Texas, killing five. Three of the dead were 17 years old or younger. To this day, these serial murders remain officially unsolved. The murders were dramatized in the 1976 movie The Town That Dreaded Sundown, directed by Charles Pierce, (who happens to be buried in Dover, Tennessee.) On Sounds Good, Todd Hatton speaks with Presley about this dark chapter in his hometown's history.

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The Battle of Fort Henry was fought on February 6, 1862, in western Tennessee and was the first important victory for the Union led by Ulysses S. Grant, in the Western Theater during the Civil War. Dover historian Susan "Ski" Witzofsky previews her February 8th program for the 152nd Anniversary of Fort Henry's construction, battle and legacy.

Todd Hatton speaks with Mike Manning, Chief Ranger, and Brian McCutcheon, Park Superintendent, of Fort Donelson National Battlefield in Dover, Tennessee about events and activities this summer. In this interview, Manning also describes the historical significance of the fort during the Civil War. Work starts on a new museum, with new exhibits like gunboats, earthworks, and the effects on regional populations. For now, see the traveling exhibit, "Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War, " on display now in the welcome center. Later this summer, see an Army/Navy Exhibit offered by longtime friends of the park. See more on the Fort Donelson website

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Flash floods destroyed more than two dozen homes in the Dover, Tenn. area this weekend.

Stewart County Emergency Management Agency Director Clint Mathis estimates around $2 million in damage to Stewart County residences. Mathis said the majority of the damage occurred in the Carlisle community. He said the displaced residents are receiving aid at area churches.

Mathis said along with the flooded homes, the county’s road network was also “severely impacted.”

Anniversary of Ft. Donelson Battle Bonds Dover

Feb 9, 2012

The Battle of Fort Donelson took place near Dover, Tennessee 150 years ago. The battle lasted six days and ended in surrender to Union forces. Today, residents of Dover are commemorating that battle with a series of events. Rose Krzton-Presson visited Dover and spoke with community members about how the town’s history has shaped what it is today.

"The Battle of For Donelson: A Retrospective" runs this weekend at Rose Ella Village in Dover. For more anniversary events, click here.