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Clarksville’s Operation Stand Down Tennessee Serves Veterans and Their Families

 

Operation Stand Down TennesseeClarksville, TN – Operation Stand Down Tennessee, located at 400 Madison Street next to Habitat for Humanity ReStore, is a military to civilian transition support program for veterans and their families.

By calling 931.896.2184 or walking in, veterans and their families can receive employment services, health service and benefits navigation, counseling services, legal consultations coordination, and housing assistance.

Served areas include Cheatham County, Davidson County, Dickson County, Montgomery County, Robertson County, Rutherford County, Sumner County, Trousdale County, Williamson County and Wilson County.

(L to R) Evelyn Adams, Willie Celestine, and Rhonda Clemmer, employees of Operation Stand Down Tennessee in Clarksville.

(L to R) Evelyn Adams, Willie Celestine, and Rhonda Clemmer, employees of Operation Stand Down Tennessee in Clarksville.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Randy Boyd Announce Lowe’s to Locate New Direct Fulfillment Center in Robertson County

 

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd joined Lowe’s in announcing the company will locate a new direct fulfillment center in Robertson County.

The home improvement company expects to invest approximately $100 million and create up to 600 jobs in Coopertown, northwest of Nashville.

Home improvement company expected to create approximately 600 jobs

Home improvement company expected to create approximately 600 jobs

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NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will search for life on planets near Earth

 

Written by Elaine Hunt
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – As the search for life on distant planets heats up, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is bringing this hunt closer to home. Launching in 2017-2018, TESS will identify planets orbiting the brightest stars just outside our solar system using what’s known as the transit method.

When a planet passes in front of, or transits, its parent star, it blocks some of the star’s light. TESS searches for these telltale dips in brightness, which can reveal the planet’s presence and provide additional information about it.

TESS will look at the nearest, brightest stars to find planetary candidates that scientists will observe for years to come. (NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center)

TESS will look at the nearest, brightest stars to find planetary candidates that scientists will observe for years to come. (NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center)

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TBI charges Clarksville Man for Shooting Incident in Hickman County

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation of an officer-involved shooting in Hickman County Tuesday night has resulted in the arrest of two men.

At the request of 21st District Attorney General Kim Helper, TBI Special Agents began investigating an officer-involved shooting incident that occurred just before midnight in Centerville.

During the course of the investigation, Agents learned an officer with the Centerville Police Department had initiated a traffic stop on Highway 100.

(L to R) Clarksville's William Dennis Leidecker and Michael J. Shaffner from Lyle TN arrested for officer involved shooting in Hickman County.

(L to R) Clarksville’s William Dennis Leidecker and Michael J. Shaffner from Lyle TN arrested for officer involved shooting in Hickman County.

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Nashville Sounds get 2-1 win over Colorado Springs Sky Sox

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN –  Renato Nunez clubbed his 16th home run of the season and the Nashville Sounds (59-47) defeated the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (49-53) 2-1 before 8,134 at First Tennessee Park Thursday night.

Nunez led off the fourth inning with a monster home run to left field to up the Sounds lead to 2-0.

Sounds starter Chris Smith picked up his sixth win of the season in the Sounds 2-1 win. The veteran right-hander pitched six innings allowing just three hits and struck out three. Smith, who did not allow a run until the sixth inning, retired 11 straight batters from the second inning through the fifth inning.

Nashville Sounds Slugger Renato Nunez Clubs 16th Homer.

Nashville Sounds Slugger Renato Nunez Clubs 16th Homer.

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AAA reports Gas Prices Fall to Lowest Price Since April

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – National pump prices have fallen for 43 of the past 44 days, dropping 22 cents during this span. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline sits at $2.21 per gallon, which is the lowest mark since April and the lowest price for this date since 2004.

Today’s price is five cents less than one week ago, 15 cents less than one month ago, and 56 cents less than the same date last year.

With abundant fuel supplies across the nation and declining crude oil costs, gas prices dropped in 47 states over the past week, led by double digit drops in several Midwestern states.

Price at the pump continues to fall.

Price at the pump continues to fall.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office asks public help locating Stolen Truck and Trailer

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – Investigators with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a stolen truck and trailer and the suspect(s) responsible for its theft.

The theft occurred sometime between May 10th and May 15th, 2016 in the 600 block of Briarwood Road in Cumberland Heights.

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is looking for a stolen truck and trailer taken from Briarwood Road area.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a stolen truck and trailer taken from Briarwood Road area.

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Twenty-one APSU student-athletes earn OVC Medal of Honor recognition

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – Twenty-one Austin Peay State University student-athletes were among the record 245 Ohio Valley Conference athletes to earn OVC Medal of Honor accolades for the 2015-16 academic year.

For the fourth year in a row, every Academic Medal of Honor recipient posted a 4.0 grade-point average. The record shattered the previous high of 212, set during the 2012-13 academic year. Over the past five years, 1,025 student-athletes have earned an OVC Academic Medal of Honor.

The OVC Academic Medal of Honor recognizes those student-athletes that achieve the highest grade-point in their respective OVC-sponsored sport for the entire academic year, were eligible and used a season of competition while participating in their chosen NCAA-sponsored sport.

Austin Peay State University had 21 Student Athletes earn the OVC Medal of Honor. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

Austin Peay State University had 21 Student Athletes earn the OVC Medal of Honor. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

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League Of Voter Empowerment announces 2016 Election Endorsements

 

Election 2016Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County “League Of Voter Empowerment” (L.O.V.E.), a voters club comprised of local residents who meet monthly to discuss politics and the current state of governmental affairs, has announced its endorsements for the August 4th, 2016 State Primary and County General Election.

We believe the following group of candidates hold true to our mission statement of “having the best interest of their constituents in mind” and will best represent the people of our nation; state, city and county in the true democracy manner in which this country was built on.

Clarksville-Montgomery County “League Of Voter Empowerment” (L.O.V.E.)

Clarksville-Montgomery County “League Of Voter Empowerment” (L.O.V.E.)

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Montgomery County Health Department CASPER Survey a Success

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Health Department conducted a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response, also called a CASPER, in our area on Tuesday.

This was completed by teams going door-to-door in 39 previously identified areas and speaking directly with community members about information on the Zika virus and ways to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds.

Montgomery County Public Health Officials conducted a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response on July 26th and 27th, 2016.

Montgomery County Public Health Officials conducted a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response on July 26th and 27th, 2016.

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