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NASA says Bright Spots on Dwarf Planet Ceres may come from Hydrothermal Activity

 

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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – The brightest area on Ceres, located in the mysterious Occator Crater, has the highest concentration of carbonate minerals ever seen outside Earth, according to a new study from scientists on NASA’s Dawn mission. The study, published online in the journal Nature, is one of two new papers about the makeup of Ceres.

“This is the first time we see this kind of material elsewhere in the solar system in such a large amount,” said Maria Cristina De Sanctis, lead author and principal investigator of Dawn’s visible and infrared mapping spectrometer. De Sanctis is based at the National Institute of Astrophysics, Rome.

The center of Ceres' mysterious Occator Crater is the brightest area on the dwarf planet. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA/ASI/INAF)

The center of Ceres’ mysterious Occator Crater is the brightest area on the dwarf planet. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA/ASI/INAF)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to observe Independence Day holiday

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of Independence Day, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will observe the federal holiday Monday, July 4th. All clinics and pharmacies will be closed.

Hospital staff members will continue to provide acute and emergency medical care 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Emergency Department and inpatient services.

The Town Center Pharmacy will be open from 8:00am to 4:00pm Saturday, July 2nd.

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President Barack Obama’s Statement on the Death of Pat Summitt

 

President of the United States SealWashington, D.C. – Nobody walked off a college basketball court victorious more times than Tennessee’s Pat Summitt.  For four decades, she outworked her rivals, made winning an attitude, loved her players like family, and became a role model to millions of Americans, including our two daughters.

Her unparalleled success includes never recording a losing season in 38 years of coaching‎, but also, and more importantly, a 100 percent graduation rate among her players who completed their athletic eligibility.

Tennessee Lady Volunteers head coach emeritus Pat Summitt. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Lady Volunteers head coach emeritus Pat Summitt. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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“Care Alert” Legislation Tennessee Governor’s Bill Signing Ceremony

 

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Part 2 of 3

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – This Legislative Update is Part 2 of 3 regarding three bills passed this year by State Representative Joe Pitts.

Public Chapter 682 – Legislation sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) and Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) changes the “missing citizen alert program” to the “Care Alert Program” by expanding the definition of individuals that constitute a “missing person” for purposes of the Care Alert Program.

Under the proposal someone with a physical, intellectual or developmental disability, as well as a person with dementia, or a senior citizen over age 60 would qualify to be included in the Care Alert.

(L to R) Mother, Margaret Davis, son, (John) J.T. Davis, father, Brian Davis, Carrie Russell, State Representative Joe Pitts and Senator Mark Green. Pictured in front  Governor Bill Haslam.

(L to R) Mother, Margaret Davis, son, (John) J.T. Davis, father, Brian Davis, Carrie Russell, State Representative Joe Pitts and Senator Mark Green. Pictured in front Governor Bill Haslam.

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Clarksville Police look to identify Subway Robbery Suspects

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On June 26th, 2016 at approximately 10:00pm, Clarksville Police responded to a robbery of the Subway located at 2044 Madison Street.

Employees told police that two unknown subjects entered the business, and had their identities concealed, although victims were able to describe both subjects as black males.

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9 year old donates Books to Montgomery County Jail

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – You are never too small to make a difference is an expression Tyler Fugett takes to heart.

The nine-year-old hopes to make a big impact on the inmates in the Montgomery County Jail. He recently donated over 100 books to the jail library.

Fugett has been saving his allowance all summer and with the help of his mother, Rebecca Corkren, traveled to a dozen stores from Clarksville to Nashville to purchase books to donate.

9 year old Tyler Fugett donated over 100 books to the Montgomery County Jail library.

9 year old Tyler Fugett donated over 100 books to the Montgomery County Jail library.

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital offers School and Sports Physicals

 

Medical Homes offer Saturday appointments

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) patient-centered medical home teams are conducting school and sports physicals now for BACH-enrolled TRICARE Prime beneficiaries’ during regular medical home hours Monday through Friday.

In addition, BACH’s patient-centered medical homes are offering several Saturday appointment dates.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital offers School and Sports Physicals for Christian County or Clarksville-Montgomery County schools

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital offers School and Sports Physicals for Christian County or Clarksville-Montgomery County schools

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Warrant Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – To help reduce the over 6000 active warrants on file, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is launching Warrant Wednesday.

Every Wednesday three wanted individuals will be spotlighted on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. They will be chosen based on felonies committed, number of warrants on file, or if they are considered dangerous.

This week’s Warrant Wednesday focuses on Lisa LeJeune, David Burnett, and Ricky Pantoja.

Lisa LeJeune, David Burnett, and Ricky Pantoja are wanted by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for outstanding warrants.

Lisa LeJeune, David Burnett, and Ricky Pantoja are wanted by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for outstanding warrants.

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Dual Admission Agreement announced by APSU, Volunteer State Community College

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University and Volunteer State Community College have made it easier to complete the work necessary to achieve a college degree.

Through a dual admission agreement, students who meet the admissions criteria can now complete an associate degree at VSCC and receive admission to APSU in order to work toward a bachelor’s degree. Students may also complete courses at APSU, which may be transferred back to VSCC to help fulfill associate degree requirements.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Long time Tennessee Basketball Coach Pat Summitt passes away

 

Tennessee Mourns Loss Of Iconic Coach

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN –  Legendary Tennessee Lady Vol basketball coach Pat Summitt, mentor and mother-figure to her players; a revered ambassador for her university and state; a trailblazer for women; and a role model for people all over the world passed away Tuesday, June 28th, in Knoxville at the age of 64.

Born Patricia Sue Head on June 14th, 1952 in Clarksville, Tennessee, Summitt arrived at the University of Tennessee for her first job as a 22-year-old physical education teacher and coach in 1974. As it turned out, the move to Knoxville would be the only one she’d make in her career. She leaves a legacy of greatness and grace that will never be forgotten.

Pat Summitt, Legendary Tennessee Lady Vol basketball coach dies at age 64. (UT Sports Information)

Pat Summitt, Legendary Tennessee Lady Vol basketball coach dies at age 64. (UT Sports Information)

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