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Tennessee state troopers trained in domestic preparedness response

 

32 members of the Highway Patrol complete Homeland Security Training

thpcar2Nashville – Thirty-two Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Troopers recently completed homeland security training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), located in Anniston, Alabama. The CDP is operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is the only federally-charged Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training facility in the nation.

Mobile Field Force Law Enforcement Strike Team Troopers from all eight THP districts across the state recently underwent the week-long domestic preparedness training. Strike Teams respond to incidents that call for special training and added manpower. Incidents include disasters, manhunts, search and rescue and traffic crashes involving hazardous materials.

“THP’s Strike Teams provide critical resources and stabilizing service after a disaster has struck. Troopers serving on Strike Teams are there to help restore order to an affected area as soon as possible,” said THP Colonel Mike Walker. “The enhanced WMD training provided by the CDP at no cost to the state equips THP’s Strike Teams with the interdisciplinary training that enables them to serve the immediate needs of communities and citizens in a disaster.”

Mobile Field Force Law Enforcement Strike Team Troopers

Mobile Field Force Law Enforcement Strike Team Troopers

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Jammin’ in Alley to feature Cumberland Jazz Project

 

downtownmarket-logoThe August installment of the Jammin’ in the Alley concert series will take place Friday, August 21, on Strawberry Alley in downtown Clarksville.

This month’s free concert starts at 7 p.m. and features the Cumberland Jazz Project.

Downtown restaurants will offer outdoor dining to Jammin’ in the Alley patrons.  So, don’t worry about making time for dinner before the show.  Grab a seat and a bite to eat while enjoying live music.

Jammin’ in the Alley takes place the third Friday of every month through October.

Strawberry Alley will be closed to through traffic in front of City Hall starting at 1 p.m. on the day of the event.  US Bank’s drive-through and City Hall parking lots will be accessible.

For more information, call 645-7476 or visit www.cityofclarksville.com

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Securities Division provides tips to Tennessee investors

 

Picking the right financial adviser, being vigilant pay off

tngovNashville – With Tennesseans paying more attention to their economic habits, the Tennessee Securities Division would like to provide some tips for those making investment decisions.

It is crucial that investors and would-be investors maintain the right perspective about their money. People who make quick, poorly informed investment decisions often fall prey to fraudulent activity – especially when investing with people who are not registered with the State to sell securities or who are selling unregistered securities products.

“Tennesseans should contact the division to see if a prospective financial adviser is registered with the State as the securities agent of a broker-dealer firm,” says Securities Division Director Daphne D. Smith. “Some individuals use titles such as ‘financial adviser’ or use professional certifications or designations but still lack the appropriate State license. The State regularly disciplines individuals who engage in unlicensed securities activity.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Juveniles charged in connection with Church property crimes

 

clarksvillepolicelogoTwo juveniles, 12 and 16 years of age, were charged on August 19, 2009 with crimes which were committed at the Tabernacle Church property on Market Street, August 16, 2009.  An investigation by Detective Kenny Bradley showed that the 16 year old used a lighter to set a fire inside of a closet in a building on Market Street.  It was determined that the fire was not set accidently and the damage to the building was over $200,000.  Furthermore, the same 16 year old and a 12 year old entered two trailer buildings on Market Street and caused about $2100 of damage to computers, books, and windows.  They caused the damage by using water and discharging a fire extinguisher all over the room. There was also two computer zip drives taken. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency News

 

TWRA announces changes in statewide special season deer and fall turkey quota hunts systems.

twraNashville – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has announced a significant change in the statewide special season antlerless deer and fall turkey quota hunts this year.

The statewide special season antlerless deer and fall turkey quota hunts will become a first come, first served system, a shift from the traditional drawn quota hunt. There will still be a quota for each hunt, but instead of applying and being drawn or not drawn, hunters will be able to get their permits immediately. Below are critical dates and information about this change.

  • The receipt is the hunter’s permit. He/she must have this receipt with him/her while hunting.
  • Permits go on sale Aug. 19, 2009, at 8 a.m., CDT. Customers may obtain permits at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office, or online at www.tnwildlife.org. If you have any problems, call 615-781-6621 during regular office hours (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CDT).
  • Individuals may have up to two (2) deer permits and two (2) turkey permits, but are eligible for only one (1) permit per hunt code.
  • Customers should review their permit receipt and verify that the name, address, hunt locations, fees, etc., upon completion to ensure accuracy.

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Toughest Air Assault Competition tests the best of the 101st Airborne Division

 

101st Airborne Divison at Fort Campbell101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) soldiers are tough by nature, that is why I was so excited about being able to attend the Toughest Air Assault Soldier Competition as a part of the 2009 Week of the Eagles at Fort Campbell, KY. It gave me a chance to see what tough really is.

The competition started at 0400 at the Sabalauski Air Assault School, it was originally scheduled to begin at 0800, but had been moved forward due to the extreme heat during the day.

Two soldiers just past the first turn around point.

Two soldiers just past the first turn around point.

The first event was a Ruck march where the soldier puts on load bearing equipment, a 30-pound rucksack, helmet, gets an M-16 rifle, then moves to the starting point for the 12-mile road march. While the starting point was lighted the rest of the march was in darkness, with a blue light marking the turn around point. From the school, the turn around point was 3 miles away. They had to do this route twice. From the school to the turn around point, back to the school, back to the turn around point, and back to the school to finish. They had three hours to complete this portion of the competition. «Read the rest of this article»

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Twilight Visions: Surrealism, Photography, and Paris Illuminates City Moving from Tradition to Modernity at the Frist Center

 

Brassai, Man Ray, Andre Kertész, Eugène Atget, Ilse Bing, Germaine Krull Among Photographers Exploring Juncture of Surrealist Avant-Garde and Popular Culture of 20s and 30s

fristcenterlogoNashville – The Frist Center for the Visual Arts will present Twilight Visions: Surrealism, Photography, and Paris, opening Sept. 10, 2009, in the Upper-Level Galleries. The show, which offers a unique perspective on Surrealism by examining the intersection of documentary photography, manipulated photography and film, will be on exhibition through Jan. 3, 2010, when it will travel to the International Center of Photography in New York followed by the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Ga.

Frist-1 Bing Cancan Zabriskie

Ilse Bing. Danseusue-Cancan, Moulin Rouge, Paris, 1931. Gelatin silver print, 14 in. x 11 in. Zabriskie Gallery. © Ilse Bing Estate/Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

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TWRA seeking fields for Dove season

 

twraNASHVILLE – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is seeking fields to lease for the upcoming 2009 dove season. The first phase of dove season opens at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Landowners who have interest in leasing their fields should contact the TWRA regional office in their area so that a TWRA official can check their property for a potential field lease. TWRA personnel annually search the countryside to seek out fields that have large numbers of doves for public hunting.

Four generations of sportsmen enjoyed the opening day of the 2008 dove hunting season in Washington County, Tennessee while hunting on the Jerry Smith farm. This farm was leased by TWRA to provide dove hunting opportunities for the public. Pictured from left to right are Clyde Campbell, Nathan Winters, Zach Winters (age 7), and David Campbell.

Four generations of sportsmen enjoyed the opening day of the 2008 dove hunting season in Washington County, Tennessee while hunting on the Jerry Smith farm. This farm was leased by TWRA to provide dove hunting opportunities for the public. Pictured from left to right are Clyde Campbell, Nathan Winters, Zach Winters (age 7), and David Campbell.

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Moments: a visual experiment

 

WNYC‘s Radiolab presents: Moments by Will Hoffman.

Radiolab LogoAfter hearing their show about moments of death, filmmaker Will Hoffman went out in search of moments of life. What follows is what he found.The film is a celebration of life that was inspired by David Eagleman‘s book, Sum.

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Congressman Tanner, Commissioner Keys visit Stewart Co. Health Center and VA Clinic

 

tannerheaderWASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Tanner and Tennessee Veterans Affairs Commissioner John Keys visited the Stewart County Community Medical Center last Thursday. The center is also home to a satellite VA outpatient clinic that serves 850 veterans and which Tanner’s office was instrumental in keeping open in 2002. The visit is part of Congressman Tanner’s 19-county tour of the 8th Congressional District talking with medical providers, patients, families, small business owners and others about health care reform. «Read the rest of this article»

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