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CPD offers advice on having a safe and happy New Years

 

For those of you that will be out and about bringing in the New Year, you won’t be alone. There will be additional law enforcement officers patrolling the roadways and neighborhoods looking for impaired drivers. There will be 11 additional officers working Thursday and six additional officers on Friday and Saturday night performing saturation patrols, with the primary purpose of deterring impaired drivers.

The New Year’s holiday is falling in conjunction with a weekend, which usually increases the incidents of impaired driving. According to statistics gathered by the National Highway Safety Transportation Agency since 1982, New Year’s consistently has a higher percentage of alcohol related fatalities than any other day in December.

Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint

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Tennessee’s most popular baby names hold onto top spots

 

Number one names unchanged from 2008

NASHVILLE – New parents in the Volunteer State are sticking with Emma and William for a second consecutive year as the most popular names for girls and boys born in Tennessee. While the top spots remain the same, the list of most popular names for Tennessee babies born in 2009 includes some newcomers breaking into the top ten, and shows some formerly popular names falling out of favor.

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End-of-year charitable giving? Exercise caution

 

Check with Consumer Affairs, Charitable Solicitations and Gaming before donating

NASHVILLE – A word of caution to those planning to end 2009 or start 2010 by giving money to what they think is a good cause: The state Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming and the Consumer Affairs Division are reminding Tennesseans to check out charitable organizations before making donations.

“While consumer complaints filed with us do not automatically mean organizations are at fault,” says Consumer Affairs Director Mary Clement, “learning about complaints does sometimes affect whether a consumer goes forward with a donation. It’s really easy to check to see if Consumer Affairs has had complaints against an organization.”

Complaints filed with the Consumer Affairs Division are forwarded to the Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming for investigation. The Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming, which is part of the Department of State, has authority to levy civil penalties against groups that engage in unfair, false, misleading or deceptive fundraising practices. The division’s investigators also can refer cases to the district attorney general if criminal activity is suspected. «Read the rest of this article»

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Lifelines program being piloted in Montgomery County

 

The Tennessee Department of Health Emergency Preparedness Program, in partnership with the Montgomery County Health Council, is offering assistance with emergency planning. Montgomery County is currently piloting the Lifelines program that may benefit individuals considered “at risk” of severe outcomes in an emergency. You may be at risk if:

  • You have difficulty maintaining independence, communicating with others or have transportation concerns
  • You live at home but need constant supervision or medical care
  • You would need assistance during and after a tornado, ice storm, prolonged power outage or other emergency or disaster

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Maynard Family endows scholarship at APSU

 

APSU Advancement LogoLocal businessman James Maynard has endowed a scholarship at Austin Peay State University, continuing his family’s legacy of supporting the Clarksville business community.

“I’m from here, born here, raised here, and I just felt like I need to give back to the community,” he said.

Earlier this year, Maynard donated three separate parcels of land to the University. The land will be sold, and the resulting money will create the Maynard Family Endowment Scholarship.

“The Maynard family’s extraordinary generosity will benefit students for many years to come,” APSU President Tim Hall said. “This scholarship endowment will help students attend Austin Peay who might otherwise have had to forgo the dream of a college degree. I’m so thankful to the Maynards for their wonderful support of the University and its students.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Governor’s Holt selected first-team All-American by College Sporting News

 

Austin Peay State University’s electrifying junior running back/kick returner Terrence Holt has earned his second Division I Football Championship Subdivision All-America honor.

Terrence Holt

The College Sporting News has named the Nashville native as its first-team all-purpose back on the 2009 FCS Fabulous Fifty All-American Team. Just last week, Holt was named second-team FCS All-America all-purpose back by The Sports Network.

Unlike other All-American teams, the CSN honor’s squad is designed to be comprised like a real team, capable of taking the field and competing in a game. It includes everything from quarterbacks who can run or pass, a fullback, a long snapper and other special teams performers. «Read the rest of this article»

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Road closure on Hornberger Lane, Thursday

 

Thursday, December 31, 2009, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Hornberger Lane will be closed Thursday, December 31, 2009 from College Street to Franklin Street until approximately 2:00 p.m. while Gas and Water construction crews perform work to replace water service lines due to a water line replacement earlier in the month.

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Channels shares OVC Player of the Week award

 

APSU Governors LogoAustin Peay State University guard Wesley Channels, who scored 23 points Sunday against highly regarded Missouri, has been named Ohio Valley Conference co-Player of the Week.

The Memphis native shared the award with UT Martin guard Marquis Weddle.

Wesley Channels takes the ball upcourt against Missouri (Nelson Chenault Photography)

Wesley Channels takes the ball upcourt against Missouri (Nelson Chenault Photography)

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TEP needs your help fighting for equality for all Tennesseans in the coming year

 

2009 was a landmark year for equality in Tennessee, but we don’t have time to look back.  The General Assembly reconvenes in just two weeks and we have to be ready to fight for our rights.

If I just had twenty seconds to speak with you in person, this is what I would say:

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Christmas Lighting Contest Winners Announced

 

Montgomery County Tennessee announced the winners of this year’s Christmas Lighting Contest.  The contest is a joint project of the Montgomery County Tennessee, and the City of Clarksville.  The award is presented to the merchants who’s creativity, use of light, and festive spirit excelled in making the community especially beautiful this time of the year.  The winners were presented their prize by County Mayor Carolyn Bowers, and City of Clarksville Mayor Johnny Piper.

F&M Bank won the overall category,  Rogate’s Boutique for the most creative use of lights, and Betty’s Antiques for the best window and door display.

The “Best Overall” award was presented to F&M Bank. (Pictured from left to Right are: City of Clarksville Mayor Johnny Piper, F&M Bank Employees Khandra Smalley, Cindy Clements, Shela Williams and Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers. Photo Elizabeth Black)

The “Best Overall” award was presented to F&M Bank. (Pictured from left to Right are: City of Clarksville Mayor Johnny Piper, F&M Bank Employees Khandra Smalley, Cindy Clements, Shela Williams and Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers. Photo Elizabeth Black)

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