According to the weather channel we are in the “Winter’s Triple Threat”. Are you ready for this storm? As of 8:30 pm Thursday night, Nashville is supposed to get over a foot by the time it is all finished on Sunday! Clarksville is north of Nashville, so we are probably looking in the range of possibly 12-18 inches. Hopkinsville, KY which is only 20 minutes away from Exit 1 in Clarksville is said to have approximately 18 inches! (I cannot believe these numbers have been broadcast!)
Clarksville has been gearing up for this storm that is 1700 miles long since wednesday by putting down the salt or brine. The roads will be dangerous, so please stay off of them. There has even been concerns of power outages. As I was in Wal-Mart this afternoon, I ran into a lot of my friends who were getting ready for the storm that will keep us indoors. They even mentioned the fact that we might lose our electric. There is always a possibility. Those without a fireplace, do you know how you would stay warm if the electric is to go out? «Read the rest of this article»
35 safety and health seminars to be offered throughout the state
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration has 35 upcoming safety and health training seminars at several locations throughout the state. The courses will be offered through Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry, University of Tennessee, Vol State Community College, Northeast State Community College and Walters State Community College.
“Our goal is to keep employers and employees safe from as many workplace safety and health hazards as possible,” Sandra Bennett, TOSHA Training Manager. “TOSHA has excellent trainers who know the requirements in TOSHA standards and regulations, and can help you apply them to prevent injuries/illnesses and save lives.” «Read the rest of this article»
Parents reminded that children under age 10 need two doses
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health is reminding parents that children under the age of 10 require two doses of H1N1 flu vaccine in order to be fully immunized against the virus. H1N1 flu vaccine is plentiful in Tennessee and widely available through county health departments and other providers across the state. Tennessee’s county health departments are providing this vaccine at no charge to patients.
“We urge parents not to put off getting their child’s second dose of H1N1 flu vaccine,” said Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “H1N1 flu activity could continue for months, and this is also the time of year when seasonal flu viruses appear. It’s not too late to get these important vaccinations to be sure your child is protected throughout the flu season.” «Read the rest of this article»
People concerned with issues of discrimination when it comes to employment, Title VI, public accommodations and housing had an opportunity to bring their complaints before the Tennessee Human Rights Commission during a forum hosted by the Hispanic Organization for Progress & Education H.O.P.E.
The TN Human Rights Commission works with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in an effort to help eradicate complaints of discrimination across the state of Tennessee.
With the city charter being in the news for the past few months, I found a short video of a state committee meeting that I thought should be shared. The video is of the meeting where the committee killed the bill which would have revised Clarksville’s city charter.
The committee members comments are insightful. No representatives from Clarksville’s administration attended this meeting – not the Mayor, not the Council Members that are for the revisions, and not the Council Members that are against the revisions. Representative Curtis Johnson presents the bill alone…and gets hammered with questions.
On April 24th 2010, the Night Stalker Association we will be having their 12th Annual NSA Bass Fishing Tournament. All the money raised in this tournament goes directly to the Nightstalker Association Fund for Children with Terminally Ill Diseases and the Night Stalker Foundation for Children of Fallen Night Stalkers Scholarship Fund.
The tournament is run solely by volunteers and is supported by numerous donations by individuals and companies. This event started in 1998 when a Soldier in the 160th Aviation Life Support Equipment (ALSE) shop with a terminally ill child had a financial need during an unimaginably trying time in his Family’s life.
Last year’s event saw over 160 registered teams and over 800 people who gathered either to fish or to support the Night Stalker Association and the Tournament. It is their hope that this year’s event will far surpass that of last year in both participation and donations. «Read the rest of this article»
Make a donation to assist Visitation Hospital in Haiti and get a free ticket to the men’s or women’s basketball game on Thursday January 28th, or Saturday January 30th! The Lady Govs begin play at 5:15 p.m. on both nights, and the Govs begin play at 7:30 p.m.
Rotarians from the Clarksville Sunrise Rotary Club will be stationed near the entrances to the Dunn Center to accept the donations and provide the tickets. The Clarksville Sunrise Rotary Club and APSU Athletics are coordinating this effort as part of the larger “Clarksville Responds” efforts.
Please come support the Govs basketball teams, make a donation, and make a difference for those suffering from the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12th.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Water will be disrupted on Ranch Hill Drive from Ringgold Road to Bay Lane on Wednesday, January 27th, from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 12:00 p.m. The following streets will be affected by the water outage. Ranch Hill Drive, Pony Court, Pinto Court, Bay Lane, Colt Drive, and Palamino Drive.
Gas and Water workers will repair two water valves on Colt Drive. Residents are advised to plan for an alternate water source during the outage.
With tax season fast approaching the IRS would like to ensure you have the best information available to make informed decisions on tax matters as you prepare your 2010 income tax returns.
If you are facing financial difficulties and struggling to meet your tax obligations the IRS can help. As the 2010 tax filing season begins, in addition to new credits, deductions and exclusions, the IRS is taking steps to help people who owe back taxes. Here are some areas where IRS can help: «Read the rest of this article»
Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival brought the culture and heritage of the Russian Federation to Clarksville
Sunday afternoon, in the third concert of the 2009-2010 Clarksville Community Concert Association and the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts played host to the gregarious Nikolai Massenkoff and the colorful dancers and talented musicians of the Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival.
This had to be the most fun of all the Clarksville Community Concert Association’s Concerts that I have had the pleasure of attending. In this concert, audience participation wasn’t just appreciated, it was expected! One audience member was invited up on stage to participate in a fast moving Russian dance. At the end of which, Nikolai joked that the young man would be expected to continue on tour as the newest member of the Festival!
The Festival dancers twirled, leaped, and strutted across the stage in their vibrant costumes. Illustrating the romantic Russian music with deft moments of their bodies.«Read the rest of this article»
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