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Five Tax Scams to Avoid this Summer


Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – Hiding income offshore, identity theft and return preparer fraud topped the IRS’s list of tax scams in 2011. The Internal Revenue Service issues an annual list of the top 12 tax scams, known as the “Dirty Dozen.” These scams are illegal and can lead to significant penalties and interest and possible criminal prosecution.

Here are five year-round scams every taxpayer should know about. «Read the rest of this article»

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Cubs Drop Sounds, 3-1, to End Winning Streak


Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds snapped a season-best six-game winning streak with a 3-1 loss to the division-rival Iowa Cubs on Sunday night at Greer Stadium.

Iowa starter Jack Struck (1-3) tossed his best pitching performance of the season for his first Triple-A victory. The 21-year-old surrendered just one run on seven hits in a season-high seven innings pitched with 79 pitches. John Gaub earned his fifth save with a scoreless ninth.

Before the defeat this evening, Nashville (49-53) also had won a streak of eight consecutive games against Iowa, the longest win streak against a single opponent since 2009.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

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Rolling Thunder Kentucky Chapter 1 Hosts 3rd Annual Poker Run to Benefit Montgomery County Veterans Transportation Services


Rolling Thunder Kentucky Chapter 1Clarksville, TN – Rolling Thunder Kentucky Chapter 1 ( will host its 3rd annual Poker Run to benefit the Montgomery County Veterans Transportation Services on Saturday, August 20th at Appleton Harley-Davidson/Buell in Clarksville, Tennessee.

The entry fee is $10.00 and registration begins at 9:00am. There will be food, music and prizes for participants. All bikes depart from and return to Appleton’s on 2501 Highway 41A Bypass in Clarksville. «Read the rest of this article»

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Chief Master Sergeant Wade Hudson named Tennessee’s Top Enlisted Airman


Tennessee National Air GuardNashville, TN – Brig. Gen. (Sel) Donald L. Johnson, Tennessee’s Assistant Adjutant General-Air, announced today that Chief Master Sergeant Wade Hudson of Memphis will be the Tennessee Air National Guard’s newest State Command Chief.

The State Command Chief serves as the principal advisor to the commander of the Tennessee Air National Guard for the training, supervision and welfare of the more than 3,500 Air Guard enlisted members. Hudson replaces Chief Master Sgt. Doug Smelcer who retires later this year.

Command Chief Master Sergeant Wade Hudson.

Command Chief Master Sergeant Wade Hudson.

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ShopSmart Takes You Back To School


New Ways to Learn More While Spending Less on School Supplies

ShopSmartYonkers, NY – Going back to school can be expensive. From purchasing school supplies to prepping for class, the costs can add up fast. The September 2011 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, prepares readers for the new school year with easy ways to save on back-to-school items and free websites that will help you brush up on any topic imaginable.

“The start of the school year is such an exciting time, but it’s also a costly one,” said Lisa Lee Freeman, editor-in-chief of ShopSmart. “It’s not always easy to find deals on school supplies and educational resources. Make sure you do your research before you buy for back-to-school – you’ll be surprised by how much you can save.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police are asking for Assistance in locating Attempted Kidnapping Suspect


Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department reports that this morning around 10:31am there was an attempted kidnapping at 2315 Madison Street. (Wal-Mart). A white male was seen on video cruising the parking lot in an older model White extended cab Ford Ranger.

He approached a female and produced a Black/Silver automatic handgun and attempted to force her into his vehicle. The suspect was unsuccessful and was last seen going west on Madison Street toward downtown Clarksville. The Suspect is 5’5 to 5’6” estimated to be 300 lbs plus. Red Hair and unshaven with a pencil thin mustache.

The Clarksville Police Department is asking for assistance in locating this man. If you see an individual meeting this description please call 911 immediately. Please remember he is armed so do not approach him yourself. CALL THE POLICE.

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Golf Club Lane Water Outage and Partial Road Closure Planned


Monday, July 25th, 2011

Clarksville Gas and Water DepartmentClarksville, TN – Water service on Golf Club Lane with be turned off from Heitts Lane to Drinkard Drive on Monday from 6:30am to 10:00am. One lane of eastbound traffic on Golf Club Lane will be closed on the same section of Golf Club Lane while Gas and Water construction workers remove an old six-inch water main line from service.

The work completes the new six-inch water main installation project on Gary Hills that began in June.

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Home contest against Vanderbilt highlights Lady Govs 2011-12 schedule


APSU Sports: Women’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – A November 30th contest against Vanderbilt at the Dunn Center highlights the 2011-12 Austin Peay State University women’s basketball schedule, released Friday.

The Lady Govs 2011-12 slate features 13 non-conference contests, including six games against teams that won 20-plus games last season. In addition, nine teams on Austin Peay’s schedule saw postseason action in 2011, including five teams that advanced to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship.

Head coach Carrie Daniels released the Lady Govs 2011-12 schedule, which includes a November 30th home game against Vanderbilt. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Head coach Carrie Daniels released the Lady Govs 2011-12 schedule, which includes a November 30th home game against Vanderbilt. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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The Clarksville Parks and Rec Report for July 24th


Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include:

  • Fall Adult Softball & Kickball Leagues Registration
  • Archery
  • Trails Cleanup Day
  • Party in the Pool


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The Weekly Market Snapshot from Frazier Allen for the week of July 24th


Weekly Market Snapshot

Market Commentary by Scott J. Brown, Ph.D., Chief Economist

Scott J. Brown Ph.D., Chief Economist Raymond James Investment Services

Scott J. Brown Ph.D., Chief Economist Raymond James Investment Services

The economic data were mixed. Housing starts rose sharply in June, but single-family permits were little changed. Home builder sentiment improved in July, but was still very low. Existing home sales for June disappointed.

The stock market reacted to varying perceptions about a deal to raise the debt ceiling. The Gang of Six plan appeared to have the most momentum. President Obama has agreed in principle to sign the resulting bill. It’s likely to clear the Senate, but could have some difficulty getting through the House. The plan would reduce the deficit by $3.7 trillion over 10 years, with $1 trillion in added revenue coming from tax reform. However, it’s unlikely that details of the plan will be worked out before the August 2nd deadline on the debt ceiling. So, an extension of the debt ceiling is expected to be needed. «Read the rest of this article»

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