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Tennessee Highway Patrol warns Motorists to watch out for Deer

 

October through December Worst Time For Deer-Related Crashes

The Tennessee Highway PatrolNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol cautions motorists to watch out for deer on or near the roadways this fall season. An increase in deer-related crashes is likely during the months of October through December due to deer mating and hunting season.

“Deer pose a danger to motorists throughout the year, but especially in the fall,” THP Colonel Tracy Trott said. “November is typically the worst month for deer-related crashes. It is important to exercise caution, slow down and stay alert in areas where deer are populated.”

A deer crossing a road

A deer crossing a road

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Senator Lamar Alexander endorses Dr. Mark Green for Tennessee State Senate District 22

 

Election 2012Clarksville, TN – Senator Lamar Alexander was in Clarksville this week to give his endorsement to Dr. Mark Green for Tennessee State Senate.   Green is challenging Democratic incumbent Tim Barnes in a very contentious race.

At an old fashioned fish fry in Woodlawn, Alexander,  the former Governor of Tennessee, and Secretary of Education, encouraged voters to “give this man a chance.”

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Go Commando Half Marathon & 5k Powered by CDE Lightband Road Closures Announced

 

Go Commando Half Marathon and 5kClarksville, TN – Road closures for this weekend have been announced for the 2nd Annual Go Commando Half Marathon & 5k powered by CDE Lightband in downtown Clarksville.

The following streets will be experience intermittent delays from 7:00am until 11:30am on Saturday, October 20th, 2012. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fright on Franklin Street Costume Contest Registration Deadline is October 25th

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The 4th Annual Fright on Franklin, presented by The City of Clarksville and Planter’s Bank, will take place, Saturday, October 27th, beginning at 3:00pm in Downtown Clarksville.

This free, family friendly and award winning event is for adults and kids of all ages and will feature safe trick-or-treating, costume contests, and much more!

Mary Nell Wooten hands out candy for the Roxy Regional Theatre at Fright on Franklin Street

Mary Nell Wooten hands out candy for the Roxy Regional Theatre at Fright on Franklin Street

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City of Clarksville IT Director Doug Sampley Resigns

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is announcing that Doug Sampley, Director of the IT Department for the City of Clarksville, will be leaving to explore a new opportunity.

“I have truly enjoyed my time here and it has been a pleasure to serve the citizens of Clarksville. This is one of those rare instances when opportunity unexpectedly knocked. This was a very tough decision for me but I believe it’s the right decision for me and my family,” Mr. Sampley said. «Read the rest of this article»

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The Weekly Market Snapshot from Frazier Allen for the week of October 17th, 2012

 

Weekly Market Snapshot

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

Scott J. Brown Ph.D., Chief Economist Raymond James Investment ServicesWith a thin economic calendar, the stock market was left to fret about other things, including global growth and earnings. In its World Economic Outlook, the IMF lowered its projections of global output for this year and next cautioning that “downside risks are now judged to be more elevated.” U.S. corporate earnings from abroad are expected to soften further.

The Fed’s Beige Book, the anecdotal summary of economic conditions from the 12 Federal Reserve districts, noted “economic activity generally expanded modestly” since the previous report. Consumer spending was “generally reported to be flat to up slightly.” Conditions in manufacturing were mixed “but, on balance, somewhat improved.” Residential real estate conditions improved, with “most districts reporting a strengthening in existing home sales.” Home prices were described as “steady to increasing,” with declining inventories noted in the several districts. Employment conditions were “little changed” and “uncertainty related to the upcoming presidential election, U.S. fiscal policy, and European debt issues were cited by some as restraining hiring.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay Volleyball’s Nikki Doyle earns Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week honor

 

Tennessee Sports Writers AssociationNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University senior outside hitter Nikki Doyle was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Volleyball Player of the Week, Wednesday.

Doyle, of Santa Maria, California, posted 66 kills (6.00 kills per set) and a .341 attack percentage to lead the Lady Govs to a 3-0 mark last week with wins against Middle Tennessee, Eastern Illinois and SIU Edwardsville.

APSU Nikki Doyle
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Fort Campbell’s Rakkasans strengthen Afghan relationship with Steel

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionRakkasan

Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers with the Afghanistan National Army’s 4th Kandak, 1st Infantry Brigade, 203rd Afghan Army Corps, demonstrated their ability to conduct an indirect-fire mission with a Russian made D-30 122mm howitzer while soldiers from Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), provided oversight and mentorship.

Near the mouth of the KG Pass in Mandozai district, two countries are strengthening a partnership with hard work and mentorship as they move toward a common goal: operational independence.

Soldiers with the Afghanistan National Army's 4th Kandak, 1st Infantry Brigade, 203rd Afghan Army Corps, fire a Russian made D-30 122mm howitzer during a joint training live-fire exercise with soldiers from Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at Camp Clark, Oct. 13, 2012. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington)

Soldiers with the Afghanistan National Army’s 4th Kandak, 1st Infantry Brigade, 203rd Afghan Army Corps, fire a Russian made D-30 122mm howitzer during a joint training live-fire exercise with soldiers from Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at Camp Clark, Oct. 13, 2012. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington)

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Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County will dedicate its 80th home October 20th

 

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County TennesseeClarksville, TN – Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, TN will dedicate its 80th home to Nancy Medley and Sherman Meriwether in partnership with the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors.

The community celebration will be held on Saturday, October 20th, 2012 at 2:00pm at the newly built home located at 428 Glenn Street. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and TDOT give Cyclists first look at State Route 840 with “Enjoy The Ride”

 

Over 1,400 Cyclists of All Ages and Experience Levels were the First to Ride on State Route 840

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and over 1,400 cyclists took it to the pavement last Saturday, October 13th on a soon-to-be-opened section of State Route 840 to celebrate the completion of the 26-year project.

The day of free fun included several bike ride options for all ages and experience levels, from a four-mile “Family Fun Ride” to the 100-mile “Gran Fondo” that took cyclists around the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»

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