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TWRA to host 6th annual Tennessee Outdoors Summit (TOYS), June 7th-12th

 

6th Annual Tennessee Outdoors Summit (TOYS) to be held at Montgomery County Shooting Complex

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host the Sixth Annual Tennessee Outdoors Youth Summit (TOYS), June 7th-12th, 2015 for high school students from across Tennessee. The students will be introduced to many outdoor activities at the event to be held at the Montgomery County Shooting Complex near Clarksville, TN.

Among the different outdoor activities that the students will have an opportunity to become introduced to will include boating, hunting, trapping, archery, photography, marksmanship, plant identification, forestry, camping, water quality, trap shooting, skeet shooting, wildlife identification, and several classes with wildlife and fish biology as the topic. The summit is designed to deepen the students’ appreciation for outdoor-related activities. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University to open two hours late Monday, February 16th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University is currently under a two-hour delay Monday, February 16th. A two-hour delay means the university plans to open at 10:00am. This includes the main campus, Fort Campbell campus and Springfield classes.

All activities and classes starting prior to 10:00am are cancelled. Please check your campus email or the University’s home page for detailed updates and any changes.

For the most immediate updates, faculty, staff and students can sign-up for text alerts at www.getrave.com/login/apsu

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National Weather Service reports 3 to 10 inches of Snow now possible for Clarksville – Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that the Winter Storm Warning continues for tonight through midnight CST Monday night for the Clarksville-Montgomery County area and all of Middle Tennessee.

A winter storm warning means significant amounts of snow,  sleet, and ice are expected or occurring. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

Cold Weather

Cold Weather

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Nashville Zoo to host Spring Gardening Classes

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Nashville Zoo and the Master Gardeners of Davidson County are hosting gardening classes on Saturdays this spring. The informal sessions cover a variety of topics, including composting, organic gardening, rose care and canning.

Spring gardening classes are free with Zoo admission and take place at 11:00am in the Grassmere Historic Farm gardens located behind the house. The master gardener leading the session will answer guests’ questions and provide handouts, soil sample kits, and other helpful items.

Spring Gardening Classes at the Nashville Zoo.

Spring Gardening Classes at the Nashville Zoo.

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Time for Tennessee Virtual Academy to go

 

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Just a few short years ago the Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation that would allow for-profit companies to create and operate virtual public schools. These schools would have a state-wide reach and offer all classes on-line.

Immediately upon passage of the law, the company K12, Inc. contracted with the Union County Tennessee School District to set up the juggernaut now known as the Tennessee Virtual Academy, serving students in kindergarten through 7th grade.

Since its founding as a public virtual school, the Tennessee Virtual Academy has failed its students and the families who depend on our public education system to provide a good education for all students.

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts

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Warrior Transition Command announces 2015 Army Trials set for March 29th – April 2nd

 

WTC - Warrior Transition CommandAlexandria, VA – The 2015 Army Trials will be at Fort Bliss, Texas, in El Paso, March 29th – April 2nd, and is the second run of this event. The 2015 Department of Defense (DoD) competition is slated for this summer.

In 2014 more than 100 wounded, ill and injured service members and Veterans from across the United States traveled to the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, to train and compete for the first time in a series of competitive athletic events known as the Army Trials*. The Army Trials help determine which Army athletes compete on the DoD competition Army Team.

Staff Sgt. Brian Boone, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, maneuvers around his competitor for a layup during the during the game opener of Wheelchair Basketball competition June 16th at the 2014 U.S. Army Trials.

Staff Sgt. Brian Boone, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, maneuvers around his competitor for a layup during the during the game opener of Wheelchair Basketball competition June 16th at the 2014 U.S. Army Trials.

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City of Clarksville opens Burt-Cobb Community Center as Emergency Shelter

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is announcing that the Burt-Cobb Community Center in Clarksville will be opened at 3:00pm for use as a temporary emergency shelter.

“We have been in contact with our community partners this afternoon and we believe that, based on the number of beds available at those shelters along with the predicted treacherous weather, it is in everyone’s best interest to open the additional shelter,” said Mayor McMillan. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville High Wildcats and Kenwood Knights move on in District Tournament Semifinals

 

Kenwood High SchoolClarksville High School WildcatsClarksville, TN – The top four seeds in the District 10-AAA boys basketball tournament played each other in the semifinals at Kenwood High School Saturday.

Last season’s tournament champion advanced while this season’s top seeded regular season champion came up short.

The Clarksville High Wildcats and the Kenwood Knights advanced to play in the district tournament championship.

Clarksville High Boy's Basketball beats Northwest 55-39.

Clarksville High Boy’s Basketball beats Northwest 55-39.

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Rossview Lady Hawks and Henry County Lady Patriots advance to District Tournament Championship

 

Rossview High School HawksClarksville, TN – The District 10-AAA girls basketball tournament continued Saturday at Kenwood High School. Four teams competed with the winners advancing to the Championship game and the losers going to the consolation game.

The Rossview Lady Hawks and the Henry County Lady Patriots secured wins and will face each other in the tournament championship game.

Rossview Girl's Basketball gets 51-35 win over West Creek to advance to Tournament Championship.

Rossview Girl’s Basketball gets 51-35 win over West Creek to advance to Tournament Championship.

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Clarksville Weekly Market Snapshot from Frazier Allen for the week of February 15th, 2015

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – As expected, U.S. financial market participants kept a close eye on developments in Europe. A fragile ceasefire agreement was reached in Ukraine (but we’ve seen that before). Negotiations to reduce austerity in Greece and restructure the country’s debt broke down without making much progress, but the two sides agreed to try again next week.

Retails sales were softer than expected in January and consumer sentiment fell unexpectedly in the mid-February assessment, leading to some concerns about the strength of consumer spending, but also fueling expectations that the Fed will delay its initial increase in short-term interest rates. Unadjusted core retail sales fell 24.9%, the same decline as in January 2014.

Frazier Allen

Frazier Allen

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