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Montgomery County Health Department Director Joey Smith selected to National Board

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County is pleased to announce the election of Joey Smith, Public Health Director of the Montgomery County Health Department, as a board member of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCO).

Elected by their peers, NACCHO is governed by a 27-member Board of Directors, who serve two-year terms, and is comprised of health officials from around the country. In May of this year, there were 10 open seats and health officials from nearly 3,000 counties across the United States voted for who they wanted to serve.

(L to R) Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Montgomery County Health Director Joey Smith and First Lady Crissy Haslam.

(L to R) Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Montgomery County Health Director Joey Smith and First Lady Crissy Haslam.

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Clarksville Police releases Traffic Flow Information for July 3rd Independence Day Event

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is hoping to help minimize delays and improve safety for all of those attending the July 3rd, 2017 City Independence Day Event at Liberty Park by informing the public about some traffic considerations.

Clarksville Police Officers will be at all major intersections on Riverside Drive and in the vicinity of Liberty Park prior to and after completion of the event to provide traffic control. Pay attention to the officers, follow directions, and be prepared to stop.

2017 City of Clarksville Independence Day Event set for July 3rd, 2017.

2017 City of Clarksville Independence Day Event set for July 3rd, 2017.

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to hold Battalion Change of Command Ceremony

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will host a battalion change of command ceremony on the hospital’s A building front lawn at noon June 30th, 2017.

Lt. Col. Patrick T. Birchfield will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Deidre B. Lockhart, who most recently served in Hawaii as the Chief of Support Operations for the U.S. Army Pacific Surgeon Cell. During that time, she joined the USARPAC Coordination Element in Korea as the Deputy Director and the Republic of Korea Army 2nd Operational Command Lead Liaison.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will host a change of battalion command ceremony June 30th, 2017. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will host a change of battalion command ceremony June 30th, 2017. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

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3rd annual Be More Like Wade Scholarship 5k Run/Walk/Crawl registration going on now

 

Wade Morgan - Be More Like WadeCunningham, TN – The 3nd annual “Be More Like Wade Scholarship” 5K Run/Walk will take place at the Montgomery Central Schools on Saturday, July 29th, 2017 in honor of Wade Morgan. Registration starts at 8:00am and the race is slated for 8:30am.

Tickets can be purchased online at ticketleap. Registration will also take place the day of the race.

All proceeds will be placed in the Scholarship Fund in Wade’s memory. Scholarships will be given to graduating Seniors at Montgomery Central High School who demonstrate similar characteristics of #bemorelikeWade.

3rd annual Be More Like Wade Scholarship 5k Run/Walk/Crawl to take place at Montgomery Central High School on Saturday, July 29th.

3rd annual Be More Like Wade Scholarship 5k Run/Walk/Crawl to take place at Montgomery Central High School on Saturday, July 29th.

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Clarksville Gas and Water reports Madison Street Lane Closed for Sewer Line Maintenance Work

 

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water has closed the outer eastbound lane of Madison Street from Crossland Avenue to 1604 Madison Street for sewer main line maintenance work.

Madison Street will be passable and motorists will be directed to the inside lane to bypass the work zone.

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Clarksville Police to hold “Coffee with a Cop” at Chick-Fil-A, July 15th

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is partnering with Chick-Fil-A to bring together members of the community and officers in an informal environment to learn about each other in a relaxed one-on-one interaction.

Oftentimes, the majority of contact between the public and law enforcement are during emergencies or very emotional situations, which do not provide a good opportunity for relationship building.

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CMCSS names Principals for Minglewood Elementary School, Norman Smith Elementary School

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – A former principal with Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools and a current assistant principal in Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) have been chosen to serve in the principalship at two elementary schools.

New CMCSS principals (L to R) Michelle Brock-Demps and Emily Clark.

New CMCSS principals (L to R) Michelle Brock-Demps and Emily Clark.

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American Heart Association reports African Americans with Healthier Lifestyles had lower risk of High Blood Pressure

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Among African Americans, small health improvements were associated with lower risk of developing high blood pressure, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.

African Americans who had at least two modifiable healthy behaviors at the beginning of the study, compared to those with one or none, researchers found the risk of high blood pressure at follow-up was reduced by 20 percent.

A man checking his blood pressure at an office kiosk. (American Heart Association)

A man checking his blood pressure at an office kiosk. (American Heart Association)

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NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory photo shows merger of Two Galaxies

 

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NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – What would happen if you took two galaxies and mixed them together over millions of years? A new image including data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory reveals the cosmic culinary outcome.

Arp 299 is a system located about 140 million light years from Earth. It contains two galaxies that are merging, creating a partially blended mix of stars from each galaxy in the process.

However, this stellar mix is not the only ingredient. New data from Chandra reveals 25 bright X-ray sources sprinkled throughout the Arp 299 concoction.

NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory image reveals two galaxies that are merging. (NASA)

NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory image reveals two galaxies that are merging. (NASA)

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Nashville Sounds get 5-3 win over Round Rock Express at First Tennessee Park

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds got home runs from Renato Nuñez and Matt McBride, and a solid start from Paul Blackburn in a 5-3 win over the Round Rock Express in front of 7,975 fans Monday night at First Tennessee Park.

The win over the American Southern Division rival snapped a four-game losing streak and kept the Sounds (37-39) in second place.

Nuñez’s homer came in the first inning and was a two-run shot. It was his league-leading 20th long ball of the season and gave Nashville an early 2-0 advantage.

Nashville Sounds start Eight-Game Homestand With a Win over Division Rival. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds start Eight-Game Homestand With a Win over Division Rival. (Nashville Sounds)

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