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Tennessee December Revenues Higher than Expected, Show Increase from Previous Year

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin has announced that revenues for December posted higher than expected and exceeded the monthly revenues from the previous year. 

State revenues for December were $1.4 billion, which is a growth of 11.34 percent and $139.9 million more than December 2016.

Tennessee Department of Finance reports December revenues higher than expected.

Tennessee Department of Finance reports December revenues higher than expected.

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Nashville Zoo Run Run 5K Set for January 27th, 2018

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Race into 2018 with Nashville Zoo’s popular 5K Zoo Run Run scheduled for Saturday, January 27th, 2018. The annual 5K takes participants past habitats throughout the Zoo and along roads and trails not normally accessed by the public.

Families and children are encouraged to bundle up and hit the trail. Strollers with all-terrain tires are recommended.

Nashville Zoo will close to the public at 1:00pm on January 27th to prepare for Zoo Run Run. Registration and check-in begins at 1:30pm, and the race starts at 3:00pm.

Nashville Zoo Run Run 5k set for January 27th, 2018. (Caitlin Harris)

Nashville Zoo Run Run 5k set for January 27th, 2018. (Caitlin Harris)

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#6 Tennessee Lady Vols fall at home to #3 Mississippi State Bulldogs, 71-52

 

Tennessee Athletics

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN Mercedes Russell recorded 16 points on 7-for-9 shooting, but No. 6/7 Tennessee was unable to overcome a 13-point halftime deficit in a 71-52 loss to No. 3/3 Mississippi State on Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena.
 
Jaime Nared added 12 points for the Lady Vols (16-3, 4-2 SEC), who now have dropped three of their last four. Victoria Vivians led the Bulldogs (20-0, 6-0 SEC) with 24 points and nine rebounds, while Teaira McCowan recorded 12 points and 18 boards.
 
After Anastasia Hayes made it a seven-point game with a free throw early in the fourth quarter, MSU was able to shut down UT offensively, allowing no field goals over the final eight minutes while closing the game on a 14-2 run.

Tennessee Women's Basketball senior Mercedes Russell scores 16 points and 4 rebounds in loss to #3 Mississippi State Sunday afternoon. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball senior Mercedes Russell scores 16 points and 4 rebounds in loss to #3 Mississippi State Sunday afternoon. (Tennessee Athletics)

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Bad Weather closes Tennessee Government Offices in West and Middle Tennessee

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – Last Friday, the threat of bad weather caused Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to close state offices in Middle and West Tennessee.  Some agencies that have “mission critical employees” who have life, health and/or safety responsibilities still reported to work during the closures. 

All state employees and citizens were urged to exercise caution when traveling under bad weather conditions.

House Finance, Way and Means Committee Receives Update on TN Broadband Accessibility Act (TBAA)

Amanda Martin, Special Products Director, briefed members on the House Finance, Ways, and Means Committee on the progress of the Department of Economic and Community Development has made in implementing the TN Broadband Accessibility Act, passed by the General Assembly last year. 

Tennessee State Capitol. (Kevin Brooks, Tennessee State Representative)

Tennessee State Capitol. (Kevin Brooks, Tennessee State Representative)

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New 2018 Tennessee State Maps Now Available

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The official 2018 Tennessee Transportation Map is now available for travelers.

There have been some improvements and additions to the 2018 state map in order to increase its accuracy and usability.

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Harry Potter Book Night at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library set for February 1st

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public LibraryClarksville, TN – On February 1st, 2018 the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library will hold Harry Potter Book Night. All ages are invited!

Join the library for a magical Harry Potter Book Night. The theme this year is Fantastic Beasts!

This fun-filled night will feature various crafts, trivia, and bingo games. Don’t be absent from class either!

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library to host Harry Potter Book Night February 1st.

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The New Gallery at APSU presents “John Douglas Powers: The Four Winds”

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The New Gallery, with support from the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the APSU Department of Art + Design, is continuing its exciting 2017-18 season with its newest exhibition, “John Douglas Powers: The Four Winds.”

Powers, who made a name for himself with large-scale, intricate and finely crafted kinetic sculptures, is coming to The New Gallery fresh off of a year-long Guggenheim Fellowship.

John Douglas Powers - The Four Winds

John Douglas Powers – The Four Winds

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Midsouth Softball Association registration for 2018 Spring Season going on now

 

USA SoftballClarksville, TN – The Midsouth Softball Association is now accepting online registration for the 2018 Spring season. Registration is $70.00 for 1 child and $60.00 for siblings.

Online registration will run from January 15th – February 15th. Games are played at Swan Lake Sports Complex.

There are no boundaries! Any girl from anywhere can play!

Register online at www.midsouthsa.com

Midsouth Softball Association 2018 Spring Softball season registration going on now through February 15th.

Midsouth Softball Association 2018 Spring Softball season registration going on now through February 15th.

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Nashville Predators Defeat Florida Panthers 4-3 for Fifth in a Row

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators won their fifth game in a row Saturday night, with a 4-3 victory over the visiting Florida Panthers at Bridgestone Arena.  

Nashville’s Kevin Fiala scored two goals to pace the Predators to the win. Nick Bonino scored and had two assists, along with P.K.Subban to finish the Panthers for the night.

Florida was playing the second game of a back-to-back series, after a win over the red hot Las Vegas Golden Knights last night, 4-3.

Fiala got the Predators started just 36 seconds into the contest when he scored on a shot from the slot giving Nashville an early 1-0 lead.

Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (22) celebrates after a goal during the second period against the Florida Panthers at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (22) celebrates after a goal during the second period against the Florida Panthers at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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NASA reports Super Blue Blood Moon to be visible January 31st

 

NASA Headquarters

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – If you live in the western part of North America, Alaska, and the Hawaiian islands, you might set your alarm early the morning of Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 for a lunar trifecta: a pre-dawn “super blue blood moon.”

“For the (continental) U.S., the viewing will be best in the West,” said Gordon Johnston, program executive and lunar blogger at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “Set your alarm early and go out and take a look.”

Super Moon coming January 31st, 2018. (NASA)

Super Moon coming January 31st, 2018. (NASA)

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