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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says Tennesseans Lost Nearly $1M to Gift Card Scams in 2018

 

Tennessee Consumer Affairs

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – For scammers, the season of holiday giving is the season of taking, and Tennesseans’ hard-earned money again tops scammers’ wish lists. Unfortunately, Tennessee consumers are falling for scammers’ ploys when it comes to gift card swindles in increasing numbers.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s Consumer Sentinel Network reports Tennesseans lost nearly $1 million – over $943,000 – through prepaid gift card scams in 2018, which is a 44 % increase compared to 2017 when scammers stole $653,709 from consumers.

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Clarksville Gas and Water reports Dunbar Cave Road Area Water Outage

 

Clarksville Gas and Water Department 

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Gas and Water Department has turned off water service on Dunbar Cave Road from Wingate Drive to Idaho Springs Road including all residents in the Wingate, Wingate West and Dunbar Dell subdivisions for water main leak repair.

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Miller Town Apartments Renovation adds Affordable Housing in Clarksville

 

City of Clarksville 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Miller Town Apartments celebrated a grand reopening Wednesday after renovating all 96 apartment homes, thanks in part to funding assistance from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA).

The apartments are on Jack Miller Boulevard near Fort Campbell and feature two and three-bedroom apartment homes with modern kitchens, an outdoor pool, a playground and a community room.

Tennessee Housing Development Agency celebrates grand reopening of Miller Town Apartments.

Tennessee Housing Development Agency celebrates grand reopening of Miller Town Apartments.

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101st Airborne Division Big 5 Rock band pays tribute to Gold Star Families

 

Written by Sgt. Patrick Kirby
40th Public Affairs Detachment, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Select members of the 101st Airborne Division Band known as the Big 5 headed to Nashville Friday for a recording session at Columbia Studio A.

Columbia Studio A is part of Belmont University and the recording session provided a mutual training opportunity during which musicians of the 101st and Belmont graduate students could collaborate on a project.

The project: Record “Light of a Gold Star,” a song written by Air Force Lt. Col. John Stea, a Kentucky Air National Guard flight surgeon. Stea wrote the song as a tribute to Gold Star Families.

Spc. Michael Davis, pianist, 101st Airborne Division Air Assault Band plays the piano while recording ‘Light of the Gold Star’ at Columbia Studio A in Nashville on October 26. (US Army photo by Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th PAD)

Spc. Michael Davis, pianist, 101st Airborne Division Air Assault Band plays the piano while recording ‘Light of the Gold Star’ at Columbia Studio A in Nashville on October 26. (US Army photo by Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th PAD)

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APSU agricultural sciences graduate Khadejah Scott realizing dream at Epcot

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) graduate Khadejah Scott’s Epcot story involves wasps.

“They don’t sting, and they’re really small,” Scott said, “similar to the size of an ant when they’re at their biggest.”

But these wasps could deliver a big economic impact.

APSU graduate Khadejah Scott is working at Epcot's greenhouses.

APSU graduate Khadejah Scott is working at Epcot’s greenhouses.

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Clarksville Police arrest Bobby Webb for Fraudulent Credit Card use

 

Clarksville Police Department

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police have charged a man that has been using two different victims’ debit/credit cards at several locations around Clarksville.

One victim had their purse stolen, with multiple debit/credit cards inside, from an unlocked vehicle, on December 6th around 10:30am.

The other victim had lost or had their wallet stolen on December 5th.

Bobby Daniel Webb

Bobby Daniel Webb

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Dodging the Roadkill: Layered Up To Throttle Up

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – Obviously old man winter has reared his ugly head in many parts of the country, so the days I get to ride are far and few between. 

Today was one of those days.

I haven’t had “black beauty” out for a good run in over a week.  On that day, the temps were in the low to mid fifties, but I was still trying to shake a bad cold and just didn’t feel it.  

This week, we’ve had rain, ice and some snow flurries, so the best I could do was fire up the “beast” and take it for a quick spin around the neighborhood.  Not much, but it felt good.

Hank biking in the Winter.

Hank biking in the Winter.

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Tennessee Titans travel to New York Giants, Sunday

 

Tennessee Titans (7-6) vs. New York Giants (5-8)

Sunday, December 16th, 2018 • 1:00pm EST/Noon CST
Rutherford, NJ | MetLife Stadium | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (7-6) play their final road game of the regular season this week, traveling to face the New York Giants (5-8). Kickoff at MetLife Stadium (capacity 82,500) is scheduled for Sunday, December 16th at 1:00pm EST/noon CST.

This is only the 12th all-time meeting between the Titans and Giants. The Giants lead the series 6-5, including a win in the most recent battle at Nissan Stadium in 2014.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) rushes against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Tennessee won 30-90. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) rushes against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Tennessee won 30-90. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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101st Airborne Division Leaders attend Subterranean Training

 

Written by Sgt. Patrick Kirby  
40th Public Affairs Detachment, 101st Airborne Division 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Leaders from across the 101st Airborne Division attended a Subterranean Training course hosted by the Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence throughout the month of July on Fort Campbell.

The Chief of Staff of the Army has directed that the Army take a look at dense urban environments and dense urban terrain specifically, as it builds readiness to respond to contingency operations in any location around the world.

The MCoE teams explained how they analyze all aspects of this environment within megacities, to include subterranean systems. The subterranean operational environment, which dates as far back as the American Civil War, continues to be one that is complex and can create significant challenges for today’s Soldier.

Soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) launch a surveillance robot into a unknown section of the subterranean training area to check what is behind doors and corners July 27 on Fort Campbell, KY. (Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) launch a surveillance robot into a unknown section of the subterranean training area to check what is behind doors and corners July 27 on Fort Campbell, KY. (Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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NASA OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft finds water on Asteroid Bennu

 

NASA Headquarters 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Recently analyzed data from NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has revealed water locked inside the clays that make up its scientific target, the asteroid Bennu.

During the mission’s approach phase, between mid-August and early December, the spacecraft traveled 1.4 million miles (2.2 million km) on its journey from Earth to arrive at a location 12 miles (19 km) from Bennu on December 3rd, 2018.

This mosaic image of asteroid Bennu is composed of 12 PolyCam images collected on Dec. 2 by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from a range of 15 miles (24 km). (NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona)

This mosaic image of asteroid Bennu is composed of 12 PolyCam images collected on Dec. 2 by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from a range of 15 miles (24 km). (NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona)

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