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AAA Applauds Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam for Addressing Transportation Funding

 

Tennessee Improve Act a Good Starting Point for Sustainable Transportation Funding

AAAKnoxville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced Wednesday a comprehensive transportation funding plan that also includes a tax cut on food and manufacturing.

The proposal is called the IMPROVE Act, “Improving Manufacturing, Public Roads and Opportunities for a Vibrant Economy.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced a comprehensive and strategic plan to cut taxes on food and manufacturing while updating how the state provides Tennesseans the safe and reliable transportation network needed to support future job growth on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced a comprehensive and strategic plan to cut taxes on food and manufacturing while updating how the state provides Tennesseans the safe and reliable transportation network needed to support future job growth on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017.

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American Red Cross critically needs Donors after Winter Weather adds to Severe Blood Shortage

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.

Since December 1st, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel due to inclement winter weather, resulting in more than 10,500 blood and platelet donations going uncollected.

The 5th Special Forces Group donates blood in support of the local Red Cross. (Staff Sgt. Barbara Ospina)

The 5th Special Forces Group donates blood in support of the local Red Cross. (Staff Sgt. Barbara Ospina)

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Austin Peay State University alum to perform with “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band at presidential inauguration ceremony

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University alumnus, Gunnery Sgt. Samuel Barlow will perform in the 58th Inauguration of the President of the United States on January 20th as a member of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band.

APSU Alum Gunnery Sgt. Samuel Barlow

APSU Alum Gunnery Sgt. Samuel Barlow

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NFL, American Heart Association, Discovery Education to host Virtual Field Trip Live from Super Bowl LI

 

Free Virtual Class to be Live-Streamed in Classrooms Nationwide

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – The NFL and American Heart Association, together with Discovery Education, will host the first-ever AHA-NFL PLAY 60 Challenge Virtual Field Trip (VFT) live from Houston on Tuesday, January 31st at 12:00pm CT during the NFL Experience Driven by Genesis.

The free virtual class will be live-streamed in classrooms across the country, reaching thousands of students. Houston Texans players Whitney Mercilus and Christian Covington and the American Heart Association’s Mercedes Carnethon, Ph.D. will teach students the science behind cardio and strength exercises that NFL players use to stay fit and active.

Whitney Mercilus from the Houston Texans and AHA volunteer Mercedes Carnethon, Ph.D. will teach students the science behind cardio and strength exercises that NFL players use to stay fit and active during the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge Virtual Field Trip. (American Heart Association)

Whitney Mercilus from the Houston Texans and AHA volunteer Mercedes Carnethon, Ph.D. will teach students the science behind cardio and strength exercises that NFL players use to stay fit and active during the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge Virtual Field Trip. (American Heart Association)

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Clarksville Police respond to Vehicle Crash on Woodale Drive

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – A single vehicle crash with a utility pole completely shut down traffic on Woodale Drive between Shalimar Drive and North Magnolia Drive until about Noon because of downed power lines.

The E911 Center dispatched the crash at 10:05am and logged the first officer on the scene at 10:09am. A silver Ford F150 pickup truck had left the roadway and knocked down a utility pole, coming to rest at an angle on an embankment with the driver trapped inside the vehicle.

Silver Ford F150 truck crashed into a utility pole on Woodale Drive this morning.

Silver Ford F150 truck crashed into a utility pole on Woodale Drive this morning.

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Tennessee National Guard to support 58th Presidential Inauguration

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – More than three hundred and thirty Soldiers and Airmen from the Tennessee Army and Air National Guard will support the 58th Presidential Inauguration this week in Washington, D.C.
 
The 194th Engineer Brigade (Army), headquartered in Jackson, has 304 Soldiers providing command and control for Military Police Soldiers performing stationary security at different locations.  A logistics team of supply and maintenance personnel are providing support for the MPs and a Religious Support Team.

Tennessee National Guard soldiers head to Washington D.C. to support the 58th Presidential Inauguration. (Tennessee National Guard)

Tennessee National Guard soldiers head to Washington D.C. to support the 58th Presidential Inauguration. (Tennessee National Guard)

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Tennessee Department of Health says recent Mumps Outbreaks cause for concern

 

Mumps Immunizations Needed to Protect Adults and Children

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Mumps, the illness many associate with childhood, can infect people of all ages and has been on the rise as some neglect to immunize themselves or their children.

The Tennessee Department of Health is concerned about increases in mumps cases, including an ongoing outbreak in neighboring Arkansas which so far involves more than 2,400 suspected or confirmed cases of the illness.

The best way to protect against mumps is to get the measles-mumps-rubella shot (called the MMR shot). Doctors recommend that all children get the MMR shot. (CDC)

The best way to protect against mumps is to get the measles-mumps-rubella shot (called the MMR shot). Doctors recommend that all children get the MMR shot. (CDC)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Unveils Comprehensive Tax Cut, Transportation Proposal

 

IMPROVE Act is the first piece of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s NextTennessee legislative agenda.

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Joined by mayors from across the state and leaders in the manufacturing and trucking industries, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced a comprehensive and strategic plan to cut taxes on food and manufacturing while updating how the state provides Tennesseans the safe and reliable transportation network needed to support future job growth.

The IMPROVE Act, “Improving Manufacturing, Public Roads and Opportunities for a Vibrant Economy,” is the first piece of Haslam’s NextTennessee legislative plan, policy proposals aimed at building and sustaining economic growth and the state’s competitiveness for the next generation of Tennesseans.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Marijuana Dealer Reports Robbery to Clarksville Police

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – A man who told Clarksville Police he is selling drugs to support his girlfriend and unborn child called the E911 Center to report being robbed of 200 dollars’ worth of marijuana Wednesday morning.

District Two patrol officers were dispatched to the Beech Street area at 11:49am Wednesday to investigate the reported robbery. Devante Jackson, a 23-year-old Clarksville resident, explained to officers that he had agreed to meet a man on Beech Street to sell him one ounce of marijuana, but the transaction did not go as planned.

Clarksville Police investigates Robbery of Marijuana Dealer

Clarksville Police investigates Robbery of Marijuana Dealer

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AAA reports Gas Prices begin to fall

 

AAATampa, FL – There is downward pressure at the gas pump, but not to the point that many motorists will notice. Gas prices are declining by fractions of a penny per day. However, that does add up over time. During the past week, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded declined 2 cents in Florida and Georgia, and 1-cent in Tennessee.

“Gas prices are beginning to follow that downward trend we are used to seeing in January, as gasoline demand typically hits its lowest point of the year,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.

Gas Prices have begun a slight decline over the last few days.

Gas Prices have begun a slight decline over the last few days.

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