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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports seven additional Counties quarantined for Emerald ash borer

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect that destroys ash trees, has been expanded to seven additional counties in Middle and East Tennessee. Clay, Fentress, Macon, Morgan, Overton, Pickett, and Rhea counties have been added to the list of areas restricted for the movement of ash trees and ash tree products.

This brings the total number of Tennessee counties under a state and federal EAB quarantine to 34.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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TWRA announces 2014 Waterfowl Blind Permit Drawings to be held August 2nd

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee’s long-standing tradition of hand-drawn duck blind drawings will be held at the regular sites across the state on Saturday, August 2nd.

Registration for the 2014 drawings will be held from 7:00am until 10:00am and the drawings will begin at 10:00am at most locations. For more information, visit the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency website, www.tnwildlife.org «Read the rest of this article»

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Central Civitan Club begins cooking barbecue for tomorrow’s 106th annual Lone Oak Picnic

 

The Civitan ClubCunningham, TN – The 106th annual Lone Oak Picnic begins tomorrow, July 26th, at 10:00am. In preparation for the event, Central Civitan Club members began cooking their pork barbeque Friday night at 6:00pm. In total, they are cooking 4 whole hogs and 30 shoulders. They will also cook around 200 chickens.

“We cook our barbeque the old fashion way on a pit,” stated Charlie Davis. “It’s really the only way to cook good barbeque.” Charlie and his brother Billy Davis will be overseeing the cooking overnight. By 8:00am Saturday morning, the pork barbeque will be done and ready to pull.

Central Civitan Club began cooking four whole hogs Friday night for Saturday's Lone Oak Picnic.

Central Civitan Club began cooking four whole hogs Friday night for Saturday’s Lone Oak Picnic.

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Clarksville Police Department offers reward for New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Incident

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is offering a two hundred and fifty dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the burning of a cross on July 21st, 2014 at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church 1300 Rossview Road.

The lead investigator in the case is Detective Greg Rosencrants and information should be directed to him at 931.648.0656 extension 5382 or by e mail at Gregory.Rosencrants@cityofclarksville.com

If you wish to remain anonymous you can also use Crime Stoppers 931.645.TIPS (8477)

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Clarksville Gas and Water reports West Concord Drive Water Outage

 

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water has turned off water service on a section of West Concord Drive near the Fort Campbell Boulevard intersection to repair a water valve. The work is anticipated to be finished by approximately 12:30pm.

The road will be open to traffic.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Polio vaccinations are still important

 

Necessary for All, Especially for Travelers

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health, in alignment with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is issuing polio vaccination guidance for individuals planning travel to and from 10 countries where wild poliovirus, or WPV, is currently known to be a threat.

Those countries include: Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Iraq, Israel, Somalia and Syria. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Montgomery County area TDOT Maintenance Work starting July 25th, 2014

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reports that on Sunday July 27th, 2014, from 5:00am until 9:00am, there will be a shoulder closure on I-24 at Mile Marker 11.0 in order to perform overhead utility repair. «Read the rest of this article»

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5th Special Forces Group’s 4th Battalion changes command at Fort Campbell

 

5th Special Forces GroupFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, families and friends with the 4th Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), also known as “Legion,” welcomed their new commander July 17th, 2014.

During a ceremony held here at Gabriel Field, Lt. Col. Joseph Lock relinquished command of the 4th Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) to Lt. Col. Michael Harris.

“I characterize this day as bittersweet, because we’re saying goodbye to the Locks, who are a true Legion power family,” said Col. John W. Brennan, commander of the 5th SFG (A). “It is also sweet today, because we welcome Mike [Lt. Col. Harris] and Bren [spouse of Lt. Col. Harris] into the Legion fold for the very first time.”

Col. John W. Brennan (right), commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), receives the 4th Battalion colors from Lt. Col. Joseph Lock, outgoing commander of 4th Bn., 5th SFG(A), during a change of command ceremony held July 17, 2014, here at Gabriel field. (Sgt. Justin A. Moeller/U.S. Army)

Col. John W. Brennan (right), commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), receives the 4th Battalion colors from Lt. Col. Joseph Lock, outgoing commander of 4th Bn., 5th SFG(A), during a change of command ceremony held July 17, 2014, here at Gabriel field. (Sgt. Justin A. Moeller/U.S. Army)

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Clarksville Gas and Water reports Baltimore Drive Water Outage

 

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water will turn off water service at 9:30am on Baltimore Drive from Vista Lane to the dead end to repair water valves. The work is anticipated to be finished by approximately 2:30pm.

The road will be open to traffic.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Parents need to discuss Sexually Transmitted Diseases with their Children

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Sex. It’s a difficult topic for many parents to discuss with their children, but those conversations may save a life or prevent pain and suffering from a sexually transmitted disease.

“There are more than 20 sexually transmitted diseases and while all are preventable, not all are curable,” said Carolyn Wester, MD, MPH, medical director of the TDH HIV/STD Section. “Some are deadly, some can cause permanent damage to the reproductive and nervous systems, and some can cause bouts of pain for the rest of a person’s life. Unfortunately too many children become sexually active at very young ages, so it’s important for parents to provide accurate information earlier than later, and to help their children understand the consequences of their actions.” «Read the rest of this article»

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