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Tennessee Highway Patrol announces 2014 Trooper and Dispatcher of the Year; District of the Year

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott presented Trooper Michael Sullivan and Dispatcher Andrew Lawson with the 2014 Trooper and Dispatcher of the Year award, respectively, at a special ceremony held Wednesday evening in Murfreesboro. Also, the THP Fall Branch District was awarded the 2014 District of the Year.

The University of Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones served as the keynote speaker. Coach Jones is the son of a long-time police chief and nephew to a Michigan State Police Commander.

(L to R) Trooper Michael Sullivan is the 2014 Trooper of the Year and Andrew Lawson is 2014 Dispatcher of the Year.

(L to R) Trooper Michael Sullivan is the 2014 Trooper of the Year and Andrew Lawson is 2014 Dispatcher of the Year.

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AAA gives 5 Tips for Cleaning your Car after the Thaw

 

AAAKnoxville, TN - Your shiny car is probably three dirty shades of grey after driving through the snow, slush and salt during the last two weeks.  In fact, your car could be corroding in some secret places, and reversing the effects may not be as easy as a simple car wash.

“In addition to the build-up on the body of the vehicle, damage can occur to the undercarriage as well,” said Jack Wilson, field business manager, Tennessee Approved Auto Repair. “Proper cleaning can help combat corrosion to vital parts such as brake lines and fuel tanks, and time could be a factor.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police Department releases Alcoholic Beverage Commission Operation results from February 26th, 2015

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Thursday, February 26th, 2015 Agents of the Tennessee Alcohol Beverage Control in conjunction with Alcohol Beverage Control Agents of the Clarksville Police Department’s Special Operations Unit conducted operations targeting the sale of alcohol to underage persons.

24 businesses were checked for compliance with 19 businesses being found in compliance, and 5 being cited for the sale of alcohol to underage persons. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health warns Raw Milk poses Health Risks for users of all ages

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – In the quest for good health, some may believe “100 percent natural” is always best. That belief, however, doesn’t take into account some life-saving scientific advances which have made many products safer without any significant effect on their nutritional value.

“Pasteurized milk is a prime example of one food that is much safer thanks to a simple heating process that destroys harmful bacteria,” said Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “It has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the ten great public health achievements of the 20th century.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville American Red Cross Seeking Community Volunteers for Variety of Positions

 

Next Volunteer Orientation Class March 3rd

American Red CrossClarksville, TN – Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies.

Whether it’s one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, the vital work is made possible by community volunteers.

American Red Cross worker Bob Tyler. (Robert W. Wallace)

American Red Cross worker Bob Tyler. (Robert W. Wallace)

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Clarksville Police Department continues Counterfeit Money Investigation, Asks Public Assistance

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Detective Dennis Honholt has been busy with the Counterfeit Money Investigation. He has arrested Howard Johnson, who is out on bond at this time. Also, he has active warrants on Laquinton Tillman, Dante Morrison and Tremond Lenor for multiple counts of Criminal Simulation.

Detective Honholt states that, though these men are tied to the majority of these cases, there are possibly more individuals involved that have not been identified yet. He continued to say that he has encountered counterfeit currency in ones, fives, tens, twenties, fifties and hundreds.

Clarksville Police are looking for the suspect in this photo.

Clarksville Police are looking for the suspect in this photo.

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Clarksville Gas and Water reports Red River Street Water Outage

 

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water has turned off water service on Red River Street between Artic Street and Hyman Street for water line maintenance. Area residents may also experience low water pressure during the work.

The work is anticipated to be finished by approximately 11:00am.

The road is open to traffic.

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Austin Peay State University to acquire Jenkins and Wynne Property

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville) has announced that the Tennessee State School Bond Authority has approved short term financing to be used, in part, to acquire over 10 ½ acres for Austin Peay State University.

This acquisition will be funded by Campus Plant Funds and the short-term bond issue.”

“The action of the School Bond Authority is a crucial step in financing this project,” said Rep. Johnson. “The short-term bond should be paid off within five years.”

Austin Peay State University.

Austin Peay State University.

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101st Airborne Division cases colors, heads home to Fort Campbell after successful mission in Liberia

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionMonrovia, Liberia – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) cased its colors in a ceremony February 26th at the Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, marking the end of Operation United Assistance for the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance and the Screaming Eagles.

The ceremony signified the successful completion of a five-month deployment to Liberia in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission to fight the spread of Ebola in western Africa.

The Screaming Eagles led the JFC-UA – the Department of Defense arm of the United State’s effort – was comprised of engineers, medical personnel, logisticians and others, which built Ebola treatment units, trained health care workers to staff the ETUs, and built a logistic infrastructure to supply the ETUs.

A joint color guard present arms, dipping the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) colors, during the playing of the national anthems of Liberia and the U.S. during the 101st’s color casing ceremony held at the Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, Feb. 26, 2015. The final color casing represents the completion of the Joint Forces Command - United Assistance mission in Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance. (Spc. Rashene Mincy, 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera))

A joint color guard present arms, dipping the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) colors, during the playing of the national anthems of Liberia and the U.S. during the 101st’s color casing ceremony held at the Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, Feb. 26, 2015. The final color casing represents the completion of the Joint Forces Command – United Assistance mission in Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance. (Spc. Rashene Mincy, 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera))

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Taxable or Not – IRS tells you what you need to know about Income

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – All income is taxable unless the law excludes it.

Taxable income includes money you earn, like wages and tips. It also includes bartering, an exchange of property or services. The fair market value of property or services received is taxable.

The Internal Revenue Service gives you some basic rules you should know to help you file an accurate tax return.

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