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American Red Cross looks to prevent Summer Blood Shortage, Donate today

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The _meric_n Red Cr_ss needs _l_ _d d_n_rs to bring back the missing A’s, B’s and O’s. A few missing letters may not seem like a big deal in a sentence, but for patients who need A, B, O and AB blood types, these missing letters mean life.

The American Red Cross urges donors of all blood types to give now to help prevent delays in medical care this summer.

A blood shortage postponed open-heart surgery for Jacqueline Rogers when she was 8 years old. Luckily, donors came forward and she was able to have surgery. (American Red Cross)

A blood shortage postponed open-heart surgery for Jacqueline Rogers when she was 8 years old. Luckily, donors came forward and she was able to have surgery. (American Red Cross)

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Clarksville Street Department currently offering free pickup of yard debris

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Street Department will be offering free pickup of yard debris and tree limbs following all the severe storms this weekend as a service to City of Clarksville residents.

The temporary service period will begin June 24th, 2019 and continue through July 31st, 2019.

Material must be stacked or placed in paper bags near street

Material must be stacked or placed in paper bags near street

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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts announces David Smith as Interim Director at Building & Codes

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Municipal Properties project manager David Smith has been selected as Interim Director at the Clarksville Building and Codes Department, Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts announced Monday, June 24th, 2019.

In April, Mike Baker, Building and Codes Director since 2012, announced he will retire from the post June 30th after 20 years with the department.

Clarksville Building and Codes Department interim Director David Smith

Clarksville Building and Codes Department interim Director David Smith

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Clarksville Gas and Water announces Section of Fort Campbell Boulevard Water Outage, Lane Closure Planned

 

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Gas and Water Department has announced a planned water outage for Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 at 10:00pm on a section of Fort Campbell Boulevard from Hadley Drive to Eva Drive for water valve replacement work.

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Clarksville Police report 16 Vehicle Burglaries, 10 Stolen Vehicles over the Weekend

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is making the public aware of the series of motor vehicle thefts and vehicle burglaries over the weekend, between June 21st and June 24th, 2019. There were 16 vehicle burglaries reported and 10 stolen motor vehicles. Most occurring during the hours of darkness.

Out of the 16 vehicle burglaries, only one showed signs of forced entry.

Clarksville Police Department has provided this Map showing the locations of the Vehicle Burglaries and Vehicle thefts over the weekend.

Clarksville Police Department has provided this Map showing the locations of the Vehicle Burglaries and Vehicle thefts over the weekend.

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Clarksville Police Department reminds Clarksville Residents of Fireworks Regulations, Safety Tips

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – With July 4th, Independence Day, coming up next week, the Clarksville Police Department is reminding everyone about local ordinances, state laws, and fireworks safety.

There is an average of four deaths a year annually due to fireworks, over 9,000 injuries, 20,000 fires caused by fireworks, and approximately 45 percent of injuries incurred were to children under 14 years of age.

City of Clarksville allows Fireworks July 1st-5th from 6:00pm until 10:00pm

City of Clarksville allows Fireworks July 1st-5th from 6:00pm until 10:00pm

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CDE Lightband reports Weekend Storms Cause Power Outages across Clarksville

 

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – CDE Lightband reports that because of several storms that have moved through Clarksville this weekend has caused power outages across the city affecting around 13,000 customers.

The first round that came through Friday evening affected approximately 8,000 customers.

Heavy Storms cause power outages in Clarksville this weekend.

Heavy Storms cause power outages in Clarksville this weekend.

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Clarksville Police arrest Joshua Johnson for Burglary

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Officers were called to the 500 block of Dover Road on Friday, June 21st, 2019 around 11:00pm. The owner saw someone inside of his business through surveillance footage and called the police.

When CPD officers arrived, they saw a man walking away from the business and detained him. They found property taken from inside of the business in his possession. The man was identified as Joshua Johnson, age 35.

Joshua Johnson

Joshua Johnson

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Tennessee Unemployment in May continued to stay at Near Historic Low

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – According to data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD),Tennessee’s statewide seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May 2019 inched up slightly to 3.3 percent after remaining at an all-time historic low for three consecutive months.

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American Heart Association reports Energy Drinks may increase risk of Heart Function Abnormalities, Blood Pressure Changes

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – According to a small study published in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, drinking 32 ounces of an energy drink in a short time span may increase blood pressure and the risk of electrical disturbances in the heart. This can affect heart rhythm.

Three to four hours after drinking 32 ounces of energy drinks, the heart’s electrical activity was abnormal compared to drinking a placebo drink. (American Heart Association)

Three to four hours after drinking 32 ounces of energy drinks, the heart’s electrical activity was abnormal compared to drinking a placebo drink. (American Heart Association)

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