Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Transit System’s “Spooky Special” is back. All CTS rides are free on the specially painted bus on Thursday and Friday, October 30th and 31st, 2014.
“We have so many loyal customers and we want to show them our appreciation,” said Arthur Bing of the Clarksville Transit System. “The ‘Spooky Tour’ has been very popular in the past and we are glad to bring it back this year. We also appreciate the students at Clarksville Academy who provided the design work.” «Read the rest of this article»
American Heart Association and Macy’s offering sixteen scholarships for minority women through the Go Red™ Multicultural Scholarship Fund
Nashville, TN – For the fourth consecutive year, Macy’s and the American Heart Association are offering sixteen $2,500 tuition-focused scholarships through the Go Red™ Multicultural Scholarship Fund, for minority women pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in healthcare fields.
The deadline to apply for 2015 scholarships is December 31st, 2014.
Nashville, TN – For the second consecutive year, four of the five participants recorded harvests in the Tennessee Elk Hunt held October 20th-24th at North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area.
In the Tennessee Youth Elk Hunt, held the weekend of October 25th-26th, the participant had a harvest for the third in as many years since the hunt was established. Robert L. Goodner, a 14-year old from Cleveland was the first boy selected for the youth hunt. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Correction is continuing efforts to increase the safety of Tennessee children on Halloween night with the launch of “Operation Blackout.”
Probation and Parole officers will be joined by local law enforcement agencies to ensure sex offenders who are under TDOC supervision adhere to strict guidelines.
“Operation Blackout” will result in an increased presence of law enforcement in the community and random visits to the homes of sex offenders who must adhere to the following guidelines on October 31st, 2014. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Nashville Zoo’s red panda cub Phayara has made her debut. The four month old cub, named by a public vote, can be seen on exhibit in the Zoo’s Bamboo Trail.
“Since her birth on July 3rd, Phayara has been in her den growing into a healthy red panda cub and learning the skills she will need to navigate her exhibit,” said Karen Rice, carnivore supervisor. “After several months of exploring her nest box area, we introduced her to the exhibit and she’s doing exceptionally well; running around, climbing trees and chasing mom around.”
AAA wants you to Be Smart, Be Safe and Be Seen this Halloween
Halloween Night Creates a Scary Combination for both Pedestrians and Motorists
Tampa, FL – Halloween can be one of the most deadly nights of the year for both pedestrians and motorists. With the increased number of pedestrians trick-or-treating and party goers that could be impaired behind the wheel, it makes for a scary combination.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that Halloween is consistently one of the top three days for pedestrian injuries and fatalities.
Washington, D.C. – A few safety tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission can protect children who plan to go trick-or-treating this Halloween.
Treats: Warn children not to eat any treats before an adult has carefully examined them for evidence of tampering.
Flame Resistant Costumes: When purchasing a costume, masks, beards, and wigs, look for the label Flame Resistant. Although this label does not mean these items won’t catch fire, it does indicate the items will resist burning and should extinguish quickly once removed from the ignition source.
To minimize the risk of contact with candles or other sources of ignition, avoid costumes made with flimsy materials and outfits with big, baggy sleeves or billowing skirts. «Read the rest of this article»
Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby issues statement on Controlled Monitoring for Personnel Returning from Operation United Assistance
Washington, D.C. – This morning, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel signed an order that validated a recommendation from the Joint Chiefs of Staff to place all U.S. military service members returning from Ebola response efforts in West Africa into a 21-day controlled monitoring regimen.
This order will apply to all military services that are contributing personnel to the fight against Ebola at its source.
The secretary has also directed that the Joint Chiefs develop, for his review within 15 days, a detailed implementation plan for how this controlled monitoring will be applied across the force that takes into account the size and scope of the logistics required for this effort. «Read the rest of this article»
Saturday, November 1st, 2014
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water will close approximately 350 feet of Fantasy Lane at 6:00am on Saturday, November 1st, 2014, from Old Russellville Pike to Candlewood Court for natural gas line maintenance.
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water has turned off water service on Warren Drive to repair a water service line. Area residents may also experience low water pressure during the work.
Construction crews anticipate the repair to be finished and the water restored by approximately 12:30pm.
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