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AT&T U-verse TV to deliver NFL Redzone channel to football fans


att_u-verseDallas, TX – AT&T* today announced that the new NFL RedZone channel will be added to the AT&T U-verseSM TV channel lineup. Through an agreement with the NFL Network, AT&T will make the channel available to U-verse TV football fans beginning with the NFL season’s opening Sunday, Sept. 13.


NFL RedZone, a new sports channel produced by NFL Network, gives football fans quick and easy access to the most important moments of NFL Sunday football. Once a team gets inside their opponent’s 20-yard line, U-verse TV customers will be able to experience the anticipation and excitement of each play within the red zone. NFL RedZone keeps fans up-to-date in real time by switching from game to game with live look-ins, highlights and a chance to see every important play.

“AT&T U-verse just got better, again. NFL RedZone is a new and exciting way to stay on top of Sunday football, and we’re proud to kick off the NFL football season by adding this channel to our lineup,” said Dan York, executive vice president of content and programming, AT&T Converged Services. “U-verse TV football fans will truly enjoy tuning to NFL RedZone to watch the touchdowns and the biggest plays as they happen on their big screen TV.” «Read the rest of this article»

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A somber rememberence of September 11th, kicks off the 22nd annual Riverfest


riverfest2009On a glorious September afternoon the 22nd annual Riverfest began. The weather simply could not have been better.

The annual Riverfest Festival recognizes the role  the two rivers passing through the heart of our town have played in the heritage of our city. At its heart the City of Clarksville will always be a river town, our lives affected by their timeless ebb and flow. One of the greatest things about Riverfest is how it draws us together, all walks of life intermingling,  and for a that moment at least we are one people.

The final day of Riverfest will be jammed packed with things to see and do, so come early, and bring the whole family to join in this amazing celebration of our culture and heritage!

Riverfest Friday evening

Riverfest Friday evening

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Kiwanis Club & Marine Corps League donates flags to city


kiwanisclubThe Kiwanis Club of Clarksville, with the help of the Marine Corps League, donated 100 new US Flags to the City in time for Patriots Day and Riverfest. The Street Department has mounted the flags on Riverside Drive, Madison Street, and 101st Parkway.

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Lynn Hunter, Clarksville Mayor Johnny Piper, and Ron Smithfield, Chm. Kiwanis Memories of Service & Sacrifice Committee, at last Tuesday's Kiwanis meeting. (L-R)

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Come show your support for single payer health care in Nashville on Sept 21st


madashelldoctors-logoThe Mad as Hell Doctors kicked off a caravan across America on September 8th, protesting health care profiteers. Their caravan will be arriving in Nashville on Monday, September 21st and will be stopping from 4:30pm – 6:00pm at the headquarters of the Healthcare Corproation of America (HCA) (One Park Plaza off Charlotte Ave by Centennial Park between 25th Ave So & 31st Ave.) . Come out and show your support for single payer health care!

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The event is sponsored by Healthcare-NOW, Physicians for a National Healthcare Program, National Nurses Organizing Committee, Nashville Peace and Justice Center, Nashville Peace Coalition, Green Party of Middle Tennessee, & others. «Read the rest of this article»

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The Woodward Libary Society to present its first fall program


woodwardsocietylogo The Woodward Library Society at Austin Peay State University will have its first fall program at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15 at F&M Bank, located at 50 Franklin St.

The program, will feature Riley Darnell, former Tennessee secretary of state. He will speak briefly on the development of the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL), which was implemented during his term of office. TEL, a program of the Tennessee State Library and Archives, is a virtual library that provides free access to thousands of resources for all Tennesseans.

A live demonstration showing how TEL is able to link users to more than 400,000 electronic resources also will be a part of the program.

For more information about The Woodward Library Society’s fall programs, contact Joe Weber, library director, by telephone at (931) 221-7613 or by e-mail at

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“Homefront,” A novel by former miltiary wife


PrintHomefront is a critically-acclaimed novel hailed as the only one to adequately illustrate the deployment experience. The semi-autobiographical story draws readers inside the surreal anxiety-filled wait, allowing them to experience it themselves on an intimate and personal level.

Books, movies, and TV shows offer valuable insight into experience of the soldier, but until now, there has been nothing to truly help the general population empathize with the others involved in our country’s wars: those who watch the people they love most leave for war and who–from that moment on–try to hold onto the last touch of the hand, the last smile, the last hug. Because it could be the last. From the day the service member touches down in Iraq or Afghanistan (or, earlier – in Vietnam, or Germany), every minute thereafter is spent knowing that could be the minute the beloved soldier dies.

Those who have never experienced a deployment hear people tell their stories on TV, and they think, “I bet it’s hard.” But being told it’s hard doesn’t do the experience justice, doesn’t help people understand.

“The uniformed soldiers just outside the doorway need not say a word — the spouse inside already knows what they are about to say. It is a painful and familiar scene, one played out often in fiction. But what was life like at home, before the fateful knock? … Tsetsi’s details are the things that ring truest about Homefront: a clock Mia sets to Iraqi time; the grit on Jake’s letters, which smell like ‘sweat and mud’,” writes reporter Seth Robbins in a recent issue of the Stars and Stripes newspaper, distributed worldwide to U.S. military, Department of Defense civilians, contractors, and their families.

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I-440 Repairs to close section of Nashville roadway


Partial Closure of Interstate 440 this Weekend for Concrete Repairs

tdot-logo-lgFor motorists planning to go to Nashville this weekend, a word of caution. Road closures will be in effect. TDOT has issued a traffic advisory regarding closure of a section of I-440 for concrete repair and rehabilitation.

According to TDOT’s Communications Office, Tennessee Department of Transportation crews will once again close a short section of Interstate 440 in Nashville this weekend as a major concrete rehabilitation project continues.  This weekend’s closure is part of the I-440 rehabilitation project which will last for several months to come.

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Democratic Party to host Post Labor Day Celebration


co-democraticlogo.jpgThe Montgomery County Democratic Party will host their annual Labor Day Celebration on September 17th at 5pm. This year’s event will be held at the Water Street Events Center on Riverside Drive. This will be a buffet type event, with Montgomery County Candidate Kim McMillan, along with each of the other Democratic Generational Candidates, Ward Cammack, Jim Kyle, Roy Herron and Mike McWherter are to speak. Local Democratic Candidate Greg Rabidoux who continues his bid for the 7th Congressional District will also address those in attendance. The events Key note Speaker will be Representative Mike Turner, «Read the rest of this article»

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Family health is key to preventing infant deaths


September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville – As part of the observance of National Infant Mortality Awareness Month, the Tennessee Department of Health is working to remind Tennesseans of the importance of preconception and prenatal care and is working toward ensuring that every child born in Tennessee reaches his or her first birthday.

“We must do everything we can to improve the health outcomes for this vulnerable population,” said Governor Phil Bredesen. “The Department of Health and Governor’s Office of Children’s Care Coordination are working to increase awareness about how important it is to create healthier families that have healthier babies.”


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“All women of childbearing age, whether planning to become a parent or not, should take steps now to improve their health. Simple changes such as improving physical fitness, making better nutritional choices and stopping tobacco use will contribute to better health,” said Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “Good overall maternal health, combined with proper and early prenatal care, is vital to the growth and development of an infant.”

The theme of Infant Mortality Awareness Month 2009 is “Healthy Families = Healthy Babies.” The goal of this year’s observance is to remind adults to work on personal health before they even consider having a child. «Read the rest of this article»

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Back-to-School Tax Breaks; New $2,500 College Credit Available


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irs_logoWashington — In support of the Administration’s efforts to promote access and affordability of college education, the Internal Revenue Service today launched a new Web section highlighting various tax breaks and 529 plan changes designed to help parents and students pay for college.

The new Tax Breaks for Education section on includes tips for taking advantage of long-standing education deductions and credits. The “one-stop” location for higher education information includes a special section highlighting 529 plans and frequently asked questions. The web section also features two key changes that will be in effect during 2009 and 2010 that were included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), enacted earlier this year.

computerOne change allows families saving for college to use popular 529 plans to pay for a student’s computer-related technology needs. Under the other change, more parents and students will be able to use a federal education credit to pay part of the cost of college using the new American opportunity credit.

“With many families struggling to afford college, we want every eligible taxpayer to know about their options and take advantage of all the tax breaks they can,” IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman said. “529 plans have become a very attractive way to save for college, and our web section is designed to help people get information about these plans. In addition, the new American opportunity credit can help many parents and students pay part of the cost of the first four years of college.”

Here are further details on the expanded 529 plans and the new American opportunity credit. «Read the rest of this article»

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