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Teach Tennessee Fellows begin summer training


A chemist, research scientist and physical therapist are among the group of over 25 individuals making a career change this summer to become a teacher through the Tennessee Department of Education’s Teach Tennessee program. Teach Tennessee is a statewide transitional licensure program created by Governor Phil Bredesen that addresses the need for classroom teachers by challenging mid-career professionals, retirees and others to teach.

Phil Bredesen

Twenty-eight “Governor’s Fellows” from 20 Tennessee counties, Alabama and Florida will begin their training this week to earn certification to teach this fall.

“These types of focused, skilled, professional instructors are exactly what we need in the classroom as we move forward with implementation of the STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – initiatives of Race to the Top,” said Governor Phil Bredesen. «Read the rest of this article»


Disaster unemployment assistance filing deadlines near


If the severe storms and flooding between April 30th and May 18th affected your income, you may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

You can apply by calling (877) 813-0950 or (615) 253-0800 (in Nashville). Help is available Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Filing deadlines are:

  • June 7th, 2010 for Benton, Carroll, Cheatham, Crockett, Davidson, Decatur, Dickson, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Haywood, Henderson, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Madison, Maury, McNairy, Montgomery, Obion, Perry, Rutherford, Shelby, Sumner, Tipton and Williamson counties.
  • June 9th, 2010 for Chester, Clay, DeKalb, Hardin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lewis, Macon, Robertson, Smith, Stewart, Trousdale, Wayne and Wilson counties.
  • June 21st, 2010 for Cannon, Giles and Marshall counties. «Read the rest of this article»
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APSU eyes enrollment boom with record numbers in summer school


Austin Peay State University LogoJust like last fall when enrollment topped record numbers, Austin Peay State University again has reason to celebrate – this time, for the summer session.

Summer I enrollment opened June 7th with 2,746 students, an increase of 15.6 percent from the start of Summer I in 2009 when 2,375 started the summer term.

This is the University’s largest summer enrollment ever. The increase is the direct result of efforts to increase summer enrollment. «Read the rest of this article»


Fort Campbell Soldier Killed


The Logo of the 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died June 6th when his patrol came under small arms fire in the Khogyani district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan.

2nd Lt. Michael E. McGahan, 23, of Orlando, FL, was a combat engineer assigned to Company A, 1st Brigade Special Troop Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 1std Brigade Combat Team. He joined the Army in November 2008 and arrived at Fort Campbell in December 2009. «Read the rest of this article»

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City of Clarksville to hold information meeting on East/West Corridor


The Clarksville City Council will host a meeting this week regarding the proposed East/West Corridor.  The proposed road project would connect Fort Campbell’s Gate 1 to Wilma Rudolph Boulevard, stretch across land between Jack Miller Boulevard and the Hampton Plaza shopping center, and run between 101st Airborne Division Parkway and Tiny Town Road.

The City Council, Regional Planning Commission, Street Department and other City representatives will be there to answer questions, address concerns and hear input from home/land owners who could be affected by the proposal.

The meeting will be held Thursday, June 10th, at 6:00pm at the Kleeman Community Center, 166 Cunningham Lane.  This meeting is open to the public.  For additional information, call Christie Hill at (931)-648-6128.

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MCHS held Groundbreaking Ceremony today at Noon


Clarksville Montgomery County School System received six competitive bids for renovations and additions to Montgomery Central High School with Denark Construction, Inc. of Knoxville submitting the low bid of $18,395,000.

Violette Architecture / Interior Design led the project’s multi-disciplinary design team from Master Planning through Construction Document production and Bidding. Architects, Interior, Graphics and Food Service Designers, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineers were challenged to upgrade the unique forty year-old education facility to current safety, accessibility and academic standards without exceeding fixed construction budget limits.

The project’s design increases the school’s total area by over fifty percent through six additions and interior renovations throughout. The largest addition is over 40,000 square feet in area. Located near Highway 48/13, it includes media center and administrative space on the first floor and freshman academy on the second floor.

Architect Rendering of MCHS Design
Architect Rendering of MCHS Design

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Tri-Cities Magic to meet next week


The next meeting of Tri-Cities Magic is Tuesday, June 15th, 2010, at 6:30 p.m.  Tri-Cities Magic is a group of magicians from Clarksville, Ft. Campbell, and Hopkinsville that meets each month on a Tuesday to have dinner, talk magic, share tricks & ideas, and plan shows and events.  The group invites area magicians and anyone interested in magic to join them.

This month’s meeting will be held at the home of Wallace Redd, 511 Paula Drive, Clarksville.

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National Tire Safety Week is June 6th-12th


Hankook Tire America Corp. Offers Consumers Tire Safety Tips

Wayne, NJ — In coordination with National Tire Safety Week, Hankook Tire America Corp. is offering tips and advice to arm consumers with the tire safety knowledge necessary to ensure that their tires are in good working condition for summer travel. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tanner updates Tennesseans on changes in local TV options


WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. John Tanner praised the enactment of a new law to give Tennesseans more options in TV channel lineups. S.3333, the “Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010,” also known as “SHVERA,” was signed into law recently. The law contains amendments that help further two of Congressman John Tanner’s priorities that impact Tennesseans’ channel lineup options.

“This new law gives 8th District families more access to local programming that originates from our state and best serves our communities,” Congressman Tanner said. “We have been fighting hard to make these improvements and will continue working to ensure local programming is available.” «Read the rest of this article»

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One month later: Disaster assistance efforts in Tennessee continue


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced updated information on the continued efforts of federal and state support in the Volunteer State following the severe storms and flooding between April 30th and May 18th.

As of today, 30 days after President Obama made a federal disaster declaration for Tennessee, 1,039 federal and state employees from across the country are working to meet the needs of more than 60,000 disaster survivors who have registered for assistance.

“FEMA is only one part of the team in Tennessee,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Gracia Szczech. “The coordinated efforts between federal, state, local, non-profit, faith-based and private sector organizations have provided a broad network to get the needed information and assistance to individuals and families quickly.” «Read the rest of this article»

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