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May unemployment rate 10.4 percent


Seasonally adjusted Rate Down 0.1 percentage point from April

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development James Neeley announced Tennessee’s unemployment rate for May was 10.4 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the April rate of 10.5 percent.  The May 2009 rate was 10.7 percent.  The national unemployment rate for May 2010 was 9.7 percent, down 0.2 percentage point from the April rate of 9.9 percent. «Read the rest of this article»

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2010 Political Forums available on Local Networks


Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceThe Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Clarksville recently held political forums for the upcoming August elections. The forums were recorded at Austin Peay State University’s Music and Mass Communication Building. Beginning Monday, June 21st, 2010 they will be televised on local networks and run until election day Thursday, August 5th, 2010.

CDE Lightband and Charter Communications customers will be able to view the political forums on Channels 9 and 99 respectively. Both providers will air the forums at the following times:

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I-24 reduced to Two Lanes in Davidson County this Weekend for Bridge Repair


Nashville, TN — Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close lanes on Interstate 24 East and West in southeast Davidson County this weekend in order to begin repairs to several bridges. I-24 between mile markers 57 and 59 will be reduced to two lanes in each direction beginning Friday, June 18th, 2010 at 8:00pm. The lanes will reopen no later than Monday, June 21st at 6:00am.

During this weekend’s lane closures, workers will remove deteriorated concrete from the bridges that cross over Haywood Lane, Mill Creek, and Bell Road. Once the new concrete is poured, it must harden for approximately 18 hours. The bridge repairs are being completed as part of a $3.2 million dollar interstate resurfacing project that stretches from Haywood Lane to the Rutherford County line. The project is expected to be complete by the end of July. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Downtown Market Saturday June 19th


This marks the 6th week of the Downtown Market, and it’s also Father’s Day weekend! Come and make a Father’s Day card for Dad at the arts and crafts tent.

This week the featured guest will be Summer Fun Horse Camp of Clarksville. Their camps are designed for those young ones that do not get a chance to have hands on experience with horses as well as children that have horses and want to learn more.

The kids get a chance to learn about horses while learning about care and safety. Each day is packed full of outdoor activities that provide interaction with the other campers and with the horses. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Grad Finale set for Summer 2010 graduates


Austin Peay State University LogoStudents scheduled to graduate in August from Austin Peay State University will have an opportunity next month to participate in Grad Finale, an event designed to make sure all preparations have been made for summer commencement.

Grad Finale will be from 11:00am-3:00pm, Thursday, July 1st in the Morgan University Center Ballroom. «Read the rest of this article»


Tax relief for victims of the flood


Important Information regarding Tax Relief that may soon be available to Individuals affected by Flooding

New legislation passed by the General Assembly is expected to provide Tennessee sales tax relief for qualified individuals affected by the recent severe storms and flooding who must replace damaged or destroyed items. Eligible items include major appliances and residential furniture used in the individual’s primary residence with a purchase price of $3,200 or less per item, and building supplies used for restoration of the individual’s primary residence with a purchase price of $500.00 or less per item.

Individuals receiving disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a result of the severe storms and flooding that occurred in Tennessee between May 1st, 2010 and May 8th, 2010, may request a refund of Tennessee sales tax paid on eligible items purchased between May 1st, 2010 and September 30th, 2010. «Read the rest of this article»

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Statement by Apple on iPhone 4 Pre-Orders


Cupertino, CA — Tuesday, Apple and its carrier partners took pre-orders for more than 600,000 of Apple’s new iPhone 4. It was the largest number of pre-orders Apple has ever taken in a single day and was far higher than we anticipated, resulting in many order and approval system malfunctions.

Many customers were turned away or abandoned the process in frustration. We apologize to everyone who encountered difficulties, and hope that they will try again or visit an Apple or carrier store once the iPhone 4 is in stock.

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2010 Clarksville Young Professionals, CYP Kickball Tournament


Clarksville Young Professionals ( CYP ) will be holding a Kickball Tournament June 26th 2010 at the Swan Lake Sports Complex. The tournament will start at 8:00am and should last until 7:00pm. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU, Vol State to sign new dual admissions agreement


Students at Volunteer State Community College who wish to enroll at Austin Peay State University after earning their associate degree will be able to transfer with ease, in large part due to a new dual admissions agreement between the two postsecondary institutions.

Leaders from both APSU and Vol State will sign the dual admissions agreement, known as the Austin Peay Guarantee, during a press conference at 10:00am, Thursday, June 24th in the president’s conference room at Vol State’s campus in Gallatin. The agreement signing is open to the public.

“Over the years, Vol State has sent us great students, and I’m happy to see our two institutions take this new step, which will pave the way for other students in the future,” APSU President Tim Hall said.

Vol State President Dr. Warren Nichols also expressed excitement in the new agreement. «Read the rest of this article»


NAPA Crash for Cash Demolition Derby and Boxing tonight at the North Tennessee State Fair


2002 North Tennessee State Fair Demo Derby - Roland WoodworthClarksville, TN – June 17th, 2010

Come on out and watch the NAPA Crash for Cash Demolition Derby and Boxing tonight at the North Tennessee State Fair.

If you like the sound of metal crashing, and smoke a spewing, you won’t want to miss out on tonight’s main event at the fair. Come on out to the Clarksville Speedway and make some noise for your favorite driver. «Read the rest of this article»

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