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Americans plan to continue eat-at-home and frugal shopping habits in post recession

 

Survey finds 79 percent of consumers do not feel like the recession is over

OMAHA, NE,  — While the recession forced millions of Americans into the kitchen and to develop an eat-at-home mindset, a new survey(1) released today by ConAgra Foods (NYSE:CAG) one of North America’s leading food makers, shows that despite the ease on economic conditions, Americans are not soon to let go of their new habits. In fact, while many experts say the recession is over, four-in-five Americans (79 percent) say they do not feel like it is and seven-in-10 (71 percent) say they will continue the savings habits they developed during the economic downturn. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU senior named winner of recent Share a Smile contest

 

An Austin Peay State University senior is the winner of a recent contest designed to motivate college students to practice good oral health.

Amanda Michelle Brown, of Clarksville, won the 2010 APSU Share a Smile contest sponsored by Delta Dental of Tennessee. The contest was open to members of APSU’s Greek-letter fraternities and sororities.

Brown is a member of Alpha Delta Pi. She received a $1,000.00 monetary award for college expenses, Delta Dental also will give a donation to a Tennessee-based, oral health charity picked by Brown and her sorority. «Read the rest of this article»

 

IRS offers details on new Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

 

WASHINGTON, DC — The Internal Revenue Service  issued new guidance to make it easier for small businesses to determine whether they are eligible for the new health care tax credit under the Affordable Care Act and how large a credit they will receive.  The guidance makes clear that small businesses receiving state health care tax credits may still qualify for the full federal tax credit. Additionally, the guidance allows small businesses to receive the credit not only for regular health insurance but also for add-on dental and vision coverage.

Notice 2010-44, posted  on IRS.gov, provides detailed guidelines, illustrated by more than a dozen examples, to help small employers determine whether they qualify for the credit and estimate the amount of the credit. The notice also requests public comment on issues that should be addressed in future guidance. «Read the rest of this article»

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Step, dance competition held

 

This past Saturday, May 15th local high school teams and youth groups competed in a step/dance competition in front of a crowd of at least 250 members of our very supportive Clarksville community at the Emmanuel Family Life Center.

The participants kept audience members engaged with stunning dance and step moves. In the end Kenwood High  school JROTC took 1st place, followed by Northeast with 2nd and SMAC (Sisters Making A Change) with 3rd place. For those that missed the action, they can view the performances at www.leaporg.net. «Read the rest of this article»

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Baseball: Govs meet Lipscomb to close out non-conference slate

 

APSU Governors LogoAustin Peay State University’s baseball team will close its current 10-game road trip when it meets Lipscomb in a 6:00 pm, Tuesday contest at Dugan Field that will be the team’s final non-conference tilt in 2010.

Austin Peay (24-25) is 2-8 during its current road trip which stretches back to an April 28th contest at Belmont. The Govs return to action after dropping an Ohio Valley Conference series at Southeast Missouri in which they won the opener but lost the final two games. «Read the rest of this article»

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FEMA Disaster Assistance Tops $100 Million In First Two Weeks

 

ATLANTA, GA – More than $100 million in federal assistance has been approved for the survivors of Tennessee’s record-setting storms and flooding, just two weeks after President Barack Obama declared a federal disaster.

The amount includes $90.7 million in housing aid, such for rental assistance and home repairs, and $9.5 million for other needs such as personal property.

FEMA is one of the agencies participating in the Disaster Recovery Center at Veterans Plaza

FEMA is one of the agencies participating in the Disaster Recovery Center at Veterans Plaza

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SBA Business Recovery & Disaster Recovery Centers now open in Clarksville, TN

 

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced its opening of a Business Recovery Center in Clarksville today to assist business owners impacted by the recent severe storms, flooding, high winds and tornadoes that began on April 30.  The Center is located in the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce, Green Bank and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. SBA’s Customer Service Representatives are available at the Center to answer questions and provide one-on-one assistance with completing the applications.

The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce is located in the Green Bank building in Downtown Clarksville, TN

“Due to the amount of physical and economic losses caused by the disaster in Tennessee, we are encouraging affected business owners to meet individually with SBA representatives and find out how a low-interest disaster loan can help them recover,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center in Atlanta. «Read the rest of this article»

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McAllister’s Crossroads to kick off the 2010 Jammin’ in the Alley Concert Series

 

Jammin' In the AlleyThe City of Clarksville together with U.S. Bank will soon be Jammin’ in Strawberry Alley once more. Join us on Friday, May 21st for to kick off Jammin’ in the Alley’s third year in downtown Clarksville.

This month’s free concert features the McAllister’s Crossroads band. This band is a local favorite in Clarksville, playing a variety of venues around the city. With members coming from all different backgrounds, they enjoy nothing more than rocking out to some classic rock or getting down with a little bit of funk.

McAllister’s Crossroads band

McAllister’s Crossroads band

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Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission urges caution when buying used cars

 

Vehicles with flooding damage could be sold to unsuspecting Consumers

In light of the historic flooding throughout the state, the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission is encouraging consumers to be cautious when buying used cars. Scam artists may use this time to attempt to sell cars with flood damage to unsuspecting consumers.

Flooding can cause damage to the vehicle’s computer and electrical systems, as well as potentially causing brakes and airbag systems to malfunction. The Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission advises consumers to only buy from dealers that hold a Motor Vehicle Dealers License issued by the Commission. To search for a license, visit http://verify.tn.gov/. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police Department’s still taking applications for 2nd Annual Youth Olympics

 

CPD LogoCPD’s 2nd Annual Youth Olympics Opening Ceremony will be June 5 at Northeast High School at 11:00 am.  The Olympics’ events will take place June 7th-18th. It is open to all youth and young adults ages 11 – 17. The events will be: Cooking, Judo, Flag Football, Volleyball, Fishing, Bowling, Trivia, Archery, Basketball, Swimming, and Track.

CPD is still taking participant applications for events. Contact Officer Tony Marshall @ 320 – 2793 or Mr. Willie Grimes @ 217- 9738.

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