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2010 Master Gardener Course Accepting Applications


Have you ever thought about becoming a Montgomery County Master Gardener?  Well, now is the time to apply!

Please keep in mind that this is a volunteer based organization that depends greatly on your time and commitment to the program.  «Read the rest of this article»


Clean, Well-Maintained Car Worth More


Bethesda, MD — Keeping your car clean will significantly help preserve its overall value, according to the Car Care Council.

“Keeping your vehicle clean not only protects your valuable investment, it also fosters a sense of pride and accomplishment,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “It’s a task that takes very little money or effort, but delivers huge returns.”

Polishing your vehicle once every six months and washing it once a week prevents the buildup of damaging chemicals and dirt that may harm the vehicle’s finish. In addition to regular care, it is important to watch for any dents, dings, scratches or cracked glass. These problems, when left unattended, can lead to more expensive repairs down the line. «Read the rest of this article»

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2010 1st and 10 Football Skills Camp


June 21st – 23rd for students entering 1st through 8th grades

You are invited to attend the 1st and 10 Football Skills Camp held by coach Rick Christophel and his staff at Austin Peay State University. Our objectives are simple and contain the following:

  • Teach fundamentally sound techniques.
  • Instruct and refine those techniques on the practice field.
  • Provide a fun, competitive environment where campers can display what they have learned.
  • Have fun on and off the practice field! «Read the rest of this article»
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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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