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Are you ready for Winter Driving?


Driving a vehicle can be a challenging task in winter weather. Too often drivers underestimate the knowledge and skill that safe driving demands and that the potential for vehicle accidents dramatically increases.

Factors which add hazards to driving in the winter:

Ice, snow, and water on road surfaces reduce traction, increase stopping distance, and may result in an uncontrolled skid.

Rising temperatures often cause roads to become more slippery than they are in cold weather.

Black ice is a thin, invisible layer of frost on roadways or other hard surfaces. It commonly occurs around bridges and overpasses but can occur anywhere, on any surface.

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School Closings for Friday Jan. 08, 2010


Due to the inclement weather, the public schools will be closed today in Montgomery County. All high school games have been canceled are canceled for today/tonight. Teams may practice (attendance is not mandatory) from noon to 4 p.m. today.  Activities and practices will occur on  Saturday.

Second nine-week report cards are planned to be sent out on Tuesday (originally scheduled for today).

Clarksville Academy is closed

There is no delay scheduled for Fort Campbell post or schools Friday (Jan. 8).

Stewart & Houston Counties closed.

Christian, Trigg, and Todd County Schools in Kentucky are closed.

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AT&T offers winter storm tips for middle Tennesseans


NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 5, 2010 —  With freezing temperatures and an expected forecast of snow across Middle Tennessee this week, AT&T* is providing important communications tips for use before, during and after a storm.

“We realize the important role that communications plays in an emergency situation, and that’s why we have invested millions of dollars to toughen our networks and further bolster our disaster recovery capabilities,” said Gregg Morton, AT&T Tennessee president. «Read the rest of this article»

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Roy Herron to report more than $675,000 in Congressional Campaign


Roy Herron

Dresden – Breaking all 8th Congressional District fundraising records, Senator Roy Herron will report more than $675,000 for his campaign, all raised in less than a month. Herron is running for the seat currently held by Congressman John Tanner, who is retiring and not seeking re-election.

“I am delighted to have received contributions from all 19 counties in the 8th District, including from Democrats, Republicans and Independents,” Herron said.

End-of-quarter reports are being prepared by Herron’s campaign for release later this month as required by federal law.

Herron had less than a month before the end of the quarter to put together the $675,000 following Congressman Tanner’s retirement announcement on December 1. «Read the rest of this article»

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IRS proposes tightening requirements for tax return preparers


Higher Standards to Boost Protections and Service for Taxpayers, Increase Confidence in System, Yield Greater Compliance with Tax Laws

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service kicked off the 2010 tax filing season today by issuing the results of a landmark six-month study that proposes new registration, testing and continuing education of tax return preparers. With more than 80 percent of American households using a tax preparer or tax software to help them prepare and file their taxes, higher standards for the tax preparer community will significantly enhance protections and service for taxpayers, increase confidence in the tax system and result in greater compliance with tax laws over the long term.

To bring immediate help to taxpayers this filing season, the IRS also announced a sweeping new effort to reach tax return preparers with enforcement and education. As part of the outreach effort, the IRS is providing tips to taxpayers to ensure they are working with a reputable tax return preparer. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Human Rights Commission to hold community forum to hear local issues


Nashville –  The Tennessee Human Rights Commission (THRC) will host a listening session in Clarksville, Tennessee. The board of commissioners will take this opportunity to hear all relevant concerns of the citizens in the Clarksville/Montgomery County area. This public meeting will start at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at the Hispanic Organization for Progress & Education (H.O.P.E.) offices at 102-A Strawberry Alley in Clarksville. «Read the rest of this article»

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Applicants sought for Citizen Police Academy


CPD LogoThe Clarksville Police Department is taking applications for the next Citizen Police Academy (CPA) class which runs from March 9 – June 1, 2010.  Classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The CPA covers all facets of the Police Department’s activities from administration to tactical operations. Citizens are given an opportunity to not only learn about Police Department functions, but also afforded a chance to participate in activities such as: police vehicle operations, firearms instruction, self-defense techniques, and use of force decision-making exercises. «Read the rest of this article»

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Winter bites Clarksville TN


Winter is biting Clarksville Tennessee hard this week. We have had it relatively easy the past couple of years with minimal snow, and moderate temperatures but all that changed this year. The temperature today in Clarksville did not see above 30 all day and the projected temperature for this evening is in the single digits.

Prolonged cold can bring with it a myriad of issues from heating systems giving up the ghost to pipes bursting. A few things can be done to help reduce the chances that you become one of those ‘left out in the cold’ for lack of a better term: «Read the rest of this article»

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Draughons Junior College to offer bachelor degree programs as Daymar Institute in Tennessee


New Name and Bachelor Programs Launched January 1, 2010

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Nashville – Draughons Junior College has changed it’s name to the Daymar Institute. Draughons, a well‐known and respected junior college in Tennessee offered certificate, diploma and associate degree programs in a variety of disciplines. The name change is in conjunction with a transition to a higher credential‐level which will allow them to also offer Bachelor of Applied Science programs in Business Administration, Business Management, Criminal Justice Administration and Healthcare Administration (program availability varies by campus).

Mark Grabis, president of Draughons Junior College and Daymar College

Mark Grabis, president of Draughons Junior College and Daymar College

“Many of our students have chosen to advance their education and earning potential by earning a bachelor degree,” said Mark Gabis, president of Draughons Junior College and Daymar College, “but until now they would have to transition to another institution to do so. Our students have been asking us to offer bachelor programs right here, with friends they know, faculty and staff they trust, and the academic excellence they can count on. We are very pleased to now be able to accommodate their requests through the launch of these new programs.”

Founded in 1879 as a business college in Nashville, Draughons Junior College has locations in Nashville, Clarksville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, as well as a campus in Bowling Green and learning sites in Clinton and Russellville, Kentucky. In 2000, Draughons joined the Daymar family of colleges, with 13 locations in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana including a fully online campus, and 35 career tracks. Since joining the Daymar family of schools, Draughons has evolved and grown, adding new programs to meet the demands of the market; enhancing student and career services; and opening the Murfreesboro campus in 2003. «Read the rest of this article»


Local NAACP to celebrate Jubilee Day


Celebrating 100 years of Bold Dreams & Civil Right's Victories!

The Clarksville branch of the NAACP will hold its annual Jubilee Day Celebration on January 10, 2010 at Ebenezer A.M.E Church 131 Edmondson Ferry Road Clarksville TN. The program will start at 5:00 p.m.

The special guest speaker will be the Reverend Alexandria Gatson of Ebenezer A.M.E Church.

On January 1st 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation, freeing slaves from bondage. Today’s celebration, called jubilee day, pays tribute to that historical day. «Read the rest of this article»

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