Clarksville, TN – The past few days have been absolutely nuts. For those of you who haven’t heard, my husband (Kenny York) is spending two weeks as a homeless man in order to give a voice and face to an invisible population: the homeless of Clarksville, TN.
Back in May, when he told me of his plan, I was a little rattled—but not surprised. This is who he is, and I made up my mind before I married him that I wasn’t going to squelch the part of him that’s not happy unless he’s in the middle of the fray.
Clarksville, TN – The retail sales and industrial production reports had similar stories – gains in June were disappointing relative to expectations, but figures for April and May were revised higher. These data (which are subject to revision) are consistent with a sharp rebound in economic activity in 2Q14 (following weather–related weakness in 1Q14), but also suggest some loss of momentum heading towards 3Q14.
The Producer Price Index and import price reports showed no appreciable pipeline pressures for inflation.
Montgomery County, TN – Hundreds came out to support two events today in memory of fallen Deputy David “Bubba” Johnson.
A light mist had begun falling shortly after 8:00am when Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson spoke to the crowd of hundreds of runners waiting to begin the Inaugural Bubba Johnson Memorial 5K Road Race.
“I think Bubba is watching over us today,” Fuson said. “It’s the perfect weather for a run.”
Big inning rallies Obion County past Spring Hill in opening round of 12-year-old Little League State Tournament
Clarksville, TN – Obion County scored six runs in the top of the fifth inning to post a 9-3 come-from-behind victory over Spring Hill, July 19th at Griff Schmittou, in the opening round of the 2014 12-year old Little League State Tournament.
Trailing 3-2 heading into the top of the fifth inning, loading the bases with one out on a single by Isaac Darnall, followed by back-to-back base on balls to Blake Wilson and Connor Whaley.
Clarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.
This weeks highlights include: July is National Parks and Recreation Month, New ‘Fun with Fido’ event and Movies in the Park.
An exercise in homelessness.
Clarksville, TN – Hi all, Vicki here. Last night, Kenny (like most homeless folks) took the opportunity to work a side job and make a few dollars, so he got back to his camp very late—and then he had to get up super-early to get to his bus stop on time.
So he didn’t have a chance to blog about yesterday’s “adventures,” but he’ll catch up tomorrow. In the meantime, here’s something he wrote the other night while at camp:
The face of homelessness has changed over the past few years.
Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts
Nashville, TN – Since January 11th, Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) has helped more than 7,000 families avoid foreclosure through our Keep My Tennessee Home program, funded by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Hardest Hit Fund.
We are proud that our program has enabled Tennessee to be among the most aggressive states in putting these funds to work on behalf of eligible households. I want to let you know that the funds awarded to Tennessee have been almost fully committed.
We are closing the program August 31st but for cases eligible under a separate, related fund provided by the National Mortgage Settlement.
Written by Alan Buis
Pasadena, CA – NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, which launched on July 2nd, will soon be providing about 100,000 high-quality measurements each day of carbon dioxide concentrations from around the globe. Atmospheric scientists are excited about that.
But to understand the processes that control the amount of the greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, they need to know more than just where carbon dioxide is now. They need to know where it has been. It takes more than great data to figure that out.
DHS excels in program integrity and customer service measures
Nashville, TN - The Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS) has been recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for high performance in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
According to the USDA, for the first time in DHS history, it has been recognized as No. 1 in the nation for most improvement in Case and Procedural Error Rate (CAPER), a measurement directly related to improvement in efficiency and customer service.Tennessee’s CAPER rate decreased from 46.28 percent in FY 2012 to 23.51 percent in FY 2013. This rate also falls below the national average of 25.25 percent. «Read the rest of this article»
Karns uses long ball to down Johnson City in 12 year-old Little League State Tournament in Clarksville
Clarksville, TN – Karns blasted nine home runs, July 19th at Griff Schmittou Field, to defeat Johnson City in the opening round of the 2014 12-year old Little League State Tournament 21-0 in four innings.
Karns came out swinging to open the game, as they blasted two home runs in the bottom of the first inning to get out to a 5-0 lead over Johnson City.
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