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Tennessee Highway Patrol launches I-40 Challenge Enforcement Initiative

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Today, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDSOHS) Commissioner David W. Purkey and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott joined multiple law enforcement partners to announce the fifth annual “I-40 Challenge Drive to Zero Fatalities” traffic safety initiative.

The I-40 Challenge will consist of increased patrols from state police/ highway patrol agencies along the I-40 corridor. In Tennessee, I-40 enforcement efforts will increase on the busiest travel days during the Thanksgiving holiday starting on Wednesday, November 22nd, and continuing through Sunday, November 26th.

Increased patrols are planned during Thanksgiving holiday.

Increased patrols are planned during Thanksgiving holiday.

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Two Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers from Fort Campbell honored in Washington

 

Written by Clemens Gaines
20th CBRNE Command

20th CBRNE CommandWashington, D.C. – Two explosive ordnance disposal Soldiers from the 52nd Explosives Ordnance Group, Fort Campbell, KY, were honored November 7th, 2017 at the annual EOD Day on the Hill in Washington, D.C.

Sgt. First Class Joshua Tygret and Sgt. Austin Murphy endured the grueling EOD competition event at Fort A.P. Hill, VA in August and displayed operational excellence to beat out teams from the Air Force, Navy and National Guard, as well as several civilian organizations.

EOD Team of the Year members Sgt. First Class Joshua Tygert (left) and Sgt. Austin Murphy (center) are congratulated by Reps. Susan Davis, Brian Mast and Rick Crawford at the EOD Day on the Hill November 7th. Sponsors from the National Defense Industrial Association (back) added their congratulations. (U.S. Army photo by MAJ. Troy Frey)

EOD Team of the Year members Sgt. First Class Joshua Tygert (left) and Sgt. Austin Murphy (center) are congratulated by Reps. Susan Davis, Brian Mast and Rick Crawford at the EOD Day on the Hill November 7th. Sponsors from the National Defense Industrial Association (back) added their congratulations. (U.S. Army photo by MAJ. Troy Frey)

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AAA reports Pump Prices Continue to Recover Amidst Busy Hurricane Season

 

AAATampa Bay, FL – The average price at the pump has fallen for 15 of the last 20 days, for a total savings of seven cents per gallon.

The national average currently sits at $2.46 per gallon, which is one cent less than one week ago, 12 cents less than one month ago and 24 cents more year-over-year. The national average is down 17 cents per gallon versus the 2017 peak price reached in September ($2.67).

The average price at the pump has fallen for 15 of the last 20 days, for a total savings of seven cents per gallon.

The average price at the pump has fallen for 15 of the last 20 days, for a total savings of seven cents per gallon.

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Tennessee Vols hits the road to face #1 Alabama Crimson Tide

 

Tennessee at #1 Alabama

Saturday, October 21st, 2017 | 2:30pm CT
Tuscaloosa, AL | Bryant–Denny Stadium | TV: CBS

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee heads to Tuscaloosa to face No. 1/1 Alabama on Saturday at Bryant–Denny Stadium. The game will feature a 2:30pm CT kickoff on CBS.

Brad Nessler (play-by-play) and Gary Danielson (analyst) will be in the booth and Allie LaForce will report from the sidelines. Vol Network radio affiliates will have a live audio broadcast with Bob Kesling, Tim Priest and Brent Hubbs. Sirius Channel 138 and XM Channel 190 will also carry a live audio broadcast.

Tennessee (3-3, 0-3 SEC) is coming off a 15-9 home loss to South Carolina on October 14th.

Tennessee Vols and Alabama Crimson Tide will square off for the 100th time on Saturday with 2:30pm CT kickoff on CBS. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Volunteers host South Carolina Gamecocks Saturday

 

Tennessee vs. South Carolina

Saturday, October 14th, 2017 | 11:00am CT
Knoxville, TN | Neyland Stadium | TV: ESPN

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee takes on SEC East foe South Carolina on Saturday at Neyland Stadium. The game will feature a 11:00am CT kickoff on ESPN.

Mark Neely (play-by-play) and Tommy Tuberville (analyst) will be in the booth and Paul Carcaterra will report from the sidelines. Vol Network radio affiliates will have a live audio broadcast with Bob Kesling, Tim Priest and Brent Hubbs. Sirius Channel 137 and XM Channel 190 will also carry a live audio broadcast.

Tennessee Vols renew one of the most thrilling SEC East rivalries over the last five yars when they host the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday at 11:00am CT on ESPN. (UT Athletics Department)

Tennessee Vols renew one of the most thrilling SEC East rivalries over the last five yars when they host the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday at 11:00am CT on ESPN. (UT Athletics Department)

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TWRA reminds Hunters of Importation Restrictions to help keep Tennessee Chronic Wasting Disease Free

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is reminding hunters, who travel beyond the state border, that they must be mindful of import restrictions before they return home. The restrictions are in an effort to keep chronic wasting disease (CWD) out of Tennessee.

The TWRA is concerned about hunters who pursue big game out of state in the cervid family, which includes white-tailed deer, elk, and moose. Currently, 24 states and two Canadian provinces are CWD positive.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants hunters to know the importance of importation restrictions.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants hunters to know the importance of importation restrictions.

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Tennessee Vols Football travels to Florida to take on the Gators

 

#23 Tennessee at #24/25 Florida

Saturday, September 15th, 2017 | 2:30pm CT
Gainesville, FL | Ben Hill Griffin Stadium | TV: CBS

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 23 Tennessee opens SEC play against conference rival No. 24/25 Florida on Saturday with a 2:30pm CT kickoff on CBS at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Brad Nessler (play-by-play) and Gary Danielson (analyst) will be in the booth and Allie LaForce will report from the sidelines. Vol Network radio affiliates will have a live audio broadcast with Bob Kesling, Tim Priest and Brent Hubbs. Sirius Channel 138 and XM Channel 191 will also carry a live audio broadcast.

Hurricane Irma has affected some road conditions in Florida. Fans planning to attend the game in Gainesville should plan ahead and stay up to date with news from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Florida Highway Patrol (FHP).

Vols open SEC play against Florida at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday at 2:30pm, CT on CBS. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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Dodging the Roadkill: Mountains Music and Motorcycles

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyMountain View, AR – On a hot August weekend in the town of Mountain View, Arkansas, an estimated 10,000 motorcycles arrive for a weekend of food, music, fellowship and brotherhood.  It’s time for the annual “Mountains, Music and Motorcycles” festival in the beautiful Ozark Mountains. Watch the video here.

This event was started twelve years ago and is operated and managed by volunteers and sponsored by the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce.  This year the event raised money for “Royal Family KIDS” the nation’s leading network of Camps, Clubs and Mentoring for children of abuse, abandonment and neglect.

Ozarks Mountains/Mountain View Arkansas

Ozarks Mountains/Mountain View Arkansas

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Less than half of stroke patients nationwide are prescribed recommended cholesterol-lowering medication

 

Journal of the American Heart Association Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Nationwide, less than half of stroke patients discharged from the hospital received a prescription for cholesterol-lowering medications called statins, and the likelihood of a prescription varied by patients’ geographic location, sex, age and race, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

For patients with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attacks (“mini-stroke”), the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recommends statin therapy to reduce the risk of recurrent stroke and other cardiovascular events.

Many people leaving the hospital after a stroke are not getting prescriptions for statins, even though research shows the medication can reduce the recurrence of stroke. (American Heart Association)

Many people leaving the hospital after a stroke are not getting prescriptions for statins, even though research shows the medication can reduce the recurrence of stroke. (American Heart Association)

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is July 19th, 2017

 

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Tennova Healthcare. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00 pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Topic – “The Red River Campaign – Politics, Cotton and Failure”

The Red River Campaign

The Red River Campaign

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