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Half-a-Million Tennesseans Sign Up for October 16th ShakeOut

 

Tennessee Emergency Management AgencyNashville, TN – Tennessee is leading 10 states in participant registrations for the 2014 Central U.S. ShakeOut, an annual event to educate people on how they can protect themselves in a major earthquake.

More than 512,000 Tennesseans have signed up for this year’s ShakeOut, representing 274,000 individuals from daycares and K-12 schools, 141,000 from colleges and universities, and 33,000 from businesses.  In 2013, Tennessee registered 332,509 ShakeOut participants. «Read the rest of this article»

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Nashville Zoo to have Free Admission for Seniors this Saturday, September 22nd

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Nashville’s senior community is invited to a free day at Nashville Zoo courtesy of Cigna-HealthSpring®. Nashville Zoo is partnering with Cigna-HealthSpring for this year’s final biannual Senior Day at the Zoo on Monday, September 22nd.

Adults ages 65 and older will receive free Zoo admission from 9:00am – 4:00pm and a $5.00 voucher that can be used for purchases at the Zoo’s food locations. There will be a $5.00 parking fee per vehicle.

Senior Day at the Nashville Zoo. (Amiee Stubbs)

Senior Day at the Nashville Zoo. (Amiee Stubbs)

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Prove It Clarksville: Day Six: Workin’ Man Blues

 

An exercise in homelessness.

Clarksville, TN – Hi, I missed you!

I’m sorry these two days are late, but I worked a couple of side jobs the last two nights—and on top of sneaking in and out of camp, riding the bus, and standing on my street corners as long as possible, it made for a couple of very long days. In fact, Friday night I got only five hours of sleep, if you can call it that. I’m still not used to this hard ground.

As I’m writing this, I can sense some of you rolling your eyes all the way back into your head (they’re making sounds almost like a slot machine). You’re thinking, “I knew it! I knew he’d sell out!—He’s working, and the homeless are lazy—they don’t work!”

Prove It Clarksville: Kenny York makes a friend.

Prove It Clarksville: Kenny York makes a friend.

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Crye-Leike Ranks #5 In The Nation Based On Properties Sold In 2013

 

Crye-Leike remains 5th largest real estate firm according to REAL Trends, Inc.

Crye-Leike REALTORSNashville, TN – Crye-Leike, REALTORS has been ranked as the nation’s 5th largest residential real estate brokerage according to REAL Trends, Inc.

Crye-Leike once again made the REAL Trends 500 list which is an annual research report that identifies the country’s largest and most successful residential firms as ranked by closed transaction sides and separately by closed sales volume.

Crye-Leike Cofounder and CEO Harold Crye.

Crye-Leike Cofounder and CEO Harold Crye.

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ fugitive Samuel McCurry captured in Arkansas

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – A recent addition to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s ’Top 10 Most Wanted’ list has been captured in Arkansas.

On Wednesday night, U.S. Marshals from the Eastern Arkansas Fugitive Task Force arrested Samuel A. McCurry in Fordyce, Arkansas. Investigators believe McCurry, who lives in Gruetli Laager, TN, traveled to an acquaintance’s home in Fordyce in an attempt to elude authorities.

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USDA says $15M in Targeted Conservation Help Available to Farmers in Impoverished Communities this Year

 

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will target over $885,197 this year in technical and financial conservation assistance for Tennessee farmers, ranchers and forest landowners in persistent poverty rural areas.

StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity is a USDA effort that focuses high-priority assistance in rural communities in 20 states with a special emphasis on historically underserved farmers, ranchers and communities in counties with persistent poverty. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Titans make changes to Roster

 

Tennessee Titans

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Five players have agreed to terms with the Tennessee Titans:  Wide Receiver Julian Horton, Running Back Waymon James, Offensive Lineman Viondy Merisma, Cornerback Winston Wright and Outside Linebacker David Gilbert.

All five participated in the rookie mini-camp over the past weekend and undrafted college free agents. «Read the rest of this article»

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Red Cross Helps Arkansas Tornado Survivors With Shelter, Food and Relief Supplies

 

As severe weather threat continues, people should prepare and use free app alerts

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross is helping people in Arkansas and several other states affected by Sunday’s devastating tornadoes.

More than 200 people spent Sunday night in shelters in Arkansas that were opened or supported by Red Cross workers. The Red Cross is also providing health and mental health services and Red Cross emergency vehicles will be distributing food throughout the affected areas. «Read the rest of this article»

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Severe Weather, heavy rains expected for Clarksville Montgomery County over the next few days

 

National Weather ServiceClarksville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that multiple periods of server weather possible and heavy rains expected over the next few days.

An intense and slow moving storm system will bring the potential for severe weather to the mid state three days in a row, starting this afternoon.

A warm front was producing strong to severe thunderstorms from Arkansas into Mississippi this morning. This front will move quickly across Middle Tennessee this afternoon bringing a good chance for thunderstorms. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Men’s Golf in seventh at Memphis Intercollegiate

 

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUMemphis, TN – Austin Peay State University has a lot of ground to make up heading into Tuesday’s final round of the Memphis Intercollegiate, being played at the Colonial Country Club South Course.

Austin Peay Governors Golf. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors Golf. (APSU Sports Information)

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