Topic: Bikers who Care
Clarksville, TN – Jaquez Willis is on a mission. His determination to earn his high school diploma is so great that he walks seven miles from his home near Northwest High School in Clarksville, Tennessee to the Continuing Education Center on Greenwood Avenue where he is enrolled in Adult Education.
Then he walks seven miles home. Day after day, his goal gets a little closer and the hope in his heart grows a little bigger.
Clarksville, TN – On Saturday, May 9th, Hilltop Supermarket held a Spring Festival event, “Karing for Kenai”. The event was a fundraiser for Kenai Payes Langley who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Kenai is a beautiful 13 year-old-young lady who lives in Clarksville, TN, with her mother and older sister, Hailey. Kenai is battling Stage 3 Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma Cancer. She has 8 tumors in the surrounding areas of her reproductive system.
Carbon Monoxide Awareness Day Bill passes Tennessee House of Representatives, Headed to Governor Bill Haslam
Services to Military Families with Exceptional Family members proposal also advances
Nashville, TN – Legislation to declare September 18th each year as Carbon Monoxide Awareness Day passed by the House of Representatives on Monday, March 30th, and is now headed to the Governor for his signature. Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) was the Senate sponsor.
“Declaring September 18th as Carbon Monoxide Awareness Day, in perpetuity, was the brainchild of Skylar Hughes, a former student of Katy Over, one of the Bikers Who Care who tragically lost their lives on that fateful day,” Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts said.
Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts chosen by peers to serve as Secretary of the Tennessee Legislative Veterans Caucus
Nashville, TN – House Bill 800 (Rep Joe Pitts, D-Clarksville)/Senate Bill 56 (Sen Mark Green, R-Clarksville) would authorize students who are members of the National Guard or a Reserve unit of a branch of the United States military and who are eligible for the Tennessee Promise Scholarship, but cannot enroll in college in the fall term immediately following completion of high school due to certain military commitments, to enroll in the first term beginning after completion of such commitments without losing eligibility for the scholarship.
The bill passed the Education Administration and Planning Full Committee on Tuesday, March 10th and is currently in Finance, Ways and Means.
Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts
Carbon Monoxide Awareness Day legislation advances
Nashville, TN – A bill designed to help veterans and their spouses find employment was defeated in the Consumer and Human Resources subcommittee of the Tennessee House of Representatives this week.
The bill, sponsored by Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville), would have enabled private employers to create written policies giving preference in hiring honorably discharged veterans, their spouses, widows and widowers.
The bill failed by a quick voice vote with no questions or discussion by the committee.
Clarksville, TN – Tennessee State representative John Tidwell has entered into a battle with Tennessee state troopers that unfairly ticketed motorcyclists while incorrectly citing a law that Tidwell authored.
A group of riders complained to Tidwell about a recent incident in which they were pulled over by a state trooper for allegedly not wearing Department of Transportation-approved helmets.
The trooper then made the riders wait on the shoulder of the interstate for 45 minutes, while a friend brought the appropriate helmets from Nashville.
Hopkinsville, KY – Planters Bank announces the promotions of Amanda Vinson to Vice President/Commercial Lending and Jessica Shaw to Commercial Banking Officer.
Vinson joined Planters Bank in January 2005 as a customer service representative and was later promoted to credit analyst, senior credit analyst, and assistant vice president. Vinson graduated from Houston County High School and received a B.B.A with a concentration in Finance from Austin Peay State University in 2002. She is married to Dane.
World’s Largest Rolling Grill Cooks 2,500 Brats Per Hour
Event-goers will have the opportunity to enjoy Johnsonville Brats fresh off the Big Taste Grill, the world’s largest touring grill. Proceeds from brat sales will go to Bikers Who Care, a motorcycle enthusiast non-profit dedicated to supporting children’s charities.
Clarksville, TN – The last day of the 2014 Rivers and Spires Festival continued to be the best in memory. The weather was absolutely flawless, neither too hot nor to cold. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky throughout the entire day.
I rushed down to the Festival at 9:00am to catch the annual WJZM 1400 AM Clarksville in Review broadcast from the Festival. This usually is held at the Bill Roberts thunder road automotive tent on Franklin Street just down from the Roxy Regional Theatre. The program was already well underway when I arrived.
Cunningham, TN – On Saturday, April 12th, 2014, the Montgomery County Little League District 9 held their opening day ceremony at the ball fields behind Montgomery Central Elementary School. The sun was out. It was not too cold or hot. Just a perfect day for the event.
There was several things to do. For the kids, there were inflatables provided by U Jumpin’ Foulks. There was a cake walk and basket auction in the gym.
The Basket Auction bids started at 12:00noon and ended at 3:00pm.
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