Topic: Bikers who Care
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.
Clarksville, TN – On May 10th, 2014, G’s Pancake House Restaurant, 803 South Riverside Drive, Clarksville TN, 37040, will hold the “The Ultimate Pancake Challenge Throwdown 5″ Starting at 12:00noon.
Contestants will attempt to eat 2 monster size 16 inch pancakes in 30 minutes and the first to finish will win $500.00 in cash and prizes including a big screen HDTV. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – On Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 6:51pm, Clarksville Police officers were dispatched to a wreck with injuries involving a small station wagon and a motorcycle in front of Burger King located at 2227 Madison Street.
Michael Vicars, date of birth May 9th, 1967, of Clarksville, stated that he was leaving the Burger King parking lot and had checked the West bound traffic, on Madison Street, before turning left to head East on Madison Street. Mr. Vicars said, the second he pulled into the roadway, he was struck by the motorcycle on the driver’s side of his vehicle. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Montgomery County Relay for Life held the kickoff for the 2013 Relay for Life yesterday at the Hilldale Baptist Family Life Center Soccer Field. Hundreds of Cancer Survivors along with community members gathered to raise funds to help the American Cancer Society seek a cure for cancer.
Relay for life is the world’s largest grassroots fundraising movement, and truly shows that one person, one idea can make a huge difference.
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