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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

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, 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 Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts

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Tennessee Promise Legislation for Students in National Guard or Reserves clears House Committee

 

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts chosen by peers to serve as Secretary of the Tennessee Legislative Veterans Caucus

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, 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

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts

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Veterans Hiring Preference Bill Fails in Tennessee House Subcommittee

 

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Day legislation advances

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, 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.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell fights unfair Motorcycle Helmet Tickets

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 74Clarksville, 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.

Tennessee State representative John Tidwell

Tennessee State representative John Tidwell

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Planters Bank Promotes Amanda Vinson and Jessica Shaw

 

Planters BankHopkinsville, 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.

(L to R) Amanda Vinson and Jessica Shaw.

(L to R) Amanda Vinson and Jessica Shaw.

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Johnsonville Big Taste Grill rolls into Nashville’s LP Field for Goodguys 9th Nashville Nationals

 

World’s Largest Rolling Grill Cooks 2,500 Brats Per Hour

Johnsonville Sausage, LLCSheboygan, WI – America’s number-one sausage brand, Johnsonville Sausage, is bringing big taste to Nashville, May 16th – 18th at the Goodguys 9th Nashville Nationals.

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.

World’s Largest Touring Grill to visit Nashville's LP Field during Goodguys 9th Nashville Nationals.

World’s Largest Touring Grill to visit Nashville’s LP Field during Goodguys 9th Nashville Nationals.

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Wrapping up Clarksville’s 2014 Rivers and Spires Festival

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, 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.

Randy Houser performing at the 2014 Rivers and Spires Festival on Saturday

Randy Houser performing at the 2014 Rivers and Spires Festival on Saturday

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Montgomery Central Little League kicked off the 2014 Season Saturday

 

Montgomery Central Little LeagueCunningham, 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.

Montgomery Central Little League Opening Day Ceremony.

Montgomery Central Little League Opening Day Ceremony.

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G’s Pancake House to host Annual Pancake Eating Challenge Charity Fundraiser May 10th

 

G's Pancake HouseClarksville, 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»

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Clarksville Police report Traffic Accident in front of Burger King on Madison Street

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, 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»

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