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American Red Cross campaign urges donors to fill the Missing Types by giving blood

 

American Red CrossClarksville, TN – The American Red Cross is trying to raise public awareness for lifesaving blood donations and urge the public to make an appointment to give blood or platelets this summer with the Missing Types campaign.

During the Missing Types campaign, the letters A, B and O – the letters representing the main blood groups – are disappearing from brands, social media pages, signs and websites to illustrate the critical role blood donors play in helping patients.

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National Weather Service issues Flash Flood Warning for Southern Montgomery County

 

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National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service in Nashville has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Southern Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee until 9:30pm, Saturday, February 23rd.

At 6:34pm CT, emergency management reported ongoing water rescues in northern Dickson County. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen with more on the way. Flash flooding is expected to continue.

Some locations that will experience flooding include: Dickson, Ashland City, Waverly, Erin, Coopertown, White Bluff, New Johnsonville, McEwen, Tennessee Ridge, Hurricane Mills, Pleasant View, Charlotte, Vanleer, Slayden, Cheatham Dam and Cunningham.

One half to one inch of rainfall expected across Clarksville-Montgomery county tonight.

One half to one inch of rainfall expected across Clarksville-Montgomery county tonight.

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TBI seeks public’s help identifying Deceased Dickson County Man

 

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI)

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who was found deceased in Dickson County in May 2018.

During the investigation into his death, Agents learned that the man had been living under the fictitious name of “Steve Johnson”, and are hoping someone may know his real name.

The man’s body was found in Charlotte, not far from his Rock Springs Road residence, and investigators believe he had actually died about two years before his body was discovered.

This is a sketch of the Deceased Person the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is trying to identify.

This is a sketch of the Deceased Person the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is trying to identify.

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American Red Cross Urgently needs Blood, Platelet Donations Now

 

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American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors to give now to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season.

Blood and platelet donations often decline during the holidays. Regular donors are busy with holiday activities, and travel and severe winter weather may cause blood drive cancellations.

Come to the American Red Cross to give blood by December 19th, receive a $5.00 Amazon.com Gift Card in thanks. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

Come to the American Red Cross to give blood by December 19th, receive a $5.00 Amazon.com Gift Card in thanks. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

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American Red Cross faces Severe Blood Shortage, issues immediate call for Blood, Platelet Donations

 

American Red Cross

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood and platelet donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. Volunteer blood drive hosts are also critically needed to prevent the shortage from worsening this winter. 

During September and October, the Red Cross collected over 21,000 fewer blood and platelet donations than what hospitals needed.

Sara Hernandez has been giving platelets since she was 18 years old. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

Sara Hernandez has been giving platelets since she was 18 years old. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

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American Red Cross Blood drive to be held in Charlotte to honor of Emily Grace Rodgers

 

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American Red CrossCharlotte, TN – The American Red Cross, Rock Springs Free Will Baptist Church and friends and family are teaming up to host a special blood drive in honor of  Emily Grace Rodgers, a resilient four-year-old battling Thalassemia Major or Cooley’s Anemia, a rare blood disorder.

The community is invited to take part in this opportunity to help save lives Saturday, October 13th, from 9:00am to 2:00pm at Rock Springs Free Will Baptist Church, 1485 Hamble Road in Charlotte, TN.

Charlotte Tennessee community encouraged to give blood.  (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

Charlotte Tennessee community encouraged to give blood. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

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APSU Softball heads to Phyllis Rafter Memorial Tournament to kick off 2017 season

 

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APSU Softball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team will kick-off its 2017 regular season this weekend, as they travel to Kennesaw, GA, to participate in the Phyllis Rafter Memorial Tournament, hosted by Kennesaw State University.

The Governors open up play on Saturday, 10:00am, versus South Carolina State, followed by a 2:00pm contest versus tournament host Kennesaw State.

Austin Peay Softball travels to Kennesaw, GA for Phyllis Rafter Memorial Tournament this weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball travels to Kennesaw, GA for Phyllis Rafter Memorial Tournament this weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Softball open 2017 looking to prove preseason prediction wrong

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – As Austin Peay State University’s softball team opens up its regular season this week, the Governors look to prove the preseason prognosticators wrong and make a run to return to post-season play.

The Govs were picked to finish 11th out of the 12 teams in the 2017 Ohio Valley Conference preseason poll, after recording a 9-38 overall record in 2016 – including a 5-22 mark in conference play.

Austin Peay Softball picked to finish 11th in OVC preseason poll. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball picked to finish 11th in OVC preseason poll. (APSU Sports Information)

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District focuses on preparedness for ‘America’s PrepareAthon’

 

Written by Leon Roberts
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – To participate in “America’s PrepareAthon” the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District spent the first five months of 2016 preparing personnel, projects and facilities for possible future disasters, hazards and threats, and planning ahead for emergencies.

America’s PrepareAthon is a national campaign led by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency with Department of Defense participation and planning efforts.

Ashland City fire rescue personnel get their gear on and prepare to participate in a confined space rescue training exercise at the Cheatham Dam Powerhouse in Charlotte, Tennessee, May 24, 2016. (USACE photo by Josh Lowery)

Ashland City fire rescue personnel get their gear on and prepare to participate in a confined space rescue training exercise at the Cheatham Dam Powerhouse in Charlotte, Tennessee, May 24, 2016. (USACE photo by Josh Lowery)

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Southern Montgomery County under Flash Food Warning until Midnight

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service in Nashville Tennessee has issued a flash flood warning for Eastern Houston County, Cheatham County, Western Hickman County, Humphreys County, Dickson County, Northeastern Perry County, and Southern Montgomery County in Middle Tennessee until midnight CDT.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

Heavy Rain and Flash Floods possible across Southern Montgomery County tonight.

Heavy Rain and Flash Floods possible across Southern Montgomery County tonight.

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