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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission announces Water Fowl Seasons and Fishing Proposals at August meeting

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAMorristown, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the 2015-16 late waterfowl hunting seasons and was presented the 2016-17 state’s fishing regulations proposals at its August meeting on Friday. In addition, the participants in Tennessee’s 2015 elk hunt were announced.

The actions came at the commission’s August meeting at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region IV headquarters in Morristown. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Lady Govs Soccer gets 1-0 win over Chattanooga Mocs

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUChattanooga, TN – Freshman Jennifer Smith headed home the game-winning goal in double overtime, Sunday, as Austin Peay State University women’s soccer team defeated Chattanooga, 1-0.

For the second time in three days, the Lady Govs (1-1-0) were faced with a golden goal scenario in double overtime.

Austin Peay Women's Soccer gets first win of the season. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Soccer gets first win of the season. (APSU Sports Information)

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Motor Vessel Mississippi makes stops on the Tennessee River, Cumberland River, docks in Clarksville

 

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

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – The Mississippi River Commission recently navigated the Tennessee River and Cumberland River to gain a fresh perspective for the development of plans to improve the condition of the Mississippi River Basin, foster navigation, promote commerce, and reduce flood risk.

The commission met with stakeholders while inspecting the waterways and visited U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and Tennessee Valley Authority projects.

The Motor Vessel Mississippi made a brief stop at McGregor Park in Clarksville, Tenn., Aug. 11, 2015, during a recent stop along the Cumberland River. The vessel is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ largest diesel towboat and flagship to the Mississippi River Commission, which is inspecting Corps of Engineers projects along the Cumberland River as part of the commission’s annual low water inspection trip. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

The Motor Vessel Mississippi made a brief stop at McGregor Park in Clarksville, Tenn., Aug. 11, 2015, during a recent stop along the Cumberland River. The vessel is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ largest diesel towboat and flagship to the Mississippi River Commission, which is inspecting Corps of Engineers projects along the Cumberland River as part of the commission’s annual low water inspection trip. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

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Tennessee Military Department Increases Security

 

Tennessee Department of MilitaryNashville, TN –  Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, today announced that the Military Department has taken steps to increase the security of its personnel and facilities to include allowing Tennessee Army & Air National Guard members with valid Tennessee State Handgun Carry Permits to carry handguns at State Armories and facilities.

Haston’s decision follows Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s directive, issued earlier this month in the aftermath of the deadly shootings in Chattanooga, to review current Guard personnel who are authorized to be armed in the performance of their duties, and identify and arm Guardsmen where necessary to protect themselves, citizens and Guard facilities. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville AT&T Customers find themselves without Internet; Outage affects thousands across Tennessee

 

AT&T INCNashville, TN – On Tuesday, August 4th, 2015, thousands of AT&T customers found themselves without internet and spotty cell phone service. The outage has affected users in Clarksville, Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga in Tennessee.

The outage is widespread affecting as far north as Louisville, KY and south to Huntsville, AL.

AT&T Internet Outage Map - August 4th, 2015. (DownDetector.com)

AT&T Internet Outage Map – August 4th, 2015. (DownDetector.com)

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Tennessee Titans, Pinnacle Team Up to Donate to Chattanooga Heroes Fund

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans Foundation has partnered with Pinnacle Financial Partners and CapitalMark Bank & Trust in making a donation to the Chattanooga Heroes Fund. The fund will provide financial support to help the families of those who were killed or wounded in the tragic shootings on July 16th in Chattanooga.

“The Chattanooga Heroes Fund can play a significant role in aiding the healing process for those affected so deeply by this senseless tragedy,” said Titans Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Controlling Owner Amy Adams Strunk. “We encourage Titans fans and all citizens of Tennessee to join us in assisting the families of these brave servicemen.”

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Tennessee Department of Health says Disease Investigations linked to Increased Raw Milk Consumption

 

TDH Investigating Cases of Gastrointestinal Disease

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is investigating multiple gastrointestinal disease reports among people who say they consumed raw milk prior to their illness. TDH has confirmed two cases of cryptosporidiosis in individuals in the Chattanooga/Hamilton County Region.

Both cases of illness are associated with consumption of raw milk from a dairy cow share program. TDH is interviewing additional participants in the program to determine if other people have been sickened.

Raw milk and products made from it can pose severe health risks, including death. (CDC)

Raw milk and products made from it can pose severe health risks, including death. (CDC)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam issues Directive

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has issued a directive to Adjutant General Max Haston to review security policies and procedures at National Guard armories, storefront recruiting facilities, and other installations and take appropriate steps to ensure the safety of Guardsmen, citizens, and property.

He also instructed Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons to assess the process for issuing handgun carry permits to trained members of the military and to look for ways to streamline it.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Better Business Bureau reports VIP Directory Scam Targets Local Businesses in Clarksville

 

Better Business Bureau - BBBClarksville, TN – The Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns area businesses of the practices of VIP Community Health & Wellness Physicians Directory, owned and operated by Johnny Randles, also known as John Edward Randles, Jr.

The company does not have a physical location and uses PO Box 3, Old Hickory, TN 37138 as a business address, phone numbers are 423.414.5082 and 423.710.2479.

BBB has received complaints from businesses in Clarksville, Dickson, Hermitage and the Chattanooga area stating they contracted and paid in advance $900.00 – $1,120 for advertising in a directory that would be distributed to area clinics and hospitals. «Read the rest of this article»

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Former APSU Golf great Grant Leaver qualifies for PGA Barbasol Championship

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUAuburn, AL – While many PGA golfers will be across the ocean at St. Andrews for the British Open this weekend, former Austin Peay State University golf standout Grant Leaver will be participating in the Barbasol Championship, to be played at the Auburn University Golf Club.

Former Austin Peay Golfer Grant Leaver. (APSU Sports Information)

Former Austin Peay Golfer Grant Leaver. (APSU Sports Information)

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