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AAA reports Motorists find Cheapest Memorial Day Gas Prices in 4-5 years

 

AAATampa, FL – AAA forecast that 33 Million Americans would drive 50 miles or more during the Memorial Day weekend. Those motorists saw the lowest gasoline prices for the holiday in up to five years.

The average prices in Florida and Tennessee were the lowest in five years; as the averages were 6 cents and 12 cents lower than 2010 respectively. The national and Georgia average prices just fell short of the five year mark; both averages today were merely 1-cent higher than the holiday averages in 2010.

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Austin Peay State University professor Ann Silverberg awarded Fulbright Scholarship for research

 

APSU Department of MusicClarksville, TN – For much of the 20th century, Chinese music has embraced and incorporated Western instruments such as the piano and violin. Following the Chinese Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, however, the revival of traditional folk music paved the way for Chinese people to rediscover the instruments that are unique to their culture.

APSU's Ann Silverberg

APSU’s Ann Silverberg

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CPSC reports Lenovo expands Battery Pack recall for ThinkPad Notebooks due to Fire Hazard

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports ThinkPad Notebook computer Battery Packs are getting recalled by Lenovo because the Battery Packs can overhead causing a fire hazard.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Lenovo battery pack

Lenovo battery pack

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum to host Southern Watercolor Society’s Its Juried Exhibition

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum is pleased to host the Southern Watercolor Society’s 38th Annual Juried Exhibition this May. The show features eighty-seven paintings, eleven coming from Tennessee artists.

Exhibits Curator, Terri Jordan, states “I am honored to have the Southern Watercolor Society (SWS) present its 38th Annual Juried Exhibition here at the Customs House Museum. We have featured the talents of some of the best artists living in the South and I am happy to add the SWS to that list.”

Bill Bailey - Fly Creek

Bill Bailey – Fly Creek

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The fascinating History of Popcorn

 

Clarksville, TN – Ask me what my favorite snack is and I won’t hesitate a second to tell you that it’s popcorn. The aroma of popcorn can drive me to indulge any time day or night. I recently realized that I had no idea where popcorn originated or what makes it pop. Here’s what I learned:

According to www.popcorn.org , popcorn was eaten by Native Americans before the time of Jesus. Popcorn kernels more than 1,000 years old were found in tombs on the east coast of Peru; they still popped! Popcorn is believed to have originated in Mexico, but was grown in Sumatra, China and India before Christopher Columbus came to the New World.

Popcorn kernels

Popcorn kernels

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CPSC reports Keurig Recalls MINI Plus Brewing Systems Due to Burn Hazard

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports MINI Plus Brewing Systems are being recalled by Keurig because water can overheat and spray out causing a burn hazard.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recalled Keurig MINI Brewing System

Recalled Keurig MINI Brewing System

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CPSC reports Comfort Research Recalls Vinyl Bean Bag Chairs Due to Risk of Entrapment, Suffocation

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports Vinyl Bean Bag Chairs being recalled by Comfort Research because the zippers can open allowing children to crawl inside, become entrapped and suffocate.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Comfort Research Bean Bag Chair in Black

Comfort Research Bean Bag Chair in Black

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council releases statement on Hemlock Semiconductor Clarksville Plant shutdown

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development CouncilClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council (EDC) was notified today that Hemlock Semiconductor, L.L.C. (HSC) will be terminating indefinitely the startup of the Clarksville facility due to unresolved issues in the alternative energy sector.

The shutdown of the plant will be a great loss for the community. The EDC is disappointed by this unexpected news and recognizes that this sector has been troubled and negatively affected on a global level by the U.S. and Chinese governments inability to settle trade agreements.

The Hemlock Semiconductor Construction site. Photo taken in October 2010

The Hemlock Semiconductor Construction site. Photo taken in October 2010

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CPSC reports Lenovo recalling Computer Power Cords Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports Lenovo recalling AC Power cords from certain model laptop computers because they can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recalled LS-15 AC power cord.

Recalled LS-15 AC power cord.

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Clarksville Weekly Market Snapshot from Frazier Allen for the week of December 7th, 2014

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – In recent weeks, the U.S. stock market has reacted negatively to bad economic news out of Japan, China, and the euro area and positively to efforts by the corresponding central banks to spur growth. The European Central Bank did not make that extra effort on Thursday.

After strong hints that quantitative easing is on the way, the ECB’s Governing Council disappointed by failing to launch QE. ECB President Draghi indicated that further extraordinary measures could be employed “if needed.” The ECB staff and euro systems have stepped up technical preparations for QE, but Draghi seemed to suggest that there is no haste toward QE.

Frazier Allen

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