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Veterans Property Tax Relief Bills Rolled to March 30th

 

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts

“#SayDyslexia” Bill passes House and Senate committees

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Several bills sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) moved along in committees last week.  This is a general update on the bills and events on the Hill from last week.

House Bill 1410/Senate Bill 1484 – (Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) is scheduled for the final House Local Government Sub Committee on March 30th.  This legislation will repeal the “Save our Property Tax Relief” legislation, Public Chapter 481, which passed last year.  Public Chapter 481 made changes to the disabled veterans, senior citizens and disabled citizen property tax relief program.

Representative Joe Pitts welcomes members of the Montgomery County 4-H Congress to the State Capitol on Monday, March 21st. (L to R) Julie Newberry, Cheyenne Deibert, Tabitha Lee, State Rep. Joe Pitts, Dani Wright, Hunter Kueter, and Trevor Beard. All of the students are from Clarksville Academy

Representative Joe Pitts welcomes members of the Montgomery County 4-H Congress to the State Capitol on Monday, March 21st. (L to R) Julie Newberry, Cheyenne Deibert, Tabitha Lee, State Rep. Joe Pitts, Dani Wright, Hunter Kueter, and Trevor Beard. All of the students are from Clarksville Academy

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Veterans Property Tax Relief Bills Set For Local Government Sub-Committee Meeting on March 23rd

 

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts

“Say Dyslexia” bill to be heard in the House and Senate committees

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Several bills sponsored by Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) moved along in committees last week. This is a general update on the bills and events on the Hill from last week.

House Bill 1513/Senate Bill 1658 (Senator Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville) is a proposal from the Tennessee Sheriff’s Association to allow county governments to give to retiring full time deputies their service weapon (pistol) that was carried in the line of duty. This legislation has passed both the House and Senate and is on its way to the Governor.

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts presenting House Joint Resolution 550. (L to R) Emmanuel Toribio (UTO Volunteer), Joe Pitts, Bobby Thurman (USO RP/6 Scout), Tareasha Jones (USO Volunteer)

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts presenting House Joint Resolution 550. (L to R) Emmanuel Toribio (UTO Volunteer), Joe Pitts, Bobby Thurman (USO RP/6 Scout), Tareasha Jones (USO Volunteer)

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Tennessee Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) Will Celebrate Workforce Development on TN LEAP Day

 

Tennessee LEAPNashville, TN – The Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) will showcase its successes at sites across Tennessee on TN LEAP Day, February 29th. Education and employer sites throughout the twelve LEAP site areas will demonstrate the skills students are learning through the program and provide students an opportunity to meet with employers.

TN LEAP Day, which will coincide with “Leap Day” on February 29th, will be host to twelve concurrent events at each of the LEAP programs across Tennessee.

Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) releases 2016 Annual Report for the Labor Education Alignment Education Program (LEAP). «Read the rest of this article»

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TBI arrests 4 County Correction Officers, 1 Inmate in 2 Jail Assault Cases

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationCookeville, TN – In two separate cases, Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a total of five individuals in connection to allegations of the mistreatment of inmates in the Morgan County Jail.

In the first case, which began November 24th, 2015 at the request of 9th District Attorney General Russell Johnson, TBI Agents investigated an allegation of Official Misconduct by correction officers in the Morgan County Jail.

Denny Hughett, Samuel Jennings, Joe Shoffner Jr., Garren Cooper, and Michael Lloyd arrested by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for mistreatment of inmates in the Morgan County Jail.

Denny Hughett, Samuel Jennings, Joe Shoffner Jr., Garren Cooper, and Michael Lloyd arrested by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for mistreatment of inmates in the Morgan County Jail.

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APSU Lady Govs Basketball takes on Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Saturday

 

Austin Peay (4-11/2-0 OVC) vs. Tennessee Tech (5-11/1-2 OVC)

Saturday, January 9th, 2016 | 4:00pm CT
Clarksville, TN | Dunn Center

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – With a 2-0 Ohio Valley Conference start in hand, Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team seeks its first three-game win streak since 2013-14 when it hosts Tennessee Tech in a 4:00pm, Saturday contest at the Dunn Center.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball plays Tennessee Tech at the Dunn Center, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball plays Tennessee Tech at the Dunn Center, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Highway Patrol plans “No Refusal” Enforcement during New Year’s Eve Holiday

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct a “No Refusal” traffic safety enforcement campaign during the 2015 New Year’s Eve holiday period, beginning Thursday, December 31st at 12:01am and concluding Monday, January 4th at 11:59pm.

State troopers will perform saturation patrols, seat belt, sobriety and driver’s license checkpoints as well as bar/tavern checks during the holiday. All of Tennessee’s ninety five counties will have troopers working to ensure a safe holiday as we conclude 2015 and begin 2016.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors hope it has turned back the clock with Will Healy hire

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – On December 23rd Austin Peay State University officially announced the hire of 30-year-old Will Healy as the 19th head football coach in school history, but it’s not the first time the school has gone with a very young head coach for the program.

In 1979 Austin Peay hired its then 10th head coach, a 29-year-old Watson Brown to replace James ‘Boots’ Donnelly, in hopes to continue a streak of winning seasons – which included the only Ohio Valley Conference title in the program’s history in 1977.

Austin Peay State University Football head coach Will Healy. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football head coach Will Healy. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville Legal Aid Society Secures New Office Location

 

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the CumberlandsClarksville, TN – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm, has relocated its Clarksville office from 120 Franklin Street to 109 South Third Street in downtown Clarksville.

The new 3,700 square foot office provides a modern and welcoming location for clients, and is conveniently situated across from the Clarksville courthouse. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Governors Football falls to Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUCookeville, TN – In a tale of two halves, Austin Peay State University’s second half against Tennessee Tech mirrored all-too-well the 2015 regular season as a whole, with the Govs falling 42-24 at Tucker Stadium to wrap up the 2015 season.

Austin Peay Football quarterback Trey Taylor throws for 208 yards, 2 touchdowns and rushes for 70 yards in loss to Tennessee Tech Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football quarterback Trey Taylor throws for 208 yards, 2 touchdowns and rushes for 70 yards in loss to Tennessee Tech Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Football travels to Cookeville to take on Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles

 

Austin Peay vs. Tennessee Tech

Saturday, November 14th, 2015 | 1:30pm CT
Cookeville, TN | Tucker Stadium

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – For the final time in 2015, Austin Peay State University football team takes the field Saturday, traveling to Tennessee Tech for a 1:30pm kickoff at Tucker Stadium.

Austin Peay hopes to end 2015 on a high note against a two-win Tennessee Tech squad that has lost five straight (average deficit: 25.2 points) since a two-game winning streak in late September.

Austin Peay Football plays Tennessee Tech to end the season Saturday.

Austin Peay Football plays Tennessee Tech to end the season Saturday.

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