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Miss Tennessee USA to compete in Miss USA 2014 in Baton Rouge

 

Miss Tennessee USA and Miss Tennessee Teen USA pageantClarksville, TN - It’s just a matter of days before Miss Tennessee USA 2014, Kristy Landers Niedenfuer, 22, will be on stage in Baton Rouge to compete for the title of Miss USA 2014.

Miss Tennessee Kristy Landers Niedenfuer to compete in Miss USA Pageant

Miss Tennessee Kristy Landers Niedenfuer to compete in Miss USA Pageant

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Tennessee Fourth Graders’ National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Reading Scores Improved over 10-Year Period

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN - Fourth grade reading scores of Tennessee students improved more over the past 10 years than those of students in most other states, a new data snapshot on education finds.

The report, KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot: Early Reading Proficiency in the United States, compares 2003 and 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) fourth grade reading scores.

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History of Labor Day

 

2013 Labor Day - U.S. Department of LaborWashington, D.C. – Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886.

President Woodrow Wilson (Left) with American Federation of Labor founder and long-time president, Samuel Gompers (Center), and DOL Secretary William B Wilson at an undated Labor Day Rally.

President Woodrow Wilson (Left) with American Federation of Labor founder and long-time president, Samuel Gompers (Center), and DOL Secretary William B Wilson at an undated Labor Day Rally.

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Miss Tennessee USA prepping for 2013 Miss USA Pageant in Vegas

 

Miss USA PageantClarksville, TN – Miss Tennessee USA 2013, Brenna Mader, 26, has made her way to Las Vegas to take her chance at becoming the newly crowned Miss USA.

The 62nd annual Miss USA pageant will be held Sunday, June 16th at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino and can be seen telecast live on NBC at 9:00pm/8:00pm central.

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IRS Expands Law Enforcement Assistance Program on Identity Theft to 50 States

 

Victim Assistance and Criminal Investigations Grow

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service today announced a nationwide expansion of the program designed to help law enforcement obtain tax return data vital to their local efforts in investigating and prosecuting specific cases of identity theft.

More than 1,560 waiver requests have been received since the Law Enforcement Assistance Program’s inception from over 100 state and local law enforcement agencies in the nine states participating in the pilot. The expansion covers all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and will be effective Friday, March 29th, 2013. «Read the rest of this article»

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IRS Seeks Tennessee Volunteers for Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSNashville, TN – The Internal Revenue Service seeks civic-minded volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP), which is a federal advisory committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies key issues, and makes recommendations for improving IRS services.

The TAP provides a forum for taxpayers to raise concerns about IRS service and offer suggestions for improvement.  The TAP reports annually to the Secretary of the Treasury, the IRS Commissioner and the National Taxpayer Advocate. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police Captain Craig Gipson graduates FBI National Academy

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Department Captain Craig Gipson graduated from the 251st Session of prestigious FBI National Academy on December 14th, 2012.

The 251st Session  consisted of 260 men and women from law enforcement agencies from, 49 states, the District of Columbia, 29 International countries, four military organizations, and six federal civilian organizations.

Clarksville Police Captain Craig Gipson

Clarksville Police Captain Craig Gipson

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Labor Day, How it Came About and What it Means

 

U.S. Department of LaborWashington, D.C. – Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.

Labor Day parade, Main Street, Buffalo, NY, ca. 1900.

Labor Day parade, Main Street, Buffalo, NY, ca. 1900.

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IRS: Tax Clock is Ticking

 

What You Need to Know if You Still Haven’t Filed Your Tax Return

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – Thanks to a holiday in the District of Columbia, all taxpayers have until April 17th to get Form 1040 into the IRS. Even with some extra time, the tax deadline is fast approaching.

For people who find taxes a little too taxing, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has a program that can help. It’s called Free File. You can use free software to do your taxes and e-file for free. Get started at www.IRS.gov/freefile. «Read the rest of this article»

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Internal Revenue Service seeks Volunteers for Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service seeks civic-minded volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP), a federal advisory committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies key issues, and makes recommendations for improving IRS service.

“TAP members give the IRS insights from every corner of our nation, helping the agency in its continuous effort to improve tax administration,” said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. «Read the rest of this article»

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