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Kids Count State of the Child: Are Tennessee Children Prepared to Learn?

 

Tennessee Commission on Children and YouthNashville, TN – At the beginning of the school year, children wait for the school bus or in the drop-off lane for their first experience of school. Many of them arrive with the skills they need to learn. Many, however, arrive with gaps in the foundation for learning that must be filled so they can make the most of their experience.

Children do not enter school as blank slates, each equally impressionable to educators’ efforts. Children enter school with figurative backpacks. Some children come with an eagerness to learn, good health, emotional security and a sense of safety fostered by a supportive family and community. Others come without important tools for learning and already weighed down by the trauma of poverty, hunger, violence or abuse.

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Clarksville Mayoral Candidate Bill Summers on the Issues

 

Election 2014Clarksville, TN – Tennessee’s General Election is tomorrow, so voters who did not already take advantage of early voting, will be heading to the polls to cast ballots on a range of offices and issues.

Amongst these will be selecting the next Mayor for the City of Clarksville. Voters will have their choice between current Mayor Kim McMillan, City Councilman Bill Summers, or City Councilman Jeff Burkart.

Clarksville Online asked City Councilman Bill Summers his position on some important local issues on the minds of Clarksville citizens.

City Councilman Bill Summers announced his candidacy for the Office of Mayor for the City of Clarksville Monday, November 4th, 2013.

City Councilman Bill Summers announced his candidacy for the Office of Mayor for the City of Clarksville Monday, November 4th, 2013.

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Clarksville Mayoral Candidate Jeff Burkhart on the Issues

 

Election 2014Clarksville, TN – Tennessee’s General Election is tomorrow, so voters who did not already take advantage of early voting, will be heading to the polls to cast ballots on a range of offices and issues.

Amongst these will be selecting the next Mayor for the City of Clarksville. Voters will have their choice between current Mayor Kim McMillan, City Councilman Bill Summers, or City Councilman Jeff Burkart.

Clarksville Online asked City Councilman Jeff Burkhart his position on some important local issues on the minds of Clarksville citizens.

Jeff Burkhart

Jeff Burkhart

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Tennessee needs 38.8 Billion in Infrastructure improvements by 2017

 

Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations - TACIRNashville, TN – Tennessee needs at least $38.8 billion of public infrastructure improvements during the five-year period of 2012-2017 according to a new report by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR).

The need for public infrastructure improvements, as reported by state and local officials, is up $1.3 billion (3.5%) compared with the year before. «Read the rest of this article»

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U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn addressed the crowd at the 106th Annual Lone Oak Picnic

 

Election 2014Cunningham, TN – On Saturday, July 27th, 2014, U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn talked to the crowd at the Central Civitan Club’s 106th Annual Lone Oak Picnic.

“I am absolutely thrilled as always to be here. It’s a great event, a fun event, and always great conversations and great visits,” said Blackburn. “Thank you, that you continue to support and to have such a wonderful event with such a great legacy and history.”

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Credo Amouzouvik speaks at the 106th Annual Lone Oak Picnic

 

Election 2014Cunningham, TN – U.S. House of Representatives District 7 candidate Credo Amouzouvik spoke at the 106th Annual Lone Oak Picnic held by the Central Civitan Club on Saturday, July 27th, 2014.

I am a war wounded veteran from Fort Campbell running for Congress in the 7th District of Tennessee. A fresh start and a new direction is what I am bringing to the table,” said Amouzouvik.

A fresh start and a new direction where our senior citizens are not beat up on. A fresh start and a new direction where social security is guaranteed to those who have worked hard their entire life,” stated Amouzouvik.

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Tennessee Improves in National KIDS COUNT Ranking on Child Well-Being

 

Tennessee Commission on Children and YouthNashville, TN – Tennessee is 36th this year in the annual KIDS COUNT National Data Book ranking on child well-being, better than its 39th ranking in 2013. The state is among the five states with the biggest improvements in overall rankings from 2013 to 2014.

The Data Book rates states on four domains: Economic Well-Being, Education, Health, and Family and Community. Each domain is comprised of four measures. When the most recently available data were compared to those from 2005, Tennessee improved on 10 of the 16 measures; worsened on five and remained the same on one, paralleling national changes.

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Congressional candidate Credo Amouzouvik on the Campaign Trail; speaks at Clarksville Forum today

 

Election 2014Clarksville, TN – Credo Amouzouvik, U.S. Congressional democratic candidate for Tennessee District 7 has been visiting the counties in the district and is set to speak at the Clarksville Association of Realtors’ 2014 Political Candidate Forum today in Clarksville Tennessee.

Credo believes that consistent contact with constituents and an open flow of communication be-tween government leaders and their constituents is essential to a successful term in office. “Visiting the counties puts me in touch with the people so that they can share how they feel about current policies and politics affecting them,” says Amouzouvik (Credo). “When it comes to healthcare, education, jobs and the economy; I want them to share that with me.”

Tennessee 7th Congressional District candidate Credo Amouzouvik.

Tennessee 7th Congressional District candidate Credo Amouzouvik.

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More than 1,300 Tennessee Heroes Awarded Helping Heroes Grant Money for College

 

Tennessee ComptrollerNashville, TN – Tennessee’s post 9-11 veterans are taking advantage of the state’s Helping Heroes grant program.  A new report from the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury finds that 1,325 veterans have received more than $3.1 million in grant money from 2008-2013.

The Helping Heroes grant program provided more than $3.1 million in grants to 1,325 veterans from its inception in 2008 through 2013.

Staff Sgt. Chris Minor and his wife Elvira walk on the lawn in front of the Browning Administration Building at the APSU main campus. The couple graduated December 14th 2012 with their bachelor’s degrees from APSU. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU photographer)

Staff Sgt. Chris Minor and his wife Elvira walk on the lawn in front of the Browning Administration Building at the APSU main campus. The couple graduated December 14th 2012 with their bachelor’s degrees from APSU. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU photographer)

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Getting The Most Out Of Live Business Events

 

Business conferences are a great way to expand your professional network at refresh your perspective on your business. Deciding to attend and preparing for a business conference sometimes involves a bit of work, whether or not one frequently attends business events. This article will take a look at three of Middle Tennessee’s major business events, and, ideally help you make a decision about which one is the best value for your admission ticket dollar.

Before we jump into a discussion of specific business events, let’s consider why one should attend a business conference or convention or summit. After all, business events take time and cost money. You have to decide whether the benefits of attending an event are worth the cost.

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