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National Weather Service issues Tornado Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a tornado watch that is in effect until Midnight CDT tonight for the following cities in Tennessee: Ashland City, Brentwood, Centerville, Clarksville, Columbia, Dickson, Dover, Erin, Franklin, Hohenwald, Lawrenceburg, Linden, Lobelville, Nashville, Pulaski, Springfield, Tennessee Ridge, Waverly and Waynesboro.

This watch includes 16 counties in Middle Tennessee.

Counties affected: Cheatham County, Davidson County, Dickson County, Giles County, Hickman County, Houston County, Humphreys County, Lawrence County, Lewis County, Maury County, Montgomery County, Perry County, Robertson County, Stewart County, Wayne County, and Williamson County.

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Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 396 holds annual Memorial Day Candle Light Vigil

 

Clarksville, TN – It is a solemn occasion when a nation gathers together to honor its soldiers, those who lived to come home, but even more importantly those who did not. The body of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Lawrence Woods was buried in Arlington National Cemetery on March 21st of this year. There are 27 remaining missing POW/MIA’s from the State of Tennessee. Each one was honored in a ceremony held in front of the William O. Beach Civic Center at Veterans Plaza in Clarksville Tennessee on Sunday evening.

The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 396 holds this Memorial Day Vigil each year to remember the men and women who were left behind in Vietnam when American forces left that country in 1975.

State Senator Mark Green delivering the keynote address at the 2014 Vietnam Veterans of America Candle Light VigilState Senator Mark Green delivering the keynote address

State Senator Mark Green delivering the keynote address at the 2014 Vietnam Veterans of America Candle Light Vigil

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Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell Legislative Update, February 13th, 2014

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 74Nashville, TN – On February 3rd, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam delivered his fourth State of the State address to the legislature.

The highlight of the speech was the Governor’s plan to revive – and expand – a proposal from former Governor Bredesen to offer free college tuition to graduating high school seniors going to community or technical colleges.

In 2007, Governor Bredesen proposed using lottery funds to guarantee a free community or technical college degree for any graduating senior with a ‘C’ average or higher. The plan ultimately failed to receive the support of the Republicans in the State Senate. «Read the rest of this article»

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American Heart Association announces National Wear Red Day this Friday, February 7th

 

Go Red for Women - American Red CrossNashville, TN – If you’re “seeing red” this week, it’s a good thing! Red is the color of the week and beyond, marking American Heart Month and the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement.

National Wear Red Day is this Friday, February 7th, a day when everyone wears red to support women’s fight against heart disease, their No. 1 killer. More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined.  In Tennessee, about 9000 women die each year from cardiovascular disease. Yet up to 80% of cardiovascular disease is preventable through healthy living choices we make every day.

National Wear Red Day is this Friday

National Wear Red Day is this Friday

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Austin Peay State University inducts Shawn Kelley, Nick Stapleton, Brad Kirtley, Reedy Sears into APSU Athletics Hall of Fame

 

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsClarksville, TN – Two of the greatest Governors athletes in their respective sports and the department’s longtime sports information director were inducted into Austin Peay State University’s Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday.

In addition, a former superb football/basketball player who paid the ultimate price in defense of his country, was selected to the Hall of Fame as part of it Legends category.

APSU Athletics Hall of Fame inducties (L to R) Nick Stapleton, Shawn Kelley, Brad Kirtley, and Reedy Sears (accepted by brother Johnny Sears).

APSU Athletics Hall of Fame inducties (L to R) Nick Stapleton, Shawn Kelley, Brad Kirtley, and Reedy Sears (accepted by brother Johnny Sears).

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Austin Peay State University to participate in Nashville Area Career Fairs

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University students and alumni are encouraged to learn about careers, internships and educational opportunities at the Nashville Area Career Fairs.

The Nashville Area Career Fairs include the College to Career Fair and the Teacher Recruitment Fair. Both events are from 10:00am – 3:00pm on Tuesday, February 11th, at the Williamson County Agriculture Exposition Park in Franklin, TN. «Read the rest of this article»

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First Advantage Bank honored by U.S. Small Business Administration with Statewide Award

 

First Advantage BankClarksville, TN – First Advantage Bank has been named Financial Services Champion of the Year for 2013 in Tennessee by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The award recognizes First Advantage Bank for its community outreach and education initiatives throughout Middle Tennessee.

First Advantage Bank's  Feleesha Johnson, Michael Croom, and Walter Perry.

First Advantage Bank’s Feleesha Johnson, Michael Croom, and Walter Perry.

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First Advantage Bancorp announces Quarterly Cash Dividends

 

First Advantage BancorpClarksville, TN – The Board of Directors of First Advantage Bancorp (OTC/QB: FABK), the holding company of First Advantage Bank, declares quarterly cash dividends of $0.07 per share.

The cash dividend will be paid on February 18th, 2014 to shareholders of record on February 3rd, 2014. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville High Wildcats win another district team dual wrestling title with 42-33 victory over West Creek Coyotes

 

Clarksville High School WildcatsClarksville, TN – When Tommy Badon took over as coach of the Clarksville High School wrestling program he knew of the history and success the program has had in the past with district championship after district championship.

Well, he and his Wildcats squad continued that tradition, January 21st at the William Workman Gymnasium, as CHS won its 18th straight district team dual championship with a 42-33 result in the finals versus West Creek High School.

Clarksville High Wildcats wrestling defeats West Creek Coyotes in the District Championship Tuesday night.

Clarksville High Wildcats wrestling defeats West Creek Coyotes in the District Championship Tuesday night.

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Austin Peay State University has 26 Students selected for Who’s Who

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Twenty-six Austin Peay State University students were selected for Who’s Who Among American Universities and Colleges for the 2013-2014 academic year.

They will be officially recognized at the APSU Student Organization and Leader Awards Ceremony on April 16th, 2014. «Read the rest of this article»

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