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Tennessee Department of Health begins new magazine “Thrive: Living Well in Tennessee”

 

Publication promotes healthy living opportunities in Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health has introduced a new, free magazine to help people across the state discover better health and happier lives.

Thrive: Living Well in Tennessee is now available at public libraries, city and county health departments, state parks and other locations, and in a digital version for online viewing.

"Thrive: Living Well in Tennessee" produced by Tennessee Department of Health.

“Thrive: Living Well in Tennessee” produced by Tennessee Department of Health.

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is November 19th, 2014

 

Our 127th meeting.

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Gateway Medical Center.

This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall. The meeting begins at 7:00 pm and is always open to the public.

Topic: “Fort Donelson: One Soldier’s Story”

Battle of Fort Donelson

Battle of Fort Donelson

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Montgomery County receives Local Government Award

 

Montgomery County TennesseeNashville, TN – Montgomery County received a Local Government Award at the Annual Business meeting of the Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC) that was held on September 18th in Franklin, TN.

The county received an award for Parks and Recreation Facilities for a new trailhead and pocket park and implementation of ADA measures for Rotary Park.

(Left to Right) – GNRC President Rogers Anderson, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, Montgomery County Park Director Jerry Allbert and Montgomery County Engineer Nick Powell.

(Left to Right) – GNRC President Rogers Anderson, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, Montgomery County Park Director Jerry Allbert and Montgomery County Engineer Nick Powell.

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Williamson County Democrats Plan Online Debate for Dan Cramer, Marsha Blackburn

 

Live broadcast scheduled for October 7th

Election 2014Franklin, TN – In the absence of a traditional candidate debate, local Democrats in Tennessee’s 7th congressional district have taken matters into their own hands to organize a debate online for their candidates for US House, incumbent Republican Marsha Blackburn and Democratic challenger Dan Cramer.

Cramer, of Clarksville, previously reached out to Blackburn’s office to schedule a traditional debate, but the incumbent refused. At a July debate in Bolivar, Tennessee, prior to the primary, Blackburn’s campaign sent a proxy to appear in her stead. At the time, Blackburn cited her responsibilities in Washington as her reason for not participating.

Tennessee 7th Congressional District candidate Dan Cramer.

Tennessee 7th Congressional District candidate Dan Cramer.

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Montgomery County Health Department Workers recognized by the Tennessee Public Health Association

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Last week, two Montgomery County public health employees, Joey Smith and Charlene Haynes, were recognized at the Tennessee Public Health Association’s 71st annual conference in Franklin, TN.

Charlene Haynes was awarded the R. H. Hutcheson, Sr., MD Award. This award is presented to a person in the field of public health who has made outstanding contributions to public health throughout their career, over a period of several years. This is considered the association’s highest award. Charlene served the Montgomery County Health Department for several years before accepting her current position as Regional Nursing Supervisor for the Tennessee Department of Health.

Charlene Haynes being awarded the R. H. Hutcheson, Sr., MD Award

Charlene Haynes being awarded the R. H. Hutcheson, Sr., MD Award

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is September 17th, 2014

 

Our 126th meeting.

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Gateway Medical Center. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Topic: – “Twenty Five House to Tragedy: The Battle of Spring Hill, November 29th, 1864”

The Battle of Spring Hill

The Battle of Spring Hill

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Clarksville’s Frolic on Franklin to be held September 13th

 

Clarksville's Frolic on FranklinClarksville, TN – Downtown Clarksville’s 9th Annual “Frolic on Franklin: A Celebration of the Arts” will take place Saturday, September 13th from 8:30am-3:30pm.

The free event will showcase the works of more than 30 artists, staged entertainment, art demonstrations, and a doggie fashion show – all along the 100 block of historic Franklin Street.

A variety of original fine art, as well as handmade crafts, will be on display including paintings and photography, jewelry, clay garden items, wood work, purses and fabric accessories, pottery, candles, jewelry, woven and knitted items, and seasonal gifts. Items will be for sale with prices ranging from $2.00 – $500.00.

Frolic on Franklin Street

Frolic on Franklin Street

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TDOT releases timeline for I-65 Interchange Bridge Construction in Williamson County

 

Overpass Expected to be Open by Thanksgiving Holiday

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTFranklin, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation has set a timeline for bridge construction along I-65 at State Route 248 (Peytonsville Road / Goose Creek Bypass), following an interstate crash that destroyed two bridges at the interchange.

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Customs House Museum to hold Annual Women Painting Women Exhibition starting September 12th

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum will exhibit its annual Women Painting Women exhibit on September 12th. This year’s slate of artists hailing from Tennessee, California, Georgia, and Ohio, offer a variety of artistic views of the female form.

Lecoupd'oeil - Chantal Barber

Lecoupd’oeil – Chantal Barber

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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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