Nashville, TN – The State of Tennessee’s Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held every year on the first Friday in August and ends the following Sunday night. This year’s tax-free holiday weekend begins at 12:01am on Friday, August 1st and ends Sunday, August 3rd at 11:59pm.
What is Tax Free? Clothing $100.00 or less. School Supplies $100.00 or less. Computers $1500 or less. «Read the rest of this article»
Candidates Talk Rural Development in Chester County
Henderson, TN – The Henderson/Chester Chamber of Commerce held a candidate forum Tuesday night at the Henderson City Hall, offering local and statewide candidates a chance to discuss policy ideas with West Tennessee voters. The common thread among all of the speakers was economic development in those counties.
Dan Cramer, candidate for US House of Representatives for Tennessee’s 7th district, was on hand at the event to give his thoughts on building more jobs in rural Tennessee.
Guthrie, KY – The Guthrie Tourism Commission is announcing that it will join Trenton, Hopkinsville and cities stretching all the way to the Indiana state line in a massive yard sale this weekend, June 27th-28th.
Billed as the Highway 41 Yard Sale, the organized event extends the length of U.S. Highway 41 in Kentucky, from Henderson in the north to Guthrie in the south, nearly 100 miles in length. In addition, it includes approximately 50 miles of Hwy. 41A in Henderson, Webster and Hopkins counties.
APSU Governors Football game vs. Murray State Racers to be broadcast from New Governors Stadium on ESPN3
Austin Peay Sports Information
Brentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University’s football home game with Murray State, 6:00pm, Saturday, October 18th, will be part of the Ohio Valley Conference “Game of the Week” package that will be carried exclusively on ESPN3 this fall.
It will be the first game broadcast from New Governors Stadium on a national platform.
Consumer Reports Survey shows 62 Percent of Online Consumers Do Nothing to Protect Their Internet Privacy
1 in 7 Notified of Personal Data Breach Last Year; Victims of E-mail Phishing Scams Up 22 percent from 2012
Yonkers, NY – Despite a rash of high-profile data breaches and cyber threats, an alarming 62 percent of U.S. online consumers have done nothing to protect their privacy on the Internet, according to a recent national Consumer Reports survey.
Perhaps not surprisingly, the number of victims is on the rise. One in seven online consumers were notified that their personal data had been breached in 2013 – a 56 percent increase from 2012. And a projected 11.2 million people fell for e-mail phishing scams, up 22 percent from the previous year. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved an initial proposal for so-called “Open Internet” rules that may allow Internet service providers to charge online companies for faster access to consumers, which have raised concerns that the plan could create fast lanes and slow lanes for Internet traffic.
In response to those concerns about a two-tiered Internet, the Commission is now asking for public comment on whether paid prioritization deals should be banned and whether the Internet should be regulated as a public utility. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN - At the Surveying the Hill candidate forum Thursday night, US Congressional challenger Dan Cramer spoke about veteran representation in congress and offered what he called a four-step plan to combat unemployment in Tennessee and end the prevailing trend towards underemployment.
The forum was held Thursday night at the Kennedy Law Center in Clarksville and hosted by the Michael E. Henry Charities, and featured over 30 candidates in races ranging from Tennessee’s US Senate race to the Montgomery County Commissioner races. Cramer was among three Candidates for the US House, all running for Tennessee’s 7th district.
Written by Dr. Tony Phillips
Washington, D.C. – Last month (April 8th-11th), scientists, government officials, emergency planners and others converged on Boulder, Colorado, for NOAA’s Space Weather Workshop—an annual gathering to discuss the perils and probabilities of solar storms.
The current solar cycle is weaker than usual, so you might expect a correspondingly low-key meeting. On the contrary, the halls and meeting rooms were abuzz with excitement about an intense solar storm that narrowly missed Earth.
Clarksville, TN – On Friday, April 25th, CDE Lightband held a kick off event for their Gig City Gaming center at the Rivers and Spires Festival. The gaming center is powered by CDE’s new gigabit internet service. All games are free to play.
Before the ceremony, Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers and Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan faced off on Dance Dance Revolution. They both had a good with this gaming experience.
Austin Peay State University adds new computer networking concentration for Bachelor of Science degree
Clarksville, TN – Tucked down a hallway in the new Austin Peay State University Maynard Mathematics and Computer Science Building, there’s a little-known computer lab that operates off the main campus grid. The 24 PCs that line the room have access to the internet, but they are not part of the APSU network.
“They’re totally disconnected from anything on campus,” Dr. Bruce Myers, chair of the APSU Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, said. “We use it to teach computer networking, but to teach that, you can’t just take your typical computer in a lab and let people starting working. They’re going to reconfigure things.” «Read the rest of this article»
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