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Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Aviation Unit trains for Emergency Response Missions

 

Unit Routinely Called Upon for Rescues, Emergency Situations, Investigations Across Tennessee

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Aviation Unit recently trained for emergency rescue missions in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with rangers from the National Park Service and the Tennessee State Parks, and first responders from across east Tennessee.

The training exercises, which took place in the Cades Cove area of the park, focused on air rescue and evacuation practices. The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is the only state agency that operates helicopters in its aviation section.

Tennessee Highway Patrol's Aviation in training.

Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Aviation in training.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department kicks off another session of the Walk with Me Tennessee Program

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – Walk your way to health and prizes this spring with the second session of the Walk with Me Tennessee Program and the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department!

The Walk with Me Tennessee walking program challenges Clarksvillians to walk across the state using a series of city’s challenges utilizing trails in Clarksville. This session will feature challenges from the cities of Manchester, Collierville, Jackson and right here in Clarksville!

Walk With Me Tennessee

Walk With Me Tennessee

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APSU Governors Baseball picked 2nd in OVC Preseason Poll

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team was picked to finish second in the Ohio Valley Conference’s preseason poll of coaches and sports information directors, Friday.

Despite losing six position starters from last season’s squad, the league’s coaches and sports information directors awarded Austin Peay 164 points and two first-place votes. The Govs were picked behind defending regular-season champion Tennessee Tech, which received 19 first-place votes and 199 total points.

The Govs were picked 2nd in the 2014 OVC preseason poll, Friday. (Lisa Kemmer)

The Govs were picked 2nd in the 2014 OVC preseason poll, Friday. (Lisa Kemmer)

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American Red Cross Responds to Tennessee Ice Storms

 

Offer Vital Power Outage Safety Tips for Communities that May Still be Affected

American Red CrossDickson, TN – The American Red Cross operated and staffed an overnight shelter with a team of volunteers, to offer safe refuge for those residents who were affected by the ice storm and may require electricity in order to operate life-sustaining equipment.

The shelter had no overnight stays Monday night but local Red Cross officials plan to keep it open until Wednesday to serve those who may still need to utilize the facility. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville High School’s Brady Cook signs with Union University to play Baseball

 

Clarksville High School WildcatsClarksville, TN – Coming off a breakout junior season, Clarksville High School baseball player Brady Cook has signed with NCAA Division II Union University – out of Jackson, TN – to continue his career on the baseball diamond after his prep career is completed.

“I’m excited to know where I’m going and to have the decision out of the way,” Cook said. “It’s like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders and now I can just focus on my senior year and go out and do the best that I can.”

Brady Cook signs with Union University. (Jeff Williams-Clarksville Sports Network)

Brady Cook signs with Union University. (Jeff Williams-Clarksville Sports Network)

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TWRA announces 2013-14 Winter Trout Stocking Schedule

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced its 2013-14. TWRA plans to release approximately 90,000 rainbow trout into Tennessee waters from December through March.

The program provides numerous close to home trout fishing opportunities for anglers during the winter months. These fisheries also provide a great opportunity to introduce children or first-time anglers to fishing. «Read the rest of this article»

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Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee celebrates 35 years

 

Habitat International CEO Jonathan Reckford to speak at Governor’s Reception

Habitat for HumanityNashville, TN – Habitat for Humanity is celebrating its 35th anniversary in the State of Tennessee with a reception at the Governor’s Residence Thursday, October 24th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm where Jonathan T.M. Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International, will be presenting special recognition to significant supporters whose partnership has contributed so greatly in helping the Habitat for Humanity reach this milestone.

Tennessee ranks fourth in the number of new Habitat for Humanity homes built nationwide.

Habitat for Humanity Homeownership Program

Habitat for Humanity Homeownership Program

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Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office Sponsors Click It and Ticket Teen Safety Belt Campaign

 

Program to Educate Teens on Importance of Buckling Up

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – Each year, dozens of Tennessee teens die in traffic crashes and many of those are not wearing safety belts. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers.

The Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) wants to help save lives by encouraging more teens to wear their safety belts. The GHSO is partnering with State Farm Insurance, Jackson Area Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (JACOA) and four Tennessee high schools to sponsor a program called Click It AND Ticket.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Launches Statewide “Healthier Tennessee” Initiative

 

Newly created foundation to work with local communities to promote health and wellness

State of TennesseeJackson, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the launch of “Healthier Tennessee,” an initiative to encourage Tennesseans to be more physically active, to eat nutritious foods in healthy portions, and not to use tobacco products.

“Tennessee is one of the best places there is to live, work and raise a family, but we also are one of the least healthy states in the nation,” Haslam said.  “Our citizens have high rates of behavior-related diseases such as hypertension and stroke, Type II diabetes, heart disease, and several types of cancer.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Natural Resources Conservation says Vertical Tillage Results in Loss of Productive Soil and May Result in Producers Being out of Compliance

 

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Nashville, TN – Since the mid-80’s, many Tennessee producers have implemented a no-till system on their land. The no-till system, which eliminates the use of full-width tillage equipment, provides both economical and conservation benefits to the producer.

Prior to the adoption of no-till, the degree of top soil loss was astounding.

Vertical tillage increases erosion, depletes organic matter, increases weed pressure in addition to reducing water infiltration and yield potential.

Vertical tillage increases erosion, depletes organic matter, increases weed pressure in addition to reducing water infiltration and yield potential.

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