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Montgomery County Voters Urged to Dedicate Their Vote with Honor Vote

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Tennesseans from Montgomery County will head to the polls on November 6th, 2018 with an updated way to proudly honor someone who is serving or has served our country.

The Honor Vote program allows registered Tennessee voters to dedicate their vote to a U.S. veteran or active duty military member, both online and with a commemorative button, to thank them for protecting our country.

Once enrolled, dedications are posted on the official Honor Vote List as well as the Honor Vote Twitter account @tnhonorvote. Voters can also share their dedication on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #GoVoteTN.

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Clarksville Ceremony to mark unveiling of Pastor Jimmy Terry, Sr. Memorial Highway

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Clarksville, TN – On Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at 10:00am  a ceremony will be held to officially designate the naming of a portion of Hwy 41A North, also known as Providence Boulevard, as the Pastor Jimmy Terry, Sr. Memorial Highway at First Baptist Church in Clarksville. 

A presentation of the signage marking the designation will be made to Sister Servella Terry, widow of the late Pastor Jimmy Terry, and she will also make remarks at the event.

The Montgomery County delegation of the Tennessee General Assembly sought passage of the bill to honor the life, legacy and memory of Pastor Terry after his passing in June 2017. 

A portion of Hwy 41A North, known as Providence Boulevard, will be renamed to the Pastor Jimmy Terry, Sr. Memorial Highway.

A portion of Hwy 41A North, known as Providence Boulevard, will be renamed to the Pastor Jimmy Terry, Sr. Memorial Highway.

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Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce announces Jay Albertia as new Board Chairman

 

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Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Jay Albertia, President and CEO of Progressive Directions, Inc., will assume the role as Board Chairman for the 2018-2019 term.

“Jay is an excellent choice as the next Board Chairman for the Chamber and we are looking forward to being under his leadership this year,” said Chamber Executive Director Melinda Shepard.

Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman Jay Albertia.

Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman Jay Albertia.

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Academy for Academic Excellence holds 2018 Graduation and Awards Ceremony

 

Academy for Academic ExcellenceClarksville, TN – The Academy for Academic Excellence held it Class of 2018 Graduation and Awards Ceremony recently at First Baptist Church.

The evening began with a performance by the Music For Mercy Band, as friends and families of this year’s seven graduating seniors entered the venue. The band was formed after the passing of AAE’s Founder and Director Mercy Yrabedra in 2012, to honor her legacy as a musician and educator.

Academy for Academic Excellence held its 2018 commencement exercises at First Baptist Church.

Academy for Academic Excellence held its 2018 commencement exercises at First Baptist Church.

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Funding Bill for the Genesis Teen Learning Center Approved

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Art Therapy Licensing Bill – House Bill 2150 (Rep. Joe Pitts, D-Clarksville) and Senate Bill 2127 (Senator Ed Jackson, R-Jackson) would set up a licensing procedure through the Tennessee Department of Health.  “This legislation was brought to me by a group of art therapy professionals requesting the State to set up this procedure,” Pitts said. 

Art therapy will be another tool in the toolbox to assist Tennesseans with mental illness, people with cancer, people with Dementias & Alzheimer’s, as well as active duty military, veterans, and military families. 

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts

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Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts Honored for His Twelve Years of Service in the Tennessee House of Representative

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts was honored by House Joint Resolution 910, Thursday on the House Floor for his twelve years of service to his constituents in the 67th District and the citizens of Tennessee.  Rep. Pitts earlier this year announced that he would not run for re-election to the House.

His wife, Cynthia, joined him on the House Floor.  Rep. Pitts thanked his Lord, his wife Cynthia, and others but most of all thanked the people of the 67th House District for the opportunity to represent them for 12 years. 

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts being honored in the Tennessee House of Representatives for his twelve years of service.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts being honored in the Tennessee House of Representatives for his twelve years of service.

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Curtis Johnson: News from the Tennessee Capitol, April 1st, 2018

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68

Nashville, TN – Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts was honored Thursday, March 29th, 2018 on the House Floor for his twelve years of service to his constituents in the 67th District and the citizens of Tennessee. 

Rep. Pitts earlier this year announced that he would not run for re-election to the House.

His wife, Cynthia, joined him on the House Floor. 

As for his future plans, Rep. Pitts said, “I don’t know what my future holds, but I know who holds my future.”

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts honored by colleagues on the House Floor, Thursday, March 29th, 2018.

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts honored by colleagues on the House Floor, Thursday, March 29th, 2018.

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Property Tax Relief for disabled Veterans, disabled persons and low-income elderly homeowners

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – House Bill 1496/Senate Bill 1675 (Sen. Mark Green, R-Clarksville) was passed in the Senate as amended and is now headed to the Governor. The amendment would include the veteran’s spouse.

This legislation corrects a rule change made in October, 2017 which would have caused individuals to lose their eligibility for tax relief if the veteran, low-income elderly, and disabled person if admitted to a nursing home for an indeterminate amount of time.

“Thank you to the Montgomery County Veterans Coalition, the County Officials Association of Tennessee and the Tennessee Office of the Comptroller for their help with this legislation,” said Pitts.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Property Tax Relief for Disabled Veterans, Disabled Persons and Elderly Low-income Homeowners Pass in the House

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Property Tax Relief for disabled Veterans, disabled persons and low-income elderly homeowners, House Bill 1496/Senate Bill 1675 (Sen. Mark Green, R-Clarksville) passed the House Floor on March 12th, 2018 and is headed by to the Senate Floor for a vote on the amendment which would include the veterans spouse.

This legislation corrects a rule change made in October, 2017 which would have caused individuals to lose their eligibility for tax relief if the veteran, low-income elderly, and disabled person if admitted to a nursing home for an indeterminate amount of time.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Credit Report Freeze Legislation Headed to Governor for Signature

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – The Property Tax Relief for disabled Veterans, disabled persons and elderly low-income homeowners, House Bill 1496/Senate Bill 1675 (Sen. Mark Green, R-Clarksville), passed the House Finance, Ways and is scheduled for a House Floor vote on March 12th, 2018, and as amended which includes the veterans spouse.

This legislation corrects a rule change made in October, 2017 which would have caused individuals to lose their eligibility for tax relief if the veteran, low-income elderly, and disabled person if admitted to a nursing home for an indeterminate amount of time.

“I am hopeful we will see this bill pass and the tax relief programs will be left intact and alone in the future,” said Pitts.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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