Topic: John Tidwell
Clarksville, TN – The Friends of are pursuing a purchase of 30 acres adjacent to Clarksville’s only state park, Dunbar Cave State Natural Area (DCSNA). The 30 acres, known as the Ritter-Caroland property, is the only remaining property contiguous to the park that is undeveloped.
The current park consists of 110 acres. This additional 30 acres would greatly expand the size of the park, as well as protect the environment of the area which includes the Red River Watershed (the drainage system for the park.)
Tennessee State Licensure Renewal Bill aiding Military Personnel Passes House of Representatives Unanimously
TDOT Issues Two Important Public Meeting Notices impacting Clarksville-Montgomery County
Nashville, TN – House Bill 0422 (Senate Bill 493) which would expedite issuance of certain professional licenses and temporarily extend certain licenses for active duty personnel that were deployed when their licenses came due for renewal passed unanimously in the House of Representatives on Monday, March 11th.
Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville), sponsor of the House bill said “The legislation sets a clear process for professional license renewal when our active duty military personnel are deployed at the time of that renewal.”
The House of Representatives passed the bill unanimously and the Senate will take up the bill on Monday, March 18th.
A bill has been filed to close poor performing for-profit virtual schools
John Tidwell, Tennessee State Representative for District 74
Nashville, TN – The day after a news story by News Channel 5’s Phil Williams broke alleging a potential grade-fixing scheme by the K12, Inc. operated Tennessee Virtual Academy, the House Education Subcommittee heard legislation that would limit or abolish this underperforming and highly controversial experiment.
Passed in 2011 despite overwhelming evidence of poor performance nationwide, the Tennessee Virtual Schools Act allowed the for-profit Virginia based firm K12, Inc. to begin operating in our state. Since then, the Tennessee Virtual Academy has achieved the lowest scores possible (1 out of a potential 5) in all categories of the state’s TVAAS grading system. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Democratic Party gathered at the Smith Trahern mansion on December 11 to celebrate Christmas and to honor local volunteers and Montgomery County’s statesmen for their service.
State Senator Tim Barnes received a plaque noting his service to the party and to his Montgomery County constituency over the past four years. The party also recognized State Representatives Joe Pitts and John Tidwell who will both continue the elected offices.
Sportsmen Have a Leader They Can Trust in Representative John Tidwell
Nashville, TN – In recognition for his years of support for the Second Amendment and the rights of hunters, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has endorsed Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell for re-election.
Trevor Santos, Tennessee State Liaison for the NRA-ILA, said of Representative Tidwell that voters can trust him as a “solid pro-gun/pro-hunting candidate who strongly supports our Second Amendment freedoms and hunting heritage.”
Palmyra, TN - The Taste of Shiloh event opened Saturday, August 25th, 2012, at the Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall with an overwhelming display of pinwheel appetizers, chicken stuffing with giblet gravy, barbecue, enchiladas, and double ricotta lasagna entrees, followed by gingerbread berry shortcake, caramel pie, and double chocolate cookies for dessert.
Two long counters were filled with too many foods to list.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell recently attended meetings in Washington DC in Senator Lamar Alexander’s office for discussions about several TVA programs.
The future of the New Johnsonville Steam Plant, the TVA managed shore land use plans and the recent increased fee proposals on water related businesses were discussed. These are due to go into effect January 1st, 2013. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – District 74 State Representative John Tidwell makes the first impression of a “good old country boy” who just climbed out of the combine to greet you. Once you get him started, he’s like your country neighbor talking about the crops and the livestock, he’s probably not going to stop talking until you tell him you’ve got to get home for dinner, but make no mistake, he’s just as comfortable roaming the halls of the Tennessee Legislature as he is leaning against the fencepost “shooting the breeze.”
Tidwell was a guest on “Clarksville in Review” this weekend on1400am with host Hank Bonecutter, on the heals of last Thursday’s primary where Lauri Day defeated Nick Steward for the republican nomination.
Who is Lauri Day and why does she want to serve in the Tennessee Legislature?
Clarksville, TN – Appearing on WJZM1400am radios “Clarksville in Review,” Lauri Day says that three years ago, God laid it on her heart that this is what she was supposed to do, and has been spending the last two years visiting the legislature, and following legislation that affects Tennessee. Day has never been elected to public office, but says she’s eager to represent the citizens of the district and be a citizen representative. “I’ve been very busy as a citizen, studying the issues, and I have skills that will lend to being very effective to my constituents.”
Day’s republican opponent is Clarksville city councilman Nick Steward. Day says she does not want to dwell on Steward’s shortcomings, and admissions of wrong doing in the military. “I want the people of District 74 to vote for me, and not against Nick Steward. I want the citizens to know who I am, and what I stand for. You do what you’re allowed to do, and that shouldn’t impose on the district as a whole. To do the true job of a statesman, you find the commonality of everyone.”
Clarksville, TN – Embattled Ward 1 Clarksville City Councilman, and state legislative candidate Nick Steward, admitted to stealing from the Army while serving in Afghanistan, and receiving a “general discharge” for his crime.
In an exclusive interview on Clarksville news talk radio station, «Read the rest of this article», Steward said that he took some computer parts for his personal use while ordering supplies for his unit. Steward said he was caught “by my chain of command” and eventually discharged from service. This is the first time that Steward has admitted to his indiscretion publicly.
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