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AAA reports nearly 35 Million Traveling for Labor Day, Highest since Recession-Driven Decline

 

1.3 percent more people plan to travel during final summer holiday

AAATampa, FL – AAA Travel projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013.

Nearly 86 percent of travelers (29.7 million) will celebrate the holiday with a final road trip before summer comes to a close and many children head back to school.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation reports select City Pools have season extended through Labor Day

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation may have closed their public pools for the summer season, but, New Providence Pool and Beachaven Pool will be extending the Summer Swim Season!

Current summer pool passes will be honored during the extended hours.

New Providence Pool and Beachaven Pool have swimming season extended until September 1st.

New Providence Pool and Beachaven Pool have swimming season extended until September 1st.

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AAA says over 41 Million Americans expected to take an Independence Day Getaway

 

Optimistic Americans are dusting off credit cards, helping to boost overall holiday travel volume 1.9% over last year

AAATampa, FL - AAA Travel projects 41 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend, a 1.9 percent increase from the 40.3 million people who traveled last year and a nearly 14 percent increase compared to the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

The majority of travelers will be celebrating their freedom with a road trip, with more than eight in 10 (34.8 million) choosing to travel by automobile, the highest level since 2007. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee’s Soggy Summer Doesn’t Dampen Fall’s Farm Fun

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – “We grew 134 varieties of pumpkins and gourds this year, plus the prettiest mums we’ve had yet,” said Andrew Dixon, farmer and operator of Granddaddy’s Farm near Nashville. “The rain didn’t hold us back. In fact, the corn maze is taller and greener, and everything is better than it’s been since we’ve opened the place—I think even the racing pigs run faster!”

Tennessee’s cool, rainy summer may have been a mixed blessing for farmers, helping some crops and hampering others, but now that fall is here, the state’s agritourism operators see no downside. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Lady Govs Golf improves on second day of Chris Banister Golf Classic

 

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUGlencoe, AL – Austin Peay State University women’s golf team shaved three strokes off its first-round score but still finds itself in fourth place after two days of the 18th Annual Chris Banister Golf Classic, being played at Silver Lakes Golf Course.

Austin Peay Women's Golf. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Golf. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan’s Labor Day Message

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – For more than 120 years, Americans have celebrated Labor Day as a way to recognize the countless contributions American workers have made to our nation.

On this special day, I want to thank all Clarksvillians who continue to bring about our community’s strength and prosperity.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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History of Labor Day

 

2013 Labor Day - U.S. Department of LaborWashington, D.C. – Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886.

President Woodrow Wilson (Left) with American Federation of Labor founder and long-time president, Samuel Gompers (Center), and DOL Secretary William B Wilson at an undated Labor Day Rally.

President Woodrow Wilson (Left) with American Federation of Labor founder and long-time president, Samuel Gompers (Center), and DOL Secretary William B Wilson at an undated Labor Day Rally.

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Austin Peay State University Women’s Golf at Chris Banister Golf Classic Labor Day Weekend

 

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUGlenco, AL – Austin Peay State University women’s golf team will open the 2013-14 season this Labor Day weekend when it travels south to compete in the 18th Annual Chris Banister Golf Classic at Silver Lakes Golf Course.

APSU Lady Govs' Jessica Cathey . (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Lady Govs’ Jessica Cathey . (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Montgomery County Government offices Closed Monday, September 2nd, 2013 in Observance of Labor Day

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – In observance of Labor Day, Montgomery County Governmnet offices will be closed on Monday, September 2nd. Public Safety personnel will report as scheduled.

County offices will reopen Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 for regularly scheduled business hours.

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Clarksville City Office Closed Monday, September 2nd, 2013 in Observance of Labor Day

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan reminds everyone that all City of Clarksville offices will be closed on Monday, September 2nd, 2013, in recognition of the Labor Day holiday.

City offices will reopen Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 for regularly scheduled business hours.

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