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Written by Joe Pitts
Nashville, TN – House Bill 21, sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) was successful in passing the Transportation Full Committee and now moves on to the Finance sub-Committee. This legislation is known as the Shadow “Shada” Brooke Lowe bill.
This legislation will allow families of victims of impaired drivers, where the impaired driver was also killed, to have a sign erected in memory of the family member. It is to be heard in the Finance Sub-committee on February 22nd.
“It was fitting this legislation was approved by the committee on February 14th, Shada’s 24th birthday,” Pitts said. “Her mother said even though February 14th was a tough day, the idea of some sort of justice for her really helps.”
Written by Joe Pitts
Nashville, TN – House Bill 21, sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) was successful in passing out of the Transportation Sub-Committee. This legislation is known as the Shadow “Shada” Brooke Lowe legislation.
This legislation will allow for families of victims of drunk drivers where the drunk driver was also killed to have a sign erected in their family member’s memory. It is scheduled to be heard in the full Transportation Committee next Tuesday, February 14th.
“When Shada’s mother was notified of its passage, her comment was “Thank the Lord”, Pitts said. The Senate bill, SB 17, is sponsored by Sen. Kerry Roberts, R-Springfield.
Clarksville’s Dining with the Stars announces Former U.S. Attorney General, Judge Alberto Gonzalez as Keynote Speaker
Clarksville, TN – Judge Alberto Gonzalez, former U.S. Attorney General, will be the keynote speaker at the 4th annual Dining with the Stars Gala on March 4th, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Riverview Inn.
Presently Judge Gonzales is a member of the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions and he serves on the board of directors for the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville and the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
Previously he was also an appointee of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to the Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments and the Governor’s Management Fellows Executive Committee.
Written by Joe Pitts
Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) has sponsored fifteen bills (the limit is 15) this legislative session and over the next few weeks we will send out a series of updates explaining the proposals and providing an update on their progress in the system.
Property Tax Relief for Veterans, Disabled and Elderly Homeowners – House Bill 20/Senate Bill 23 (Sen. Mark Green (R-Clarksville) is our attempt to undo the changes made to this program in 2015 by the passage of the “Save the Tax Relief Act”, sponsored by Rep. John Ragan (R-Oak Ridge).
Mayor visits School, Senior Citizens Center
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan addressed a patriotic assembly at Rossview Middle School, celebrated military veterans with a proclamation at Clarksville Senior Citizens Center, and attended a breakfast fundraiser for “SAFE: Soldiers and Families Embraced” on Thursday as she helped groups across Clarksville get in the spirit of Veterans Day.
Clarksville, TN – When the Austin Peay State University Department of Agriculture was a long way from being the fastest-growing college department of agriculture in Tennessee that it is today, one man believed in the potential of both the department and the APSU Farm, a 440-acre plot of land now known as the Farm and Environmental Education Center.
“Dr. Gaines Hunt single-handedly kept the APSU Farm going for several years – sometimes with his own equipment, time and money,” John Bartee Jr., co-chair of the APSU agriculture advisory committee, said. “From an alumni perspective, he’s had a huge impact on the department and the university.”
Clarksville, TN – Soldiers may deploy into combat as a unit, but too often, the journey home is lonely and discouraging. Combat veterans – both men and women – may make the physical journey successfully back to the states but finding the way home after war – navigating the pain, the losses and the guilt – can take years. You can help, though.
Join SAFE: Soldiers and Families Embraced, community leaders and your neighbors on Thursday, November 10th, 2016, to share a meal at the organization’s annual fundraising breakfast, “Lighting the Way Home.”
Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts
Clarksville, TN – One federal agency, four state departments and fifteen months later, the phone call Scott Thomas, owner of Thomas Lumber Company in Clarksville made to Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts about his company’s need to have current employees and applicants tested for a commercial drivers’ license has ended in a victory for job applicants and companies in northern Middle Tennessee.
On Thursday, September 22nd, a red ribbon was cut on the mobile commercial drivers’ license testing site at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) in Clarksville.
Atlanta, GA – The Internal Revenue Service warns taxpayers against telephone scammers targeting students and parents during the back-to-school season and demanding payments for non-existent taxes, such as the “Federal Student Tax.”
People should be on the lookout for IRS impersonators calling students and demanding that they wire money immediately to pay a fake “federal student tax.” If the person does not comply, the scammer becomes aggressive and threatens to report the student to the police to be arrested.
Cunningham, TN – On Saturday, July 30th, 2016 the Central Civitan Club hosted the 108th annual Lone Oak Picnic at the Central Civitan Building. The event began at 10:00am and went on until around 3:00pm.
There was plenty of good conversations, entertainment and great food to go around. Those running for office were allowed to address everyone in attendance starting at 11:00am.
“We had a pretty good crowd this year. Appreciate everyone being here. If you weren’t able to be here, I’m sorry you missed it. Maybe you can be here next year,” said Larry Pitts with Central Civitan.
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