Topic: Maury County
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct a “No Refusal” traffic safety enforcement campaign during the 2016 New Year’s Eve holiday period beginning Friday, December 30th, at 6:00pm and concluding Sunday, January 1st, at 11:59pm.
State troopers will perform saturation patrols and bar/tavern checks as well as seat belt, sobriety and driver’s license checkpoints during the holiday. All of Tennessee’s 95 counties will have troopers working to ensure a safe holiday as we conclude the year.
The state statute regarding “No Refusal” allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers.
Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch that is in effect until 9:00pm CT for Clarksville-Montgomery County and the Northwest half of Middle Tennessee.
There is also a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for the area from midnight tonight through 6:00am Sunday.
Some strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible through this evening. Main concerns will be severe thunderstorms that can develop damaging winds. Isolated hail and the formation of a tornado can not totally be ruled out.
1,451 Tennesseans Die from Drug Overdoses in 2015
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,451 people died from drug overdoses in the state in 2015.
This is the highest annual number of overdose deaths recorded in state history and brings the five-year total for Tennessee to 6,036 lives lost. That figure is approximately the equivalent of every person on 40 mid-size jet liners dying.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is partnering with the University of Tennessee to conduct a comprehensive 6-year wild turkey research project after receiving inconclusive results from a 3-year turkey disease study.
A recently-concluded turkey disease project, conducted by TWRA and the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, was conducted in response to concerns expressed by citizens in southern Middle Tennessee that the agricultural use of chicken litter as fertilizer may serve as a means of disease transmission to wild turkeys.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan was elected co-vice chair of the Middle Tennessee Mayors Caucus as the regional partnership of mayors and county executives met this week to choose officers and endorse state action on transportation funding.
The caucus also elected Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson as its new chairman and Metro Nashville Mayor Megan Barry as a co-vice chair. Anderson steps into the position held by Franklin Mayor Ken Moore for the past three years.
Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) says hazardous weather is possible today for Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee.
There is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. A few storms may become strong to severe, especially West of Interstate 65.
The main threat will be damaging straight line winds and localized flooding through 9:00pm.
Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch which is in effect until 1:00am tonight for areas generally along and north of a line from Waynesboro to Woodbury to Jamestown. This includes the Clarksville-Montgomery County.
Widespread showers and thunderstorms expected through tonight which will lead to locally heavy rainfall of 2 to 4 inches with higher amounts. Intense rainfall rates may lead to several inches of rain in a short amount of time.
Tennessee Historical Commission gives City of Clarksville grant to restore historic Smith-Trahern Mansion
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Historical Commission has awarded 31 grants from the federal Historic Preservation Fund to community and civic organizations for projects that support the preservation of historic and archaeological resources.
“Tennessee’s treasured historic places make our state unique and contribute to our quality of life,” said Patrick McIntyre, state historic preservation officer and executive director of the Tennessee Historical Commission. “These grants will help protect the sites for future generations to study and enjoy.”
Montgomery County’s Keith Lampkin, Jeff Truitt and Joel Wallace Graduate From Leadership Middle Tennessee Program
Thirty Five Graduate From Regional Leadership Program
Nashville, TN – Thirty five community and business leaders from Middle Tennessee have graduated from Leadership Middle Tennessee, Inc., a regional leadership institute.
The 2016 class is from the 10-county area which includes Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson.
Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Nashville reports hot and humid conditions will continue this week for Clarksville-Montgomery County with high temperatures reaching the low to mid 90s across much of Middle Tennessee today through Thursday.
The combination of these hot temperatures with high humidity will lead to uncomfortable heat index values near or above 100 degrees each afternoon.
Take extra precautions if you will be outdoors this week.
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