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Clarksville Commercial Driver License testing location Grand Opening Ceremony

 

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative - House District 67Clarksville, 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.

(L to R) Luis Pisaar, TDOT Director Operations Supervisor; Scott Thomas, Thomas Lumber Company; Catherine Thomas; Sammy Tucker, Supervisor of the Lincoln County TDOT; Amy Lackey, TDOS Director of CDL Services; Dr. Arrita Summers, TCAT; Jason Hicklen, TDOT District Assistant Supervisor of Lincoln & Rutherford Counties;State Representative Joe Pitts; Debbit Griffin, Campus Coordinator of TCAT; and Mark Riggins, Clarksville Gas and Water Department.

(L to R) Luis Pisaar, TDOT Director Operations Supervisor; Scott Thomas, Thomas Lumber Company; Catherine Thomas; Sammy Tucker, Supervisor of the Lincoln County TDOT; Amy Lackey, TDOS Director of CDL Services; Dr. Arrita Summers, TCAT; Jason Hicklen, TDOT District Assistant Supervisor of Lincoln & Rutherford Counties; State Representative Joe Pitts; Debbit Griffin, Campus Coordinator of TCAT; and Mark Riggins, Clarksville Gas and Water Department.

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Bon Aqua, Tennessee Rises on the Legend of Johnny Cash

 

TravelNashville, TN – As the writers of this article we spent the majority of our lives in New Jersey before relocating to Tennessee in late 2015. Being lifelong residents of the Garden State it was almost mandatory compulsory behavior to be a fan of its famous favorite son, Bruce Springsteen – and we were.

But, our fascination with the man centered mainly around his interest in helping with the revitalization and restoration of the shore town that put him on the map in the first place – Asbury Park.

The recently renovated Storytellers Museum in Bon Aqua, Tennessee.

The recently renovated Storytellers Museum in Bon Aqua, Tennessee.

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SAFE Receives Grant from The Healing Trust

 

SAFE - Soldiers and Families EmbracedClarksville, TN – Soldiers And Families Embraced (SAFE) recently received a grant from The Healing Trust, formerly Baptist Healing Trust, which awarded funds totaling over $1.1 Million in its most recent grant cycle.

SAFE’s grant was for $29,500 and will be used to provide counseling to military families. SAFE provides free, confidential, professional counseling to active duty military, veterans and their families.

Shown are Dr. Cathy Self, President and CEO of The Healing Trust, Jodi McCullah, SAFE Executive Director, and Briana Lavacot, SAFE Program Director.

Shown are Dr. Cathy Self, President and CEO of The Healing Trust, Jodi McCullah, SAFE Executive Director, and Briana Lavacot, SAFE Program Director.

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Montgomery County Embraces Technology for Long Distance Ridesharing

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett is proud to introduce Hytch to the citizens of Montgomery County. Hytch is a free phone app available to all smart phone users to match drivers with similar routes for potential ride sharing. The Hytch concept is simple — match, chat, ride, repeat.

Montgomery County Mayor Durrett states, “We know that approximately 20,000 people choose to work outside of Montgomery County with the majority of those using the I-24 corridor between Clarksville and Nashville.”

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is September 21st, 2016

 

The 149th Meeting

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Tennova Healthcare. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Topic: “The 11th Tennessee Infantry”

“The 11th Tennessee Infantry” is the topic for the next Clarksville Civil War Roundtable meeting.

“The 11th Tennessee Infantry” is the topic for the next Clarksville Civil War Roundtable meeting.

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APSU student Nicole Santoyo offers artistic take on “modern” life in the South

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Art can be seen as a window into the world, and Austin Peay State University art and biology double major Nicole Santoyo’s recent work has done that, offering a look into a familiar world through the lenses of an unfamiliar visitor.

Santoyo was awarded a 2015-16 Presidential Research Scholarship (PRS) for her presentation, titled “Southern Epic: Addressing Contemporary Tennessean Life,” a series of oil paintings addressing what she saw as a misrepresentation of the South; namely, a tendency to focus on presenting life in states like Tennessee as more idyllic and glamorous than the reality.

APSU student Nicole Santoyo

APSU student Nicole Santoyo

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APSU Cross Country Teams show improvement in Chattanooga

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsChattanooga, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s and women’s cross country teams continued to make improvements in the second meet of the season, the Powerade Invite, at the Moccasin Bend Race Course.

The Governors men’s team finished fourth out of six competing schools, while the women claimed sixth of seven spots. Other universities competing in the event were Middle Tennessee, who won both events, Alabama, Chattanooga, Samford, Mercer and Alabama A&M.

Austin Peay Cross Country teams did well at Chattanooga. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Cross Country teams did well at Chattanooga. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville Police report Multi-Agency Drug Trafficking Seizure of 180 pounds of Marijuana

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On September 3rd, 2016, at approximately 5:30pm, 180 pounds of marijuana and over $11,000.00 was seized in the parking lot of the Hilton Garden Inn at 290 Alfred Thun Road, Clarksville, TN.

This is just one seizure in an ongoing investigation into a Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) that is responsible for bringing large quantities of drugs into the Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky areas.

180 pounds of marijuana was seized Saturday, September 3rd in the parking lot of the Hilton Garden Inn.

180 pounds of marijuana was seized Saturday, September 3rd in the parking lot of the Hilton Garden Inn.

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Austin Peay State University Football falls at Troy 57-17

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

APSU Football - Austin Peay State UniversityTroy, AL – Junior tight end James Coleman had a career day accounting for 65 yards and two scores on six catches in Austin Peay State’s season opener, a 57-17, loss on the road at FBS level Troy Saturday night in Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Austin Peay tight end James Coleman scored two touchdowns in Saturday's loss to Troy. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay tight end James Coleman scored two touchdowns in Saturday’s loss to Troy. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Soccer on the road this weekend to face Western Kentucky, Lipscomb

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Soccer - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s soccer team will carry a 3-0-0 record into its second weekend road trip, traveling to Western Kentucky, 6:00pm, Friday, and Lipscomb, 5:00pm, Sunday.

Austin Peay Soccer travels to Western Kentucky Friday, then heads to Lipscomb Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Soccer travels to Western Kentucky Friday, then heads to Lipscomb Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

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