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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioners Bill Gibbons and Many-Bears Grinder announce “Highway for Heroes” Program

 

Program Will Assist Veterans With Commercial Driving Experience Finding Jobs As Commercial Drivers

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced the launch of the “Highways for Heroes” program that will help veterans and active military personnel who drove commercial grade vehicles during military service more easily find jobs as commercial truck drivers.

Under legislation passed by the General Assembly in 2013, the road skills test may be waived for qualified military personnel applying for a Tennessee commercial driver license (CDL). Applicants, however, are required to pass the applicable CDL knowledge test.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for April 12th, 2015

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include: Queen City Road Race, Fun with Fido, Yoga in the Park and Warrior Week Concert and Car, Truck, & Bike Show.

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U.S. Soldiers to get one-percent pay raise in New Year

 

United States Department of Defense - DoDWashington, DC – Most Soldiers will receive a one-percent increase in basic pay in January along with a 2.9-percent increase in their basic allowance for subsistence.

The new rates for basic pay, basic allowance for housing, basic allowance for subsistence, and the cost of living allowance rates for the contiguous United States were announced by DOD on December 22nd, and will take effect on New Year’s Day.

The new rates for basic pay, basic allowance for housing, basic allowance for subsistence, and the cost of living allowance rates for the contiguous United States were announce Dec. 22, 2014, by DOD, and will take effect on New Year's Day. (U.S. Air Force)

The new rates for basic pay, basic allowance for housing, basic allowance for subsistence, and the cost of living allowance rates for the contiguous United States were announced Dec. 22, 2014, by DOD, and will take effect on New Year’s Day. (U.S. Air Force)

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Credo Amouzouvik speaks at the 106th Annual Lone Oak Picnic

 

Election 2014Cunningham, TN – U.S. House of Representatives District 7 candidate Credo Amouzouvik spoke at the 106th Annual Lone Oak Picnic held by the Central Civitan Club on Saturday, July 27th, 2014.

I am a war wounded veteran from Fort Campbell running for Congress in the 7th District of Tennessee. A fresh start and a new direction is what I am bringing to the table,” said Amouzouvik.

A fresh start and a new direction where our senior citizens are not beat up on. A fresh start and a new direction where social security is guaranteed to those who have worked hard their entire life,” stated Amouzouvik.

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Democrat Dan Cramer looks to represent Tennessee 7th Congressional District

 

Election 2014Clarksville, TN  Retired Army Helicopter Pilot Dan Cramer has announced he will run to represent Tennessee’s 7th district in the U.S. House of Representatives, pledging to focus on the responsibility to govern that is entrusted to every member of congress.

Dan has made a commitment to restoring opportunity and prosperity to the middle class and to tackle the hard work of addressing issues like tax reform, immigration, and the national debt.

Tennessee 7th Congressional District candidate Dan Cramer.

Tennessee 7th Congressional District candidate Dan Cramer.

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APSU creates military tuition assistance scholarship to help students impacted by Federal Government shutdown

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Last Friday, Austin Peay State University officials distributed an email to their active duty military students, letting them know plans were being put in place to keep them in school regardless of the temporary shutdown of Tuition Assistance (TA), a benefit provided by the military to cover tuition expenses incurred by active duty military pursuing college credit.

On Monday, after notification was sent stating the federal budget had not passed, APSU president Tim Hall initiated an effort to implement a scholarship to offset the shutdown of TA. «Read the rest of this article»

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Gary Mathews Automotive Group celebrating Clarksville and Fort Campbell

 

Gary Mathews Motors or ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Gary Mathews Automotive Group is celebrating Clarksville and Fort Campbell with Customer Appreciation Sales for the entire month of October for All Gary Mathews dealerships in Middlle Tennessee.

Gary Mathews has been an ardent supporter of the troops from Ft. Campbell, hosting benefit golf tournaments, and offering special pricing and financing to all active U.S. Military Personnel.  Mathews has launched an advertising campaign from now til the end of December 2013, that will not only introduce people to the ‘Highly Qualified’ Mathews Auto Team at Gary Mathews Motors and to the New Marina, but also to the River District and the greater Clarksville area.

Gary Mathews, James Corlew, and Don Jenkins were inducted into the Red Coat Society Saturday Night at halftime of the Austin Peay Governors vs. Youngstown State basketball game.

Local businessman Gary Mathews being inducted into the APSU Red Coat Society for his contributions to the University and it’s athletics programs.

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Government Shutdown

 

U.S. Federal GovernmentWashington, D.C. – Congress and President Barack Obama had until Monday at midnight to pass the 2014 spending bill and failed to do so. As of 12:01 Tuesday Morning, parts of the federal government are officially shut down due to lack of funding to operate.

There was a last ditch effort to negotiate the differences between the House and Senate bills using a bipartisan conference commmitte, but it was rejected. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville couple has a lifetime of Elvis memories

 

Clarksville, TN – Walker and Judy McCutcheon are big Elvis Presley fans.

HUGE!

And if you know the two retired Fort Campbell school teachers, then you know what a big understatement that is.

But their love and appreciation of the music of their generation, runs deeper than just the legend the world knows simply by his first name….Elvis.

Judy and Walker McCutcheon-(photo by Bill Larson Clarksville Online)

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Tennessee Representative Curtis Johnson, Senator Mark Green Pro-Veteran Bill Officially Signed Into Law

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – A bill sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson (R–Clarksville) and State Senator Mark Green (R–Clarksville) was officially signed into law this week by Governor Bill Haslam during a ceremony in Nashville’s Old Supreme Court Chambers.

As signed, House Bill 25 waives the state’s commercial drivers license skills test requirement for honorably discharged service members if they have already passed the test while in service.

Pro-Veteran Bill Officially Signed Into Law by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Pro-Veteran Bill Officially Signed Into Law by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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