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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.


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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Fort Campbell Soldiers Reintegrate into their Communities through Boots to Business program


Boots to BusinessClarksville, TN – As a Clarksville native, Fort Campbell has always been a part of local life for me, one I admit I sometimes take for granted. Fort Campbell and Clarksville have formed a symbiotic relationship over the years, though. Without Fort Campbell, Clarksville would be much, much smaller; both economically, and culturally.

One of the great benefits of Fort Campbell’s proximity to Clarksville is the ethnic and cultural diversity it infuses into our community. Clarksville is definitely a “New South” city, in part, because people who have grown up in Clarksville in the last few generations have grown up around people from all over the world, brought here by and through their connections to Fort Campbell. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Offers New Graduate Degree


Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN - This fall, Austin Peay State University will offer a new graduate degree that will bring together science and business skills to give students a greater competitive advantage in the workforce.  The Professional Science Masters, or PSM, will enable students to pursue advanced training in science or mathematics while developing workplace skills.

The PSM at APSU will be a fully online degree program, allowing students to work on a degree while continuing to hold employment. Students can pursue one of two concentrations – data management and analysis or predictive analytics.  Both concentrations are ideal for anyone with a bachelor’s degree, working in industry or military and having a desire to advance their career with a technical degree.   «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts’ Legislative Update

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Joe Pitts

Nashville, TN - Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Acting Commissioner Burns Phillips announced that the 108th General Assembly passed legislation that continues the funding of unemployment benefits for spouses of military personnel who leave their jobs to transfer to a new assignment.

Funding for the program for the current fiscal year was nearly exhausted, prompting the legislative action.

“We’re pleased the General Assembly approved appropriation for this benefit to trailing spouses for the remainder of this fiscal year as well as for the fiscal year beginning July 1st, 2013,” said Phillips. “This action shows support of our military families and we hope lessens the stress that goes with active duty transfers.” «Read the rest of this article»

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