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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam introduces Anti-Meth Production Legislation

 

Proposal aims to reduce production without inconveniencing majority of consumers

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced legislation to reduce the growing problem of methamphetamine production in Tennessee.

The goal of the Tennessee Anti-Meth Production (TAMP) Act is to limit access to pseudoephedrine or ephedrine products to those who are using it illegally while not overburdening law-abiding Tennesseans who need temporary cold and sinus relief.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam addresses the methamphetamine production problem in Tennessee with Anti-Meth Production Legislation.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam addresses the methamphetamine production problem in Tennessee with Anti-Meth Production Legislation.

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Tennessee Department of Health names Richard Steece Director of Laboratory Services

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Richard S. Steece, PhD, D(ABMM) has been named director of the Tennessee Department of Health’s Division of Laboratory Services. In this position, Steece will direct all TDH microbiology and environmental lab programs and services.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Steece to our team,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “His practical experiences at the regional, national and international levels will serve Tennesseans well.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Red Cross Responds as Bitter Temperatures cover much of U.S.; Offers Safety Steps

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross is helping people impacted by the frigid cold air covering two-thirds of the country, and offers steps people can take to stay safe during this dangerous weather.

“Our volunteers remain on stand-by to respond if there is a significant, unforeseen, emergency incident or event that displaces individuals from their normal place of dwelling which would cause us to open an emergency shelter,” said David Kitchen, Regional Disaster Program Officer. “We have been closely monitoring the weather system for the past several days and as soon as we realized that the flash freeze had the potential to strand motorists as well as to cause life-threatening situations, we immediately began activating our disaster action plan.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Thanksgiving’s Beginnings

 
The First Thanksgiving 1621

The First Thanksgiving 1621

Clarksville, TN – Throughout history, people have given thanks for many reasons. Thanks is given often in joyful celebration and sometimes in solemn, even prayerful, ceremony.

The United States, over hundreds of years, has come to observe a national holiday for giving thanks.

It is a time to celebrate family and friends, the arrival of crisp fall weather, the turning of the leaves, football, turkey, cornbread dressing and pumpkin pie. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Volleyball travels to MT Invitational this weekend

 

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN - Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team begins a three-week stretch where it will not leave the state of Tennessee, beginning with a four-match stay at the MT Invitational, Friday-Saturday, hosted by Middle Tennessee.

Senior Lauren Henderson and the Lady Govs volleyball team travel to Murfreesboro for the MT Invitational, Friday and Saturday. (Brittney Sparn - APSU Sports Information)

Senior Lauren Henderson and the Lady Govs volleyball team travel to Murfreesboro for the MT Invitational, Friday and Saturday. (Brittney Sparn – APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Emerald Ash Borer findings continue to spread

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees, has been found in Jackson and Scott counties. The identification was made recently and has been confirmed by USDA.

Both counties will now be placed under quarantine. Earlier this summer, Hamilton County was also placed under quarantine when EAB was found in trees near a rail hub in Chattanooga, TN.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division reports Emerald Ash Borer found in Hamilton County

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees, has been found in Hamilton County. The identification was made recently and has been confirmed by USDA.

The find in Hamilton County is of particular concern because it is not adjacent to the already quarantined areas in East Tennessee. At least a dozen trees adjacent to the rail lines in Chattanooga and an EAB trap located in a park near the rail hub tested positive for the insect.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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Facts about the Fourth of July, 2013

 

U.S. Department of Commerce - United States Census BureauWashington, D.C. – On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation.

As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country.

Here are some facts about the Fourth of July from the United States Census Bureau.

Fourth of July at the Capitol

Fourth of July at the Capitol

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First Thursday Art Walk to be Held on June 6th, 2013

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent. «Read the rest of this article»

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National Interscholastic Cycling Association announces High School Cycling League in Tennessee

 

Tennessee High School Cycling LeagueClarksville, TN – The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) a youth development organization governing high school mountain biking in the United States, today announced the Tennessee High School Cycling League as one of three new leagues in its expanding national program.

Tenessee’s entry into the national association marks a significant step towards NICA’s mission of providing high school mountain biking coast to coast by 2020.

Cycling Team

Cycling Team

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