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American Red Cross issues Emergency Call for Blood Donors

 

American Red Cross

American Red CrossNashville, TN – A donation shortfall over the winter holidays is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to give now to prevent a blood shortage from continuing throughout winter and affecting patient care.

The Red Cross collected more than 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s than needed to sustain a sufficient blood supply. During this period, about 1,350 fewer blood drives were hosted by volunteer sponsor groups than required to meet patient needs as busy holiday schedules kept many donors away.

Fewer drives, busy holiday schedules lead to blood shortage says American Red Cross. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

Fewer drives, busy holiday schedules lead to blood shortage says American Red Cross. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

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Arvidsson hat-trick leads Nashville Predators over the Washington Capitals 7-2

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators defeated the Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals tonight at Bridgestone Arena, 7-2, behind Viktor Arvidssons hat-trick. 

Arvidsson has now scored nine goals in nine games for the Predators and shows no sign of wear and tear after returning from a broken thumb. 

Washington was completing a “back-to-back” series tonight in Nashville, having lost in St. Louis last night to the Blues.  The Capitals started their back up in goal, Pheonix Copley, and he got a very rude welcome to the music city. 

Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson (33) scores a goal against Washington Capitals goaltender Pheonix Copley (1) during the first period at Bridgestone Arena. (Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson (33) scores a goal against Washington Capitals goaltender Pheonix Copley (1) during the first period at Bridgestone Arena. (Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Offers Do’s and Don’ts for Using Wood-Burning Heating Alternatives

 

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Colder temperatures are in the forecast for many Tennesseans as we approach the weekend, and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is reminding Volunteer State residents to keep safety in mind when choosing to use alternative heating options as a way to stay warm.

Wood-burning heat sources, like wood stoves and fireplaces, are common in Tennessee and are just as hazardous as traditional heating sources (electric, gas). According to state fire data from 2013 – 2017, wood-burning stoves or fireplaces were involved in 9% of heating fires, but accounted for 38% of heating fire deaths.

Wood-Burning Heating Equipment Cause Over $10.7M in Loss from 2013-2017 according to the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Wood-Burning Heating Equipment Cause Over $10.7M in Loss from 2013-2017 according to the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office.

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Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development says Federal Employees May Be Eligible for Unemployment

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD)

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) says the partial shutdown of the United States government currently impacts more than 25,000 Tennesseans. Many furloughed federal workers are not on the job, while others continue to work without pay.

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development manages the federally funded unemployment insurance program.

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Customs House Museum exhibition “Setting the Stage” will be on display through March 3rd

 

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Skeletons, vintage rabbits, and ceramic cats are but a few of the quirky objects found in the Customs House Museum’s Crouch Gallery. Matthew Deric Gore’s exhibition, Setting the Stage, brings to life trinkets and flowers within moody, dark backgrounds of shadowed wallpapers.

Strange pairings make for interesting narratives for the viewer’s imagination in Gore’s realistic style of painting.

Matthew Deric Gore's "Setting the Stage" exhibition now on diplay at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

Matthew Deric Gore’s “Setting the Stage” exhibition now on diplay at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency releases New Smartphone App

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA)

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is launching a new smartphone app, “TWRA on the Go,” with enhanced features to make it easier to hunt, fish, boat, and enjoy wildlife.

“We are always looking for ways to make it more convenient for those who enjoy the outdoors,” said Michael May, TWRA Assistant Director. “The new app makes it easy to go paperless and report your deer or turkey harvest with or without cell service.”

TWRA on the Go

TWRA on the Go

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Nashville Predators fall to the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3 behind Aho’s hat trick

 

Nashville PredatorsRaleigh, NC – The Nashville Predators fell to the Carolina Hurricanes this afternoon behind 21 year old Sebastian Aho’s hat trick, 6-3.

The 21 year old took center stage while an old nemesis in net, Petr Mrazek, stonewalled the Predators for the win.  Mrazek has beaten the Predators 7 times dating back to his days with the Detroit Red WIngs. 

Aho put the ‘Canes on the board at 15:44 of the first period when he took the puck in the neutral zone and beat Pekka Rinne through the five-hole for the early 1-0 lead.

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin (74) and Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson (33) go after the loose puck during the first period at PNC Arena. (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin (74) and Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson (33) go after the loose puck during the first period at PNC Arena. (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

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Government Shutdown Creates New Deadline For Those Who Depend On SNAP

 

Tennessee Department of Human Services

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is taking steps today to alert SNAP recipients of a very important deadline imposed by the USDA. Individuals who are renewing their benefits or filing a 6 month Simplified Report form need to have any required paperwork in by the end of business Monday, January 14th.

Meeting this deadline is an important step to ensure February benefits are available to those who qualify during the government shutdown.

Tennessee Department of Human Services needs paperwork submitted by Monday to ensure February SNAP benefits remain available during the federal government shutdown.

Tennessee Department of Human Services needs paperwork submitted by Monday to ensure February SNAP benefits remain available during the federal government shutdown.

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APSU Track and Field heads to Birmingham for Vulcan Invitational

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Women's Track and FieldClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) track and field gets its first opportunity to get familiar with the home of the 2019 Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championships when the Govs travel to Birmingham, Alabama for the Vulcan Invitational, hosted by UAB at the Birmingham CrossPlex.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field to participate in the Vulcan Invitational in Birmingham Alabama, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field to participate in the Vulcan Invitational in Birmingham Alabama, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Saint Thomas Health Mobile Mammography Coach to be at Hilltop Supermarket Saturday, January 12th

 

Hilltop SupermarketClarksville, TN – The Saint Thomas Health Our Mission in Motion Mobile Mammography Coach will be at Hilltop Supermarket’s parking lot from 9:00am until 3:00pm this Saturday, January 12th, 2019.

The coach provides mammography for women who cannot afford the time away from work for appropriate screenings. It also helps women with no insurance through support from organizations like Susan G. Komen.

Our Mission in Motion Mobile Mammography

Our Mission in Motion Mobile Mammography

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