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Vietnam Veterans of America held their annual Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil Sunday night, May 24th

 

Clarksville, TN – On Sunday, May 25th, the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 396 held their annual Candlelight Vigil to remember the men and women who were left behind in Vietnam when American forces withdrew in 1975.

It is a solemn occasion when a nation gathers together to honor its soldiers, those who lived to come home, but even more importantly those who did not.

LTC (Retired) Jose Garcia delivering the keynote address at the 2015 Vietnam Veterans of America Candle Light Vigil.

LTC (Retired) Jose Garcia delivering the keynote address at the 2015 Vietnam Veterans of America Candle Light Vigil.

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Tennessee Democratic Party demands Government Accountability, Asks Governor to call a Special Session to pass Insure Tennessee

 

Latest Vanderbilt Poll shows up to two-thirds of registered voters want Insure Tennessee

Tennessee Democratic Party - TNDPNashville, TN – With 64 percent of registered voters favoring Insure Tennessee, Democrats will convene a press conference to demand that Republicans be accountable to the people of the state.

They will also call on Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to call another special session to approve the plan.

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Assault of Clarksville Police Officer Leads to Vehicle Pursuit

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville TN – Just after 12:00pm Saturday, May 23rd, 2015, Clarksville Police Department District Three Patrol Officer Brad Crowe was dispatched to the Victoria’s Secret store in Governors Square Mall at 2801 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard to investigate an E911 report of intimidation and shoplifting.

A store manager told the officer that three black females had gotten into a confrontation with her, cursing her, throwing a dress, and threatening to hit her.

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Nashville’s Street Corner Symphony keeps the beat in new American Heart Association CPR video

 

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – A new video is capitalizing on the popularity of a cappella – and a Nashville group who’s achieved national fame – to help teach people how to perform Hands-Only CPR.

It features Nashville’s own ​Street Corner Symphony interrupting a family dinner with a classic disco song. The message is two-fold: call 911 when you see a teen or adult collapse, and push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the Bee Gees’ song “Stayin’ Alive.”

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission sets Two Buck Limit for State’s 2015-16 Hunting Seasons

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) has voted to reduce the white-tailed buck limit for the 2015-16 seasons. Deer hunters will now be able to take a total of two bucks throughout the deer hunting seasons.

After months of discussion and consideration, the action came during the TFWC’s May meeting which concluded Friday at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Ray Bell Region III Building. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson announces THDA Grant to Provide Housing for Homeless Veterans

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson announced that the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) had recently awarded a $235,705 Housing Trust Fund (HTF) grant to Buffalo Valley.

The grant will be used to finance the rehabilitation of six homes that will provide transitional housing for 48 homeless Veterans. Two of the homes are located in Clarksville and will serve up to 14 individuals.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Tennessee Department of Health says make a Healthy Splash this Summer; Share the Fun, Not the Germs

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Many public pools in Tennessee and around the country open for the season on Memorial Day. While swimming is a fun way to be active and beat the heat, thousands of Americans get sick every year from germs found in pools and other swimming places.

The Tennessee Department of Health joins the observance of Healthy and Safe Swimming during the Memorial Day Weekend to spread the word about helping keep swimming sites safe and healthy.

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Clarksville Police report shooting at Summit Heights

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – District Two patrol units were dispatched to a reported shooting in the Summit Heights neighborhood at 3:34pm today, May 22nd, 2015. Officers discovered a man with multiple gunshot wounds and a white SUV with bullet damage at the Summit Heights exit onto Paradise Hill Road.

The man was taken by ambulance to a landing zone at Barksdale Elementary School and loaded onto a Life-Flight helicopter for transport to a Nashville hospital. The victim is still alive at this time.

Life-Flight helicopter taking victim to Nashville.

Life-Flight helicopter taking victim to Nashville.

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TWRA says 2015 Boating Season Kicks Off with Memorial Day Weekend

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Memorial Day holiday weekend is regarded as the unofficial start to the summer boating season and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants to emphasize the use of life jackets while boating in a safe and responsible manner.

Annually, the Memorial Day weekend is one of the year’s busiest boating weekends. Last year over the holiday weekend, there was one boating-related fatality which came while a Knoxville resident was launching his boat from a trailer on Douglas Lake.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation suspends Road Construction for Memorial Day Weekend

 

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – Road construction won’t slow motorists down as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 22nd through 6:00am on Tuesday, May 26th.

TDOT says Lane Closures Activity Won’t Delay Memorial Day Travelers (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

TDOT says Lane Closures Activity Won’t Delay Memorial Day Travelers (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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