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American Red Cross faces Severe Blood Shortage, issues immediate call for Blood, Platelet Donations

 

American Red Cross

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood and platelet donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. Volunteer blood drive hosts are also critically needed to prevent the shortage from worsening this winter. 

During September and October, the Red Cross collected over 21,000 fewer blood and platelet donations than what hospitals needed.

Sara Hernandez has been giving platelets since she was 18 years old. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

Sara Hernandez has been giving platelets since she was 18 years old. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

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Nashville Predators fall to Anaheim Ducks in shootout loss 2-1

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators fell to the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 in a game that went to a shootout after the two teams were tied 1-1 through the overtime period.

The Predators had seven power plays on the night and couldn’t convert on any of those opportunities. 

The power play continues to plague Nashville and it was the teams weak link tonight.

Nashville was playing without one of its stars, Viktor Arvidsson who was a recovering from a hit he received during Saturday’s Dallas Stars victory. 

Anaheim Ducks left wing Pontus Aberg (20) moves in for the puck against Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) during the second period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks left wing Pontus Aberg (20) moves in for the puck against Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) during the second period at Honda Center. Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

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APSU Women’s Basketball loses to hot shooting Vanderbilt

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Women's BasketballNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s basketball team could not overcome a hot-shooting Vanderbilt team, falling 99-70, Monday, at Memorial Gymnasium.

There were plenty of positives to take from the game for the Governors (1-2).

Austin Peay Women's Basketball Sophomore Brianah Ferby had 10 points Monday night in loss at Vanderbilt. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball Sophomore Brianah Ferby had 10 points Monday night in loss at Vanderbilt. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee’s Farmer Veterans Serve Twice

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Agriculture says on Veteran’s Day, we will honor the brave men and women who have served our country, but did you know that some Tennessee veterans are now serving by producing the food we eat and the fiber we use?

Tennessee Veteran Dennis Scales, owner of Running Hog Farm in Rutherford County.

Tennessee Veteran Dennis Scales, owner of Running Hog Farm in Rutherford County.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Recognizes Five Tennessee Veterans

 

Five Military Veteran Tennessee State Employees Honored for Exemplary Service

Tennessee Department of Veterans ServicesNashville, TN -Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston from the Tennessee Military Department to recognize five veteran state employees and more than 470,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras. 

The Governor’s Veterans Day event was held on the second floor of the State Capitol in downtown Nashville.

(Top: L to R) John Briggs, Don Coleman, Angelo Giansante, (Bot: L to R) William Houser, and Paul Nielsen.

(Top: L to R) John Briggs, Don Coleman, Angelo Giansante, (Bot: L to R) William Houser, and Paul Nielsen.

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Truform Manufacturing LLC to Expand Operations in Dickson

 

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development 

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Truform Manufacturing LLC officials announced today that the automotive and appliance supplier will invest approximately $14 million to expand its operations in Dickson and create nearly 90 jobs over the next five years. 

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Tennessee Department of Health says Take Advantage of Free Support to Quit Smoking during Great American Smokeout

 

Tennessee Department of Health

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health says support can make all the difference for those trying to quit smoking, and Tennesseans trying to move toward a life without tobacco products are not alone.

The Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine, 1.800.QUIT.NOW offers free assistance, resources and counseling to help smokers transition to a smoke-free life.

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Tennessee Titans last game against New England Patriots

 

Tennessee Titans

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – In the AFC Divisional Playoff round following the 2017 season, the Tennessee Titans traveled to the New England Patriots to face the Patriots and were eliminated from the postseason with a 35-14 loss.

The Titans defense forced New England to punt on both of the Patriots’ first quarter possessions. On Tennessee’s second possession of the game, the Titans drove efficiently down the field and constructed a 95-yard scoring drive.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) looks to throw against the New England Patriots during the second quarter of the AFC Divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 13th, 2018. (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) looks to throw against the New England Patriots during the second quarter of the AFC Divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 13th, 2018. (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots game history

 

Tennessee Titans

Tennessee TitansNashville TN – The Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots were charter members of the American Football League in 1960 as the Houston Oilers and Boston Patriots. In the league’s inaugural season, the Oilers swept both games, winning 24-10 in New England and 37-21 in Houston.

The teams met 20 times as part of the AFL (1960-69), with the Patriots earning a 10-9-1 advantage.

pressure during the second half of the New England Patriots 33-16 win over the Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium on December 20th, 2015. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger (7) throws under pressure during the second half of the New England Patriots 33-16 win over the Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium on December 20th, 2015. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

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Clarksville-Montgomery County area TDOT Work starting November 9th, 2018

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT)

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOT

Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reports that in Montgomery County on SR 149 and SR 13 there will be Grading, Drainage, and Construction of Bridge work, as well as Retaining Wall work and Paving from River Road to Zinc Plant Road daily, from 9:00am-3:00pm.

There will be periodic flagging operations along SR 13 and SR 149 for clearing and grade work operations. Starting now through summer 2019, Mayhew Road under the McClure Bridge will be closed. 

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