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Legislation to Protect Elderly and Vulnerable Adults from Financial Exploitation Being Considered

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Two major bills to protect elderly and vulnerable adults from financial exploitation are moving through House Committees.  House Bill 304 will be heard in the House Government Operations Committee this week, and House Bill 1064 is the House Calendar and Rules Committee.  

This legislation gives securities officials and financial institutions the tools they need to help detect and prevent financial exploitation of those age 65 and older and vulnerable adults with diminished capacity.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Tennessee State Museum opens Exhibition on 100th Anniversary of America’s entry into World War I

 

Tennessee State MuseumNashville, TN – To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of America’s entry into World War I on April 6th, 1917, the Tennessee State Museum has organized an exhibition entitled “The Yanks are Coming!” Tennesseans in World War I. The exhibition opened at the museum on April 6th and explores Tennessee’s role in the war that came to be known as the “Great War.”

The first mass war of the 20th century, World War I lasted four long years, from 1914 to 1918, with the United States entering the conflict on April 6th, 1917. Tennessee supplied more than 61,000 men to the Selective Service and 19,000 volunteers. Six Tennesseans would receive the Medal of Honor for their service.

War poster entitled, "The Same Spirit", by Charles Gustine. The image is a variation of the Spirit of Seventy-Six painting.

War poster entitled, “The Same Spirit”, by Charles Gustine. The image is a variation of the Spirit of Seventy-Six painting.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Warrior Transition Battalion to host Change of Command Ceremony

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Lt. Col. Lyle (Chip) Finley, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Warrior Transition Battalion Commander, is slated to change command with Lt. Col. Shawn D. Butler at 2:00pm March 23rd at the installation’s Passenger Processing Center.

Finley took charge of the WTB at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, July 10th, 2015. Finley is deactivating from his active duty reserve status and returning back to his home in North Carolina.

Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Campbell to hold Change of Command Ceremony March 23rd, 2017. (Sam Shore)

Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Campbell to hold Change of Command Ceremony March 23rd, 2017. (Sam Shore)

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Clarksville Police releases victim’s name from 41-A Bypass Fatality Crash

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Monday morning, March 20th at 6:57am, the Clarksville Police Department responded to a vehicle crash involving a Buick Century and ProStar Semi Tractor with a Trailer at 41-A Bypass and Denny Road.

This is the same crash that had the 41-A Bypass closed until 1:15pm Monday afternoon.

According to witnesses and preliminary investigation it appears that the Buick Century driven by Rodney Howard of Clarksville, TN was traveling southbound and for unknown reason drifted into oncoming traffic.

Clarksville Police Officers continue to investigate the fatal vehicle accident this morning on the 41-A Bypass.

Clarksville Police Officers continue to investigate the fatal vehicle accident this morning on the 41-A Bypass.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces new Firewood Policy

 

Written by Leon Roberts
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces a new firewood policy is now in effect, and seeks the public’s cooperation to prevent the spread of forest insects and disease at campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin.

The new firewood policy requires visitors at the Nashville District’s recreation areas, primitive campsites and 25 campgrounds to use only firewood that has been certified as heat-treated by U.S. Department of Agriculture or state natural resource agency.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces a new firewood policy is now in effect, and seeks the public’s cooperation to prevent the spread of forest insects and disease at campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin. (USACE, Mark Rankin)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces a new firewood policy is now in effect, and seeks the public’s cooperation to prevent the spread of forest insects and disease at campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin. (USACE, Mark Rankin)

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Tennessee Lady Vols travel to #3/2 Mississippi State to close regular season

 

Tennessee at #3/2 Mississppi State

Sunday, February 26th, 2017 | 4:00pm CT
Starkville, MS | Humphrey Coliseum | TV: ESPN2

UT Lady VolsStarkville, MS – #RV/RV Tennessee wraps up the regular season Sunday in a rematch against #3/2 Mississppi State at Humphrey Coliseum.

The game tips off at 4:00pm CT and will be broadcast on ESPN2 and online through WatchESPN. Visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on a computer or mobile device. Pam Ward (PxP) and Gail Goestenkors (Analyst) will describe the action between the Lady Vols and the Bulldogs.

Fans can also tune into their local Lady Vol Network station to catch Mickey Dearstone describing the action.

Sunday's Tennessee Lady Vols vs. #3/2 Mississippi State game is slated to tip off at 4:00pm CT at Humphrey Coliseum. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

Sunday’s Tennessee Lady Vols vs. #3/2 Mississippi State game is slated to tip off at 4:00pm CT at Humphrey Coliseum. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

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American Heart Association says Kids with heart defects face Learning Challenges, Inadequate School Support

 

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Children with all types of congenital heart defects face learning challenges in elementary school, but many may not be receiving adequate education assistance, according to a new study in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.

Using North Carolina education records, birth defect registries and birth certificates, the new research examined whether congenital heart defects were associated with low scores on standard reading and math tests given at the end of third grade. The research included 2,807 children born with heart defects, and 6,355 without, who completed third grade in public school between 2006 to 2012.

Children with congenital heart defects are less likely to meet minimum standards in third-grade reading and math end-of-year testing than peers. (American Heart Association)

Children with congenital heart defects are less likely to meet minimum standards in third-grade reading and math end-of-year testing than peers. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Lady Vols take on Texas A&M at Thompson-Boling Arena, Sunday

 

#24/25 Tennessee Lady Vols (16-8/7-4 SEC) vs. #RV/RV Texas A&M Aggies (18-6/8-3 SEC)

Sunday, February 12th, 2017 | 1:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Coming down the final stretch of the regular season, #24/25 Tennessee faces off against #RV/RV Texas A&M in a key SEC showdown on Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The game tips off at 1:00pm CT and will be broadcast on ESPNU and will be available online through WatchESPN. Visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on a computer or mobile device. Paul Sunderland (PxP) and Nell Fortner (Analyst) will describe the action between the Lady Vols and the Aggies.

Fans can also tune into their local Lady Vol Network station to catch Mickey Dearstone describing the action.

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Tennessee Lady Vols travels to Athens to face Georgia Lady Bulldogs

 

#RV/25 Tennessee Lady Vols (15-7/6-3 SEC) at Georgia Lady Bulldogs (11-11/3-6 SEC)

Sunday, February 5th, 2017 | 3:02pm CT
Athens, GA | Stegeman Coliseum

UT Lady VolsAthens, GA – #RV/25 Tennessee is back on the road Sunday to face Georgia at Stegeman Coliseum, as the Lady Vols look to extend their four-game winning streak.

The game tips off at 4 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN2 and online through WatchESPN. Visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on a computer or mobile device. Jenn Hildreth (PxP) and Steffi Sorensen (Analyst) will describe the action between the Lady Vols and the Bulldogs.

Fans can also tune into their local Lady Vol Network station to catch Mickey Dearstone describing the action.

Tennessee Women's Basketball heads to Athens to take on the Georgia Lady Bulldogs Sunday afternoon. (Tennessee Athletic Department)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball heads to Athens to take on the Georgia Lady Bulldogs Sunday afternoon. (Tennessee Athletic Department)

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Tennessee Lady Vols welcome LSU to Thompson-Boling Area, Thursday

 

#RV/25 Tennessee vs. LSU

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 | 6:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee returns home for the annual Live Pink, Bleed Orange game against LSU on Thursday night, as the Lady Vols look to extend their three-game winning streak.

The game tips off at 6:00pm CT and will be available online on SECN+ and through WatchESPN. Visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on a computer or mobile device. Bob Kesling (PxP), Andraya Carter (Analyst) and Maddy Glab (Reporter) will describe the action between the Lady Vols and the Lady Tigers.

Fans can also tune into their local Lady Vol Network station to catch Mickey Dearstone describing the action.

Tennessee Lady Vols to host annual Live Pink, Bleed Orange during Wednesday's game against LSU. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

Tennessee Lady Vols to host annual Live Pink, Bleed Orange during Wednesday’s game against LSU. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

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