Topic: Smith County
Clarksville, TN – A light dusting of snow fell over the Clarksville-Montgomery County area last night. Along with the rain/freezing rain earlier in the night, it will combine to make some slick areas on the road this morning. Ice has formed in shaded road areas as well as bridges and overpasses. Along some roads, snow and ice have formed near the edges.
Motorists that have to get out this morning are urged to take it slow. Beware of black ice on the roads. Ice is clear and is not easily seen.
National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather and Wind Advisory for Clarksville-Montgomery County
Nashville, TN – A strong cold front will move across Middle Tennessee late this afternoon and evening, bringing with it widespread activity and the possibility of severe storms.
Given the highly-sheared, weakly-unstable environment expected ahead of the front, the primary threats are severe straight-line winds and isolated tornadoes.
Moisture will also be abundant, so heavy rainfall will occur in several locations, and localized flooding is therefore possible. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested a woman and her boyfriend for the murder of a Smith County woman who was discovered dead on the side of a road Friday afternoon.
Melinda Bush, 38, and Stephone Berry, 34, of 91 Smith Hollow Lane in Pleasant Shade, Tennessee have each been charged with one count of first degree murder for the death of 29-year-old Dawn Duke of Carthage.
Habitat International CEO Jonathan Reckford to speak at Governor’s Reception
Nashville, TN – Habitat for Humanity is celebrating its 35th anniversary in the State of Tennessee with a reception at the Governor’s Residence Thursday, October 24th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm where Jonathan T.M. Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International, will be presenting special recognition to significant supporters whose partnership has contributed so greatly in helping the Habitat for Humanity reach this milestone.
Tennessee ranks fourth in the number of new Habitat for Humanity homes built nationwide.
Nashville, 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.
Port Royal area under Flood Advisory
Clarksville, TN – The National Weather Services has announced that a deep southerly flow of tropical moisture combined with an unusually strong upper level low will bring several more rounds of showers and thunderstorms to the Clarksville-Montgomery County area through early Sunday morning as a deep southerly moisture feed continues across Middle Tennessee and an upper level low moves just north of the region.
Additional rounds of showers and isolated thunderstorms will be possible through early Sunday morning.
Nashville, 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.
National Weather Service reports a Line of Strong Thunderstorms Approaching Clarksvillle-Montgomery County
Anderson County, Bedford County, Benton County, Bledsoe County, Bradley County, Campbell County, Cannon County, Cheatham County, Claiborne County, Clay County, Coffee County, Cumberland County, Davidson County, De Kalb County, Dickson County, Fentress County, Grainger County, Grundy County, Hamilton County, Hickman County, Houston County, Humphreys County, Jackson County, Knox County, Lewis County, Loudon County, Macon County, Marion County, Marshall County, Maury County, Mcminn County, Meigs County, Montgomery County, Morgan County, Overton County, Perry County, Pickett County, Putnam County, Rhea County, Roane County, Robertson County, Rutherford County, Scott County, Sequatchie County, Smith County, Stewart County, Sumner County, Trousdale County, Union County, Van County, Buren County, Warren County, White County, Williamson County, and Wilson County.«Read the rest of this article»
Purple Beetle Traps Going Up in Ash Trees
Nashville, TN – Purple three-sided insect traps that resemble a box kite can be seen in ash trees across Tennessee in the next few months as part of a surveillance program by state and federal agencies.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA, APHIS) and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) are partnering to survey for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a non-native, wood-boring beetle that has killed tens of millions of ash trees in the eastern United States and Canada.
Nashville, TN – National Safe Boating Week is May 18th-24th and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating to promote the wear of life jackets as the 2013 summer boating season begins.
The Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day is Friday, May 17th with the goal of demonstrating how easy it is to wear a life jacket. Participants wear a life jacket to work, demonstrating how easy to wear one, even while at work. «Read the rest of this article»
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