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Record Nine Austin Peay State University Students to intern to Tennessee General Assembly

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) this week sent a school record number of legislative interns to the Tennessee General Assembly, which opened its 2019 session on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019.

The Austin Peay University students heading to the Tennessee General Assembly are, clockwise from top left, Lynsie York, Raymond Wright, Sierra Salandy, Cassondra Meadows, Autumn Cole, Sarah DeVries, Kristina Grant, Amanda King and Jaylene Sanchez (not pictured).

The Austin Peay University students heading to the Tennessee General Assembly are, clockwise from top left, Lynsie York, Raymond Wright, Sierra Salandy, Cassondra Meadows, Autumn Cole, Sarah DeVries, Kristina Grant, Amanda King and Jaylene Sanchez (not pictured).

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National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

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National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Nashville has issued a Wind Advisory for Clarksville-Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee, which is in effect from 9:00am this morning, Monday, December 31st, 2018 until 6:00pm CT this evening.

South winds will increase this morning as a strengthening low pressure system moves out of Arkansas into the Great Lakes region. Winds will decrease this evening behind a cold front that will quickly sweep across Middle Tennessee.

Sustained winds of 15-25 mph with gusts over 40 mph can be expected today in Clarksville-Montgomery County.

Sustained winds of 15-25 mph with gusts over 40 mph can be expected today in Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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Tennessee’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

 

SafewiseSalt Lake City, UT – Tennessee may be home to some of the highest crime rates in the country, but as the latest FBI report details, it’s also home to safe havens. The database identifies more than twenty cities and towns with violent crime rates that fall below two per 1,000 people.

At the same time, all but three of those cities reported property crime rates below the national average.

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Bounty Hunter Bill Defeated

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – The Bounty Hunter Bill House Bill 2007/Senate Bill 2676 (Sen. Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) was heard in the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee this week.  The bill was defeated by voice vote without a single question being asked. 

“I regret we were unable to see this bill advance.  We worked with law enforcement, and the bail bond industry for several months to come up with some very common sense changes that would enhance public safety,” Rep. Pitts stated.  “The vote was a surprise given the lack of questions or concerns raised by the committee during the hearing.  I hope another tragedy, like the one in our community in 2017, doesn’t happen before needed changes are made.” 

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Bounty Hunter Bill Goes Before First Committee Next Week

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – The Bounty Hunter Bill House Bill 2007/Senate Bill 2676 (Sen. Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) will be heard in the House Criminal Sub Committee on Tuesday, February 13th

This legislation was filed after a tragic event in Clarksville where bounty hunters chased a vehicle through the streets of Clarksville at a very high rate of speed and a father of 3 was ultimately shot and killed.  This victim was an innocent man, unnecessarily killed due to the gross negligence of persons acting as bounty hunters. 

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Bill Filing Deadline for the Second Session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Bill filing deadline was on Thursday, February 1st, 2018.  Below are measures introduced by Representative Joe Pitts.  Over the next several weeks we will continue reporting on legislation filed and the status of the legislation.

Dual Enrollment Grants – House Bill 1495/Senate Bill 1676 (Sen. Mark Green (R-Clarksville) is scheduled for the House Education Administration & Planning sub-committee on February 6th.  This bill will eliminate the one-year Tennessee residency requirement for a dual enrollment grant while still requiring a student be a Tennessee resident on the date of application for, or for renewal of, a dual enrollment grant.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Six 101st Airborne Division Soldiers receive Soldier’s Medal for response to Helicopter Crash

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Six Soldiers belonging to C Troop, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) received the Soldier’s Medal during a ceremony held, November 28th, 2017 at McAuliffe Hall, the division headquarters.

Staff Sgt. Beau Corder, Staff Sgt. Richard Weaver, Staff Sgt. Engel Becker, Sgt. Damon Seals, Spc. Christopher White and Pfc. Ryan Brisson were recognized by Gen. Mark A. Milley, Army chief of staff, for their heroic actions following a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crash, January 31st, on Fort Campbell.

“I’m very humbled to be a part of this,” said Milley. “I’ve been in the Army for 40 years and I’ve only seen a few Soldier’s Medals. It’s a very rare thing. What you (Soldiers) did took tremendous courage; you knew it was very likely you would be hurt yourself, but you did it anyway. You make anyone who has been associated with the 101st enormously proud.”

Six Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received the Soldier’s Medal, Nov. 28, during a ceremony held at the 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) headquarters. The Soldiers earned the highest peacetime award for valor for their life-saving actions following a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crash, Jan. 31. (Spc. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Six Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received the Soldier’s Medal, Nov. 28, during a ceremony held at the 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) headquarters. The Soldiers earned the highest peacetime award for valor for their life-saving actions following a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crash, Jan. 31. (Spc. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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TWRA reports 2015 Elk Hunts has Four Elk Harvested

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Three of the five participants recorded harvests in the Tennessee Elk Hunt held October 19th-23rd at North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area.

In the Tennessee Youth Elk Hunt, held the weekend of October 24th-25th, the participant had a harvest for the fourth time in as many years since the hunt was established. Jacob Parker, a 15-year old from Sparta, TN, harvested a 5×6 bull elk that field dressed at 547 pounds. It marked the second straight year that the heaviest elk came from the youth hunt participant. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission announces Water Fowl Seasons and Fishing Proposals at August meeting

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAMorristown, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the 2015-16 late waterfowl hunting seasons and was presented the 2016-17 state’s fishing regulations proposals at its August meeting on Friday. In addition, the participants in Tennessee’s 2015 elk hunt were announced.

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announces 2015 Elk Hunt Participants

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAMorristown, TN – The six persons who will participate in the 2015 Tennessee Elk Hunts were announced during the August meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission held at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region IV headquarters.

Four of the sportsmen were winners selected in a computer drawing conducted by the TWRA. The four Tennessee residents selected were Trevor Childs (Knoxville), Roy Bivens (Tellico Plains), Andrew Coffey (Crossville), and Forest Landers (Afton). Chuck Yoest of the TWRA Wildlife and Forestry Division made the announcement of this year’s participants. «Read the rest of this article»

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