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More Than $15.1 Million in Water and Wastewater Construction Loans Awarded in Tennessee

 

Low-Interest Loans Help Fund Infrastructure Improvements

Tennessee Department of Environment and ConservationNashville, TN -  Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau on Wednesday announced that five communities, two utility districts and two water/wastewater authorities have been approved to receive more than $15.1 million in low-interest loans for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements.

“I am pleased to see local governments using this important program to help address critical drinking water and wastewater needs, making infrastructure improvements that will benefit the health of these communities and foster economic growth,” Haslam said. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum and Cultural Center hosting Family Ties exhibit by Sher Fick in the Bruner Gallery

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN - The Bruner Gallery of the Customs House Museum greets visitors with a series of suspended “straight jackets”. Using vintage fabrics, hospital baby blankets, and a wedding dress as the textiles, these jackets date the phases of a woman’s life.

Surrounding walls at first glance appear to display whimsical pieces of children’s clothes and trinkets housed in floating Petri dishes. The playfulness of objects in Family Ties invites you in but the messages expressed are much deeper, if not much darker.

Two items from the Family Ties exhibit by Sher Fick  currently on display at the Customs House Museum

Two items from the Family Ties exhibit by Sher Fick currently on display at the Customs House Museum

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Tennessee General Assembly marks the 100th Anniversary of the Clarksville Country Club

 

State of TennesseeClarksville, TN – On behalf of the Montgomery County delegation to the Tennessee General Assembly, State Representative Joe Pitts (D-67) presented a proclamation honoring and congratulating the management and members of the Clarksville Country Club on the occasion of their 100th anniversary.

“The Clarksville Country Club has been an important part of our community for a century,” said Rep. Pitts. “This club has served as a place of joy and happiness for thousands of Clarksville families over the years, and I am grateful to the staff and members who have dedicated themselves to preserving this vital part of Clarksville’s heritage.”

From Left to Right:  State Representative Joe Pitts, Club President, John L. Manning, IV, Board Member – Margaret Jones, and General Manager, Rocky Papachek.

From Left to Right: State Representative Joe Pitts, Club President, John L. Manning, IV, Board Member – Margaret Jones, and General Manager, Rocky Papachek.

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Tennessee adopts Second High School Equivalency Test

 

New HISET™ and Revised GED® Start in 2014

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Beginning January 2nd, 2014, out-of-school youth and adults who are pursuing a high-school equivalency credential will have another test option to improve their earnings potential.

Tennesseans will have a choice of taking either the new 2014 GED® test or an alternative high school equivalency test designed by Educational Testing Services called HiSET™.

Tennessee is one of several states that are adopting the new test due to changes in the GED Exam.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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APSU Governors vs Tennessee Vols Football Game Available on Pay-Per-View

 

University of Tennessee - UT VolsKnoxville, TN - The University of Tennessee’s football season opener and Butch Jones’ debut as head coach of the Vols will be televised on a pay-per-view basis across the state of Tennessee. Kickoff for the game on Saturday, August 31st vs. Austin Peay is scheduled for 6:00pm Eastern / 5:00pm Central.

The game will be available nationally on ESPN GamePlan and ESPN3, with a blackout in the State of Tennessee.

Neyland Stadium Knoxville Tennessee. (UT Sports)

Neyland Stadium Knoxville Tennessee. (UT Sports)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam breaks ground on new Montgomery County State Veterans Home

 

Construction Scheduled to begin in August

Tennessee Department of Veterans AffairsNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder announced the upcoming construction for the Montgomery County Tennessee State Veterans Home.

Haslam was also joined by U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Speaker Pro Tem Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville), Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers, Tennessee State Veterans Homes Director Ed Harries and Tennessee State Veterans Homes Board Chairperson Mary Ross as well as several members of the Tennessee State Veterans Homes Board.

The new state veterans home will be located at 250 Arrowood Drive in Clarksville. Construction on the new site is scheduled to begin in August. «Read the rest of this article»

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Akebono Brake Corporation announces Clarksville plant expansion

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development CouncilClarksville, TN -  Just when you thought there wouldn’t be any good news on the jobs front, comes the announcement of new jobs and a plant expansion in Clarksville/Montgomery County.

Akebono Brake Corporation, a subsidiary of Tokyo, Japan-based Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd., a global provider of advanced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) and braking solutions to the world’s automotive industry, announced on January 9, 2013 that it will be moving forward on an $82 million expansion of its Clarksville, TN location.  This will also mean approximately 94 additional jobs to the community. «Read the rest of this article»

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Mark Green Speaks to Lone Oak Picnic hosted by Central Civitan

 

Election 2012Cunningham, TN – Dr. Mark Green, the conservative Republican candidate for State Senate in District 22, spoke to a great crowd at the Lone Oak Picnic put on by Central Civitan Club.

Green spoke about jobs, the current state of the economy in the district and how the lack of infrastructure is holding back our community from growing.

Mark Green at the 104th Annual Lone Oak Picnic

Mark Green at the 104th Annual Lone Oak Picnic

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Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers claims fired Animal Control Director “A complete failure”

 
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Montgomery County, TN – In an exclusive interview with Clarksville Online, Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers described former Montgomery County Animal Control Director, Karen Josephson, “A complete failure.”

“We tried to get her to comply with requirements necessary in her department to no avail. We offered technical support to get more computerized, we encouraged her to spend the money in her budget to make improvements for the facility and the staff, but we got nowhere,” Bowers claims. Mayor Bowers terminated Josephson on Monday, July 16th. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission to hire Nashville law firm to Investigate Employee Grievance

 
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Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission voted to hire Nashville attorney, H. Rowan Leathers III of the Nashville law firm Miller & Martin PLLC, to investigate an employee grievance filed by John Spainhoward against Mabel Larson, a member of the planning commission.

In a special called meeting on Wednesday, Clarksville City Attorney Lance Baker and Montgomery County Attorney Austin Peay gave three recommendations to the commission for their consideration.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Chairman Mike Harrison expresses his concerns on spending taxpayers dollars on an investigation.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Chairman Mike Harrison expresses his concerns on spending taxpayers dollars on an investigation.

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