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APSU history professor Minoa Uffelman part of team to restore Civil War-era diary

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Military conflicts are not fought in isolation, and the American Civil War was no different. While civilians like Serepta Jordan never lifted a musket, Jordan and millions like her felt its impact, and it is precisely that neglected perspective that made the discovery of her diary by area historians so significant.

A working-class woman living in Clarksville during the war, Jordan was not a name remembered by history.

Minoa Uffelman holding the $3,000 Archive Development Grant check from the State of Tennessee.

Minoa Uffelman holding the $3,000 Archive Development Grant check from the State of Tennessee.

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum receives Tennessee Grant for Serepta Jordan Diary project

 

Serepta Jordan’s writings recorded Clarksville life from 1857-64

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – A large measure of teamwork is going into the restoration and publication of the diary of Serepta Jordan, who recorded her life in Clarskville from 1857 to 1864 in crisp hardwriting in a repurposed leather-bound ledger book.

The diary is part of the collection of the Clarksville’s Customs House Museum and Cultural Center, which welcomed a $3,000 Archive Development Grant on Thursday delivered by Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett.

Kali Mason, Customs House Curator of Collections, carefully handles pages of the diary of Serepta Jordon as Mayor Kim McMillan, Millie Armstrong, Tenessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Customs House Executive Director Jim Zimmer look at the fragile document. Hargett delivered a $3,000 state grant check to the museum Thursday that will be used to continue the restoration of the historic diary.

Kali Mason, Customs House Curator of Collections, carefully handles pages of the diary of Serepta Jordon as Mayor Kim McMillan, Millie Armstrong, Tenessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Customs House Executive Director Jim Zimmer look at the fragile document. Hargett delivered a $3,000 state grant check to the museum Thursday that will be used to continue the restoration of the historic diary.

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Tennessee Republican Party says Be Prepared and Be Patient on Election Day

 

Tennessee Republican PartyNashville, TN – With voters set to head to the polls tomorrow for the SEC Primary, Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Ryan Haynes is asking voters to be as informed as possible prior to casting their ballot.

“We’re looking at a critically important decision for our nation and voters need to be as familiar as possible with what they will come across in the voting booth,” stated Haynes.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Warns About Solicitations For State Filings

 

TDCI Cautions Consumers About Private Companies Charging To Complete Paperwork

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The paperwork may appear as if it comes from a government agency, but the solicitations that are landing in mailboxes across Tennessee are from private companies angling to charge whopping prices to consumers for relatively inexpensive state services.

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI)’s Consumer Affairs Division joins the Tennessee Secretary of State and the Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee with a statewide alert about companies misleading consumers when it comes to filing state paperwork on their behalf. «Read the rest of this article»

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Montgomery County Election Commission Reminds Citizens that September 24th is National Voter Registration Day

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Election Commission wishes to remind citizens that September 24th is National Voter Registration Day.

The day is the high point of National Voter Registration Month, a time when state and county election officials have been working to encourage voter participation and increase awareness of state requirements and deadlines for voting.

September 24th is National Voter Registration Day

September 24th is National Voter Registration Day

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Highlighting Some of Tennessee’s Music Businesses for ‘Melody Month’

 

From Tennessee Secretary of State, Tre Hargett

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Corporate team building exercises have evolved beyond obstacle courses and paintball fights.

At The Sound Kitchen, co-workers can bond during a day of composing and performing original songs in a professional recording studio.

“It’s important to note, our corporate team building exercises don’t require the participants to have any musical experience to participate,” said Ira Blonder, a managing general partner at The Sound Kitchen. «Read the rest of this article»

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Montgomery Election Commission says September 2013 is National Voter Registration Month in Tennessee

 

Already Registered Voters Are Encouraged To Make Sure Their Current Registration Is Accurate

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett joins the Montgomery County Election Commission in reminding citizens that September is National Voter Registration Month.

Secretary Hargett is working with county election officials to make eligible voters aware of registration deadlines and requirements, as well as encouraging already registered voters to update their current registration if they have recently changed their address. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Students Compete for Honors at District History Day Contests

 

Austin Peay State University to play host to North Middle District Contest

Tennessee History DayNashville, TN – Beginning next week, students from across the state will demonstrate their research abilities, knowledge and creativity in the world’s leading program for history education.

The district level competitions for Tennessee History Day are scheduled to take place from February 22nd through March 24th in Greeneville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Clarksville, Murfreesboro, and Memphis.  In the competitions, students in grades six through 12 will present history-themed projects in a variety of formats – including museum-style exhibits, papers, web sites, documentaries and even live performances. Judges are university professors, high school teachers, museum curators, archivists and other public historians.

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Community forum on new Tennessee Voter Photo ID Law Monday night

 

Tennessee Urban Resource Center

Clarksville, TN – On Monday, November 28th, 2011 the Tennessee Urban Resource Center will host an educational community forum on the new “Tennessee – Voter Photo ID Law”. The forum will be held at the Clarksville – Montgomery County Public Library, 350 Pageant Lane, Suite 501 – Clarksville, TN. The forum starts at 6:00pm.

The new law, which goes into effect at the start of the New Year, will require people to show a valid state or federal government-issued photo ID in order to vote at the polls. «Read the rest of this article»

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Community forum on new Tennessee Voter Photo ID Law

 

Tennessee Urban Resource Center

Clarksville, TN – On November 28th, 2011 the Tennessee Urban Resource Center will host an educational community forum on the new TN – Voter Photo ID Law. The forum will be held at the Clarksville – Montgomery County Public Library, 350 Pageant Lane, Suite 501 – Clarksville, TN. Starting at 6:00pm.

The new law, which goes into effect at the start of the New Year, will require people to show a valid state or federal government-issued photo ID in order to vote at the polls. «Read the rest of this article»

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