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Tennessee House Democratic Caucus Elects Leadership Positions

 

Craig Fitzhugh, Mike Stewart Retain Top Leadership Positions

Tennessee Senate Democratic CaucusNashville, TN – The Tennessee House Democratic Caucus has elected its leadership positions for the upcoming 110th General Assembly of the Tennessee House of Representatives.

Representative Craig Fitzhugh of Ripley remains House Minority Leader and Representative Mike Stewart retains his position as Caucus Chair.  Both were re-elected by acclimation. 

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Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court celebrates 100th participant

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) celebrated promoting their 100th participant on Tuesday, November 15th at the Montgomery County Courthouse. Family and friends of participants were present as well as local community and state leaders.

This was a great milestone for the VTC as well as the twelve individuals promoted. During this ceremony, Judge Kenneth Goble Jr. introduced the final Phase 5 promotion in lieu of graduation. This change reiterates that VTC support is never ending and once you complete the program you are then in Phase 5, VTC for Life.  

Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) for Life member Dean Viertel accepting his certificate from VTC Judge Kenneth Goble Jr.

Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) for Life member Dean Viertel accepting his certificate from VTC Judge Kenneth Goble Jr.

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Tennessee House Republicans reelects Curtis Johnson as Speaker Pro Tempore

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee House Republicans met this week in Nashville to elect new leadership to guide the GOP caucus during the 110th General Assembly set to begin in January.

During the meeting, State Representative Curtis Johnson (R–Clarksville) was reelected by his peers as Speaker Pro Tempore.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Veterans at Tennessee State Veteran’s Home in Clarksville receive Quilts of Valor

 

Quilts of Valor FoundationClarksville, TN – On Veterans Day, Friday, November 11th, 2016, members of Quilting in Clarksville presented 15 Quilts of Valor to veterans at Clarksville’s Tennessee State Veteran’s Home. The presentation began at 10:00am.

The Veterans home was filled with people there to watch the presentation of the quilts. Some of the people in attendance included: Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts; Members of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Association; Quilting in Clarksville Members:  Dawn Wilcox, Jerry Church, Gloria Underwood, Lannette Miller , Roberta Samuels, Kathy Huff, Michelle Roberts; and members of the 101st Airborne Division.

Veterans at Clarksville's Tennessee State Veteran's Home draped in their Quilts of Valor with members of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Association standing behind them.

Veterans at Clarksville’s Tennessee State Veteran’s Home draped in their Quilts of Valor with members of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Association standing behind them.

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APSU Department of Agriculture to host Alumni Harvest, Farm Facility Open House on October 18th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When the Austin Peay State University Department of Agriculture was a long way from being the fastest-growing college department of agriculture in Tennessee that it is today, one man believed in the potential of both the department and the APSU Farm, a 440-acre plot of land now known as the Farm and Environmental Education Center.

“Dr. Gaines Hunt single-handedly kept the APSU Farm going for several years – sometimes with his own equipment, time and money,” John Bartee Jr., co-chair of the APSU agriculture advisory committee, said. “From an alumni perspective, he’s had a huge impact on the department and the university.”

APSU Farm and Environmental Education Center. (APSU)

APSU Farm and Environmental Education Center. (APSU)

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Clarksville’s New Park & Ride a big hit with Commuters

 

Bigger, safer lot serves expanded 94X Clarksville Express to Nashville

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan welcomed home several busloads of happy commuters Tuesday afternoon at the new, clean and spacious Park & Ride lot at Exit 11.

The Park & Ride opened Monday, and McMillan joined with John Schroer, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Transportation, and Regional Transit Authority CEO Steve Bland on Tuesday for a grand opening ceremony.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan greets Angela Moore and Monalisa Barker, both of Clarksville, at the grand opening ceremony for the new Park & Ride at Exit 11. Moore and Barker ride the RTA’s 94X Express bus to and from work and say the service eliminates the stress and expense of driving and parking in Nashville.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan greets Angela Moore and Monalisa Barker, both of Clarksville, at the grand opening ceremony for the new Park & Ride at Exit 11. Moore and Barker ride the RTA’s 94X Express bus to and from work and say the service eliminates the stress and expense of driving and parking in Nashville.

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Clarksville Association of Realtors to hold 2016 Clarksville/Montgomery County Candidate Debate October 4th

 

Clarksville Association of REALTORSClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Association of Realtors (CAR) will host a Candidate Debate on October 4th. The debate will feature candidates from the US House of Representatives for District 67, and Clarksville City Council (Wards 3, 4, 5, and 9).

The 2016 Clarksville/Montgomery County Candidate Debate, which will be held at the CAR office at 115 Center Point Drive, will be the second political debate hosted by CAR’s Governmental Affairs Committee this year.

2016 Clarksville-Montgomery County Candidate Debate set for October 4th

2016 Clarksville-Montgomery County Candidate Debate set for October 4th

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Democrats to Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam: Stop Fundraising on State Property

 

New bill will make it explicitly clear that fundraising on state-ownded property is illegal.

Tennessee Senate Democratic CaucusNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam hosted yet another private political fundraiser for a Republican candidate at the Executive Residence on Monday.  Following the event for Senator Marco Rubio, Democrats again raise questions about the legality of Haslam’s political fundraising activity on state-owned property.

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Clarksville Commercial Driver License testing location Grand Opening Ceremony

 

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative - House District 67Clarksville, TN – One federal agency, four state departments and fifteen months later, the phone call Scott Thomas, owner of Thomas Lumber Company in Clarksville made to Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts about his company’s need to have current employees and applicants tested for a commercial drivers’ license has ended in a victory for job applicants and companies in northern Middle Tennessee.

On Thursday, September 22nd, a red ribbon was cut on the mobile commercial drivers’ license testing site at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) in Clarksville.

(L to R) Luis Pisaar, TDOT Director Operations Supervisor; Scott Thomas, Thomas Lumber Company; Catherine Thomas; Sammy Tucker, Supervisor of the Lincoln County TDOT; Amy Lackey, TDOS Director of CDL Services; Dr. Arrita Summers, TCAT; Jason Hicklen, TDOT District Assistant Supervisor of Lincoln & Rutherford Counties;State Representative Joe Pitts; Debbit Griffin, Campus Coordinator of TCAT; and Mark Riggins, Clarksville Gas and Water Department.

(L to R) Luis Pisaar, TDOT Director Operations Supervisor; Scott Thomas, Thomas Lumber Company; Catherine Thomas; Sammy Tucker, Supervisor of the Lincoln County TDOT; Amy Lackey, TDOS Director of CDL Services; Dr. Arrita Summers, TCAT; Jason Hicklen, TDOT District Assistant Supervisor of Lincoln & Rutherford Counties; State Representative Joe Pitts; Debbit Griffin, Campus Coordinator of TCAT; and Mark Riggins, Clarksville Gas and Water Department.

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Clarksville Montgomery County School System to hold #InclusionWorks Employer Seminar

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – On Friday, October 7th, 2016, Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts and the Business Advisory Council for transitional students in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System will be hosting the #InclusionWorks Employer Seminar.

#InclusionWorks Employer Seminar to be held Octover 7th, 2015 at Civic Hall at Veteran’s Plaza.

#InclusionWorks Employer Seminar to be held Octover 7th, 2015 at Civic Hall at Veteran’s Plaza.

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