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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Academic Standards Review Website

 

Encourages public input on state standards

Tennessee State Representative - House District 67Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today unveiled a website, https://apps.tn.gov/tcas/ , where Tennesseans can review and comment on the state’s current K-12 academic standards.

Academic standards set grade-specific goals that define what students are expected to know and be able to do by the end of a given grade or course.

There are more than 1,100 for English language arts (ELA) and more than 900 for mathematics in Tennessee.

“There has been considerable concern about Common Core State Standards, currently in place state-wide,” said Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville). “The standards do offer some advantages for students and our public education system, but the quick roll-out did not, among other issues, allow time for educators, students and parents to understand how they work.” «Read the rest of this article»

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LEAP and Clarksville Housing Authority Host Block Party in Lincoln Homes

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – On a crisp October Saturday LEAP organization in collaboration with the Clarksville Housing Authority hosted a Block Party in Lincoln Homes. Laughter could be heard as you approached the block party. It was coming from dozens and dozens of children enjoying free hot dogs, popcorn, and ice cream as well as playing games, jumping in the inflatables provided by A Jump’n Good Time, and live music from DJ Greedy.

LEAP Site Lead Dorlisha White spearheaded the event with the help of Martha Witherspoon of the Housing Authority.

Block Party held in Lincoln Homes by LEAP and Clarksville Housing Authority.

Block Party held in Lincoln Homes by LEAP and Clarksville Housing Authority.

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Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Clarksville Chamber of Commerce award Legislator Curtis Johnson with Premier Business Award

 

Johnson Receives “Champion of Commerce” Award

Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & IndustryNashville, TN – The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Clarksville Area Chamber awarded the coveted “Champion of Commerce” award to Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville).

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell calls on Center for Disease Control to Train Workers, Protect Montgomery County from Ebola Risk

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 74Clarksville, TN – In response to the news that Fort Campbell soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division will be deployed to Liberia to assist in fighting the outbreak of the Ebola virus there, State Representative John Tidwell is calling on the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to prepare hospital personnel in Montgomery County to protect themselves and our community in the event that a returning soldier is infected with the virus.

“Our military families and our community have endured so many burdens in the War on Terror. Now they are being called upon to assist in the world’s fight against Ebola.  We need to be sure our families are not endangered by a lack of preparedness,” said Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell.

Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell

Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell

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Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson recognized by U.S. Department of Defense

 

Recognized for Impacting the Quality of Life of Service Members and their Families

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville) was recognized recently by the United States Department of Defense for his “leadership on public policy changes positively impacting the quality of life of Service members and their families.”

The award of appreciation comes after Rep. Johnson successfully passed several bills to aid military service members and their families, including House Bill 1372 which was approved this year. That new law would allow certain out-of-state veterans to pay in-state tuition and fees at state colleges and universities.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell announces Johnsonville State Historic Park Grant

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 74Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell would like to announce a grant for The Johnsonville State Historic Park. The grant was the remaining part of an original $250,000 grant to the Raise the Gunboat Organization.

Representative Tidwell who is also a member of “The Raise the Gun Boats Board of Directors”. He revised the state grant, so that the Johnsonville State Historic Park can use the remaining money to retrieve, restore and display Civil War artifacts in appropriate cases.

Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell announces Johnsonville State Historic Park Grant

Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell announces Johnsonville State Historic Park Grant

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Note from Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

 

Election 2014Dear Friends,

Recent election seasons have seen a rising number of candidates and their supporters, including me and mine, standing at the Montgomery County Veterans Plaza during early voting, waving signs at passers-by.

The new configuration of the parking lot however, makes this practice, in my opinion, a serious safety hazard and greatly slows entry to the Plaza for citizens arriving to vote, pay their taxes, renew their license tags, visit our wonderful library or other important reasons to visit the offices located there. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Political Forum to showcase all Candidates for Local, Federal and State Elected Office

 

Election 2014Clarksville, TN – On October 7th, 2014 the Coffee Party of Clarksville, Tennessee will host “Coffee with The Candidates Political Forum” at G’s Pancake House Restaurant, located at 803 South Riverside Drive, Clarksville, TN beginning at 6:30pm.

There will be candidates from the Democratic Party, Republican Party, Independent Party, Green Party, Tea Party, Constitution Party, Libertarian Party and more, who are running for U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, Tennessee Governor, and Tennessee State Representative.
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Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell fights unfair Motorcycle Helmet Tickets

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 74Clarksville, TN – Tennessee State representative John Tidwell has entered into a battle with Tennessee state troopers that unfairly ticketed motorcyclists while incorrectly citing a law that Tidwell authored.

A group of riders complained to Tidwell about a recent incident in which they were pulled over by a state trooper for allegedly not wearing Department of Transportation-approved helmets.

The trooper then made the riders wait on the shoulder of the interstate for 45 minutes, while a friend brought the appropriate helmets from Nashville.

Tennessee State representative John Tidwell

Tennessee State representative John Tidwell

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Clarksville-Montgomery County sends Public Comments in response to Army’s SPEA report for Force Structure Realignment for Fort Campbell Kentucky

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – In response to the Army’s recent Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA), Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, joined by Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers and Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Melinda Shepard, sent public comments on behalf of Clarksville-Montgomery County describing the significant impact a troop reduction could have on the community. «Read the rest of this article»

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