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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office gives Safety Tips for the Turkey Fryer

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Thanksgiving is a time for families and friends to gather and enjoy a festive day of good food and thanks. For the chief cook, it is a time to show your best dish and wow your hungry guests. It is important to take precautions when preparing a delicious meal especially if you are using a turkey fryer.

Outdoor, gas-fueled fryers cook up juicy turkeys in a fraction of the time it takes to roast one in an indoor oven.

Oil splatters out of a fryer, causing a burst of smoke and flames that can easily burn a house, or even worse, an adult or child.

Oil splatters out of a fryer, causing a burst of smoke and flames that can easily burn a house, or even worse, an adult or child.

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Land Between the Lakes’s The Homeplace to hold a 1850’s Christmas

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Bring the family and experience a simpler 1850’s Christmas. For over 10 years children have enjoyed visiting with Santa Claus at The Homeplace 1850’s working farm. Christmas in 1850 will be held on Saturday, November 29th, from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

Visitors to the 1850’s farm can make Christmas decorations, collect holiday recipes, and sing along to old-time Christmas tunes provided by The Dixie Volunteers.

The Homeplace 1850's Christmas program. (Land Between the Lakes)

The Homeplace 1850’s Christmas program. (Land Between the Lakes)

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AAA forecasts more than 46 Million Americans will travel on Thanksgiving, most since 2007

 

Improving Economy Brings 1.9 Million More Travelers, Consumers Pay Lowest Gas Prices in Nearly Four Years

AAATampa, FL – AAA Travel projects 46.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2007 and a 4.2 percent increase over 2013.

Almost 90 percent of travelers (41.3 million) will celebrate the holiday with a road trip and will enjoy the lowest gas prices in nearly four years. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, November 26th through Sunday, November 30th.

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The Life of a Life Coach

 
Jenni Lee Shelton

Jenni Lee Shelton

Hello, friends! My name is Jenni Lee Shelton, and I may not be what you’re expecting.

You may drop your expectations here. If for whatever reasons you feel uncomfortable leaving your expectations unattended, then I encourage you to also expect miracles (shout outs to Gabrielle Bernstein and Joe Vitale.)

I am new at blogging, and newness is something I don’t think we should fear. I also have a new career as a life coach that is really inspiring me to dive deeper into my passions. Please feel free to embrace my process alongside me, as I reveal more about who I am and what I’m all about.

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Clarksville’s Downtown Artists Co-op has two members selected to make holiday ornaments for State Christmas Tree

 

Downtown Artists Co-opClarksville, TN – Two of Clarksville’s Downtown Artists’ Co-op artists have been chosen to prepare holiday ornaments representing the state’s parks for the main tree at the Governor’s Mansion.

The artists are: Judy Morgan who painted the ornament representing Dunbar Cave and Lynne Griffey who’s created Port Royal’s piece.

The ornaments are hand-painted pieces of art showcasing each park’s unique character.

Judy Morgan's Dunbar Cave ornament (left) and Lynne Griffey's Port Royal ornament (right).

Judy Morgan’s Dunbar Cave ornament (left) and Lynne Griffey’s Port Royal ornament (right).

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AAA reports Gas Prices decline for seven consecutive weeks

 

AAATampa, FL – Motorists continue enjoying the lowest gas prices in four years. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded dropped 52 consecutive days Sunday, falling 45 cents since September 26th.

During that same period, gas prices fell 41 cents in Florida, 49 cents in Georgia and 45 cents in Tennessee. The streak of declines is 42 in Florida, 43 in Georgia, and 44 in Tennessee.

“Gas prices are plunging in-line with the falling price of oil, declining demand, and pumps selling winter-blend fuel which is cheaper to produce,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Gas prices should only get cheaper through the rest of the year.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Beginnings – Part 3: What Kind of Man Was Valentine Sevier?

 

Clarksville Tennessee HistoryClarksville, TN – Our lives here in Middle Tennessee are built upon the foundation of those who lived before us. The names of these souls of long ago are sprinkled upon our consciousness as they are now reflected in the names of our counties, cities, and roads: John Montgomery, George Rogers Clark, James Robertson, etc.

They are people who lived the prime of their lives in the late 18th century on the cusp of a new nation, bordering a frontier with a plethora of possibilities. These men are revered and their lives have been boiled down to a thick consistency of stories that all reflect their heroism, bravery, and sometimes larger than life achievements.

There is a definite vibe that they are only to be portrayed as one dimensional hero type characters. Along with that I get the feeling that to declare anything else is pretty much blasphemy.

Sevier Station

Sevier Station

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Land Between the Lakes to hold Cub Scout Day at Woodlands Nature Station

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Woodlands Nature Station will host Cub Scout Day on Saturday, November 22nd, from 10:00am-3:00pm. Activities, programs, and displays will center around the Cub Scout Astronomy Academic Achievement Award to help Cub Scouts gain their belt loop and pin awards.

The Cub Scout Day program is free with Nature Station admission: $5.00 for ages 13 and over, $3.00 for children 5-12, and free for 4 and under. Everyone is welcome.

The Nature Station at LBL. (Land Between the Lakes)

The Nature Station at LBL. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Offers Electrical Safety Tips

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN - Did you know that residential electrical fires kill as many as 280 Americans each year and injure 1,000 more? The Tennessee State Fire Marshal Gary West is informing Tennesseans on the dangers of fires that can be caused by incorrectly installing wiring and overloaded circuits and extension cords.

“Many avoidable electrical fires can be traced to the misuse of electric cords, whether through overloaded circuits, poor maintenance, or cords being placed under rugs or in high traffic areas,” said State Fire Marshal Gary West. “Simple safety precautions can reduce these occurrences and help safeguard your home from fires.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman to depart

 

Tennessee made historic academic progress during governor’s first term in office

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced that Kevin Huffman, commissioner of the Department of Education, will be departing the administration to move into the private sector.

“Improving education in Tennessee has been a top priority for our administration, and having someone of Kevin’s caliber to lead the charge during this time of significant progress has made a difference,” Haslam said. “I am very grateful for his commitment to our students, educators and parents, and I wish him well as he continues his commitment to education.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced Friday that Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman leaving to join the private sector.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced Friday that Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman leaving to join the private sector.

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