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Great niece of hospital’s namesake visits Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – The great niece of Col. Florence Blanchfield, Vicki Blanchfield, visited Blanchfield Army Community Hospital in late April for the first time since its opening in September 1982.

Col. Telita Crosland, hospital commander, provided a tour for Blanchfield and her husband who were visiting Tennessee for a family reunion in Nashville. Traveling from their home in Orlando, FL, the two decided to extend their travel a day to visit the hospital and tour the facility.

Vicki Blanchfield, great niece of Col. Florence Blanchfield, toured Blanchfield Army Community Hospital.

Vicki Blanchfield, great niece of Col. Florence Blanchfield, toured Blanchfield Army Community Hospital.

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Kari’s Law to Improve 911 Access from Tennessee Hotels & Office Buildings

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – A bill designed to improve 911 services for multiline phone systems, most commonly found in hotels and office buildings, was signed into state law by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam earlier this month.

Public Chapter No. 808, also known as Kari’s Law, helps ensure people in Tennessee will no longer have to dial a 9 then 9-1-1 to connect to responders in the midst of an emergency.

Tennessee State Capitol

Tennessee State Capitol

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Pick Tennessee Products Names Its Best Local Products For 2016

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Six Tennessee food makers claimed winning titles at the 2016 Pick Tennessee Products tradeshow held in Nashville during the recent Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association’s Food Expo. The products, all produced in Tennessee and part of the Pick Tennessee Products program, were judged on originality, taste and packaging.

Javaneh Hemmat’s “Hummus Chick” won first place, dubbed the “Pick of Tennessee.”  Hummus Chick is a Nashville based company built around freshly made varieties of hummus packaged for retail and wholesale markets.

Javaneh Hemmat’s “Hummus Chick”

Javaneh Hemmat’s “Hummus Chick”

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Honest-1 Auto Care becomes Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification ProgramMontgomery County, TN – The latest business to complete the requirements for the Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Program and become Green Certified is Honest-1 Auto Care.

There to congratulate owners Kristi and Tucker Seiber and their staff, were Chamber of Commerce Director Melinda Shepard, City of Clarksville Chief of Staff Charlie Gentry, Montgomery County Communications Director Elizabeth Black and CMC Green Certification Steering Committee Member Daryl Pater.

(L to R) Daryl Pater, Tucker Sieber, Kristi Seiber, Tim Willoughby, Wayne Clinard, Charlie Gentry, Elizabeth Black and Melinda Sheperd.

(L to R) Daryl Pater, Tucker Sieber, Kristi Seiber, Tim Willoughby, Wayne Clinard, Charlie Gentry, Elizabeth Black and Melinda Sheperd.

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LBL to hold Cool Critters Day with Birds, Bugs, Snakes, and more

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Get an up-close look at live tropical birds, check out reptiles from around the world, touch a tarantula, and visit with domestic petting zoo animals during Cool Critters Day at Woodlands Nature Station. The event lasts from 10:00am-4:00pm, Saturday, July 16th, 2016.

“If your children like animals, they’ll love Cool Critters Day,” says Nature Station naturalist, Aviva Yasgur. “This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about a variety of interesting, exotic critters and see them up-close.”

Sulcata Tortoise A Cool Critter featured at Cool Critters Day at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. (Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth)

Sulcata Tortoise
A Cool Critter featured at Cool Critters Day at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. (Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth)

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Tennessee Ranks in Top Five as Retirement Destination

 

Tennessee Department of TourismNashville, TN – Tennessee has been named No. 4 in a recent analysis of the 10 Best States for Retirement 2016 by Kiplinger.com, a Washington, D.C.-based publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice. The report rated all 50 states based on quantifiable factors that are important to retirees.

Affordability, especially in terms of lower taxes on retirees and lower health care costs, was a key factor in the research. The economic health of the state, as well as the overall health of the population, was also taken into account. States with prosperous populations of residents age 65 were also important in the comprehensive analysis.

Kiplinger Report Rates 10 Best States for Retirement 2016

Kiplinger Report Rates 10 Best States for Retirement 2016

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TBR raises tuition and fees; APSU sees a 2.8 percent increase

 

TBR Adopts Policy on Firearms, approves MTSU request for building name change

Tennessee Board of Regents - APSUNashville, TN – The Tennessee Board of Regents has approved the lowest increases in undergraduate tuition since 1983.

Tuition rates at the six TBR universities, 13 community colleges and 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology will increase an average of 2.6 percent for the 2016-17 academic year.

The action, taken during the TBR quarterly meeting at Northeast State Community College, represents the lowest average increases in more than 30 years. The increases are within the range recommended by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

Tennessee Board of Regents increases tuition and fees for State Colleges and Universities.

Tennessee Board of Regents increases tuition and fees for State Colleges and Universities.

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LBL’s The Homeplace 1850s Farm to host Traditional Independence Day Celebration

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Visitors searching for a traditional family-oriented celebration may visit the Homeplace 1850s Farm on the Fourth of July at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.

Celebrate Independence Day from 1:00pm-4:00pm on Monday, July 4th, 2016 with races, skillet tossing, horse shoes, old-time music, toys, and games. Admission is $5.00 ages 13 and up; $3.00 ages 5-12; free for ages 4 and under, and includes all the day’s activities and programs.

Celebrate Independence Day the old-fashioned way--enjoy a slice of springhouse cooled watermelon at The Homeplace 1850s Farm in Land Between The Lakes! (Staff photo)

Celebrate Independence Day the old-fashioned way–enjoy a slice of springhouse cooled watermelon at The Homeplace 1850s Farm in Land Between The Lakes! (Staff photo)

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Clarksville Attorney Samuel Keen Selected for Groundbreaking Race Equity Training Program

 

Legal Aid Society attorneys will focus research on racial inequality amid school discipline

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the CumberlandsNashville, TNLegal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, in conjunction with the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, announced today that three of Legal Aid Society’s staff attorneys have been selected to participate in the 2016 Racial Justice Training Institute (RJTI).

RJTI is a national training program that increases the capacity of those advocating for low-income people, allowing them to deploy up-to-date racial justice advocacy skills that address the role racism plays in causing and perpetuating poverty.

Clarksville Attorney Samuel Keen

Clarksville Attorney Samuel Keen

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Clarksville Police Department reminds citizens not to operate a Boat under the Influence

 

Nationwide crackdown on boating under the influence during Operation Dry Water

On the road or on the water, you’re going nowhere if you are impaired

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – With the recreational boating season in full swing, the Clarksville Police Department is ramping up its enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on boating under the influence.

The nationwide awareness and enforcement campaign, Operation Dry Water, is a partnership of the Clarksville Police Department, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and the U.S. Coast Guard with a mission of putting an end to impaired boating.

Clarksville Police Department to Conduct High-Visibility Crackdown on Boating Under the Influence

Clarksville Police Department to Conduct High-Visibility Crackdown on Boating Under the Influence

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