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AAA Foundation Study reveals When, Where and How much Motorists Drive

 

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Survey Provides In-Depth Data on Americans’ Driving Habits

AAA Foundation for Traffic SafetyTampa, FL – On average, Americans drive 29.2 miles per day, making two trips with an average total duration of 46 minutes. This and other revealing data are the result of a ground-breaking study currently underway by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the Urban Institute.

The Foundation’s new American Driving Survey offers the most up-to-date, comprehensive look at how much Americans drive on a daily and yearly basis. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Highway Patrol arrests Two Men from Texas on Felony Drug Charges

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Trooper Joseph Williams of the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Cookeville District initiated a traffic stop that led to the discovery of approximately 4.4 pounds of cocaine and the arrest of two Texas men on felony drug charges in Clay County on Tuesday. Trooper Mark Mahan also assisted.

Trooper Williams was patrolling on Highway 135 northbound at approximately 2:00pm on Tuesday, when he observed a black 1997 Chevrolet Silverado that matched a “be on the lookout” (BOLO) description of a vehicle that was possibly engaged in criminal activity.  «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum to host Southern Watercolor Society’s Its Juried Exhibition

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum is pleased to host the Southern Watercolor Society’s 38th Annual Juried Exhibition this May. The show features eighty-seven paintings, eleven coming from Tennessee artists.

Exhibits Curator, Terri Jordan, states “I am honored to have the Southern Watercolor Society (SWS) present its 38th Annual Juried Exhibition here at the Customs House Museum. We have featured the talents of some of the best artists living in the South and I am happy to add the SWS to that list.”

Bill Bailey - Fly Creek

Bill Bailey – Fly Creek

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AAA says Summer Road Trips could be Cheapest since 2009

 

Gas prices remain volatile but could soon be on the decline

AAATampa, FL – Gas prices continue to fluctuate as refineries begin to move out of the spring maintenance season and prepare for the summer driving season.

The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.39, down a fraction of a cent from last week. Motorists continue to enjoy significant year-over-year savings, paying $1.24 per gallon less than last year.

Gas Prices have fallen over a dollar since this time last year.

Gas Prices have fallen over a dollar since this time last year.

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Pool and Spa Depot opens location in Clarksville

 

Pool and Spa DepotClarksville, TN – Pool and Spa Depot, a nationally recognized swimming pool and spa business has expanded its operations to Clarksville. Pool and Spa Depot’s state of the art facility is now open at 160 Terminal Lane.

The new location showcases some of Tennessee’s best selections for in ground and above ground pools, hot tubs, tanning beds, saunas, patio furniture and hardscape options.

Pool and Spa Depot opens in Clarksville

Pool and Spa Depot opens in Clarksville

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Tennessee Legislators support Community College Reconnect Grant Bill

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative for 68th District
Speaker Pro Tempore

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Key education bills headlined action on Capitol Hill in Nashville as House Republicans voiced strong support of a new pilot program to help adults complete their degree in Tennessee’s community colleges.

As introduced, House Bill 646 establishes the Community College Reconnect Grant — a last-dollar scholarship to adults who want to return to community college and complete their associate’s degree in applied science.

Currently in Tennessee, adults account for approximately 30% of enrolled undergraduate students, which equals about 65,000 adult learners.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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March of Dimes to hold its biggest fundraiser in Tennessee at LP Field Riverfront

 

March of Dimes - March for BabiesNashville, TN – It’s March for Babies! March of Dimes to hold its biggest fundraiser in Tennessee at LP Field Riverfront to give babies a healthy start in life.

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, April 18th at the LP Field Riverfront, thousands of families and business leaders will join together in the March of Dimes’ annual March for Babies.

March of Dimes Nashville Ambassador Family is the Wrathers.

March of Dimes Nashville Ambassador Family is the Wrathers.

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IRS gives Last Minute Tax Filing Tips

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSNashville, TN – As the April 15th income-tax filing deadline approaches, IRS Spokesman Mark Green offers tax tips for those still working on their tax returns.

“Millions of taxpayers are rushing to complete their taxes and thousands more realize they’re going to need more time. We estimate that 2.9 million Tennessee Taxpayers will be filing tax returns this year. Thus far we have received over 1.8 million tax returns with an average refund of $2,893,” said Green.   As taxpayers begin to work on finalizing their tax returns, here are some valuable free helpful tax tips to avoid the stress and help beat the rush.

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House focuses on assisting Veterans in Tennessee

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative for 68th District
Speaker Pro Tempore

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Republicans in the House have spent a great deal of time this legislative session focusing on bills to assist veterans and currently serving military personnel in Tennessee.  Building on legislation passed over the last several General Assemblies, the House hopes to continue finding ways to make life easier for military members and their families in the state.

One bill from this year, House Bill 8, will ensure high school students that train between their junior and senior year in the National Guard or go to advanced training after their senior year will still remain eligible for the state’s Tennessee Promise program.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Tennessee Department of Health urges preparedness for Seasonal Severe Weather

 

TDH & TEMA Stress Importance of Personal Protection Plans

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – While a tornado can occur anytime throughout the year, the peak risk months in Tennessee for property damage and loss of life from twisters and floods are March, April and May.

Officials with the Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency this week reminded residents of the need to be alert for severe weather public messaging and to have a plan to protect themselves and their families.

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