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Tennessee Department of Health says don’t let Food Poisoning spoil the Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Practice Safe Food Handling when Cooking and Dining

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – At this time of year special foods and favorite family recipes often hold a place of honor at holiday celebrations. In addition to enjoying these foods in moderation, be careful to safeguard your family’s food memories from an unpleasant or serious bout with food-borne illness.

The Tennessee Department of Health urges all Tennesseans to practice safe food handling by taking precautions while preparing, packing, transporting and storing food to keep meals safe and healthy.

Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner.

Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner.

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Clarksville City Offices closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is reminding everyone that all City of Clarksville offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22nd and 23rd, 2012, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Clarksville City offices will reopen on Monday, November 26th, 2012 for regularly scheduled business hours.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol prepares Motorists for heavy presence this Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Tennessee State Troopers Will Strictly Enforce No Refusal Law

The Tennessee Highway PatrolNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Colonel Tracy Trott are reminding citizens to expect a “No Refusal” and high-visibility, safe driving enforcement campaign during the 2012 Thanksgiving Holiday period. The “No Refusal” enforcement will begin at 6:00pm, Wednesday, November 21st and end at midnight, Sunday, November 25th.

The “No Refusal” law allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers. The goal is to deter impaired driving and reduce fatal crashes on Tennessee roadways.  The Thanksgiving Holiday marks the third “No Refusal” enforcement effort, following campaigns over the Fourth of July and Labor Day holiday periods.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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No Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways During the Thanksgiving Holiday

 

TDOT Halts All Lane Closure Activity for Busy Holiday Travel Period

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – Thanksgiving travelers will enjoy a smooth drive through Tennessee again this year during this busy travel holiday. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.

All construction related lane closures will be stopped beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 21st until 6:00am Monday, November 26th. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Parks’ Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day

 

Enjoy Food, Friends and Family for a Traditional Holiday Meal at Eight State Parks

Tennessee State Parks 75th AnniversaryNashville, TN – Spend less time in the kitchen and more time with friends and family, while surrounding yourself with Tennessee’s natural wonders during this season of thanksgiving.

Once again, Tennessee State Park officials are pleased to announce that all eight state park restaurants will be open Thursday, November 22nd, serving their annual Thanksgiving Day feast.

Thanksgiving turkey and all the traditional trimmings, along with an assortment of desserts, will be available beginning at 11:00am until closing at state park restaurants across Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is November 14th, 2012

 

The 104th meeting

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Gateway Hospital. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall. The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is always open to the public.  Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

This is a special meeting night one week earlier than normal due to the Thanksgiving holiday the following week.

The meetings topic is “Sam Watkins and his Memoir, Co. AYTCH, 1ST Tennessee Infantry” «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Facilities’ Hours to Change in Observance of November Holidays

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville’s three community centers will adjust their hours of operation this November to accommodate students in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System and their holiday schedule.

The Kleeman, Crow and Burt-Cobb Centers will be open from 10:00am to 7:00pm Tuesday, November 6th and Monday, November 12th as students will be out of school for Election Day and Veterans Day. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay Lady Govs Basketball hosts Louisville as part of 13-game home slate in 2012-13

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Thirteen home contests, including a visit from Big East member Louisville, highlight the 2012-13 Austin Peay State University women’s basketball schedule released by head coach Carrie Daniels, Tuesday.

Austin Peay will face seven teams that played in the 2012 postseason, including Louisville and Vanderbilt which both reached the NCAA Tournament’s second round. In addition, the Lady Govs will square off against five teams that posted 20-plus wins last season.

Head coach Carrie Daniels announced that NCAA participants Louisville and Vanderbilt would be a part of the Lady Govs 2012-13 schedule, released Tuesday. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Head coach Carrie Daniels announced that NCAA participants Louisville and Vanderbilt would be a part of the Lady Govs 2012-13 schedule, released Tuesday. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Decrease in Traffic Fatalities Over Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

 

Preliminary Figure Mark Fewest Fatalities on Record

Tennessee Department of SafetyNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security today announced a preliminary figure that indicated six people were killed during the 2011 Thanksgiving holiday weekend, compared to 16 fatalities during last year’s Thanksgiving Day holiday period.

If the 2011 preliminary number holds true, it will mark the lowest number of fatalities on record during the Thanksgiving holiday. Previously, the fewest number of vehicular fatalities was seven, which occurred during the 1983 Thanksgiving Day period.

2011 Thanksgiving Holiday Fatality Log

2011 Thanksgiving Holiday Fatality Log

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Thanksgiving

 
The First Thanksgiving 1621

The First Thanksgiving 1621

Throughout history, people have given thanks sometimes in joyful celebration, often in solemn, even prayerful, ceremony.

The United States, over hundreds of years, has come to observe a national holiday for giving thanks.

It is a time to celebrate family and friends, the arrival of crisp fall weather, the turning of the leaves, football, turkey, pumpkin pie. «Read the rest of this article»

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