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Alexandra Harper Crowned Miss Tennessee USA 2018

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Alexandra Harper, Miss Williamson County, was crowned Miss Tennessee USA Saturday at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Harper, a 2015 graduate of the University of Tennessee, accepted her new crown from the reigning Miss Tennessee USA, Allee-Sutton Hethcoat, also from Williamson County, and will compete in the 2018 Miss USA Pageant.

Newly crowned Miss Tennessee USA Alexandra Harper waves to the crowd at Austin Peay State University.

Newly crowned Miss Tennessee USA Alexandra Harper waves to the crowd at Austin Peay State University.

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Tennessee Governor, First Lady Partner with Peyton Manning To Raise over $600,000 for the Pat Summitt Foundation

 

Two private events raise funds to support fight against Alzheimer’s disease

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam yesterday partnered with five-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning to raise awareness and funds for The Pat Summitt Foundation, financing research, treatment and support for those facing Alzheimer’s disease.

Two private, ticketed events held Tuesday together raised over $600,000 to benefit the fund established by the late head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteer basketball team, Pat Summitt.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Dr. Roberto Fernandez, medical director of The Pat Summitt Clinic at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, and his wife, Dr. Denia Ramirez, and Peyton Manning.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Dr. Roberto Fernandez, medical director of The Pat Summitt Clinic at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, and his wife, Dr. Denia Ramirez, and Peyton Manning.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office announces Thomasa Munroe promotion

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) would like to congratulate Corporal Thomasa Munroe on her promotion to Sergeant.

Munroe is a 13 year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office. She started her career in February 2004 as a deputy in the jail.

In August 2004 she was promoted to corporal in the Detention Division where she worked nine years as a booking supervisor and three years in court transport.

In May 2016 she transferred to the Training and Compliance section. She is a Certified Armorer and Self Defense Instructor.

(L to R) Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson and Sergeant Thomasa Munroe.

(L to R) Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson and Sergeant Thomasa Munroe.

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Nashville Sounds return to First Tennessee Park for Eight Game Homestand

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club returns home Tuesday, July 25th to open an eight-game homestand at First Tennessee Park.

The Sounds welcome the Las Vegas 51s – the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets – for a four-game series from July 25th-28th.

The second half of the homestand features a four-game set against the Salt Lake Bees – the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from July 29th-August 1st.

Pre-Game Concert, Friday Fireworks, Backpack Giveaway and Buck Showalter Bobblehead Highlight Homestand. (Nashville Sounds)

Pre-Game Concert, Friday Fireworks, Backpack Giveaway and Buck Showalter Bobblehead Highlight Homestand. (Nashville Sounds)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, TDEC Present APSU’s Dr. Edward Chester with Lifetime Achievement Award

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau presented Dr. Edward Chester with the Robert Sparks Walker Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards on June 16th. 2017.

“Over the past 50 years, Dr. Chester has instilled the importance of environmental conservation to his students, botanists, and nature enthusiasts across the state,” said Haslam. “Through his writings, teaching and scientific contributions, we know more about Tennessee’s flora than ever before.”

(L to R) Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau, Austin Peay's Dr. Edward Chester and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

(L to R) Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau, Austin Peay’s Dr. Edward Chester and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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2017 Tennessee Legislative First Session Final Report – Part 10

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The first session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on May 10th, 2017, after passing major legislation that will benefit Tennesseans for generations to come. This is Part 10 of a 12 Part report.

This includes a measure making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all adults without a degree tuition-free access to community college; a new law rebuilding a safe and reliable transportation network, while reallocating revenues to maximize taxpayers’ return on that investment; and a bill which provides a responsible path to improve access to broadband through investment, deregulation, and education. 

Action in the General Assembly also included passage of a balanced budget which takes on no new debt, as well as legislation protecting the elderly, enhancing the state’s robust job growth, cracking down on crime, and boosting efforts as the fastest improving state in the nation in K-12 student achievement.  Following is a report on key legislation passed this year.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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2017 Tennessee Legislative First Session Final Report – Part 7

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The first session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on May 10th, 2017, after passing major legislation that will benefit Tennesseans for generations to come. This is Part 7 of a 12 Part report.

This includes a measure making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all adults without a degree tuition-free access to community college; a new law rebuilding a safe and reliable transportation network, while reallocating revenues to maximize taxpayers’ return on that investment; and a bill which provides a responsible path to improve access to broadband through investment, deregulation, and education. 

Action in the General Assembly also included passage of a balanced budget which takes on no new debt, as well as legislation protecting the elderly, enhancing the state’s robust job growth, cracking down on crime, and boosting efforts as the fastest improving state in the nation in K-12 student achievement.  Following is a report on key legislation passed this year.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Jack B. Turner and Associates announces Bailey Martin achieves Membership in 2017 Million Dollar Round Table

 

Jack B. Turner and AssociatesClarksville, TN – Jack B. Turner and Associates is pleased to announce that Bailey Martin CLU, for the 9th year in a row, has achieved membership in the 2017 Million Dollar Round Table – The Premier Association of Financial Professionals.

Attaining membership in MDRT is a distinguishing career milestone achieved by less than one percent of the world’s insurance and financial service professionals.

Bailey Martin

Bailey Martin

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Austin Peay State University names Katie Locke APSU Director of Ticket Operations

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Murfreesboro Tennessee native Katie Locke has been named the Director of Ticket Operations, Austin Peay State University’s Department of Athletics announced Monday.

Katie most recently served as the Director of Ticketing and Sales at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.  A position she has held since September 2016 after initially joining ULM as Ticket Manager in August 2015.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to be a part of the Clarksville community and APSU,” Locke said. “There’s a real excitement surrounding Austin Peay athletics and I’m fortunate to have the chance to contribute.”

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101st Airborne Division Engineer recognized for Volunteer Service

 

Written by Heather Huber
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – When he was nominated for the GEICO Military Service Award, Sgt. 1st Class Julio Mella, 21st Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, was honored but did not think much about it.

“There were many, many people being nominated with me,” Mella said. “I wasn’t being pessimistic, just realistic.”

The GEICO Military Service Awards Program “spotlights the valuable and lasting contributions enlisted members of the armed forces make in three specific areas of endeavor,” according to the GEICO website.

Service members can be nominated for service in drug and alcohol abuse prevention, fire safety and fire prevention or traffic safety and accident prevention. Each year, one member from each branch of the service is selected to receive the award.

Sergeant 1st Class Julio Mella, 21st Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division poses in front of a firetruck at the Oak Grove Fire Department. Mella has been volunteering as a firefighter and EMT with the department since 2008 and decided he wanted a picture in his full gear before he deployed in November 2016. (Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Sergeant 1st Class Julio Mella, 21st Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division poses in front of a firetruck at the Oak Grove Fire Department. Mella has been volunteering as a firefighter and EMT with the department since 2008 and decided he wanted a picture in his full gear before he deployed in November 2016. (Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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