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Tennessee 7th Congressional District Candidate Dan Cramer disappointed with Tennessean Newspaper

 

Chalks endorsement of Blackburn up to a ‘business decision’

Election 2014Clarksville, TN – Gannett’s Nashville paper, the Tennessean, has endorsed the incumbent rather than retired Iraqi War veteran Dan Cramer, in the race for Tennessee’s 7th congressional district. Cramer expressed amusement at the paper’s choice but said he understands how supporting the presumed “safe bet” is a better business decision.

“I am always grateful and honored by any endorsement,” Cramer said, “But one of the realities of politics is that not everyone will agree with you 100% of the time. In the case of the Tennessean’s choice, I can see how their financial interests are better served by endorsing a presumed strong incumbent, but I think there are some interesting inconsistencies in their reasoning.

Tennessee 7th Congressional District candidate Dan Cramer.

Tennessee 7th Congressional District candidate Dan Cramer.

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Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson recognized by U.S. Department of Defense

 

Recognized for Impacting the Quality of Life of Service Members and their Families

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville) was recognized recently by the United States Department of Defense for his “leadership on public policy changes positively impacting the quality of life of Service members and their families.”

The award of appreciation comes after Rep. Johnson successfully passed several bills to aid military service members and their families, including House Bill 1372 which was approved this year. That new law would allow certain out-of-state veterans to pay in-state tuition and fees at state colleges and universities.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Marsha Blackburn campaign refuses to debate

 

Sends letter to supporters asking for $150,000 to fund reelection

Election 2014Clarksville, TN – Marsha Blackburn’s campaign has refused to schedule a debate with her Democratic challenger, retired US Army veteran Dan Cramer, of Clarksville.

Cramer, the Democratic nominee who is running to unseat Blackburn in the US House of Representatives, received no response when he reached out to Blackburn’s office last week by phone and mail.

This picture is from a July debate in Bolivar, Tennessee, hosted by the Bolivar Bulletin-Times. All primary candidates for the 7th district race attended, save for Blackburn, who sent a surrogate.

This picture is from a July debate in Bolivar, Tennessee, hosted by the Bolivar Bulletin-Times. All primary candidates for the 7th district race attended, save for Blackburn, who sent a surrogate.

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Joe Sweeten speaks at the 106th Annual Lone Oak Picnic

 

Election 2014Cunningham, TN – Joe Sweeten, Register of Deeds candidate, attended the 106th Annual Lone Oak Picnic held by the Central Civitan Club talking to the people there on Saturday, July 27th, 2014.

“I am from Missouri originally, been here here 30 years. I’m pretty sure that mom, she’ 79 years old, is chopping mutton at an event just like this. That’s where I come from,” stated Sweeten. “”I am a veteran, law school graduate, and a computer programmer with 15 years experience.”

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Credo Amouzouvik speaks at the 106th Annual Lone Oak Picnic

 

Election 2014Cunningham, TN – U.S. House of Representatives District 7 candidate Credo Amouzouvik spoke at the 106th Annual Lone Oak Picnic held by the Central Civitan Club on Saturday, July 27th, 2014.

I am a war wounded veteran from Fort Campbell running for Congress in the 7th District of Tennessee. A fresh start and a new direction is what I am bringing to the table,” said Amouzouvik.

A fresh start and a new direction where our senior citizens are not beat up on. A fresh start and a new direction where social security is guaranteed to those who have worked hard their entire life,” stated Amouzouvik.

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Congressional candidate Credo Amouzouvik on the Campaign Trail; speaks at Clarksville Forum today

 

Election 2014Clarksville, TN – Credo Amouzouvik, U.S. Congressional democratic candidate for Tennessee District 7 has been visiting the counties in the district and is set to speak at the Clarksville Association of Realtors’ 2014 Political Candidate Forum today in Clarksville Tennessee.

Credo believes that consistent contact with constituents and an open flow of communication be-tween government leaders and their constituents is essential to a successful term in office. “Visiting the counties puts me in touch with the people so that they can share how they feel about current policies and politics affecting them,” says Amouzouvik (Credo). “When it comes to healthcare, education, jobs and the economy; I want them to share that with me.”

Tennessee 7th Congressional District candidate Credo Amouzouvik.

Tennessee 7th Congressional District candidate Credo Amouzouvik.

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Fresh Coat Painters of Clarksville gives back to Local Veteran

 

Fresh Coat PaintersClarksville, TN – When Rich Whitaker opened his Fresh Coat Painters franchise, he knew he wanted to prioritize giving back to the community. So when the Clarksville Home Builders Association asked him to paint a house for a fellow veteran, there was no question that the answer would be yes.

Whitaker and the team at Fresh Coat Painters of Clarksville recently painted an entire home for Staff Sergeant Adam J. Montavon and his wife, Sasha, free of charge.

Whitaker Family, owners of Fresh Coat Painters in Clarksville.

Whitaker Family, owners of Fresh Coat Painters in Clarksville.

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Fort Campbell holds car show for 2014 Week of the Eagles

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) held the 2014 Week of the Eagles Car Show here May 17th.

The event gave auto enthusiasts an opportunity to view 43 superb vehicles as part of the Spectacular Saturday events on the installation. The cars ranged from a 1923 Ford T Bucket built out of scrap parts with a Chevy drive train to a 35th Anniversary Edition Nissan 350Z.

Col. Val C. Keaveny Jr., former commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), presents the first-place prize for the import category of the 2014 Week of the Eagles Car Show to Staff Sgt. Kevin Chau, a transmissions systems operator-maintainer assigned to HHC, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Abn. Div., May 17, 2014, at Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Col. Val C. Keaveny Jr., former commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), presents the first-place prize for the import category of the 2014 Week of the Eagles Car Show to Staff Sgt. Kevin Chau, a transmissions systems operator-maintainer assigned to HHC, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Abn. Div., May 17, 2014, at Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Disabled East Tennessee Outdoorsman Is Model for Successful Conservation Planning

 

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)Nashville, TN – Disabled veteran and outdoorsman Jason Seaton of East Tennessee dreamed of hearing the distinctive call of bob white quail on his farm again. He ordered trees from the Sevier County Soil Conservation District back in 2008, but they didn’t survive due the drought.

Not one to give up, Seaton and his mother, Beverly, went to the Sevierville Field Office and met with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Soil Conservationist Mitchell Aman, who helped him develop a comprehensive conservation plan. Seaton then applied for and was funded through NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program.

Photo above (L to R):  NRCS State Conservationist Kevin Brown; USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden; Jason Seaton, Sevier County landowner look at wildlife plots on Seaton’s farm in Sevier County.

Photo above (L to R): NRCS State Conservationist Kevin Brown; USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden; Jason Seaton, Sevier County landowner look at wildlife plots on Seaton’s farm in Sevier County.

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“Delights of Winter” exhibit at Clarksville’s Downtown Artists Co-op

 

An Exhibit by Heike Sichterman and Claus “Dutch” Mann

Downtown Artists Co-opClarksville, TN – The Downtown Artists Co-op is proud to present “Delights of Winter”, an exhibit of fine art featuring Claus “Dutch” Mann and Heike Sichterman. The exhibit features hand-made jewelry and photography by Heike and intricate, wood carvings by Dutch. The Exhibit begins January 2nd, 2014 and runs through February 1st.

For this exhibit, Heike was inspired by “the European palaces built in the Baroque style. The opulence and splendor in gold and vivid colors one would see in the interior, (this) is what I tried to recreate in my jewelry reminiscent of what the ladies would wear for a lavish Winter Ball.“

Downtown Artists Co-op presents "Delights of Winter" exhibit.

Downtown Artists Co-op presents “Delights of Winter” exhibit.

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