Written by Staff Sgt. Jesse Anderla
Fort Campbell, KY – “How do you recognize those that don’t get to pick up a rifle anymore or possibly never did, yet still want to be a part of the team?” said 1st Bn. 506th Inf. Regt. Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. Buddy Ferris. “This ceremony is a great opportunity to do that.”
The annual event gives veterans an opportunity to come back to Fort Campbell, rekindle friendships and talk about their shared experiences with the regiment.
“The veterans have told me that something was missing in their life,” said Ferris, “It’s usually that shared set of friendships and experiences they had from when they were younger.”
Clarksville, TN – Leap Organization, a leader in providing youth development programs, partnered with Kohl’s Department Store and USO Fort Campbell RP6 to build a community garden as a part of Kohl’s Operation Go Green Program (http://bit.ly/1XyVoiJ).
More than 25 Veterans worked alongside volunteers from Kohl’s and Leap Organization supporters to build five raised beds gardens sized 8 x 4 x 20 to help young adults learn how to grow food year around on Saturday, May 14th, 2016.
APSU to host Free Photo Shoot by Professional Photographers for Military-Affiliated Individuals, Families
Clarksville, TN – On June 15th, a group of professional university photographers will take over the Austin Peay State University Red Barn and convert the building’s old basketball court into a temporary photo studio.
From 2:00pm-5:00pm that afternoon, these photographers—known for creating official and iconic images for institutions across the country like the University of Wisconsin, Baylor University and Wake Forest University —will take free portraits of any local individual with a direct military connection—including active duty soldiers, veterans and their families.
Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts
“Tyler Head” bill passes the House and is also headed to the Governor
Nashville, TN – Several bills sponsored by State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) moved along in committees last week. This is a general update on the bills and events on the Hill from this week.
House Bill 2616/Senate Bill 2635 The #SayDyslexia bill has now passed both the Senate and the House and is headed to the Governor for his signature. The bill will address early screening and intervention for the students with attributes of dyslexia.
Celebrates Grand Opening with a VIP Dinner, Dedication Ceremony and Open House
Clarksville, TN – Sykes Funeral Home & Crematory is proud to announce the grand opening of its Tennessee Veterans Museum. A dedication and ribboncutting ceremony will be held at the museum on Friday, April 29th followed by an Open House on Saturday, April 30th.
“We created this museum honor and celebrate veterans throughout Montgomery County and beyond,” explains Stewart Sykes, Owner of Sykes Funeral Home & Crematory. “We are truly amazed at how much attention the museum has already attracted.” «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson
Nashville, TN – Three citizens from Clarksville testified before the House Local Government Committee this week urging support for House Bill 2156 which helps restore some property tax relief for disabled veterans. There are currently several bills dealing with Property Tax Relief for veterans.
“I support these bills, and feel strongly that some tax relief will be funded in the 2016-17 budget,” Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson said.
Ms. Sherry Pickering with the Montgomery County Veterans Coalition was first to testify. Also adding their expertise were Brenda Radford, Montgomery County Trustee, and Bill Summers, legislative representative for the Military Officer Association of American and a retired Air Force Officer.
Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts
#SayDyslexia bill passes the Senate
Nashville, TN – Several bills sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) moved along in committees last week. This is a general update on the bills and events on the Hill from last week.
House Bill 1410/Senate Bill 1484 (Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) cleared the House Local Full Committee this week and is now scheduled for the Finance Sub Committee on Tuesday, April 12th. This legislation will repeal the “Save our Property Tax Relief” legislation, Public Chapter 481, which passed last year.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee has announced that Warrior Week 2016 will be held on May 5th, 6th and 7th, sponsored by First Advantage Bank.
This annual celebration honors all local military men, women, and their families by providing free events and activities for the entire family.
Tennessee Representative Curtis Johnson
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee House of Representatives was pleased to welcome Mr. Masami Kinefuchi to attend Wednesday’s session of the House and to present him with a House Joint Resolution recognizing the great contribution he has made to the economy of Tennessee.
The consul-general’s job is to facilitate economic and cultural exchange between Japan and the United States. He has jurisdiction over five states—Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. In these five states, there are more than 400 Japanese companies.
In Tennessee there are over 180 Japanese-based business employing more than 46,000 individuals with the largest company being Nissan with an assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. Other Japanese companies in Tennessee are Denso, Bridgestone, Calsonic, and Yorozu.
Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts
Nashville, TN – On February 3rd, 2016, I requested the State Attorney General Herbert Slatery to review and issue a legal opinion on the property tax relief legislation (Public Chapter 481) passed last year.
On Tuesday, March 29th, we received the following opinion from the Attorney General attached at the bottom of this article.
House Bill 1410/Senate Bill 1484 (Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) passed both the Senate Local Government Committee and the House Local Sub-Government Committee on March 30th.
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