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Democrat Dan Cramer looks to represent Tennessee 7th Congressional District

 

Election 2014Clarksville, TN - Retired Army Helicopter Pilot Dan Cramer has announced he will run to represent Tennessee’s 7th district in the U.S. House of Representatives, pledging to focus on the responsibility to govern that is entrusted to every member of congress.

Dan has made a commitment to restoring opportunity and prosperity to the middle class and to tackle the hard work of addressing issues like tax reform, immigration, and the national debt.

Tennessee 7th Congressional District candidate Dan Cramer.

Tennessee 7th Congressional District candidate Dan Cramer.

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Congressman Marsha Blackburn calls on Senate to pass Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

 

U.S. House of Representatives - 7th District TennesseeWashington, D.C – On the one-year anniversary of the House acting to protect women and babies from dangerous late-term abortions, Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is calling on the Senate to take up and pass H.R. 1797, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

Marsha Blackburn calls on Senate to pass Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Acti (Bill Larson Clarksville Online)

Marsha Blackburn calls on Senate to pass Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Acti (Bill Larson Clarksville Online)

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Inner Voices at Clarksville’s Customs House Museum beginning July 3rd

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – International artist Paul Harmon exhibits his lyrical paintings in the Customs House Museum’s Crouch Gallery beginning July 3rd.

The themes of Harmon’s paintings always incorporate poetry, prose and ideas from the artist’s interests and experiences.

Paul Harmon exhibits begins July 3rd at the Customs House Museum.

Paul Harmon exhibits begins July 3rd at the Customs House Museum.

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NASA estimates water and snowpack weight in California’s Sierra Nevada using GPS

 

Written by Carol Rasmussen
NASA Earth Science News Team

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – For the first time, NASA scientists have used GPS to find the total weight of winter snowpack and soil moisture in California’s Sierra Nevada. The new results complement other satellite measurements and could provide a reality check for computer models used to estimate the state’s water and snowpack.

A team led by Donald Argus of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, studied data from 1,069 GPS research sites in California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, extending back to 2006.

A GPS station in the mountains of Oregon. (Wikimedia Commons)

A GPS station in the mountains of Oregon. (Wikimedia Commons)

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Tennessee Titans take Washington Running Back Bishop Sankey in NFL Draft’s Second Round

 

Tennessee TitansBishop SankeyNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans Friday swapped their 2nd round, 10th pick for the Philadelphia Eagles 2nd Round, 22nd pick and a 4th round pick.

With the 54th overall pick in the second round of the NFL Draft, the Titans took running back Bishop Sankey from the University of Washington.

Sankey was the first running back taken in the draft.

Washington Running Back Bishop Sankey. (Washington Athletics)

Washington Running Back Bishop Sankey. (Washington Athletics)

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Clarksville’s Bashaara Graves leads Tennessee Lady Vols at NCAA Tournament Sweet 16

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee Lady Vols, the #1 seed in the Louisville Regional, has advanced to the 2014 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship, and will host Maryland on Sunday afternoon.

Tip-off is set for noon in the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville Kentucky.

This is Tennessee’s fifth-straight and 32nd overall NCAA Sweet 16 appearance, and the third year in a row for Maryland.

Bashaara Graves leads Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball against Maryland at NCAA Sweet 16. (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

Bashaara Graves leads Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball against Maryland at NCAA Sweet 16. (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

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APSU’s Omicron Delta Kappa honor society recognized as one of the top two chapters in the nation

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa was selected as the 2013 recipient of the ODK Presidential Award of Excellence.

ODK is currently comprised of 314 chapters nationally (referred to as circles), and the APSU circle was one of only two nationally to be selected for this prestigious honor by the Omicron Delta Kappa Board of Directors. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee receives “A” from Shared Hope International for strength of Human Sex Trafficking Laws

 

Grade Improves from a “C” in 2012

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN - Tennessee received an “A” from Shared Hope International’s 2013 state report card released yesterday with a score of 93.5, the highest of any other state rated in the Protected Innocence Challenge.

In 2012, Tennessee was given a “C” on its state report card and showed significant improvement after bills cracking down on child sex trafficking were passed during the last legislative session. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Pom Squad’s Hayley Beard awarded scholarship by Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association

 

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsClarksville, TN - Hayley Beard, a member of the Austin Peay State University pom squad, was awarded a scholarship by the Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association (FNSNA) for the 2013-14 academic year.

Beard, who is a nursing major, was one of 69 students across the nation and one of eight in Tennessee to receive the Promise of Nursing Regional Scholarship.

Austin Peay's Hayley Beard

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Facts about the Fourth of July, 2013

 

U.S. Department of Commerce - United States Census BureauWashington, D.C. – On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation.

As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country.

Here are some facts about the Fourth of July from the United States Census Bureau.

Fourth of July at the Capitol

Fourth of July at the Capitol

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