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Blood donors urged to help restock American Red Cross shelves after Severe Winter Storms

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – Though spring has officially arrived, the American Red Cross blood supply is still recovering from severe winter storms in March. Donors of all blood types are urged to roll up a sleeve and help save lives.

Winter weather in parts of the country forced more than 270 blood drives to cancel, resulting in over 9,500 uncollected blood and platelet donations in the first two weeks of March.

Heidi Reed relaxes in a donor chair following her blood donation. Reed’s mother received blood during a surgery. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

Heidi Reed relaxes in a donor chair following her blood donation. Reed’s mother received blood during a surgery. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

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Tennessee Department of Transportation reminds Tennesseans “It’s Pothole Season”

 

TDOT working to Repair Damaged Areas

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – Winter weather extremes lead to an increase in potholes on state highways and bridges.  Potholes form when moisture seeps into cracks in the pavement, then freezes and thaws causing the cracks to expand.  The constant pounding of traffic loosens the pavement which causes it to crumble, creating potholes.

Severe swings in temperature followed by periods of rain are the perfect conditions for widespread potholes to form.

Extreme cold followed by warm weather and rain is perfect recipe for potholes

Extreme cold followed by warm weather and rain is perfect recipe for potholes

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American Red Cross Winter Blood Shortage reaches Critical Level

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – Ongoing severe winter weather has more than doubled the number of canceled American Red Cross blood drives and the resulting blood and platelet donation shortfall since earlier this month.

The Red Cross now considers the situation critical and is reissuing an urgent call for blood and platelet donors.

Kavitha Gadiraju gives a whole blood donation. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

Kavitha Gadiraju gives a whole blood donation. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

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Bad Weather closes Tennessee Government Offices in West and Middle Tennessee

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – Last Friday, the threat of bad weather caused Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to close state offices in Middle and West Tennessee.  Some agencies that have “mission critical employees” who have life, health and/or safety responsibilities still reported to work during the closures. 

All state employees and citizens were urged to exercise caution when traveling under bad weather conditions.

House Finance, Way and Means Committee Receives Update on TN Broadband Accessibility Act (TBAA)

Amanda Martin, Special Products Director, briefed members on the House Finance, Ways, and Means Committee on the progress of the Department of Economic and Community Development has made in implementing the TN Broadband Accessibility Act, passed by the General Assembly last year. 

Tennessee State Capitol. (Kevin Brooks, Tennessee State Representative)

Tennessee State Capitol. (Kevin Brooks, Tennessee State Representative)

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System releases Schools Update

 

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System has issued a schools update.

CMCSS maintenance, custodians and staff are working hard to make sure the campuses are safe.

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APSU closed Wednesday, January 17th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) will be closed Wednesday, January 17th due to hazardous road and campus conditions.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library closed Tuesday, January 16th

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public LibraryClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library will be closed again today, Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 due to hazardous driving conditions.

The book drop behind the library is available 24/7 for item returns. All items returned from Friday the 12th and on will be backdated to last Thursday.

Please be careful if you are out and about.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library

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Roxy Regional Theatre reschedules Male Children’s Auditions for “A Raisin in the Sun” to Thursday, January 18th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Due to hazardous road conditions from the recent winter weather, this evening’s auditions at the Roxy Regional Theatre have been rescheduled for this Thursday, January 18th, at 5:30pm.

Local youth will have the opportunity to work alongside professional actors when the Roxy holds male children’s auditions for the role of Travis in next month’s production of “A Raisin in the Sun”.

Male Children's Auditions for "A Raisin in the Sun" to be held by the Roxy Regional Theatre on January 18th.

Male Children’s Auditions for “A Raisin in the Sun” to be held by the Roxy Regional Theatre on January 18th.

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Fort Campbell open for Limited Operations Tuesday, January 16th

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Tuesday, January 16th, 2018,  the Senior Commander of Fort Campbell has authorized the installation to remain open for limited operations only. Mission Essential Personnel should report to work. DoDEA Schools are closed.

For questions regarding Mission Essential, Civilian employees contact your supervisors, Soldiers contact your unit Commander.

Gates 1, 4, 7, 10 will be the only gates open today, January 16th, due to Winter Weather Conditions.

The Commissary is closed.

Fort Campell is open for limited operations today. (U.S. Army, Sam Shore)

Fort Campell is open for limited operations today. (U.S. Army, Sam Shore)

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Austin Peay State University campuses closed Tuesday, January 16th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – All Austin Peay State University (APSU) campuses will be closed Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 due to hazardous conditions.

This includes all day and evening events and activities.

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

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