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Tennessee Department of Health reports 935 new cases of Coronavirus in Tennessee, July 12th, 2020

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 61,443 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee as of Sunday, July 12th, 2020 . That is an increase of 935 cases from Saturday’s 60,508. There have been 714 confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

There have been forty six new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Montgomery County. The total is at 778. There has been seven deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.

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Clarksville Downtown Parking Changes Proposed

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Downtown merchants and property owners gathered Wednesday to hear City of Clarksville officials and consultants from Premier Parking outline potential changes to on-street metered parking in Downtown Clarksville.

City officials said the changes would create a more consumer friendly approach to downtown parking and overcome some of the current system’s equipment and enforcement challenges.

Clarksville to increase Downtown Parking Rates by 50 cents an hour on April 1st, 2017.

Clarksville to increase Downtown Parking Rates by 50 cents an hour on April 1st, 2017.

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NASA says Two Bizarre Brown Dwarfs Found With Citizen Scientists’ Help

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – With the help of citizen scientists, astronomers have discovered two highly unusual brown dwarfs, balls of gas that are not massive enough to power themselves the way stars do.

Participants in the NASA-funded Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project helped lead scientists to these bizarre objects, using data from NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) satellite along with all-sky observations collected between 2009 and 2011 under its previous moniker, WISE. Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 is an example of “citizen science,” a collaboration between professional scientists and members of the public.

This artist's concept shows a brown dwarf, a ball of gas not massive enough to power itself the way stars do. Despite their name, brown dwarfs would appear magenta or orange-red to the human eye if seen close up. (William Pendrill (CC BY))

This artist’s concept shows a brown dwarf, a ball of gas not massive enough to power itself the way stars do. Despite their name, brown dwarfs would appear magenta or orange-red to the human eye if seen close up. (William Pendrill (CC BY))

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Combating Immigration Fraud

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Citizenship is for those who love our great country – not those parachuting in to purchase a second citizenship.

That’s why Senator Loeffler and I introduced The Ban Birth Tourism Act, which codifies the State Department’s January 2020 rule change prohibiting the issuance of visas for birth tourists.

Birth tourism is a multi-million dollar industry. More than 20,000 birth tourists come to the U.S. annually. From 2008 to 2012, the number of birth tourists coming from China to the United States increased from 4,200 to 10,000. These firms often serve wealthy Russian and Chinese nationals and charge foreign clients thousands of dollars for advice on how to lie to immigration officers. 

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Tennessee Department of Education reports Record Number of Educators Register for Virtual 2020 Institute for CTE Educators

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education announces that the 2020 Institute for Career and Technical Education teachers and directors, which will be free and virtual, has a record number of registrants with over 2,000 Tennessee educators registered. 

From July 20th-24th, all Tennessee educators with an interest in career and technical education are invited to attend the virtual 2020 CTE Institute at no cost.

Virtual 2020 Institute for CTE Educators Registration Open, FREE for any Tennessee Educator

Virtual 2020 Institute for CTE Educators Registration Open, FREE for any Tennessee Educator

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Waterfowl Dream Hunt, Gear Featured in Tennessee Wildlife Resources Conservation Raffle

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – A four-person, two-day waterfowl hunting package at a prime West Tennessee location with Realtree Pro Tyler Jordan and Team Realtree during the 2020-21 hunting season is part outstanding packages available for a lucky winner in the 2020 Tennessee Conservation Raffle sponsored by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation.

The waterfowl hunting package is one of the seven, priceless outdoor experiences available to win this year.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Conservation Raffle

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Conservation Raffle

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Minneapolis Community Leaders Call on City Council to Respond to Recent Violence

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “The recent and ongoing crime wave in Minneapolis has some Black community leaders calling on the Minneapolis City Council to help them do something about it,” Karen Scullin reports for Fox 9 Minneapolis.
 
“‘When the City Council start talking about abolish and dismantling law enforcement it’s destroying, it’s destroying our community right now,’ said Al Flowers, a community activist.”

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Beware of summer heat – how to stay safe, cool during Summer despite the COVID-19 Threat

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – The American Heart Association says with so many people now exercising outdoors instead of indoor gyms and studios, it is important to be aware of the dangers of heat illnesses brought on by exertion and the steps you can take to safely exercise in the heat.

American Heart Association gives tips to say safe in the Summer Heat

American Heart Association gives tips to say safe in the Summer Heat

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Issued Emergency Use Authorization for Point of Care Antigen Test

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Silver Spring, MD – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a COVID-19 Coronavirus antigen diagnostic test, the BD (Becton Dickinson) Veritor System for Rapid Detection of SARS-CoV-2.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Presents Soldier’s Medal to Tennessee National Guard Member Patrick Shields

 

Tennessee Department of MilitaryBrownsville, TN –  On Friday, July 10th, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee presented the Soldier’s Medal to a member of the Tennessee National Guard at the Wyatt Duke Armory in Brownsville, TN.

Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Shields, a 24-year veteran of the Tennessee Army National Guard, acted heroically when shots were fired in a parking lot following a high school football game on October 8th, 2018.

Gov. Bill Lee presents the Soldier’s Medal to Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Shields, a member of the Tennessee National Guard’s Detachment 1, 1175th Transportation Company, in Brownsville on July 10. Shields stopped, disarmed and restrained a gunman after shots were fired in a parking lot following a high school football game in October 2018. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro)

Gov. Bill Lee presents the Soldier’s Medal to Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Shields, a member of the Tennessee National Guard’s Detachment 1, 1175th Transportation Company, in Brownsville on July 10. Shields stopped, disarmed and restrained a gunman after shots were fired in a parking lot following a high school football game in October 2018. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro)

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