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David Britton to speak at Friends of Port Royal meeting


David BrittonThe Friends of Port Royal will host David Britton as guest speaker on Thursday, August 9, at Port Royal State Historic Park.  Britton is a Conservation Worker who resides at Port Royal Historic Park. For those who haven’t seen Port Royal recently, a lot of improvements have been going on there, most of them created or directed by Britton under the supervision of Park Manager Robert Wells. He joined the Park staff about a year ago, bringing  his love of history and high energy into the effort of preserving the natural history that resonates at the Park.

The event will begin at 6:30 PM. Refreshments will be served. The Park is located at  3300 Old Clarksville Hwy, Adams, TN.  For more information, call  (931) 358-9696.

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High Heat warnings issued for Clarksville and surrounding area


2007 Heat WaveExtreme high heat weather warning have been extended through the coming week with heat indexes expected to average 100-105 through the first half of the week and reach even higher by week’s end, according to the National Weather Service and

Combined with the ongoing drought, the heat can be expected brown out lawns and increase potential for fire (grass, brush). No rain is expected, though some thunderstorms may develop toward the end of the week.

This heat is deadly. Residents of Middle Tennessee are urged to use caution, check on the wellbeing of neighbors (especially the elderly), and help pets stay cool by keeping them indoors or in shade with plenty of fresh cool water. Do not leave pets or anyone in a closed parked car, since temperatures can soar to deadly levels in minutes. People with respiratory, blood pressure or other health related issues will be particularly affected by this heat wave, and by the dangerously poor air quality and ozone levels accompanying it.

Limit time outdoors at the peak of the day, and consume plenty of liquids to stay hydrated. Know the sign of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, and pay attention to your body’s messages. if you are outside and don’t feel well, get inside and stay cool.

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