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Green Party’s Cynthia McKinney takes presidential bid across Tennessee

 

Green Party candidate for President Cynthia McKinney will be visiting Tennessee to speak to voters and campaign in Memphis, Jackson, Dickson and Nashville this Wednesday and Thursday August 20 and 21.

Nominated as the Green Party candidate for President at the Green National Convention in Chicago last July McKinney served as a representative of the people of Georgia in Congress for six terms as a Democrat before seeking the Green Party nomination for President in 2008.

The Green Party of Tennessee is honored to host Ms McKinney as she visits four communities across the state this week. “From community problems like landfill issues in Dickson to community solutions like the Biofuels plant in Memphis and community gardens in Nashville Ms McKinney will get to talk to people who are impacted and those with community-based solutions, a Green Party Key Value”, said Katey Culver Green Party of Tennessee Co-chair. «Read the rest of this article»


Flying the U. S. Flag at half-staff is no grandstanding gesture

 

City and County Mayors’ Proposal, while noble, oversteps the authority of their office. The U. S. Flag Code delegates half-staff order authority to the president.

CHS Honor Guard Post Colors at Memorial Day Candelight Vigil

Clarksville High School Color Guard post The Colors during Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil

Recently our city and county mayors announced plans to fly the national flag at half-staff on a monthly basis. They proposed to do this in honor of our fallen soldiers. The gesture certainly strikes an undeniably appealing accord. It is, without a doubt, noble in its initiative.

It would unquestionably be a notable, emotional salute to our military personnel, especially in light of the fact that soldiers from Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division are facing daily peril in the Iraq and Afghanistan war theaters.

However, upon closer review, there is cause for reconsideration of this action. The flying of our nation’s flag is governed by specific and strict protocols that must be observed. «Read the rest of this article»


Legal Aid Society, Executive Director to host reception for departing local attorney

 

Clarksville Office Managing Attorney Patricia Mock is ending 25 years with Legal Aid Society. The Clarksville community and surrounding area are encouraged to acknowledge her service and help bid farewell!

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The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands announces the coming departure of Attorney Pat Mock, managing attorney for its Clarksville office.

The Legal Aid Society will host a reception at the Clarksville office on Thursday, August 21, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. to express appreciation for this sterling example of dedication and service.  “We wanted to express our appreciation for Pat for her 25 years of dedication and service to the Legal Aid Society, the Clarksville Office, LAS clients and our community” said Gary Housepian, executive director of The Legal Aid Society. «Read the rest of this article»

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