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Sign of the Times: Montgomery County Republicans promote Kurita write-in campaign

 

"Write-In Kurita" stickers beside a John McCain figure at Montgomery County Republican Party headquarters

** National Rifle Association, a Key 2nd Amendment group, endorses Kurita in Write-In campaign

**Gray Sasser says the Dems “decided they were not going to let Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and his partisan allies hijack the Democratic Party’s primary process.”

Senator Rosalind Kurita recently annouced she would run a write-in campaign for the state Senate District 22 seat, launching a campaign from new headquarters at 1817 Madison Street.

Kurita won the primary race with a 19-vote edge over challenger Tim Barnes, who successfully challenged that election result and had the victory overturned by the state Democratic Executive Committee. The state body then ruled that the executive committees of the three counties (Montgomery, Stewart and Houston) that comprised Senate District 22 meet and vote on the two candidates. That vote, 61-4, gave Barnes a Democratic slot on the November ballot.

Gray Sasser, chairman of the Tennessee Democratic Party, in a statement released today, said:

After all the talk of mythical smoke-filled rooms, the time has come to clear the air. As readers of (this newspaper) already know, the Democratic State Executive Committee, after almost eight hours of testimony at an open meeting attended by the public and press, decided that the District 22 state Senate primary election between Sen. Rosalind Kurita and Tim Barnes was “incurably uncertain. «Read the rest of this article»


“Wings of Liberty” plans explored at APSU

 

Completion of the new Wings of Liberty Military Museum at Fort Campbell, KY, is drawing nearer to the opening date of 2010, and the progress being made on the facility will be the topic of the next session of the 2008-09 Library Athenaeum program at Austin Peay State University.

Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Nichols, who serves as executive director and chief operation officer of the Fort Campbell Historical Foundation, will present, “Wings of Liberty: The New Museum Coming to Town,” at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Woodward Library.

Students are encouraged to attend. The event is free and open to the public. «Read the rest of this article»


The “D” word: DEPRESSION. Is it coming?

 

The Dow took a nose dive, sinking below the psychological panic line of 10,000 today, closing at under 9500, with no signs of imminent recovery. Oil dropped below $90 a barrel for the first time in eight months. The near-broke states of California and Massachusetts are seeking the same kind of “bail-out” relief that banks across the nation were awarded last week. News photos across the board capture looks of abject horror, unfettered dismay and complete shock, depending on which picture you view. All this despite a $700 billion dollar bail-out passed by U.S. Senators and Representatives Capitol Hill last Friday.

Does the word “recession” come to mind?

Timing is everything, and this economic downturn arrives on the heels of a long hot storm-laden disaster-ridden summer in the South and East, with the fall and incipient winter heating season across the northern half of the country. «Read the rest of this article»




Outlaw Field: “Beehive” of aviation activity

 

Clarksville Online spent several days at Outlaw Field in late September, garnering a new respect and understanding of the role this small airfield and its’ businesses bring to the community. Over the next four days, we’ll give you an inside look at the business and the adventure that is Outlaw Field.

Local airfield serves up multitude of aviation and aerial activity. Private flights, flight training and skydiving bring diverse family clientele to an unsung city and county resource.Aerial view approaching Outlaw Field

Outlaw Field. Do you know where it is? Do you know what goes on out there? Chances are, most Clarksvillians don’t know much about the beehive that is Outlaw Field.

A young pilot trainee

Brooks Louie, 13, is ready for his second flight. He is already a member fo the Civil Air Patrol.

The local aviation facility serves as the basis for a myriad of aviation activity. Private pilots house their private planes and jets there. But there is much more than that going on at this unassuming little facility.

Interested in learning to fly, getting your pilot’s license? Outlaw Field has provisions to assist the budding pilot. Youngsters wishing to investigate and pursue flight instruction can join the CAP (Civilian Air Patrol).

People as young as 13 can sign up and learn about aviation, flight training and public service. Brooks Louie at 13 is taking flight lesson #2, and already has a dream of aviation and future study at the United States Air Force Academy.

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Community Awareness Day: organizations unite to stop the violence

 

“A Community United to Stop the Violence,” a community awareness day, will be held October 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Draughon’s Junior College, 1860 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Special Victims Unit, Draughons Junior College, Charter Communications ® and Centerstone.

Complimentary food and drinks will be offered while supplies last, and the event will feature children’s activities, finger printing, games, air evac helicopter, fire trucks, law enforcement vehicles, ambulance, crime scene unit, bomb squad, K-9 team, tactical team, explorers, Clothes Line Project, wood work shop, handprint project and the Charter Internet trailer.

Door Prizes will be given out at the event and you must be present to win. Grand Prize giveaway will be two sets of Suite Tickets to the December 7th Carrie Underwood Concert. Many other terrific prizes will be given out during the Even


Farmer’s Almanac: Cold snowy winter, hot dry summer for Tennessee?

 

Every year, every day since 1792, through blizzards as well as balmy days, The Old Farmer’s Almanac has had one purpose: to be useful with a pleasant degree of humor. The 2009 edition is no exception. When the news of the moment has faded like the afternoon sun, the Almanac is there to brighten the days of its readers.

“Our readers think of the Almanac as a reliable friend that they can turn to for advice, novel ideas, and a clever, witty, or amusing item,” says Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. “These days, countless distractions compete for people’s thoughts and time, and information sources abound. The benefit of the Almanac is that it can be enjoyed both today, in the moment, and in the weeks and months to come. In fact, it’s the one book you can read all year long!” «Read the rest of this article»





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