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Winter storm targets Middle Tennessee

 

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY.  FLOOD ADVISORY.

Winter WeatherNational Weather Service: Severe winter weather conditions through noon …significant icing in some areas, especially near the Kentucky border…poor road conditions… travel discouraged … falling trees limbs and power lines… some power outages are occurring.

School Closings (Wednesday, January 28) : Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools; St Mary’s/Clarksville; Clarksville Christian; Clarksville Academy; Austin Peay State University. All CMCSS school activities are cancelled for Wednesday, January 28, 2009. This includes games, practices, weightlifting, and open facilities.

UPDATE: Snow is falling in Clarksville, with 1-2 inches expected before the storm winds down around noon. Ice accumulations in some parts of the city have triggered power outages. Many side roads are snow covered and driving is difficult.

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Accumulating ice is expected to take down a number of trees and branches

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CMCSS e-mail “misunderstood” by principals; community leaders appeased but mourn “lost opportunity”

 

A delegation of multi-cultural community leaders met with Clarksville-Montgomery County School System Director of Schools Michael Harris today to learn why a number of the city’s high school students were not allowed access to inaugural coverage of President Barack Obama.

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After the meeting,front row from left: Urban Resoucre Center Director Terry McMoore, Wanda McMoore, Pastor Tommy Vallejos, and Naomi Jerkins; back row from left, Ward 5 School Board representative Jimmie Garland sr., Joann Latz, Pastor Jerry Jerkins, and Frank Washington of the NAACP and PCA.

CMCSS was deluged with phone calls for and against viewing the inauguration on school time, and the questionable e-mail to teachers was the result. The e-mail from the directors of high, middle and elementary schools read in part:

“If any of your teachers is going to show the Inauguration in the classroom it should be tied to their curriculum … I think you may leave yourself open to question if students are just watching the Inauguration in a passive manner. If it is tied to instruction the Inauguration can be a highly relevant event to learn about and from. «Read the rest of this article»


Silke’s SRO crowd celebrate inauguration of President Obama

 
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Silke welcomes patrons to post-inaugural party

Silke’s Old World Breads on College Street was the place to be Saturday night (Jan. 24).

To celebrate the inauguration of President Obama and “change” for America, Silke’s offered an all-you can eat after-hours¬† buffet, which in tandem with the extensive art on exhibit in this shop, made the $8 per person event a popular choice. The crowds proved it.

Advance tickets were sold, and little more than a half-hour into the event, Silke’s was turning away people (who had not purchased advanced tickets) at the door. «Read the rest of this article»




Ice storm bearing down on region; storm may impact travel, business

 

ice_branchThe National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning and hazardous weather statement for northwest and north central Tennessee counties from 12 p.m. tonight through Tuesday. Significant accumulations are possible, particularly close to the Kentucky border.

The forecast calls for rain to develop this evening, turning to freezing rain around midnight with a low temperature of 30. The freezing rain is expected to change back to all rain Tuesday afternoon. high on Tuesday reach 37. Rain and sleet will continue into Tuesday night, with a chance of rain and snow Wednesday morning. «Read the rest of this article»

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