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APSU offers franshise ownership seminar


apsu-logoThe Austin Peay State University Center for Extended and Distance Education and The Franchise Connection (FranNet) present a seminar on franchise ownership led by Dan Aronoff. The seminar takes place at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17 at US Bank, 1816 Madison St. in Clarksville.

This event will address the following topics: business ownership, determining if franchise ownership is the right career path for you, the types of franchise opportunities available, how to correctly select and research franchise opportunities and how to recognize and avoid the pitfalls that can lead to failure in franchise ownership.

Seating is limited, and registration is required. To register contact the APSU Center for Extended and Distance Education, (931) 221-7816.

NEMS teacher killed, wife critically injured in motorcycle crash


Richard Sims

Christine Piesyk contributed to the news portion of this report. Thea Agnew reflects on her friendship with the Rich and Judy Sims.

Richard Sims, 51, a teacher at social studies teacher at Northeast Middle School, was fatally injured Monday night in a motorcycle accident on Martin Luther King Kr. Parkway. His wife, Judy Sims, was critically injured. Both victims were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.

Mr. Sims has been a Clarksville-Montgomery County School System teacher for 10 years. His wife, Judy,  is a real estate agent at the Sango branch of Crye-Leike Real Estate.


Judy Sims

Sims was driving a BMW motorcycle with his wife, Judy, as a passenger behind him, traveling northeast toward I-24 when it hit a Nissan SUV attempting to cross the parkway from Fire Station Road, according to reports from the Fatal Accident Crash Team.

Driving the SUV was Michele Small, who said she did not see the motorcycle approach. Small was uninjured.

The woman driving the SUV, Michele Small, 50, said she didn’t see the motorcycle coming, Bechtold said. «Read the rest of this article»

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The news does it!


One of my goals in aging is to keep my mind alert. I devote a portion of each day to acuity. To be mentally keen is a challenge.

To achieve this goal I discipline myself in reading, writing, and thoughtfulness. My first activity of each day, after walking our pet, Cassie, is to read the daily devotional from The Upper Room.  It’s a spiritual, mental and psychological lift.

Covers of Newsweek Magazine showing the filtering of news presented to American Citizens

I budget time to read the local paper. At the Athletic Club I often read while on the treadmill. That’s when I get started reading the weekly publication of Newsweek. «Read the rest of this article»

Clarksville tax due date changed to Feb 28th


taxesIf you pay Clarksville city taxes there is a big change in the due date this year! Don’t forget that instead of the normal May 30th deadline, the deadline has been moved up to Feb 28th.

According to the City of Clarksville website:

“There is a change in the payment of 2008 property taxes that is significantly different from prior tax years. In tax years prior to the 2008 tax year you had until May 31 to pay the property taxes due, for the tax year 2008 the property taxes must be paid on or before February 28, 2009. The 2008 property taxes will be come delinquent on March 1, 2009. This change was necessary to better coordinate the property tax files and the administration of the city’s tax freeze and state tax relief program on a basis consistent with that of Montgomery County. To avoid interest and penalty for the tax year 2008, the payment of 2008 property taxes must be on or before February 28, 2009.”

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Tennessee Equality Project plans “Advance Equality Day” on Legislative Hill



On February 17th, Tennessee Equality Project [TEP] is staging “Advance Equality Day” on the Hill in Nashville.

TEP is staging this annual legislative lobbying event to show state and local legislators that their constituency is paying attention to discriminatory and harmful legislation being proposed in the general assembly. TEP has opposed past attempts by so-called conservative members of the state Republican Party to enact proposals from the national level that seek to restrict certain demographics of our populace from enjoying the protections and safeties guaranteed under the Constitution of the United States and the  Tennessee State Constitution. «Read the rest of this article»

New mandate on toys goes into effect; used products exempt from testing


used-toysAugust 14th, 2008, former President George Bush signed and set in motion The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.  This Act was brought about by the large amount of recalled toys and baby products in the year 2007.

The CPSIA calls for any children’s product exceeding the amount of 600-ppm (parts per million) lead content cannot be sold in the United States.  Items that fall under this Act are children’s toys, cribs, pacifiers, children’s jewelry, baby bouncer seats, walkers and jumpers. Any product that can be mouthed, or ingested by a child under the age of twelve must be tested for safety. «Read the rest of this article»

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