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What’s going on at Dunbar Cave


What’s going on at Dunbar Cave is an occasional piece written by Park Interpreter Amy Wallace

Dunbar Cave seen from across Swan LakeWe did our last school group yesterday. It was a fun time, considering we had to slog through four to five inches of mud to get through the first room of the cave. The heavy rain we had the weekend of Mother’s Day flooded the first room of the cave and halfway into the first passageway, depositing sticky slippery clay mud. On that Saturday morning, the water was up to chin height (estimate, we didn’t wade in to see exactly how high it was).

While I was sitting at the cave entrance waiting for a group one day, I saw an Eastern Phoebe feeding her young at the nest at the cave entrance and a Carolina Wren flying to a nest in the window of the old concession stand. «Read the rest of this article»

House Joint Resolution calls for study of legal gambling impact on tax revenue collections


Tennessee State Capitol Building

On Thursday, the Tennessee House passed House Joint Resolution 0019, as amended, onto the Senate, by a 53-40 vote. The resolution calls for a study of the financial impact of legal gambling, not related to a state lottery, upon tax revenue collections of Memphis, Shelby County and Tennessee.

The resolution was introduced by Rep. Larry Miller, District 88 and amended by Rep Fitzhugh, District 82. The amended resolution calls for the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR) and the University of Memphis conduct the study and report findings to the general assembly not later than January 1, 2010.

The resolution now awaits action in the state senate.

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CMCSS Director to host June community forums


Schools System Director seeks to share information on changes and plans for new school year that will impact students achievement.


Michael Harris, Director of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools System, will disseminate important information about upcoming changes about the school district during the month of June, in a series of community forums. Director Harris believes it is imperative to speak face to face with parents, faith-based groups and community leaders and individuals about the changes that will take place in the next school year. These changes will have an direct impact on students achievement. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Extended Ed offers classes; early registration discount on selected courses


Austin Peay State University LogoDevelop a new skill, explore a new idea, learn a new language or seek a new career with a class from Austin Peay State University’s Center for Extended and Distance Education. Register early and receive a 10 percent discount on selected courses. Preregistration is required for each course. «Read the rest of this article»

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32 Fort Campbell soldiers become citizens as the Memorial Day week comes to an end


As Memorial Day Week draws to a close, thirty-two U.S. Army soldiers pledge their allegiance to this nation and join the ranks of those people known as United States citizens. A proud moment indeed!

Newly sworn citizen soldiers pose with Congressman Zach Wamp

Newly sworn citizen soldiers pose with Congressman Zach Wamp

Being a United States citizen, do you ever stop to think about it? Really appreciate it? To ponder for even a moment, what does that mean? For the vast majority of us, sadly the answer would be, ‘no.’ However, for thirty-two Fort Campbell soldiers that is definitely not their answer. Battle-tested and proven worthy, these young men and women know the significance and meaning being a U.S. citizen. They valued it enough to risk their lives to earn the right to gain it.

“You who have been born in America, I wish I could make you understand what it is like not be an American, not to have been an American all your life, and then suddenly, with the words of a man in flowing robes, to be one, for that moment and forever after.

“One moment you belong with your fathers, to a million dead yesterdays, the next, you belong with America, to a million unborn tomorrows.” – George Magar Mardikian, Armenian naturalized U.S. citizen

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