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Saturday – a day of free health care outreach


Two events focus on free health care outreach. July 11th to be a day of dual health care outreach events for Clarksville-Montgomery County residents.

Free Kidney Disease Screening Available Saturday!

nkf Consider these simple questions:

  1. Do you have diabetes?
  2. Do you have hypertension (high blood pressure)?
  3. Do you have a family history of high blood pressure or diabetes?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you are at risk for kidney disease. This Saturday, July 11th, you, your family, loved ones and friends can get free medical assistance. Faith Outreach Church is hosting a free kidney screening from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. The church is located at 731 Windermere Drive. While the screenings are free, pre-registration is requested. Call 615-383-3887 to pre-register.

Free Centerstone Mental Health Fair «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU breaks ground on CETF, receives $2 million from Hemlock to purchase lab equipment

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Today, Austin Peay State University forged new territory when it broke ground for the new Chemical Engineering Technology Facility (CETF).

“Crossing over Eighth Street is kind of a first for us,” APSU President Tim Hall said during a groundbreaking ceremony at the site located across from the Sundquist Science Complex on Eighth and College streets.

With ceremonial shovels in hand, APSU officials were joined by representatives from Hemlock Semiconductor Group, a Michigan-based company “directly responsible for the new building today,” Hall said.

The ground breaking

The groundbreaking

“This new progress is happening precisely because we’re forming partnerships,” he said. «Read the rest of this article»

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Steve McNair, a legend and a lesson


Steve McNair

After seeing the funeral broadcast last night, I can finally have some closure. After 16 years of idolizing this quarterback, his life has come to a tragic and bizarre end. Being in the land of Titan fans, I have to really convince people that Air McNair may mean a lot to Nashville, but they forget he’s from my beloved home state of Mississippi.

Long before Steve McNair played for the Tennessee Titans, he was the quarterback at Alcorn State setting NCAA records, putting the state of Mississippi on TV, and being one of the few football players I would absolutely adore. I still remember him watching work absolute magic in front of nearly 68,000 fans in Jackson in the Capital City Classic in 1993. I still remember him being absolutely ROBBED of the Heisman in 1994 by the “superstar” Rashaan Salaam. Steve McNair was rare. He was the last of the great legendary SWAC players before the big business of blue chip recruiting. I guess that’s what made him stand out so much. Like most of the Magnolia State gridiron stars from small towns, Steve McNair was among the most exciting players to ever watch play the game. I sometimes think as I pass by his tiny hometown on Hwy 49 that instead of being at Mount Olive High School in Mississippi, what could have been if he could have gone to nearby Mendenhall, Collins, or even Hattiesburg? Maybe McNair then goes to Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, LSU or another big BCS school just due to his exposure in high school. But I don’t know if that would make the story as fun. «Read the rest of this article»

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North Second Street closed this weekend for repairs


CGWSecond Street will be closed to traffic from Franklin Street to Commerce Street beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday, July11 through 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 12. This closure is necessary for the Clarksville Gas and Water Department to repair a water main leak, and once repaired the road and sidewalk will be further repaired and inspected. Water service will not be scheduled for disruption during the repair; however occupants in the affected section of Second Street have been advised to plan for a possible outage.

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Odom: Hargett fought effort to implement paper balloting in elections


Amendment to allow use of available machines undermined by SOS

Democratic Party Nashville — More than $25 million in federal funding to help implement the ”Tennessee Voter Confidence Act” is sitting idle because of an effort by the secretary of state to stall implementation of a paper trail in the 2010 elections, House Democratic Leader Gary Odom said Thursday.

“This money was provided by Congress to help the states provide for fair elections and to give coordinators the ability to determine that vote counts are correct beyond the shadow of a doubt,” Odom said. “Why there is such opposition to implementing this act is beyond me.”

Secretary of State Tre Hargett

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett

Secretary of State Tre Hargett (R)  said in a statement issued Tuesday that “the act is very specific” in requiring the state to use machines set to 2005 standards set by the federal Election Assistance Commission.

“This is simply not true. Nowhere in the federal act does it say we must use 2005 standards. It says we must use certified standards. The certification of 2005 standards does not nullify the 2002 standards, which will be available for next year’s elections. Hargett has interpreted the act to mean that 2002 machines are not acceptable to be used.” «Read the rest of this article»

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AT&T rolls out more U-verse enhancements at no additional cost to customers


Upgrades Include Exclusive Total Home DVR Feature, Broadband Speed Increase, New On Demand App and More

att_u-verseDALLAS Since its launch three years ago, AT&T U-verse has continually evolved and added new features. This month, AT&T* will rollout another series of enhancements that make AT&T U-verse even better for customers. Today and over the coming weeks, AT&T U-verse will add — at no extra cost as part of customers’ existing subscriptions — upgraded DVR capabilities and user interface enhancements for all customers, increased downstream speeds for AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet Max residential and business customers, and a new On Demand Top Picks application for customers in select markets.

“Turning on the TV and seeing something new is what AT&T U-verse customers have come to expect from us,” said Jeff Weber, vice president of video services for AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “These latest upgrades are further examples of how we’re using Internet Protocol (IP) technology to give you more control and more value. With AT&T U-verse, you’re getting DVR capabilities you can’t find from any cable providers, exciting and useful apps, and faster broadband speeds. We’re giving you an advanced entertainment experience, and this is still only the beginning.”

The U-verse enhancements announced today include: «Read the rest of this article»

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