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A legislative report from State Representative Joe Pitts


NASHVILLE – In an effort to help you keep more informed about issues important to you, State Representative Joe Pitts will be issuing a series of reports over the next several months. If you have questions or need additional information about any of the issues discussed in these reports, please let him know. This report is on education in Tennessee.

Rep. Joe Pitts (D) House, District 67

Rep. Joe Pitts (D) House, District 67

In a difficult economy, many state governments have turned to cutting education funds in order to make up the difference in revenue shortfalls. In Tennessee, we recognize that a child’s ability to receive a quality education is potentially the most important event in their lives and that opportunity must be protected, even in difficult financial times.

This year, the General Assembly passed the budget keeping the Pre-K funds in place on a recurring basis, instead of the risky ruse of using lottery reserves for this necessary program. The state is required to continue paying for the program in future years and not be subject to cuts based on limited resources. Also included in our budget was funding for scholarships for our National Guard veterans. «Read the rest of this article»

The Clarksville Parks and Rec Report


parksandrec1The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family. This weeks highlights include:

  • Adult Softball Coaches Meeting
  • Weekend Events
  • Jammin’ In the Alley
  • Movies in the Park
  • Downtown Market
  • Riverfest Fish Naming Contest
  • Youth Recreation Softball League
  • Hershey Track and Field Winners
  • Billy Dunlop Park Closed

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Sometimes you just know what right is


And sometimes, whether you believe in your Higher Power as God above or by some other name, you have to reflect on the moment and ask yourself ‘which path do I choose?’

This story is not about self promotion, so please do not take it that way.  I write this while I am filled with the spirit and knowing that I have helped a Family in need.  That in and of itself is worth more than any commission check in my humble opinion.

Like many Realtors who work on harnessing the power of the internet I find that the spam email I receive is a bit large.  Going through this on the road and on the blackberry is just not possible so I delete anything that looks close to it and wait till I get to the office or home to give further inspection. «Read the rest of this article»

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