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July 25th Concert in the Park Canceled


parksandrec1The City of Clarksville regretfully announces that the Concerts In the Park event scheduled for this Saturday, July 25 at McGregor Park has been cancelled. Please join us for the next Concerts in the Park event on Saturday August 8th featuring the 101st Airborne Division Band.  For more information about Concerts In the Park and other Parks After Dark events, please visit

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Crye-Leike Realtors partners with PCMS Consulting to expand franchise operations


A Challenging Business Climate For Real Estate Firms Creates An Opportunity For PCMS Consulting To Take The Crye-Leike, Realtors Brand Into New U.S. Markets

crye-leikeAtlanta, GA – PCMS Consulting is proud to announce a new partnership with Crye-Leike Realtors to assist the company in growth strategies to expand its franchise operation in multiple states. PCMS has business development personnel currently servicing over 20 states and plans to leverage Crye-Leike’s already strong southern states footprint with the objective of affiliating existing real estate sales firms with the company’s franchise arm.

“Our company has its roots in the real estate franchise business and we are excited to put that expertise to work for one of the largest companies in the country as well as one that has an outstanding reputation in the South,” said Jose Perez, President of Atlanta-based PCMS Consulting. “We are beginning our efforts in Tennessee, Crye-Leike’s backyard, where we can continue to expand their presence throughout the state with quality conversions of existing companies as we simultaneously look for opportunities with other strong operators in neighboring states.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Congressman Kucinich Asks ‘Is the Fed Paying Banks NOT to Loan Money?’


Domestic Policy Subcommittee Chair Announces New Probe of TARP


The Federal Reserve

Washington D.C. – Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), who has led the effort challenging the use of TARP funds through two administrations, Tuesday questioned whether or not “banks are parking a historic amount of taxpayers’ money in the Federal Reserve while the businesses and consumers across America are starved for credit” and whether the Federal Reserve is “paying banks not to make loans.”

Kucinich raised the question in a hearing this morning before the Government and Oversight Committee at which the Special Inspector General for TARP, Neil Barofsky, testified.

Kucinich cited Tuesday’s Fed news report on

Meanwhile, banks’ excess reserves at the Fed rose to a record $877.1 billion daily average in the two weeks ended May 20, from $2 billion a year earlier. Excess reserves — money available for lending that banks choose to leave with the Fed instead — averaged $743.9 billion in the first two weeks of this month. –

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BOPP celebrates 10 years, honors probation/parole officers’ work


boppNashville – The Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole (BOPP) celebrates 10 years as a merged probation and parole agency this month.  At the same time, BOPP is joining with other agencies across the country for Probation, Parole and Community Corrections Week to honor the probation and parole officers who supervise offenders.

The Board of Probation and Parole was created by the Legislature in 1999 when the role of the old Board of Paroles was expanded.  Besides managing parole in Tennessee, the new agency was given the additional assignment of monitoring probationers placed on supervision by the courts.  At the end of its first year as a merged agency, BOPP was supervising approximately 42,000 offenders.

Statistics gathered at the end of June 2009 showed BOPP officers now supervise 60,993 offenders, including 11,139 parolees and 49,854 probationers.  Community correction officers in locally run agencies supervise an additional 6,925 offenders placed on alternative sentences by judges. «Read the rest of this article»

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