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Clarksville High School closed Thursday and Friday


CMCSSThe Clarksville-Montgomery County School System has made the decision to close Clarksville High School tomorrow and Friday because of the high student absenteeism rate. This afternoon’s completed attendance report confirmed that more than 25% of CHS students were absent from school today. CMCSS believes this will have an impact on the learning environment and hopes that giving students a few extra days to recuperate will provide them with an opportunity to get well and be ready for school on Monday.

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Representative Brian Kelsey to introduce “Health Care Choice Act”


State Rep. Brian Kelsey

Nashville – Representative Brian Kelsey announced yesterday that he will introduce the “Health Care Choice Act” in an effort to lower health insurance costs and provide choice to Tennesseans. The legislation would allow Tennesseans to purchase health insurance plans from companies in other states, a practice that is currently prohibited.

“Americans want and deserve health care reform but not the government-run health care that is being discussed in Washington. This legislation is health care reform at the state level that will lower heath insurance costs and provide more choices to Tennesseans,” said Representative Kelsey.

The Health Care Choice Act will expand the number of health care plans available for purchase from 127 in Tennessee to potentially more than 5,000 plans nationwide1.

“The goal is to lower costs by offering more choices,” continued Kelsey. “With this legislation, Tennesseans will have more access to affordable health care insurance.” «Read the rest of this article»

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An Unnecessary Trial


This is an update to David Cutting’s previous letter “Theft by City Hall

The Logo of the Clarksville, TN Gas and Water Department

The Logo of the Clarksville, TN Gas and Water Department

If the Clarksville Gas & Water Department (CGW) had been upfront and honest, there would be no need for a lawsuit to force the promised return of deposits. If Judge Shelton had followed standard court procedures and issued a default judgment when the duly served defendant Mayor Johnny Piper or his counsel did not appear, the case would have ended then. If City Attorney Lance Baker would right the wrongs, rather than defend immoral actions by the city through his superior knowledge of the law, we would not need an attorney.

However, with the publicity generated by Clarksville Online publishing my letters to the editor, we now have a volunteer. A federal attorney who feels that we can win this case. We are grateful to him. This is good news for all consumers served by CGW. We will seek to establish a legal precedent, and tell municipal bureaucrats that they can no longer be able to tell residents that “The city can do whatever it wants.”

Now we are looking for witnesses and other victims. For the witness we need people who can testify that they paid a service deposit to CGW and later had it refunded back. We also need other consumers who had their deposits seized, even though they had always paid their bill in a timely manner.  It is now appropriate to move to convert this suit to a class action, which will benefit all of the victims of this “theft” by City Hall.

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101st Airborne Soldiers to conduct air assault training into Troy, TN


101st Airborne Divison at Fort CampbellFort Campbell – The Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, along with the 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, both of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), will perform a scenario-based air assault for training purposes, in the Troy, Tenn., Sept. 29-30 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Once the areas are prepared for training, Soldiers will be flown to Troy via helicopters from Fort Campbell and dropped onto multiple locations within the city, such as they would in a real-world, combat scenario. Once the helicopters land, Soldiers from 2-327 will exit the aircraft and conduct the training exercise to clear each pre-determined building based on the scenario. There will be four different objective areas. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU alumna to promote her debut science fiction mystery Sept. 25


APSUNAA_boxA veteran of the U.S. civilian and military defense space programs will return to her alma mater, Austin Peay State University, to promote and sign her debut science fiction book.

Stephanie Osborn (photo by Darlene Hall)

Stephanie Osborn (photo by Darlene Hall)

Stephanie Osborn (’83) will sign copies of “Burnout: The Mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281” from 2-4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25 in the Sundquist Science Complex Atrium. The event is free and open to the public.

Later that day from 5-7 p.m. at the Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill, she will sign copies during a book signing and reception. The event also is free and open to the public, with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and voice comments.

A limited number of books will be available for purchase at both events. Books are $20 each, cash or check only accepted. Osborn’s book also is available for sale at most retail book stores and online.

Both book signing events are sponsored by the APSU National Alumni Association. «Read the rest of this article»

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