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Telethon at APSU to Support Haiti Relief Effort


Austin Peay State University LogoThe pictures and news footage coming out of Haiti are often hard to watch. The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck the island-nation on Jan. 12 killed an estimated 200,000 people, but many more have suffered and died in the following days due to insufficient medical personnel and equipment.

The situation is overwhelming for the doctors and nurses who’ve managed to make it into the area, but on Sunday, Jan. 31, the Clarksville community will get the opportunity to directly support medical teams working in the devastated region through Clarksville Responds: Haiti Relief Efforts for the Visitation Hospital Foundation, a city-wide concert and telethon.

Throughout the day, some of the area’s top bands and musicians will perform for the public at three locations – The First Church of the Nazarene on Warfield Boulevard, Einstein Bros. Bagels at the Austin Peay State University Morgan University Center and the Music/Mass Communication Building’s Concert Hall on the APSU campus. «Read the rest of this article»

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Need help with a federal tax problem? Contact Taxpayer Advocate Service


With tax season fast approaching the IRS would like to ensure you have the best information available to make informed decisions on tax matters as you prepare your 2010 income tax returns.

The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS whose employees assist taxpayers who are experiencing economic harm, who are seeking help in resolving tax problems that have not been resolved through normal IRS channels, or who believe that an IRS system or procedure is not working as it should.

Each state and IRS center has at least one local Taxpayer Advocate who is independent of the local IRS office and reports directly to the National Taxpayer Advocate. The goals of the Taxpayer Advocate Service are to protect individual and business taxpayer rights and to reduce taxpayer burden.

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TWRA’s new Tennessee Watchable Wildlife web site now available


NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has released its new Watchable Wildlife Web site, which was developed in partnership with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation. The address for the Web site is

The new Web site features a wide range of information on wildlife and wildlife watching. The site was officially launched on Jan. 12.

“Tennessee Watchable Wildlife’s website is a valuable educational resource for teachers to use in engaging students when learning about the wildlife within their community,” said Marsha White, a second grade teacher at Fairview Elementary School. “Teachers from the elementary level through the collegiate level can use the site to facilitate learning.” «Read the rest of this article»

Getting a free transcript of my tax return information


With tax season fast approaching the IRS would like to ensure you have the best information available to make informed decisions on tax matters as you prepare your 2010 income tax returns.

Most needs for tax return information can be met with a computer print-out of your return information called a “transcript”. A transcript may be an acceptable substitute for an exact copy of a return by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and lending agencies for student loans and mortgages. A “tax return transcript” will show most line items contained on the return as it was originally filed.

If you need a statement of your tax account which shows changes that you or the IRS made after the original return was filed, however, you must request a “tax account transcript”. Both transcripts are generally available for the current and past three years and are provided free of charge. The period in which you will receive the transcript varies from within ten to thirty business days from the time the IRS receives your request for the tax return or tax account transcript. «Read the rest of this article»

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The 3rd Brigade Combat Team cases their colors as they head off to Afghanistan


Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) cased their colors today in preparation for their transportation to Afghanistan, where they will be uncased.

The brigade started the deployment process in early January, and expects the 4,000 soliders to be fully deployed by March 1st replacing Taskforce Yukon (4 Brigade 25th Infantry Division out of Fort Richardson Alaska). They are scheduled for a 1 year deployment.

Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Patton (Left) & Col. Viet Luong (Right), case the brigade colors.

Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Patton (Left) & Col. Viet Luong (Right), case the brigade colors.

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The Clarksville Parks and Rec Report


parksandrecThe Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department’s weekly 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:

  • Sports Leagues
  • Adult Softball
  • Burt-Cobb Community Center reopens
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • After School Archery Program

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City and County Mayors to headline Clarksville area Chamber Power Breakfast


The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its first Power Breakfast of the year on Tuesday, January 26. City Mayor Johnny Piper and County Mayor Carolyn Bowers will be the keynote speakers. They will discuss Clarksville and Montgomery County’s progress in 2009 and priorities for 2010.

The Power Breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. at the Riverview Inn at 50 College Street. To make a reservation or for more information, please contact Chamber vice president Melinda Shepard at (931) 245-4341. Please make reservations prior to January 22, as attendance will be at capacity. The cost to attend Power Breakfast is $20 for chamber members and $25 for non-members.

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Are you behind on filing your tax returns?


With tax season fast approaching the IRS would like to ensure you have the best information available to make informed decisions on tax matters as you prepare your 2010 income tax returns.

The failure to file a federal tax return can be costly — whether you end up owing more or missing out on a refund.

There are several reasons taxpayers don’t file their taxes. Perhaps you didn’t know you were required to file. Maybe, you just kept putting it off and simply forgot. Whatever the reason, it’s best to file your return as soon as possible. If you need help, even with a late return, the IRS is ready to assist you.

Here are some things to consider: «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Presents Historical Recreation of Schubert Composition


The fortepiano, a small, 18th century precursor to the modern day piano, isn’t used much anymore. The antiquated instrument with its black keys produces a little softer, a little different sound than what 21st century audiences are accustomed to hearing.

That means, when people gather to listen to compositions created in the 1700s or early 1800s, they often aren’t experiencing what the original concertgoer heard. Time and technology have altered the sound.

But at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 21, Clarksville residents will get the opportunity to hear “Die Schöne Müllerin” (The Maid of the Mill) as it likely sounded when Franz Schubert composed the work in 1824.

A Fortepiano

A Fortepiano

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AT&T provides support to aid Haiti earthquake victims


Donates 1,000 wireless phones to Haitian carrier, works with business allies to provide a total of 7,000 phones to relief effort.  Company builds on relationship with leading charities to enhance relief efforts to disaster-hit country

DALLAS, TX — AT&T* (NYSE:T) is offering further assistance and support to earthquake victims in Haiti through a variety of programs and initiatives that include direct support for leading relief organizations, donating wireless devices to help re-establish communications, and enabling donations from AT&T customers and employees.

AT&T’s response to the disaster includes:

  • Coordinating the donation of 7,000 wireless phones to Voila, a Haitian wireless carrier and one of the only carriers with service in the country
  • Providing smartphones and service to Concern Worldwide, an international humanitarian organization, which is on the ground in Haiti helping with relief efforts
  • Adding to an earlier grant from  AT&T by donating to two additional leading non-profit organizations
  • Expediting donations pledged by AT&T customers from their mobile device to the American Red Cross (customers type the word HAITI and send the message to 90999).
  • Continuing a companywide employee giving program for several relief organizations

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