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Soldier killed by IED device identified


Fort Campbell, KY — The Department of Defense today released the name of a 101st Airborne Division Soldier who died June 7th when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in the Dangam district, Kunar province, Afghanistan.

1st Sgt. Robert N. Barton II, 35, of Roxie, MS, was an infantryman who entered the Army in October 1993 and arrived at Fort Campbell in June 2005. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Downtown Market is Saturday June 26th


This week we are celebrating “Dog Days” at the market

The Downtown Market has gone to the dogs this week as we welcome the Humane Society of Clarksville as our features guest. Jon Roniger will be back playing music this week!

Feel free to bring your furry friends, but remember to leash them! Also, please clean up any accidents that may occur while at the market. Visit the Humane Society at:

Come register to win a Nissan Cube! Sponsored by Planters Bank of Clarksville. «Read the rest of this article»

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Learn your status


Free and Confidential HIV Testing Available for Tennessee Residents

Nashville, TN — The Tennessee Department of Health will join health providers and advocates across the nation in observing National HIV Testing Day on Sunday, June 27th. The goal of this annual observance is to raise awareness and promote prevention of HIV. The Tennessee Department of Health encourages all sexually active Tennesseans, regardless of age, to get tested for HIV. TDOH provides free, confidential testing across the state in local county health departments.

“It is imperative that Tennesseans who are sexually active take responsibility for their health and the health of their partners by knowing their HIV status,” said Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “This knowledge is crucial to slowing the spread of HIV and AIDS.” «Read the rest of this article»

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More information on the 2011 City Budget


By Councilman Bill Summers

The council met again this evening to go over more of the mayor’s proposed 2011 budget.  It was another long evening. Here is some more information on items being proposed. «Read the rest of this article»

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Burggraf selected first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America; Larsen earns second team honors


APSU Governors LogoCarrie Burggraf, Austin Peay State University’s much-decorated record-setting pole vault student-athlete, has earned yet another award. Burggraf has been named first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® in Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Burggraf becomes Austin Peay’s first first-team Academic All-America selection since Jordan Richardson was named first-team Academic All-America in 2005. Burggraf was named second-team Academic All-America a year ago.

In addition, Lady Govs cross country and track distance performer Shamai Larsen was second-team Academic All-America. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Highway Patrol conducts 24-Hour Multi-Agency Commercial Vehicle check


THP and Homeland Security inspections secure Tennessee’s highway safety

THP LogoNashville, TN — The Tennessee Highway Patrol is conducting its second statewide commercial vehicle enforcement campaign this year during Operation Strategic Transportation Observation & Prevention (S.T.O.P.), Friday, June 25th.   The 24-hour inspection program begins at 6:00am, June 25th and continues through 6:00am, Saturday, June 26th.  Troopers will be conducting inspections at eight sites across the state in a broad effort to ensure the safety of the motoring public.

“When we travel in our cars with our family and friends across the state, we expect trucks and buses traveling the same roadways to be safely maintained and professionally operated,” said Department of Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell.  “Tennesseans and all citizens traveling on our highways deserve careful monitoring and strict oversight of the motor carrier industry.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Dunbar Cave State Natural Area Programs for the week of June 27th


Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs this summer.

Upcoming events include: Turtles, Sunset Hike, Beginner Bird Hike, Fireflies, Kid’s Fish Day and so much more!

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I-24 Reduced to two lanes in Davidson County this weekend for Bridge Repair


Nashville, TN — Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will once again close lanes on Interstate 24 East and West in southeast Davidson County this weekend as repair work on several bridges continues. I-24 between mile markers 57 and 59 will be reduced to two lanes in each direction beginning Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 8:00pm. The lanes will reopen no later than Monday, June 28th at 6:00am.

During this weekend’s lane closures, workers will remove deteriorated concrete from the bridges that cross over Haywood Lane, Mill Creek, and Bell Road. Once the new concrete is poured, it must harden for approximately 18 hours. The bridge repairs are being completed as part of a $3.2 million dollar interstate resurfacing project that stretches from Haywood Lane to the Rutherford County line. The entire project is expected to be complete by the end of July. «Read the rest of this article»

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May 2010 County Unemployment Rates


Rates Decrease in 86 Counties, Increase in 7, Remain the Same in 2

Nashville, TN – Tennessee’s unemployment rate for May was 10.4 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the April rate of 10.5 percent.  The national unemployment rate for May 2010 was 9.7 percent.

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for May 2010, released today, show that the rate decreased in 86 counties, increased in seven counties and remained the same in two counties. «Read the rest of this article»

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Lunch and Learn with Kathryn Olita


Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceLunch and Learn Human Resources Series will be held on Tuesday, June 29th from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Chamber of Commerce. The discussion will be lead by Kathryn Olita of Batson, Nolan, Pearson Miller & Joiner.

Ms. Olita will speak on the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Acts, the final revised amendments to the Family Medical Leave Act, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Employer’s Freedom of Choice Act.

Cost is $35.00 per member and  $40.00 per non-member.  To register contact Mark Hays at 931-245-4339 or email .

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