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Titans Conducting Annual Coat Drive Sunday at LP Field

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans are asking fans to show up in record numbers with new and/or used coats of all sizes during the team’s annual coat drive on Sunday, October 24th at LP field. The Titans take on the Eagles at 12:00pm.

Fans are being asked to bring coats to the game and drop them off in the specially-marked collection sites located near each of the stadium entrances with collections starting at 10:00am through kickoff.

The coats will be collected by volunteers from the Liv2Giv Foundation, a teen-led organization, in which students identify at-risk populations, research how to best serve them and ultimately work together to make a difference in the lives of others.

The Titans will then sort and distribute the coats to area non-profit agencies that serve those in need in Middle Tennessee.

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2011 Sport Fishing Regulations to be set at October TWRC Meeting

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission will set the 2011 sport fish regulations during its meeting October 27th-28th at Pickwick Landing State Park.

The TWRC was presented the 2011 sport fish proposals at its August and September meetings by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Among the proposed changes this year are the removal of special trout regulations in Dale Hollow Reservoir with the proposals to be the same as statewide regulations.

Changes to trout fishing on the Hiwassee River include the removal of the 14 inch length limit on brown trout and eliminate the Quality Trout Fishing Area from the entire trout zone (from the Apalachia Powerhouse downstream to the L&N railroad bridge at Reliance). «Read the rest of this article»

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Parks & Recreation announces winners of the “Art on the Park” contest

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is happy to announce the winners of the “Art on the Park” contest. 

The top four winners will receive their framed artwork and the opportunity to paint their design on various walls of the Heritage Park Skatepark.

First place was awarded to Paola Torres of Northeast High School

First place was awarded to Paola Torres of Northeast High School

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Fort Campbell Soldier dies from gunshot wound

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died of a gunshot wound October 21st, while conducting vehicle recovery from a previous improvised explosive device blast in Yahya Khel District, Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Kenneth K. McAninch, 28, of Logansport, IN, was an Infantryman assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He joined the Army in December 2003 and arrived at Fort Campbell in September 2009. «Read the rest of this article»

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Water Outage Scheduled for Craigmont Boulevard

 

Clarksville Gas & Water DepartmentClarksville, TN – Water service is scheduled to be disrupted on Monday, October 25th, from 9:00am to approximately 2:00pm. on Craigmont Boulevard and nearby streets. A Gas and Water contractor is scheduled to replace a six-inch water main along Cambridge Road.

Streets included in the water outage are:

  • Craigmont Boulevard
  • Cambridge Road
  • Seven Springs Road
  • Norwood Trail
  • Terrace Drive
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Screaming Eagle soars on silver wings

 

Written by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. M. Erick Reynolds
Regional Command East Public Affairs

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kevin Boyne, 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician from Hartwell, GA, assists U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, Combined Joint Task Force 101, Regional Command East commander, with final adjustments to his flight helmet here October 21st before going on a familiarization flight in an F-15E Strike Eagle.

Campbell flew with the members of the 336th EFS on a mission over eastern Afghanistan to become more familiar with the mission and capabilities of the Strike Eagle.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman KevCombined Joint Task Force 101, Regional Command East commander, with final adjustments to his flight helmet here Oct. 21st before going on a familiarization flight in an F-15E Strike Eagle. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. M. Erick Reynolds, Regional Command East Public Affairs)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman KevCombined Joint Task Force 101, Regional Command East commander, with final adjustments to his flight helmet here Oct. 21st before going on a familiarization flight in an F-15E Strike Eagle. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. M. Erick Reynolds, Regional Command East Public Affairs)

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Kleeman Community Center’s Haunted Mansion adds second night this Halloween

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department will once again be transforming the Kleeman Community Center into the Kleeman Haunted Mansion beginning Friday, October 22nd. This year the Haunted Mansion extends through Saturday, October 23rd and thus spooking those ages 6-years and up for an additional night.

The Kleeman Haunted Mansion will be open October 22nd-23rd from 7:00pm-10:00pm. Haunted Mansion tours will be $2.00 for ages 18-years and older and will be $1.00 for ages 6-17-years.

For more details on the Kleeman Haunted Mansion, please contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 931-645-7476 or visit www.cityofclarksville.com.

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IED Kills Fort Campbell Soldier

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died October 20th, when struck by an improvised explosive device while on a dismounted foot patrol in Maquan, Zahri District, Afghanistan.

Specialist Gerald R. Jenkins, 19, of Circleville, OH, was a Combat Engineer assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He joined the Army in October 2008 and arrived at Fort Campbell in March 2009.

Gerald R. JenkinsHis awards and decorations include: Army Achievement Medal; Army Commendation Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon and Combat Action Badge.

Jenkins is survived by his father, Roger D. Jenkins and mother Carla K. McNamara both of Circleville, OH.

A memorial service will be held in Afghanistan. Fort Campbell holds a monthly Eagle Remembrance Ceremony to honor fallen Screaming Eagles. The next ceremony will be held November 10th at 4:00pm.

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September Unemployment Rate 9.4 Percent

 

Seasonally Adjusted Rate Down 0.2 Percentage Point From August’s Rate

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development James Neeley announced today Tennessee’s unemployment rate for September was 9.4 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from the August rate of 9.6 percent.

The September 2009 rate was 10.8 percent. The national unemployment rate for September 2010 was 9.6 percent, unchanged from the August rate. «Read the rest of this article»

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IRS Releases Draft W-2 Form for 2011

 

Announces Relief for Employers

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – The IRS today issued a draft Form W-2 for 2011, which employers use to report wages and employee tax withholding.

The IRS also announced that it will defer the new requirement for employers to report the cost of coverage under an employer-sponsored group health plan, making that reporting by employers optional in 2011. «Read the rest of this article»

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