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Barnes Bill to assist Military Families passes in Senate Committee Tuesday

 

Bill would provide Unemployment benefits to Military Spouses
 
The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – A Senate committee unanimously passed a bill by State Senator Tim Barnes Tuesday to help Tennessee military families by extending unemployment benefits to individuals who leave their jobs to accompany their spouses on a military transfer.
 
“In our area, we take a lot of pride in supporting our military families,” Barnes said. “Today’s decision moves us one step closer to again matching our words with our actions.”
 
The bill (SB884/HB984) would require the state to pay unemployment benefits for those who left their jobs as a result of a spouse’s military transfer. More than 1,700 Tennessee military spouses are employed and have to transfer each year. «Read the rest of this article»

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Power Outage Update

 

Clarksville Department of ElectricityClarksville, TN – Power has been restored to all of the Clarksville schools, with the exception of Norman Smith elementary. We have a crew working at that location to get service restored to this school within the next couple of hours. 

I would estimate that we still have around 2,000 customers out of service. The main issue remains wires down, caused by fallen trees. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds Fall To Zephyrs, 2-1

 

Nashville Suffers 6th One-Run Loss Of Young Season

Nashville SoundsMetairie, LA – The New Orleans Zephyrs used a pair of early home runs and a solid pitching performance to defeat the Nashville Sounds, 2-1, on Wednesday afternoon at Zephyr Field.

With the defeat, Nashville (6-8) has now dropped six of its last seven contests. It was the Sounds’ sixth one-run loss of the year.

All three runs in the contest came on solo home runs as the two pitching staffs combined to allow only six total hits on the afternoon (four hits by Nashville, two hits by New Orleans). The Zephyrs made the most of their two knocks on the day – both left the yard.

Nashville Sounds.

Nashville Sounds.

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Piper announces resignation from CDE Lightband

 

Johnny Piper

Clarksville, TN – In a surprise announcement today, Johnny Piper announced that he would be stepping down as the Superintendent of the Clarksville Department of Electricity.

His resignation will become effective on July 1st 2011; six months after initially being hired as the superintendent for CDE Lightband. While holding the position, Piper hired a Communications Director, a Human Resources Director, and launched a $390,000 renovation of the CDE offices on Wilma Rudolph Blvd. «Read the rest of this article»

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Traffic Lights Restored

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department has announced that all traffic lights have been restored and are operational.

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Assistance needed in Identifying Vehicle

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the vehicle shown here in the photos. The occupants of the vehicle may be responsible for several burglaries which have taken place over the last two days.

The person(s) inside of the vehicle got out and checked almost every car in the parking lot for unlocked doors until they found one. Nearly an hour was spent inside of one vehicle trying to remove a stereo;  they were unable to remove it so an IPOD was taken.

Photo of the vehicle from the University Landings Apartments’ surveillance video.

Photo of the vehicle from the University Landings Apartments’ surveillance video.

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CDE still working to restore electric power to some city residents

 

Clarksville Department of ElectricityClarksville, TN – As of 5:00pm, there were 3,500 CDE customers without power. CDE is continuing to work to restore power to all customers and schools.

If any customers are still without power,  they should call CDE to request an update on their area.  This will assist them in locating outages that may be specific to customers’ homes, such as an issue with the service wire to an individual house. Customers who are still experiencing an outage can call 931-648-8151.

A utility pole was snapped in half by the straight line winds in the storm last night

A utility pole was snapped in half by the straight line winds in the storm last night

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APSU SGA passes resolution opposing state bill to allow weapons on campus

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In response to proposed state legislation to allow permit-holding college and university faculty and staff to carry firearms on campus, the Student Government Association at Austin Peay State University recently passed a resolution opposing the bill.

In fact, the SGA resolution might be the first student-led effort in Tennessee against the bill, which passed the House in the Tennessee General Assembly earlier this week. It now is being considered in the state Senate. «Read the rest of this article»

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Hop on over to R.F. Sink Library for Children’s Easter Parties

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Easter is a great time for the family to do crafts together. R.F. Sink Library invites everyone get a jump start on the Easter fun with two separate Easter parties. On Thursday, April 21st, the Children’s Easter Parties will be in conjunction with the library’s weekly story time and craft program.

The first Easter party will be at 10:30am and the second party will be at 1:30pm. «Read the rest of this article»

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Patchwork Premiere Quilt Winner

 

Planters BankClarksville, TN – On April 14th, the Patchwork Premire event kicked off Rivers & Spires and the grand opening of Quilts on the Cumberland. The hours of Patchwork Premiere were 4:00pm-8:00pm and was located on Hiter/Commerce Street and throughout the Madison Street United Methodist Church Parking Lot.

Tammy Durham of Clarksville TN won the 2011 Patchwork Premiere quilt. Tammy was drawn from hundreds who registered during the Patchwork Premiere event, sponsored by Planters Bank, at Rivers & Spires. The quilt, Churn Dash with an Attitude, was designed and quilted by Susan Schaaf of Clarksville TN.

Planters Bank AVP/Branch Manager Jan Greene (L) presents Tammy Durham (R) of Clarksville with the 2011 Patchwork Premiere quilt.

Planters Bank AVP/Branch Manager Jan Greene (L) presents Tammy Durham (R) of Clarksville with the 2011 Patchwork Premiere quilt.

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