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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Memorializes Three Tennesseans Killed in Action

 

Governor Proclaims May 24th, 2013 as the First Gold Star Family Day in Tennessee

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston of the Tennessee Military Department to pay tribute to three Tennesseans killed in action, including a soldier previously missing in action for 62 years.

Sergeant Jacob M. Schwallie of Clarksville, was fatally injured by a roadside bomb on May 7th, 2012 in the Ghazi Province, Afghanistan. Schwallie graduated from Rossview High School in 2007 and enlisted in the United States Army in 2008.

(L to R) Sergeant Jacob M. Schwallie, Private First Class Glenn Shely Schoenmann and Staff Sergeant Christopher Michael Ward.

(L to R) Sergeant Jacob M. Schwallie, Private First Class Glenn Shely Schoenmann and Staff Sergeant Christopher Michael Ward.

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs awarded OVC Outdoor Track and Field Sportsmanship Award

 

Ohio Valley ConferenceBrentwood, TN – For the second time in the last three years, Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team has earned the Ohio Valley Conference Sportsmanship Award for the outdoor track and field season.

Voted on by the student-athletes and coaches of the respective sports, the team awards are bestowed upon the Conference squads deemed to have best exhibited the standards of sportsmanship and ethical behavior as outlined by the OVC and NCAA.

2012-13 Austin Peay Women’s Cross Country & Track and Field: Top Row (L-R) Jasmine Foster, Lauren Lyles, Kymmalett Ross, Amia Butler, Alyssa Molnar, Taelor Slaughter, Head Coach Doug Molnar. Second Row (L-R) Assistant Coach Valerie Brown, Amanda Wikenholm, Erika Adams, Nichole Bressner, Kendra Kirksey, LaMontra Robinson, Cenitra Hudson, Volunteer Assistant Coach James Jenkins. Bottom Row (L-R) Anotonia Stevenson, Chantelle Grey, Sharese Braziel Miranda Weed, Breigh Jones, Xiamar Richards, Alexis Eldrige, Elizabeth Riley.

2012-13 Austin Peay Women’s Cross Country & Track and Field: Top Row (L-R) Jasmine Foster, Lauren Lyles, Kymmalett Ross, Amia Butler, Alyssa Molnar, Taelor Slaughter, Head Coach Doug Molnar. Second Row (L-R) Assistant Coach Valerie Brown, Amanda Wikenholm, Erika Adams, Nichole Bressner, Kendra Kirksey, LaMontra Robinson, Cenitra Hudson, Volunteer Assistant Coach James Jenkins. Bottom Row (L-R) Anotonia Stevenson, Chantelle Grey, Sharese Braziel Miranda Weed, Breigh Jones, Xiamar Richards, Alexis Eldrige, Elizabeth Riley.

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Clarksville Police respond to Suspicious Package

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On May 24th, 2013, at approximately 2:11pm, Clarksville Police Officers responded to the area of University Avenue and Commerce Street in reference to a suspicious package, which was a black backpack behind the building.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad responded to the scene and deployed the F6A Robot. The package contained school supplies and attempts are being made to contact the owner to return the property.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office arrests Driver in DUI Crash that injured Two Montgomery Central High School Cheerleaders

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's DepartmentMontgomery County, TN – On Thursday, May 23rd, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office arrested Roni Proctor, 26, for DUI and other charges in relation to the vehicle accident involving two Montgomery Central High School cheerleaders on Highway 48/13.

According to Sheriff’s Spokesman Ted Denny, “Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department received a tip Roni Proctor was at the Fortune Market on Highway 48. She was taken into custody without incident by Deputy Cody Lannom, Deputy Dan Gagnon, and SGT Kenny Austion.”

Roni Proctor
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Montgomery County Government Offices closed for Memorial Day Monday, May 27th

 

Montgomery CountyMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government offices will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Public Safety personnel will report as scheduled.

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Clarksville City Offices closed Monday, May 27th, 2013 for Memorial Day

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is reminding everyone that the City of Clarksville offices will be closed on Monday, May 27th, 2013 in observance of Memorial Day.

“I ask all Clarksvillians to join me as we remember those heroes who make our nation safer and our community richer as well as those who have died defending us,” said Mayor Kim McMillan. “As we gather with family and friends this holiday, let’s thank those men and women who so quietly, honorably and professionally protect our freedom.”

City offices will re-open on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 for regularly scheduled hours.

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Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Cemetery to hold Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 27th

 
Fort Donelson National Cemetery

Fort Donelson National Cemetery

Dover, TN – Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Cemetery will host their Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 27th, at 1:00pm to pay tribute to those who serve our Nation so nobly.

Everyone is invited to attend.

Parking is limited at the National Cemetery. Spaces nearest the front entrance will be reserved for those with mobility issues.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation says Road Construction Won’t Delay Memorial Day Travelers

 

TDOT Suspends All Lane Closure Activity for Busy Holiday Weekend

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – Road construction won’t slow motorists down as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 24th through 6:00am on Tuesday, May 28th.  This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists expected to travel in the state this Memorial Day weekend. «Read the rest of this article»

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3rd Annual Warrior Week Car, Truck, and Bike Show to be held June 22nd

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – On Saturday, June 22nd, the 3rd Annual Warrior Week Car, Truck, and Bike Show will be held at the Heritage Park/Kenwood High School Softball Field Parking lot from 11:00am until 2:00pm.

3rd Annual Warrior Week Car, Truck, and Bike Show

3rd Annual Warrior Week Car, Truck, and Bike Show

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Clarksville Gas and Water reports Claymont Drive Water Outage

 

May 24th, 2013

Clarksville Gas and Water DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Gas and Water has turned off water service on Claymont Drive between West Creek Drive and Barnes Drive. Workers are repairing a water main leak that is anticipated to be complete and water service restored by approximately 1:00pm.

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