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Tennessee Department of Transportation suspends Road Construction for Memorial Day 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 22nd through 6:00am on Tuesday, May 26th.

TDOT says Lane Closures Activity Won’t Delay Memorial Day Travelers (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

TDOT says Lane Closures Activity Won’t Delay Memorial Day Travelers (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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Clarksville Montgomery County Public Library to host Clarksville Youth Guitar Ensemble Tuesday, May 26th

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public LibraryClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Youth Guitar Orchestra will premier their debut concert in the atrium of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library at 6:00pm May 26th.

Students ages 8 through 13 will be performing works from the Austin Classical Guitar Curriculum, the United States’ leaders in research on guitar education for youth.

Clarksville Youth Guitar Ensemble to play at Clarksville Montgomery County Public Library May 26th

Clarksville Youth Guitar Ensemble to play at Clarksville Montgomery County Public Library May 26th

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Tennessee Republican Lawmakers prioritize party allegiance over Tennesseans

 

Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini

Tennessee Democratic PartyNashville, TN – Last week, Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell admitted that Insure Tennessee failed because of politics as usual.

Insure Tennessee was a “political issue,” she said, and she was unable to convince members of the Republican majority to hold a full floor discussion and vote on the proposal, which would have given 280,000 hardworking Tennesseans access to affordable health care. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Fort Defiance to host medical display this Saturday, May 23rd

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host a medical display Saturday, May 23rd from 10:00am – 5:00pm.

The display will feature a collection of medical tools and medicines used during the Civil War along with commentary and informal question and answer sessions with Mark Britton.

Mark Britton talks to Rebecca Hines about his civil war medicine display

Mark Britton talks to Rebecca Hines about his civil war medicine display

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Free Yoga on the Montgomery County Courthouse Lawn rescheduled for May 30th

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County – Due to last weekend’s weather we have rescheduled the free Yoga Flow class on the Courthouse Lawn for Saturday, May 30th at 9:30am. Susan Nicholson, ACSM, will provide a 45 minute class fitting for all fitness levels and all ages.

The class will be held on the Third Street side of the Courthouse. Bring a yoga mat or small blanket and join in the fun!

Registration is not necessary. If you have any questions, call 931.648.8482.

Free Yoga on the Courthouse Lawn

Free Yoga on the Courthouse Lawn

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APSU professor Dr. Deborah Buchanan named Counselor Educator of the Year

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s Dr. Deborah Buchanan, an assistant professor and program coordinator in the University’s Department of Psychology, was recently honored for her excellence in preparing the next generation of school counselors.

Buchanan was selected as the Counselor Educator of the Year by the Middle Tennessee Counseling Association (MTCA) at the group’s annual award banquet in early May.

Dr. Deborah Buchanan (left) is pictured with Ashley Sievers (right), immediate past president and awards chair for MTCA.

Dr. Deborah Buchanan (left) is pictured with Ashley Sievers (right), immediate past president and awards chair for MTCA.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Liberty Live features American Idol contestant Emily Minor, June 5th

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville and Convergys are proud to announce the second concert in the Liberty Live series set for June 5th at Liberty Park.

The event will feature American Idol participant, Emily Minor, as the headlining performer. Admission is free but concessions will be available for purchase. The show is set to begin at 6:30pm.

Emily Minor performs at the next Liberty Park Live Concert, June 5th.

Emily Minor performs at the next Liberty Park Live Concert, June 5th.

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APSU Women’s Golf, Volleyball teams earn NCAA recognition

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUIndianapolis, IN – Both the Austin Peay State University women’s golf and women’s volleyball teams have received public recognition from the NCAA for maintaining a multiyear Academic Progress Rate among the top 10 percent of their respective sport, Wednesday.

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum announces Southern Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition Winners

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum hosted the awards reception for the Southern Watercolor Society’s 38th Annual Juried Exhibition on May 16th. The show features eighty-seven paintings. This year’s juror Kathleen Conover awarded 32 artists cash or merchandise prices.

The Best in Show was awarded to Z.L. Feng for In the Wood. Feng is an artist-signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, and the Pastel Society of America (as master pastelist).

Z.L. Feng won Best in Show for In the Wood

Z.L. Feng won Best in Show for In the Wood

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Tennessee Highway Patrol to conduct “No Refusal” Enforcement, increase Patrols during Memorial Day Holiday

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) today announced plans to increase patrols and utilize the “No Refusal” law and a variety of traffic safety enforcement tools to reduce the number of serious injury and fatal crashes across the state during this year’s Memorial Day holiday period.

The 2015 Memorial Day holiday period will begin at 12:01am on Friday, May 22nd and conclude at midnight on Monday, May 25th.

The 96-hour holiday period will include “No Refusal” enforcement, which allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers, in each of the eight THP Districts.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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