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Clarksville Transit System to offer safe rides on New Year’s Eve

 

Clarksville Transit System - CTSClarksville, TN – On New Year’s Eve, The Clarksville Transit System will offer safe rides home again this year through “Operation Safe Ride.” This is a free service open to anyone who is too impaired to drive home.

People who live within the Clarksville city limits can call 931.553.2429 for a ride home between the hours of 11:00pm and 3:00am.

A Clarksville Transit System Bus

A Clarksville Transit System Bus

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Tennessee Department of Revenue in January to Offer Free Tax Workshops for New Businesses

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Revenue will be holding a series of free tax workshops for new businesses in Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville in January 2016.

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U.S. Department of Energy produces fuel to power NASA’s Deep Space Missions

 

Written by Dwayne Brown
NASA Headquarters

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – The first U.S. production in nearly 30 years of a specialized fuel to power future deep space missions has been completed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee.

The production of 50 grams of plutonium-238 -roughly the mass of a golf ball – marks the first demonstration in the United States since the Savannah River Plant in South Carolina ceased production in the late 1980s.

This self-portrait of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines dozens of exposures taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 177th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Feb. 3, 2013), plus three exposures taken during Sol 270 (May 10, 2013) to update the appearance of part of the ground beside the rover. (NASA)

This self-portrait of NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity combines dozens of exposures taken by the rover’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 177th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity’s work on Mars (Feb. 3, 2013), plus three exposures taken during Sol 270 (May 10, 2013) to update the appearance of part of the ground beside the rover. (NASA)

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APSU Governors Basketball sluggish in 74-70 loss to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Point guard Hameed Ali scored a career-best 23 points and collected four steals while forward Rashawn Thomas added 23 as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi held off Austin Peay State University, 74-70, Monday night in non-conference men’s basketball action.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball lose 74-70 to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at the Dunn Center Monday night. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball lose 74-70 to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at the Dunn Center Monday night. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville Police reports Motorist struck by Falling Tree

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville TN –  Today, December 28th, 2015 at 3:20pm, the Clarksville Police Department reports a large tree suddenly fell completely across Madison Street (US 41A) near the Chick-Fil-A Restaurant near Crossland Avenue. One Westbound vehicle and two Eastbound vehicles were struck by the tree.

Investigating CPD Officer Brian Tenry said, “A Ford Fusion had to be towed from the scene and the driver was transported by ambulance to Gateway Medical Center with minor injuries.”

Clarksville Police respond to falling tree striking motorists on Madison Street today.

Clarksville Police respond to falling tree striking motorists on Madison Street today.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office announces New Accelerant Detecting K-9 joins State Bomb & Arson Team

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Bomb & Arson Section welcomes Special Agent/K-9 Handler Michael Zimmermann and K-9 Scooter as the newest accelerant detection K-9 team for Middle Tennessee region.

Zimmermann, 37, and Scooter recently completed intensive training courses at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) Canine Training Center in Front Royal, VA K-9 Scooter, who is a 1-year-old Golden Labrador, is an accelerant detection K-9 and trained to detect the odors found in flammable liquids. «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA says New Year, New Low Gas Prices

 

Gas prices on New Year’s Day are likely to be the lowest since January 1st, 2009

AAATampa, FL – More than 90 million Americans, on the holiday road, are finding the lowest average gas prices for the year-end holidays since 2008-09. The national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.00 nationally, $2.01 in Florida, $1.91 in Georgia, and $1.76 in Tennessee.

“Gasoline could get even cheaper in the coming weeks, as some of the lowest prices of the year typically arrive in January,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Once the holiday season wraps up, fewer people take long distance road trips, leading to a downturn in demand at a time when supplies are high.”

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s “New Year’s Eve Splash”

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – On December 31st beginning at 8:30pm, Clarksville Parks and Recreation will hold their family-friendly New Year’s Eve Splash. It is the perfect way for friends and family to ring in the New Year.

It’s the perfect way to celebrate the start of 2016. Enjoy music, refreshments and free access to “The Aqua Run” wibit and “The Aqua Climb” climbing wall.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says be wary of Price Gouging following December Storms

 

Tennessee Consumer Affairs Offers Tips to Avoid Price Gouging

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is urging consumers to be wary of potential price gouging following the severe storms and tornadoes on December 23rd and December 24th, 2015.

Tennessee’s price gouging laws make it unlawful for individuals and businesses to charge unreasonable prices for essential goods and services including gasoline, food, ice, fuel, generators, lodging, storage space, and other necessities in direct response to a disaster regardless of whether that emergency occurred in Tennessee or elsewhere.

A thunderstorm rages about the Montgomery County Court House.

A thunderstorm rages about the Montgomery County Court House.

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UT Vols Basketball faces Tennessee State at Thompson-Boling Arena Tuesday

 

Tennessee (6-5) vs. Tennessee State (9-3)

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 | 1:01pm ET (12:01pm CT)
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – The 2015 calendar shuts for Tennessee basketball when it takes on Tennessee State on Tuesday at Thompson-Boling Arena in the final pre-conference contest for both programs. The Volunteers and Tigers tip off at 1:00pm ET (12:00pm CT) on the SEC Network.

The Vols (6-5) are facing its second in-state foe in as many games, coming off a 76-67 win over ETSU last week. A battle throughout, Tennessee trailed the Buccaneers by four with less than five minutes to play. What followed was a 15-2 Tennessee run — including a 9-0 spurt over the final two minutes — to seal the victory and keep the Vols a perfect 6-0 at home this season.

Tennessee Volunteers and the Tennessee State Tigers tip off at 1:00pm ET (12:00pm CT) on the SEC Network Tuesday. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers and the Tennessee State Tigers tip off at 1:00pm ET (12:00pm CT) on the SEC Network Tuesday. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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