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Marsha Blackburn Report: Reining in Bureaucracy

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Tennesseans have grown frustrated with a federal bureaucracy that is distant and unresponsive.

Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) HIRE ACT, which I’m cosponsoring, will move federal agencies closer to the communities they serve.

Tennessee is a leader in education reform, and placing the U.S. Department of Education in the Volunteer State will provide it with a productive home. Learn more here

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APSU Women’s Golf to play in Town and Country Invitational

 

APSU Women's GolfClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s golf will look to make it three straight wins at the Town and Country Invitational, hosted by Tennessee State, in their fall’s final event at McCabe Golf Course in Nashville Tennessee.

Austin Peay State University Women's Golf will look to repeat as Champions at Town and Country Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Women’s Golf will look to repeat as Champions at Town and Country Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

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CDE Lightband releases Power Outage update

 

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – CDE Lightband reports that approximately 17,000 are without power as of 8:00pm Sunday night, October 27th, 2019.

Crews will work throughout the night restoring power.

Crews continue to work on restoring power.

Crews continue to work on restoring power.

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Clarksville Montgomery County Schools closed Monday, October 28th

 

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville Montgomery County School System has announced that due to power outages, Clarksville Montgomery County Schools will be closed Monday, October 28th, 2019.

12-Month employees, including custodians are to report as normal.

School Closed

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Austin Peay State University Soccer falls at Belmont, 1-0

 

APSU Soccer - Austin Peay State UniversityNashville, TN – It was not due to a lack of chances, as Austin Peay State University (APSU) soccer fired a season-high 18 shots for the second straight game, but dropped the regular-season finale on the road against Belmont, Sunday, at E.S. Rose Park.

Austin Peay State University Soccer senior Renee Semaan got off two shots Sunday against Belmont. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Soccer senior Renee Semaan got off two shots Sunday against Belmont. (APSU Sports Information)

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CDE Lightband, Clarksville Street Department Crews work to restore power, clear streets

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – CDE Lightband and the Clarksville Street Department crews remained busy Sunday restoring power and clearing streets of trees and other debris strewn by a powerful storm that hit the area Saturday afternoon.

“Our departments are working around-the-clock to make repairs to the power system and get the streets back in shape,” Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts said Sunday.

CDE Lightband crews continue to work on restoring power to those without in Clarksville.

CDE Lightband crews continue to work on restoring power to those without in Clarksville.

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CDE Lightband reports power outages now under 19,000

 

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – CDE Lightband is making steady progress on the power outages. Currently there are under 19,000 outages reported. CDE thanks everyone for the encouraging remarks.

CDE Lightband crews along with crews from other Middle Tennessee utilities are working hard to restore power to Clarksville residents.

CDE Lightband crews along with crews from other Middle Tennessee utilities are working hard to restore power to Clarksville residents.

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Lamar Alexander, Doug Jones Introduce Bill to Simplify the FAFSA

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) have introduced legislation to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that nearly 20 million families fill out every year to apply for federal student aid. 

“The 108-question FAFSA is one of the biggest challenges low-income students who want to go to college face,” Alexander, chairman of the Senate education committee, said. “Former Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam told me that Tennessee has the highest rate of filling out the FAFSA, but it is still the single biggest impediment to more students enrolling in Tennessee Promise, our state’s free, two-year community college program.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Manna Café Ministries to provide Emergency Hot Meals today

 

Manna Café MinistriesClarksville, TN – Manna Café Ministries is conducting an emergency hot meal today, Sunday, October 27th, 2019. This meal will take place at 605 Providence Boulevard facing Oak Street from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

This hot meal is in direct response to the storm that hit Clarksville and surrounding areas yesterday and all the residents affected by the storm.

Manna Café Ministries' Kenny York and Victoria York in front of  Manna Village.

Manna Café Ministries’ Kenny York and Victoria York in front of Manna Village.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Keep Halloween Safe With Simple Fire Safety Tips

 

Tennessee State Fire Marshal

Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Halloween traditions such as jack-o’-lanterns, trick-or-treating, and so-called “haunted houses” bring families and friends together each year to celebrate fall in festive, memorable ways. Unfortunately, Halloween’s activities also carry fire safety risks that could result in injuries or, worse, a fatality.

According to data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), decorations are the first thing to ignite in 900 reported home fires each year.

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

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