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Overdose Deaths Plummet in States hit hardest by Drug Crisis

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – For the nearly 20 million Americans battling substance abuse today, the Trump Administration just launched a new website, FindTreatment.gov, designed to help locate the best treatment options tailored to each person’s particular situation and needs.

Despite its importance, finding the best treatment option for those who need it most hasn’t always been easy.

The United States saw a 5.1% decline in overdose deaths in 2018, including 24% and 17% drops respectively in the hard-hit states of Ohio and Kentucky.

The United States saw a 5.1% decline in overdose deaths in 2018, including 24% and 17% drops respectively in the hard-hit states of Ohio and Kentucky.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office arrests Eric Tyreese Davis Jr. for Multiple Warrants

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – On Tuesday, October 29th, 2019, the the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office took into custody attempted murder suspect, Eric Tyreese Davis, Jr, age 22.

Deputies in the Warrant’s Division spotted Davis on Arthur’s Court and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. Davis refused to stop and fled at a high rate of speed.

He stopped his vehicle at the intersection of Needmore Road and Bell Road and fled on foot. After a short foot pursuit, deputies apprehended him.

Eric Tyreese Davis, Jr.

Eric Tyreese Davis, Jr.

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Tennessee Vols Basketball beats Eastern New Mexico, 107-59

 

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN Jordan Bowden and Lamonte Turner combined for 45 points in Tennessee Vols Basketball’s 107-59 exhibition win over Eastern New Mexico at Thompson-Boling Arena Wednesday night.

It marked the most points the Vols have scored in an exhibition game during the Rick Barnes era and the most in any UT exhibition since 2007-08. Tennessee’s 48-point margin of victory also marked the highest in an exhibition game since that 2007-08 campaign.

Tennessee Men's Basketball junior Lamonte Turner has 23 points Wednesday night in win over Eastern New Mexico. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball junior Lamonte Turner has 23 points Wednesday night in win over Eastern New Mexico. (UT Athletics)

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Lamar Alexander says To Celebrate Halloween, Senate Democrats Have Come Up With a Scary Fairytale Without an Ounce of Truth

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today said “to celebrate Halloween, Senate Democrats have come up with a scary fairytale without an ounce of truth.”

Alexander made his remarks today on the Senate floor before Democrats tried unsuccessfully to block the Trump Administration from giving states more flexibility to offer affordable health insurance—known as a Section 1332 waiver that was created as part of the Affordable Care Act. The Senate rejected the Democrat effort by a vote of 52-43.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Drug Take Back Day nets 132 pounds of drugs

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Local law enforcement, first responders and community organizations joined with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Saturday to collect 132 pounds of expired, unused and unwanted drugs on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Local volunteers collected 132 pounds of unused, unwanted and expired prescription drugs during National Drug Take Back Day on October 26th.

Local volunteers collected 132 pounds of unused, unwanted and expired prescription drugs during National Drug Take Back Day on October 26th.

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Clarksville Montgomery County Schools on normal schedules, Thursday

 

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMSS) announces that all Clarksville Montgomery County Schools will resume regular schedules on Thursday, October 31st, 2019.

All CMCSS schools will resume regular schedules on Thursday, October 31st.

All CMCSS schools will resume regular schedules on Thursday, October 31st.

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Austin Peay State University’s JaVaughn Craig names TSWA Offensive Player of the Week

 

APSU FootballNashville, TN – Another day, another honor for Austin Peay State University (APSU) football quarterback JaVaughn Craig.

Wednesday, the senior Austin Peay State University football signal-caller was named Tennessee Sports Writers Association Offensive Player of the Week, another in a long list of accolades for the Chattanooga Tennessee native following a seven-score day at Tennessee Tech.

Austin Peay State University football quarterback Javaughn Craig. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University football quarterback Javaughn Craig. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville Transit System’s Spooky Special hits the road for Halloween

 

Clarksville Transit System - CTSClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Transit System (CTS) Spooky Special is back for another Spooky Tour.

The Halloween-adorned bus will run the streets of Clarksville, offering free rides on Thursday, October 31st, 2019.

The Spooky Special, or Spooky Bus as some call it, is a Clarksville Transit System Halloween tradition that started 28 years ago to help residents get acquainted with the transportation service and to thank consistent passengers.

Clarksville Transit System's Spooky Bus will offer free rides on Halloween.

Clarksville Transit System’s Spooky Bus will offer free rides on Halloween.

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Rossview Middle principal Laura Barnett named APSU College of Ed’s first Leadership Fellow

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this semester, Dr. Laura Barnett, Rossview Middle School principal, was named the inaugural Leadership Fellow for the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Eriksson College of Education.

Dr. Laura Barnett

Dr. Laura Barnett

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Clarksville Street Department reports Several Roads remain Closed by Storm Debris

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville Street Department crews are working diligently to clean up storm debris and make repairs to signals to ensure the Clarksville’s streets and roads are safe to travel in the wake of Saturday’s severe wind storm.

In addition, Clarksville Street Department crews continue to remove debris and assist CDE Lightband and its regional utility partners as crews repair power lines.

Clarksville Street Department will be doing storm debris pickup for Clarksvillle residents.

Clarksville Street Department will be doing storm debris pickup for Clarksvillle residents.

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