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Marsha Blackburn, Colleagues Urge Olympic Committee to Hold China Accountable, Ensure Human Rights Upheld at 2022 Beijing Olympics

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – As Beijing prepares to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, the international community remembers the human rights abuses that occurred during China’s 2008 tenure as host.

Today, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) are urging the International Olympic Committee to implement its Host City Contract requirements in time for the Beijing Games instead of the current timeline of 2024. The new guidelines, among other requirements, hold host cities to international human rights norms and standards.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Senator Lamar Alexander Statement on Tennessee Major Disaster Declaration

 

U.S. SenateOak Ridge, TN – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after U.S. President Donald J. Trump approved federal disaster assistance for 10 Tennessee counties impacted by severe storms and straight-line winds in October.

“I commend President Trump for quickly approving Governor Bill Lee’s request for a major disaster declaration to help the 10 Tennessee counties that were harmed by severe storms earlier this year. This federal assistance will help Tennessee communities begin to rebuild and recover.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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APSU Men’s Basketball plays North Florida at the Dunn Center, Saturday

 

Austin Peay (3-4, 0-0) vs. North Florida (6-4, 0-0)

Saturday, December 7th, 2019 | 4:00pm CT
Clarksville, TN | Dunn Center

APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball team will host North Florida in a 4:00pm, Saturday, contest in the penultimate home non-conference contest.

One of the nation’s most prolific three-point shooting teams, North Florida comes in with quality home victories against Southern Miss and High Point but without a true road victory since last season.

Austin Peay State University Men's Basketball returns to the Dunn Center to host North Florida Saturday afternoon. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Men’s Basketball returns to the Dunn Center to host North Florida Saturday afternoon. (APSU Sports Information)

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TWRA releases 2019-20 Winter Trout Stocking Schedule

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has released its 2019-20 winter trout stocking schedule. TWRA plans to release approximately 90,000 rainbow trout into Tennessee waters through March.

The restocking of Billy Dunlop Park in Clarksville set for December 11th, 2019 and February 6th, 2020 has been postponed due to construction until March.

TWRA’s winter trout stocking program will begin in early December and continue into March.

TWRA’s winter trout stocking program will begin in early December and continue into March.

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Austin Peay State University Indoor Track kicks off season at Saluki Fast Start

 

APSU Women's Track and FieldClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) track and field team will get its indoor season started with a quick pre-Christmas trip to Carbondale, Illinois, for the Southern Illinois-hosted Saluki Fast Start, Saturday, December 7th, 2019.

Austin Peay State University Women's Indoor Track and Field begins season this Saturday in Carbondale Illinois at Saluki Fast Start. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Women’s Indoor Track and Field begins season this Saturday in Carbondale Illinois at Saluki Fast Start. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)

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U.S. President Donald J. Trump Approves Tennessee Disaster Declaration

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Today, Friday, December 6th, 2019, U.S. President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Tennessee and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe storm and straight-line winds on October 26th, 2019.

Federal funding is available to State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storm and straight-line winds in Benton County, Decatur County, Hardin County, Henderson County, Houston County, Humphreys County, McNairy County, Montgomery County, Perry County, and Wayne County.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Clarksville Downtown Transit Center reopens

 

Clarksville Transit SystemClarksville, TN – Clarksville Transit System (CTS) has reopened its downtown Transit Center on Legion Street after an eight-month renovation project was completed last week.

Paul Nelson, Clarksville Transit System Director, said CTS will host a reopening celebration from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Friday, December 20th, 2019. CTS officials will be on hand to greet the public, offer snacks and soft drinks and CTS merchandise.

The renovated Clarksville Downtown Transit Center has a new, wider walkway and newly paved bus lanes.

The renovated Clarksville Downtown Transit Center has a new, wider walkway and newly paved bus lanes.

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Clarksville Police arrest Baker Brothers for Vehicle Burglary

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Thursday, December 5th, 2019, around 2:45pm, while Clarksville Police officers were investigating a vehicle burglary in which a woman’s wallet, jean jacket, and pink blanket were taken from an unlocked car, the victim received a notification that her credit card had just been used inside of the mall.

Officers Minetos and Mann immediately went to the store, explained the situation, and with management’s assistance were able to gather a good description and the direction where the suspect headed.

(L to R) Timothy Baker and Richard Baker were arrested by Clarksville Police for Vehicle Burglary.

(L to R) Timothy Baker and Richard Baker were arrested by Clarksville Police for Vehicle Burglary.

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Clarksville Christmas Parade to be held this Saturday, December 7th

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – This Saturday, December 7th, 2019, the annual Christmas parade, hosted by the City of Clarksville and Montgomery County Government, will begin at 5:00pm in downtown Clarksville.

The family of the late Mike Robinson, wife Rhonda Robinson and children Bryce, Bayleigh and Carly Robinson, will be this year’s grand marshals. Mike Robinson passed in August from cancer. He was a popular local musician, coach and most importantly a husband and father.

Annual Clarksville Christmas Parade in Downtown Clarksville.

Annual Clarksville Christmas Parade in Downtown Clarksville.

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Clarksville Police report Sharp Eyed Bank Tellers Lead Officers to Arrest of Suspect

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Around 2:00pm, Thursday, December 5th, 2019, Clarksville Police officers were called to a bank at the 2500 block of Wilma Rudolph Boulevard after a woman unsuccessfully attempted to cash a fraudulent check.

Officer Villalpando arrived and located a woman matching the description of the suspect and a foot pursuit ensued across Wilma Rudolph Boulevard. The suspect identified as Tashina Gray, age 25, of Nashville was quickly caught.

Tashina Gray

Tashina Gray

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