Washington, D.C. – Almost every moment of our lives is conducted in the digital sphere, from sending emails to paying rent. Implementing basic privacy safeguards, like allowing users to opt in to the collection of sensitive data, puts Americans in control of their information.
“At the Senate Commerce hearing, I proposed my BROWSER Act as the best path to safeguarding consumers’ privacy,” states U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn.
Hopkinsville, KY – Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) Alumna Ashley Lesher was recently named the 1st place winner in the nation for the Student Research League competition held by The American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC). Over 40 teams participated in the nationwide competition.
Ashley received a $3,000 prize for her 1st place award. According to HCC Math Professor Pat Riley, she was the only regional finalist who worked solo. Most of the other entrants were in groups of 2 to 3.
Nashville, TN – The application period for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) 2020 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts is December 11th through January 15th.
Applications are available and will be accepted at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office, or online at www.gooutdoorstennessee.com website.
Lamar Alexander says The Best-Kept Secret in Washington is Record Funding for National Laboratories, Supercomputing, Biomedical Research
Oak Ridge, TN – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) on Friday, December 6th, 2019, told members of the East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC) that “the best-kept secret in Washington is record funding for our national laboratories, supercomputing and biomedical research.”
“Last year, Congress sent a total of $4.6 billion to the Oak Ridge complex – which funds the nation’s largest science and engineering laboratory, Y-12, which is building the largest federal construction project in Tennessee since World War II, and the best federal environmental cleanup program in the country,” Senator Alexander said.
Knoxville, TN – The No. 17/19 Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team suffered their first loss of the season on Sunday, falling to Texas in Thompson-Boling Arena, 66-60.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds have been named the 2019 Triple-A winner of Baseball America’s Freitas Award. The Freitas Awards have been presented by Baseball America annually since 1989 and recognize franchises for their community involvement, long-term business success and consistent operational excellence.
The award will be presented on Monday, December 9th, 2019 to Sounds General Manager Adam Nuse at the Baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego California.
“This is a tremendous honor from Baseball America for our organization,” said Nuse. “We strive to be the very best Minor League Baseball team in the country and share this award with our passionate fan base in Middle Tennessee.”
Letter to the Editor
Written by Thomas W. Terry
Clarksville, TN – Friday, December 6th, 2019, was the deadline for the signature drive led by residents of Montgomery County. Those residents only wanted one thing: for their voice to be heard. They were understanding of the fact that not everyone shared their opinion and to that end they wanted the up and coming multipurpose event center at the very least put to referendum.
During the course of the MPEC debacle there have been a number of allegations and revelations brought to light, one of the most concerning of which is that there are approximately 57,000 invalid voter registrations belonging to residents who are either deceased, no longer live in the county, or who are ineligible to vote.
Carbondale, IL – An exhilarating debut that saw a school record equaled was one of many high points for Austin Peay State University (APSU) track and field in the 2019-20 indoor opener at the Saluki Fast Start, hosted by Southern Illinois.
Economically underserved populations receive free Nashville’s Nutcracker Tickets
Nashville, TN – Nashville Ballet will give away 2,500 tickets to Artistic Director Paul Vasterling’s production of Nashville’s Nutcracker through the Ballet’s Holiday Magic initiative for a thirtieth consecutive year.
Integral to Nashville Ballet’s mission, Holiday Magic allows the organization to inspire and entertain individuals supported by area social service agencies by introducing them to one of the most popular ballets of all time.
Clarksville, TN – Currently residing within the brightly colored gallery walls of the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center are birds, and bunnies, and Abraham Lincoln, just to name a few.
The Museum is featuring the paintings of internationally acclaimed artist Hunt Slonem through January 3rd in the exhibition Hunt Slonem: Both Sides of the Brush.
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