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Marsha Blackburn Report: Combating the Coronavirus

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Tennesseans have yet another challenge ahead of us. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused many of us to feel concern, but in times of crisis, it’s important to remain serious-minded, level-headed and prepared. In the Senate, we have canceled our state work period and are staying in Washington to provide the surge resources experts say they need to combat the virus.

Today, we received the excellent news that the FDA has approved a new, faster test health care providers can use to diagnose COVID-19 in their patients.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Teams up with Tennessee Valley Authority, Discover Life in America to Host Bioblitz

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceSpringville, TN – On Saturday, May 16th, 2020 from 8:00am to noon, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces they are teaming up with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Discover Life in America to host a BioBlitz at the Big Sandy Unit of the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in north-central Tennessee. The refuge, considered a hotspot of biodiversity in this area, consists of 51,000 acres that stretch along 65 miles of the Tennessee River.

In an effort to conduct a concentrated survey of nature in a small area of the refuge, they are inviting the public to come participate in a family friendly, citizen science activity alongside many professional scientists.

BioBlitz at the Big Sandy Unit of the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) to be held May 16th.

BioBlitz at the Big Sandy Unit of the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) to be held May 16th.

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AAA Offers Travel Advice Amid Coronavirus Concerns

 

AAATampa, FL – As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to make headlines, many Americans are wondering what to do about their travel plans.

Although the decision to travel is a personal one, AAA is providing information on travel safety and insurance to help travelers make informed decisions.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

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Arby’s Response to Coronavirus

 

Arby'sAtlanta, GA – To our Valued Arby’s Customers,

The health and safety of our employees and guests is our top priority each and every day.

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, we have taken a number of additional measures to further protect our employees and those we serve.

Jim Taylor, Arby's President

Jim Taylor, Arby’s President

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TDOT announces I-440/I-65 Interchange Closure Scheduled set Weekend of March 20th

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOT

Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is advising drivers to plan ahead for an upcoming weekend closure of the I-440/I-65 interchange. The schedule information is as follows.

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Curtis Johnson: News from the Tennessee Capitol, March 15th, 2020

 

Constitutional Carry Legislation Moves Through First House Committee

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – This week in Nashville, historic Republican legislation that allows Tennessee to become the 17th state to enact constitutional carry cleared its first committee in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

Members of the House Constitutional Protections & Sentencing Subcommittee approved House Bill 2817 by a 5-2 vote tally Tuesday evening. The measure sends a strong “tough on gun crime” message to violent criminals, felons, and gang members through a series of sentencing enhancements that support our law enforcement and judicial communities as they work to protect our cities and towns.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Advance Financial Calls For Applications from Graduating High School Seniors for Advancing Education Scholarships

 

Advance FinancialNashville, TNAdvance Financial, an award-winning, Nashville-based fintech company, is now accepting applications through March 30th for its 6th Annual Advancing Education Scholarship program.

Students from across Tennessee invited to apply through March 30th.

Students from across Tennessee invited to apply through March 30th.

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Clarksville Christian School to be closed March 16th-27th

 

Clarksville Christian SchoolClarksville, TN – Clarksville Christian School will be closed the week of March 16th-20th, 2020.

CCS will also be closed the week of March 23rd-27th, which is the regularly scheduled week for Spring Break.

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NASA says Growing Plants on International Space Station has applications on Earth

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – NASA states that understanding the effects of gravity on plant life is essential in preparing for human exploration beyond low-Earth orbit.

The ability to produce high-energy, low-mass food sources during spaceflight will enable the maintenance of crew health during long-duration missions while having a reduced impact on resources necessary for long-distance travel.

Interior view of the Advanced Astroculture (ADVASC) experiment plant growth chamber showing the emergence of mustard seedlings. (NASA)

Interior view of the Advanced Astroculture (ADVASC) experiment plant growth chamber showing the emergence of mustard seedlings. (NASA)

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