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United States Job Losses in April show Many Workers are still Connected to their Employers

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Over the past weeks, Americans’ efforts to slow COVID-19 Coronavirus’s spread have helped flatten the curve. As a result of this action, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) April Employment Situation report shows that nonfarm payroll employment fell by 20.5 million and the unemployment rate (U-3) jumped 10.3 percentage points to 14.7 percent.

Both of these monthly changes are the largest in the series’ histories, as never before has the United States halted large portions of its economic activity.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District extends campgrounds closure through end of May

 

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is extending its closure of 25 Corps-managed campgrounds within the Cumberland River Basin in Kentucky and Tennessee through at least May 31 in the interest of public safety due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

While an official date for the reopening of campgrounds has not yet been determined, effective today all campground reservations will be cancelled for the month of May.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is extending its closure of 25 Corps-managed campgrounds within the Cumberland River Basin in Kentucky and Tennessee through at least May 31st in the interest of public safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (USACE photo by Leon Roberts)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is extending its closure of 25 Corps-managed campgrounds within the Cumberland River Basin in Kentucky and Tennessee through at least May 31st in the interest of public safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (USACE photo by Leon Roberts)

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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts works on 2021 Budget

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts has begun a series of meetings with department heads this week to develop a Fiscal Year 2021 Budget amid the economic and operational challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus public health emergency.

City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

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Tennessee Department of Health reports 345 new cases of Coronavirus in Tennessee, May 8th, 2020

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – On Friday, May 8th, 2020, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 14,441 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee. That is an increase of 345 cases from Thursday’s 14,096. There have been 241 deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

There have been six new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Montgomery County. The total is at 161. There has been two deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.

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Bledsoe County Correctional Complex Inmates Recovering from COVID-19

 

Tennessee Department of CorrectionPikeville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Correction reports that the inmates at Bledsoe County Correctional Complex are recovering from COVID-19 Coronavirus with 580 of the 586 cases confirmed on April 18th completing 14 days of isolation and showing no symptoms.

Of the six remaining positive cases at the facility, two are hospitalized; four are asymptomatic but will remain in isolation. 

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Freeze Warning for Tonight

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Freeze Warning for Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee for late tonight.

The freeze warning is in effect from 1:00am until 9:00am CT early Saturday morning, May 9th.

Lows will be in the lower 30s and upper 20s in some spots.

Frost is expected late Saturday night into Sunday morning. Some spots will have freezing temperatures.

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Austin Peay State University School of Nursing hosts drive-thru pinning ceremony

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) campus has remained quiet for the last two months, with the school going fully online in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, but on Thursday afternoon, May 7th, 2020, the sounds of cheers, honking horns and pop music echoed out of the McCord Parking Lot.

Austin Peay State University Nursing faculty congratulate graduates. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Nursing faculty congratulate graduates. (APSU)

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Tennessee Titans featured in Three Primetime games during 2020 Season

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The National Football League (NFL) has released the 2020 regular season schedule, and the Tennessee Titans will be featured in three primetime contests, including an appearance on Monday Night Football to open the season at Denver on September 14th.

The Titans will return to Nashville for their home opener against Jacksonville on Sunday, September 20th. The other primetime games include a Thursday Night home game against the Indianapolis Colts on November 12th and a visit to the Green Bay Packers for a Sunday Night game on December 27th.

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FDA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: May 8th, 2020

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Silver Spring, MDThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today continued to take action in the ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic:

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Austin Peay State University’s Eriksson College of Education to hold Virtual Student Teacher Banquet

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Every semester, the tables inside the Morgan University Center are covered with white table cloths and candles for a special banquet honoring the Austin Peay State University (APSU) student teachers.

The 2020 Austin Peay State University Virtual Student Teaching Celebration. (APSU)

The 2020 Austin Peay State University Virtual Student Teaching Celebration. (APSU)

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