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When You Defund the Police, You Destabilize Urban Communities

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “Defunding America’s police departments is dangerous. Stripping resources away from local law enforcement will lead to animosity, increased lawlessness and have a disproportionate impact on urban communities that actually need them the most in a truly devastating fashion,” Paris Dennard writes for The Daily Caller.

Surveys of urban communities show residents generally want more policing, not less. That includes 68 percent of Chicagoans in low-income neighborhoods, for example.

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AAA reports Gas Demand Rises, Prices at Pump Climb

 

AAATampa, FL – Americans are filling up at the pump more and more. Since mid-May, gasoline demand has increased 18% to 7.9 million b/d, according to the latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) report.

The slow, but steady rise in demand has pushed the national pump price more expensive by 13% in the same time frame. Today’s national average is $2.10. That is seven cents more on the week, 24 cents more on the month, but 59 cents cheaper on the year.

Prices at the Gas Pump continue to climb with increased demand. (AAA)

Prices at the Gas Pump continue to climb with increased demand. (AAA)

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Representative Mark Green Urges FCC to Grant Temporary Waiver Protecting Exercise of Religious Freedom

 

U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – Today, Tuesday, June 16th, 2020, U.S. Representative Mark Green sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai urging the FCC to grant houses of worship a temporary waiver to use long-range FM transmitters without fear of harsh government fines.

Representative Green said, “During the coronavirus pandemic, America’s communities of faith have sought innovative ways to gather without putting their members at risk. Some houses of worship have even held ‘drive-in’ services using FM transmitters. For houses of worship to do this, they must be able to operate without the fear of heavy penalties threatening their services.”

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation seeks land for New Recreation Center

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation requests proposals for 10-acre sites

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a suitable parcel of at least 10 acres of land for a proposed new regional recreation center.

The City of Clarksville Purchasing Department has posted the formal Request for Proposals, which defines Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s preferred minimum requirements and solicits proposals with adequate information to evaluate the land offered by potential sellers or donors.

Interested parties can access the full Request for Proposals on the City’s website here.

Proposals must be submitted no later than 2:30pm on July 9th, 2020. The Purchasing Department can be reached at 931.553.2477 or by email at

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Office

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Office

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Clarksville Gas and Water Department reports Kelsey Drive Water Outage

 

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Gas and Water Department has turned off water service on Kelsey Drive from Lafayette Road to Ashley Oaks Drive for a water main repair work.

Low water pressure may also affect the area during the work.

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Tennessee Department of Health reports 661 new cases of Coronavirus in Tennessee, June 16th, 2020

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 31,612 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee as of Tuesday, June 16th, 2020. That is an increase of 661 cases from Monday’s 30,951. There have been 472 confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

Two more cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Montgomery County. The total is at 341. There has been five deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

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Marsha Blackburn announces Grant to Expand Broadband Access between Memphis and Nashville

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Today, Tuesday, June 16th, 2020, U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) announced that ten counties in West Tennessee and Middle Tennessee would receive an $11.2 million grant through the Department of Transportation’s Infrastructure for Rebuilding America program.

The grant, the direct result of a request made by Senator Blackburn earlier this year, will fund approximately 143 miles of fiber optic communications on I-40 between Memphis and Nashville.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Customs House Museum’s Wonders of the West Exhibit Celebrates the American West

 

Customs House Museum & Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – If you’ve recently stepped into the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center since its reopening to the public, then you’ve probably been instantly transported to the American West in the Museum’s Kimbrough Gallery.

Wonders of the West, an exhibit sponsored by Heimansohn Steel & Salvage, celebrates America’s Western culture through scenic landscapes, wonderful crafts by Native American artisans and a tribute to the Acme Boot Company.

American West Painting at the Customs House Museum.

American West Painting at the Customs House Museum.

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Clarksville Gas and Water Department’s online bill payment access to be temporarily down

 

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Gas and Water Department customer online bill payment feature, WebConnect, will be temporarily down at 5:00pm for network system upgrades.

The payment feature access interruption is expected to be brief; however, the upgrade work may cause periodic unavailability throughout the evening hours.

Clarksville Gas and Water moves to new online bill payment service.

Clarksville Gas and Water moves to new online bill payment service.

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Austin Peay State University makes changes to Fall 2020 Academic Calendar

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Office of Academic Affairs recently announced changes to the University’s academic calendar for the Fall 2020 semester.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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