Washington, D.C. – “As the economy gets back to where it was, with record low unemployment for African Americans, Hispanics, women and the disabled, and with more rapid increases in non-supervisory pay, Americans deserve to be hopeful and eager to get back to their pre-pandemic routines,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross writes in The Kansas City Star.
Clarksville Gas and Water Department’s online and pay-by-phone bill payment access to be temporarily down, June 21st
Clarksville, TN – On Sunday, June 21st, 2020, the Clarksville Gas and Water Department’s customer online bill payment, WebConnect, and pay-by-phone payment feature, Utility Billing Line, will be down temporarily from 4:00am until approximately 7:00am for system software updates by the service provider.
Clarksville, TN – On Wednesday, July 1st, 2020, the Clarksville Transit System will resume fare collections on all buses and Paratransit vans.
Bus passes will be available for purchase at the Transit Center and aboard each bus.
Paratransit lift ticket books are available for purchase on the vans.
Clarksville, TN – On Monday, June 22nd, 2020 the Clarksville Gas and Water Department has planned a water outage at 8:00am on a section of Highway 48/Cumberland Drive from Hillwood Drive to Southern Parkway for fire hydrant replacement work.
Nashville, TN – On Friday, June 19th, 2020, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 33,776 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee. That is an increase of 1,181 cases from Thursday’s 32,595. There have been 494 confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.
There have been seven new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Montgomery County. The total is at 363. There has been five deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.
Washington, D.C. – Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said that at least two of the most important temporary changes in federal policy made to help patients see doctors by phone or video during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic should be extended permanently.
“As dark as this pandemic event has been, it creates an opportunity to learn from and act upon these three months of intensive telehealth experiences, specifically what permanent changes need to be made in federal and state policies,” Senator Alexander said.
Tennessee Department of Education Releases Third Set of School Reopening Toolkits to Provide Districts with Guidance, Resources to Prepare for Upcoming School Year
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) released the third set of five reopening toolkits in a series of more than 20 resources focused on key topics to help district leaders as they make locally-driven decisions around the upcoming school year this fall.
The release makes five more toolkits available for district and school leaders as they make the best local decisions around reopening.
Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT)
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) in Montgomery County continues sidewalk construction on SR 13 (Highway 48 and 13).
Nightly from 10:00pm until 5:00am there will be a lane closure for the construction work.
Austin Peay State University’s new Aviation Science Program sees first students take flight in Helicopters
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) aviation science student Jerry Gray first dreamed of flying when he was 10.
“I remember what bit me,” he recalled. “I was on a ValuJet flight out of Florida. It was stormy, and I was scared, but when we got to the top of the clouds, it looked like snow.
Pasadena, CA – NASA says astronomers tend to have a slightly different sense of time than the rest of us. They regularly study events that happened millions or billions of years ago, and objects that have been around for just as long.
That’s partly why the recently discovered neutron star known as Swift J1818.0-1607 is remarkable: A new study in the journal Astrophysical Journal Letters estimates that it is only about 240 years old – a veritable newborn by cosmic standards.
NASA’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory spotted the young object on March 12th, when it released a massive burst of X-rays.
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