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President Donald Trump speaks at FEMA headquarters

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Speaking at FEMA headquarters in Washington Thursday, August 27th, 2020, President Donald Trump announced that he will travel to Texas and Louisiana this weekend to survey storm damage resulting from Hurricane Laura.

The hurricane made landfall around 1:00am CT in Louisiana Thursday morning before being downgraded to a tropical storm early that afternoon.

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are briefed on Hurricane Laura at FEMA Headquarters. (White House)

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are briefed on Hurricane Laura at FEMA Headquarters. (White House)

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Austin Peay State University Weekly COVID-19 Update, August 28th, 2020

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) GIS Center recently developed a dashboard that is updated every morning. If you want to see the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus cases at Austin Peay State University, please visit this link.

Austin Peay State University COVID-19 Self-Reporting Dashboard. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University COVID-19 Self-Reporting Dashboard. (APSU)

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Fort Campbell to host “Light up the Night” Candlelit Walk, Vigil, September 10th

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH), Fort Campbell Army Community Service and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation will host “Light up the Night”, a candlelight walk and vigil, September 10th at 7:30pm in the hospital’s parking lot, between the A and E buildings.

The event is hosted in conjunction with the Army’s observance of National Suicide Prevention Month.

“We encourage everyone within the community to come out and support the walk,” said 1st Lt. Anthony Priest, BACH social work intern who organized this year’s event. “We will have an array of support at the event if anyone needs to talk or seek help.”

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Fred Holly)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Fred Holly)

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Senator Lamar Alexander says TVA’s Rate Cut “A Lesson for California”

 

U.S. SenateMaryville, TN – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said that the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) decision to provide a two and one half percent “Pandemic Relief Credit” to wholesale customers, in effect lowering electric rates by two and one half percent, “is a lesson for California and its poor energy policy decisions.”  

He said Californians are suffering electricity blackouts as electricity prices skyrocket, while TVA cuts rates and provides 99.9 percent reliability.   

“There’s a lesson here,” Senator Alexander said. “California has closed its zero emission nuclear plants, closed low emission gas plants and relied on windmills and imported power from coal plants.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signs Executive Orders Extending State of Emergency, Regulatory Flexibility, Local Authority on Facial Coverings

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee today signed Executive Order No. 59 to extend certain, targeted provisions of Executive Order Nos. 36, 38, 49, 50, 54, and 55 through September 30th, 2020 to facilitate the continued treatment and containment of COVID-19 Coronavirus through regulatory flexibility, promoting social distancing and wearing face coverings in public places, and protecting vulnerable populations.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee National Guard still Testing for COVID-19 at Nissan Stadium Site

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – In March, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee authorized the activation of the Tennessee National Guard to assist with the fight against COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Since then, the Guard has been teaming up with the Department of Health and various other state and local agencies to combat the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic in communities throughout the state.

Pfc. Kathryn Ratliff works at the Nissan Stadium COVID-19 testing site, in downtown Nashville, Aug. 21. Since March, over 2,000 Tennessee National Guardsmen have been activated in some capacity to assist their communities in the fight against COVID-19. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro)

Pfc. Kathryn Ratliff works at the Nissan Stadium COVID-19 testing site, in downtown Nashville, Aug. 21. Since March, over 2,000 Tennessee National Guardsmen have been activated in some capacity to assist their communities in the fight against COVID-19. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro)

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Tennessee Department of Health reports 1,583 new cases of Coronavirus in Tennessee, August 28th, 2020

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – On Friday, August 28th, 2020, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 147,326 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee. That is an increase of 1,583 cases from Thursday’s 145,743. There have been 1,654 (+27) confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

TWENTY TWO new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Montgomery County. The total is at 2,440. There has been twenty eight deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.

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Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett Extends Emergency Executive Order to Wear a Face-covering through September 7th

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, signed Emergency Executive Order #17 today to extend Emergency Order 11, which requires that all residents, businesses, and visitors of Montgomery County wear face-coverings.

Emergency Order 11 states that cloth or other face-coverings that cover the nose and mouth of a person to impede the spread of the virus during speaking, coughing, sneezing or other action, shall be required in Montgomery County, Tennessee, within all publicly-accessible areas of commercial business establishments; in public outdoor areas where social distancing of at least six feet cannot be maintained; and within the publicly-accessible areas of business offices where there is direct interaction with the public and social distancing of at least six feet cannot be maintained.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett

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State Farm offers Storm Preparation Tips

 

State FarmNashville, TN – With Hurricane Laura forecast in the area for tonight and tomorrow, it is a good time for homeowners to make sure they are ready to weather the storm. 

State Farm is reminding property owners that a little preparation can make a big difference when it comes to safety and security during strong storms. 

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Montgomery County Health Department announces COVID-19 drive through testing closing early today due to weather

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The COVID-19 Coronavirus drive-through testing site at Civitan Park will close one hour early at 11:00am today due to the potential bursts of high winds.

The Montgomery County Health Department is taking this precaution for the safety of staff and patients and for the protection of property.

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