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Marsha Blackburn Report: Closing The Digital Divide

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Over the past several months, our lives have taken a remarkably virtual turn.

A high-speed internet connection is now a necessity: offices have shifted to working from home, health care is delivered over video chat, and storefronts have been replaced by virtual marketplaces.

But the reality is millions of rural Americans lack a reliable broadband connection, putting them at an economic disadvantage. 

We must close the digital divide, which is why I pushed for Congress to include funding for broadband in our response to COVID-19 Coronavirus. 

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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TWRA to Follow Guidelines at Agency Sponsored Events During Dove Season

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Each year, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) provides between 75 and 80 dove fields across the state for hunters from either privately owned leased fields or fields planted on wildlife management areas (WMAs).

Privately leased fields are usually harvested grains, like corn silage, while management area fields are planted small grains like sunflowers, millet, or wheat. For the last several years, hunters in Tennessee have harvested between 11,000 and 18,000 doves annually during the opening days of dove season.  

TWRA Events to follow COVID-19 precautions and guidelines.

TWRA Events to follow COVID-19 precautions and guidelines.

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Centerstone Offers COVID-19 Relief through Tennessee Recovery Project

 

Nashville, TN – Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care based in Nashville, is partnering with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) to provide COVID-19 Coronavirus relief in 21 counties across the state.

Known as the Tennessee Recovery Project and funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the effort allows Centerstone to offer resource connection and short-term supportive counseling to those whose mental health has been impacted by the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus

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Tracy Provo Knight to run for Montgomery County Circuit Court Clerk

 

Election 2020Clarksville, TN – Tracy Provo Knight announces her candidacy for the Montgomery County Circuit Court Clerk position.

Ms. Knight is a native Clarksvillian and practicing attorney at Batson Nolan, PLC. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) College of Business.

As a practicing attorney, Ms. Knight is aware of the important role the Montgomery County Circuit Court Clerk’s office plays in the court system.

Tracy Provo Knight.

Tracy Provo Knight.

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Tennessee Department of Health reports 788 new cases of Coronavirus in Tennessee, August 30th, 2020

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – On Sunday, August 30th, 2020, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 149,469 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee. That is an increase of 788 cases from Saturday’s 148,681. There have been 1,698 (+21) confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

Fifteen new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Montgomery County. The total is at 2,467. There has been thirty deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.

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Coronavirus.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library to begin Phase 3 reopening Tuesday, September 8th

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public LibraryMontgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library will begin a Phase 3 reopening to the public at 9:00 am Tuesday, September 8th, 2020.

Due to the continuing threat of COVID-19 Coronavirus the library will continue to operate in a very safe manner but are expanding services to better serve Montgomery County residents.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library

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Austin Peay State University Football late rally comes up short against Central Arkansas

 

APSU FootballMontgomery, AL – In a game that simmered along for 56 minutes, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team and Central Arkansas brought the game to a rolling boil by trading touchdowns in the final four minutes, with the Governors falling by a 24-17 margin in the Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff, Saturday, at the Cramton Bowl.

Austin Peay State University freshman running back C.J. Evans Jr. runs 75 yards die for a touchdown against Central Arkansas Saturday night. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University freshman running back C.J. Evans Jr. runs 75 yards die for a touchdown against Central Arkansas Saturday night. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee County Unemployment Rates drop across State

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The unemployment situation in three-quarters of Tennessee’s 95 counties continued to improve in July following business closures earlier in the year due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus health emergency.

Montgomery County unemployment rate was 9.9 percent in July. That’s down 0.1 percent from June’s 10.0 percent.

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Austin Peay State University to hold Run for the Govs Virtual 5K from September 12th-October 10th

 

APSU Run for the Govs Virtual 5k to benefit Student Scholarships

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This year the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Annual Scholarship 5K Run will be virtual, in keeping with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local guidelines. Alumni, friends and community members can participate in the Run for the Govs Virtual 5K at any time between Saturday, September 12th, and Saturday, October 10th, 2020.

A runner tackles Emerald Hill during the Austin Peay State University 2015 5K. (APSU)

A runner tackles Emerald Hill during the Austin Peay State University 2015 5K. (APSU)

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NASA’s Doug Wheelock gets Astronauts ready for Moon Landing

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationEdwards, CA – Astronaut  Doug “Wheels” Wheelock spent his NASA career expanding knowledge of living and working in space. His new mission is working to determine the best way to train astronauts to return to the surface of the Moon.

Wheelock is a veteran test pilot and retired U.S. Army colonel who has accumulated 178 days in space and was a guest speaker at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California during a recent virtual Safety Day.

Astronaut Scott Parazynski, while anchored to a foot restraint, assessed his repair work as the solar array was fully deployed while Space Suttle Discovery was docked with the International Space Station. Astronaut Doug Wheelock (out of frame) assisted from the truss by keeping an eye on the distance between Parazynski and the array. (Doug “Wheels” Wheelock)

Astronaut Scott Parazynski, while anchored to a foot restraint, assessed his repair work as the solar array was fully deployed while Space Suttle Discovery was docked with the International Space Station. Astronaut Doug Wheelock (out of frame) assisted from the truss by keeping an eye on the distance between Parazynski and the array. (Doug “Wheels” Wheelock)

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