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Amy Coney Barrett: “Judges are not policymakers”

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – President Donald Trump announced Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals as his nominee for Associate Justice on the Supreme Court this Saturday. In doing so, the President fulfilled one of his most sacred duties under the Constitution.
 
Judge Barrett is exceptionally qualified for the High Court. A graduate of Rhodes College and Notre Dame Law School, she clerked for the late Justice Antonin Scalia before pursuing a career as both a litigator and a professor.

President Donald Trump walks with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, his nominee for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. (White House)

President Donald Trump walks with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, his nominee for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. (White House)

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Tennessee National Guard’s 168th Military Police Battalion from Dyersburg Returns from Iraq

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – Nearly 60 Soldiers assigned to the Tennessee National Guard’s 168th Military Police Battalion in Dyersburg returned home Saturday, September 26th, 2020 after a 10-month deployment to the Middle East.

“Our Tennessee Soldiers did a phenomenal job,” said Lt. Col. Mark Tyndall, the commander for the 168th. “Their resiliency and professionalism during the deployment exemplifies the caliber of the men and women who serve in the National Guard.”  

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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts says Face Masks required in City Facilities

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Governments continue to recommend Face Coverings

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts has directed that all staff and visitors to City of Clarksville offices and facilities continue to wear face masks to reduce the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus.

The mayor’s directive will remain in place until further notice.

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

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Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett will not Renew Emergency Order for Face Coverings

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett will not extend the emergency order requiring employees of businesses open to the public to wear masks.

He has, however, determined that anyone from the general public entering a county-owned facility will be required to wear a mask. The City of Clarksville offices and Clarksville-Montgomery County School System facilities will also continue to require visitors to wear masks.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Alliance takes to the streets

 

Clarksville Mayor’s Youth Council joins in day of direct action

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Forty-one volunteers and members of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Alliance, including 10 members of the Mayor’s Youth Council, joined in direct action Saturday to promote suicide prevention awareness throughout the community.

A large group of volunteers joined the Clarksville-Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Alliance on Saturday to spread the word that suicide is preventable and help is available.

A large group of volunteers joined the Clarksville-Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Alliance on Saturday to spread the word that suicide is preventable and help is available.

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Tennessee Department of Health reports 666 new cases of Coronavirus in Tennessee, September 28th 2020

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 186,499 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus as of Monday, September 28th, 2020. That is an increase of 666 cases from Sunday’s 185,833 There have been 2,296 (+12) confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

There have been twelve new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Montgomery County. The total is at 3,123. There has been forty four deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.

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Coronavirus

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Tennessee Department of Health Joins New CDC Suicide Prevention Program

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health today announced receipt of a $750,000 funding award for suicide prevention efforts over the next five years. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Program includes a focus on vulnerable populations at increased risk for suicide.

Tennessee One of Nine Programs Funded for Suicide Prevention

Tennessee One of Nine Programs Funded for Suicide Prevention

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This Week at APSU: Civic Engagement 101 seminar to shine light on Electoral Process

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) Interim President Dannelle Whiteside recently announced a special Civic Engagement 101 seminar, hosted by Human Resources and the Department of Political Science and Public Management, at 11:00am on September 30th, 2020.

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

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Tennessee’s Community, Technical Colleges awarded 22,998 Degrees, Diplomas during 2019-20 School Year

 

15,874 Awards at Community College Awards were a Record High

Tennessee Board of Regents - TBRNashville, TN – Tennessee’s Community Colleges awarded a record number of 15,874 degrees and technical certificates during the 2019-20 academic year – a 44 percent increase from a decade ago. The previous high was 15,240 two years ago.

In addition, the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology awarded 7,124 diplomas and technical certificates – for a total of 22,998 credentials awarded across the system – according to preliminary data reported today at the Tennessee Board of Regents quarterly meeting.

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Law Offices of Turner & Phillips presents RBG at the Roxy Regional Theatre, Thursday

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Last weekend, our nation lost one of our greatest champions of justice and equity.

Hero. Icon. Dissenter. By the age of 87, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court had been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans — until the release of this revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg’s life and career.

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