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President Donald Trump announces massive Coronavirus testing expansion

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – America has already conducted far more Coronavirus tests than any other nation on Earth—more than the entire European Union and more than all of Latin America combined.
 
Now, President Donald Trump has announced that his Administration will distribute 150 million rapid, point-of-care Coronavirus tests in the coming weeks. This action will more than double the total number of tests already performed in the United States.

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence give remarks during an update on the nation’s Coronavirus testing strategy. (White House)

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence give remarks during an update on the nation’s Coronavirus testing strategy. (White House)

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces New Providence Indoor Pool to open October 1st

 

Lessons, classes, recreational swimming will be available

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department will open New Providence pool on Thursday, October 1st, 2020 for indoor swimming activities through the fall and winter months.

The pool, at 168 Cunningham Lane, is covered with an inflated dome from October to May to create an indoor aquatic facility offering swim lessons, water fitness classes, lap swim, aquatic events and recreational swimming. The facility also has a children’s pool area, climbing wall, and concessions.

New Providence Indoor Pool

New Providence Indoor Pool

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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts, City Council work on revised 2021 budget

 

Promised update reflects ongoing needs of a growing city

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts and City Council standing committees have been meeting with department heads to review a revised Fiscal Year 2021 Budget that reflects the ongoing needs of a vibrant, growing City and the economic and operational reality created by the continuing COVID-19 Coronavirus public health emergency.

Clarksville City Hall

Clarksville City Hall

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Lamar Alexander says 130,000 New, Rapid COVID-19 Tests Headed to Tennessee

 

Will Build Confidence About Going Back to School and Work

U.S. SenateMaryville, TN – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after the Donald Trump Administration announced distribution of the Abbott BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 tests:

“The Trump Administration announcement that it will send 130,000 new rapid COVID-19 Coronavirus diagnostic tests to Tennessee will build confidence about going back to school, back to work, and out to eat. That number should quickly increase during October and November because the Administration has purchased the entire 150 million initial production of Abbott’s new test that gives more reliable results in 15 minutes.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee extends State of Emergency through October

 

Some Restrictions Amended, Mask Authority Continues

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – As a National State of Emergency remains in place, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced today, Tuesday, September 29th, 2020, the State of Emergency in Tennessee will continue through October with adjustments made to previous executive orders.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Austin Peay State University Presidential Search Committee releases job qualifications next APSU President

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Thursday, September 24th, 2020 the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Presidential Search Committee released the official job qualifications for the University’s 11th president.

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

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Tennessee Department of Health reports 698 new cases of Coronavirus in Tennessee, September 29th 2020

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – On Tuesday, September 29th, 2020, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 187,197 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus. That is an increase of 698 cases from Monday’s 186,499 There have been 2,325 (+29) confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

Ten new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Montgomery County. The total is at 3,133. There has been forty four deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.

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Coronavirus

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission becomes Green Certified

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification ProgramMontgomery County, TN – The Green Certification Program is pleased to announce that the Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission (RPC) is the newest Green Certified organization. A green ribbon cutting was held on Monday, September 28th to honor the Regional Planning Commission’s achievement.

Ribbon cutting attendees included Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts along with representatives from the Green Certification Board. Mayor Pitts thanked the Regional Planning Commission for its work to become Certified and commended its employees for working together to achieve certification.

(L to R): Front Row – Melinda Shepard, Stan Williams, LaDonna Marshall, Jeff Tyndall, Angela Latta, Olivia Herron, Ruth Russell, & Dani Melton; Middle Row – Rose Melton, Jill Hall, Jackey Jones, Daryl Pater, & Gene Fish; Back Row – John Spainhoward, Mayor Jim Durrett, Mayor Joe Pitts, & Doug Jones.

(L to R): Front Row – Melinda Shepard, Stan Williams, LaDonna Marshall, Jeff Tyndall, Angela Latta, Olivia Herron, Ruth Russell, & Dani Melton; Middle Row – Rose Melton, Jill Hall, Jackey Jones, Daryl Pater, & Gene Fish; Back Row – John Spainhoward, Mayor Jim Durrett, Mayor Joe Pitts, & Doug Jones.

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Austin Peay State University successful in accreditation process

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) recently completed its fifth-year accreditation review successfully without requiring any additional reports.

The review, which is part of the overall accreditation process from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), is completed by institutions approximately half way between the full 10-year reaffirmation process.

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

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Customs House Museum to reopen Explorers’ Landing and Family Art Studio, October 4th

 

Customs House Museum & Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – For the first time in over six months, the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is reopening Explorers’ Landing and the Kiwanis Family Art Studio.

Beginning October 4th, 2020 the ever-popular kid’s areas will be open for visitors with a few new precautions in place to ensure safe play for families.

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center's Explorers’ Landing and Family Art Studio

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center’s Explorers’ Landing and Family Art Studio

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