Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R—Tenn.) and Gary Peters (D—Mich) to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) caregiver program. According to reports, caregivers and veterans were arbitrarily discharged or downgraded from the program, with benefits subsequently revoked or reduced.
The VA Office of the Inspector General reported in 2018 that VA failed to adequately manage the caregiver program and recommended improvements and reforms.
Clarksville, TN – It’s been awhile, but Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team will shake off months of rust and uncertainty to take on Omaha in the opening contest of the Gulf Coast Showcase in Fort Myers, FL, to kick off a stay in the Sunshine State.
Hopkinsville Community College says New Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship campaign encourages adults to go to College
Hopkinsville, KY – Never Underestimate You! That’s the mantra behind a new campaign for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship, an effort to boost education and employability among adults.
The scholarship, which Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) began offering in 2017, offers up to 60 hours of free tuition for anyone who has not yet earned an associate degree.
Clarksville, TN – For the first time since 2007, Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball team finds itself among the mid-major preseason favorites in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top-25, checking in at No. 8 in the preseason poll.
Tennessee Department of Health reports 934 new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee, November 24th, 2020
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 319,362 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus as of Tuesday, November 24th, 2020. That is an increase of 934 cases from Monday’s 318,428. There have been 4,018 (+61) confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.
TWELVE new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Montgomery County. The total is at 6,235. Two of the new cases reported today were in the age group of 5-18 year olds. There has been eighty two (+1) deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.
Clarksville Gas and Water Department reports Rossview Road, Guthrie Road Area Water Outage, Low Water Pressure
Clarksville, TN – On Tuesday, November 24th, 2020, the Clarksville Gas and Water Department (CGW) became aware of low water pressure and loss of water service in the vicinity of 3194 Rossview Road and Guthrie Road due to a water main leak.
Clarksville, TN – As First Presbyterian Church prepares to celebrate a bicentennial year in 2022, they have dedicated 50 cents of every dollar they raise in a three-year Campaign to seed the Loaves & Fishes plan for expansion in a completely new facility.
The second installment of this nearly half-million-dollar, three-year commitment by the church came on Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 in the form of a second check for $150,000.
Tennessee Department of Education Awards Over $700K for Middle School STEM Start-Up, CTE Career Exploration Grants
Nashville, TN – On Monday, November 23rd, 2020 the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) announced over $700,000 in additional grants will be awarded to districts to fund science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and middle school career and technical education (CTE).
Funding is provided through Governor Lee’s Future Workforce Initiative, which is aimed at increasing access to CTE and STEM in the classroom.
Silver Spring, MD – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continued to take action in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic:
On November 20th, the FDA approved an abbreviated new drug application for succinylcholine chloride injection USP 200 mg/10 mL, which is indicated, in addition to general anesthesia, to facilitate tracheal intubation and to provide skeletal muscle relaxation during surgery or mechanical ventilation.
Clarksville-Montgomery County has the 3rd Cheapest Gas Prices in Tennessee
Nashville, TN – Tennessee gas prices, on average, are nearly two cents cheaper heading into the Thanksgiving holiday. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $1.85 which is nearly seven cents less than one month ago and nearly 46 cents less than one year ago.
“Typically, cheaper gas prices are an incentive for people to travel during a holiday weekend, but that is just not the case this year,” said Megan Cooper, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.
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