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Tennessee Highway Patrol to be out in force during Christmas Holiday

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol announces Traffic Enforcement Plan, Safety Message for Christmas Holiday

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct an aggressive traffic safety enforcement campaign during the Christmas holiday. Some plan to travel, while others will experience the holidays virtually. THP’s mission is to keep drivers safe when traveling.

This campaign is aimed at deterring impaired driving and reducing fatal crashes on Tennessee roadways. THP will focus our attention on distracted, reckless, speeding and unrestrained motorists. State troopers will perform saturation patrols, as well as seat belt, sobriety and driver license checkpoints.  All of Tennessee’s 95 counties will have troopers working to ensure a safe holiday. Please help us make this a joyful Christmas.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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#8 Tennessee Vols Basketball drop USC Upstate, 80-60

 

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Another balanced offensive effort and timely stops on the defensive end pushed the eighth-ranked Tennessee Vols basketball team past USC Upstate, 80-60, on Wednesday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The Vols (6-0)—off to their best start since the 2010-11 squad opened the year 7-0—were powered by a balanced offensive effort during which every player who saw action scored, withstanding Upstate’s (0-8) efficient 9-of-18 shooting performance from 3-point range.

Tennessee Men's Basketball improves to 6-0 with 80-60 win over USC Upstate Wednesday at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball improves to 6-0 with 80-60 win over USC Upstate Wednesday at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

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Representative Mark Green Calls Out Bureaucratic Threat to 2nd Amendment Rights

 

U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – On Tuesday, December 21st, 2020, U.S. Representative Mark Green sent a letter to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) expressing grave concerns over a new notice in the Federal Register declaring the Bureau’s intention to impose regulations on stabilizing braces for firearms:

Representative Green said: “ATF’s guidance on this action infringes on the 2nd Amendment rights of all Americans. This notice is a reckless example of bureaucratic overreach at the expense of law-abiding American gun owners, and could be the first step in a significant assault on our freedoms. I am demanding answers, and I urge ATF to rescind this notice immediately.”

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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Tennessee Department of Health reports 4,606 new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee, December 23rd, 2020

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 481,706 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus as of Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020. That is an increase of 4,606 cases from Tuesday’s 477,100. There have been 5,612 (+83) confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

There have been   O N E    H U N D R E D    T H I R T Y   T W O   new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Montgomery County. The total is at 10,537. Fourteen of the new cases reported today were in the age group of 5-18 year olds. There has been 115 (+3) deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.

Coronavirus.

Coronavirus.

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BBB Tip: Is that Santa app safe? Better check it twice

 

Better Business Bureau - BBBNashville, TN – Apple’s App Store and Google Play list dozen of holiday-themed apps: children can video chat live with Santa himself, light the menorah, watch Santa feed live reindeer, track his sleigh on Christmas Eve, or relay their Christmas wish-lists.

This holiday season, when COVID-19 Coronavirus is causing kids to skip the traditional in-person visit with Santa, apps may play a more important role than ever. Before allowing a child to download any app, be sure what data its collecting and set permission requirements. 
 
BBB National Programs’ Angela Tiffin, Senior Attorney for the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) recommended these tips to keep in mind this holiday season.

BBB gives Parents Tips on using Santa Apps this year.

BBB gives Parents Tips on using Santa Apps this year.

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AAA releases Tennessee Year-End Travel Forecast

 

AAANashville, TN – AAA Travel expects the vast majority of Americans to stay home this holiday season. Public health concerns and travel guidance are influencing their decisions not to travel over the year-end holidays, a period that typically sees high demand for vacations.

While AAA expects at least 34 million fewer travelers compared to last year’s holiday season, as many as 84.5 million Americans may still travel from December 23rd through January 3rd, a decline in travel of at least 29%.

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Clarksville area Pets of the Week for December 23th, 2020

 

Clarksville Pets of the WeekClarksville, TN – Clarksville Online will be bringing you pets from different rescue organizations that are in need of a good home in Clarksville-Montgomery County and surrounding areas. This week’s pets are for the week of December 23rd, 2020.

Dogs and cats of all ages, breeds and sizes are available through area animal rescues and shelters, as well as opportunities to help homeless animals through foster programs, donations, and help with fundraisers and other family-friendly activities.

Contact a rescue near you to learn more.

Oreo is available at Montgomery County Animal Care and Control.

Oreo is available at Montgomery County Animal Care and Control.

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Montgomery County Government Offices to Close for the Christmas Holiday

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government offices will close by noon on Wednesday, December 23rd and all day Thursday, December 24th and December 25th, 2020 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

County Offices will resume services during normal operating hours on Monday, December 28th.

For information on Montgomery County Government, visit mcgtn.org.

Merry Christmas

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Three Austin Peay State University classics majors will give papers at Tennessee Undergraduate Research Conference

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) classics majors Olivia Melton, Joseph Beltran and Nora Blake will present papers at the 10th Annual Tennessee Undergraduate Research Conference in Classics.

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts releases 2020 Clarksville Annual Report

 

34-page document looks at highlights of FY 2020

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts has released City Government’s first annual report to the citizens of Clarksville.

The document is available for review online at https://online.fliphtml5.com/yarrh/jfzy/. It is also on the homepage of the City’s website, www.cityofclarksville.com, under the Your Government banner.

2020 Clarksville Annual Report

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