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U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn Introduces the Woman’s Right to Know Act

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduces the Woman’s Right to Know Act to protect the health of pregnant women and unborn children by providing adequate medical information for informed consent before abortions.

Senator Blackburn was joined by co-sponsors Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) in addition to Representative Vicky Hartzler (R- Mo.) who introduced the House version of this legislation.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Tennessee Department of Education announces Stipends for More Teachers for Summer Early Reading Training

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Today, April 22nd, 2021 the Tennessee Department of Education announced that $1,000 stipends for completion of the two-week Early Reading Training will now be available to fifth-grade classroom teachers, special education teachers, and English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers—in addition to kindergarten through 4th-grade classroom, special education, and ESL teachers— expanding the number of teachers who are eligible to receive stipends for completing this critical reading training this summer.

Trainings Prepare Tennessee Teachers for Implementing Phonics-Based Approach when Teaching Students How to Read.

Trainings Prepare Tennessee Teachers for Implementing Phonics-Based Approach when Teaching Students How to Read.

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President Joe Biden sets 2030 Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Target Aimed at Creating Good-Paying Union Jobs, Securing U.S. Leadership on Clean Energy Technologies

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Today, Thursday, April 21st, 2021,  President Joe Biden will announce a new target for the United States to achieve a 50-52 percent reduction from 2005 levels in economy-wide net greenhouse gas pollution in 2030 – building on progress to date and by positioning American workers and industry to tackle the climate crisis.   

The announcement – made during the Leaders Summit on Climate that President Biden is holding to challenge the world on increased ambition in combatting climate change – is part of the President’s focus on building back better in a way that will create millions of good-paying, union jobs, ensure economic competitiveness, advance environmental justice, and improve the health and security of communities across America.

United States President Joe Biden.

United States President Joe Biden.

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Clarksville Gas and Water Department reports Brandywine Drive closed for sewer line work

 

Thursday, April 21st, 2021

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Gas and Water Department (CGW) has closed Brandywine Drive from Stone Mountain Road to Bel Air Boulevard for sewer line repair.

Traffic will be detoured to Stone Mountain Road and Bel Air Boulevard during the work.

Traffic detour, Stone Mountain Road and Bel Air Boulevard

Traffic detour, Stone Mountain Road and Bel Air Boulevard

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Tennessee Department of Health reports 1,028 new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee, April 22nd, 2021

 

Tennessee Department of Health

Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 694,715 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus as of Thursday, April 22nd, 2021. That is an increase of 1,028 cases from Wednesday’s 693,687. There have been 9,738 (+17) confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

There have been FIFTY NINE new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Montgomery County. The total is 19,799. Sixteen of the new cases reported today were in the age group of 5-18 year olds. There have been 224 deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus. There were 418 tests given with 42 positive results for a 10.0 percent positive.

COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 Coronavirus

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APSU Baseball hosts SIU Edwardsville this weekend

 

APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – Four weekends remain in Ohio Valley Conference play for the Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball team and they start that closing stretch with a three-game series against SIU Edwardsville.

Due to inclement weather this weekend, the Govs and Cougars will play a 1:00pm, Friday doubleheader followed by a 1:00pm, Saturday contest on Joe Maynard Field at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay State University Baseball opens Nine-Game Homestand when Govs host SIU Edwardsville, Friday-Saturday. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Baseball opens Nine-Game Homestand when Govs host SIU Edwardsville, Friday-Saturday. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)

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Montgomery County announces Sulpher Springs Road Bridge closure

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Sulphur Springs Road Bridge, located approximately 2,500 feet south of Jarrell Ridge Road will be closed beginning Monday, April 26th, 2021.

The bridge will be closed for demolition and replacement with the new bridge expected to be completed by early fall 2021.

The detour will be moved to North Hinton Road. Please allow extra time for travel.

Sulpher Springs Road Bridge to close beginning April 26th for Replacement

Sulpher Springs Road Bridge to close beginning April 26th for Replacement

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Austin Peay State University Beach Volleyball sweeps UT Martin

 

APSU Women's VolleyballMartin, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) beach volleyball team swept a doubleheader against UT Martin, 4-1 and 4-1, Wednesday at the Skyhawk Beach Volleyball Complex.

Austin Peay State University Beach Volleyball defeats UT Martin 4-1 and 4-1 Wednesday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Beach Volleyball defeats UT Martin 4-1 and 4-1 Wednesday. (APSU Sports Information)

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AAA reports National Gas Price Averages at $2.86 since beginning of April

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – AAA says that despite gasoline demand mostly increasing this month, the national gas price average has seen little movement, fluctuating up or down by only a penny to $2.86 or $2.87.

In fact, 10 of the past 12 days saw a steady hold at $2.86 despite demand reaching its highest measurement—8.9 million b/d for the week ending April 9th—in more than a year.

National Gas Price Average has changed little since April. (AAA)

National Gas Price Average has changed little since April. (AAA)

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APSU Volleyball receives OVC Sportsmanship Award

 

APSU Women's VolleyballBrentwood, TN – On Wednesday, April 21st, the Ohio Valley Conference announced Austin Peay State University (APSU) is the recipient of the 2020-21 Team Sportsmanship Award for volleyball.

Austin Peay State University Volleyball earns OVC Sportsmanship Award. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Volleyball earns OVC Sportsmanship Award. (APSU Sports Information)

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