Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Police announce that the 41A bypass has been cleared and reopened.
The 41A Bypass was closed due to an overturned asphalt truck at 1590 Ashland City Road. The 41A Bypass was closed in both directions between Seven Mile Ferry Road and Glendale Drive.
Clarksville, TN – On Saturday, December 7th, 2019, the Clarksville Gas and Water has closed a section of Union Street from Kline Aly to South First Street for water service line repair. Traffic will be redirected to to Kline Alley and South First Street during the work.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Police are at the scene of an overturned asphalt truck on the 41A Bypass, 1590 Ashland City Road. The 41A Bypass will be closed in both directions between Seven Mile Ferry Road and Glendale Drive. Seek an alternate route.
There is no estimate for reopening at this point. The company is being contacted for clean up.
Lamar Alexander says Senate Takes “Big First Step” in Simplifying the FAFSA for 20 Million American Families
Washington, D.C. – Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) on Thursday, December 5th said “the Senate has taken a big first step in simplifying the FAFSA for 20 million families, including 8 million minority students,” after the Senate passed bipartisan legislation that makes permanent $255 million in annual funding for HBCUs, cuts up to 22 questions from the federal student aid application form (FAFSA), and eliminates bureaucratic verification nightmare for most students.
The bipartisan amendment to the House-passed FUTURE Act is sponsored by Alexander, Senate education committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.).
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans kicked off the 2017 NFL season with a Week 1 matchup at home against the Oakland Raiders and fell by a score of 26-16. The highly anticipated contest featured the return of Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota and Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, who each suffered almost identical season-ending injuries in Week 16 of the 2016 season.
The Raiders’ offense came out strong as Carr connected with wide receiver Amari Cooper for an eight-yard touchdown on Oakland’s opening drive.
Clarksville, TN – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands will be offering a free legal help clinic from 2:00pm-3:15pm Tuesday, December 17th, 2019, at Operation Stand Down Tennessee’s Clarksville campus, located at 400 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040.
The clinic is by appointment only; people who want to meet with a lawyer should call 931.896.2184 to make an appointment.
Grand Rivers, KY – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander Lt. Col. Sonny Avichal welcomed Maj. Gen. (ret) Bryan Watson and Army Combat engineers from Fort Campbell’s 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, for an overview and tour of the Kentucky Lock Addition Project.
“We are glad you are here,” said Avichal. “This is a great opportunity for you to see a different part of the regiment that you don’t normally see as combat engineers.”
Tennessee (7-0) vs. Texas (4-4)
Sunday, December 8th, 2019 | 1:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN – For the 41st time, Tennessee and Texas will do battle in women’s basketball. The Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team leads the series, 25-15, after winning the past two meetings.
The No. 17/19 Lady Vols (7-0) play host to the Longhorns (4-4) at Thompson-Boling Arena in a 1:02pm CT contest on Sunday. The match-up is part of the 10-game Big 12-SEC Challenge, with Sunday’s tilts closing out the week-long competition.
The Lady Vols are playing their fifth of six straight games on Rocky Top after opening with two of the season’s first three contests on the road.
SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft launched Thursday heading to International Space Station with NASA Science Equipment
Pasadena, CA – A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station after launching at 11:29am CST Thursday, (December 5th, 2019. Dragon will deliver more than 5,700 pounds of NASA cargo and science investigations, including studies of malting barley in microgravity, the spread of fire, and bone and muscle loss.
The spacecraft launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and is scheduled to arrive at the orbital outpost on Sunday, December 8th. Coverage of the spacecraft’s approach and arrival at the space station will begin at 3:30am CST on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
Marsha Blackburn, Colleagues Urge Olympic Committee to Hold China Accountable, Ensure Human Rights Upheld at 2022 Beijing Olympics
Washington, D.C. – As Beijing prepares to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, the international community remembers the human rights abuses that occurred during China’s 2008 tenure as host.
Today, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) are urging the International Olympic Committee to implement its Host City Contract requirements in time for the Beijing Games instead of the current timeline of 2024. The new guidelines, among other requirements, hold host cities to international human rights norms and standards.
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