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This weekends “Evening with the Artists” to feature Richard Hogan


The August 15th Evening with the Artists posterWhen you talk to people about the arts in Clarksville, Montgomery County Tennessee you will frequently find Silke Tyler’s name mentioned. Who is she? She is the proprietor of Silke’s Old World Breads located at 1214A College Street, she is also the hostess of the wonderful bi-monthly “Evening with the Artists” art exhibition. The next show will be held on Saturday August 15th from 6:30pm till 8:00pm. There is no cost for admission, and Silke provides her delicious food as refreshments.

The “Evening with the Artists” event brings together Silke’s great food, outstanding friends and acquaintances, and some of the finest art and artists in our community. This month the featured artist will be Richard Hogan. Previous featured artists included Jim Hancock and his Mediterranean reflections, the alternative process images of Heidi Hopkins and Winni Bagley, and the expert photography of Alan Goldstein, among many others; which unfortunately are too numerous to be able to mention all of them here.

One cannot be a true connoisseur of art in our community, without attending Silke’s art events. We hope that you will attend! «Read the rest of this article»

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Week of the Eagles kicks off with division run

A 101st Airborne Division run kicks off the Week of the Eagles

A 101st Airborne Division run kicks off the Week of the Eagles

101st Airborne Divison at Fort CampbellFort Campbell – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) began “Week of the Eagles” with a division run at 6:30 a.m. today. More than 18,000 Soldiers from the 101st and additional units stationed at Fort Campbell ran together in a mass formation stretching around a more than four-mile loop laid out for the event.

Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, division commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Vince Camacho, division command sergeant major, led the run from the division headquarters. This marks Campbell’s first division run since taking command on July 31. «Read the rest of this article»


Admissions to Life Care Center of Chattanooga nursing home suspended


Nursing Home Cited For Violations

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville – Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN, has suspended new admissions of residents to Life Care Center of Chattanooga nursing home effective August 11, 2009, and imposed a one-time state civil monetary penalty of $7,500. A federal civil penalty has been imposed at $6,300 a day.

Additionally, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has notified the facility that termination of its Medicare provider agreement is effective August 14, 2009. The facility has 30 days to assist with the transfer or relocation of its residents.  A special monitor has been appointed to ensure the health, safety and welfare of residents of the facility during this transition.

Life Care Center of Chattanooga

Life Care Center of Chattanooga

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APSU has one of fastest-growing Facebook fan pages in nation


Austin Peay State University LogoWith social networking media becoming the norm in higher education, Austin Peay State University has the eighth fastest-growing Facebook fan page in the nation, according to data compiled by a consultant company.

In addition, APSU’s Facebook page is the 25th fastest-growing of all universities – a total of 1,035 – that were noted in the data. «Read the rest of this article»


State Senator Tim Barnes selected to attend southern legislative conference


Will serve on Energy and Environment Committee

State Senator Tim Barnes

State Senator Tim Barnes

Nashville – Sen. Tim Barnes has been selected by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey to serve on the Energy and Environment Committee at the Southern Legislative Conference that will be held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, from August 15 to 19.

“I am honored to be selected, and I look forward to attending the Conference,” Sen. Barnes said. “It will be interesting to compare how other states are incorporating green technology into their infrastructure and encouraging businesses to do so as well. I believe it is important for Tennessee to foster good relations with other states and to learn from their initiatives.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health lifts suspension for Life Care Center of Athens


NashvilleTennessee Department of HealthThe Tennessee Department of Health announces that the suspension of admissions at Life Care Center of Athens has been lifted effective August 10, 2009. The facility is a 128-bed licensed nursing home located at 1234 Frye Street in Athens, TN.

Life Care Center of Athens

Life Care Center of Athens

The Department confirmed the facility has returned to substantial compliance for state licensing purposes. The federal conditions of participation that led to the immediate jeopardy citations have been corrected as stated in the facility’s allegations of compliance, which was approved by federal and state authorities. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU schedules their 2009 summer commencement for Aug. 14th, at the Dunn Center


Austin Peay State University LogoNearly all degree candidates plan to participate in Summer Commencement at Austin Peay State University, scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 14th in the Dunn Center.

University officials are reporting there are 270 degree candidates, with 264 of those planning to participate in commencement exercises next week.

The 2009 Summer Commencement will not include a guest speaker, and no faculty or student awards will be presented, officials said. The presentation of faculty and student awards is reserved for honor events in the spring.

For more information about commencement exercises, contact the Office of the Registrar by telephone at (931) 221-7121.


Week of the Eagles: Veterans Welcome Home ceremony


101st Airborne Divison at Fort CampbellFort Campbell – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell will honor veterans from the Vietnam conflict during multiple “Welcome Home Ceremonies” at Hangar 3 Sunday as part of the Week of the Eagles festivities on Sunday.

The event is designed to be an official welcome home for Vietnam Veterans who never got the recognition and welcome home that every member of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) receives when they return from the Global War on Terrorism. Veterans will stand in formation and march into the hangar where they will be greeted by Family and friends. All Vietnam Veterans – regardless of unit or branch of service – are welcome to attend and participate in the ceremony. «Read the rest of this article»

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The Clarksville Community Concert Association announces their 2009-10 Community Concert Series schedule


ccaThe Clarksville Community Concert Association (CCCA) along with the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts is proud to announce the schedule for the 2009-10 Community Concert Series. The CCCA strives to present musical performances of high artistic merit in the Clarksville-Montgomery County area, and to promote the interest in. and enjoyment of live concerts through community outreach and education. The Community Concert Series is one of the major cultural resources for our community. Help support them by becoming a member.

The series kicks off at 7:30 p.m., on Monday, August 31st in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall with the Todd Hill Orchestra. Also appearing this year is Gabriela Montero, The Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival, The Gateway Chamber Ensemble, and closing out this years series in April 2010 is the Joel Frahm Jazz Quartet. «Read the rest of this article»


Tennessee receives $22 million to support, increase Charter schools


TDOENashville – The Tennessee Department of Education has been awarded a $22 million grant through the United State Department of Education to support the state’s 22 existing charter schools and to increase the number of high-quality charter schools opening in the future.

“Since Tennessee began authorizing charter schools in 2002, we have continued to provide additional and innovative educational opportunities for our students,” Governor Phil Bredesen said. “This grant provides unprecedented resources to increase those opportunities and gives Tennessee another chance to show the nation our leadership in the area of education reform.” «Read the rest of this article»

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