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Lamar Alexander: Making the case for preserving Andrew Jackson statue

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – This week, Senate Democrats voted to block consideration of U.S. Senator Tim Scott, of South Carolina’s, police reform legislation. I voted to begin debate on Senator Scott’s proposal, which I co-sponsored, because it will make police officers more accountable, encourage departments to ban chokeholds and adopt best practices, provide better training to police officers, and make lynching a federal crime. 

Congress should have a serious debate and consider amendments on these important issues, and it is a shame that Senate Democrats won’t allow the Senate to even begin to consider this legislation.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander says to Tear Down Andrew Jackson’s Statue would be a Terrible Misunderstanding of Our Nation’s History

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. –  U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) yesterday afternoon on the Senate floor said, “We should not try to erase our history. We should not try to pretend it doesn’t exist,” in response to an effort by a crowd to tear down President Andrew Jackson’s statue in Lafayette Square in front of the White House:

“Presidential historians almost without exception put Andrew Jackson in the top ten of America’s presidents. They see him as a sophisticated, often subtle political actor who without his devotion to the union, against his own local political interests, the union might well have fallen apart in 1832 or 1833,” said Senator Alexander.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts proclaims “Juneteenth” in Clarksville

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – With America engaged in an intense search for justice and equality for all citizens, Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts proclaimed Friday as “Juneteenth” in Clarksville and urged citizens to take part in this celebration of African-American freedom.

“Juneteenth,” combining the words June and Nineteenth, is rooted in history and celebrates the end of slavery in America.

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

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Austin Peay State University diversity officer: Juneteenth celebrates progress, highlights delay of freedom, justice for black people

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Friday, June 19th, 2020 marks the 155th anniversary of Union soldiers arriving in Galveston, Texas, with orders that all slaves in Texas were free in accordance with the Emancipation Proclamation, signed 2 ½ years earlier by President Abraham Lincoln.

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Happy New Year from Clarksville Online

 

Clarksville Online, Clarksville Tennessee's local News provider.Clarksville, TN – Let us look back at the past year with the warmest of memories and look forward to a wonderful future.

May the new year be filled with brightness, hope, happiness and health. The New Year is the perfect occasion to appreciate all the good things that the past year has given you and all the good things that are yet to come.

Clarksville Online wishes you a Happy New Year with the hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Giving Thanks

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – In November 1621, after the pilgrims’ first successful corn harvest, a celebratory meal was held in Plymouth, Massachusetts. It wasn’t for over two hundred years that the meal now known as Thanksgiving was held on a consistent date across the nation.

Just days after delivering the Gettysburg address in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving to be the final Thursday of November. In 2019, it is customary to reflect on the many things we are grateful for. 

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U.S. President Donald Trump’s Proclamation on Thanksgiving Day, 2019

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – On Thanksgiving Day, we remember with reverence and gratitude the bountiful blessings afforded to us by our Creator, and we recommit to sharing in a spirit of thanksgiving and generosity with our friends, neighbors, and families.

Nearly four centuries ago, determined individuals with a hopeful vision of a more prosperous life and an abundance of opportunities made a pilgrimage to a distant land.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Dodging the Roadkill: The Sturgis Chronicles – Part 7

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – As soon as I started meeting other bikers in Sturgis, who came from all over the country, I quickly learned that everybody comes to this rally for different reasons. 

Some came to be with friends that they only saw this time of the year.  Others came in groups to have a good time, see all the performers and just let their hair down.

I met many couples who were making their way to the West Coast, where ultimately they were going to ride the Pacific Coast Highway in California.

Me?  I came to ride and ride we did.

Devils Tower.

Devils Tower.

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Clarksville Online wishes everyone a Happy New Year

 

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Clarksville Online, Clarksville Tennessee's local News provider.Clarksville, TN – One year ends, another begins, Clarksville Online hopes the New Year brings you the warmest of aspirations. The New Year is the perfect occasion to appreciate all the good things that the past year has given you and all the good things that are yet to come.

Let the new year be an entirely fresh start towards achieving all your goals.

Lets ring this new year with only good things. Clarksville Online wishes everyone a prosperous, Happy New Year.

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Happy New Year from Clarksville Online

 

Clarksville Online, Clarksville Tennessee's local News provider.Clarksville, TN – Let the old year end and the New Year begin with the warmest of aspirations. The New Year is the perfect occasion to appreciate all the good things that the past year has given you and all the good things that are yet to come.

Let the new year be an entirely fresh start towards achieving all your goals.

Lets ring this new year with only good things. Clarksville Online wishes you a Happy New Year.

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