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Marsha Blackburn, Ed Markey, Lamar Alexander Introduce Legislation to Secure Stadiums During Events

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.), members of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) introduced the Stadiums Operating under New Guidance (SONG) Act, which gives the Federal Aviation Administration the authority to issue Temporary Flight Restrictions for concerts and other events held at stadiums across the country.

“Whether Tennesseans are going to a concert or a UT Vols football game, they should be able to enjoy the fun without worrying about unsafe skies,” said Senator Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Dodging the Roadkill: The Connection

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – I usually find the ideas for my blog while riding.  I’m notorious for riding alone, and between the music and the roar of the engine, I get the perfect “symphony” of sounds that inspire me and my next article. 

It’s easy to write about an event, or to cover a rally or a poker run, but it’s quite another challenge to try and put my feelings into words about this incredible journey I’m on and the connections I make along the way.

It hit me the other day as I was thinking about an upcoming trip, that in just the three years I’ve been doing this, I’ve made some amazing connections.  Just the new friends, brothers and sisters, and the people I meet on my travels and I quickly realized that I’ve made some incredible connections.

Hank Bonecutter

Hank Bonecutter

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Dodging the Roadkill: Blessed Again

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – The annual Blessing of the Bikes was this weekend at the Bald Knob Cross of Peace.  Located in Alto Pass Illinois, this year’s event drew thousands of bikers who came to the foot of this magnificent symbol of hope to receive a personal blessing.

Sponsored by the Christian Motorcycle Association, bikers came from all over the country to make the trek to the cross and support the work of this organization.

There’s nothing quite like rounding that last corner and throttling up the hill to this structure, and seeing it for the first time. 

Blessing Of The Bikes

Blessing Of The Bikes

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Dodging the Roadkill: The First One Of The Season

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – Well, it seems that Mother Nature is trying to “sober up” here in Middle Tennessee, so it won’t be long before I take off on my first overnight trip.  I have ambitious plans this year to put some miles on the bike and I can’t wait.

When I first began this journey, I took off for Texas to visit some friends who are near and dear to me.  It was a two day trip to San Marcos, and until I pulled out of the garage, I was a hot mess.  

I had prepared, studied, read every possible blog, watched every video, talked to other bikers and I was ready to go.  The anticipation was enormous.  Read it here.

That same feeling greets me today.  I hope it NEVER changes.  That’s the beauty of what we do, and where we go.  What’s around the curve?  Who will I meet?  Will there be problems?  Is the bike in good shape?

Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountains

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Dodging the Roadkill: Bald Knob Cross

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – It’s only fitting that on the day that millions of Christians celebrate their faith and the sacrifice that was made for them for all eternity, I share the story of Bald Knob Cross.  You can read the history at the link I’ve provided. 

I was made aware of this magnificent structure from one of my followers of this blog.  Just another reason I LOVE the people I meet on this bike.  

While I have ridden the Ozarks, in both Missouri and Arkansas, I’ve never been to Alto Pass Illinois, or this magnificent structure.  Here’s the video.  

The Christian Motorcycle Association sponsors their annual “Blessing of the Bikes” here each year, drawing thousands of bikers from all over the country.  This years event is April 29th. 

Blessing of the Bikes

Blessing of the Bikes

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Dodging the Roadkill: Memories

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – As you know, there are SO many great things about being a biker. 

Since I began this journey, I’ve tried to share as many experiences as I could along the way.  I feel as though many of you who have been longtime bikers would appreciate the perspective of a “new” rider and it would take you back to your beginnings.  But better than that, if offers me the opportunity to learn from you.  Your experience is invaluable to me and others here. 

Selfishly though, I share these stories for me.  I needed this journey to wash over me and cleanse me of my past.  To leave it where it belongs.  Sort of like a good hot shower, but with PIPES!  

Columbia Military Academy

Columbia Military Academy

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APSU student newspaper “The All State” wins awards at National Convention in Atlanta

 

APSU Student Newspaper - The All State - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The All State, the student-run newspaper at Austin Peay State University, earned two national awards from the College Media Association (CMA) during the organization’s Fall National Media Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, October 29th.

Glavine Day, sports editor, earned a coveted second place national Pinnacle Award for Best Sports Page/Spread for her designs featuring the huge win by the Govs at the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Championship.

The All State's sports editor Glavine Day won second place national Pinnacle Award for Best Sports Page/Spread.

The All State’s sports editor Glavine Day won second place national Pinnacle Award for Best Sports Page/Spread.

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Clarksville’s Rivers and Spires announces Legendary Ronnie Milsap, Sanctus Real to be part of Free Concert Weekend

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The Rivers And Spires Festival, brought to you by Coors Light and Agero, is pleased to announce Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum selling country music superstar, Ronnie Milsap, will take the Public Square Stage on Friday, April 17th. The concert is free and open to the public.

One of the biggest and most sought-after country music artists of the 70s and 80s, Milsap will perform some of his biggest hits that have made him a legend. Songs such as “Smoky Mountain Rain”, “(There’s) No Gettin’ Over Me”, “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It for the World”, “Any Day Now” and “Stranger in My House” will make up a concert you don’t want to miss.

Country music superstar, Ronnie Milsap to play at 2015 Rivers and Spires Festival.

Country music superstar, Ronnie Milsap to play at 2015 Rivers and Spires Festival.

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Clarksville’s Riverfest announces Tracey Lawrence as 2014 Headliner

 

2014 RiverfestClarksville, TN – Riverfest is excited to announce that the multi-platinum CMA and ACM award winning recording artist Tracey Lawrence will be the featured headliner at the 2014 Festival.

Tracey Lawrence will take the main stage as the headlining event on Saturday, September 6th, 2014. The concert is free and open to the public.

Tracy Lawrence is one of the most recognizable voices in Country music with songs such as “Paint Me A Birmingham,” “Time Marches On,” “Alibis,” and “Find Out Who Your Friends Are.”

Country music singer Tracey Lawrence to headline 2014 Riverfest

Country music singer Tracey Lawrence to headline 2014 Riverfest

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2014 Riverfest Headliner announced at City of Clarksville’s July 3rd Independence Day Celebration

 

2014 RiverfestClarksville, TN – At the City of Clarksville’s July 3rd Independence Day celebration Mayor Kim McMillan gave the surprise announcement that the headliner for the 2014 Riverfest celebration would be country music superstar Tracy Lawrence.

Easily one of the most recognizable voices in Country music with songs such as “Paint Me A Birmingham,” “Time Marches On,” “Alibis,” and “Find Out Who Your Friends Are.” The entertainer has enjoyed twenty-two songs on the Billboard top ten charts with eighteen number one singles, selling over thirteen million albums.

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