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Birth of the National Guard – The Birth of a Nation

 

Major General Jeffrey H. Holmes, Tennessee’s Adjutant General

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – The National Guard celebrates its 384th birthday on December 13th, 2020. This date is etched on the cornerstone of our Nation as it represents the first moment our society took its defense into our own hands.

It was also the first step in building a nation out of an untamed and dangerous wilderness. This date signifies the moment the Massachusetts Bay Colony organized three militia regiments to defend the colony from the growing threat of American Indian attacks. Other American colonies would follow their example and the militia would later become the basis for the Continental Army.

Major General Jeffrey H. Holmes, Tennessee’s Adjutant General

Major General Jeffrey H. Holmes, Tennessee’s Adjutant General

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Former Clarksville journalist Tim Ghianni pens a “Shoebox Full of Toads”

 
Author Tim Ghianni

Author Tim Ghianni

Clarksville, TN – What does a son say to his mother as he watches her dying for the third time?

Well, maybe technically the second time. The third time was an extension of the second, that second being when her soul left her. He was down the hospital hall then, minutes away. His dad told him about it, and a nurse backed up the story of the bright, white sunrise filling the hospital room, encircling her face, providing a halo. “It was her soul leaving her,” his dad told him as they looked at his mother, barely clinging to life. “I saw the light,” his dad said.

His mother had seen the light, too, a few months earlier, the first time she died. She told him about it. «Read the rest of this article»

 

City and County Administrators Discuss Sustainability with Specialists in Chattanooga

 

Montgomery CountyMontgomery County, TN – In the ongoing effort to promote environmental sustainability in Clarksville and Montgomery County, City of Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers sent administrators to meet with Chattanooga’s Sustainability Office to learn about their environmental practices.

Employees with the Chattanooga Office of Sustainability spent the day with City Chief of Staff Charlie Koon, Director of Administration Phil Harpel and Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Program Manager Michelle Newell, explaining their climate action plan and how they work with the community to implement changes.

Members of the City of Chattanooga Sustainability Team met in their planning room to share their sustainability planning with the visitors from Clarksville. Pictured left to right are: Geri Spring, Sustainability Education Coordinator; Phil Harpel; Michelle Newell; Gene Hyde, City Forester; David Crockett, Director of the Office of Sustainability; Dr. Juanita Loundmonclay, resource development coordinator; Leslie Jacobs, sustainable neighborhoods coordinator and Charlie Koon.

Members of the City of Chattanooga Sustainability Team met in their planning room to share their sustainability planning with the visitors from Clarksville. Pictured left to right are: Geri Spring, Sustainability Education Coordinator; Phil Harpel; Michelle Newell; Gene Hyde, City Forester; David Crockett, Director of the Office of Sustainability; Dr. Juanita Loundmonclay, resource development coordinator; Leslie Jacobs, sustainable neighborhoods coordinator and Charlie Koon.

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Tennessee State Parks announce Middle Tennessee Events starting October 22nd

 

Tennessee – Ghosts and goblins take note!  It’s Halloween in Tennessee and there are several “spooky” fun events in store for kids and adults alike!  There also are some great early November events planned in the Middle Tennessee area from rock-climbing workshops to outstanding hikes to honoring our local Veterans!  Visit a Tennessee State Park and enjoy the colors, sounds and beauty of fall!

Finding a state park in your own backyard is easy to do and you don’t have to spend a lot of gas money to get there!

Tennessee State Parks offer a variety of activities and events throughout the fall. From great hikes to bluegrass – there’s something designed for the entire family!

Here are just a few state park events in your area. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Parks announce Middle Tennessee Events starting October 22nd

 

Fall in Tennessee is a glorious time! Tennessee State Parks has some of the very best events and programs the season has to offer – featuring a mosaic of color, pumpkins galore and a few tricks or treats up our sleeves! 

Finding a state park in your own backyard is easy to do and you don’t have to spend a lot of gas money to get there!

Tennessee State Parks offer a variety of activities and events throughout the fall. From great hikes to bluegrass – there’s something designed for the entire family!

Here are just a few state park events in your area. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Parks announce Middle Tennessee Events starting August 13th

 

Summer is in full swing at Tennessee State Parks, with plenty to do and see! With a Tennessee State Park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in the state, families seeking unique recreation opportunities, high-quality accommodations and an exceptional value can look a bit closer to home. Finding a state park in your own backyard is easy to do and you don’t have to spend a lot of gas money to get there! «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Parks announce Middle Tennessee Events starting August 7th

 

Summer is in full swing at Tennessee State Parks, with plenty to do and see! With a Tennessee State Park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in the state, families seeking unique recreation opportunities, high-quality accommodations and an exceptional value can look a bit closer to home. Finding a state park in your own backyard is easy to do and you don’t have to spend a lot of gas money to get there! «Read the rest of this article»

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