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Lamar Alexander: Passing the most important Conservation Legislation for our National Parks in Half a Century

 

U.S. SenateWashington D.C. – England has its history. Italy has its art. Egypt has its pyramids. But, the United States of America has the great American outdoors. This week, the U.S. Senate passed legislation that will be the biggest help to our national parks, including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in half a century.

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded $20 million to the new Oak Ridge Institute at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville to expand the university’s partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to train the next generation of American scientists and engineers.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Tennessee Department of Transportation Awarded $11.2 Million Federal Rebuilding America Grant

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation has been awarded an $11,200,000 federal Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant. The grant money will provide partial funding for the I-40 Smart Fiber Project, which will expand Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technologies along I-40 between Memphis and Nashville.

Grant Will Provide Funds for “I-40 Smart Fiber” Project

Grant Will Provide Funds for “I-40 Smart Fiber” Project

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Marsha Blackburn announces Grant to Expand Broadband Access between Memphis and Nashville

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Today, Tuesday, June 16th, 2020, U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) announced that ten counties in West Tennessee and Middle Tennessee would receive an $11.2 million grant through the Department of Transportation’s Infrastructure for Rebuilding America program.

The grant, the direct result of a request made by Senator Blackburn earlier this year, will fund approximately 143 miles of fiber optic communications on I-40 between Memphis and Nashville.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts presents Employee Service Awards

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Joyce Arms, who’s worked for CDE Lightband for 40 years as a cashier, billing clerk and now meter coordinator, has seen an astonishing amount of change in her workplace.

“When I started, the Clarksville Department of Electricity was housed in what is now the Customs House Museum,” Arms said. “And now we are working on expanding the ‘new’ offices on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard for the second or third time.”

Joyce Arms, a 40-year employee at CDE Lightband and among the longest-serving City employees, is congratulated Wednesday by Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts. The City presented pins marking service in 5-year increments to 166 workers at its annual employee awards breakfast.

Joyce Arms, a 40-year employee at CDE Lightband and among the longest-serving City employees, is congratulated Wednesday by Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts. The City presented pins marking service in 5-year increments to 166 workers at its annual employee awards breakfast.

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NASA reports Three New Crew Members headed to International Space Station

 

Written by Dan Huot
NASA’s Johnson Space Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationHouston, TX – Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1:21am CST Sunday (1:21pm Baikonur time).

The Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA’s Scott Tingle, Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is scheduled to dock to the space station’s Rassvet module at 2:43am Tuesday, December 19th.

Expedition 54 crew members Scott Tingle of NASA, Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched to the International Space Station at 1:21am CST December 17th, 2017 (1:21pm Baikonur time), from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (NASA/Joel Kowsky)

Expedition 54 crew members Scott Tingle of NASA, Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched to the International Space Station at 1:21am CST December 17th, 2017 (1:21pm Baikonur time), from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (NASA/Joel Kowsky)

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CDE Lightband celebrates growth milestones

 

Broadband division tops 20,000 customers

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – CDE Lightband celebrated a pair of service milestones this week, announcing at a reception for government and business leaders that it had reached 20,000 broadband customers and 70,000 electric customers.

CDE Lightband is the City of Clarksville’s electric power utility with a fiber optic network that enables it to offer broadband services including digital TV, internet and phone service to homes and businesses in Clarksville.

Brian Taylor, CDE Lightband General Manager, greets guests at a reception to celebrate CDE

Brian Taylor, CDE Lightband General Manager, greets guests at a reception to celebrate CDE

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Clarksville-Montgomery County area TDOT Maintenance Work starting March 17th, 2017

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reports that in Montgomery County on Sunday, March 19th, from 6:00am until 8:00am, there will be rolling roadblocks on I-24 between MM 4 and MM 8  (Dunlop Lane Overpass) for AT&T to overlash fiber optic cable.

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Dedicated workers keep river projects operating during ‘Snowzilla’

 

Written by Leon Roberts
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – A handful of dedicated workers are being lauded by Corps of Engineers officials for keeping hydropower plants operating and navigation locks open when snow and ice inundated portions of the Cumberland River and Tennessee River basins in January.

Lt. Col. Stephen Murphy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander, said when others justifiably stayed home, there were a few in the district that made it their mission to keep working despite the winter weather and hazardous conditions that existed January 22nd-24th.

A commercial tow enters Cheatham Lock during a major snow storm at the project in Ashland City, TN Jan. 22nd, 2016. A dozen U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employees were recognized for their actions to keep navigation locks and hydropower plants operating when rural roads were treacherous and made it difficult for personnel to report to work. Employees worked extra shifts, slept at projects, and braved the elements in some cases to keep producing hydroelectricity and commerce moving along the waterways in the Cumberland River and Tennessee River Basins. (Park Ranger Mike Kuntz)

A commercial tow enters Cheatham Lock during a major snow storm at the project in Ashland City, TN Jan. 22nd, 2016. A dozen U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employees were recognized for their actions to keep navigation locks and hydropower plants operating when rural roads were treacherous and made it difficult for personnel to report to work. (Park Ranger Mike Kuntz)

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Shop keeps communications open

 

Written by Story by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr.
Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBastogneNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – From the thick of the battlefield to the comforts of garrison life, communication between Soldiers is key to army life.

It is up to Task Force Bastogne’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company communication shop – also known as S6 – to repair and maintain communications equipment and provide expert advice to her battalions in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province.

U.S. Army Pfc. Derek A. Gamlin of Kosciusko, MS, a Task Force Bastogne information management officer with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, TF Bastogne’s communication shop, fixes an internet cable Oct. 19th. The shop repairs and maintains communications equipment and provides expert advice to her battalions in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Pfc. Derek A. Gamlin of Kosciusko, MS, a Task Force Bastogne information management officer with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, TF Bastogne’s communication shop, fixes an internet cable Oct. 19th. The shop repairs and maintains communications equipment and provides expert advice to her battalions in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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Man Dies While Running Fiber Optic Cable

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentOn August 4th, 2010, around 9:43am, a 44 year old man died while running fiber optic line in the tree line area of 616 North Spring Street.  A coworker saw the man slumped over in the bucket of the lift truck.  The man was taken out of the bucket and CPR was administered. 

The cause of the man’s death is under investigation.

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