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Montgomery County Mayor Signs Emergency Order #11 for the Mandatory Wearing of Face Masks

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County , TN – Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, has issued Emergency Executive Order #11 requiring that all Clarksville, Montgomery County residents and visitors wear face coverings in public to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus.

The exceptions to wearing a face-covering are outlined in Governor Lee’s previous Executive Order #54.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett

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Tennessee Needs at Least $54.8 Billion of Public Infrastructure Improvements

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee needs at least $54.8 billion worth of public infrastructure improvements during the five-year period of July 2018 to June 2023—a $4.8 billion (9.7%) increase from the year before—according to a new report by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR).

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TDCI, TDH Urges Consumers to keep New Year’s Resolutions

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Losing weight, stopping smoking and spending more time with friends and loved ones are all popular New Year’s resolutions. Those resolutions aren’t just good for your health; they can be good for your finances, too.

Studies have shown that living a healthy lifestyle can also save you money on insurance costs and physicians’ bills.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Hard at work in Tennessee

 

U.S. SenateNashville, TN – It’s been a busy August in Tennessee! It has been a delight to visit nearly 40 different counties in the Volunteer State! Here’s a bit of what I’ve been working on lately.

In Marion County, I met with the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative to learn how they are working on bringing broadband to unserved areas. Earlier this year, I introduced the bipartisan Internet Exchange Act, which will help improve internet access for consumers and expand rural broadband services. The sad truth is that many of our rural areas aren’t underserved–they’re unserved. It is time to change that.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Women need to Make Health a Top Priority

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health joins the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Women’s Health in celebrating National Women’s Health Week May 12th – 18th, 2019.

This nationwide initiative brings awareness to the importance of women’s health and empowers women to take small, manageable steps for longer, healthier and happier lives.

National Women's Health Week is May 12th-18th, 2019.

National Women’s Health Week is May 12th-18th, 2019.

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Want to be a doctor? Check out APSU’s pre-professional programs

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU) 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The journey to becoming a health care professional, such as a dentist or a medical doctor, begins with a student’s freshman year in college. That’s when they plan out their undergraduate careers, making sure they take the right courses and complete the needed volunteer hours to get into a graduate program. It’s often a daunting process, but at Austin Peay State University (APSU), students have a partner in their journey thanks to the school’s pre-professional health program.

Recent APSU graduate Waqas Ahmed was a pre-professional student at APSU.

Recent APSU graduate Waqas Ahmed was a pre-professional student at APSU.

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American Heart Association says Limited Health Literacy is a major barrier to Heart Disease Prevention and Treatment

 

American Heart Association Scientific Statement

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Limited healthy literacy is a major barrier blocking many people from achieving good cardiovascular health or benefiting from effective treatment for heart attacks, heart failure, strokes and other cardiovascular diseases, according to a scientific statement published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Health literacy is essential to navigate the health care system, use medication effectively and improve heart-healthy behaviors. (American Heart Association)

Health literacy is essential to navigate the health care system, use medication effectively and improve heart-healthy behaviors. (American Heart Association)

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Three Tennessee Schools to Receive $100,000 DON’T QUIT! Fitness Centers

 

Tennessee Selected by National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced today the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils (NFGFC), with Chairman Jake Steinfield, has selected Tennessee for its 2018 DON’T QUIT! fitness campaign.

“I am incredibly grateful to Jake Steinfeld and the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils for helping improve the health and lives of children in Tennessee,” Haslam said. “Encouraging our children to be physically active now can lead to a lifetime of good habits and help them grow into healthy adults. I thank Jake and his team for this generous opportunity.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Get to the Heart of the Matter on Valentine’s Day

 

February is American Heart Month

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN –  On Valentine’s Day people may feel compelled to make public and sometimes pricey displays of love, such as sending flowers to a sweetheart’s workplace, giving chocolates or sweets or taking that special someone out to a lavish dinner.

The Tennessee Department of Health suggests giving yourself and your loved ones the gift of a healthier heart.

Heart disease is the Number 1 killer in the United States. (American Heart Association)

Heart disease is the Number 1 killer in the United States. (American Heart Association)

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Frazier Allen: Tune in to levels of control

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Know what you can tweak to find your ultimate retirement income mix.

As much as some of us would like to control everything, the truth is we can’t. Many retirees harbor a distant fear that their money may not last as long as they need it to.

When it comes to something as important as your retirement income, knowing what you can control and by how much may help save your energy for the things you can change.

Frazier Allen

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