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Israel-United Arab Emirates Deal proves that President Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy is Working

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “President Donald Trump has so far been a remarkably successful foreign-policy president. His success lies in his ability to identify America’s national interest clearly and pursue it without regard to outdated ideological investments,” Daniel McCarthy writes in The American Conservative.
 
From China to Iran to the new Middle East deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, “Donald Trump can succeed where the others fail because he is transactional, not ideological, and he looks out for the American interest—which is peace through stability—rather than trying to bring about peace through perfection.”  

The White House - West Wing. (Official White House Photo) «Read the rest of this article»

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Courts closed for the day due to excessive heat

 

Due to excessive heat and air conditioning problems, the Montgomery County Courts Center was closed as a safety precaution at 9:00am today. For those that had court dates today, please call 931-648-5700 for rescheduling.

Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for the inconvenience.

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Pools close as heat wave settles on city

 

With the start of school just a week away, the city’s pools close today, August 3, just as the Dog Days of August settle over the region. With temperatures in the upper 90s, and heat indexes at and expected to continue at over 100 degrees for at least the first part of the week, some families and youngsters opted to spend part of their tax-free weekend at the Swan Lake and Cunningham Pools rather than shopping in the crowds at local retailers.

By late morning the Cunningham Pool had light attendance in the already sweltering heat; by mid-afternoon, on a visit to the Swan lake Complex, the crowds were heavier, with youngsters sprinting up the stairs to the top of the water slide, or making some calculated plunges from the diving towers.

other children and teens simply paddled about, or clustered in small groups in the water, chatting, laughing and staying cool.

At the “kiddie” pool, the very young accompanied by their moms splashed about, taking shelter from time to time under the giant beach umbrellas at this site. «Read the rest of this article»

 


Tax-free weekend stretches the family dollar on back-to-school shopping

 

Get ready to shop.

With the opening of school just around the corner, parents will reap the benefit of a three-day tax-free shopping weekend (August 1-3) just in time to stock up on school supplies, clothing and even a computer — anything needed to get the school year off to a good start. All without paying the 9.5% sales reaped by state and local government.

The battle for bargains kicks off at one minute past midnight tonight, and will continue through Sunday at midnight (if your favorite store is open that late).

What can you buy?

School clothing (items must be priced at $100 or less, which means no $130 deluxe sneakers), all the paper, pencils, notepads, binders, art supplies and other items your child will to start the school year off right. Need a computer? Anything valued at $1500 or less is tax exempt. At 9.5%, thats a saving of $142 and change. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Heat, drought close Farmer’s Market

 

farmers-market-002.jpg“Due to lack of rain and high temperatures, we are going to close this market for the season.”

Several of these hand-printed signs hung from vendor tables at Clarksville Farmer’s Market Saturday morning, a grim testament to the impact the current heat wave and the long-standing regional drought are having on farmers and the availability of fresh local produce.

A handful of vendors stood under the railroad station canopy on Tenth Street, offering a selection of summer squash and zucchini, red and green peppers, okra, red and sweet potatoes, baked good, preserves and homemade pickles, and plenty of fresh peaches and ripe red tomatoes. At 10:30 a.m., it was already about 90 degrees in the parking lot, in the sun.

Paulette Peterson, market organizer, said it is the first time the market has ever had to close this early. “It’s sad. But everything is drying up and dying. There’s not much left to sell.” «Read the rest of this article»

 



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