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Dodging the Roadkill: What Will It Take?

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – In July of this year, Tennessee joined about 17 other states in implementing a cellphone law.  In the Volunteer state, drivers could face a fine of up to $200.00 for using their cellphone while driving.  Drivers 18 and older will be prohibited from holding or physically supporting a phone while driving.

My “unofficial” observation?  Nothing’s changed.

My brothers in law enforcement tell me that their superiors have told them to just give “warnings” until the general pubic understands the new law.

From 2015 to 2017, Tennessee topped the list for cellphone distracted driving deaths nationwide according to a new study by ValuePenguin of National Highway Traffic Administration data.

Vehicle Accident. (Gephardt Daily, Utah news team)

Vehicle Accident. (Gephardt Daily, Utah news team)

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Leaders gather to honor fallen officers

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan joined Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley, Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson and other dignitaries Monday morning for the annual observance of Police Memorial Day and National Police Week.

Each year during this week local leaders conduct a solemn ceremony to remember local officers who died in the line of duty, and to honor every law enforcement officer, past and present, for their dedicated service to the community.

Clarksville Leaders Gather To Honor The Fallen

Clarksville Leaders Gather To Honor The Fallen

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2017 Tennessee Legislative First Session Final Report – Part 8

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The first session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on May 10th, 2017, after passing major legislation that will benefit Tennesseans for generations to come. This is Part 8 of a 12 Part report.

This includes a measure making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all adults without a degree tuition-free access to community college; a new law rebuilding a safe and reliable transportation network, while reallocating revenues to maximize taxpayers’ return on that investment; and a bill which provides a responsible path to improve access to broadband through investment, deregulation, and education. 

Action in the General Assembly also included passage of a balanced budget which takes on no new debt, as well as legislation protecting the elderly, enhancing the state’s robust job growth, cracking down on crime, and boosting efforts as the fastest improving state in the nation in K-12 student achievement.  Following is a report on key legislation passed this year.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy teaches children about Law Enforcement

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – Deputy Joshua Gardner with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) took time on his day off to help children from the First Baptist First Learners Preschool feel comfortable around law enforcement.

Gardner started off with an introduction and explanation of how deputies can help children. Afterwards preschoolers received a hands-on experience with the patrol vehicle.

Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputy Joshua Gardner teaches First Baptist First Learners Preschool children about Law Enforcement.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Joshua Gardner teaches First Baptist First Learners Preschool children about Law Enforcement.

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation releases study of Tennessee Law Enforcement’s Use of Deadly Force and Shooting Incidents from 2007-2011

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its first-ever study on law enforcement’s use of deadly force and shooting incidents in Tennessee while in the line of duty.

Different from the annual Law Enforcement Officers Killed or Assaulted (LEOKA) report, this report takes an in-depth look at officers who have used force or deadly force with a weapon while protecting Tennesseans and the effect that critical incident had on the officers, their departments and their communities. «Read the rest of this article»

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TDOT set for final closure of I-440 for Concrete Repairs Saturday, September 28th

 

Final Weekend Closure is Saturday, September 28th from 4:00am until 10:00pm

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will completely close I-440 eastbound from the I-65 junction in Nashville to the I-24 junction, including the on and off ramps at Nolensville Road this Saturday. This closure is necessary for final pavement marking, installing rip rap, and final clean up on this project.

I-440 Eastbound between I-65 and I-24 will be closed starting Saturday, September 28th at 4:00am through 10:00pm.

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Launches Toolkit to Help Teachers and Other Public Servants Tackle Student Debt

 

One in Four American Workers May Be Eligible For Student Debt Forgiveness

Consumer Financial Protection BureauWashington, D.C. – Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) launched a toolkit to empower school districts and other public service organizations to help their employees pay off student loan debt.  The CFPB is asking these employers to make a pledge to inform their employees of their options.

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TDOT to close Section of I-440 this Weekend for Concrete Repairs starting Friday, September 13th

 

Ninth of Ten Weekend Closures begins Friday, September 13th at 8:00pm

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will completely close I-440 eastbound from the I-65 junction in Nashville to the I-24 junction, including the on and off ramps at Nolensville Road, in order to perform concrete repairs this weekend.

I-440 Eastbound between I-65 and I-24 will be closed starting Friday, September 13th at 8:00pm through Monday, September 16th at 5:00am.

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TDOT to close Section of I-440 Closed this Weekend for Concrete Repairs starting Friday, September 6th

 

Eighth of Ten Weekend Closures begins Friday, September 6th at 8:00pm

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will completely close I-440 eastbound from the I-65 junction in Nashville to the I-24 junction, including the on and off ramps at Nolensville Road, in order to perform concrete repairs this weekend.

I-440 Eastbound between I-65 and I-24 will be closed starting Friday, September 6th at 8:00pm through Monday, September 9th at 5:00am.

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TDOT to close Section of I-440 Closed this Weekend for Concrete Repairs starting Friday, August 16th

 

Seventh of Ten Weekend Closures begins Friday, August 16th at 8:00pm

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will completely close I-440 eastbound from the I-65 junction in Nashville to the I-24 junction, including the on and off ramps at Nolensville Road, in order to perform concrete repairs this weekend.

I-440 Eastbound between I-65 and I-24 will be closed starting Friday, August 16th at 8:00pm through Monday, August 19th at 5:00am.

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