Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, TN – Chronic pain affects millions of people. Normal everyday people. By no fault of our own, and the older we get, stuff just breaks down, or wears out.
I’ve had two hip replacements, two wrist surgeries, and I deal with rheumatoid arthritis. I didn’t ask for it, but that’s where I am in my ripe old age. With titanium in my hips and my joints affected by the arthritis, it can get uncomfortable.
I don’t complain about it because there are MANY people who struggle with more serious issues, even life threatening illnesses and I’m blessed to be relatively healthy at this stage of my life.
But chronic pain is just that. It’s a PAIN.
Clarksville, TN – When I started this blog, it was for personal reasons. I had just discovered this lifestyle and I was enthralled with it.
I was meeting a lot of amazing new friends, traveling thousands of miles, and just setting my life free from all the stress and anxiety of running a business for the last 20 years.
I wanted to keep a journal of this experience, because not only was riding great therapy, but writing about it allowed me to bring it to life.
It’s not that I was looking for attention or trying to be an internet star, I was just hoping to connect with other bikers and soak up their experience as well as mine and that’s exactly what’s been happening here.
Clarksville, TN – With the advent of Social Media, all of us have been given multiple opportunities to share our opinions, feelings, politics and faith. I think it’s a wonderful thing. There are so many people, places and things I would have NEVER seen if it had not been for that.
Regardless of whether you use Social Media or not, the Mainstream Media keeps us filled with news and opinion.
Most of it negative.
Chicago, Ill — Austin Peay State University head football coach Will Healy has been named the 2017 Eddie Robinson Award recipient.
The Eddie Robinson Award is named after the legendary Grambling head coach and is given annually to the top coach in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) by STATS. Voting was conducted by a national panel of over 150 media relations and sports information directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries.
Clarksville, TN – “This can all be yours if you give me your devotion,” Satan said to Jesus (Mt. 4:8–9). Satan is still saying the same thing to us, but we must not think that worshiping him means a literal bowing at some pagan altar. It’s far more subtle than that, but just as fatal to our spirits. In fact, partnering with Satan doesn’t require any literal acknowledgement of Satan as lord; it requires only a submission to his will.
Our society is not only comfortable with gross immorality, we applaud it. Too often, believers applaud it as well. Many times, we’ve said, “Thy will be done” to the enemy by simply turning on the TV; it’s as simple and unremarkable as that. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Infielder Reed Harper has been named one of 30 baseball finalists for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award®.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission report shows 137 Child Drownings in Pools and Spas during Summer 2012
Initial summer drowning figures are only part of the annual toll
Washington, D.C. – According to information compiled from media reports and released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Pool Safely campaign, 137 children younger than 15 years drowned in a pool or spa during the traditional summer season of Memorial Day to Labor Day this year.
An additional 168 children of that age required emergency response for near-fatal incidents in pools or spas during that period.
There’s certainly no shortage of bad news today. With so much media available to us, and with so many media outlets struggling, the old adage “bad news sells” has never been more obvious. Everywhere you turn you’re surrounded by bad news. It’s no wonder we’re all stressed and angry.
And it’s going to get worse if we don’t do something about it.
Remember the days when the media just reported the facts?
Remember when the media wasn’t so slanted and biased?
Remember when public officials were intimidated and afraid of the media?
Not anymore. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – One thing is certain in Clarksville. Being mayor is a thankless job. You’re damned if you do, damned if you don’t. It seems that no matter who the mayor is, there’s always this “climate” of discontent. I guess it comes with the job.
I remember a visit to my morning show several years ago when my co-host and I first urged Kim McMillan to run for mayor. We were just getting a good dose of Piper/Trotter politics at the time, and Kim was climbing the political ladder in Nashville, and we said, “Kim, you should run for mayor.”
She wasn’t interested. «Read the rest of this article»
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