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City of Clarksville mourns passing of former Fire Marshal, Deputy Fire Chief Ray Williams

 

Ray Williams remembered as ‘First-Class Public Servant’

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Retired Deputy Fire Chief Raimon E. “Ray” Williams Jr., who served the citizens of Clarksville for more than 30 years as a firefighter and as a senior leader of Clarksville Fire Rescue, died Friday, April 30th, 2021. He was 61.

Deputy Fire Chief Ray Williams.

Deputy Fire Chief Ray Williams.

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Austin Peay State University What if: Maggie Kulback’s story

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On April 23rd, 1975, a 20-year-old college student named Maggie Warner walked anxiously across the wide lawns of Austin Peay State University (APSU).

The growing campus was on the cusp of major changes – construction was set to begin soon on the Dunn Center basketball arena – and Maggie, a Tullahoma native who’d recently transferred from Motlow State Community College, wanted to help lead the way.

Maggie (Warner) Kulback at APSU in 1975. (APSU)

Maggie (Warner) Kulback at APSU in 1975. (APSU)

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Tennessee National Guardsman Robert Neal tests community for COVID-19

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – Throughout 2020, the Tennessee National Guard has been supporting various foreign operations around the world, as well as domestic emergencies at home. The most pivotal of them all has been COVID-19 Coronavirus, and for one Tennessee National Guardsman, it’s a battle that serves great purpose.

Sgt. Robert Neal, a member of 2nd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, has been an infantryman since he first joined the Tennessee National Guard seven years ago.

Sgt. Robert Neal, an infantryman with 2nd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, conducts COVID-19 testing at a drive-thru rural assessment site in Montgomery County, Sept. 28. Neal has been supporting the fight against COVID-19 in Tennessee communities since March, when Gov. Bill Lee officially activated the Tennessee National Guard. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro)

Sgt. Robert Neal, an infantryman with 2nd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, conducts COVID-19 testing at a drive-thru rural assessment site in Montgomery County, Sept. 28. Neal has been supporting the fight against COVID-19 in Tennessee communities since March, when Gov. Bill Lee officially activated the Tennessee National Guard. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro)

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Tracy Provo Knight to run for Montgomery County Circuit Court Clerk

 

Election 2020Clarksville, TN – Tracy Provo Knight announces her candidacy for the Montgomery County Circuit Court Clerk position.

Ms. Knight is a native Clarksvillian and practicing attorney at Batson Nolan, PLC. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) College of Business.

As a practicing attorney, Ms. Knight is aware of the important role the Montgomery County Circuit Court Clerk’s office plays in the court system.

Tracy Provo Knight.

Tracy Provo Knight.

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President Donald Trump’s remarks on Safely Reopening America’s Schools

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP:  Well, thank you very much.  It’s an honor to be with everybody, and very importantly, we’re at the White House, and there’s no place like the White House.  And for those of you that this is the first time, I know exactly what you’re thinking, because I was here a first time, and it was still something I’ll never forget.

So it’s great to have you.  And our First Lady and I are pleased to welcome everybody to this wonderful place and discuss the vital importance of safety and reopening America’s schools.  We want to reopen the schools.  Everybody wants it.  The moms want it, the dads want it, the kids want it.  It’s time to do it.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Senator Marsha Blackburn applauds Closure of Confucius Institute at University of Memphis

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) applauded the closure of the Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis following her efforts to increase transparency about the harm the Chinese government-run programs cause to academic freedom.

“Those studying Chinese culture and language at American schools should be alarmed that the Chinese government has infiltrated their institutions. I am pleased to share that today is the last day a Confucius Institute will call the University of Memphis home,” said Senator Blackburn

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System announces James Bailey as Adult Education, Transition to Work Supervisor

 

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – Dr. James Bailey has been selected as the Adult Education and Transition to Work Supervisor for the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS). Dr. Bailey has over 13 years of administrative experience, most recently serving as the principal of Whites Creek High School in Nashville.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System Adult Education and Transition to Work Supervisor Dr. James Bailey.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System Adult Education and Transition to Work Supervisor Dr. James Bailey.

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APSU student Mallory Fundora wins state’s Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University (APSU) social work student is one of five students in the state to win the Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award. 

Mallory Fundora – who just finished her second year at Austin Peay State University – won the award for her work with Project Yesu, a charity she founded when she was 11 to feed and educate children in Uganda. 

Austin Peay State University student Mallory Fundora. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University student Mallory Fundora. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University GIS Center leads statewide effort to produce face shields to combat Coronavirus

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) GIS Center is leading a statewide effort to produce face shields for medical workers battling the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Tennessee.

Ben Meisch and Austin Peay State University GIS Center Project Manager Doug Catellier examine a 3D printer at work on a shield frame. (APSU)

Ben Meisch and Austin Peay State University GIS Center Project Manager Doug Catellier examine a 3D printer at work on a shield frame. (APSU)

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Marsha Blackburn Leads Effort to Distance American Universities from Confucius Institutes

 

‘We Should Not Bow to Repressive Chinese Propaganda Systems’

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) seeks to minimize Chinese efforts to exert inappropriate influence on American university campuses through Confucius Institutes, which repress free speech and discourage transparency.

Congressional efforts have led to the closure of many Institutes, yet many remain. Senator Blackburn is leading a two-part effort to ensure that the existing Confucius Institutes in the United States abide by standards of transparency and academic freedom.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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