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Governor Bill Haslam Signs Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act

 

Part of Bill Haslam’s NextTennessee legislative agenda, #TNWeCanBe

Tennessee State GovernmentBrownsville, TN – Before a meeting of the Governor’s Rural Development Task Force at H&R Agri-Power, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam held a ceremonial signing of the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act, the governor’s legislation to increase broadband access to Tennessee’s unserved citizens.

The Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act permits Tennessee’s private, nonprofit electric cooperatives to provide retail broadband service, and it provides $45 million over three years in grants and tax credits for service providers to assist in making broadband available to unserved homes and businesses.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signs the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signs the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act.

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Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act Heads to Governor Bill Haslam

 

Second piece of Haslam’s NextTennessee legislative agenda approved by Tennessee General Assembly

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam praised the passage of the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act, the governor’s legislation to increase broadband access to Tennessee’s unserved citizens.

The House of Representatives passed HB 529/SB 1215 93-4, and it now heads to the governor’s desk for signature. The Senate passed the legislation 31-0 on April 3rd.

Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act passes House of Representatives.

Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act passes House of Representatives.

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Peyton Williams wins Mayor’s Golf Tournament, Brad Van Kirk completes Senior Slam

 

Clarksville, TN – Peyton Williams led wire-to-wire to win the 35th Annual Mayor’s Golf Tournament, Sept. 14th at Swan Lake Golf Course, while Brad Van Kirk completed the Clarksville area Senor Grand Slam by taking the Senior Division title.

For Williams, a freshman on the Trevecca Nazarene University golf team, it’s his first area major title – as he finished with a two-day total of even-par 142 (68-74) to finish two shots ahead of Steven Reigle (73-71=144), while also earning a spot in the Tournament of Champions.

Peyton Williams wins Mayor's Golf Classic (Chris Austin/Clarksville Sports Network)

Peyton Williams wins Mayor’s Golf Classic (Chris Austin/Clarksville Sports Network)

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Tyler Guy, Hunter Richardson overcome slow start to win Bud Light Two-Man Scramble

 

Clarksville Golf AssociationClarksville, TN – Despite not getting their first birdie until the fifth hole, Sunday, June 22nd at Swan Lake Golf Course, the duo of Tyler Guy and Hunter Richardson went wire-to-wire to claim the tournament championship in the 2014 Bud Light Two-Man Scramble.

Guy and Richardson, who will be collegiate teammates at the University of Tennessee at Martin this coming fall, held a three shot lead heading into the final 18 holes, but saw that lead dwindle over the first nine holes of play.

Tyler Guy and Hunter Richardson win Bud Light Two-Man Golf Scramble. (Michael Rios - Clarksville Sports Network)

Tyler Guy and Hunter Richardson win Bud Light Two-Man Golf Scramble. (Michael Rios – Clarksville Sports Network)

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Josh Black has impressive showing at Bud Light Two Man Scramble Skills Challenge

 

Clarksville Golf AssociationClarksville, TN – Placing first or second in four of the five events, local golfer Josh Black had the best performance at the Bud Light Two Man Scramble Skills Challenge, held at The River Club on June 21st.

With the best golfers in the Clarksville area participating, Black won the big break challenge – individually – and teamed with Brian Balthrop to win the putting challenge. Black and Balthrop also teamed up to take second place in both the sand save challenge and the chipping challenge.

Bud Light Two Man Skills Challenge held at the River Club. (Michael Rios - Clarksville Sports Network)

Bud Light Two Man Skills Challenge held at the River Club. (Michael Rios – Clarksville Sports Network)

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Tyler Guy, Hunter Richardson lead Bud Light Two-Man Scramble after opening-round 57

 

Clarksville Golf AssociationClarksville, TN – Tyler Guy and Hunter Richardson will be applying their golf skills with the University of Tennessee at Martin this coming fall, but showed a little early teamwork June 21st at Swan Lake Gold Course, as the pair combined to shot an opening-round 57 (14 under) to lead the Bud Light Two-Man Scramble by three shots.

Guy — who will be a junior — and Richardson, an incoming freshman for the Skyhawks this fall, were the only team to post a round in the 50’s, with the teams of Brian Balthrop and Josh Black, Johnathan Sewell and Sam Gentry, Greg Guinn and Todd Greene, and Rob Clouser and Steven Huff all coming in with opening rounds of 60.

Tyler Guy and Hunter Richardson lead Bud Lite Two Man Scramble at Swan Lake Golf Course. (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

Tyler Guy and Hunter Richardson lead Bud Lite Two Man Scramble at Swan Lake Golf Course. (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

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Tennessee Department of Children’s Services Three Branches Institute Addresses Child Safety, Juvenile Justice

 

Initiative aligns work of the executive, legislative and judicial branches

Tennessee Department of Childrens ServicesNashville, TN – During the coming year, the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services will continue the Three Branches Institute, an initiative bringing together members of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches to work with the department on strengthening the state’s child protection and juvenile justice systems.

“For Tennessee to have a strong and effective system of children’s services, the three branches of government must have a clear vision on the mission of the services, and confidence that the services are generating desired outcomes,” said DCS Commissioner Jim Henry. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Senior City Amateur title won by Joey Long with birdie on final hole

 

Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – Joey Long birdied the final hole, August 4th at Swan Lake Golf Course, to hold off Brad Van Kirk and Greg Guinn to defend the Heritage Bank Clarksville Senior City Amateur title by a shot.

Long became the first golfer to defend the title since Harold Hensley turned the trick back in 2006 and 2007.

Joey Long Senior City Amateur 2013. (Josh Vaughn - Clarksville Sports Network)

Joey Long Senior City Amateur 2013. (Josh Vaughn – Clarksville Sports Network)

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Jeff Chandler, Greg Guinn lead after first round of Commanding General’s Golf Tournament at Fort Campbell’s Cole Park Golf Course

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Familiar names are atop the leaderboard after the June 8th first round of the Commanding General’s Golf Tournament, at Cole Park Golf Course, with Jeff Chandler leading the Open Division and Greg Guinn setting the pace in the Senior Division.

The tournament concludes June 9th with the final 18 holes, starting with the first tee times beginning at 7:00am.

Chandler fired a six-under 66 to lead a group of eight golfers that carded under-par rounds on the opening day – with Drew Miller just a shot back with a five-under 67, which included a bogie on the final hole of the day.

Commanding General’s Golf Tournament. (Bill Larson - Clarksville Sports Network)

Commanding General’s Golf Tournament. (Bill Larson – Clarksville Sports Network)

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5 Austin Peay State University Students serve as 2012 Legislative Interns

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Five Austin Peay State University (APSU) students are participating in the 2012 Tennessee Legislative Internship Program in Nashville.

Alison Bright, Tricia Collis, Tiffany Kaschel, Kristen Lawson and Randi Perry are interning for various legislators during the Spring 2012 semester. Interns are assigned to legislative leadership offices and committees, and perform various duties, such as bill analysis, constituent work, research and general office work.

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

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