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Marsha Blackburn Report: Why Tennessee is Special

 

U.S. SenateNashville, TN – Tight-knit communities make Tennessee special. Local leaders, business owners and first responders work tirelessly to support one another, and spending time with them helps me figure out how I can make life a little easier for my fellow Tennesseans. 

After the recent hospital closures in Clay County and Fentress County, folks were excited to learn how my Rural Health Agenda will establish or expand medical facilities and bring more providers to rural areas. 

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Tennessee Agriculture being changed Statewide by Women

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture says women are increasingly changing the face of agriculture, not just in Tennessee, but across the nation.

From 2012 to 2017, the United States Census of Agriculture reported a 1.7% decline in male farmers and a 27% increase of female farmers nationwide.

Rebecca Paschal of Cellar 53 Winery. A majority of the wines produced use Tennessee grown fruit with the majority being grown on the eight acres of grape and blackberry vineyards.

Rebecca Paschal of Cellar 53 Winery. A majority of the wines produced use Tennessee grown fruit with the majority being grown on the eight acres of grape and blackberry vineyards.

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National Weather Service issues Heat Advisory for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather service (NWS) has issued a Heat Advisory for Friday afternoon for Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee.

Dangerously Hot and Humid Conditions are expected across the area.

The combination of heat and high humidity will push heat indicies above 105 tomorrow afternoon for areas west of the Cumberland Plateau.

High temperatures expected Friday afternoon for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

High temperatures expected Friday afternoon for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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National Weather Service forecasts Rain, Thunderstorms for Clarksville-Montgomery County during Fourth of July Holiday

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service reports scattered thunderstorms will develop across Clarksville-Montgomery County as well as parts of Middle Tennessee this afternoon and last through this evening. A few could become strong, with wind gusts up to 50 mph and heavy rain.

There is a 40 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms after 1:00pm Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019. Wednesday night, rain chances drop to 30 percent before 9:00pm.

Chance of rain for Clarksville's Fireworks show tonight and tomorrow night for the Fort Campbell Independence Day Concerts and Fireworks.

Chance of rain for Clarksville’s Fireworks show tonight and tomorrow night for the Fort Campbell Independence Day Concerts and Fireworks.

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Tennessee Unemployment Rates Drop in 94 Counties During April

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – According to data released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce, unemployment rates for 94 of Tennessee’s 95 counties dropped in April 2019  Development (TDLWD).

Montgomery County unemployment dropped 0.6 percent to 3.0 percent in April from March’s 3.6 percent.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Announces $14.8 Million in Broadband Accessibility Grants

 

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Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced $14.8 million in broadband accessibility grants that will expand broadband service to more than 8,300 households and businesses in 17 counties across Tennessee.

“I am pleased to announce that we are getting our rural areas up to speed and expanding broadband in the areas that need it most,” said Lee. “I am committed to ensuring connectivity in every corner of our state as broadband impacts our goals for health care, education, economic development and beyond.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Clarksville-Montgomery County is under a Flash Flood Watch

 

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National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County and a portion of Middle Tennessee. There is the potential for life-threatening flash flooding through tonight.

Heavy rain will continue again today well into tonight with an additional 2 to 4 plus inches likely before ending very late. Many rivers and streams are near or in flood as well as many roads already flooded. This additional rainfall will make flooding conditions even worse. The threat of flash flooding is very high.

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Clarksville-Montgomery County through midnight.

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Clarksville-Montgomery County through midnight.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Flash Flood Watch staring tonight through Saturday night

 

National Weather Service (NWS)

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee that is in effect from Thursday night, February 21st, 2019 through Saturday evening, February 23rd.

Another storm system will bring waves of heavy rain across Clarksville-Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee starting tonight and continuing through Saturday night.

An additional 2-4 inches of rain with locally higher amounts are expected through Saturday night. Due to the recent excessive rain, soils are saturated and area rivers and creeks are full.

2-4 inches of rain are expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County through Saturday night.

2-4 inches of rain are expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County through Saturday night.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under a Flash Flood Watch

 

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National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County, Western Dickson County, Stewart County, Houston County, and Humphreys County that is in effect through early Thursday morning.

At 3:33am CST, Wednesday, February 20th, doppler radar indicated heavy rain and thunderstorms moving across northwest Middle Tennessee. Radar estimates up to 1.5 inches of rain has fallen in this area since yesterday. The additional heavy rainfall this morning will cause minor flooding of roads and low lying areas across the advisory area.

1.5 to 3 inches of rainfall are expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County.

1.5 to 3 inches of rainfall are expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Flash Flood Watch until Thursday Morning

 

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National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County and most of Middle Tennessee that is in effect Tuesday afternoon through Thursday morning.

Rain, heavy at times, will begin falling Tuesday night and continue into Wednesday as a warm front lifts north through the Mid State. Already saturated grounds from previous rainfall will combine with additional heavy rain, especially Tuesday afternoon through the day Wednesday, and may lead to flash flooding.

3 to 4 inches of rain is expected to fall on Clarksville-Montgomery County this week.

3 to 4 inches of rain is expected to fall on Clarksville-Montgomery County this week.

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