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Tennessee Higher Education Increases Enrollment for the Fourth Consecutive Year

 

Tennessee Higher Education CommissionNashville, TN – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) today released the latest student enrollment data for the fall 2019 semester, indicating an increase of 1,541 students, which is a 0.7% increase compared with 2018.

This is our fourth year of continued enrollment growth in Tennessee.

This is our fourth year of continued enrollment growth in Tennessee.

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TDOC Commissioner Issues Call For Cellphone ‘Jamming’ Technology

 

Tennessee Department of CorrectionNashville, TN – Calling it one of the largest security concerns in prisons today, Tennessee Department of Correction Commissioner Tony Parker is again issuing a call for action against contraband cell phones.

Commissioner Parker’s latest call comes on the hills of a just released report from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) that cites the effectiveness of micro-jamming technology to block illegal cellphone signals in correctional facilities.

Cellphones are a security concern in prisons.

Cellphones are a security concern in prisons.

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Tennessee Shows Reduction in the Number of Children Living in Concentrated Poverty

 

One of 29 States Nationwide to Show Progress in Child Poverty Rate According to New Data Snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Tennessee Commission on Children and YouthNashville, TN – The percentage of Tennessee children living in areas of concentrated poverty fell 7% between 2013 and 2017, according to “Children Living in High Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods,” a new KIDS COUNT® data snapshot released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Using the latest data available from the U.S. Census Bureau, the snapshot examines where concentrated poverty has worsened across the country despite a long period of national economic expansion.

Living in a neighborhood with a high level of concentrated poverty, in addition to putting children at risk from environmental exposure and reduced opportunities, can cause chronic stress and trauma.

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City of Clarksville, Montgomery County to present wish lists to State Lawmakers

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – From seeking a Military Affairs Commission to calling for progress on a truckload of important road projects, City Council members are ready to present their list of legislative priorities to lawmakers who represent Clarksville and Montgomery County in the Tennessee General Assembly.

City of Clarksville, Montgomery County to present wish lists to State Lawmakers

City of Clarksville, Montgomery County to present wish lists to State Lawmakers

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Fort Campbell Traffic Management says Distracted Driving can cost you more than Money

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell Traffic Management and Collision Investigations, Installation Provost Marshal Office traffic supervisor Lt. Nicholas Pietila says distracted driving is the No. 1 cause of collisions on the installation.

“There are about 25 roadway collisions on post each week, the majority of which are caused by distracted driving, or it’s a contributing factor,” Pietila said.

Distractions are anything that take the driver’s attention away from the task of operating a motor vehicle safely. Among the most dangerous distractions is texting while driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Entrance sign near the incoming lane outside of Gate 4 at Fort Campbell, KY. Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) "Screaming Eagles". (Sam Shore)

Entrance sign near the incoming lane outside of Gate 4 at Fort Campbell, KY. Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) “Screaming Eagles”. (Sam Shore)

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Austin Peay State University students to benefit from Riley C. Darnell Legislative Intern Scholarship Endowment

 

APSU Advancement LogoClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Foundation recently received a gift from Steve R. Darnell (’88), Jacqueline Darnell Cox (’87), Stephanie Darnell Hoban (’87) and their families to create the Riley C. Darnell Legislative Intern Scholarship Endowment.

Riley C. Darnell

Riley C. Darnell

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Clarksville City Council Committee starts work on legislative agenda

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Input from citizens about issues and priorities the City of Clarksville and Montgomery County should recommend to local members of the Tennessee General Assembly is wanted by the City Council ad-hoc committee.

City of Clarksville, Montgomery County to present unified list of Statehouse priorities.

City of Clarksville, Montgomery County to present unified list of Statehouse priorities.

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Former Governor Bill Haslam, U.S. Representative Mark Green, State Representative Jason Hodges to deliver APSU Commencement Addresses this May

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This May, three prominent Tennessee public servants will visit Austin Peay State University (APSU) to serve as commencement speakers for the University’s three commencement ceremonies.

Former Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, U.S. Representative Mark Green and State Representative Jason Hodges will be on campus May 3th and 4th, 2019 as Austin Peay State University, the state’s fastest-growing public University, expands its graduation celebration to two days.

(L to R) Former Governor Bill Haslam, U.S. Representative Mark Green and State Representative Jason Hodges to speak at APSU Commencement Ceremonies.

(L to R) Former Governor Bill Haslam, U.S. Representative Mark Green and State Representative Jason Hodges to speak at APSU Commencement Ceremonies.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s School Choice Agenda Gains Momentum in Tennessee General Assembly

 

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Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s charter school bill passed in both the Tennessee General Assembly House and Senate education committees just one day after Governor Lee’s education savings account proposal advanced from the House curriculum subcommittee. 

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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City of Clarksville, Montgomery County to present joint Legislative Agenda

 

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts appoints committee to identify Statehouse priorities

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts has formed an ad-hoc committee of City Council members to work on a joint City-County legislative agenda to present to state lawmakers who represent Clarksville and Montgomery County.

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts names (L to R) Jeff Burkhart, Ron Erb and Stacey Streetman to ad-hoc committee.

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts names (L to R) Jeff Burkhart, Ron Erb and Stacey Streetman to ad-hoc committee.

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