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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announces $1,818,233 Transportation Grant for Red River Pedestrian Bridge in Clarksville

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Clay Bright announced today the award of $13,669,998 Transportation Alternatives Grants statewide in Tennessee. This includes $1,818,233 for the Red River Pedestrian Bridge in Clarksville.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Montgomery County Mayor, Clarksville Mayor Signs Joint Proclamation for Montgomery County Imagination Library

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts have issued a joint proclamation designating September as Montgomery County Imagination Library Month.

Imagination Library provides free books to children until they begin kindergarten to promote literacy and lifelong learning. The local Imagination Library began in 2005 and is expected to send its millionth book to a child in Montgomery County by February 2020.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett proclaims September as Montgomery County Imagination Library Month.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett proclaims September as Montgomery County Imagination Library Month.

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Austin Peay State University Health and Human Performance faculty to host Blood Drive

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Blood is desperately needed at Hospitals across Tennessee. Last week, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee called on the state’s residents to help end the blood bank shortage, and even the American Cancer Society is pleading for people to donate because, according to that organization, “blood transfusions save millions of lives in the United States every year.”

A blood drive will take place at Austin Peay State University September 23rd-24th. (APSU)

A blood drive will take place at Austin Peay State University September 23rd-24th. (APSU)

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Tennessee Workforce Development Board approves Millions of Dollars for Rural Communities

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – To help strengthen and expand workforce development programs in Tennessee’s rural counties, the Tennessee Workforce Development Board recently approved a $3 million investment to support Governor Bill Lee’s rural initiatives.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Rural Initiatives Receive Support from State Workforce Development Board.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Rural Initiatives Receive Support from State Workforce Development Board.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee offers Reward for Information on Curtis Watson

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has announced that the State of Tennessee is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of Curtis Watson, who is a suspect in the murder of Tennessee Department of Correction Administrator Debra Johnson.

“We need Tennesseans’ help,” said Governor Bill Lee. “I urge any person with information that can help us locate and apprehend this individual to contact the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation immediately.”

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued a Blue Alert for Curtis Ray Watson.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued a Blue Alert for Curtis Ray Watson.

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Montgomery County Ranks Second-Highest of all Tennessee Counties for Tourism Growth

 

Visitor Spending in Montgomery County Tops $244.7 Million in 2018

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Out of 95 Tennessee counties, Montgomery County saw the second-highest growth rate in tourism spending of all in 2018. Direct travel spending increased 9.12% over 2017, for a record-high of $244.7 million. 

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Mark Ezell announced Tuesday that the state hit a record-high $22 billion in domestic and international travel spending, up 6% from 2017.

Tourist Development Commissioner Mark Ezell, Visit Clarksville Sales Director Frances Manzitto, Governor Bill Lee and Visit Clarksville Executive Director Theresa Harrington at the Governor’s announcement of the 2018 economic impact of travel on Tennessee. (Ed Rode)

Tourist Development Commissioner Mark Ezell, Visit Clarksville Sales Director Frances Manzitto, Governor Bill Lee and Visit Clarksville Executive Director Theresa Harrington at the Governor’s announcement of the 2018 economic impact of travel on Tennessee. (Ed Rode)

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Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend July 26th-28th, 2019

 

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Tennessee Department of RevenueNashville, TN – Tennessee’s annual sales tax holiday is held every year, beginning at 12:01am on the last Friday in July and ending at 11:59pm the following Sunday night.

During this weekend, certain goods may be purchased tax free.

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Austin Peay State University Summer Commencement speaker to be Circuit Court Judge Kathryn Olita

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Friday, August 9th, 2019, the Austin Peay State University summer Commencement keynote address will be given by Circuit Court Judge Kathryn Olita, 19th Judicial District, at 2:00pm in the APSU Dunn Center.

Olita, a Clarksville-native, attended Northeast High School and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Austin Peay Summer Commencement speaker to be Circuit Court Judge Kathryn Olita. (APSU)

Austin Peay Summer Commencement speaker to be Circuit Court Judge Kathryn Olita. (APSU)

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Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program will offer New Options for Farmers

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – New options and changes has been announced by the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP) to better assist Tennessee farmers diversifying, expanding, and improving their farming operations.

A recent review of the program aligns with Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s priority of advancing rural economic development. He supports TAEP and understands the value it brings to communities statewide.

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Four Generals Who Help Austin Peay State University Excel

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Austin Peay State University (APSU) was visited by outgoing Tennessee Governor Bill  Haslam, Haslam asked the school’s Board of Trustees what he should tell his successor about the University. Don Jenkins, a trustee, immediately mentioned Austin Peay’s military focus.

APSU President Alisa White (center) stands with Scott Brower, Gary Luck, Robin Mealer and Ronald Bailey, four retired generals now working for Austin Peay State University.

APSU President Alisa White (center) stands with Scott Brower, Gary Luck, Robin Mealer and Ronald Bailey, four retired generals now working for Austin Peay State University.

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