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Clarksville City Council unanimously endorse Montgomery County Mayor’s decree to wear Face Masks

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville City Council members quickly voted Tuesday in a special called meeting to endorse Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett’s executive order that requires all employees of businesses open to the public in Clarksville-Montgomery County to wear face masks.

The Council vote was 11 yes, with two members absent.

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Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett Signs Emergency Order #9 for Mandatory Wearing of Face Masks

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, signed Executive Emergency Order #9 today, Monday, July 6th, 2020 to require the wearing of face masks by all employees of businesses open to the public in Montgomery County.

On Friday evening, July 3rd, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order #54 giving authority to county mayors to issue COVID-19 Coronavirus face mask requirements. Montgomery County is one of 89 counties in the State of Tennessee that was given this authority.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett

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Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday to take place over Two Weekends this year

 

Tennessee Department of RevenueNashville, TN – Mark your calendars. For 2020 only, the Tennessee General Assembly has approved two sales tax holiday weekends to help Tennesseans save money and support the economy amid the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

The first tax-free holiday weekend focuses on clothing and other back-to-school items. It begins at 12:01am on Friday, July 31st, 2020 and ends Sunday, August 2nd, at 11:59pm.

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Tennessee Making it Possible for More Families to Receive COVID-19 Assistance

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is giving more families an opportunity to apply for a program that’s already provided valuable financial assistance to thousands across the state who’ve been impacted by the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

The deadline has been extended to apply for a unique program that provides emergency cash assistance to families who lost employment

The deadline has been extended to apply for a unique program that provides emergency cash assistance to families who lost employment

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announces Fewest Distressed Counties in Tennessee Since 2007

 

McNairy County, Jackson County, Fentress County and Morgan County no longer on Distressed List

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that Tennessee has the fewest distressed counties statewide since 2007, down from 15 in 2019 to 11 counties according to the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). 

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Grants Mayors in 89 Counties Authority to Issue COVID-19 Face Mask Requirements

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has signed Executive Order 54 to grant county mayors in 89 counties the authority to issue local mask requirements in the event of a significant rise in COVID-19 Coronavirus cases.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Announces Law Enforcement Reform Partnership

 

Joint effort to address use of force, duty to intervene policies across agencies

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced a partnership with the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association and the Peace Officer Standards & Training Commission to enhance policies, improve information sharing and increase officer training.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Extends State of Emergency to August 29th, 2020

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Monday, June 29th, 2020 signed Executive Order No. 50 to extend the State of Emergency related to the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic to August 29th, 2020.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Commissioner Bob Rolfe announce Agero, Inc. in Clarksville to Expand, Create 900 Jobs

 

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe today, Tuesday, June 20th, 2020 announced that Agero, Inc. plans to invest $2 million in capital to expand its operations in Clarksville and create 900 jobs by 2025.

To support this growth, Agero has expanded its Clarksville operations by nearly 14,000 square feet.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Board of Regents votes for no increase in Tuition, Fees

 

Tennessee Board of Regents - TBRNashville, TN – Students attending Tennessee’s public community colleges and colleges of applied technology will see no tuition or fee increase during the upcoming academic year as a result of action today by the Tennessee Board of Regents.

The Board unanimously approved recommendations of TBR staff and the Board’s Finance and Business Operations Committee for no tuition or student fee increase – for both in-state and out-of-state students – in recognition of the economic conditions prompted by the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic and Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee General Assembly maintaining state appropriations for higher education operating funding at current levels.

Zero increase in tuition and fees for students at Tennessee's community & technical colleges for upcoming academic year.

Zero increase in tuition and fees for students at Tennessee’s community & technical colleges for upcoming academic year.

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