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Tennessee Officials, Members of the Rhodes College Community Praise Judge Amy Coney Barrett

 

U.S. SenateNashville, TN – Since President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the United States Supreme Court, figures across Tennessee have weighed in.

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Senator Lamar Alexander: “I have voted to confirm Justices Roberts, Alito, Sotomayor, Gorsuch and Kavanaugh based upon their intelligence, character and temperament. I will apply the same standard when I consider Judge Barrett’s nomination to replace Justice Ginsburg.”

President Donald Trump walks with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, his nominee for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. (White House)

President Donald Trump walks with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, his nominee for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. (White House)

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Nashville Zoo to host “Toss the Tusk” To Save Animals, October 19th

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – To help protect elephants, Nashville Zoo will be hosting an ivory surrender event on Saturday, October 19th from 10:00am – 2:00pm to encourage public participation in the fight to save this species and others from wildlife trafficking.

Toss the Tusk is a public service program whose goal is to raise public awareness about wildlife trafficking. It will provide Nashville Zoo guests with an actionable way to combat illegal wildlife trade with a focus on elephant poaching.

Tennessee State Representative Jason Powell and a representative from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be present for the event.

African Elephants at the Nashville Zoo. (Amiee Stubbs)

African Elephants at the Nashville Zoo. (Amiee Stubbs)

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Montgomery County Commissioner Rashidah Leverett Initiates Effort to Clean-up Lot by Norman Smith Elementary School

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – A pool sized concrete hole next to Norman Smith Elementary School was recently turned into a safe, green, usable space. District 5 Montgomery County Commissioner Rashidah Leverett took the initiative to make calls inquiring what could be done to make changes to the area shortly after being elected in fall 2018.

Since closing the public pool next to Norman Smith Elementary in August 2015, the empty lot which once contained an active outdoor swimming pool, had fallen into disrepair and became an eyesore to the area.

Montgomery County Commissioner Rashidah Leverett at the cleaned up lot.

Montgomery County Commissioner Rashidah Leverett at the cleaned up lot.

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Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County to dedicate two new houses in Clarksville

 

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County TennesseeClarksville, TN – On Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at 2:00pm, Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County (HFHMCTN) will hold dedication ceremonies for two new homes at 304 Reynolds Street and 1318 Cedar Street in Clarksville.

The local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International partners with low income families, volunteers and builders to provide decent, affordable housing to those who do not qualify for a conventional home loan.

Two new homes to be dedicated Sunday by Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County

Two new homes to be dedicated Sunday by Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County

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Mayor Jim Durrett Appoints Kyle Johnson as New Chief of Staff

 

Montgomery County

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Kyle D. Johnson has been selected for the position of Government Chief of Staff to County Mayor Jim Durrett.  Johnson will begin serving as chief of staff on January 29th. He will be replacing current Chief of Staff Jeff Truitt.

Johnson most recently served as policy advisor for Tennessee State Representative and Speaker Pro Tempore Curtis Johnson. Since July 2015, Johnson has served in various federal and state positions such as field director, staff assistant, and policy advisor for Tennessee politicians such as Bob Corker, Mark Green and Curtis Johnson.

Montgomery County Government Chief of Staff Kyle D. Johnson.

Montgomery County Government Chief of Staff Kyle D. Johnson.

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Montgomery County Voters Urged to Dedicate Their Vote with Honor Vote

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Tennesseans from Montgomery County will head to the polls on November 6th, 2018 with an updated way to proudly honor someone who is serving or has served our country.

The Honor Vote program allows registered Tennessee voters to dedicate their vote to a U.S. veteran or active duty military member, both online and with a commemorative button, to thank them for protecting our country.

Once enrolled, dedications are posted on the official Honor Vote List as well as the Honor Vote Twitter account @tnhonorvote. Voters can also share their dedication on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #GoVoteTN.

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Clarksville Ceremony to mark unveiling of Pastor Jimmy Terry, Sr. Memorial Highway

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Clarksville, TN – On Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at 10:00am  a ceremony will be held to officially designate the naming of a portion of Hwy 41A North, also known as Providence Boulevard, as the Pastor Jimmy Terry, Sr. Memorial Highway at First Baptist Church in Clarksville. 

A presentation of the signage marking the designation will be made to Sister Servella Terry, widow of the late Pastor Jimmy Terry, and she will also make remarks at the event.

The Montgomery County delegation of the Tennessee General Assembly sought passage of the bill to honor the life, legacy and memory of Pastor Terry after his passing in June 2017. 

A portion of Hwy 41A North, known as Providence Boulevard, will be renamed to the Pastor Jimmy Terry, Sr. Memorial Highway.

A portion of Hwy 41A North, known as Providence Boulevard, will be renamed to the Pastor Jimmy Terry, Sr. Memorial Highway.

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Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce announces Jay Albertia as new Board Chairman

 

Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Jay Albertia, President and CEO of Progressive Directions, Inc., will assume the role as Board Chairman for the 2018-2019 term.

“Jay is an excellent choice as the next Board Chairman for the Chamber and we are looking forward to being under his leadership this year,” said Chamber Executive Director Melinda Shepard.

Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman Jay Albertia.

Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman Jay Albertia.

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Academy for Academic Excellence holds 2018 Graduation and Awards Ceremony

 

Academy for Academic ExcellenceClarksville, TN – The Academy for Academic Excellence held it Class of 2018 Graduation and Awards Ceremony recently at First Baptist Church.

The evening began with a performance by the Music For Mercy Band, as friends and families of this year’s seven graduating seniors entered the venue. The band was formed after the passing of AAE’s Founder and Director Mercy Yrabedra in 2012, to honor her legacy as a musician and educator.

Academy for Academic Excellence held its 2018 commencement exercises at First Baptist Church.

Academy for Academic Excellence held its 2018 commencement exercises at First Baptist Church.

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Tennessee State Representative Jay Reedy to speak at Austin Peay State University Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony May 2nd

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Jay Reedy, a U.S. Army veteran and Austin Peay State University alumnus, will be the guest speaker at APSU’s Spring 2018 Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony and Coin Presentation next week.

The ceremony, set for 5:00pm on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 in the Morgan University Center Ballroom, honors Austin Peay’s graduating students who are either veterans, National Guard, reservists or active-duty military personnel.

APSU Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony to be held Wednesday, May 2nd.

APSU Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony to be held Wednesday, May 2nd.

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