Washington, D.C. – Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Tennessee and ordered Federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding from March 25th to April 3rd, 2021.
The President’s action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in the counties of Davidson County, Williamson County, and Wilson County.
Washington, D.C. – Confucius Institutes provide communist China with leverage to discreetly influence what college students are taught about topics like Hong Kong and Tiananmen Square and impede freedom of speech on campus. We cannot allow students to be brainwashed by revisionist history.
That’s why I sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) Secretary Miguel Cardona to push for censorship-free alternatives to support Mandarin language and Chinese culture initiatives in the U.S., including those provided by our democratic partner Taiwan. Read more about the letter here.
Clarksville City Council Executive Session will move to Monday
Clarksville, TN – City of Clarksville government offices will close at 2:30pm today, Thursday, March 25th, 2021, and this afternoon’s 4:30pm. City Council Executive session will be postponed to Monday because of the threat of hazardous weather.
Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) reports multiple rounds of heavy rainfall on Thursday, March 25th through 1:00am CT Friday will cause excessive rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches across Clarksville-Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee. Additionally, the intense thunderstorm activity will produce very high rainfall rates which will only increase the threat of flash flooding.
Heavy rainfall along with high rainfall rates will cause excess runoff and localized flash flooding in the watch area.
Washington, D.C. – It’s important to remind ourselves of the difficulty we have as a country in dealing with racial discrimination. We’ve made so much progress over the years, but obviously we have a long way to go.
I think of my friend, South Carolina U.S. Senator Tim Scott, who is African American and who told me that he was stopped by police several times even when he was on the Charleston County Council for “being a black man in the wrong place.” We must redouble our efforts to change such attitudes and end racial discrimination.
Lamar Alexander: Tennessee University Presidents are working overtime to go back to school in August, go back safely
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced additional federal funding this week for Tennessee. More than $7 million is now headed to 143 rural health clinics across Tennessee to help expand access to COVID-19 Coronavirus testing in rural communities.
Those in East Tennessee who were affected by the tornadoes on April 12th-13th: The deadline to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster assistance is June 23rd. To apply for assistance, you can click here or do so by phone: 1.800.621.3362 or TTY 800.462.7585.
Clarksville, TN – The Roxy Regional Theatre is participating in The Big Payback, a community-wide online giving day hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. It starts today, Wednesday, May 6th at 6:00pm.
With the recent disasters in our region — the tornadoes, COVID-19 Coronavirus and the unfolding economic downturn — this year it’s more important than ever to help lift up nonprofit, school and faith-based organizations.
Clarksville, TN – Gateway Chamber Orchestra is once again participating in The Big Payback, a 24-hour, online giving event created to help Middle Tennessee nonprofits raise funds vital to continuing their work and directly improving the community around them. This is the fourth year that Gateway Chamber Orchestra is taking part in the event.
Washington, D.C. – On Friday, April 24th, 2020, U.S. President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Tennessee and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding from April 12th to April 13th, 2020.
The President’s action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in Bradley County and Hamilton County.
Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee until late tonight.
Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds of 60-75mph, large hail, and a few tornadoes can be expected this afternoon and evening across Clarksville and Middle Tennessee. Also, heavy rainfall with localized flash flooding may occur especially across southern and eastern Middle Tennessee.
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