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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Farmers Markets are Filled with Fresh Produce

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Agriculture says with summer winding down and many types of produce hitting their peak harvest in Tennessee, there has never been a better time to visit a farmers market.

Farmers markets still have an abundance of fresh tomatoes, squash, zucchini, peppers, and more at this time of the year. Many markets also offer hand-made artisan products, including soaps, essential oil blends, and beeswax items.

Tennessee Farmers Markets are bursting with Fresh Produce. (Tennessee Department of Agriculture)

Tennessee Farmers Markets are bursting with Fresh Produce. (Tennessee Department of Agriculture)

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How Family and Medical Leave Act Improved Gender Equality in the Workplace

 

By Bill Bush

Legal Aid SocietyNashville, TN – It’s been 99 years since women in the U.S. first gained the right to vote — a milestone commemorated each year with Women’s Equality Day on August 26th.

Even today, the struggle for full gender equality continues — particularly in the workplace, where female employees are still paid lower salaries and receive fewer promotions than men.

Bill Bush

Bill Bush

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National Weather Service issues Heat Advisory for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather service (NWS) has issued a Heat Advisory for Friday afternoon for Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee.

Dangerously Hot and Humid Conditions are expected across the area.

The combination of heat and high humidity will push heat indicies above 105 tomorrow afternoon for areas west of the Cumberland Plateau.

High temperatures expected Friday afternoon for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

High temperatures expected Friday afternoon for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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Tennessee National Guard’s 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion returns from Kosovo

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – On Wednesday, July 17th, 2019, over 100 National Guard Soldiers from Tullahoma’s 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion returned to Smyrna after an 11-month deployment to Kosovo.

The Soldiers of the 1-230th comprised the bulk of Task Force Smokey, the aviation component to Multi-National Battle Group – East led by the Hawaii National Guard’s 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

Family and friends happily greet members of the Tennessee Guard’s 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion who returned from an 11-month overseas deployment to Kosovo on July 17, 2019 at the Volunteer Training Site in Smyrna.  (Army Sgt. Robert Mercado)

Family and friends happily greet members of the Tennessee Guard’s 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion who returned from an 11-month overseas deployment to Kosovo on July 17, 2019 at the Volunteer Training Site in Smyrna. (Army Sgt. Robert Mercado)

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National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

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National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Nashville has issued a Wind Advisory for Clarksville-Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee, which is in effect from 9:00am this morning, Monday, December 31st, 2018 until 6:00pm CT this evening.

South winds will increase this morning as a strengthening low pressure system moves out of Arkansas into the Great Lakes region. Winds will decrease this evening behind a cold front that will quickly sweep across Middle Tennessee.

Sustained winds of 15-25 mph with gusts over 40 mph can be expected today in Clarksville-Montgomery County.

Sustained winds of 15-25 mph with gusts over 40 mph can be expected today in Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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Legal Aid Society says New Law to Help Domestic Violence Victims

 

Written by Aimee Luna, Attorney
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Legal Aid SocietyNashville, TN – When we think of domestic violence, we often picture physical abuse. But the truth is, abusive behavior within a relationship can exist in many forms.

At its core, domestic violence is an attempt by one partner to assert control over the other. It can include threats, insults, emotional manipulation, sexual coercion and a host of other behaviors. Abusers are nothing if not creative in their methods.

Legal Aid Society attorney Aimee Luna.

Legal Aid Society attorney Aimee Luna.

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50 Flying Fish Land at Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s New Providence Pool

 

Howard's HopeClarksville, TN –  On Monday evening, March 6th, fifty Clarksville area children will receive free swim lessons through the Howard’s Hope Flying Fish program. Each child accepted into the program receives eight Level I swim lessons, along with instruction in aquatic safety rules, taught by Red Cross certified instructors. The lessons will be held twice weekly at the New Providence Pool located on Cunningham Lane.

“My organization and Clarksville Parks and Recreation share a determination to reduce juvenile drownings in Tennessee. We hope to accomplish this mission by providing the lifesaving skill of swimming to as many needy children as possible,” says Steve Reeves, president of Howard’s Hope.

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Austin Peay State University Honors Program has three students present at state conference

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Three Austin Peay State University students recently presented their research at the annual Tennessee Collegiate Honors Council Conference, held February 18th at Motlow State Community College in Tullahoma Tennessee.

Hannah McGinnity, Malena Landon and Shelia Johnson, all members of the Honors Program at Austin Peay, joined high achieving students from across the state at the event, which serves as the Council’s annual meeting of college honors students, faculty and administrators.

APSU Students Hannah McGinnity, Malena Landon and Shelia Johnson present at annual Tennessee Collegiate Honors Council Conference.

APSU Students Hannah McGinnity, Malena Landon and Shelia Johnson present at annual Tennessee Collegiate Honors Council Conference.

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Clarksville Parks & Recreation and Howard’s Hope brings Free Swim Lessons to Clarksville

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN  Clarksville Parks and Recreation has teamed up with Howard’s Hopeto offer free swim lessons to Montgomery county children between the ages of 3 – 12 years old.

The Howard’s Hope “Flying Fish” program focuses on preventing juvenile drownings in Tennessee by funding swim lessons for children residing in economically disadvantaged households.

The funds for the Flying Fish program are provided by a grant from BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee Health Foundation and donations from private and corporate citizens throughout the United States.

Howard's Hope brings Free Swim Lessons to Clarksville

Howard’s Hope brings Free Swim Lessons to Clarksville

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Howard’s Hope teams with Clarksville Parks and Recreation to provide Free Swim Lessons

 

Howard's HopeClarksville, TN Howard’s Hope has partnered with Clarksville Parks and Recreation to offer free swim lessons to Montgomery county children between the ages of 3 – 12 years old.

The Howard’s Hope “Flying Fish” program focuses on preventing juvenile drownings in Tennessee by funding swim lessons for children residing in economically disadvantaged households.

The funds for the Flying Fish program are provided by a grant from BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee Health Foundation and donations from private and corporate citizens throughout the United States.

Howard's Hope Offering Free Swim Lessons Coming to Clarksville

Howard’s Hope Offering Free Swim Lessons Coming to Clarksville

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