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Clarksville Deputy City Attorney Jeff Goodson elected president of Tennessee Municipal Attorneys Association

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Deputy City Attorney Jeff Goodson has been elected president of the Tennessee Municipal Attorneys Association by its members.

Goodson, who previously served as vice president and as secretary/treasurer of the organization, will serve as president for a one-year term through July 2021.

Jeff Goodson

Jeff Goodson

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Marsha Blackburn Includes Mission-Critical Military Priorities in Senate-Passed Defense Bill

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The Senate has passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 with the support of Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.). As a member of the Senate Armed Services and Veterans Affairs’ Committees, Senator Blackburn was able to include language to fund mission-critical projects that will directly impact military communities in Tennessee.

Senator Blackburn authored 51 of the provisions included in this bill, which includes $148.08 million for programs vital to Tennessee and to the national defense.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Fighting for Our Military

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – As members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, my colleagues and I are hard at work on this year’s national defense authorization legislation. 

I’m focused on encouraging American innovation and creating high-skilled job opportunities for the Volunteer State, fighting for Tennessee’s military community, and confronting 21st century threats.

If the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has made one thing clear, it’s that we can no longer rely on communist China.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Senator Marsha Blackburn applauds Closure of Confucius Institute at University of Memphis

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) applauded the closure of the Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis following her efforts to increase transparency about the harm the Chinese government-run programs cause to academic freedom.

“Those studying Chinese culture and language at American schools should be alarmed that the Chinese government has infiltrated their institutions. I am pleased to share that today is the last day a Confucius Institute will call the University of Memphis home,” said Senator Blackburn

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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APSU joins state effort to get more face masks in hands of Tennessee residents

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) has joined a state effort to distribute close to 300,000 free or low-cost cloth face coverings across the state.

APSU bought 30,000 (about 10 percent of the masks) to give to students, staff and faculty.

Austin Peay State University Face Mask. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Face Mask. (APSU)

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Tennessee Economic Recovery Group Enlists Flagship Tennessee Brands to Get More Masks in Hands of Tennessee Residents

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Economic Recovery Group (ERG) has developed the TN Strong Mask Movement, partnering with more than 30 flagship brands to distribute close to 300,000 free or low-cost cloth face coverings, at a projected value of more than $3 million, across the state.

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Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett appoints Skip Burchett as New IT Director

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Skip Burchett has been appointed as the new Montgomery County Director of Information Technology, effective July 2nd, 2020. Burchett will be replacing Kurt Bryant who will be retiring on July 1st. Bryant has been serving as the County IT Director since May 2011.

Burchett has worked as a senior network administrator for Montgomery County Government since July 2013.

Montgomery County Government IT Director Skip Burchett

Montgomery County Government IT Director Skip Burchett

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Tennessee Launches “Do Your Part, Stay Apart” Campaign

 

Tennesseans join together to fight COVID-19

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – The State of Tennessee today launches a public service announcement campaign that urges all Tennesseans to adopt preventive health measures to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Austin Peay State University GIS Center leads statewide effort to produce face shields to combat Coronavirus

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) GIS Center is leading a statewide effort to produce face shields for medical workers battling the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Tennessee.

Ben Meisch and Austin Peay State University GIS Center Project Manager Doug Catellier examine a 3D printer at work on a shield frame. (APSU)

Ben Meisch and Austin Peay State University GIS Center Project Manager Doug Catellier examine a 3D printer at work on a shield frame. (APSU)

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Tennessee’s Community, Technical Colleges assist in project to help protect Health Professionals

 

Tennessee Board of Regents - TBRNashville, TN – Tennessee’s community and technical colleges are playing a major role in a crash project by the state’s public higher education system to manufacture face shields to help protect Tennessee health professionals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Using 3D printers, Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology at Elizabethton, Jackson, Morristown, Murfreesboro and Shelbyville,  and Jackson State and Pellissippi State community colleges manufactured 858 headbands from Saturday through Monday afternoon that will be used for plastic face shields.

Effort produces over 1500 pieces of protective equipment in three days.

Effort produces over 1500 pieces of protective equipment in three days.

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