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USDA Announces Effort to Cut Energy Costs for Farmers, Ranchers, Rural Small Businesses

 

Up to $12.3 Million in Grants and $57.8 Million in Loan Guarantees Available In Rural Energy for America Program

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureWashington, DC – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is seeking applications from rural small businesses and agricultural producers for funding to make energy efficiency improvements or to install renewable energy systems.

“Developing renewable energy presents an enormous economic opportunity for rural America,” Vilsack said. “This funding will help farmers, ranchers and rural small business owners incorporate renewable energy and energy efficiency technology into their operations, create jobs and help America become more energy independent. When small rural businesses and farmers cut their energy costs with cleaner and more efficient energy, we are both helping their bottom lines and reducing the amount of greenhouse gas pollution that affects our climate.”

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University of Tennessee Basketball’s Jarnell Stokes makes USA Team Roster

 

Tennessee VolsColorado Springs, CO — Following six highly-competitive training camp workouts at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO., USA Basketball announced its final 12-man roster on June 18th for the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship in Prague, Czech Republic. Tennessee’s Jarnell Stokes made the final cut and will represent the United States in international play for the second consecutive summer.

Tennessee is one of only two Southeastern Conference programs represented on the U.S. team.

Knoxville, TN, USA; Auburn Tigers guard Frankie Sullivan (23) has a shot blocked by Tennessee Volunteers forward Jarnell Stokes (5) during the game at Thompson Boling Arena. Tennessee won 64 to 49. (Photo by Randy Sartin - US PRESSWIRE)

Knoxville, TN, USA; Auburn Tigers guard Frankie Sullivan (23) has a shot blocked by Tennessee Volunteers forward Jarnell Stokes (5) during the game at Thompson Boling Arena. Tennessee won 64 to 49. (Photo by Randy Sartin – US PRESSWIRE)

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Marsha Blackburn introduces Pro-Life bill in House of Representatives

 

Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn at her Town Hall Meeting in Clarksville, TN

Clarksville, TN –  Congressman Marsha Blackburn has introduced the first Pro-Life bill in the House that would block funding from going to profitable abortion businesses.

Blackburn (TN-7) has introduced the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act (H.R. 61) which would stop the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from providing federal family planning assistance under Title X to abortion businesses until they certify they won’t provide and refer for abortions. The reintroduction of this legislation in the 113th Congress is similar to legislation former Congressman Mike Pence introduced in the 112th Congress (H.R. 217). «Read the rest of this article»

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Markets Tumble on Signs of Weakening Global, U.S. Economies

 

Raymond JamesClarksville, TN – Stocks fell sharply yesterday around the world, accelerating a widespread decline that began as the United States approached the August 2 deadline for averting default and then resumed with even more intensity after a brief rally when a debt/budget deal was reached in Washington.

On Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 512.76, or 4.31%, while the broader S&P 500 dropped 60.27, or 4.78%, and the tech-oriented Nasdaq declined 136.68, or 5.67%. «Read the rest of this article»

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Toy Keys with Remote Recalled by Battat Due to Choking Hazard

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Parents Magazine Keys

Parents Magazine Keys

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Clarksville Rallies Behind Youth

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – The Clarksville community accepted the challenge of assisting First Missionary Baptist Church and the LEAP Organization take youth on a trip to Washington DC. This trip provides the youth with an opportunity to journey through our past and see history in the making through an historical and relevant tour of the Capitol.

The students will be exposed to a myriad of activities such as performances at the National Theaters, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian, several memorials and monuments.

Clarksville youth to visit Washington, D.C.

Clarksville youth to visit Washington, D.C.

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2 Students get to Skate to DC

 

Clarksville, TN – On Tuesday, May 17th the LEAP Organization along with the Convenient Shopper Magazine hosted a Skate Night at Magic Wheels. While the tournament was not great, the hearts of those who came out were. The community donations, two LEAP Interns were able to have their $300.00 registration fee sponsored so that they could participate in the trip to Washington DC. «Read the rest of this article»

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FMBC leads the charge on the road the DC

 

First Missionary Baptist Church leads the charge on the Clarksville Community Wide Trip to Washington DC from June 22nd to June 26th. The trip was originally supposed to be a FMBC Youth Group venture until the church partnered with the LEAP Organization to open it up to the Clarksville Community.

“I applaud the efforts of the FMBC Youth Advisers who have worked diligently behind the scenes through fund raisers and seeking sponsors to alleviate the financial burden that some of the youth experience in being able to participate in this venture” say LEAP Founder Richard “Reason” Garrett. «Read the rest of this article»

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LEAP Skate Night

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – The LEAP Organization is hosting a Skate Night at Magic Wheels  on Thursday, May 19th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm to raise funds so that At-Risk Youth can participate in a Community Wide Youth trip to Washington, D.C.

The purpose of this trip is to provide our youth with an opportunity to journey through our past and see history in the making through an historical and relevant tour of the Capitol.

LEAP Skate Night

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APSU Professor Browder Donates First Image of Laser to the Smithsonian

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The fate of the original photograph remains somewhat of a mystery. Shortly after that night in 1963, when a young Army photographer named Dewey Browder stood atop Pikes Peak in Colorado and snapped the first picture of light coming from a laser, the National Bureau of Standards sent the image off to the Smithsonian Institute. That’s where the trail goes cold. The picture was never seen again.

Here’s what likely happened – when the photo arrived in Washington, D.C., it was placed in a cardboard box and put in storage because the American History Museum’s Electricity Collection was moving into a newly built facility. The historic picture is probably still in that box, locked away in some enormous warehouse with other forgotten treasures. «Read the rest of this article»

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