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Tennessee Cash Grain


Cash Basis: No 2 Yellow Corn: 3 to 4 cents lower No 1 Yellow Soybeans: 3 to 4 cents higher Contract Basis: No 2 Yellow Corn-Sep: 5 cents lower No 1 Yellow Soybeans-Oct/Nov: steady Wheat-Soft Red-Jun/Jul: 15 to 16 cents lower Tennessee Country Grain ...

Clarksville’s Customs House Museum May 2015 Exhibits and Activities


Clarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history. Some of the events in ...

Callaway, Trogdon awarded scholarships


Tristan Callaway and Tyler Trogdon, both of Sneads Ferry, have been awarded the Provost’s Out-of-State Scholarship to high achieving freshmen for the fall 2014 semester at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Clarksville man sentenced to life in drug distribution conspiracy


NASHVILLE: Demetrius Duncan, aka Whirley, 34, of Clarksville, was sentenced today to life in prison for his role in a large cocaine distribution conspiracy, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. There is no parole from ...

Third man gets life in Clarksville cocaine ring


A third man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for his role in large Clarksville cocaine operation. Demetrius Duncan, aka Whirley, 34, was sentenced Monday, announced David Rivera, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee ...

‘Hot Topics in Astronomy’ featured at Williamson County Library


Teets, who grew up in Clarksville, Tennessee, went to Austin Peay State University, where he graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in physics. He earned his doctorate in astrophysics from Vanderbilt in 2012. Teets began working at Dyer Observatory ...

‘Bachelorette’ Stars Chris Strandburg And Josh Seiter: Looking For Love, Or Reality TV Fame?


The reality show model transformed himself into a successful dentist, and currently practices in Clarksville, Tennessee. Now 28, Strandburg will make a notable entrance on the season premiere of the Bachelorette, riding up to the mansion in a cupcake car.

Clarksville man charged in child pornography investigation


A Clarksville man has been charged in connection to a child pornography investigation. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, detectives started looking into Cecil Roy Kendall's online activities in August. Agents said they discovered that the ...

Clarksville man arrested in child pornography case


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 32-year-old Clarksville man was arrested Wednesday night in a child pornography case. Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said they were investigating the sharing of child porn images on peer-to-peer networks ...

dressbarn Opens Newest Fashion Destination in Clarksville


CLARKSVILLE, TN, Apr 17, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Just in time for spring, dressbarn ASNA, -1.35% announces the grand opening of its newest location, in Clarksville. The new retail store brings amazing spring styles, exclusive designer ...

UFO Sighting in Clarksville, Maryland on April 28th 2015 - 2 bright star like objects observed moving through columbia sky.


Heading home from work this evening roughly 10:20pm i noticed a large bright white light in the sky. At first glance it appeared to be a star but did not have light emitting from all directions, only …

Carpenter Clarksville (IN) – Clarksville Carpenters


Carpenter Clarksville (IN) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Clarksville (IN). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Clarksville, Indiana work with, builds and fixes items and stru…

Clarksville vet clinic searching for owner of dog hit by car


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A veterinary clinic is searching for the owner of a dog that was hit by a car late Saturday night in Clarksville. Clarksville Now reports the dog, a Yorkie, was wearing a …

Carpenter Clarksville (IN) – Clarksville Carpenters


Carpenter Clarksville (IN) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Clarksville (IN). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Clarksville, Indiana work with, builds and fixes items and stru…

Hit-and-run driver damages 4 mailboxes in Clarksville neighborhood


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Police are searching for the driver who struck four mailboxes in a hit-and-run incident early Saturday morning. Police said the driver was driving down Current Road, near …

2 arrested in Clarksville for having nearly $3K in counterfeit bills


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two men were arrested Thursday in Montgomery County after deputies found them in possession of nearly $3,000 in counterfeit $100 bills. Jamal Hicks, 28, and Maurice Goodwi…

Man wanted for using counterfeit money in Clarksville


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Police have released a photo of a man they say is wanted for using counterfeit money in Clarksville. According to police, the unidentified suspect recently purchased a pai…

2 children hit by car while playing inside box in Clarksville


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two children were hit by a car in Clarksville Sunday morning while they were reportedly playing inside a cardboard box. It happened on Turner Lane near Gale Drive just aft…

Suspect in Clarksville high speed chase arrested


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man who led a Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy on a pursuit Thursday morning was apprehended Friday. Zachary Dertz, 20, was allegedly traveling 92 miles per hour in a …

Featured | Winter Romance Wedding in Clarksville TN - By Shea Photography


Featured by Clarksville Brides: Winter Romance in Clarksville TN - By Shea Photography  Meredith and Jordan hosted a romantic winter wedding held at The Belle Hollow in Clarksville, TN. After seeing t…




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Giving Every Young Person in CLARKSVILLE TENNESSEE a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.

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The Guardian and a warning to CLARKSVILLE TENNESSEE: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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Campaign in CLARKSVILLE TENNESSEE: the importance of eating fish !!!

Key message

Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish * each week preferably those that are low in mercury. The nutritional value of fish is important for the growth and development before birth, in infancy for breastfed infants and children.

Who should know

Women who are pregnant (or might be pregnant) or breastfeeding. Whoever feeds young children.

What to do

1. Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish a week.

    • That is 2 or 3 servings of fish a week.
    • For young children, give them 2 or 3 servings of fish a week acurdo with age and calorie needs.
2. Choose fish low in mercury.
    • Many of the fish we eat most often are lower in mercury.
    • These include salmon, shrimp, haddock, tuna (canned light), tilapia, catfish and cod.
3. Avoid 4 types of fish: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish and king mackerel.
    • These 4 types of fish are higher in mercury.
    • Limit white tuna (albacore) to 159 grams a week.
4. When consumption is fish you have caught or other streams, rivers and lakes, heed warnings signs in water bodies.
    • If the advice is not available, adults should limit this type of fish to 150 grams a week and toddlers in 30-80 grams a week.
5. To add more fish to your diet, be sure to stay within your calorie needs.

Why this advice is relevant

Fish contains important nutrients to developing fetuses, babies who are breastfed and young children. Fish provides health benefits for the general public. Many people do not currently fish eat the recommended amount.

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