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Water Outage, Monroe Estates Subdivision

 

Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 9:00 a.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m.

CGWWater will be disrupted in the Monroe Estates subdivision located off Peachers Mill Road on Wednesday, October 28th, beginning at 9:00 a.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m. Roads included in the outage are Brook Hill Drive, Little Grove Lane and Ridge Runner Court.  A Gas and Water contractor will be lowering the water main on a section of Peachers Mill Road as part of the road widening project.

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230 soldiers from the 159th CAB return to Fort Campbell today

 

101st Airborne Divison at Fort CampbellApproximately 230 Fort Campbell Soldiers are scheduled to return from Afghanistan today.

A welcome home ceremony is scheduled for 7 p.m. honoring members of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade.

159 CAB has been on a 12-month deployment to Afghanistan. The remainder of the unit is scheduled to return by the end of the year.

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F&M Bank maintains market share top spot in Montgomery County and MSA

 

F&M BankAccording to reports just issued by the FDIC, F&M Bank has maintained its number one ranking for total deposits in Montgomery County for the sixth year in a row. F&M increased its market share in Montgomery County to 19.52% of total deposits, an increase of .56% over last year. According to the 2009 FDIC reports of deposits through June 30, 2009, Regions Bank ranked number two with 13.43%, while Legends Bank held the number-three position with 12.26%. Other banks with double-digit market share in Montgomery County include First Federal with 12.17%, U.S. Bank with 11.49% and Bank of America with 11.15%.

F&M Bank also maintained its number one deposit ranking for the entire Clarksville-Hopkinsville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which includes Stewart County, Tenn., and Trigg County, Ky. In 2009, F&M’s deposit market share rose to 13.74%, up from 13.65% in 2008. Planters ranks number two with 11.12% and Regions rose to 10.24%, taking the number three spot away from BB&T. The FDIC issues deposit market share reports on all federally insured institutions annually. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU’s 25th annual Halloween Concert continues entertaining

 

Austin Peay State University LogoTraditionally, the adjectives “creepy” and “scary” aren’t used to describe a musical performance, but on this occasion, Austin Peay State University music professor David Steinquest thinks they’re apt.

He used these macabre terms recently to describe the University’s annual Percussion Ensemble Halloween Concert. For the last 25 years, this strange blend of music and mayhem has set the mood for the October holiday, and it’s proven to be wildly popular among Clarksville residents.

“It’s a very family-friendly concert, and it’s always a sell-out,” Steinquest said.

At 6 and 8 p.m. this Friday, APSU musicians will once again don costumes and perform a mix of Halloween music in an eerily decorated concert hall inside the Music/Mass Communication Building.

The 2008 Percussion Ensemble Halloween Concert

The 2008 Percussion Ensemble Halloween Concert

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State Health Commissioner responds to declaration of National Emergency for H1N1

 

Tennessee Department of HealthTennessee State Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN has this to say in regards to President Barack Obama’s declaration of a National Emergency for the H1N1 flu panademic, “The Presidential declaration is a proactive step in preparing for a potential increase in illness and facility demands related to H1N1 flu. This virus is spreading rapidly, and there is the potential for healthcare systems to become overburdened. This administrative statement will allow healthcare facilities to request specific waivers from the federal Department of Health and Human Services to allow them to initiate their disaster plans quickly in response to increased demand.  We stand ready to support our healthcare partners as they work with us to protect the health of all Tennesseans.”

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APSU’s Harris in third place after two rounds at Troy Invitational

 

Austin Peay State University LogoJunior Chelsea Harris shot a two-under par 70 in Monday’s second round to sit in third place of the Troy Invitational, being played at the Troy Country Club.

Combined with her opening-round 78, Harris is at four-over 148, just three shots behind first-place leader Haley Lawrence, of host Troy, and two strokes behind Louisiana-Monroe’s Angela Drane. The two-under 70 ranks as Harris’ second-best career round.

Harris’ second-round magic keyed a Lady Govs comeback that saw APSU shoot an afternoon round 302 after a disappointing 321 morning 18. As a result, the Lady Govs sit in sixth place at 623, just three shots behind fifth-place South Alabama and just six behind Ohio Valley Conference rival Jacksonville State (301-316=617). The Lady Govs 302 ranked as the day’s third best round.

Chelsea Harris (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Chelsea Harris (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Report Series examines public services for infants, children & youth with Autism in Tennessee

 

comptrollerNASHVILLE, Tenn. – The first in a series of reports examining public services for infants, children and youth with autism in Tennessee was released Thursday by the Comptroller of the Treasury’s Offices of Research and Education Accountability (OREA).

The report, “Autism in Tennessee: Part 1 – An Introduction to Issues and Data Collection Methods,” provides an overview of autism as a disability, a review of associated laws and includes autism data collection and prevalence estimates. Subsequent reports to be released in the series will review public education and health care services as they relate to autism in Tennessee.

According to the report, the number of children and youth receiving autism-related special education services in Tennessee more than tripled from approximately 1,293 to 4,019 between 2001 and 2007. However, it is not known whether those numbers have risen because of an increased prevalence of autism or because autism is being identified and diagnosed more frequently. «Read the rest of this article»

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Govs’ Holt, Faulkner earned OVC Player of the Week Honors

 

Austin Peay State University LogoAustin Peay State University’s signature 24-20 Ohio Valley Conference win against Eastern Kentucky, Saturday night, has earned two football Governors league player of the week honors.

Terrence Holt

Terrence Holt (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Terrence Holt, APSU’s junior tailback and kick returner, was named OVC Offensive Player of the Week for his 176-yard, two-touchdown effort against the Colonels. Meanwhile, junior defensive tackle Antonio Faulkner, whose late-game pass-rushing heroics forced a fumble on one drive and caused an interception on the next, was named OVC Defensive Player of the Week.

Holt, the Nashville native (Maplewood HS) broke off an 80-yard touchdown run in the first quarter that put the Governors up 7-0. In the third quarter it was his 12-yard touchdown run that proved to be the game-winning score; that score was set up by Holt’s 41-yard punt return. Holt now has scored two touchdowns, respectively, in four straight games. «Read the rest of this article»

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TDOE Announces Fundamental Changes to ‘09 Report Card

 

Scores considered to be an “A” or proficient in years past may now be Bs or Cs.

TDOENashvilleThe Tennessee Department of Education yesterday announced fundamental changes to the calculations of Value Added and Achievement scores for the 2009 Report Card. The method of calculating scores and the scale used to determine letter grades has been revised to allow for a transition to the new standards and assessments required by the Tennessee Diploma Project.  Comparison of the 2009 Report Card data with previous years’ scores will not be possible or valid.

“Our students have made great progress over the last five years,” Education Commissioner Timothy Webb said. “Our teachers have truly made the difference. These changes to our calculations reflect no loss of learning but rather the pursuit of higher standards as we demand the highest level of success for our students.” «Read the rest of this article»

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“Port Royal by Lantern” tour this week

 

IMG_4983Port Royal State Historic area will be holding their historical lantern tours this week. The tour last year was so successful, they are adding a second night! Tours start this Thursday, October 29th  6pm-9pm. If you cant make it on Thursday, then come by on Friday night October 30th 6-9pm. Port Royal by Lantern is a guided lantern tour through the historic Port Royal State Park.

Visitors will be taken back to the earliest days of Port Royal by hearing a first hand account by long hunter and settler John Montgomery. They will then continue on their journey through time by meeting various residents from the 1830’s through the 1920’s, all have their unique stories to tell. Afterwards there will be hot apple cider, and other refreshments, as well as a bonfire to huddle around and swap stories with present day locals! The event is free and open to the public. This is the perfect fall evening outing for the whole family.

A tour listens to one of the re-enactors tell his tale

A tour listens to one of the re-enactors tell his tale

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