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The AP is back on the Austin Peay helmet


apsuhelmetAustin Peay State University LogoThe AP is back, on the helmet, that is.

Austin Peay’s football team was surprised Saturday afternoon when they reported to the Dunn Center to play Eastern Kentucky. The players found the AP back on the helmet for the first time in three years.

“It all part of the process, all part of the plan,” said APSU coach Rick Christophel before the game. “Everything is going to be red and white. We got new uniforms this year with white pants. Our next thing will be going back to white facemasks.”

When Christophel took over as APSU’s head coach after the 2006 season, replacing Carroll McCray, who resigned, the AP was not placed on the helmets when APSU bought new helmets.

Christophel is an APSU alum having played quarterback from 1971-74.

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The Clarksville Parks and Rec Report


parksandrec1The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family. This weeks highlights include:

  • Weight rooms
  • R&B/Jazz Step Class
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Hula Lessons
  • Judo
  • Zumba
  • Winter Gym
  • Clarksville Greenway
  • Fright on Franklin Street

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Governors stun Colonels; end 22-game losing streak to EKU


Austin Peay State University LogoAustin Peay State University snapped a 22-game losing streak to Eastern Kentucky, Saturday night, as it rallied in the second half to defeat the No. 20 Colonels, 24-20, at Governors Stadium, in Ohio Valley Conference action.

The victory ended the nation’s third longest losing streak to a single opponent. APSU last defeated the Colonels, Oct. 1, 1977 when Randy Christophel, the brother of current APSU coach Rick Christophel, was the quarterback. It included back-to-back losses to the Colonels after the Govs returned to the OVC in 2007. It also snapped a 17-game Govs losing streak to the Colonels in Governors Stadium.
The Governors got 176 rushing yards from Terrence Holt, including an 80 yarder and a go-ahead 12-yard third quarter score to snare the victory. APSU defense, which had forced just seven turnovers all season long, recovered three fumbles and grabbed one interception in the game—that interception by Zac Burkhart came with 1:19 left in the game at the APSU 41 yard line.

From there Austin Peay ran out the clock as the Govs won their second straight to improve to 3-4 overall, 2-2 in the OVC while the No. 20 Colonels slip to 4-3 overall, 4-2 in the OVC. «Read the rest of this article»

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CPD requesting assistance finding suspect wanted for three attempted homicides


clarksvillepolicelogoThe Clarksville Police Department needs your assistance to locate KENNETH JAMES MOORE (B/M, DOB: 9-6-78, Given Address: 629 Helton Drive, Clarksville, TN).  He has three warrants, issued October 23, 2009, for CRIMINAL ATTEMPT HOMICIDE and one warrant for UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM.  He is a black male, 5’11, approximately 140 lbs, braided black hair which is shoulder length.

Kenneth James Moore

Kenneth James Moore

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Return of the Rivalry


universityoftennesseeWho is Tennessee’s greatest rival? While several answers will be posited, there is only one best answer: Alabama. Since the first meeting between the Tide and the Vols in 1901, few rivalries have matched the Third Saturday in October.

Some rivalries may be older, like the Lone Star Showdown between Texas and Texas A&M. Some may be more prominent in the media, like the River Red Showdown between Oklahoma and Texas. Some may be more heated. After all, the state House of Representatives has never had to suspend the series because of constant violent outbursts as has happened to Alabama/Auburn.

Alabama_Logo2But no rivalry can touch the Alabama/Tennessee series in terms of respect. Both programs are among the winningest in the nation with a history of employing exemplary coaches. For years, both teams were coached by men with ties to the program, who lived the importance of the game, and came back year after year for another chance at winning the most significant game of the season. Because of that, the hatred was tempered by respect for the tradition of the other program. «Read the rest of this article»

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Teenagers who vandalize may face serious consequences


halloween-graphicSome parents consider children who vandalize the property of others to be “just kids having fun.” Is that your opinion?

A tradition in some communities is the “rolling” of other people’s lawns. Young people go to the store and buy huge quantities of toilet paper. They then arrive in the middle of the night at the victim’s lawn and throw toilet paper as high as possible in every tree in sight. They relish the thought that the other person will be cleaning up the mess while they’re home in bed.

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Your Montgomery County Government recently received several awards


Montgomery County, TN SealWe are pleased to announce that Montgomery County Government recently received several awards!

Three-Star-LogoThe first is for our community economic preparedness by the Department of Economic and Community Development, as a certified member of the Three-Star Program. This initiative, a Five-Year Asset-Based Strategic Plan, recognizes the importance of successful community development and its impact on sustaining economic growth. Montgomery County is certified as a Benchmark Level III recipient. This designation brings grant opportunities as well as reductions in the local match for the Fast Track Grants.

Hemlock Semiconductor CorporationTwo others awards received recently were from the Greater Nashville Regional Council. The first was an Economic Development Award for the County’s commitment and efforts that helped bring Hemlock Semiconductor, LLC to the County’s mega-site. This project will have significant economic impact and the County worked hard with many entities to make this project come to fruition. Second is a Public Facilities award for the creation of Civic Hall in Veterans’ Plaza. This multipurpose event space was much needed for Montgomery County and serves as a source of revenue for the County. «Read the rest of this article»

Austin Peay Volleyball team defeats Southeast Missouri


Austin Peay def. Southeast Missouri, 3-0 (25-14, 25-10, 25-17)

Austin Peay State University LogoSenior opposite hitter Kirstin Distler recorded her 1,000th career kill as Austin Peay’s volleyball team won a three-set (25-14, 25-10, 25-17) sweep of Southeast Missouri, Saturday, in Ohio Valley Conference action at the Dunn Center.

Austin Peay (17-6, 9-2 OVC) led wire-to-wire in each of the three sets and posted 52 kills and a .288 attack percentage in the contest. Senior outside hitter Stephanie Champine led the offensive effort with 22 kills and an impressive .419 attack percentage, recording eight kills in each of the first two sets.

Distler, a fourth-year senior from Louisville, Ky., became the ninth Lady Govs player to record 1,000 kills. She also became only the sixth APSU player to record both 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in their career. Distler entered the season with 1,004 digs after surpassing 1,000 digs in the conference tournament last season. «Read the rest of this article»

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Five quick tips to get your home ready for Winter


snowflakesThese are five easy things you can do to get your home ready for the chill of winter.  Being proactive winterizing your home can result in substantial savings in the cost of heating your home.

  1. Roof repairs: If you can safely get onto your roof to inspect for missing shingles or other factors that may lead to a leaky roof, now’s the time to do it! If not, call in a professional organization and have them take care of the rooftop work for you.
  2. Seal it off: Inspect doors and windows to ensure that the weather-stripping is in good condition. This will keep your house warmer and cozier in the winter months.
  3. Hot stuff: Make sure that your heater and ventilation systems are in good working order! Clean out accessible ducts and replace filters where necessary.
  4. Chimney sweep: Creosote, a black substance that builds up in the chimney when wood is burned, can cause chimney fires. Inspect your chimney for creosote and call a chimney sweep to keep your fireplace safe and functional.
  5. Gutter check: Now’s the time to clean out those rain gutters again! If you want to do it yourself, make sure that you can safely access the gutters and then scoop out any debris, blast the drains clean with a high-powered hose, and repair any leaks you may find along the way.
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Tanner announces retroactive pay for ‘Stop Loss’ troops


tannerheaderWASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. John Tanner said some military personnel can now apply for special retroactive payments to compensate for stop-loss orders that extended their enlistments. Approved by Congress in the 2009 War Supplemental Appropriations Act, the program will provide $500 for each month that a service member served under stop loss since Sept. 11, 2001.

“Our service members and their families have made great sacrifices to serve our country,” said Congressman Tanner, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the Tennessee National Guard. “Many times, their enlistments were extended involuntarily or their retirements were put on hold because of the strain that was placed on the Armed Forces. With these special payments, we are sending the message that we recognize their sacrifices and greatly appreciate their service.”

The Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay is available to service members who had their enlistments extended or retirement suspended due to stop loss between Sept. 11, 2001, and Sept. 30, 2009. «Read the rest of this article»

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