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Lady Govs fall to Lipscomb

 

APSU Women’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – A nearly eight-minute second half drought again proved too much to overcome as Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team dropped a 63-58 non-conference decision to Lipscomb, Wednesday night at the Dunn Center.

Austin Peay (2-8) scored the second half’s first six points and led 27-24 with 18:48 remaining. But the Lady Govs would score just one field goal – a layup by junior Jasmine Rayener at the 13:25 mark – over the next eight minutes as Lipscomb pieced together a 23-2 run to build an 18-point, 47-29 lead with 10:58 left.

Sophomore Neika Smith scored four points, including this putback with nine seconds remaining in the Lady Govs loss to Lipscomb, Wednesday. (Courtesy: Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

Sophomore Neika Smith scored four points, including this putback with nine seconds remaining in the Lady Govs loss to Lipscomb, Wednesday. (Courtesy: Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

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Gates presents valor awards to Bastogne Soldiers

 

Written by Combined Joint Task Force-101 Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates presented six Silver Star Medals and a Bronze Star Medal with Valor to Task Force Bastogne Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Joyce December 7th.

The Soldiers, all from 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, were recognized for heroic actions during Operation Strong Eagle in June and July in eastern Afghanistan.

U.S Army Spc. Richard T. Bennett of St. Charles, IL, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, is awarded the Silver Star Medal by the Secretary of Defense Robert Gates at Forward Operating Base Joyce Dec. 7th. Bennett was awarded Silver Star for valorous actions against armed and heavily fortified enemies during Operation Strong Eagle. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Andy Barrera/Released)

U.S Army Spc. Richard T. Bennett of St. Charles, IL, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, is awarded the Silver Star Medal by the Secretary of Defense Robert Gates at Forward Operating Base Joyce Dec. 7th. Bennett was awarded Silver Star for valorous actions against armed and heavily fortified enemies during Operation Strong Eagle. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Andy Barrera/Released)

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Water Outage and Road Closure on Hornberger Lane

 

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Clarksville Gas and WaterClarksville, TN – Gas and Water construction workers will disrupt water service and close the southbound lane of traffic on Hornberger Lane from College to Franklin Street on Thursday, December 9th beginning at 8:00am to noon for fire hydrant replacement work.

Hornberger will be closed to Franklin Street traffic; however motorists from College may pass.

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APSU Community School of the Arts slates December 9th performance as benefit concert for fire victim

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – At 7:00pm, Thursday, December 9th, Austin Peay State University’s Community School of the Arts will present a benefit concert to aid a local family whose house was destroyed in a fire December 7th.

The family includes a member of the Clarksville Youth Chorus, which will be featured on the program along with the Clarksville Teen Singers and the Clarksville Community Chorus.
Those who cannot attend the concert but would like to help should call the American Red Cross at 931-645-6401 and reference the Kay Davis family.

For more information, call JoAnn McIntosh, coordinator of the Community School of the Arts at APSU, 931-221-7508, or e-mail at csa@apsu.edu.

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Clarksville Kiwanis Clubs gives the gift of Christmas to area children

 

Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Kiwanis Clubs gathered together on December 7th 2010 to bring the joy of Christmas into the hearts of 216 children from the Headstart program and various area child care centers. The annual Children’s Christmas Party is a partnership between the Hilldale and Downtown Kiwanis Clubs, and was organized and chaired by Andrew Hale, and Matt Dyce.

It all kicked off on Monday when roughly 50 people gathered at First Baptist Church to wrap over $7,000 in toys purchased from area Walmarts. The Walmart Corporation gave the Kiwanis Club a generous discount as a donation to the program. The Toy’s included Disney Princess Dolls, Hasbro’s Littlest Petshop dolls, children’s books, Nerf Weather Blitz All-Conditions Footballs, Fisher-Price Dora the Explorer Mega Tunes Guitars, winter hats and gloves, Tonka Lights & Sound – Rescue Force trucks and helicopters, and Road rippers – Street Screamers cars.

The wrapping of the gifts for the Kiwanis Club Children's Christmas Party

The wrapping of the gifts for the Kiwanis Club Children's Christmas Party

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Lane Closure on College Street

 

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Clarksville Gas and WaterClarksville, TN – The southbound lane of College Street from North Second Street to North First Street will be closed to traffic on Thursday, December 9th, from 8:00am to noon for water service line maintenance.

Gas and Water workers will detour traffic to North Second Street.

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Consumer Reports Reveals 5 Steps To Happy Returns

 

Almost 1 in 5 Americans expected to return at least one holiday gift

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Socks again? As consumers scramble to purchase gifts this holiday season, shoppers also need to keep in mind that nearly 20 percent of Americans plan to return at least one holiday gift, according to a Consumer Reports Holiday Shopping Poll conducted last year.

And though most shopping policies are more lenient than they were before the recession, some companies have fought fraud and abuse with stricter policies. But there are ways to prepare for a hassle-free return process with the least amount of headache, according to the January issue of Consumer Reports on newsstands December 7th and online at www.ConsumerReports.org. «Read the rest of this article»

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Doyle named AVCA All-Midwest Region Honorable Mention

 

APSU Women’s Volleyball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsLexington, KY – Sophomore outside Nikki Doyle of Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team was named to the All-Midwest Honorable Mention squad, Tuesday, by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Sophomore Nikki Doyle was named to the All-Midwest Honorable Mention squad, Tuesday, by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Sophomore Nikki Doyle was named to the All-Midwest Honorable Mention squad, Tuesday, by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Titans Host Division Rival Colts on Thursday Night

 

Tennessee Titans (5-7) vs. Indianapolis Colts (6-6)
Thursday, December 9th, 2010 • 7:20pm CST • LP Field • Nashville, TN • TV: NFLN/WSMV-4

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (5-7) host the Indianapolis Colts (6-6) Thursday night in the second of three consecutive home games against division opponents. Kickoff at LP Field (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for 7:20pm CST on Thursday, December 9th.

The Titans will attempt to end a three-game losing streak to the Colts. The last victory they earned in the series was a 31-21 win at LP Field on Monday night, October 27th, 2008. «Read the rest of this article»

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Guardsmen honored in largest Freedom Salute ever

 

The patch of the Tennessee Army National Guard's 278th Armored Cavalry RegimentNashville, TN – Freedom Salute ceremonies Saturday and Sunday of last week brought together the largest number of Tennessee National Guardsmen and families ever honored.
 
Held in Knoxville on Saturday, and Millington and Henderson on Sunday, the events recognized Guardsmen from 14 units across Tennessee, all part of the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment headquartered in Knoxville.

A portion of the large crowd on hand for Freedom Salute ceremonies held at Henderson’s Freed-Hardeman College for nine of the 14 National Guard units honored last weekend.

A portion of the large crowd on hand for Freedom Salute ceremonies held at Henderson’s Freed-Hardeman College for nine of the 14 National Guard units honored last weekend.

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