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APSU Presidential Research Scholars Program announces students for 2011-12

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Ten undergraduate students at Austin Peay State University have been chosen for the 2011-12 Presidential Research Scholars Program.

Students in the program were selected for the May 1st, 2011, to April 30th, 2012, award period. The Research Scholars Program works to promote independent research training and creative activity with scholarly merit and supports the incorporation of research training into the collegiate educational experience. «Read the rest of this article»

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Latest River Update

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – The latest information from Barkley Dam is today 22,000 cubic feet of water per second was released and on Thursday the rate will be cut back to 6,000 cubic feet per second.

The National Weather Service is now projecting the Cumberland River will crest at 50 feet and the Red River will crest at 40 feet.

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Road Closures

 

Montgomery CountyMontgomery County, TN – As of this afternoon, there are several roadways that are closed due to high water. We are anticipating an additional three inches of rain this evening and tonight and have been informed that both Cheatham and Barkley Dams are closed.

The following are the current road closures for the Clarksville Montgomery County area.

Water flowing over Powers PL just off Taurus Road in southern Montgomery County.

Water flowing over Powers PL just off Taurus Road in southern Montgomery County.

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Volunteer Assistance Needed

 

Montgomery CountyMontgomery County, TN – City Mayor Kim McMillan and Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers met with city and county officials this afternoon to determine a course of action regarding potential flooding along Riverside Drive. We are anticipating an additional three inches of rain this evening and have been informed that both Cheatham and Barkley Dams are closed.

With this information, businesses and residents in formally affected areas are urged to be prepare for any possible flooding.

Cumberland River right behind Wendys on Riverside Drive Wednesday afternoon.

Cumberland River right behind Wendys on Riverside Drive Wednesday afternoon.

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Oak Grove Festival Is Now Online

 

Oak Grove Tourism Launches Website for Spring Into Summer Festival

Spring Summer FestivalOak Grove, KY – Oak Grove Tourism is proud to announce the launch of a new website dedicated to their Spring Into Summer Festival.  Springintosummerfest.com was built to give volunteers, vendors, sponsors and visitors, easier access to festival information.

The website will enable vendors and volunteers to access their applications faster and easier and will contain a link to the new Spring Into Summer Festival Blog. The Photo Gallery page shows pictures from last year’s festival and a News Link on the About page features articles pertaining to entertainment and other updates on Spring Into Summer 2011. «Read the rest of this article»

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House Extends Property Tax Relief to Surviving Spouses of Veterans

 

Bill would include hostile as well as non-hostile deaths to qualify

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – A bill, sponsored by Rep. Joe Pitts (D – Clarksville) extending property tax relief to the spouses of veterans, who are killed in non-hostile accidents while deployed, passed the House unanimously, 99-0.

There have been instances in which veterans, who are killed in accidents that are non-combat related, do not receive the same benefits as those who die while in combat. This bill (HB 980), stipulates that as long as a veteran is deployed, the family will still receive property tax breaks afforded those that are mortally wounded in combat.

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APSU students, organizations honored at program for 2010-11

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Office of Student Affairs at Austin Peay State University honored leadership and service by individual students, student organizations and faculty and staff at its Student Organization and Leader Awards Program held April 13th.

The annual program’s focus is recognizing students, student organizations, faculty and staff who have made an impact throughout the year, Student Affairs Programs Director Tammy Bryant said.

Seniors Kenneth Kennedy (left), of Clarksville, and Paige Rasmussen, of McKenzie, were named Mister and Madam Governor. The Mister Governor and Madam Governor Awards, presented by APSU Provost Dr. Tristan Denley, honor graduating students who have contributed to the University community through leadership, diversity and service and have participated in leadership roles on campus while maintaining high academic standards. (Photo provided by APSU Student Affairs)

Seniors Kenneth Kennedy (left), of Clarksville, and Paige Rasmussen, of McKenzie, were named Mister and Madam Governor. The Mister Governor and Madam Governor Awards, presented by APSU Provost Dr. Tristan Denley, honor graduating students who have contributed to the University community through leadership, diversity and service and have participated in leadership roles on campus while maintaining high academic standards. (Photo provided by APSU Student Affairs)

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Dunbar Cave road closed

 

High waterClarksville, TN – Dunbar Cave road at Swan Lake has been closed due to flooding.

The Cumberland River is expected to reach 52.9 feet by Thursday. 46 feet is considered flood stage. It takes 53 to 55 feet to reach Riverside Drive, but not flood it.

The Red River is projected to crest at 48 feet on Thursday.

More updates will be released as they come in.

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Toro Recalls Power Clear Snowblowers and Recycler Mowers Due to Fire or Burn 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.

Toro 20" Recycler Mower and Toro Power Clear Snowblower.

Toro 20" Recycler Mower and Toro Power Clear Snowblower.

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Lady Govs softball land Golden State standout

 

APSU Women’s Softball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team’s incoming class for 2011-12 has reached seven with the addition of multi-talented Sarah Rasmussen, from Greenwood, CA.

Rasmussen, who pitches, as well as plays shortstop and outfield at Golden Sierra High School, joins head coach Casey Dickson’s early signing period additions of Erica Reis, Kady Bland, Lauren Bradley, Paige Neely, Laurel Burroughs and Courtney Ervin.

APSU Women's Softball. (Mateen Sidiq/Austin Peay)

APSU Women's Softball. (Mateen Sidiq/Austin Peay)

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