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Several APSU faculty, staff spotlighted for Achievements

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Several faculty and staff members at Austin Peay State University were noted recently for various accomplishments.

Dr. Phyllis A. Camilleri and Dr. Jack Deibert, both professors of geology and geography, and Sue Breeden, analyst in the GIS Center, will present their research, titled “Preliminary Geologic Mapping and Quaternary Faulting of the Western Margin of the Grant Range, East-Central Nevada,” at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, October 9th-12th in Minneapolis, MN. «Read the rest of this article»

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Funeral Arrangements For The Bikers Who Care Families

 

Bikers Who Care Clarksville, TN – Funeral arrangements have been made for those who passed away Sunday, September 18th, at the 30th Annual Leslie W. Watson Memorial Toy Run & Benefit Party at the Clarksville Speedway.

The visitations and funerals for Jonathan & Katherine Over, Timothy Stone, Jim Wall and Allison Bagwell are as follows:

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ShopSmart’s Simple Fall Fix-Ups

 

An Easy Checklist to Save Big Dollars on Major Home Repairs

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NY – Fall is the best time to get your house in order because come winter, small problems can turn into big-dollar nightmares. The October 2011 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, highlights key household maintenance tasks for the fall that can save readers more than $20,000 in repairs.
 
“People need to take home repairs seriously, especially with winter just a few months away,” said Lisa Lee Freeman, editor-in-chief of ShopSmart. “Now is the time to check and service any small problems before snow, ice, and freezing temperatures accentuate them.” «Read the rest of this article»

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College Street Road Closure Planned

 

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Clarksville Gas and Water DepartmentClarksville, TN – A Gas and Water construction crew will close College Street from 7th Street to 8th Street tomorrow evening starting at 7:00pm to replace water service lines. Traffic will be detoured to Main Street and 9th Street. Work is expected to be complete and the road reopened at 4:00am Thursday morning.

Motorists should approach the work site with caution.

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Donations Being Accepted for The Bikers Who Care Families

 

Bikers Who Care Clarksville, TN – For those interested in helping the Bikers Who Care families, memorial accounts have now been set up at Planters Bank for each family.

The accounts are for Jonathan and Katherine Over, Timothy Stone, Jim Wall and Allison Bagwell-Wyatt who all passed away Sunday after the 30th Annual Leslie W. Watson Memorial Toy Run & Benefit Party at the Clarksville Speedway. They were wrapping up a successful weekend raising money for the childrens charities supported by the Bikers Who Care. «Read the rest of this article»

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Heart Walk sets goal of $1.4 million; 10,000 walkers expected to participate

 

Mayor Karl Dean, Dr. William Paul to join October 1st event, kicking off Walk Nashville Week
 
American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – More than 10,000 people are expected on Saturday, October 1 for one of the biggest fundraising walks in all of Tennessee, the American Heart Association’s Nashville Heart Walk, at Vanderbilt University.

This year’s Heart Walk, one of the largest Heart Walks in the nation, will also be the official kickoff for Walk Nashville Week, and Mayor Karl Dean and Dr. William Paul of Metro Public Health Department will join the festivities in support of Nashville’s efforts to achieve better health. «Read the rest of this article»

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Prostate Cancer Support and Education Group to meet Thursday

 

September 2011 is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Montgomery County and Clarksville

Madison Street United Methodist ChurchClarksville, TN – Did you know 30,000 men die each year from prostate cancer? Or that 1 in 2,000 men between the ages of 40-44 and 1 in 476 men between the ages of 50-56 will develop prostate cancer? After the age of 75, 1 in 6 men will develop prostate cancer? This disease affects so many men and their families right here in Clarksville.

Prostate Cancer Support Group meets this Thursday September 22nd at 7:00pm and is for men and their families who are dealing with this disease or have questions about the disease. «Read the rest of this article»

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Dog Handlers wrap up Deployment, return to Fort Campbell

 

Written by Spc. Shawn Denham
PAO, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Divison (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division2nd Brigade Combat Team - Strike

Fort Campbell, KY – More than a year in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 2010-2011, Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division finally returned home.

Dog Handlers and Tactical Explosive Detection Dogs (TEDDs) with Strike Brigade returned home to Fort Campbell, August 24th and September 15th as part of the brigade’s final redeployment.

“I’m extremely proud of each of them,” said Maj. Christine Lancia, the Provost Marshall during 2nd BCT’s recent deployment, and native of Akron, Ohio. “The TEDDs team performed superbly. We asked a lot from them and they performed their mission day in and day out successfully.”

Dog Handlers with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), rest their Tactical Explosive Detection Dogs after landing at Fort Campbell Army Airfield, Fort Campbell, KY, August 24th. This is the first of two flights returning Combined Task force Strike dog handling Soldiers from Afghanistan to Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Shawn Denham, PAO, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div.)

Dog Handlers with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), rest their Tactical Explosive Detection Dogs after landing at Fort Campbell Army Airfield, Fort Campbell, KY, August 24th. This is the first of two flights returning Combined Task force Strike dog handling Soldiers from Afghanistan to Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Shawn Denham, PAO, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div.)

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CTS Passenger Notice

 

Clarksville Transit SystemClarksville, TN – Effective Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 due to construction in Veterans Plaza the Route 5, Hilldale buses and the Route 6, Madison Street buses will not be able to go into the parking lot of Veterans Plaza.

The Hilldale and Madison Street buses will service Veterans Plaza by stopping on Talley Drive, Crossland Avenue and Pageant Lane to board and alight passengers. «Read the rest of this article»

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August Unemployment Rate 9.7 Percent

 

Rate Down 0.1 Percentage Point from July
 
Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis announced today Tennessee’s unemployment rate for August was 9.7 percent, down from the July revised rate of 9.8. The national unemployment rate for August 2011 was 9.1 percent, unchanged from the July revised rate.

2011 August Labor Force Estimates

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