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Edmondson, Campbell, Fraley earn College Sports Madness preseason All-OVC honors

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Three Austin Peay State University basketball players have earned College Sports Madness Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference honors.

College Sports Madness (CSM) is a website created by journalist Joel Welser, who has covered college sports for more than a decade.

(L to R) TyShwan Edmondson, Anthony Campbell and John Fraley have earned College Sports Madness Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference honors.

(L to R) TyShwan Edmondson, Anthony Campbell and John Fraley have earned College Sports Madness Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference honors.

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Tennessee confirms Human West Nile Virus Death

 

People Urged to Take Precautions during Outdoor Activities

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed the first death in Tennessee due to West Nile virus since 2009. The individual is a resident of Shelby County.

There have been 14 human cases of the illness in Tennessee so far this year. The Department of Health urges Tennesseans to continue to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites to protect themselves against West Nile virus. «Read the rest of this article»

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Convention Center for Clarksville?

 

Clarksville, TN – Wjzm radio was first to report that there is an effort underway to build a convention center/hotel complex in Clarksville.

A group of investors led by a local physician has optioned land near the new hospital, and asked the Regional Planning Commission for zoning to allow for the facility.

A sample floor plan for a Convention Center (Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary)

A sample floor plan for a Convention Center (Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary)

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Basketball Govs assured of two ESPNU appearances, including January home game vs. Murray State

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – The Ohio Valley Conference’s best rivalry will take center stage in front of a televised audience, January 7th, 2012, when Murray State visits Austin Peay in Dave Aaron Arena.

That 7:00pm contest will be one of two appearances the Govs are assured on ESPNU this winter.

That announcement came Wednesday by the OVC office. The Govs, in fact, will be part of the league’s first televised weekend as well as they travel to Morehead State for an 11:00am, December 31st, New Year’s Eve contest.

APSU Men's Basketball. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Men's Basketball. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Roxy Building Funds Receives Major Boost from Planters Bank

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The Roxy Regional Theatre is pleased to announce a significant corporate donation from Planters Bank for the Roxy Center for Arts & Education building fund.

Planters Bank will contribute $60,000 toward the Center over the next few years for Box Office Naming Rights.

“We are extremely excited to have Planters Bank join us in this venture and hope they serve as a catalyst for other businesses in making this dream a reality,” says Tom Thayer, Executive Director of the Roxy Regional Theatre.

An artist drawing of the planned new Roxy Center for Arts and Education building.

An artist drawing of the planned new Roxy Center for Arts and Education building.

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Controversial Liquor Ordinance before Clarksville City Council

 

Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville city council is scheduled to vote on a controversial ordinance that would eliminate the limit on the number of liquor stores allowed withing the city limits.  The controversial ordinance was presented to the Public Safety committee of the city council by Councilwoman Deanna McLaughlin.

Under her original proposal, which according to the ordinance hasn’t been amended since 1963, the new ordinance would have expanded the number of liquor stores permitted in the city to 20.

After discussion of the ordinance, the Public Safety Committee has recommended to the city council that they lift the limit entirely on the number of liquor stores allowed within the city limits.

This has a number of citizens upset, including local pastor and County Commissioner Tommy Vallejos. «Read the rest of this article»

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Scholarship Program Announced for Tennessee Engineering Students

 

State and National Scholarships Will Be Awarded

ACEC - The American Council of Engineering Companies of TennesseeNashville, TN – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee (ACEC of Tennessee) is currently accepting applications from engineering  and land surveying students in Tennessee for the 2012 national ACEC engineering scholarship program, which will award several scholarships totaling $20,000, and for the 2012 national Council of Structural Engineers scholarship program, which will award a $5,000 scholarship to a structural engineering student pursuing a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering. «Read the rest of this article»

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Mag’s Coffee Accepting Donations to “Bikers Who Care – Family Fund”

 

Mag's CoffeeClarksville, TN – On September 18th, 2011, after completing their annual toy run benefit, five members of the Bikers Who Care (BWC) organization died in their sleep from what has been determined to be carbon monoxide poisoning.  The tragic, untimely deaths of these caring people not only resulted in a tremendous loss to the Clarksville community, but also forever changed the lives of twelve children.

As parents and grandparents, we at Mag’s Coffee want to help in whatever small way we can. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Homecoming 2011 is October 24th-30th with the theme ‘Jurassic Peay’

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will celebrate Homecoming 2011 with the theme, “Jurassic Peay.”

Homecoming is October 24th-30th. Here is a list of events planned as part of the weeklong celebration. Many of the events are open to the public. «Read the rest of this article»

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Twenty-One Races Scheduled for 2011-2012 Tennessee State Parks Running Tour

 

Oldest state parks running series in nation to kick off at Rock Island October 8th
 
Tennessee State ParksNashville, TN – The 2011-2012 Tennessee State Parks Running Tour will kick off on Saturday, October 8th, at Rock Island State Park outside McMinnville.  The Rock Island 5 Miler is the first of 21 foot races scheduled at different state parks from October through March.
 
In its 33rd season, the Tennessee State Parks Running Tour will highlight a number of parks and regions ranging from Roan Mountain, high in the Appalachian Mountains to Meeman-Shelby, located along the Mississippi River.  Every race begins at 11:00am (local time), allowing time for runners to arrive at the designated starting location and to ensure they enjoy peak daily temperatures during the fall and winter seasons. «Read the rest of this article»

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