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Support Local Christmas Tree Farms this Season

 

Think Local, Buy Local, Live Local! (Ad One Advertising)Clarksville, TN – This Christmas season do the planet a favor and select a natural Christmas tree from a local tree farm. Christmas tree farms grow a completely renewable and recyclable resource which contains no petroleum products and leaves a very small carbon footprint.

According to Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Pick Tennessee Products, natural Christmas trees can be found close to home, just waiting to be transported from the farm to your living room.

While they’re growing, natural Christmas trees absorb carbon dioxide and other gases and emit fresh oxygen. Christmas trees are often grown on soil that doesn’t support other crops, and their root systems serve to stabilize soil, protect area water quality and provide refuge for wildlife.

A Christmas Tree Farm

A Christmas Tree Farm

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Austin Peay Lady Govs Basketball seek to cool the Blazers

 

Austin Peay Lady Govs vs. UAB
December 3rd, 2011 |  Tipoff: 7:00pm | Dunn Center | Clarksville, TN

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay concludes its two-game homestand when it hosts UAB in a 7:00pm, Saturday contest. The Lady Govs return to action after an off-night against nationally-ranked Vanderbilt that saw them commit a season-high 22 turnovers.

UAB boasts one of the nation’s stingiest defenses, holding opponents under 50 points per game – ranking 17th nationally in scoring defense while – while ranking 12th nationally with a +9.3 turnover margin.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball.

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Vehicles need to Be Removed from the Christmas Parade Route

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department wants to make the public aware that for public safety, parking will be restricted along the Christmas Parade route, Saturday, December 3rd, from 2:30pm until completion of the parade. There will be orange “No Parking” bags placed over meters in the restricted parking areas along the parade route.

Vehicles which are in the restricted parking areas after 2:30pm on the day of the Christmas Parade will be towed at the “Owner’s Expense”!

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball looks for answers against No. 21/22 Memphis

 

Austin Peay Governors vs. Memphis Tigers
December 3rd, 2011 | Tipoff: 7:30pm | FedEx Forum | Memphis, TN

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsMemphis, TN – A year ago, Austin Peay seemed to find its early season stride after it played Memphis.

Even though the Governors lost 70-68 in overtime, the fact they were able to compete with the highly regarded Tigers seemed to bolster their confidence. In fact, after the loss Austin Peay reeled off six straight victories.

JAustin Peay Basketball. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Austin Peay Basketball. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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College Street Construction Update

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan has received an update about the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s paving project on College Street.

The intersection at North 2nd Street and College Street is open and has temporary striping but there is more paving to be done. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville High School’s Gray will move onto Austin Peay, but wants to win State Championship first

 

Clarksville High School senior point guard runs the show for a potential state championship team. She takes a moment to speak with James D. Horne of the Clarksville Sports Network.

Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – The worst time of Tiasha Gray’s life was when she couldn’t play with her teammates on the Clarksville High girls basketball team.

Gray tore the ACL and MCL in her right knee last season and then had to endure six months of rehabilitation to be prepared to play this season, her senior year.

Tiasha Gray at a Clarksville High School basketball practice.

Tiasha Gray at a Clarksville High School basketball practice.

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Austin Peay State University’s ROTC program celebrates 40 years

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Lt. Col. Robert Gordon, chair of the Austin Peay State University Department of Military Science and Leadership, presented Col. Paul Bontrager with a plaque honoring his service with the APSU Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Governors Guard Battalion December 1st.

Lt. Col. Robert Gordon (left) presents Col. Paul Bontrager with a plaque honoring his service. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU photographer)

Lt. Col. Robert Gordon (left) presents Col. Paul Bontrager with a plaque honoring his service. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU photographer)

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Prepare Now for Winter Weather

 

Tennesseans Urged to Make Plans, Stock Supplies for Ice and Snow Conditions

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Winter weather in Tennessee can change quickly and leave residents dealing with the dangers posed by snow, ice and sub-freezing temperatures.

As part of our ongoing efforts to encourage emergency preparedness, the Tennessee Department of Health, Department of Safety and Homeland Security and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency are urging Tennesseans to prepare now to stay safe and healthy during wintry weather. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville High School’s Graves in a brand new world

 

Clarksville High School senior signed to play for the University of Tennessee Lady Vols next year. She takes a moment to speak with James D. Horne of the Clarksville Sports Network.

Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – Since her seventh grade year, Clarksville High senior Bashaara Graves was besieged by one thing: “Where are you going to play college basketball?”

“It was overwhelming pretty much,” Graves said. “In seventh grade  I wasn’t thinking about it like I was in ninth grade, when I was like ‘Oh my gosh, all these schools want to talk to me.’ I had Tennessee one of the biggest universities wanting me there, it was overwhelming.”

Bashaara Graves

Bashaara Graves

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Holiday shoppers should remember these tips when buying gift cards

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – Gift cards are handy presents – especially for people who seem to have at least one of everything. During the winter shopping season, a gift card can be ideal.

But for all the conveniences of gift cards, they often come with fine print that can make them less than perfect. Here’s how consumers can keep that gift card’s policies from dumping snow on their gift-giving this winter. «Read the rest of this article»

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