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Middle Tennessee Job Fair for Veterans set for December 15th

 

Tennessee Military DepartmentNashville, TN – Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, has announced a Middle Tennessee Job Fair to be held in Smyrna Thursday, December 15th, for National Guard members, Reservists, spouses, and all veterans.

The Job Fair will be at the National Guard’s Regional Training Institute, Building 500, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. «Read the rest of this article»

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Massachusetts natives serve as Screaming Eagles

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Carl
159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionAfghanistan – Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division and a native of Quincy, MA, Maj. Brendan Cullinan and 1st Lt. Steven Rogers visit with the division’s 159th Combat Aviation Brigade in southern Afghanistan December 6th.

Cullinan is the executive officer of 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, and a Scituate, MA, native, while Rogers is a pilot with the unit and hails from Weymouth, MA.

Maj. Gen. James C. McConville (center) Maj. Brendan Cullinan (right) and 1st Lt. Steven Rogers (left). (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Carl)

Maj. Gen. James C. McConville (center) Maj. Brendan Cullinan (right) and 1st Lt. Steven Rogers (left). (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Carl)

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Austin Peay Lady Govs Basketball comeback falls short at Ball State

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady GovsMuncie, IN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team dominated the game’s final nine minutes but could not complete a come-back effort in a 59-55 non-conference loss to Ball State, Sunday afternoon at Worthen Arena.

Ball State (5-5) built a nine-point, 52-43, lead on Brittany Carter’s three-pointer with 9:17 remaining. It was the last field goal the Cardinals would make in the contest as they missed on their final seven attempts – only a 7-of-12 effort at the free throw line prevented a complete collapse the game’s remainder.

Senior Whitney Hanley recorded her fifth 20-point effort this season, leading all scorers with 22 points in the Lady Govs loss at Ball State, Sunday. Austin Peay Basketball. (Courtesy: Cidnie Sydney-Brewington/APSU)

Senior Whitney Hanley recorded her fifth 20-point effort this season, leading all scorers with 22 points in the Lady Govs loss at Ball State, Sunday. Austin Peay Basketball. (Courtesy: Cidnie Sydney-Brewington/APSU)

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Parks and Rec Report for December 11th

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include:

  • Pictures with Santa
  • Story Tellers
  • Indoor Aquatic Center Holiday Promotions
  • Indoor Soccer program to be offered soon
  • Try Scuba Class
  • Christmas on the Cumberland
  • Parks & Rec Holiday Hours

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal asks residents to prepare homes for Cold Weather

 

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Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Tennessee Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak wants to remind Tennesseans to keep safe and warm, as colder weather becomes more common across the state. But she urges residents to be cautious in the use of alternate heat sources.

“The colder weather means many people will begin to heat their homes with fireplaces, woodstoves and space heaters,” said McPeak. “Cold weather months typically have a higher number of accidental fire injuries and deaths, due to the use of these alternate heat sources.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay Graduating Military Students to receive new APSU Coin

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Active duty military students who will graduate from Austin Peay State University next week will be the first class to receive APSU’s new military coin.

The inaugural military graduate recognition and coin presentation ceremony, with the theme “All Hail to Those Who Serve,” is scheduled for 5:00pm, Wednesday, December 14th in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall.

The event is open to the public.

APSU’s new Military Coin.

APSU’s new Military Coin.

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Bake a Gift from the Heart

 

Martha White®Nashville, TN – The possibilities for a special gift from your kitchen are endless – a great pound cake, a loaf of banana bread, special cinnamon rolls or even a homemade pecan pie.

“Anything you bake from a treasured family recipe will have special meaning as a gift to a friend,” said the Martha White® baking expert Linda Carman. “However, practically speaking, cookies are one of the best choices for gift giving.”

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The Weekly Market Snapshot from Frazier Allen for the week of December 11th

 

Weekly Market Snapshot

Market Commentary by Scott J. Brown, Ph.D., Chief Economist

Scott J. Brown Ph.D., Chief Economist Raymond James Investment Services

Scott J. Brown Ph.D., Chief Economist Raymond James Investment Services

The focus remained on Europe, as leaders struggled to come up with a fiscal compact. Results were mixed, with the euro zone economies reaching some agreement, but the United Kingdom opted out. That may set up future conflicts between the European Union and the euro zone countries embedded in it. As expected, the ECB lowered short-term interest rates and took further efforts to boost liquidity. However, ECB President Draghi said that the markets were wrong to interpret his previous comments as signaling that the ECB would do a lot more. Market participants still expect the ECB to come through eventually, despite its reluctance to take on the role of lender of last resort.

The economic calendar was thin. The ISM Non-Manufacturing Index slipped to 52.0 in November, vs. 52.9 in October, consistent with lackluster-to-moderate growth in the overall economy. Consumer sentiment improved in the mid-month assessment for December. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville High wins Slamfest

 

Clarksville High wins Slamfest for first time since 2001. Wildcats win own tournament over Ravenwood in championship match.

Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – Clarksville High won its own Slamfest dual wrestling tournament Friday with a 39-25 victory over Ravenwood in the championship final.

The Wildcats won the team tournament for the first time since 2001. Clarksville High beat Notre Dame 41-32 in its semifinal match.

Rossview took 11th and Northwest 12th. Montgomery Central did not make it out of pool play.

Clarksville High School's 2011 Slamfest

Clarksville High School's 2011 Slamfest

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Bastogne occupies Fort Knox

 

Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Two units from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, have spent more than a week occupying the training areas in Fort Knox, KY.

The Bastogne Brigade’s 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry, and 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, have been conducting their gunnery and artillery tables and other various types of training since as early as November 28th.

Maj. Dean Scaletta, the operations officer for 1-32 Cav., says that Knox offers better training areas than Campbell.

Pvt. 1st Class Collin R. Hoffmeyer, a gunner with Troop A, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, fires a Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire Command Data Link Missile from the turret of a Humvee Dec. 6th at Observation Point-12 in Fort Knox, KY. The squadron was training here in order to complete their gunnery tables. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

Pvt. 1st Class Collin R. Hoffmeyer, a gunner with Troop A, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, fires a Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire Command Data Link Missile from the turret of a Humvee Dec. 6th at Observation Point-12 in Fort Knox, KY. The squadron was training here in order to complete their gunnery tables. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

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