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Tennessee Highway Patrol Announces the 2011 Dispatcher of the Year

 

The Tennessee Highway Patrol LogoNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol named Dispatcher Max Milam the 2011 Trooper of the Year at an award ceremony held Thursday evening. Milam, a communications supervisor, is assigned to the THP’s Jackson District.

Additionally, seven other Dispatchers received Dispatcher of the Year honors in their respective districts.

“The dispatchers are the unsung heroes of our agency,” THP Colonel Tracy Trott said. “They do an outstanding job of keeping our troopers safe across the state. Their hard work does not go unnoticed. It is an honor to recognize them for their efforts.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay Lady Govs Indoor Track and Field have good results at OSU Tune Up

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Indoor Track and Field

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsColumbus, OH – Austin Peay women’s indoor track and field team prepared for the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championships at the OSU Tune-Up, hosted by Ohio State.

The OSU Tune Up proved to be a highly competitive meet, featuring host Ohio State, Ohio University, Marshall, Miami (Ohio), Wright State, along with individuals from Cincinnati. The Lady Govs came away with seven personal bests, picking up eight top-5 finishes and winning the 1600-meter relay.

Austin Peay Women's Indoor Track and Field. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women's Indoor Track and Field. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors Tennis falls against No. 71 Georgia State Panthers

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Tennis

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team fell 7-0 to ITA-ranked No. 71 Georgia State, Sunday afternoon at the Peachtree City Tennis Center.

The trip was a return visit after the Panthers came to Clarksville, last season, for a 5-2 win. In that match, the Govs won the doubles point and No. 2 singles match. This year, the Govs were not as fortunate.

Austin Peay Men's Tennis. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men's Tennis. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Fort Campbell’s 887th Engineer Support Company clears roads in Afghanistan

 

The little things that add up
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan – The mission for route clearance team is quite simple: find a barrage of small-arms, mortars and improvised explosive devices on the roads of Afghanistan and get them off.

For the soldiers of the 887th Engineer Support Company, 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, everything over there is always easier said than done. The company is primarily a Horizontal Construction Company comprised of heavy equipment operators who were remissioned as route clearance experts eight months prior to their deployment.

Soldiers with the 887th Engineer Support Company, 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, conduct route clearing in Regional Command East, Afghanistan. (Courtesy Photo)

Soldiers with the 887th Engineer Support Company, 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, conduct route clearing in Regional Command East, Afghanistan. (Courtesy Photo)

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Austin Peay Governors Baseball stymied by the Illinois State Redbirds, drop series finale 10-1

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Baseball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team ran into a determined Illinois State squad and could not rally from an early deficit, losing 10-1, Sunday in the final game of a four-game series at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Second baseman Jordan Hankins batted in the Govs lone run in Sunday's loss to Illinois State. Austin Peay Men's Baseball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Second baseman Jordan Hankins batted in the Govs lone run in Sunday's loss to Illinois State. Austin Peay Men's Baseball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Highway Patrol announces 2011 Trooper of the Year

 

The Tennessee Highway Patrol LogoNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol named Trooper Dwayne Stanford the 2011 Trooper of the Year at an award ceremony held Thursday evening. This marks the second consecutive year Trooper Stanford, a third generation State Trooper, has earned the honor. He was also recognized in Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s State of the State address in January.

Additionally, seven other State Troopers received Trooper of the Year honors in their respective districts. Awards were also given to the Investigator of the Year and Interdiction Trooper of the Year, while 10 troopers were also recognized for their DUI enforcement. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell Welcomes Home 215 Soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Yesterday Fort Campbell welcomed 215 soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade home from a year long deployment to Southern Afghanistan. The 159th Combat Aviation Brigade is one of the last major elements of the 101st Airborne Division still deployed in Afghanistan.

Family and friends of the returning soldiers had gathered together to give their loved ones a proper welcome home.This was an early morning flight and in spite of that there was an energy and enthusiasm in the air.

The returning soldiers stand proudly before their loved ones and friends

The returning soldiers stand proudly before their loved ones and friends

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Clarksville Police investigating 16 Year Old’s Claim of being shot while walking down Old Ashland City Road

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On February 18th, 2012, around 9:40am, Police were called to Gateway Medical Center in reference to a 16 year old at the emergency room that had been shot.

According to the 16 year old male, after spending the night with some friends, he was walking on Old Ashland City Road and sustained a gunshot wound to his lower back. After being shot, he was picked up by two unknown men in a silver Mitsubishi Galant and taken to the emergency room. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Red Coat Society inducts three new members Saturday Night

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – On Saturday night, February 18th, the Red Coat Society inducted Don Jenkins, owner of Jenkins and Wynne Ford Lincoln Honda ; Gary Mathews, owner of Gary Mathews Automotive Group, and James Corlew, owner of James Corlew Chevrolet Cadillac during halftime of the Austin Peay Governors Sears BracketBusters contest with Youngstown State.

The Red Coat Society serves as a Hall of Fame of service for the Governors Club, APSU’s Athletics booster club. This is the ninth year for the Red Coat Society.

Gary Mathews, James Corlew, and Don Jenkins were inducted into the Red Coat Society Saturday Night at halftime of the Austin Peay Governors vs. Youngstown State basketball game.

Gary Mathews, James Corlew, and Don Jenkins were inducted into the Red Coat Society Saturday Night at halftime of the Austin Peay Governors vs. Youngstown State basketball game.

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Celebrating Southern Food

 

Martha White®Nashville, TN – From cornbread to collard greens to pimento cheese, the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi celebrates and nurtures the passion for Southern food, cooks and producers.

The 14th annual Southern Foodways Symposium explored the history and current state of agriculture in the Cultivated South, since agriculture has driven the Southern economy for much of the region’s history.

Cheddar and Lardo Cornbread

Cheddar and Lardo Cornbread

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