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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Awards $375,000 in Highway Safety Grants to Montgomery County Agencies

 

Haslam Awards $18.1 Million in Highway Safety Grants total to State Agencies

332 Agencies to Receive Funds to Improve Safety on Tennessee Roadways

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer today announced more than $18.1 million to support highway safety in Tennessee.

The funds support the mission of the Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) to save lives and reduce injuries on Tennessee roadways through leadership, innovation, coordination and program support in partnership with numerous public and private organizations.

Grantees Title Amount
Austin Peay State University Campus Police High Visibility Law Enforcement Campaigns $ 5,049.00
Clarksville Police Department Alcohol Counter Measures $ 84,184.22
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department Alcohol Counter Measures $ 74,861.76
TN District Attorney General, 19th Judicial District DUI Abatement/Prosecution Enhancement $211,764.19
Total $375,859.17

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Heritage Bank Congratulates Clay Goad as Heritage Bank’s Player of the Week

 

Heritage BankClarksville, TN – John Peck, President and CEO of Heritage Bank and Carla Allison, Office Manager at the Main Street location in Clarksville, are proud to congratulate the September 7th, 2012,  Heritage Bank Player of the Week, Clay Goad.

Congratulations to Senior, Clay Goad on a victory against Mount Juliet Christian Academy where he experienced a performance that was nothing short of spectacular.

(L to R) Carla Allison; Heritage Bank Office Manager, Clay Goad, and John Peck; Heritage Bank President and CEO.

(L to R) Carla Allison; Heritage Bank Office Manager, Clay Goad, and John Peck; Heritage Bank President and CEO.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation Maintenance Work for Montgomery County area starting September 21st, 2012

 

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – From Friday September 21st through Wednesday September 26th, (excluding weekends), 9:00am-3:00pm, there will be alternating lane closures on State Route 11 (U.S. 41) in order to mill, pave and stripe the roadway between mile marker 2.0 and mile marker 3.0.

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Austin Peay Governors Tennis opens season at Louisville Invitational

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Tennis

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team will compete in the Louisville Fall Invitational, beginning at 9:00am, Friday in Louisville, KY.

Austin Peay Men's Tennis. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Tennis. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports Emerald Ash Borer found in Middle Tennessee for the First Time

 

TDA Foresters stress importance of Not Moving Firewood to help Slow Spread

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees, has recently been found in Smith and Jefferson counties. Smith is the first county in Middle Tennessee where EAB has been found. Both cases have been confirmed by USDA.

While Jefferson County is adjacent to previously quarantined areas where EAB has been confirmed, the find in Smith County was of particular concern because of the distance the insect was found from the already quarantined areas in East Tennessee. The location in Smith County where four EAB were caught is at Cordell Hull Lake in the Elmwood/Granville area.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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Austin Peay Lady Govs Volleyball opens OVC Season with a pair of Home Games this Weekend

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Volleyball

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team will return from a 10-day break to open its home schedule with a pair of Ohio Valley Conference contests at the Dunn Center. First up is a 7:00pm, Friday contest against Jacksonville State that will be followed by a 2:00pm, Saturday contest against Tennessee Tech.

Fans will be able to enjoy both contests with free admission each day.

Austin Peay Women's Volleyball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Volleyball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation hosting Trail Cleanup at the Clarksville Greenway October 13th

 

Clarksville GreenwayClarksville, TN – Clarksvillians are encouraged to join in the beautification of one of the City’s favorite walking trails. The City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a cleanup at The Clarksville Greenway, located at the Pollard Road Trailhead, on Saturday, October 13th from 8:00am to 10:00am.

Our trails need constant maintenance, but to make it more fun, we schedule volunteer maintenance days throughout the year to keep them in shape.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam proclaims POW/MIA Recognition Week

 

POW/MIA Flag to be Flown Over the Tennessee State Capitol September 21st-27th

Tennessee Department of Veterans AffairsNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced September 21st-27th, 2012 as POW/MIA Recognition Week.

In 1990, the 101st Congress passed legislation to recognize the National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag. Since 2011, the week beginning the third Friday of September and extending through the following Thursday of each year shall be designated as “Tennessee POW-MIA Recognition Week” to remember and pay tribute to service members captured by the enemy and those still missing in action. «Read the rest of this article»

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Frankenstein Concert at Austin Peay to be blend of Music and Visual Art on October 1st

 

APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative ArtsClarksville, TN – Several times during the conversation, the name Leopold was whispered. The three Austin Peay State University professors were referring to a fictional character played masterfully by Bugs Bunny in the 1949 Warner Brothers Looney Tunes cartoon “Long-Haired Hare.”

Barry Jones, APSU associate art professor, spoke in a quiet, reverential tone when mentioning the name. Kell Black, art professor, said it a bit more forcefully. But it was Dr. Gregory Wolynec, professor of music and conductor of the Gateway Chamber Orchestra, who almost shouted the name with gusto. He has a special fondness for the character since Bugs Bunny is in fact impersonating the famed British conductor Leopold Stokowski. «Read the rest of this article»

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High School Bands were Rockin’ at the 2nd Annual Indian Nation Marching Invitational

 

Montgomery Central High SchoolCunningham, TN – On Saturday, September 15th, 14 area High School Marching Bands made their way to Montgomery Central High School Stadium for the 2nd Annual Indian Nation Marching Invitational. The weather was perfect as the bands strutted their stuff in front of the filled stadium.

“There was a lot of work done by our Band Boosters to prepare a quality competition.” stated Montgomery Central High School Principal Christy R. Houston. “We hope everyone enjoyed the experience.”

Clarksville High School Marching Wildcats were the Grand Champions of the 2nd Annual Indian Nation Marching Invitational.

Clarksville High School Marching Wildcats were the Grand Champions of the 2nd Annual Indian Nation Marching Invitational.

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