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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan proclaims March 1st “Arbor Day”

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – On Friday, March 1st, 2013, the Clarksville City Forester, Clarksville Tree Board, and Carmel Elementary School students will celebrate “Arbor Day” by planting a Tulip Poplar tree at Carmel Elementary School in Sango at 9:45am. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team Soldiers teach local afghan children

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – U.S. Army soldiers from Provincial Reconstruction Team Nangarhar, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division at Forward Operating Base Finley-Shields, Afghanistan, volunteer their time and services to help local children learn English.

The civil affairs soldiers volunteer to be teachers, on their own time, while still managing their normal work schedules for PRT Nangarhar.

Local Afghan girls play a game of alphabet bingo to help learn English letters Feb. 15, 2013, during Girl’s English Class at Forward Operating Base Finley-Shields, Afghanistan. The children are part of a volunteer-run program to help teach local children language skills. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Task Force 1-101 PAO)

Local Afghan girls play a game of alphabet bingo to help learn English letters Feb. 15, 2013, during Girl’s English Class at Forward Operating Base Finley-Shields, Afghanistan. The children are part of a volunteer-run program to help teach local children language skills. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Task Force 1-101 PAO)

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Austin Peay State University infielder Reed Harper named finalist for 2013 Senior Class Award

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Infielder Reed Harper has been named one of 30 baseball finalists for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award®.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.

Senior infielder Reed Harper is one of 30 finalists for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award®. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Senior infielder Reed Harper is one of 30 finalists for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award®. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says Teach children fire safety at an early age

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Every day, Americans experience the tragedy of a residential fire. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than 3,500 Americans die and approximately 18,300 are injured annually in fires. One of the primary causes of residential fire deaths and injuries for children under 10 is playing with a heat source, which includes lighters and matches.

“We urge parents to teach children at an early age about the dangers of playing with fire, to prevent child injuries, fire deaths and fire-setting behavior,” State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak says. “If your child expresses curiosity about fire or has been playing with fire, calmly but firmly explain the dangers and that matches and lighters are tools for adults only.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay Lady Govs Basketball fades in overtime to lose to Belmont Bruins

 

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s women’s basketball team rallied from six-points down in the second half to force overtime in its Ohio Valley Conference contest versus Belmont, Wednesday night at the Dunn Center, but the Bruins outscored the Lady Govs 17-4 in the extra five minutes of play to come away with a 71-58 victory.

APSU senior Meghan Bussabarger scored her 20th point of the game in overtime and with it became the 16th player to reach the 1,000 point mark. APSU Women's Basketball.

APSU senior Meghan Bussabarger scored her 20th point of the game in overtime and with it became the 16th player to reach the 1,000 point mark. APSU Women’s Basketball.

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Tennessee House, Senate Democrats push for vote to expand Medicaid

 

Tennessee Democratic PartyNashville, TN – House and Senate Democrats pushed in a Tuesday press conference for a full debate and an up or down vote on a bill to allow Tennessee to expand Medicaid.

“Unfortunately, this General Assembly has been in session for more than a month now, and we’ve spent most of our time on trivial matters,” House Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh said. “Whether we expand Medicaid affects the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans and has profound implications for our states budget.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Basketball hoping to finish strong

 

Southeast Missouri vs. Austin Peay Governors

Thursday, February 28th, 2013 | 7:30pm (CT)
Clarksville, TN | Dunn Center

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay men’s basketball team will enter this weekend in an extremely unfamiliar territory. One of the OVC’s most successful programs for nearly the last three decades will not be playing for an OVC tournament seed.

The Governors strictly will be playing for pride and building for the future when they play Southeast Missouri, 7:00pm, Thursday, and UT Martin, 7:30pm, Saturday.

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

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

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Fort Campbell’s Cole Park Commons Easter Brunch

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Easter is a great time to renew a Family tradition or start a new one and Easter Brunch at Cole Park Commons is a great way to bring friends and Family together for this special holiday.

On March 31st, Cole Park Commons will be hosting an Easter Brunch from 10:30am to 2:30pm.

There will also be a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny so don’t forget to bring your camera. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay Lady Govs Softball sweeps Alabama A&M Bulldogs

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team opened up the home part of its 2013 schedule with a sweep of Alabama A&M, Wednesday afternoon at Cheryl Holt Field, coming away with 6-0 and 6-2 victories.

Junior Lauren de Castro (3-1) and freshman Abby Guest combined to throw the shutout in Game 1 for the Lady Govs (5-3), with de Castro going the first six innings – giving up four hits and five walks with seven strikeouts – while Guest struck out two and gave up a hit in her one inning of work.

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

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

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Clarksville City Updates for February 27th, 2013

 

Clarksville City Council - Ward 10Clarksville, TN – Beyond the usual council reports I write, I usually try to provide information on other happenings in our city. It has been a while since I have done this so I want to catch you up on what is going on.

Topics include: Clarksville Fire Rescue, Clarksville Police Department, Building and Codes Department, East West Corridor and more. «Read the rest of this article»

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