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Governor Bill Haslam taps Mike Krause to lead Drive to 55, Tennessee Promise

 

Krause to Oversee Launch and Implementation of Tennessee Promise

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced that Mike Krause will join the Governor’s Office as executive director of the Drive to 55 and Tennessee Promise initiatives.

Krause will lead and manage the launch and implementation of Tennessee Promise and oversee all Drive to 55 efforts, including the statewide Seamless Alignment and Integrated Learning Support (SAILS) early math remediation program, online innovation initiatives, Degree Compass expansion, adult student analytics and research, veteran education efforts, and the development of post-secondary scorecards.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Austin Peay State University has 170 student-athletes named to Spring honor roll

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s 313 student-athletes posted a 2.914 grade-point average during the recently completed Spring 2014 semester, the athletics department announced Wednesday.

The 2.914 cumulative GPA accumulated by the department’s student-athletes was the eighth-best mark in program history. It also is the fifth consecutive semester the group posted a 2.90 GPA or better.

170 APSU student-athletes named to Spring honor roll. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

170 APSU student-athletes named to Spring honor roll. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Fort Campbell MWR’s Spectacular Saturday helps BACH reach out to Community

 

2014 Fort Campbell Week of the EaglesFort Campbell, KY – On Saturday Fort Campbell MWR organized Spectacular Saturday, a massive event for the soldiers and their family’s as part of the 2014 Week of the Eagles. The 2014 Week of the Eagle Community Fair featured static displays with some of the 101st Airborne Division’s tactical equipment including helicopters like the Chinook, Apache, Blackhawk, Kiowa and land vehicles including an HMMWV and an MRAP! For the Kids or young at heart there were zip-lines, and over a dozen inflatables. The Week of the Eagles Car show, and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Community Health Fair were also part of this mega event. It was a lot of fun for everyone who attended.

“Blanchfield Army community Hospital is starting their 26 Week Performance Triad Health Challenge,” said Laura Boyd, Public Affairs Officer for Blachfield Army Community Hospital. “The performance Triad is the Army Surgeon General’s way to promote sleep, activity, and nutrition to help ensure more healthy soldiers.”

A young lady and her father enjoy the trackless train at the 2014 Week of the Eagles Spectacular Saturday Community Fair

A young lady and her father enjoy the trackless train at the 2014 Week of the Eagles Spectacular Saturday Community Fair

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APSU Volleyball adds Jami Thomas to coaching staff

 

From APSU Sports Informaion

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, Tn –  Austin Peay State University head volleyball coach Taylor Mott has announced that Jami Thomas will join her staff next season as a volunteer assistant coach.

Thomas, a Paola, Kansas native, brings 14 years of coaching experience to the Lady Govs staff. Most recently, she was the head varsity coach at Clarksville High School where she led the Wildcats to an 11-5 record and the District 10-AAA semifinals during the 2013 season.

APSU Volleyball announces Jami Thomas joins coaching staff (APSU Sports Information)

APSU Volleyball announces Jami Thomas joins coaching staff (APSU Sports Information)

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101st Sustainment Brigade ‘Drive the Wedge’ battalion receives new commander at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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

Fort Campbell, KY – The 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), held its battalion change of command ceremony May 13th, 2014, on the Fort Campbell, KY, Division Parade Field. During the ceremony, Lt. Col. Thomas M. Gaston Jr. relinquished command of the 129th CSSB to Lt. Col. Able E. Young.

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Austin Peay State University Baseball’s Alex Robles, Ridge Smith, Cayce Bredlau receive OVC Honors

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUJackson, TN – A trio of Austin Peay State University baseball freshmen received postseason honors at the Ohio Valley Conference baseball banquet, Tuesday night, prior to the start of the OVC Baseball Championship.

Austin Peay's Robles, Smith and Bredlau pick up OVC hardware. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Robles, Smith and Bredlau pick up OVC hardware. (APSU Sports Information)

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AAA reports Gas Prices expected to Fall through Memorial Day Weekend

 

AAATampa, FL – Crude oil supplies in the Gulf Coast continue putting downward pressure on the price of gasoline.

However, prices are not in a free fall as demand reached its highest level since 2009, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Gas Prices expected to Fall through Memorial Day Weekend

Gas Prices expected to Fall through Memorial Day Weekend

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Clarksville Gas and Water reports Atlantic Boulevard Closed

 

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water has closed Atlantic Boulevard to through traffic between Harold Drive and Bonny Castle Road for a water line repair.

The work is anticipated to be finished by approximately 1:00pm.

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Five former Clarksville prep baseball standouts heading to NJCAA World Series with Columbia State

 

Columbia State Community College ChargersClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville will be well represented in Grand Junction, Colorado May 24th through 31st, as five former local prep baseball standouts are among the team members of the Columbia State Community College Chargers squad that qualified for the 57th annual Alpine Bank Junior College World Series.

Three of the five prepped at Rossview High School – Austin Atwell, Tyler Stewart and Dylan Stewart – while the other two – Scooter Hightower and Josh Wilson – played at Clarksville High School.

Clarksville well represented at NJCAA World Series. (CSCC Sports Information)

Clarksville well represented at NJCAA World Series. (CSCC Sports Information)

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This History of Fort Campbell’s Week of the Eagles

 

2014 Fort Campbell Week of the EaglesFort Campbell, KY – Major General J.H. Cushman hosted Fort Campbell’s first “Week of the Eagles” May 21st-25th, 1973; one year after the 101st was officially welcomed back from Vietnam.

The week was touted as a celebration of the Division’s combat readiness and was held in the same time period as Armed Forces and Memorial Days. The week also featured both a Kentucky Day of the Eagles and a Tennessee Day of the Eagles. Kentucky Governor Wendell Ford and Tennessee Governor Winfield Dunn both visited Fort Campbell to mark the occasions.

Fort Campbell kicks off the Week of the Eagles with a Division Run.

Fort Campbell kicks off the Week of the Eagles with a Division Run.

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