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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam unveils Veterans Education Task Force Report

 

Report outlines initiatives to encourage veteran success in Tennessee higher education

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today unveiled a report by the Governor’s Veterans Education Task Force outlining ways to improve higher education opportunities for returning veterans.

Recommendations made by the task force are: support standardized, statewide training for campus leaders on veteran education practices; provide opportunities for colleges and universities to compete for funding veteran-focused initiatives; and establish a comprehensive veteran education web-portal.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam

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APSU art patrons and artists celebrate at Acuff Circle of Excellence event at F&M Bank’s Franklin Room

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Patrons of the arts at Austin Peay State University joined creators of art at a festive celebration at F&M Bank’s Franklin Room in downtown Clarksville last week.

The annual Soiree on Franklin, in its fifth year and sponsored by the Acuff Circle of Excellence board of directors, featured representations of all of APSU’s arts disciplines: music, dance and theatre, creative writing and the visual arts. This year’s theme, “Coming Home to the Arts,” was chosen to tie into the University’s Homecoming Week.

Austin Peay students from the cast of the upcoming “Broadway on the Cumberland.” entertain at the 2014 Soiree on Franklin.

Austin Peay students from the cast of the upcoming “Broadway on the Cumberland.” entertain at the 2014 Soiree on Franklin.

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U.S. President Barack Obama Urges FCC to Implement Stronger Net Neutrality Rules to keep the Internet Open and Free

 

President of the United States SealWashington, D.C. – Today, President Barack Obama asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take up the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality, the principle that says Internet service providers (ISPs) should treat all internet traffic equally.

The President has been a strong and consistent advocate of net neutrality since his first presidential campaign.

President Obama’s plan would reclassify consumer broadband services under what’s known as Title II of the Telecommunications Act.

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Montgomery County Government Offices to close Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 in observance of Veterans Day

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government Offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 11th, in observance of Veterans Day.

Public safety personnel will report as scheduled.

Government offices will be open for normal business hours Wednesday, November 12th, 2014.

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City of Clarksville offices closed in observance of Veterans Day Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan reminds everyone that all City of Clarksville offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014, in recognition of Veterans Day.

City offices will reopen Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 for regularly scheduled business hours.

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Austin Peay State University Women’s Volleyball at Murray State Tuesday

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – The final regular-season week starts for Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team when it travels to Murray State for a 7:00pm, Tuesday, Ohio Valley Conference contest at Racer Arena.

Austin Peay senior middle blocker Hillary Plybon recorded her fifth-straight double-digit kill outing with 10 kills against UT Martin Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay senior middle blocker Hillary Plybon recorded her fifth-straight double-digit kill outing with 10 kills against UT Martin Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville Police Department Saturation Patrol Statistics from November 7th – November 8th, 2014

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department conducted impaired saturation patrols on November 7th and November 8th, which was partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.

During this time, there were 210 vehicles stopped and 180 individuals charged.

Clarksville Police saturation patrol. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

Clarksville Police saturation patrol. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Winter Gym program starts tonight

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks  Recreation Department has partnered once again with the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System to provide an opportunity for recreational basketball free play. «Read the rest of this article»


AAA reports Gas Prices continue to Fall

 

AAATampa, FL – Motorists saw prices continue to plunge at the pump last week. The national average price for gasoline fell for the 42nd consecutive day Sunday. Meanwhile, the streak of declines is 37 days in Florida, 38 in Georgia, and 39 in Tennessee.

“Cheap gas prices couldn’t come at a better time as millions of Americans make travel plans for the holiday season,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Prices are the lowest in four years, which should influence more people to take a trip, drive farther, or drive instead of fly.” «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU to Exhibit Art by Military Personnel and Veterans on November 13th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – John Edmondson Jr. served in the U.S. Navy for 26 years, so it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that his favorite film is the 1965 naval war movie “In Harm’s Way.”

What does surprise people is that Edmondson is a gifted artist, and now that he is retired, he’s harnessing that talent as a student in the Austin Peay State University Department of Art. One of his recent works is a painting of John Wayne, dressed as Captain Rockwell Torrey, from “In Harm’s Way.”

Exhibit showcasing our Veterans to be on display at APSU November 13th.

Exhibit showcasing our Veterans to be on display at APSU November 13th.

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