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State Farm® Cleared by FFA for Commercial Drone Use

 

FAA okays insurer to test damage-assessing drones

State FarmMurfreesboro, TN – Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there, in the air. State Farm is the first insurer in the United States to receive FAA permission to test Unmanned  Aircraft Systems (UAS) for commercial use.

The decision provides the insurer the opportunity to research this new technology and potentially deploy it in ways that could benefit customers. State Farm plans to explore the use of unmanned aircraft to assess potential roof damage during the claims process and respond to natural disasters. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Lady Govs Softball takes down UT Martin Skyhawks 6-3

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUMartin, TN – Austin Peay State University’s Natalie Ayala held UT Martin scoreless over the final five innings of play, Sunday, as the Lady Govs softball team came away with a 6-3 Ohio Valley Conference win at Bettye Giles Field.

Austin Peay Softball's Natalie Ayala pitches five scoreless innings to power Lady Govs past Skyhawks. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball’s Natalie Ayala pitches five scoreless innings to power Lady Govs past Skyhawks. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Governors Baseball sweeps Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – A five home run barrage lifted Austin Peay State University’s baseball team to a 12-10 Ohio Valley Conference victory against Tennessee Tech, Sunday, at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay Baseball hold on for 12-10 victory against Tennessee Tech. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball hold on for 12-10 victory against Tennessee Tech. (APSU Sports Information)

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Consumer Reports looks at the use of Pesticides on Produce to Help Consumers Reduce Exposure

 

Risk Guide for 48 Fruits and Vegetables from 14 Countries; Choosing Organic Always the Safest Choice but in Many Cases Conventional Can Be As Low Risk

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Fresh produce is an important part of a healthy diet.  A new study by Consumer Reports looks at the risks of pesticide residues for 48 fruits and vegetables from around the globe to come up with guidelines to help consumers reduce their exposure to these toxic chemicals.

An accompanying 40-page report, “Pesticide Use in Produce,” from Consumer Reports’ Food Safety and Sustainability Center provides a closer look at the consequences of pesticide use for those who produce food, wildlife, and the environment. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU to have Montgomery County Public Health Director Joey Smith speak April 8th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Montgomery County Public Health Director Joey Smith (’99) was recently honored as one of the leaders in his field in the United States, and Austin Peay State University is proud to welcome Smith to campus as he discusses his successes and what he sees in the future of public health.

Smith’s discussion will take place from 11:30am–12:30pm on April 8th in University Center room 305, located on the campus of the University.

Montgomery County Public Health Director Joey Smith

Montgomery County Public Health Director Joey Smith

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Tennessee Board of Regents approves New Programs, Fee Changes, New TCAT Director

 

Hears Restructured Remediation Success Story

Tennessee Board of RegentsCookeville, TN – Tennessee Board of Regents colleges are improving success rates for students who come to campus requiring remedial support.

Members of the Tennessee Board of Regents received the news during a report on academic initiatives at the Board’s quarterly meeting on the campus of Tennessee Tech University today.

A pilot program involving almost 1,000 students that began at nine community colleges last year helped the colleges improve students’ successful pass rate of the required freshman math course from about 10 percent to 62 percent overall, and in freshman writing from 30 percent to 74 percent. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay Department of Art and Center of Excellence For The Creative Arts award inaugural Tennessee Artist Fellowship

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Department of Art, in association with the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is pleased to announce that Memphis-based artist Maysey Craddock is the recipient of the inaugural Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts Tennessee Artist Fellowship.

Craddock was selected from a list of outstanding artists from across the state compiled by APSU faculty for the honor, and will be awarded $5,000 to aid in the creation of new artwork. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell MWR Mother and Son Dance

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Join MWR on Friday, April 10th, for a Mother and Son dance featuring a photo booth, a professional photo set, DJ music, non-alcoholic beverages and a dessert bar.

Dress is semi-formal. This event is recommended for age 5 and older.

The dance starts at 7:00pm and runs through 10:00pm at Cole Park Commons Conference Center.

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APSU Governors Football has strong Spring Scrimmage Saturday

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – In Saturday’s first scrimmage – a short 33-play affair at Governors Stadium – Austin Peay State University football team showed fight and moxie on the field, encouraging signs for head coach Kirby Cannon in his third spring at the helm.

Austin Peay Football held first Spring Scrimmage, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football held first Spring Scrimmage, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for March 29th, 2015

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include: Spring Eggstravaganza, 50-Plus Olympics Registration, Downtown Market Vendor Application, Archery at Crow, and Just Ordinary Exercise (J.O.E.) Program.

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