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U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn Says It’s Time To Hold Planned Parenthood Accountable

 

Vows to continue investigation until every element of the truth is known

U.S. CongressWashington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Vice Chair Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) joined her Republican colleagues on the House floor tonight to discuss the Congressional investigation into videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors discussing the sale of fetal body parts. A transcript of Congressman Blackburn’s remarks follows below:

“We come to the floor tonight as mothers and grandmothers and dads and granddads. We come with just such heavy hearts and such a burden for what we have found out, for what we have seen, and for what has been made public about Planned Parenthood.

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

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Tennessee Titans agree to Contract Terms with quarterback Marcus Mariota

 

Tennessee Titans

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans agreed to contract terms today with their first-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft, QB Marcus Mariota.

“We are glad to have the deal with Marcus done, and I’d like to thank both Marcus and his representatives for their diligence in working with us to finalize this contract,” said Titans Executive Vice President and General Manager Ruston Webster.

2015 first round pick QB Marcus Mariota (8) signs deal with Tennessee Titans.. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

2015 first round pick QB Marcus Mariota (8) signs deal with Tennessee Titans.. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Former APSU Golf’s Marco Iten to play in European Masters

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUCrans Montana, Switzerland – Former Austin Peay State University golf star Marco Iten will participate in the Omega European Masters in his native country’s Valais region, beginning Thursday at the Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre.

Former Austin Peay Governors Golf's Marco Iten. (APSU Sports Information)

Former Austin Peay Governors Golf’s Marco Iten. (APSU Sports Information)

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Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee receives Book Proceeds Donation from Nashville Lawyer

 

Legal Aid Society named one of three beneficiaries

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the CumberlandsNashville, TN – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm, announced that Nashville lawyer Randy Kinnard, with Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, has named Legal Aid Society one of three organizations to receive proceeds from his book, “Respect: Through the Eyes of Children.

Released last fall, Kinnard’s book is a collection of essays written by local students that illustrate the definition of respect from a youth’s perspective. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University included among Top Universities for Adult, Nontraditional Learners

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A life of learning is at the heart of Austin Peay State University’s mission. With that goal, APSU recently joined the Coalition of Adult Learning Focused Institutions (ALFI).

ALFI institutions seek to advance programs and promote services for adult students. To do that, they observe their adult degree programs and share “best practices.”

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for July 25th through July 31st, 2015

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs during the year. There are programs for children and adults.

Some of the upcoming events include: Cooling at the Cave, and Cave Hikes.

Cumberland Winds Jazz Project to play at Cooling in the Cave this Saturday, July 25th at Dunbar Cave.

Cumberland Winds Jazz Project to play at Cooling in the Cave this Saturday, July 25th at Dunbar Cave.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation hosts Teen Takeover, July 23rd, 2015

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Teen Takeover, a night exclusively devoted to teens will be held by Clarksville Parks and Recreation on Thursday, July 23rd.

Teen Takeover will feature a video gaming area hosted by Game Stop, DJ entertainment, giveaways, food, indoor inflatables, and plenty of room to relax and hang out with friends.

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5th Special Forces Group holds Change of Command Ceremony at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Jacob Mahaffey
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs Office

5th Special ForcesFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, family members and friends gathered together on Gabriel Field, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, July 16th, 2015, for the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) change of command ceremony.

Col. John W. Brennan commanded the 5th SFG (A) from August 2013 until today as he passed the Group’s colors to Col. Kevin C. Leahy. The passing of the colors is an Army tradition symbolizing the passing of responsibility from one commander to another.

Col. Kevin C. Leahy, commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), salutes his formation during the closing of the 5th SFG(A) change of command ceremony on Gabriel Field, July 16, 2015. (Sgt. Seth Plagenza, 5th SFG(A) Combat Camera)

Col. Kevin C. Leahy, commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), salutes his formation during the closing of the 5th SFG(A) change of command ceremony on Gabriel Field, July 16, 2015. (Sgt. Seth Plagenza, 5th SFG(A) Combat Camera)

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APSU Governors Football picked ninth in annual poll

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University football was picked ninth in the Ohio Valley Conference by a vote of the conference coaches and sports information directors announced Monday at the annual OVC Media Day.

Defending champion Jacksonville State was the top preseason choice for a second straight year, picking up 16 of 18 first-place votes and 128 points total.

Austin Peay Football selected ninth at OVC Media Day. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football selected ninth at OVC Media Day. (APSU Sports Information)

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Latinos Live Familismo; How this can help improve the health of the Latino community

 

Written by Dr. Eduardo Sanchez

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – Familismo or familism. While many look to social psychologists to define this cultural characteristic, Latinos live it.

Our cultures of origin — Mexican, Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Cuban, Colombian or other Spanish-speaking countries — are rooted in family, in connecting, helping each other become the best we can be, putting our children first and supporting each other through good times and bad.

Fruit preparation. (American Heart Association)

Fruit preparation. (American Heart Association)

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