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Tennessee Lady Vols roll past LSU Tigers, 77-58

 

Tennessee Athletics Department

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 25 Tennessee led for nearly the entire game and used a strong fourth quarter to pull away from an upset-minded LSU squad on Thursday night for a 77-58 win at Thompson-Boling Arena in the annual Live Pink, Bleed Orange game.

Jaime Nared and Diamond DeShields both posted double-doubles and four UT players scored in double figures, as the Lady Vols (15-7, 6-3 SEC) won their fourth straight game. Tennessee shot a blistering 53 percent from the field and dominated down low, out-rebounding the Tigers, 42-28, while outscoring them by 20 points in the paint.

Nared, the reigning SEC Co-Player of the Week, followed up her career-high 27-point performance at No. 4 South Carolina with a game-high 26 points to lead UT in scoring for the sixth time this season.

Diamond DeShields #11 of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers during the game between the LSU Lady Tigers and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. (Craig Bisacre/Tennessee Athletics)

Diamond DeShields #11 of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers during the game between the LSU Lady Tigers and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. (Craig Bisacre/Tennessee Athletics)

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Clarksville Police Department joins SAFE Campaign

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for its annual Seatbelts Are For Everyone (SAFE) campaign.

This statewide initiative is designed to increase seatbelt usage and child passenger safety restraint usage through the implementation of occupant-protection programs, public events, and checkpoints throughout local communities across Tennessee.

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Planters Bank Presents to show Toy Story this Sunday, February 5th at the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

“Planters Bank Presents…” Film Series

Planters Bank Presents at the Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The “Planters Bank Presents…” film series next movie will be Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story”. This movie will be shown this Sunday, February 5th, 2017 at the Roxy Regional Theatre at 2:00pm.

“Woody,” a drawstring cowboy doll (voiced by Tom Hanks), is jealous of new-toy-in-town, spaceman action figure “Buzz Lightyear” (voiced by Tim Allen) in this computer-generated fantasy of an eclectic assortment of toys and their comical misadventures. 

Woody and Buzz must band together to survive when they find themselves in the outside world.

"Planters Bank Presents..." film series to show "Toy Story" this Sunday at Roxy Regional Theatre.

“Planters Bank Presents…” film series to show “Toy Story” this Sunday at Roxy Regional Theatre.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Avoid Party Penalties – Play it Safe for the Super Bowl

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Millions of people across Tennessee and the country will gather February 5 to watch and celebrate the Super Bowl, and food and drink are a big part of the festivities.

The Tennessee Department of Health is sharing reminders about the game plan to keep your party free of penalties when it comes to food-borne illness and safety.

Super Bowl party

Super Bowl party

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City of Clarksville Employee Service Awards

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and City Department Directors on Wednesday lavished praise and a tasty morning meal on the workers who so ably deliver municipal services to the residents of the City of Clarksville.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan greets the staff members at CDE Lightband who earned Employee Service Awards from the City of Clarksville this year. Among them are Russell Harris and Larry Waynick, who both reached 45-year milestones with the City’s power utility.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan greets the staff members at CDE Lightband who earned Employee Service Awards from the City of Clarksville this year. Among them are Russell Harris and Larry Waynick, who both reached 45-year milestones with the City’s power utility.

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Montgomery County Commissioner Monroe Gildersleeve completes Trustee Certification Program

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Commissioner Monroe Gildersleeve, District 18, recently completed the Trustee Certification Program for Tennessee Library Trustees.

The Tennessee Trustee Certification Program was launched by the Tennessee State Library and Archives on July 1st, 2015 to serve volunteer library board members (called trustees in state law).

Montgomery County Commissioner Monroe Gildersleeve

Montgomery County Commissioner Monroe Gildersleeve

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APSU’s Kaylnn Pitts named OVC Field Athlete of the Week

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University senior jumper Kaylnn Pitts has been named adidas®/Ohio Valley Conference Female Field Athlete of the Week.

Pitts broke the meet and facility record in the triple jump at the Thundering Herd Invitational with a 12.42m (40-9.00) leap, earning her second win in as many weeks in the event after going a calendar year between victories.

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City of Clarksville partners with Flourishing Families on Home

 

Collaboration provides needed transitional housing resource

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville and Flourishing Families have added another link in Clarksville’s chain of social services that helps people in need.

Flourishing Families opened the doors Wednesday to a new transitional home to a family of five. The small but well-kept home at 451 Martin Street. was donated to the non-profit organization by the City of Clarksville.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan greets the Lee family, Chasity, Vincent, Za’Den, Kay’Lisa and La’Miyah as they prepare to move into a new home provided by Flourishing Families, a Clarksville social service agency.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan greets the Lee family, Chasity, Vincent, Za’Den, Kay’Lisa and La’Miyah as they prepare to move into a new home provided by Flourishing Families, a Clarksville social service agency.

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American Heart Association says Seven Heart-Healthy Habits could save billions in Medicare costs

 

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – More than $41 billion a year in Medicare costs could be saved if all beneficiaries achieved ideal levels for five to seven heart-healthy habits to reduce cardiovascular risk, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. 

At least $41 billion annually in Medicare costs could be saved if beneficiaries adopted five to seven of the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 healthy habits to reduce cardiovascular disease.

At least $41 billion annually in Medicare costs could be saved if beneficiaries adopted five to seven of the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 healthy habits to reduce cardiovascular disease.

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft to make fourth flyby over Jupiter’s clouds

 

Written by DC Agle
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – NASA’s Juno spacecraft will make its fourth flyby over Jupiter’s mysterious cloud tops on Thursday, February 2nd, at 4:57am PST (7:57am EST, 12:57 UTC).

At the time of closest approach (called perijove), Juno will be about 2,670 miles (4,300 kilometers) above the planet’s cloud tops and traveling at a speed of about 129,000 mph (57.8 kilometers per second) relative to the gas giant. All of Juno’s eight science instruments, including the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument, will be on and collecting data during the flyby.

This false color view of Jupiter's polar haze was created by citizen scientist Gerald Eichstädt using data from the JunoCam instrument on NASA's Juno spacecraft. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Eric Jorgensen)

This false color view of Jupiter’s polar haze was created by citizen scientist Gerald Eichstädt using data from the JunoCam instrument on NASA’s Juno spacecraft. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Eric Jorgensen)

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