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Tennessee Vols roll to 76-54 win over Mississippi State

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsStarkville, MS – No. 16 Tennessee went to one of the toughest environments in the SEC and dominated Mississippi State, 76-54, in Humphrey Coliseum on Tuesday night.
 
Coming off a career performance Saturday at Ole Miss, Admiral Schofield played lights out once again, finishing with 24 points and seven boards to lead the Vols (22-7, 12-5 SEC). The win guaranteed Tennessee a top-two finish in the SEC this season and a double-bye in the SEC Tournament next week.
 
Mississippi State (21-9, 9-8 SEC) pulled within four points early in the second half at 44-40, but UT responded with a 12-2 run to make it a 14-point game with 12:08 remaining.

Tennessee Volunteers guard Jordan Bone (0) drives to the basket against Mississippi State Bulldogs guard Nick Weatherspoon (0) during the first half at Humphrey Coliseum. (Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers guard Jordan Bone (0) drives to the basket against Mississippi State Bulldogs guard Nick Weatherspoon (0) during the first half at Humphrey Coliseum. (Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators beat Winnipeg Jets 6-5

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators defeated the Winnipeg Jets in a wild one tonight at the Bell MTS Place, 6-5, with Ryan Hartman scoring the winning goal, with just one minute left in regulation. 

Hartman was acquired on Monday, from the Chicago Blackhawks, and was playing in his debut game with Nashville.

The two points came over their nearest Central Division rival, and is the start of a Canadian road trip that will include games against Edmonton and Vancouver this week.

Nashville Predators right wing Ryan Hartman (38) get steady to tip in the game winning goal on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) in the third period at Bell MTS Place. (James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators right wing Ryan Hartman (38) get steady to tip in the game winning goal on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) in the third period at Bell MTS Place. (James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports)

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Clarksville Police report Juvenile Shot while Riding Bicycle

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Wednesday, February 27th, 2018, around 7:30pm, Clarksville Police Officers responded to a shots fired call in the area of Vanleer Street and Ford Street. When officers arrived they found a teenage male juvenile laying on the ground off the side of the road of Vanleer Street. He was conscious, talking and taken by Lifeflight to a Nashville area hospital.

There is very little information to provide at this time. There was a white vehicle which was caught on video leaving the scene of the shooting.

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APSU Basketball’s Matt Figger named OVC Coach of the Year

 

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APSU Men's BasketballBrentwood, TN – First-year head coach Matt Figger and the dynamic low-post duo of senior Averyl Ugba and freshman Terry Taylor are all new to the Ohio Valley Conference, but they have left an indelible impact on the league.

Tuesday, Figger was named OVC Coach of the Year, while Taylor earned Freshman of the Year honors. Taylor and Ugba, the graduate transfer from Grambling State, both were named First-Team All-OVC and to the All-Newcomer team via a vote of the league coaches and sports information directors.

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Better Business Bureau Warns of Storm Chasers

 

Better Business Bureau - BBBNashville, TN – The recent damage caused by wind and tornados in the Montgomery County area brings out the best in people, as strangers reach out to help others in need. Unfortunately, the aftermath of a crisis also brings out contractors who take advantage of those who have already been victimized.

As a follow up, your Better Business Bureau is warning local residents affected by the recent storms to beware of storm chasers and out-of-town contractors soliciting business.

“It is not uncommon for out-of-town storm chasers to go door-to-door offering assistance after storms like the ones we had on Saturday night,” said Robyn Householder, President & CEO of Better Business Bureau. “Storm chasers may not have proper licensure for your area and may offer quick fixes or make big promises for which they won’t deliver.”

Basketballs rests in water surrounded by debris Sunday morning after a fierce storm hit Saturday night in the Farmington subdivision in Clarksville, TN. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via USA TODAY NETWORK)

Basketballs rests in water surrounded by debris Sunday morning after a fierce storm hit Saturday night in the Farmington subdivision in Clarksville, TN. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via USA TODAY NETWORK)

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APSU Women’s Basketball guard Brianne Alexander named to All-OVC First Team

 

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APSU Women's BasketballBrentwood, TN – With the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament on the horizon, Governors’ guard Brianne Alexander was named to the All-OVC First-Team.

Alexander has stepped up for the Govs both on an off the court this season, filling a void down low and instilling her veteran leadership into a young Governors’ squad.

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Clarksville Gas and Water reports Crossland Avenue Lane Closed

 

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water closed both westbound lanes on Crossland Avenue between Gracey Avenue and Greenwood Avenue at 7:00pm for water service line replacement; however, the inside eastbound lane of Crossland Avenue at the work site has been reassigned to westbound traffic.

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APSU Softball game at Middle Tennessee postponed due to Weather

 

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APSU SoftballClarksville, TN – With the threat of storms and heavy rainfall predicted in the mid-Tennessee area on Wednesday, Austin Peay State University’s scheduled road softball contest at Middle Tennessee State University has been postponed.

Heavy rain prediction forces postponement of Austin Peay's Softball game against Middle Tennessee, Wednesday. (APSU Sports Information)

Heavy rain prediction forces postponement of Austin Peay’s Softball game against Middle Tennessee, Wednesday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Celebrate American Red Cross Month by giving blood in March

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.

Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities and bring hope to people facing emergencies.

LaDeodra Drummond donates blood. (Jeanette Ortiz-Osorio/American Red Cross)

LaDeodra Drummond donates blood. (Jeanette Ortiz-Osorio/American Red Cross)
Members of Congress and staff roll up a sleeve in honor of Representative Steve Scalise and those wounded during a terrible shooting on June 14, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. In this photo, LaDeodra Drummond donates blood at the event. Photos by Jeanette Ortiz-Osorio/American Red Cross

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Tennessee Titans look to continuing building after Playoff Season

 

Mike Vrabel hired as head coach; Titans to select 25th in 2018 NFL Draft

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans took another step forward in 2017. Entering 2018, they look to pair the optimism surrounding their Divisional Round finish with the fresh approach of a new coaching staff.

Earning their second consecutive 9-7 record during the 2017 regular season, the Titans advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

New Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

New Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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