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APSU Basketball plays Arkansas tough in 76-65 loss

 

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APSU Men's BasketballFayetteville, AR – Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball found that it more than measured up to Southeastern Conference competition, giving Arkansas all it could handle in a 76-65 defeat at Bud Walton Arena, Friday.

Austin Peay (8-5) battled to the end and got huge minutes from its reserves but Arkansas (9-3) made a late second-half push to down the Govs in both squads nonconference finales.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball goes toe to toe with Arkansas Friday night at Bud Walton Arena. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball goes toe to toe with Arkansas Friday night at Bud Walton Arena. (APSU Sports Information)

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#10 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball takes care of Murray State, 98-77

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Seven Lady Vols scored in double digits, fueling No. 10/10 Tennessee to a 98-77 victory over Murray State Friday night at Thompson-Boling Arena.

With a season-high crowd of 8,518 looking on, the Lady Vols (10-1) were led in scoring by Rennia Davis who posted her third double-double of the season with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Other UT players in double figures were Rae BurrellMimi Collins, and Meme Jackson with 11 points each, and Evina Westbrook, Jazmine Massengill and Cheridene Green with 10 apiece. 

Tennessee Women's Basketball freshman Jazmine Massengill had a career high 10 points and 8 assists in win over Murray State Friday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball freshman Jazmine Massengill had a career high 10 points and 8 assists in win over Murray State Friday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Highway Patrol to conduct Sobriety Checkpoint Decemer 28th, 2018

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPMontgomery County, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint on Friday, December 28th, 2018 on Highway 48 south of Hawkins Road in Montgomery County.

Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others, every year, in the United States. Troopers, deputies, and officers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol impairment. Troopers, deputies, and officers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed, while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

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As original Gander Memorial closes at Fort Campbell, plans for new site take shape

 

Written by Maria McClure
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Gander memorial – Task Force 3-502nd Memorial Park – sits on the peninsula between the post’s Screaming Eagle and Normandy boulevards.

It was established to honor the U.S. Army Soldiers and crew members who lost their lives in the December 12th, 1985, crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 at Gander, Newfoundland, Canada.

The flight was scheduled to bring 248 Soldiers – all of whom were attached or assigned to 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, “Strike and Kill,” 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division – home to Fort Campbell following a six-month peacekeeping mission to the Sinai Peninsula in the Middle East. There were no survivors.

The new Task Force 3-502nd Memorial site will feature two sugar maples standing on either side of the black granite monuments representing the commander and the command sergeant major of Task Force 3-502nd – Lt. Col. Marvin Jeffcoat and Command Sgt. Maj. Hasland O. Black. (Courtesy Graphic)

The new Task Force 3-502nd Memorial site will feature two sugar maples standing on either side of the black granite monuments representing the commander and the command sergeant major of Task Force 3-502nd – Lt. Col. Marvin Jeffcoat and Command Sgt. Maj. Hasland O. Black. (Courtesy Graphic)

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Last Game between Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – In Week 11 of the 2018 season, the Titans traveled to Indianapolis to take on the Colts and fell by a score of 38-10.

On Indianapolis’ second possession of the game, Colts QB Andrew Luck led his team on a seven-play, 33-yard scoring drive. With help from a 51-yard punt return from Colts WR Chester Rogers, Colts RB Marlon Mack got in the end zone on a one-yard rushing score to put Indianapolis on the board first, 7-0.

Tennessee Titans receiver Tajae' Sharpe (19) makes a diving catch for a touchdown over Indianapolis Colts corner back Kenny Moore II (23) in the second half at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 18th, 2018.

Tennessee Titans receiver Tajae’ Sharpe (19) makes a diving catch for a touchdown over Indianapolis Colts corner back Kenny Moore II (23) in the second half at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 18th, 2018. Mandatory (Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports)

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City of Clarksville offices to close for New Year’s

 

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CTS offers Operation Safe Ride on New Year’s Eve

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – City of Clarksville offices will close Monday and Tuesday, December 31st and January 1st to observe New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

City Public Safety departments will be on duty as usual and all essential City services will continue on these days off.

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#3 Tennessee Vols Basketball hosts Tennessee Tech, Saturday

 

#3 Tennessee Vols (10-1) vs. Tennessee Tech (4-8)

Saturday, December 29th, 2018 | 12:01pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 3 Tennessee will look to extend its six-game winning streak Saturday, as the Vols host Tennessee Tech in Thompson-Boling Arena in their final game before beginning SEC play.

The game will tip at 12:00pm CT and will be broadcasted online through SEC Network+ WatchESPN. Fans can listen live on their local Vol Network affiliate to hear Bob Kesling and Bert Bertelkamp describing the action. Tickets for most remaining Tennessee home games are available at AllVols.com.

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Fort Campbell Gander ceremony bittersweet as post readies for memorial relocation

 

Written by Maria McClure
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – U.S. Army Soldiers, Families, veterans and friends gathered December 12th, 2018, at the Task Force 3-502nd Memorial Park for one final remembrance ceremony.

“Today is a time to say goodbye. Today is the last day that the Gander remembrance will be conducted on this hallowed ground,” said U.S. Army Col. Joseph Escandon, commander of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in the opening remarks of this speech. “We could be sad, but there is much to rejoice in for this is a time of renewal.”

The memorial is dedicated to 248 Soldiers – all of whom were attached or assigned to 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, “Strike and Kill,” 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and eight crewmembers, who died in when their flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Gander, Newfoundland, Canada.

Amy Gallo, a Gander widow, shakes hands with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers Wednesday, December 12th, 2018, following the final remembrance ceremony at Task Force 3-502nd Memorial Park at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Maria Rice McClure, Fort Campbell Courier/Fort Campbell Public Affairs)

Amy Gallo, a Gander widow, shakes hands with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers Wednesday, December 12th, 2018, following the final remembrance ceremony at Task Force 3-502nd Memorial Park at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Maria Rice McClure, Fort Campbell Courier/Fort Campbell Public Affairs)

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American Heart Association says Final Farm Bill protects SNAP, addresses Food Insecurity

 

American Heart Association

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C. – American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement on the final farm bill language released by House and Senate negotiators:  

“We commend congressional leaders for negotiating a bipartisan farm bill that prioritizes the needs of low-income people to provide a reliable source of food for their families.

Nancy Brown; Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association

Nancy Brown; Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association

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