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Tennessee Vols defeat South Carolina Gamecocks 92-70 for 15th Straight Win

 

UT Athletics

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsColumbia, SC – Despite a push from the Gamecocks in the second half to make it a one-possession game, No. 1 Tennessee pulled away in the second half for a 92-70 victory Tuesday at South Carolina’s Colonial Life Arena.

The victory marked the 15th consecutive win for the Vols (19-1, 7-0 SEC), matching a program record that has stood for more than a century (February 20th, 1915, until January 20th, 1917).

Tennessee’s defense stepped up big in the final nine minutes of the game, holding the Gamecocks (10-10, 5-2 SEC) to just seven points and 1-of-10 shooting from the field down the stretch.

Tennessee Volunteers guard Lamonte Turner (1) drives around South Carolina Gamecocks forward Chris Silva (30) in the first half at Colonial Life Arena. (Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers guard Lamonte Turner (1) drives around South Carolina Gamecocks forward Chris Silva (30) in the first half at Colonial Life Arena. (Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports)

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American Red Cross Blood Supply strained as Winter Storms cancel Blood Drives

 

American Red Cross

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross is reissuing its emergency call for blood and platelet donors to give now after multiple snow storms, frigid temperatures and the government shutdown further reduced lifesaving donations.

In January, more than 4,600 Red Cross blood and platelet donations went uncollected as blood drives were forced to cancel due to severe winter weather blanketing parts of the U.S., and additional cancellations are expected this week.

American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood, platelet donors to give now.  (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood, platelet donors to give now. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

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Clarksville Montgomery County Schools to operate 2 Hours Late Wednesday

 

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville Montgomery County School System reports that schools will be delayed two hours on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019.

The decision to delay is for safety reasons.

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Brandi Bryant assumes new role within Austin Peay State University Athletics

 

Austin Peay State University Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison has announced that Brandi Bryant will be taking on a new role within the athletics department, taking over the newly-created position of Assistant Director of Athletics for Strategic Initiatives and Capital Projects.

Harrison also announced Austin Peay athletics would begin a search for an Assistant Director of Athletics/Chief Financial Officer immediately.

In her new role, Bryant will be responsible for improving mentoring and career services for all Austin Peay student-athletes.

Brandi Bryant named Austin Peay State University Assistant Director of Athletics for Strategic Initiatives and Capital Projects. (APSU Sports Information)

Brandi Bryant named Austin Peay State University Assistant Director of Athletics for Strategic Initiatives and Capital Projects. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Crow Recreation Center closes temporarily

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Due to a local apartment fire, the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department reports that the Crow Recreation Center is being utilized as an emergency shelter by the American Red Cross and is closed to the public through at least Wednesday, January 30th, 2019.

All activities scheduled during that time have been canceled.

Crow Recreation Center utilized as an emergency shelter after local apartment fire.

Crow Recreation Center utilized as an emergency shelter after local apartment fire.

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Clarksville Fire Rescue aids in recover of Breakaway Barges on Cumberland River

 

Clarksville Fire Rescue 

Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville, TN – Chasing down breakaway barges on the Cumberland River may not be the first duty that comes to mind when considering Clarksville Fire Rescue, but the department has answered that call twice during the past month.

First, on New Year’s Eve, the department’s Marine Response Division took to the river when a construction barge and crane involved in the McClure Bridge project broke free. Then, on January 20th, the team helped corral a barge that broke loose while awaiting off-loading of ore at the zinc plant. Both incidents were resolved without injuries or damage to property.

Fire boat team called to action twice in a month

Fire boat team called to action twice in a month

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Clarksville Police report Registered Sex Offender Mario Frederick with Several Convictions of Indecent Exposure, Charged Again

 

Clarksville Police Department (CPD)

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police say a man with convictions in multiple jurisdictions, including Clarksville, has been charged again for indecent exposure.

On Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 just after midnight, police responded to a call of indecent exposure at the 600 block of Riverside Drive. The woman, in her 20s, told officers that an unknown man had gotten out of a vehicle with his sweatpants pulled down and exposed himself to her and then left the scene.

Mario Frederick

Mario Frederick

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National Weater Service reports light snow expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County this evening

 

National Weather Service (NWS)

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service reports isolated light snow showers across Clarksville-Montgomery County and northern portions of Middle
Tennessee are expected late this evening through overnight hours.

Snowfall accumulations could approach one quarter of an inch for locations north of I-40 and west of I-65. Caution on area roadways advised.

Cold weather will be in place today, but it will become even colder by Wednesday as a strong arctic cold front moves through the area late tonight.

Light snow expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County Wednesday night.

Light snow expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County Wednesday night.

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Clarksville Police report Possible Interruption to Traffic Flow

 

Clarksville Police Department (CPD) 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police say that there will be two separate haulers transporting 130 ft. long beams to the McClure bridge construction site on 48/13 on February 1st, February 5th, and February 6th between 11:00am-1:00pm.

There may be an interruption or delays to traffic flow. The haulers transporting the beams will be getting off at Exit 11, crossing Madison Street on to the 41A Bypass to Riverside Drive, turning left on to Cumberland Drive (48/13), and cross into the county to the McClure Bridge area.

There will be possible traffic delays February 1st, February 5th, and February 6th for haulers to move beams to McClure bridge construction site.

There will be possible traffic delays February 1st, February 5th, and February 6th for haulers to move beams to McClure bridge construction site.

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Austin Peay State University Art + Design welcomes Charlton and Doud for collaborative artist lecture

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Department of Art + Design, with support from the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, will welcome artists Zoë Charlton and Tim Doud to campus for an artist lecture at 6:00pm Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 in room 120 of the Art + Design building.

“Zoë and Tim are the developers behind the collaborative project, |’sindikit|, located in Baltimore,” Michael Dickins, chair of the APSU Visiting Artist Speaker Committee, said.

Zoë Charlton and Tim Doud

Zoë Charlton and Tim Doud

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