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APSU will be opening at 10:00am Wednesday

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Due to overnight snow, Austin Peay State University (APSU) will be opening at 10:00am today, Wednesday, January 30th, 2019.

Overnight snow covers the roads in Clarksville-Montgomery County making travel hazardous this morning.

Overnight snow covers the roads in Clarksville-Montgomery County making travel hazardous this morning.

 

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System reports Schools will be Closed Wednesday

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System says Schools in Clarksville-Montgomery County will be closed today, Wednesday, January 30th, 2019.

Predictions last night were for a light dusting of snow that wouldn’t cause driving issues.

Around one half of snow fell across Clarksville-Montgomery County early Wednesday morning.

Around one half of snow fell across Clarksville-Montgomery County early Wednesday morning.

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101st Airborne Division White Currahee Takes to the Trenches at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division conducted live-fire exercises in the trenches of Fort Campbell’s Training Area January 15th to January 20th.

The exercises, which tested the battalion’s ability to breach, clear and organize in tight spaces, allowed the Soldiers to help build their team and unit cohesion, clear a large area of enemy forces and defend against a counterattack.

Pvt. David, Montoya, a squad automatic weapon gunner with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), awaits orders amid firing at distance targets at Fort Campbell, KY, January 16th. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Aaron Daugherty)

Pvt. David, Montoya, a squad automatic weapon gunner with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), awaits orders amid firing at distance targets at Fort Campbell, KY, January 16th. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Aaron Daugherty)

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NASA study shows Warming Oceans could increase Frequency of Extreme Rain Storms

 

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – A new NASA study shows that warming of the tropical oceans due to climate change could lead to a substantial increase in the frequency of extreme rain storms by the end of the century.

The study team, led by Hartmut Aumann of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, combed through 15 years of data acquired by NASA’s Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument over the tropical oceans to determine the relationship between the average sea surface temperature and the onset of severe storms.

An "anvil" storm cloud in the Midwestern United States. (UCAR)

An “anvil” storm cloud in the Midwestern United States. (UCAR)

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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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