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NASA launched NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System-1 into orbit Saturday

 

Written by Steve Cole
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NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the first in a series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites, equipped with next-generation technology and designed to improve the accuracy of U.S. weather forecasts out to seven days.

The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) lifted off on a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, at 1:47am PST Saturday.

At Vandenberg Air Force Base's Space Launch Complex 2, the Delta II rocket engines roar to life. The 1:47am PST (4:47am EST), liftoff begins the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, or JPSS-1, mission. JPSS is the first in a series four next-generation environmental satellites in a collaborative program between NOAA and NASA. (NASA)

At Vandenberg Air Force Base’s Space Launch Complex 2, the Delta II rocket engines roar to life. The 1:47am PST (4:47am EST), liftoff begins the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, or JPSS-1, mission. JPSS is the first in a series four next-generation environmental satellites in a collaborative program between NOAA and NASA. (NASA)

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APSU Football beats Eastern Illinois, makes Strong Case for FCS Playoff Berth

 

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APSU FootballClarksville, TN – Don’t stop believing.

Not after a stretch of 1-45 football.

Not after an 0-2 start to 2017.

And certainly not after laying waste to nearly an entire Ohio Valley Conference slate which long considered Austin Peay State University football a punchline.

The Governors kept believing, and had their faith rewarded with a solid 28-13 defeat of Eastern Illinois to cap a record-breaking regular season, Saturday, November 18th at Fortera Stadium.

Austin Peay Football hands Eastern Illinois a 28-13 defeat at Fortera Stadium Saturday night. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football hands Eastern Illinois a 28-13 defeat at Fortera Stadium Saturday night. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Offers Tips to Help Consumers Avoid Holiday Purchase Return Hassles

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With the holiday shopping season underway, many Tennesseans are gearing up to score discount deals on Black Friday (November 24th, 2017) and Cyber Monday (November 27th, 2017).

Whether giving or receiving gifts, it’s always important to be aware of a store’s return policy to prevent hassles and headaches at the cash register.

Consumer Tips to help avoid Hassles when returning gifts.

Consumer Tips to help avoid Hassles when returning gifts.

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APSU rallies to beat Murray State and win OVC Volleyball Championship Title

 

Austin Peay Volleyball NCAA Tournament Bound

2017 OVC Volleyball ChampionshipClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team rallied from behind two games to one down and 16-15 in the fourth set to defeat Murray State 3-2 to win its third Ohio Valley Conference Tournament title in program history and earn the conference’s automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.

The Govs also won tournament titles in 2010 and 1992, with the 2010 squad being the other APSU team to make an NCAA Tournament field.

Austin Peay Volleyball are the 2017 OVC Tournament Champions.

Austin Peay Volleyball are the 2017 OVC Tournament Champions.

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Montgomery County Juvenile Court seeks Foster Care Review Board Members

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN — Montgomery County Juvenile Court is earnestly seeking adults willing to serve on the local foster care review board for the best interest of children in our community.

Many children in Montgomery County are placed in state custody due to the abuse of drugs, alcohol, physical and sexual abuse by their parents or guardians. These children’s lives are uprooted through no fault of their own.

Children in our county are also born with drug addictions because parents have been using dangerous drugs.

Montgomery County Juvenile Court Foster Care Review Board is looking for members.

Montgomery County Juvenile Court Foster Care Review Board is looking for members.

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Austin Peay State University alumna Abbi Wilt enjoying “dream job” with Southern Living Magazine

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – An assistant digital editor with Southern Living Magazine, New Brunswick, Canada native — and Austin Peay State University alumna — Abbi Wilt already knows that she followed a rather unique path to her dream job.

“Being a Canadian, I guess it’s ironic that I work for a magazine that covers Southern culture, and it’s something that my coworkers like to remind me of all the time,” Wilt joked. “But I fell in love with the culture here, and I’m able to do the things that I’m truly passionate about.”

Austin Peay State University alumna Abbi Wilt.

Austin Peay State University alumna Abbi Wilt.

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Tennessee Continues To Record Historically Low Unemployment Rate

 

October Tennessee Statewide Unemployment Rate holds steady at record-breaking 3.0 percent

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips has announced that for the fifth month in a row, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is lower than it has been in recorded history.

The state unemployment rate for October 2017 held steady at 3.0 percent, matching the historically low rate set in September.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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APSU Football vs. Eastern Illinois game time changed to 5:00pm

 

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APSU FootballClarksville, TN – Due to the threat of inclement weather, today’s kickoff between Austin Peay State University football and Eastern Illinois at Fortera Stadium has been moved back to 5:00pm CST.

The game was originally scheduled to begin at 4:00pm, but with the interests and safety of players, fans and officials in mind, the game has been moved back one hour.

Austin Peay Football's home game against Eastern Illinois start time has changed from 4:00pm to 5:00pm due to inclement weather. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football’s home game against Eastern Illinois start time has changed from 4:00pm to 5:00pm due to inclement weather. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Women’s Basketball hosts Trevecca Trojans Sunday

 

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APSU Women's BasketballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team completes their two-game homestand 4:30pm, Sunday, November 19th, 2017 as the Trevecca Trojans make their way to the Dunn Center for the third straight season.

The Govs showed their poise under pressure, Tuesday, overcoming a 15-point first-half deficit to pull away from Christian Brothers, 73-50, in home opener.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball takes on the Trevecca Trojans Sunday afternoon at the Dunn Center. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball takes on the Trevecca Trojans Sunday afternoon at the Dunn Center. (APSU Sports Information)

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SpiritFest offers Family Fun Activities before Clarksville’s Lighted Christmas Parade

 

Clarksville's SpiritfestClarksville, TN – The 3rd Annual SpiritFest, a holiday event from 2:00pm until 5:00pm on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017, will offer a bounty of free activities, including visits with Santa Claus, rides on the International Express Bus, four kids’ inflatables, live music on the new Downtown Commons stage, ice skating, art and gift markets, food trucks and a live nativity with animals.

It will start three hours before Clarksville’s 58th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade, which will pass by its location in Historic Downtown Clarksville.

SpiritFest, a free “Pre-Parade Celebration of Christmas,” will feature kids’ inflatables, Santa Claus, complimentary hot chocolate and cookies, Christmas music performances by multiple groups, a live nativity including animals, food trucks and two art and gift markets.

SpiritFest, a free “Pre-Parade Celebration of Christmas,” will feature kids’ inflatables, Santa Claus, complimentary hot chocolate and cookies, Christmas music performances by multiple groups, a live nativity including animals, food trucks and two art and gift markets.

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