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Clarksville Gas and Water Department reports Richview Road Lane Closure

 

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville TN – Clarksville Gas and Water has closed Richview Road to one lane between Sequoia Drive and Sentinel Drive until approximately 1:30pm for ongoing natural gas line maintenance work.

The center lane will be designated to through traffic allowing for traffic flow in both directions.

Motorists are advised to slow down and follow flagger instructions and directional signs when approaching the work zone.

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Clarksville Gas and Water reports Poston Street Area Water Outage and Road Closures

 

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water has turned off water service on Poston Street, Red River Street and Sampson Street for ongoing water valve replacement work.

Area residents may experience low water pressure during the work. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University waiving fees for active duty soldiers at APSU Fort Campbell Center

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A recent change to the U.S. Department of Defense’s Tuition Assistance program is causing active-duty military personnel to pay out-of-pocket cash for fees associated with pursuing a college education, but Austin Peay State University is working to eliminate this financial burden affecting its military students.

Beginning with the Fall II semester, APSU will waive online fees and technology access fees for active-duty personnel taking classes at the Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell.

APSU Center at Fort Campbell.

APSU Center at Fort Campbell.

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Clarksville Community Concert Association hosted an evening with the Parker Quartet and Charles Neidich

 

The Clarksville Community Concert AssociationClarksville, TN – In the opening act of their 2014-2015 season, the Clarksville Community Concert Association presented the world famous Parker Quartet along with Guest Clarinetist Charles Neidich in a concert held in  the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall at the Music and Mass Communication Building on Austin Peay State University.

The Parker Quartet features Daniel Chong and Ying Xue on Violin. Jessica Bodner on the Viola, Kee-Hyun Kim on the Cello; and they were joined in the second half by Charles Neidich on the Bassett clarinet.

The world famous Parker Quartet along with Guest Clarinetist Charles Neidich.

The world famous Parker Quartet along with Guest Clarinetist Charles Neidich.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says On Your Mark, Get Set and Slow Down for Fall

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – It’s September, and Christmas décor is lining store shelves. You’d think that the seasons are determined by which week school starts, and we’d all be wise to air out our winter coats now.

Amy Tavalin suggests that instead, we should stop the hands of time long enough to take in some local farmers markets this fall. “Fall has it all,” says Tavalin, “so don’t rush it.” «Read the rest of this article»

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NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft enters Mars Orbit

 

Written by Tony Phillips
Science at NASA

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered Mars’ orbit at 10:24pm EDT Sunday, September 21st, where it now will prepare to study the Red Planet’s upper atmosphere as never done before. MAVEN is the first spacecraft dedicated to exploring the tenuous upper atmosphere of Mars.

“As the first orbiter dedicated to studying Mars’ upper atmosphere, MAVEN will greatly improve our understanding of the history of the Martian atmosphere, how the climate has changed over time, and how that has influenced the evolution of the surface and the potential habitability of the planet,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. “It also will better inform a future mission to send humans to the Red Planet in the 2030s.”

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American Heart Association reports Inflammation may be key to Diabetes/Heart Disease link

 

American Heart AssociationSan Francisco, CA – Inflammation may be the reason high blood sugar levels damage blood vessels, raising the possibility that anti-inflammatory medications might someday be used to lower the risk of blood vessel disease in people with diabetes, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014.

Heart illustration with artery close up. (American Heart Association)

Heart illustration with artery close up. (American Heart Association)

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National Farm Safety & Health Week Promotes Awareness of Safety Solutions

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Farmers are at very high risk for fatal and non-fatal injuries while on the job. In fact, Tennessee is among the top six states for deaths due to tractor accidents in agricultural work, according to data from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

During National Farm Safety and Health Week this September, the Department of Health joins the Department of Agriculture in raising awareness of the risks of farming accidents and ways to save lives through prevention. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Freshman leads Governors Golf on Day One at Inverness

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUToledo, OH – On a day when course management was essential on one of the country’s most historic golf courses, it was a freshman who led Austin Peay State University men’s golf team during Monday’s first two rounds of the Inverness Intercollegiate, being played at the Inverness Club.

Austin Peay Men's Golf. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf. (APSU Sports Information)

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AAA reports Gas Prices Slide for Seventh Consecutive Week

 

Gas could fall below $3.00 a gallon by years end

AAATampa, FL – Motorists continue to enjoy a discount at the pump, as gas prices fall to their lowest point since February. Nationally, the price of gas fell 6 cents in the past week, marking a seven week decline in gasoline prices.

“Last week refineries switched from producing summer to winter-blend fuel,” said Josh Carrasco, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Winter-blend gas is cheaper to produce, because it does not require the additives necessary in summer-blend. Also, here in the U.S. we continue benefiting from historic domestic oil production. Both of these factors continue placing downward pressure on gas prices.” «Read the rest of this article»

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