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Tennessee Department of Health urges Travels to take Precautions against Zika Virus

 

Spring Break, Mission Trips, Business & Other Travel Warrants Protections

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – In 2016, 63 travelers returned to Tennessee infected with Zika virus. In each of those cases, the Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee medical community worked quickly to ensure the virus would not spread to others.

Many Tennesseans are now planning for spring breaks, mission trips and other travel to warmer locations where mosquito populations are known to transmit Zika. TDH reminds Tennesseans that mosquito bite precautions are vital to protecting their health and the health of others where they live, work, play and pray when returning.

Travelers need to protect themselves from mosquito bites.

Travelers need to protect themselves from mosquito bites.

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NASA completes Flyby Mission review for Jupiter’s moon Europa

 

Written by Preston Dyches
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – A mission to examine the habitability of Jupiter’s ocean-bearing moon Europa is taking one step closer to the launchpad, with the recent completion of a major NASA review.

On February 15th, NASA’s Europa multiple-flyby mission successfully completed its Key Decision Point-B review. This NASA decision permits the mission to move forward into its preliminary design phase, known as “Phase B,” beginning on February 27th.

A highlight of Phase A was the selection and accommodation of 10 instruments being developed to study the scientific mysteries of Europa.

This artist's rendering shows NASA's Europa mission spacecraft, which is being developed for a launch sometime in the 2020s. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

This artist’s rendering shows NASA’s Europa mission spacecraft, which is being developed for a launch sometime in the 2020s. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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Tennessee Vols take on Vanderbilt Commodores at Thompson-Boling Area, Wednesday

 

Tennessee (15-12/7-7 SEC) vs. Vanderbilt (14-13/7-7 SEC)

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 | 5:31pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – In a matchup of two teams separated by a single spot in the RPI top 50 and situated firmly on the NCAA Tournament bubble, Tennessee plays host to in-state foe Vanderbilt on Wednesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip-off is slated for 5:30pm CT on SEC Network.

Both the Vols (15-12, 7-7 SEC) and Commodores (14-13, 7-7 SEC) enter the regular season’s penultimate week coming off of wins. UT snapped a two-game skid on Saturday, picking up a 90-70 win over Missouri behind 25 points from freshman Grant Williams and 21 points from senior Robert Hubbs III. Meanwhile, Vanderbilt grabbed a 71-62 victory over then-No. 21 South Carolina in Nashville.

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IRS warns Tax Professionals of New Scam to “Unlock” Their Tax Software Accounts

 

IRS - Internal Revenue ServiceWashington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned tax professionals to be alert to a new phishing email scam impersonating software providers.

The scam email comes with the subject line, “Access Locked.” It tells recipients that access to their tax prep software accounts has been “suspended due to errors in your security details.” The scam email asks the tax professional to address the issue by using an “unlock” link provided in the email.

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APSU Women’s Basketball takes on UT Martin Skyhawks in season’s final home game

 

Austin Peay (12-15/6-8 OVC) vs. UT Martin (10-17/7-7 OVC)

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 | 7:00pm CT
Clarksville, TN | Dunn Center

APSU Women's Basketball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team prepares for the home finale, 7:00pm, Wednesday, in the Dunn Center against UT Martin – a crucial matchup to improve its postseason chances.

The game will serve as “Peayk Out” night, with all fans encouraged to wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball plays UT Martin at the Dunn Center Wednesday at 7:00pm CT. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball plays UT Martin at the Dunn Center Wednesday at 7:00pm CT. (APSU Sports Information)

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Young players step up for APSU Men’s Golf at the Invitational at Savannah Harbor

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Men's Golf - Austin Peay State UniversitySavannah, GA – The young players who took their share of hits in the fall may have turned a corner for Austin Peay State University men’s golf if this week’s showing in the Invitational at Savannah Harbor is any indication.

The Govs finished sixth, one shot behind Bethune-Cookman for a top-five finish in the William & Mary-hosted event at the Club at Savannah Harbor, with a trio of newcomers leading the way.

Austin Peay Men's Golf comes in sixth at Invitational at Savannah Harbor. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf comes in sixth at Invitational at Savannah Harbor. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Burt-Cobb Recreation Center Flea Market

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Calling all bargain hunters! The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is excited to host an indoor Community Flea Market on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 from 8:00am to 1:00pm at Burt-Cobb Community Center.

Shop new and used items from local vendors. Bring a friend. Admission is free.

Burt-Cobb Community Center

Burt-Cobb Community Center

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APSU names Mike Minyard as Assistant Director of Athletics for External Affairs

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TNRyan Ivey, Austin Peay State University Director of Athletics has announced the addition of Mike Minyard as the Assistant Director of Athletics for External Affairs.

“I am grateful for the opportunity being provided by Ryan Ivey and the search committee to join the Austin Peay family,” Minyard said. “I am humbled to serve the institution and its student-athletes, coaches, staff, alumni and student body. This campus and the people on it have an energy and enthusiasm that is unmatched. Together, I believe we can build a championship culture with the support of a growing fan base that will make us the premier athletic department in the Ohio Valley Conference and beyond.”

Austin Peay Assistant Director of Athletics for External Affairs Mike Minyard. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Assistant Director of Athletics for External Affairs Mike Minyard. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville Gas and Water releases Sewer Line Rehabilitation Work Schedule Update for February 20th-24th, 2017

 

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water sewer lateral line rehabilitation contract workers have added Dale Terrace and Stone Mountain Road to Storybook Drive for this week’s work schedule, February 20th-24th.

More details about sewer line rehabilitation can be viewed on the Gas and Water website, www.clarksvillegw.com, or please contact Y’hanna Perez-Ortiz, P.E., Civil Engineer, at the Clarksville Gas and Water Engineering Department, 931.645.7418.

Clarksville Gas and Water Department Administration and Engineering

Clarksville Gas and Water Department Administration and Engineering

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AAA reports Gas Prices are holding Steady for now

 

AAATampa, FL Motorists saw little movement in pump prices this week. But gasoline could soon be on the rise as spring approaches due to refinery maintenance, an increase in driving and the switch to summer-blend fuels. 

Currently, the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.283, up four-tenths of a cent from last week, down 5 cents from a month ago and 56 cents higher year-over-year. 

The price of gas should take a seasonal upswing in the coming weeks.

The price of gas should take a seasonal upswing in the coming weeks.

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