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APSU named Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine

 

Austin Peay State UniversityAustin Peay State University has been named by G.I. Jobs magazine as Military Friendly School for 2011.

The honor ranks APSU in the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide, according to a letter from the magazine’s publisher, Rich McCormack.

Military Friendly Schools were chosen based on a postsecondary institution’s policies, efforts and results used to recruit and retain military and veteran students, the letter noted. For instance, in early 2010, APSU President Tim Hall launched the Military Education Task Force to help foster a greater understanding of the needs in training and curriculum for military science and leadership programs.  «Read the rest of this article»

 

AAA Cautions: Kids, Cars, Congestion coming to a school zone near you

 

America’s children are heading back to school; keep them safe by driving cautiously through school zones.

AAAWashington, D.C. — As 56 million students across the United States get ready to start the 2010-2011 school year, AAA reminds motorists to be aware of increased child pedestrian activity and traffic congestion in and around neighborhoods and school zones.

With more than half of those students in elementary school, typically age 14 and younger, AAA urges drivers to be especially cautious and alert during the morning and afternoon hours.

School Kids getting on a bus.

School Kids getting on a bus.

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Titans host Cardinals on Monday Night Football

 

Tennessee Titans (0-1) vs. Arizona Cardinals (1-0)

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN — The Tennessee Titans  return home this week to play the Arizona Cardinals at LP Field (capacity 69,143). Kickoff for the AT&T Boys & Girls Club Game is scheduled for 7:00pm CDT on Monday, August 23rd.

The game marks the 12th home preseason opener at LP Field, where the Titans own a 15-7 all-time preseason record since the stadium opened in 1999. They are 8-3 in previous home preseason openers at LP Field. «Read the rest of this article»

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Knowledge is ‘PowerSchool’ for CMCSS Parents, Students

 

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School SystemInstead of signing the dotted line, parents and guardians of CMCSS students should be prepared to just sign on beginning with the first progress report of the year on August 27th. The School System introduced PowerSchool three years ago as an online tool for students and parents to get up-to-date student academic information.

Beginning this school year all progress reports and 9 week grade reports will be available online through PowerSchool, which provides secure and important information about student academic progress. If a parent does not have internet access, hard copies may be requested from a school. Parents who already have a PowerSchool “parent” password, will log into the system for the first time this school year by clicking on “Create an Account” and then follow the directions. The link is https://powerschool.cmcss.net/public/. «Read the rest of this article»

 

A Night at Clarksvegas

 

Team SF Tandom hosted a Night at Clarksvegas on Saturday evening at the Riverview Inn Ballroom. The fundraising event featured an evening of Casino style gambling to raise 20,000 for the Challenged Athelets Foundation‘s Operation Rebound. For their $25 donation attendes received food, a free drink ticket, $200 in chips for the tables, and 2 raffle tickets for a chance at some great door prizes!  The door prizes included Hananoki Japanese Steakhouse gift certificate, Harbor Cafe gift certificate, Apple Bees gift cards, Back Yard Burger gift cards, Starbucks Coffee basket and more.

Team SF Tandem includes Gilbert Magallanes and Chris Self. They Will be participating in the Million Dollar Challenge for Operation Rebound and the Challenged Athletes Foundation. As the name suggests they will be riding together on a tandem bycicle.

The Croupier launches the ball to kick off a round of roulette at A Night in Clarksvegas

The Croupier launches the ball to kick off a round of roulette at A Night in Clarksvegas

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HUD offers $79 million in grants for housing counseling

 

Funding to help hundreds of thousands avoid foreclosure or make informed home purchases

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that $79 million is available for a broad range of housing counseling programs to help families find and preserve housing. The available funding is an increase of $21 million, or 27 percent, over last year.

These grants will be awarded competitively to hundreds of HUD-approved counseling agencies and State Housing Finance Agencies across the nation that offer a variety of services including how to avoid foreclosure, how to avoid mortgage scams, how to purchase or rent a home, how to improve credit scores, and how to qualify for a reverse mortgage.

“The counseling programs this funding will support are crucial in helping thousands of families avoid foreclosure and remain in their homes,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “Every day, our HUD-approved counseling organizations help families to make more informed choices about buying or renting.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Offense proves ahead of young defense during first APSU football scrimmage

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsAustin Peay State University’s offense seemed to be a little ahead of the defense in the first football scrimmage, held Monday morning in Governors Stadium.

The offense scored four TDs, including one in an organized goal-line situation, while on five other occasions APSU kickers booted field goals after the offense moved into scoring territory.

“Although I won’t know really anything for sure until I watch the film, I thought we ran around pretty good,” APSU Coach Rick Christophel said. “If we stick together and stay healthy, I think we have a chance to be OK near the middle of the season.”

The offense should be ahead of the team as the Governors return the backfield and wide-receiver corps intact and three offensive line starters while the defense has back just three starters.

APSU Football First Scrimmage - ( Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information )

APSU Football First Scrimmage - ( Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information )

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Former Montgomery Central High School student wins new car at Joe Heitz Pass and Go

 

On Saturday afternoon 281 hopeful students gathered at the Joe Heitz Toyota dealership to take part in the Joe Heitz Pass & Go Celebration, a unique event held by the Clarksville-Montgomery County School system and the Education Foundation in partnership with area businesses.

Students who passed their Advanced Placement exams with a score of 3, 4, or 5 received the chance to win a 2010 White Toyota Yaris Sedan from Joe Heitz Toyota; one of 12 Dell Latitude Netbooks from Premier Medical Group; and William Beach from Beach Oil Company provided 25 gas cards.

Joe Heitz with John Sims-Jones, the former Montgomery Central who won a 2010 Toyota Yaris Sedan at the 2010 Joe Heitz Pass and Go

Joe Heitz with John Sims-Jones, the former Montgomery Central who won a 2010 Toyota Yaris Sedan at the 2010 Joe Heitz Pass and Go

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Sounds Avoid Sweep, Win 7-6 On Monday

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds scored seven straight runs to top the Salt Lake Bees, 7-6, on Monday evening at historic Greer Stadium in the finale of a four-game set.

With the victory, the Sounds (64-59) avoided their second four-game series sweep in the last two weeks, but lost the season series, 3-1, to the visiting Bees.

Continuing to stay hot for Nashville, Mat Gamel went 3-for-4 with a grand slam and five RBIs in the victory, while Carlos Gomez and Brendan Katin each added two hits.

Salt Lake took an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Mark Trumbo moved to second place in the PCL with his 28th home run of the season, a three run shot over the wall in center field.

Trumbo did more damage in the top of the third when the Bees right fielder smacked an RBI single down the left field line, driving home Kevin Frandsen for a 4-0 advantage. The Bees added two more runs in the fifth to make it 6-0, as Trumbo was in on the action again. After he recorded a two-out walk, Paul McAnulty crushed a two-run homer off the clubhouse beyond the wall in left center. «Read the rest of this article»

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Military police dogs train to assist ISAF, ANA locate IEDs, narcotics

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sabrina Lindahl of Oroville, CA, 230th Military Police Company, Task Force Bastogne, riles up Doly, a patrol narcotics detector dog from Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, FL, for bite-sleeve training at Forward Operating Base Fenty here August 13th.

Doly assists U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms Petty Officer 2nd Class Rodney Ericson of Anchorage, AL, locate any narcotics or contraban that soldiers or Afghan civilians might possess.

Staff Sgt. Sabrina Lindahl and Doly. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

Staff Sgt. Sabrina Lindahl and Doly. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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