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Tennessee Health Commissioner to Lead YMCA Campers in Fitness Obstacle Course


Cooper will spend the morning with campers at YMCA’s Camp Widjiwagan in Nashville

Tennessee Department of HealthNASHVILLE – Tennessee Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN, will visit Camp Widjiwagan, a YMCA of Middle Tennessee day and overnight camp, on Wednesday, Aug. 5 between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., to educate campers about the importance of healthy living. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU’s online B.S. in Criminal Justice ranks no. 4 among nation’s ‘Best buys’


Austin Peay State University recently received national honors for offering a high quality, reasonably priced online bachelor’s degree in criminal jAustin Peay State University Logoustice. conducts nationwide surveys of distance-learning bachelor’s degrees in the area of criminal justice, law, legal studies and homeland security. APSU was ranked the No. 4 “Best Buy” among 12 regionally accredited colleges and universities.

A “Best Buy” designation indicates that a program has been found to offer a high quality distance degree to a national audience at a reasonable cost below the national average. «Read the rest of this article»


Portions of Chestnut Street to close for bridge replacement project


Clarksville’s commuters should be aware of potential traffic issues. Traffic Will Be Detoured Around Work Zone Until New Bridge Constructed

tdot-logo-lgNASHVILLE – Work will begin this week on a $2 million project to replace a bridge on Chestnut Street in Nashville.  Contractors will close a portion of Chestnut Street beginning Wednesday, August 5.  Traffic will be detoured around the work zone throughout the project.  The bridge is located near the Hagan/Chestnut Street intersection and crosses over the CSX Railroad.

“This bridge is nearly 80 years old and is clearly in need of replacement,” said TDOT Commissioner Gerald Nicely. “Replacing this aging bridge will create a safer roadway and because we are utilizing Recovery Act funds for the project, will save the City of Nashville nearly $400,000 in matching funds normally required on projects like this one.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tanner discusses health care in 8th district radio address


tannerheaderWASHINGTON – In an 8th District radio address, U.S. Rep. John Tanner discussed the latest developments in Congressional consideration of various health care reform proposals.


Below is a transcript of Congressman Tanner’s remarks: «Read the rest of this article»


Joe Heitz & Clarksville Montgomery County School System hold Pass & Go event


CMCSSThe Joe Heitz Pass & Goevent is quickly approaching. On Aug. 8, all CMCSS students who passed their Advanced Placement exams with a score of 3, 4, or 5 have the chance to win a brand new Toyota from Joe Heitz.

With the vision from the Director of Schools, Michael Harris, The Education Foundation searched for an additional partnership to complement the Pass and Go event to provide additional incentives for the students who qualified for the car. Premier Medical came on board and agreed to give-away 12 laptop computers to provide students another chance to win, in addition to the car. Premier will also provide flash drives to every student participant in the program so that everyone will walk away with something. «Read the rest of this article»


Organizations invited to apply for ABC Grants to fund art activities


arts-and-heritage-councilThe Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council invites organizations seeking funding for artistic and cultural projects that benefit the community to apply for an Arts Build Communities (ABC) grant. A free grant workshop and information session will be held in the auditorium of the Customs House Museum (200 S Second Street, Clarksville TN) on Tuesday, August 4, at 3:00pm for interested applicants. While this workshop is not mandatory for applicants, first-time applicants are strongly encouraged to attend.

Arts Build Communities (ABC) is a program funded by the Tennessee General Assembly and administered by the Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council (AHDC) in cooperation with the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC). ABC grants offer financial support for arts projects in all disciplines such as dance, music, opera/musical theater, theater, visual arts, design arts, crafts, photography, media arts, literature, interdisciplinary, and folk arts.

Funds awarded to a single organization in this grant category range from $500 to $3,000. Eligible organizations in the counties of Montgomery, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys and Stewart can apply for these grant funds. «Read the rest of this article»

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Partial road closure on College Street


CGWThe outer lanes on College Street from Browning to Drane Street will be closed today until approximately 12:00 p.m. while Gas and Water construction workers repair concrete at the corner of College and Drane and repair a sidewalk on the opposite side of the road.

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APSU student bests ROTC peers in physical fitness test


Austin Peay State University LogoAustin Peay State University student Maia Paris finished ahead of nearly 500 other Army ROTC cadets in the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) held recently as part of cadet training at Fort Lewis, Wash.

Passing the APFT is required to become commissioned as a U.S. Army lieutenant, and each cadet must pass the test on the fourth day of training in the 29-day Leader Development and Assessment Course.

The test, which measures a student’s strength and endurance, includes sit-ups and push-ups, each times over two minutes, and a two-mile run.

Scores are aggregated into an overall official Army score. Paris scored 343 points on an extended scale – 300 is the Army’s standard maximum score – placing her in the top 2 percent of the 500-squad regiment.


APSU Community School of the Arts announces classes for fall 2009


Austin Peay State University LogoThe Community School of the Arts at Austin Peay State University announces music, art and dance classes for children and adults for Fall 2009. Registration opens on Monday, Aug. 3rd. Most classes start Aug. 31 and continue through Dec. 12. New students may continue to enroll after the start date. For more information about any of the classes or to register, contact JoAnn McIntosh, coordinator of the Community School of the Arts, by telephone at (931) 221-7508 or by e-mail at Also, visit online at

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What’s going on at Dunbar Cave


What’s going on at Dunbar Cave is an occasional piece written by Park Interpreter Amy Wallace

Dunbar Cave seen from across Swan LakeFlowers that are blooming now include Swamp Milkweed, a pink ballerina-looking flower that can be found at the edge of the lake; Ironweed, a rich deep purple flower with a stem that can reach 9 feet or more; Orange Coneflower, found in one spot along the lake shore (looks a lot like a black-eyed Susan); Creeping Primrose, a yellow flower that actually grows in the water at the edge of the lake; Wild Sensitive Plant, that looks like a small mimosa tree, has small yellow flowers; Tick Trefoil, with three leaflets and a pealike lavender or pink flower (this will later have the brown triangular seeds that stick all over your clothes); and Tall Bellflower, with blue flowers, found growing near the rock walls on the way to the cave.

The fruit of the Clematis

Clematis fruit

We also have the fruits of flowers from earlier in the summer – the alien looking fruit of the Wild Clematis and the round green ball (will turn dark purple later) that is the fruit of the Yellow Passion Flower.

Our crayfish are coming out onto the banks of the lake and making chimneys to hide while they shed their exoskeleton and the new one hardens. «Read the rest of this article»

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