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State Health Commissioner responds to declaration of National Emergency for H1N1

 

Tennessee Department of HealthTennessee State Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN has this to say in regards to President Barack Obama’s declaration of a National Emergency for the H1N1 flu panademic, “The Presidential declaration is a proactive step in preparing for a potential increase in illness and facility demands related to H1N1 flu. This virus is spreading rapidly, and there is the potential for healthcare systems to become overburdened. This administrative statement will allow healthcare facilities to request specific waivers from the federal Department of Health and Human Services to allow them to initiate their disaster plans quickly in response to increased demand.  We stand ready to support our healthcare partners as they work with us to protect the health of all Tennesseans.”

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APSU’s Harris in third place after two rounds at Troy Invitational

 

Austin Peay State University LogoJunior Chelsea Harris shot a two-under par 70 in Monday’s second round to sit in third place of the Troy Invitational, being played at the Troy Country Club.

Combined with her opening-round 78, Harris is at four-over 148, just three shots behind first-place leader Haley Lawrence, of host Troy, and two strokes behind Louisiana-Monroe’s Angela Drane. The two-under 70 ranks as Harris’ second-best career round.

Harris’ second-round magic keyed a Lady Govs comeback that saw APSU shoot an afternoon round 302 after a disappointing 321 morning 18. As a result, the Lady Govs sit in sixth place at 623, just three shots behind fifth-place South Alabama and just six behind Ohio Valley Conference rival Jacksonville State (301-316=617). The Lady Govs 302 ranked as the day’s third best round.

Chelsea Harris (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Chelsea Harris (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Report Series examines public services for infants, children & youth with Autism in Tennessee

 

comptrollerNASHVILLE, Tenn. – The first in a series of reports examining public services for infants, children and youth with autism in Tennessee was released Thursday by the Comptroller of the Treasury’s Offices of Research and Education Accountability (OREA).

The report, “Autism in Tennessee: Part 1 – An Introduction to Issues and Data Collection Methods,” provides an overview of autism as a disability, a review of associated laws and includes autism data collection and prevalence estimates. Subsequent reports to be released in the series will review public education and health care services as they relate to autism in Tennessee.

According to the report, the number of children and youth receiving autism-related special education services in Tennessee more than tripled from approximately 1,293 to 4,019 between 2001 and 2007. However, it is not known whether those numbers have risen because of an increased prevalence of autism or because autism is being identified and diagnosed more frequently. «Read the rest of this article»

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Govs’ Holt, Faulkner earned OVC Player of the Week Honors

 

Austin Peay State University LogoAustin Peay State University’s signature 24-20 Ohio Valley Conference win against Eastern Kentucky, Saturday night, has earned two football Governors league player of the week honors.

Terrence Holt

Terrence Holt (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Terrence Holt, APSU’s junior tailback and kick returner, was named OVC Offensive Player of the Week for his 176-yard, two-touchdown effort against the Colonels. Meanwhile, junior defensive tackle Antonio Faulkner, whose late-game pass-rushing heroics forced a fumble on one drive and caused an interception on the next, was named OVC Defensive Player of the Week.

Holt, the Nashville native (Maplewood HS) broke off an 80-yard touchdown run in the first quarter that put the Governors up 7-0. In the third quarter it was his 12-yard touchdown run that proved to be the game-winning score; that score was set up by Holt’s 41-yard punt return. Holt now has scored two touchdowns, respectively, in four straight games. «Read the rest of this article»

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TDOE Announces Fundamental Changes to ‘09 Report Card

 

Scores considered to be an “A” or proficient in years past may now be Bs or Cs.

TDOENashvilleThe Tennessee Department of Education yesterday announced fundamental changes to the calculations of Value Added and Achievement scores for the 2009 Report Card. The method of calculating scores and the scale used to determine letter grades has been revised to allow for a transition to the new standards and assessments required by the Tennessee Diploma Project.  Comparison of the 2009 Report Card data with previous years’ scores will not be possible or valid.

“Our students have made great progress over the last five years,” Education Commissioner Timothy Webb said. “Our teachers have truly made the difference. These changes to our calculations reflect no loss of learning but rather the pursuit of higher standards as we demand the highest level of success for our students.” «Read the rest of this article»

 

“Port Royal by Lantern” tour this week

 

IMG_4983Port Royal State Historic area will be holding their historical lantern tours this week. The tour last year was so successful, they are adding a second night! Tours start this Thursday, October 29th  6pm-9pm. If you cant make it on Thursday, then come by on Friday night October 30th 6-9pm. Port Royal by Lantern is a guided lantern tour through the historic Port Royal State Park.

Visitors will be taken back to the earliest days of Port Royal by hearing a first hand account by long hunter and settler John Montgomery. They will then continue on their journey through time by meeting various residents from the 1830’s through the 1920’s, all have their unique stories to tell. Afterwards there will be hot apple cider, and other refreshments, as well as a bonfire to huddle around and swap stories with present day locals! The event is free and open to the public. This is the perfect fall evening outing for the whole family.

A tour listens to one of the re-enactors tell his tale

A tour listens to one of the re-enactors tell his tale

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The AP is back on the Austin Peay helmet

 

apsuhelmetAustin Peay State University LogoThe AP is back, on the helmet, that is.

Austin Peay’s football team was surprised Saturday afternoon when they reported to the Dunn Center to play Eastern Kentucky. The players found the AP back on the helmet for the first time in three years.

“It all part of the process, all part of the plan,” said APSU coach Rick Christophel before the game. “Everything is going to be red and white. We got new uniforms this year with white pants. Our next thing will be going back to white facemasks.”

When Christophel took over as APSU’s head coach after the 2006 season, replacing Carroll McCray, who resigned, the AP was not placed on the helmets when APSU bought new helmets.

Christophel is an APSU alum having played quarterback from 1971-74.

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The Clarksville Parks and Rec Report

 

parksandrec1The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family. This weeks highlights include:

  • Weight rooms
  • R&B/Jazz Step Class
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Hula Lessons
  • Judo
  • Zumba
  • Winter Gym
  • Clarksville Greenway
  • Fright on Franklin Street

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Governors stun Colonels; end 22-game losing streak to EKU

 

Austin Peay State University LogoAustin Peay State University snapped a 22-game losing streak to Eastern Kentucky, Saturday night, as it rallied in the second half to defeat the No. 20 Colonels, 24-20, at Governors Stadium, in Ohio Valley Conference action.

The victory ended the nation’s third longest losing streak to a single opponent. APSU last defeated the Colonels, Oct. 1, 1977 when Randy Christophel, the brother of current APSU coach Rick Christophel, was the quarterback. It included back-to-back losses to the Colonels after the Govs returned to the OVC in 2007. It also snapped a 17-game Govs losing streak to the Colonels in Governors Stadium.
The Governors got 176 rushing yards from Terrence Holt, including an 80 yarder and a go-ahead 12-yard third quarter score to snare the victory. APSU defense, which had forced just seven turnovers all season long, recovered three fumbles and grabbed one interception in the game—that interception by Zac Burkhart came with 1:19 left in the game at the APSU 41 yard line.

From there Austin Peay ran out the clock as the Govs won their second straight to improve to 3-4 overall, 2-2 in the OVC while the No. 20 Colonels slip to 4-3 overall, 4-2 in the OVC. «Read the rest of this article»

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CPD requesting assistance finding suspect wanted for three attempted homicides

 

clarksvillepolicelogoThe Clarksville Police Department needs your assistance to locate KENNETH JAMES MOORE (B/M, DOB: 9-6-78, Given Address: 629 Helton Drive, Clarksville, TN).  He has three warrants, issued October 23, 2009, for CRIMINAL ATTEMPT HOMICIDE and one warrant for UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM.  He is a black male, 5’11, approximately 140 lbs, braided black hair which is shoulder length.

Kenneth James Moore

Kenneth James Moore

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