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Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Foundation Awards Nearly $23,000 in Great Idea Grants to Local Educators

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Education FoundationClarksville, TN – For the past eight years, the Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Foundation has offered Clarksville Montgomery County School System educators the opportunity to compete for funds that benefit their classrooms and special projects in a non-traditional way.

This year, 25 out of 65 applicants were awarded up to $1,000 each to implement their ideas, which will impact CMCSS students both directly and indirectly. Awards received were based on a competitive rubric and its potential impact school-wide or in the classroom.

Clarksville Montgomery County School System educators receive $23,000 in Great Idea Grants

Clarksville Montgomery County School System educators receive $23,000 in Great Idea Grants

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APSU University Advancement relocates to Jenkins building on College Street

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Office of University Advancement began the process of moving to its new home at 318 College Street on Friday, February 11th.

The building has been formally named the Jenkins Building, in honor of the support provided by the Jenkins family, who owned the property prior to the University acquisition of the property.

The Office of University Advancement moved into the Jenkins Building in February 2017. (Beth Lowary, APSU)

The Office of University Advancement moved into the Jenkins Building in February 2017. (Beth Lowary, APSU)

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NASA Laser Communications research may lead to faster data transfer in Space

 

Written by Andrew Good
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – Thought your Internet speeds were slow? Try being a space scientist for a day.

The vast distances involved will throttle data rates to a trickle. You’re lucky if a spacecraft can send more than a few megabits per second (Mbps).

But we might be on the cusp of a change. Just as going from dial-up to broadband revolutionized the Internet and made high-resolution photos and streaming video a given, NASA may be ready to undergo a similar “broadband” moment in coming years.

Several upcoming NASA missions will use lasers to increase data transmission from space. (NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Amber Jacobson, producer)

Several upcoming NASA missions will use lasers to increase data transmission from space. (NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Amber Jacobson, producer)

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Austin Peay State University Women’s Basketball falls 76-69 at SIU Edwardsville

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Women's Basketball - Austin Peay State UniversityEdwardsville, IL – Four players reached double-digit scoring totals for Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team in a 76-69 loss at SIU Edwardsville, Wednesday, in the Vadalabene Center.

Leading the quartet was senior center Tearra Banks, who recorded 25 points on 10-of-19 shooting.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball sophomore guard Keisha Gregory scored 16 points at SIU Edwardsville Wednesday night. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball sophomore guard Keisha Gregory scored 16 points at SIU Edwardsville Wednesday night. (APSU Sports Information)

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OVC expands Baseball Championship Field to Eight Teams

 

Ohio Valley Conference - OVCBrentwood, TN The Ohio Valley Conference Board of Presidents have approved a plan to expand the OVC Baseball Championship field from six to eight teams beginning this season.

The 2017 OVC Baseball Championship will be held May 23rd-28th at Choccolocco Park in Oxford, Alabama. It marks the first time the event will be held at the venue; the championship will also be held at the venue in 2018.

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Montgomery County Animal Care and Control waves adoption fees through February 18th

 

Montgomery County Animal Care and ControlMontgomery County, TN -Montgomery County Animal Care and Control is waiving adoption fees during the week of Valentine’s Day (February 13th-18th) to help unite pets with their sweethearts. Animals who are already spayed or neutered can go home for $12.00. Adoption fees will be waived for the entire week.

In addition, a discounted microchipping event will be held Saturday, February 18th from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Montgomery County Animal Care and Control

Montgomery County Animal Care and Control

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APSU Governors Basketball begins homestand with Eastern Illinois, Thursday

 

Austin Peay (8-18/4-8 OVC) vs. Eastern Illinois (13-13/5-8 OVC)

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 | 7:00pm CT
Clarksville, TN | Dunn Center

APSU Men's Basketball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – On Thursday, February 15th, Austin Peay State University men’s basketball begins its final set of regular season home contests with a 7:00pm contest against Ohio Valley Conference West Division foe Eastern Illinois in the Dunn Center.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball plays Eastern Illinois Panthers Thursday night at the Dunn Center. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball plays Eastern Illinois Panthers Thursday night at the Dunn Center. (APSU Sports Information)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to observe Presidents Day

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of Presidents Day, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will observe the federal holiday Monday, February 20th, 2017.

All Soldier and Patient-Centered Homes (primary care services) are scheduled to operate on a normal schedule on the Day of No Scheduled Activities Friday, February 17th. BACH specialty services will be closed Friday, February 17th, with the exception of the Women’s Health Clinic and Child and Family Behavioral Health.

Both services will see their scheduled patients Friday.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will observe the federal holiday Presidents Day Monday, February 20th, 2017.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will observe the federal holiday Presidents Day Monday, February 20th, 2017.

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Tennessee Lady Vols faces Alabama Crimson Tides, Thursday

 

#RV/RV Tennessee (16-9/7-5 SEC) at Alabama (15-10/3-9 SEC)

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 | 7:00pm CT
Tuscaloosa, AL | Coleman Coliseum

UT Lady VolsTuscaloosa, AL – With the SEC Tournament rapidly approaching, #RV/RV Tennessee hits the road again to face Alabama on Thursday night at Coleman Coliseum, as the Lady Vols continue to fight for one of the top-four spots in the conference.

The game tips off at 7:00pm CT (8:00pm ET) and will be available online on SECN+ and through WatchESPN. Visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on a computer or mobile device. Eli Gold (PxP), former Alabama head coach Rick Moody (Analyst) and Hannah Chalker (Reporter) will describe the action between the Lady Vols and the Crimson Tide.

Fans can also tune into their local Lady Vol Radio Network station to catch Mickey Dearstone describing the action.

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One in Three Americans will take a Family Vacation this Year according to AAA

 

Tennessee Travel Sales for January are up 29% Year-over-Year from 2016

AAAKnoxville, TN – Millions of families have started to make getaway plans for Spring Break, summer vacation and long holiday weekends throughout the year.

According to a recent AAA survey, more than one-third of Americans (35 percent) are planning to take a vacation of 50 miles or more away from home involving two or more immediate family members this year. 

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