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APSU Governors, Lady Govs Cross Country 2015 Schedule announced

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s men and women’s cross-country teams unveiled their 2015 slates, Wednesday, which are highlighted by the second Austin Peay Cross Country Festival as well as trips to the Greater Louisville Classic and the Cross-Country Only National Invitational.

The Governors and Lady Govs will open the 2015 season with three consecutive meets inside Tennessee borders. The season begins September 5th at the Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic hosted by Christian Brothers.

Austin Peay Women's Cross Country. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Cross Country. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee’s in Top Ten for Lightning Damage according to State Farm®

 

State Farm® Releases Top States for Lightning Claims; Joins IBHS for Lightning Awareness Week

State FarmMurfreesboro, TN – Lightning may not seem as destructive as other natural disasters, yet a strike can cause serious damage to business equipment and electrical appliances, disrupt electrical service for long periods of time, and spark wildfires.

In 2014, State Farm paid nearly $149 million dollars for insurance claims as a result of damage from lightning strikes.

Lightning strikes. (NOAA)

Lightning strikes. (NOAA)

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Nashville Zoo to hold Senior Day June 3rd

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – The senior community is invited to enjoy free admission to the Nashville Zoo courtesy of Cigna-HealthSpring. The biannual Senior Day scheduled for Wednesday, June 3rd offers adults ages 65 and older complimentary Zoo admission along with parking validation and a $5.00 concessions voucher.

Senior Day activities will take place throughout the Zoo from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The young and young-at-heart can enjoy special keeper talks, rides on the Wild Animal Carousel and unique, interactive encounters with outreach animals along the Zoo paths and in the Jungle Terrace area.

Seniors Invited to Enjoy Free Admission to the Nashville Zoo Courtesy of Cigna-HealthSpring. (Amiee Stubbs)

Seniors Invited to Enjoy Free Admission to the Nashville Zoo Courtesy of Cigna-HealthSpring. (Amiee Stubbs)

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A look at the History of Memorial Day

 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsWashington, D.C. – On May 5th, 1868, three years after the Civil War ended, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30th.

It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum announces Southern Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition Winners

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum hosted the awards reception for the Southern Watercolor Society’s 38th Annual Juried Exhibition on May 16th. The show features eighty-seven paintings. This year’s juror Kathleen Conover awarded 32 artists cash or merchandise prices.

The Best in Show was awarded to Z.L. Feng for In the Wood. Feng is an artist-signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, and the Pastel Society of America (as master pastelist).

Z.L. Feng won Best in Show for In the Wood

Z.L. Feng won Best in Show for In the Wood

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Clarksville’s Crye-Leike Office in St. Bethlehem welcomes Affiliate Broker Heather Flowers

 

Crye-Leike REALTORSClarksville, TN – Crye-Leike is pleased to welcome affiliate broker Heather Flowers to its Clarksville-St. Bethlehem office. Practicing real estate for the past six years, Flowers transfers to Crye-Leike from Keller Williams.

Heather Flowers joins Crye-Leike Office in St. Bethlehem.

Heather Flowers joins Crye-Leike Office in St. Bethlehem.

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Tennessee Titans’ GM Ruston Webster enters Fourth NFL Draft

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The selection process will be the fourth for the Tennessee Titans overseen by General Manager Ruston Webster, who was named general manager on January 18th, 2012. His first three drafts yielded 21 total players, and 18 of those finished the 2014 season on the 53-man roster or injured reserve.

Webster spearheaded the selection of six players in the 2014 NFL Draft: Michigan tackle Taylor Lewan (first round), Washington running back Bishop Sankey (second round), Penn State defensive lineman DaQuan Jones (fourth round), Wyoming defensive back Marqueston Huff (fourth round), Kentucky linebacker Avery Williamson (fifth round) and Louisiana State quarterback Zach Mettenberger (sixth round).

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Tennessee Titans will hold inaugural High School Football Recruiting Fair at LP Field April 28th

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans and the Tennessee Football Coaches Association will host their inaugural high school football recruiting fair at LP Field’s West Club on Tuesday, April 28th from 8:00am – 12:30pm. More than 60 high schools across the state are currently scheduled to attend, drawing representatives from more than 30 college and universities across 11 states.

The recruiting fair is designed to provide exposure for high school student-athletes in the area and increase their chances to play football at the collegiate level.

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Blue Bell Ice Cream recalls all of it’s products due to possible Health Risk

 

Blue Bell Ice CreamBrenham, TX – Blue Bell Ice Cream of Brenham, Texas, is voluntarily recalling all of its products currently on the market made at all of its facilities including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Blue Bell enhanced sampling program revealed that Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream half gallons produced on March 17th, 2015, and March 27th, 2015, contained the bacteria.

Blue Bell enhanced sampling program revealed that Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream half gallons produced on March 17th, 2015, and March 27th, 2015, contained the bacteria.

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Tennessee Titans Academy Sports + Outdoors Titans Caravan to visit Fort Campbell, Clarksville, May 5th

 

16 players highlight the team’s tour through the Mid-South which starts on May 2nd

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans have announced the complete itinerary for the Academy Sports + Outdoors Titans Caravan, a regional series of free, public autograph signings. The Caravan will make 20 total stops in Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama from May 2nd through May 9th. A special public stop will be made in Paducah, KY, on June 13th.

Academy Sports + Outdoors Titans Caravan public stops are free events that allow fans to meet players, T-Rac and the “Voice of the Titans” Mike Keith. Posters are provided at no cost to all Caravan attendees for autographs, and photos are encouraged. Public stops generally last one hour.

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