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Austin Peay State University Botanical Garden showcases area’s rare and endangered plants

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A few years ago, three tall, flowering cherry trees grew on the western side of Austin Peay State University’s Sundquist Science Complex. They provided a nice, welcoming entry into the building, but in 2007, Tennessee suffered from a record-setting drought.

Temperatures reached 113 degrees Fahrenheit that summer, and by the fall, the 20-foot tall trees were dead.

Austin Peay Botanical Garden. (APSU)

Austin Peay Botanical Garden. (APSU)

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation adds Cashman Perkins of Hamilton County to TBI’S Top Ten Most Wanted List

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted list, Cashman Jamar Perkins of Chattanooga, TN.

Cashman Jamar Perkins is wanted by the Chattanooga Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for Criminal Homicide, Aggravated Domestic Assault and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

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APSU Acuff Circle of Excellence’s Jazz in June event to honor local music legend Solie Fott

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Solie Fott, Austin Peay State University professor emeritus of music, considers himself to be just a fiddle player, but that’s a bit of an understatement.

Throughout his sideline career as a Nashville sessions string player, he has performed with some of the top names in modern music history, including Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Kris Kristofferson and Eddie Arnold.

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Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 396 holds annual Memorial Day Candle Light Vigil

 

Clarksville, TN – It is a solemn occasion when a nation gathers together to honor its soldiers, those who lived to come home, but even more importantly those who did not. The body of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Lawrence Woods was buried in Arlington National Cemetery on March 21st of this year. There are 27 remaining missing POW/MIA’s from the State of Tennessee. Each one was honored in a ceremony held in front of the William O. Beach Civic Center at Veterans Plaza in Clarksville Tennessee on Sunday evening.

The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 396 holds this Memorial Day Vigil each year to remember the men and women who were left behind in Vietnam when American forces left that country in 1975.

State Senator Mark Green delivering the keynote address at the 2014 Vietnam Veterans of America Candle Light VigilState Senator Mark Green delivering the keynote address

State Senator Mark Green delivering the keynote address at the 2014 Vietnam Veterans of America Candle Light Vigil

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Austin Peay State University Greek community continues to enhance University’s reputation

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This spring, the fraternity and sorority community at Austin Peay State University has continued to enhance the University’s reputation with several members and administrators taking on major leadership roles and earning prestigious awards and recognitions.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reminds Motorists that speeding in Work Zones can be a Costly Mistake

 

National Work Zone Awareness Week April  7th-11th

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation is joining states across the nation to remind motorists of the dangers of speeding through work zones.

TDOT will spread that message statewide during National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 7th-11th) in an effort to improve safety in Tennessee’s interstate and highway construction and maintenance work zones.

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Austin Peay State University Women’s Track and Field strong at Murray State’s Margaret Simmons Invitational

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUMurray, KY – Austin Peay State University track and field team picked up wins in 11 events at Friday’s Margaret Simmons Invitational, including a sweep of the relay events, to top the field at Marshall Gage Track.

Austin Peay Lady Govs Track and Field. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Lady Govs Track and Field. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville High baseball closes out Invitational with 8-5 win over Boyd-Buchanan

 

Clarksville High School WildcatsChattanooga, TN – Clarksville High School’s baseball team bounced back from its first loss of the season to defeat Boyd-Buchanan High School 8-5, March 29th, to close out play in the Central Invitational.

The Wildcats (12-1) had to rally for the victory, trailing the Buccaneers 4-3 heading into the top of the fifth inning, but exploded for five runs to take the lead for good.

Clarksville High pounded out nine hits in the win, including four doubles, led by Ryan Streeter’s 3-for-3 effort.

Clarksville High Baseball.  (Michael Rios-Clarksville Sports Network)

Clarksville High Baseball. (Michael Rios-Clarksville Sports Network)

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Clarksville High Baseball scores nine in one inning to beat Northwest High 14-4

 

Clarksville High School WildcatsClarksville, TN – Clarksville High’s baseball team put together a nine-run fourth inning, March 26th, to break open it District 10-AAA game versus Northwest High School on its way to a 14-4 victory.

With the win, Clarksville High remains undefeated on the season – improving to 10-0 overall and 4-0 in District 10-AAA.

The Wildcats would collect 11 hits against four different Northwest pitchers in the victory, with Landon Mosteller, Ryan Streeter, Justin Miller and Luke Chilcutt all recording two hits each.

Clarksville High Baseball vs. Northwest High Vikings.

Clarksville High Baseball vs. Northwest High Vikings.

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APSU Lady Govs Softball loses 2-1 to Butler Bulldogs at Frost Classic

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUChattanooga, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team outhit Butler University 6-2 overall, Sunday morning in the final day of the Frost Classic, but couldn’t come up with the big hit at the right time in falling to the Bulldogs, 2-1.

Austin Peay Women's Softball.

Austin Peay Women’s Softball.

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