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iRis Networks to build Fiber Route to Clarksville

 

iRis NetworksNashville, TNiRis Networks announces plans to construct three new key routes in Tennessee. The key segments, totaling over 897 miles, are Johnson City–Knoxville–Chattanooga, Memphis–Nashville–Chattanooga and Knoxville–Nashville–Clarksville.

Tennessee and the surrounding region are experiencing significant growth in the demand of broadband infrastructure and services.

iRis Networks adds new fiber routes in Tennessee.

iRis Networks adds new fiber routes in Tennessee.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces 2016 Legislative Agenda

 

Legislation focuses on education, public safety, efficient and effective state government

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced his legislative agenda for the 2016 session, continuing his focus on education, public safety and efficient and effective state government.

“A major focus this session will be on the next step in the Drive to 55: making sure our colleges and universities are organized and empowered in the best way to increase student success and the number of Tennesseans with a postsecondary degree or credential,” Haslam said.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Customs House Museum’s Melina Ludwig Selected for Management Institute Scholarship

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is pleased to announce that Marketing and Media Director Melina Ludwig has been selected for Southeastern Museums Conference’s (SEMC) Jekyll Island Management Institute class of 2016.

Customs House Museum Marketing and Media Director Melina Ludwig.

Customs House Museum Marketing and Media Director Melina Ludwig.

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Tennessee Higher Education Commission releases 2016 Labor Education Alignment Education Program (LEAP) Annual Report

 

Tennessee LEAPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) has released the 2016 Annual Report for the Labor Education Alignment Education Program (LEAP), highlighting the early successes of LEAP in local communities in engaging education and employers to develop a pipeline of skilled workers in Tennessee. The report showcases LEAP as a model for alignment between industry and education.

LEAP is one of the primary initiatives of the Drive to 55, Governor Bill Haslam’s push to grow Tennessee’s postsecondary educational attainment rate to 55 percent by 2025.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol plans “No Refusal” Enforcement during New Year’s Eve Holiday

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct a “No Refusal” traffic safety enforcement campaign during the 2015 New Year’s Eve holiday period, beginning Thursday, December 31st at 12:01am and concluding Monday, January 4th at 11:59pm.

State troopers will perform saturation patrols, seat belt, sobriety and driver’s license checkpoints as well as bar/tavern checks during the holiday. All of Tennessee’s ninety five counties will have troopers working to ensure a safe holiday as we conclude 2015 and begin 2016.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Tennessee Department of Revenue in January to Offer Free Tax Workshops for New Businesses

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Revenue will be holding a series of free tax workshops for new businesses in Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville in January 2016.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors hope it has turned back the clock with Will Healy hire

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – On December 23rd Austin Peay State University officially announced the hire of 30-year-old Will Healy as the 19th head football coach in school history, but it’s not the first time the school has gone with a very young head coach for the program.

In 1979 Austin Peay hired its then 10th head coach, a 29-year-old Watson Brown to replace James ‘Boots’ Donnelly, in hopes to continue a streak of winning seasons – which included the only Ohio Valley Conference title in the program’s history in 1977.

Austin Peay State University Football head coach Will Healy. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football head coach Will Healy. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University names Will Healy next APSU Football Coach

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Will Healy, former receivers coach, passing game coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Chattanooga, has been named the 19th head football coach in Austin Peay State University history.

Healy will be introduced at an 11:00am, Wednesday, press conference on the club level at Governors Stadium.

A seven-year veteran at Chattanooga, Healy served under head coach Russ Huesman in helping restore an FCS power to its former glory.

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Instant Peay Play: Solid start for APSU Lady Govs track team shows promise for upcoming year

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – For the past few years, Austin Peay State University’s women’s indoor and outdoor track and field team has been among the best in the Ohio Valley Conference and results of their season-opening indoor meet shows they should be primed to again be among the elite in the OVC.

The Lady Govs opened their indoor season on December 5th in Nashville, at the Vanderbilt Indoor Opener, finishing with five top-five finishes and 11 more top-10 results in 11 events, as Austin Peay and Vandy were joined by nine other teams – including OVC members Belmont, Murray State, Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field do well at Vanderbilt Indoor Opener Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field do well at Vanderbilt Indoor Opener Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee receives $7.9 million FCC Telehealth Grant to expand Health Care Services to Rural and Underserved Patients

 

Tennessee CoverKidsNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced that Tennessee will receive a $7.9 million grant from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expand the Tennessee Telehealth Network (TTN) to an additional 400 facilities and make health care services more readily available to Tennesseans in rural and underserved communities.

TTN is a program of the non-profit Community Health Network (CHN), whose 62 clinics and the Tennessee Primary Care Association make telehealth technology accessible to rural Tennessee health care providers.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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