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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Signs “FOCUS Act” Centered on Student and College Success

 

FOCUS Act Aligns Structure of Tennessee Higher Education to Meet Drive to 55 Goal

Tennessee State GovernmentCookeville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today signed the Focus On College and University Success (FOCUS) Act at a ceremony on the campus of Tennessee Technological University.

The legislation organizes and empowers Tennessee’s public colleges and universities to increase student success and the number of Tennesseans with a postsecondary credential.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Clarksville Meeting Set for Public Comments on annual Tennessee Health Plan Development

 

Residents Can Provide Suggestions and Comments during Nine Public Meetings

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health has scheduled nine meetings across the state to collect input from the general public about the State Health Plan.

Each meeting will be in a workshop setting, allowing participants to provide comments and recommendations for setting health objectives for communities and to address the state’s population health improvement plan. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Tennis falls at Tennessee Tech

 

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APSU Men's Tennis - Austin Peay State UniversityCookeville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team dropped a 7-0 decision to Ohio Valley Conference leaders Tennessee Tech, Friday, at the Tech Tennis Courts.

The Governors (6-10, 5-3 OVC) slip to fourth in the standings, still in position to gain entry to the conference tournament.

APSU Men's Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)

APSU Men’s Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Tennis hits the road to face Tennessee Tech, Jacksonville State to finish regular season

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Men's Tennis - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team seeks to clinch a postseason berth this weekend, playing in its final regular-season matches at Tennessee Tech, 1:00pm, Friday, and at Jacksonville State, 10:00am, Saturday.

Austin Peay Men's Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Baseball rallies in the sixth to grab 9-4 win over Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUCookeville, TN – A six-run sixth inning proved enough as Austin Peay State University’s baseball team downed Tennessee Tech, 9-4, Sunday afternoon, in Ohio Valley Conference action at Bush Stadium.

The Govs claimed their first road series victory, 2-1, of the 2016 campaign.

Austin Peay Baseball's Alex Robles went 2 for 5 against Tennessee Tech Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball’s Alex Robles went 2 for 5 against Tennessee Tech Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Baseball succumbs to Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles 14-3

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUCookeville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team saw the script from its Game 1 victory used against it in a 14-3 Ohio Valley Conference loss to Tennessee Tech, Saturday, at Bush Stadium.

In the series’ first game, Austin Peay (15-10, 7-4 OVC) scored five runs in the second inning and cruised to the win. Saturday, Tennessee Tech scored five runs in the first inning and never looked back.

Austin Peay Baseball loses OVC road game Saturday to Tennessee Tech. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball loses OVC road game Saturday to Tennessee Tech. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Baseball grounds Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, 10-2

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUCookeville, TN – Junior right-handed starting pitcher Alex Robles struck out a season-high 10 batters to lead Austin Peay State University (APSU)’s baseball team to a 10-2 Ohio Valley Conference victory against Tennessee Tech, Friday night, at Bush Stadium.

Austin Peay's Alex Robles strikes out a season high 10 batters in Govs win over Tennessee Tech, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Alex Robles strikes out a season high 10 batters in Govs win over Tennessee Tech, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Baseball smacks 22 hits in 16-10 win over Southern Illinois

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUCarbondale, IL – Junior second baseman Garrett Copeland went 5-for-5 and Austin Peay State University’s baseball team pounded out a season-high 22 hits in a 16-10 nonconference victory against Southern Illinois, Tuesday night, at Itchy Jones Stadium.

Austin Peay Baseball's Garrett Copeland goes 5-for-5 night to helps Govs to 16-10 victory over Southern Illinois Tuesday night. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball’s Garrett Copeland goes 5-for-5 night to helps Govs to 16-10 victory over Southern Illinois Tuesday night. (APSU Sports Information)

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Veterans Property Tax Relief Bills Rolled to March 30th

 

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts

“#SayDyslexia” Bill passes House and Senate committees

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Several bills sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) moved along in committees last week.  This is a general update on the bills and events on the Hill from last week.

House Bill 1410/Senate Bill 1484 – (Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) is scheduled for the final House Local Government Sub Committee on March 30th.  This legislation will repeal the “Save our Property Tax Relief” legislation, Public Chapter 481, which passed last year.  Public Chapter 481 made changes to the disabled veterans, senior citizens and disabled citizen property tax relief program.

Representative Joe Pitts welcomes members of the Montgomery County 4-H Congress to the State Capitol on Monday, March 21st. (L to R) Julie Newberry, Cheyenne Deibert, Tabitha Lee, State Rep. Joe Pitts, Dani Wright, Hunter Kueter, and Trevor Beard. All of the students are from Clarksville Academy

Representative Joe Pitts welcomes members of the Montgomery County 4-H Congress to the State Capitol on Monday, March 21st. (L to R) Julie Newberry, Cheyenne Deibert, Tabitha Lee, State Rep. Joe Pitts, Dani Wright, Hunter Kueter, and Trevor Beard. All of the students are from Clarksville Academy

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Veterans Property Tax Relief Bills Set For Local Government Sub-Committee Meeting on March 23rd

 

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts

“Say Dyslexia” bill to be heard in the House and Senate committees

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Several bills sponsored by Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) moved along in committees last week. This is a general update on the bills and events on the Hill from last week.

House Bill 1513/Senate Bill 1658 (Senator Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville) is a proposal from the Tennessee Sheriff’s Association to allow county governments to give to retiring full time deputies their service weapon (pistol) that was carried in the line of duty. This legislation has passed both the House and Senate and is on its way to the Governor.

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts presenting House Joint Resolution 550. (L to R) Emmanuel Toribio (UTO Volunteer), Joe Pitts, Bobby Thurman (USO RP/6 Scout), Tareasha Jones (USO Volunteer)

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts presenting House Joint Resolution 550. (L to R) Emmanuel Toribio (UTO Volunteer), Joe Pitts, Bobby Thurman (USO RP/6 Scout), Tareasha Jones (USO Volunteer)

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