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Tennessee Titans High School Game of the Week presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors starts this week

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans today announced the 2016 launch of the Titans High School Game of the Week presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors.

Beginning this week, Week 2 of the High School football season, four matchups will be chosen to compete to become the High School Game of the Week. A panel of media members select the top matchups from East, Middle, and West Tennessee, and one wild card.

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APSU Volleyball joins growing list of Governors teams starting camp

 

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APSU Women's Volleyball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – On campus and ready to hit the court, Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) volleyball team begins organized team practices at 10:00am, Wednesday in the Dunn Center.

The Governors reported back to campus Sunday and will spend Monday and Tuesday in meetings preparing for the season. A 16-day preseason window opens Wednesday and Austin Peay will have just 12 days prior to the start of classes, August 22nd. A slim window packed with 25 practices, including four three-a-days, due to the limited opportunities before the season begins.

Austin Peay Volleyball begins practice Wednesday, August 10th. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Volleyball begins practice Wednesday, August 10th. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Lady Govs Basketball releases season Schedule

 

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APSU Women's Basketball Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s basketball 2016-17 schedule , released Monday by second year head coach David Midlick highlighted by fifteen home games.

The home slate will be the Governors largest since the 1983-84 campaign – one of three seasons which featured a program-record 16 contests at the Dunn Center. In addition, Austin Peay will host seven meetings against nonconference opponents, the most since 1985-86.

Austin Peay State University Women's Basketball has 15 Home Games this coming season. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

Austin Peay State University Women’s Basketball has 15 Home Games this coming season. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

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Tennessee National Guard Aviators receive Sikorsky Rescue Award

 

Tennessee National GuardKnoxville, TN  Several Tennessee Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion that is now part of Joint Base McGhee-Tyson in Knoxville, TN, were awarded the Sikorsky Rescue Award July 10th, for participating in three different lifesaving missions in Eastern Tennessee earlier this year.

“To be eligible to receive the Sikorsky Rescue Award, an individual must have directly performed a lifesaving rescue in any Sikorsky helicopter,” said Shay Collins, a customer award program manager with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation.

Soldiers from the Tennessee Army National Guard's 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion that is now part of Joint Base McGhee-Tyson in Knoxville, Tenn., were awarded the Sikorsky Rescue Award July 10th, for participating in three different lifesaving missions in Eastern Tennessee earlier this year. (Photo provided by 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion.)

Soldiers from the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion that is now part of Joint Base McGhee-Tyson in Knoxville, Tenn., were awarded the Sikorsky Rescue Award July 10th, for participating in three different lifesaving missions in Eastern Tennessee earlier this year. (Photo provided by 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion.)

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Clarksville Police Department swears in 10 New Officers

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Friday, May 17th, 2016 at 10:00am Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillian swore in 10 new Clarksville Police Officers at the City Council Chambers.

All ten will be attending Walter State in East Tennessee for their Basic Law Enforcement Training required by the State, and then will return to complete Department’s Field Training Program. All Ten Officers should complete this by January 2017.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillian swore in 10 new Clarksville Police Officers Friday.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillian swore in 10 new Clarksville Police Officers Friday.

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Tennessee State Museum opens new exhibit “Celebrating a Life in Tennessee Art: Lloyd Branson, 1853 – 1925” July 1st

 

Tennessee State MuseumNashville, TN – The first major retrospective of Tennessee artist Lloyd Branson’s life, works of art, and legacy will open at the Tennessee State Museum on July 1st. The exhibition entitled, Celebrating a Life in Tennessee Art: Lloyd Branson, 1853 – 1925, was organized by the East Tennessee Historical Society and features more than 60 of Branson’s paintings which tell the remarkable story of the ambitions and achievements of the artist and his region.

There is no admission charge to the exhibit which will be on view in the museum’s Changing Galleries.

Gathering of Overmountain Men at Sycamore Shoals, 1915, oil on canvas. Collection of the Tennessee State Museum. (Portrait by Lloyd Branson)

Gathering of Overmountain Men at Sycamore Shoals, 1915, oil on canvas. Collection of the Tennessee State Museum. (Portrait by Lloyd Branson)

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Tennessee has Record-Breaking Number of Jobs Available

 

Employers in Middle Tennessee Lead the State in Job Opportunities

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development (TDLWD) reported Friday almost 200,000 jobs were posted on the Jobs4TN.gov website in April 2016.

That marks a record number of job opportunities employers across the state have advertised on the site.

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issues Amber Alert for missing 9 year old Carlie Trent

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationRogersville, TN – A Middle and East Tennessee AMBER Alert has been issued by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on behalf of the Rogersville Police Department for 9-year-old Carlie Marie Trent.

Carlie was removed from school yesterday by her uncle by marriage, Gary Simpson, under false pretenses. He has no custodial rights to Carlie. Currently their whereabouts are unknown.

Carlie is 4’8″ tall, weighs 75 lbs with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a black and grey tank top and blue jeans.

Amber Alert issued for Carlie Trent. If anyone has seen the child please call the Rogersville Police Department at 423.272.7555 or TBI at 1.800.TBI.FIND.

Amber Alert issued for Carlie Trent. If anyone has seen the child please call the Rogersville Police Department at 423.272.7555 or TBI at 1.800.TBI.FIND.

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APSU Lady Govs Volleyball releases 2016 Fall Schedule

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – The countdown to the 2016 Austin Peay State University volleyball team season opener began Friday when head coach Taylor Mott revealed the dates for the program’s fall schedule.

In 142 days, the Governors volleyball team will open the season, August 26th-27th, in Johnson City, TN when it competes at East Tennessee’s tournament alongside Troy, USC Upstate and host East Tennessee.

Austin Peay Volleyball 2016 Schedule revealed. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Volleyball 2016 Schedule revealed. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Strawberries may have to Take Cover to avoid Frost

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee’s much anticipated strawberry crop will be ready for picking in the next two or three weeks. However, between now and harvest, if current forecasts hold, those berries may have to “take cover” several times to avoid frost damage.

Tennessee weather is predictably unpredictable. It may be spring, but Tennessee typically experiences a few more winter-like periods—called blackberry winter and dogwood winter—before the average late April last-freeze date has passed.

Strawberry Crops will be ready for picking the next few weeks.

Strawberry Crops will be ready for picking the next few weeks.

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