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APSU Softball releases schedule for 2018

 

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APSU SoftballClarksville, TN – Five in-season tournaments and 12 total games versus programs that saw post-season action last year highlight the 2018 Austin Peay State University softball schedule under first-year head coach Rodney DeLong, released Monday, November 27th, 2017.

Austin Peay Women's Softball 2018 schedule announced. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Softball 2018 schedule announced. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Lady Vols plays James Madison at Thompson-Bowling Area tonight

 

No. 13/18 Tennessee vs. James Madison

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 | 6:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 13/18 Tennessee (1-0) is back at Thompson-Boling Arena on Wednesday night, as James Madison (1-1) comes to town for a 6:00pm contest.

This will mark the second straight season these teams have played, with the Lady Vols winning, 81-69, in last year’s season opener in Harrisonburg, VA.

Wednesday night’s game marks the second of three straight at home to open the campaign for the Lady Vols. By the time Texas departs Knoxville on December 10th, Tennessee will have played seven of its first 10 games at home.

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TBI’s Drug Investigation Division issues Public Warning after Troubling Lab Submissions

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Drug Investigation Division (DID) is urging public caution, especially among recreational drug users, following recent evidence submissions to two TBI crime laboratories.

Several sample of cocaine, submitted by law enforcement agencies in Middle Tennessee and East Tennessee in recent months, also tested positive for fentanyl, a powerful, narcotic painkiller, or one of its dangerous analogs.

Previously, fentanyl had primarily been identified in samples of heroin or in clandestine pills compounded to resemble legitimate prescription opioids.

Recent samples of cocaine recovered in Tennessee have tested positive for fentanyl, a powerful, narcotic painkiller.

Recent samples of cocaine recovered in Tennessee have tested positive for fentanyl, a powerful, narcotic painkiller.

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APSU Govs Gathering to be held in Knoxville, September 28th

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University athletics fans in East Tennessee should plan now for the first Govs Gathering in Knoxville, September 28th, 2017 at Calhoun’s on the River.

This event, designed for networking and connecting with alumni and friends in the Knoxville area, is one of four scheduled for 2017.

A host of Austin Peay coaches including Travis Janssen, Doug Molnar and David Midlick will be in attendance.

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TWRA reports Summer Deer Mortality Attributed to Common Virus

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) offices are receiving reports of dead deer in scattered areas of the state. The timing and details of the reports are all indicative of hemorrhagic disease (HD).

HD occurs at varying levels of severity each year in Tennessee’s deer herd. The catch-all term for this disease is hemorrhagic disease (HD), and epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) and bluetongue are the closely related viruses that fall under the umbrella of HD.

TWRA says that recent reports of dead deer being found is indicative of Hemorrhagic Disease.

TWRA says that recent reports of dead deer being found is indicative of Hemorrhagic Disease.

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2017 Tennessee Legislative First Session Final Report – Part 9

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The first session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on May 10th, 2017, after passing major legislation that will benefit Tennesseans for generations to come. This is Part 9 of a 12 Part report.

This includes a measure making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all adults without a degree tuition-free access to community college; a new law rebuilding a safe and reliable transportation network, while reallocating revenues to maximize taxpayers’ return on that investment; and a bill which provides a responsible path to improve access to broadband through investment, deregulation, and education. 

Action in the General Assembly also included passage of a balanced budget which takes on no new debt, as well as legislation protecting the elderly, enhancing the state’s robust job growth, cracking down on crime, and boosting efforts as the fastest improving state in the nation in K-12 student achievement.  Following is a report on key legislation passed this year.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports Canine Influenza Detected in Dogs in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The state veterinarian is advising dog owners to monitor their pets due to reports of canine influenza in Tennessee.

The UT College of Veterinary Medicine recently confirmed detection of canine influenza (CI) in four dogs in East Tennessee. The illness in three of the dogs is believed to have originated at a dog show in Perry, Georgia.

Canine Influenza detected in Four Dogs in East Tennessee

Canine Influenza detected in Four Dogs in East Tennessee

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First Meeting of Tennessee Legislative Task Force on Opioid Abuse Kicks Off

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – This week in Nashville, the first meeting of the legislative task force on opioid and prescription drug abuse kicked off in Nashville, with stakeholders from across the state coming to the Legislative Plaza to speak out about Tennessee’s growing drug epidemic.

The task force was created this month by House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) with the immediate goal of working on legislation and determining best strategies for tackling Tennessee’s opioid problems. Tennessee is consistently ranked at the top of the charts nationally with regards to prescription drug abuse.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Announces Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act

 

Proposal part of governor’s NextTennessee legislative agenda

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced legislation to increase broadband access to Tennessee’s unserved citizens.

Tennessee currently ranks 29th in the U.S. for broadband access, with 34 percent of rural Tennessee residents lacking access at recognized minimum standards.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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APSU Women’s Basketball faces Morehead State at the Dunn Center, Thursday

 

Austin Peay (6-7) vs. Morehead State (10-3)

Thursday, December 29th, 2016 | 7:00pm CT
Clarksville, TN | Dunn Center

APSU Women's Basketball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team will play the first of 16 Ohio Valley Conference games when it hosts Morehead State, 7:00pm, Thursday, in the Dunn Center.

The Governors finished the nonconference schedule at 6-7, featuring key victories over Division I foes Arkansas State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, East Tennessee and Kennesaw State.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball hosts Morehead State Thursday night at the Dunn Center. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball hosts Morehead State Thursday night at the Dunn Center. (APSU Sports Information)

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