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Vietnam Veterans of America held their annual Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil Sunday night, May 24th

 

Clarksville, TN – On Sunday, May 25th, the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 396 held their annual Candlelight Vigil to remember the men and women who were left behind in Vietnam when American forces withdrew in 1975.

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.

LTC (Retired) Jose Garcia delivering the keynote address at the 2015 Vietnam Veterans of America Candle Light Vigil.

LTC (Retired) Jose Garcia delivering the keynote address at the 2015 Vietnam Veterans of America Candle Light Vigil.

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Planters Bank to showcase Everyday Life’s Beauty in May Art Exhibit

 

Planters BankClarksville, TN – The Planters Bank-Hilldale Gallery will feature “A Wonderful World” by Franklin, Tennessee Artist Mike Moyers from Thursday, May 7th – Wednesday, June 3rd.

Moyers is a contemporary impressionist with a passion for expressing subjects of life and faith through art. Believing art to be a communion with the soul, Moyers strives to create pieces that touch people on a deeper level. Specializing in palette knife technique, he paints a diverse range of subjects from slice-of-life and plein air to conceptual and abstract.

“A Wonderful World” by Artist Mike Moyers.

“A Wonderful World” by Artist Mike Moyers.

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APSU’s Chris Baker named All-OVC Golf, Justin Arens named to All-Newcomer team

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUMuscle Shoals, AL – Junior Chris Baker, who shattered the Austin Peay State University single-round record with a 61 earlier this spring, has been named All-Ohio Valley Conference.

Meanwhile, freshman Justin Arens, who elevated his play down the stretch while playing in all spring events, has been named to the OVC All-Newcomer team.

Austin Peay Mens Golf's Justin Arens, left, was named to the OVC All-Newcomer team while Chris Baker was chosen All-OVC. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Mens Golf’s Justin Arens, left, was named to the OVC All-Newcomer team while Chris Baker was chosen All-OVC. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville’s Cowboy Dan’s Trading Post and Pawn Lassoes U-Haul Partnership

 

U HaulClarksville, TN – Cowboy Dan’s Trading Post and Pawn boasts a distinct western flare and inventory that sets it apart from your typical Tennessee pawn store.

“Our goal is to be different from others and to catch people’s attention when they come into our store,” co-owner Marsha Burkhart said.

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Austin Peay State University Governors Golf finishes fifth at Grub Mart Intercollegiate

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUGlencoe, AL – Emily Dickinson once said “Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.” Or as Tom Watson once said, “If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.”

Chris Baker found out Tuesday exactly what Dickinson and Watson were talking about.

Austin Peay Governors Golf senior Tucker Wallace. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors Golf senior Tucker Wallace. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Governors Golf’s Chris Baker shoots 61 to break APSU 18-hole record

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUGlencoe, AL – Fashioning an astonishing round of 12 birdies and only one bogey, Chris Baker fired a second-round 61, shattering Austin Peay State University’s 18-hole record, to sit in first place entering the final round of the 23rd Annual Grub Mart Intercollegiate, being played at the Silver Lakes Golf Course.

Austin Peay Golf's Chris Baker breaks 18-hole record at Grub Mart Intercollegiate. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Golf’s Chris Baker breaks 18-hole record at Grub Mart Intercollegiate. (APSU Sports Information)

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Governor Bill Haslam Launches Healthier Tennessee Communities

 

Program to recognize communities that show commitment to healthy living

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness CEO Rick Johnson, joined by representatives from nine cities and counties across the state, today launched Healthier Tennessee Communities, a coordinated initiative supporting physical activity, healthy eating and tobacco abstinence at the local level.

The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness has focused on developing and introducing effective tools for individuals, workplaces and faith congregations.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Clarksville – Montgomery County under Flood Advisory until late this afternoon

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flood advisory for rain and melting snow for Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee until 3:00pm CST Saturday, February 21st.

An area of low pressure will move through the lower Mississippi River and Ohio River valleys this weekend bringing widespread rain anywhere from 2 to locally 4 inches to much of mid south. The rain will fall on top of ice and snow.

Some roads in low lying areas may flood today.  Never drive through flood waters.

Some roads in low lying areas may flood today. Never drive through flood waters.

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First Advantage Bancorp releases 2014 Earnings statement

 

First Advantage BancorpClarksville, TN – First Advantage Bancorp (OTCQX: FABK), the holding company of First Advantage Bank, announced net income of $3.252 million for the year ended December 31st, 2014, up 6.0% from $3.068 million in 2013. Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.86 and $0.80, respectively, compared to $0.78 and $0.73, respectively, in 2013.

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American Heart Association’s 12th annual National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 6th

 

Biggest-ever National Wear Red Day features buildings, people, places going red for women’s heart health; many local activities coming

Go Red for Women - American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – The Middle Tennessee skyline will take on a special heartwarming red glow next Friday.

Twenty-two local buildings will be lighting up red as part of the 12th annual National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 6th, as part of the biggest Go Red celebration ever in Middle Tennessee. This icon day of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement is the day when everyone Goes Red across the nation to support women’s fight against heart disease, their No. 1 killer.

American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day

American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day

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