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S.T.E.P.S collecting school supplies for 2014-2015 School Year in Clarksville

 

S.T.E.P.S - School Tools that Empower and Promote SuccessClarksville, TN – It’s that time of the year where our non-profit S.T.E.P.S (School Tools that Empower and Promote Success) starts collecting school supplies for the next school year 2014-2015

Starting June 1st, S.T.E.P.S will be looking for businesses, clubs, groups, and organizations to place S.T.E.P.S youth created collection boxes around Clarksville til August 3rd.

You can visit their Facebook page for more information. «Read the rest of this article»

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Gwendolyn Rodriguez Shows Art Planters Bank November 7th

 

Planters BankClarksville, TN – Gwendolyn Rodriguez loves to paint pictures that tell a story of a person or a time and place. Her paintings, showing a sample of her diverse interests and places around the world, will be on display at the Planters Bank-Hilldale Gallery Thursday, November 7th – Wednesday, December 4th.

Although born in San Antonio, Texas, Rodriguez spent most of her childhood in Middle Tennessee. At 18, she experienced life as an exchange student in Germany, where she developed a passion for travel and languages.

Gwendolyn Rodriguez paintings on display at the Planters Bank-Hilldale Gallery

Gwendolyn Rodriguez paintings on display at the Planters Bank-Hilldale Gallery

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Fort Campbell’s Lifeliners Observe Hispanic Heritage

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – Service members and civilians take time to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, hosted by Task Force Lifeliner, October 11th, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

Over the years Americans have observed the National Hispanic Heritage month from September 15th to October 15th, it’s a month to honor, recognize and celebrate the culture and its achievements.

Service members and civilians celebrate National Hispanic Heritage, Oct. 11, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. This event not only helps the Hispanic community to retain their traditions but also educates the Hispanic culture to other people from different nationalities. Task Force Lifeliner hosted this event. The guest speaker of the night was 1st Theater Sustainment Command Chief of Staff Col. Robert M. Villalobos was the guest speaker. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario)

Service members and civilians celebrate National Hispanic Heritage, Oct. 11, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. This event not only helps the Hispanic community to retain their traditions but also educates the Hispanic culture to other people from different nationalities. Task Force Lifeliner hosted this event. The guest speaker of the night was 1st Theater Sustainment Command Chief of Staff Col. Robert M. Villalobos was the guest speaker. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario)

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APSU Education Professors and Graduate Students help Teachers in Guatemala

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In Guatemala, it’s easy for a public school teacher to feel overwhelmed. Class sizes are large, with about 45 to 50 students squeezing into a small, hot classroom. And most teachers in that country begin their careers at the age of 17 or 18, with minimal preparation.

“The resources are limited there,” Dr. Barbara Peterson, Austin Peay State University associate professor of education, said. “The schools are very poorly funded.”

APSU associate professor of education Dr. Barbara Peterson (red top), and former APSU graduate students Jodi Davidson (brown blazer) and David Kennedy (purple shirt) presented American teaching methods to Guatemalan educators last semester.

APSU associate professor of education Dr. Barbara Peterson (red top), and former APSU graduate students Jodi Davidson (brown blazer) and David Kennedy (purple shirt) presented American teaching methods to Guatemalan educators last semester.

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Montgomery County recipients of Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award Winners Announced

 

Tennessee VolunteerMontgomery County, TN – Congratulations go to Alexis Mihalinec and Susan and Bobby Powers for being selected the Montgomery County recipients for the 2012 Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards.

Mihalinec, the Montgomery County Youth winner, is a 14 year old with a very giving heart. She dedicates her time to help low income families of Montgomery County that need a hand up with school supplies to help start the school year off right!

Alexis Mihalinec (left photo) and Susan and Bobby Powers (right photo) have been selected for the 2012 Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards.

Alexis Mihalinec (left photo) and Susan and Bobby Powers (right photo) have been selected for the 2012 Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards.

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NASA funded researchers report on the Fall of the Maya Civilization, “They Did it to Themselves”

 

Written by Dauna Coulter
Science at NASA

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – For 1200 years, the Maya dominated Central America. At their peak around 900 A.D., Maya cities teemed with more than 2,000 people per square mile — comparable to modern Los Angeles County.

Even in rural areas the Maya numbered 200 to 400 people per square mile. But suddenly, all was quiet. And the profound silence testified to one of the greatest demographic disasters in human prehistory — the demise of the once vibrant Maya society.

Mayan ruins in Guatemala. (Photo by Tom Sever)

Mayan ruins in Guatemala. (Photo by Tom Sever)

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Northeast High School coach headed to Guatemala

 

Grace Community ChurchClarksville TN – Josh Roberts is a football coach for Northeast High School.  After a stellar playing career in high school and college, Josh has always wanted to help young people to be the best they can be.  That’s what led him to coaching.

But it was his sister who led him to a higher calling of service and sacrifice. «Read the rest of this article»

 


Planters Bank adds Hayse McGahey to Commercial Division

 

Planters BankHayse McGaheyClarksville, TN – Planters Bank announces the addition of Hayse McGahey as vice president of commercial banking. He will be working from the bank’s downtown Clarksville office at 325 Commerce Street.

McGahey has worked in both consumer and business banking in the Nashville area since 1989. He spent eight years at what is now Bank of America, followed by 13 years at what is now Regions Bank. Most recently he was a business banker with First Tennessee where he worked in lending, deposit management, and treasury/cash management for a diverse array of small business customers. «Read the rest of this article»

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TBI Top Ten Fugitive captured in Guatemala

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – One of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top Ten Most Wanted fugitives has been captured in Guatemala and is being held by immigration authorities until he can be transported back to the United States.

Jeffrey Lynn Cassman, 34, was detained yesterday after he was located living with his wife and children in Cuidad Vieja, near Anitgua, Guatemala. Cassman fled Tennessee in 2008 to avoid prosecution and was added to the state’s Most Wanted list in March of 2010.

Jeffrey Lynn CassmanCassman was wanted by the FBI and Dickson County Sheriff’s Office for mail fraud, securities fraud and three counts of theft.

Cassman is accused of bilking several victims out of thousands of dollars between January 2003 and November 2005 using an investment scheme. Cassman is expected to be turned over to FBI agents

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