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AAA says over 41 Million Americans expected to take an Independence Day Getaway

 

Optimistic Americans are dusting off credit cards, helping to boost overall holiday travel volume 1.9% over last year

AAATampa, FL - AAA Travel projects 41 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend, a 1.9 percent increase from the 40.3 million people who traveled last year and a nearly 14 percent increase compared to the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

The majority of travelers will be celebrating their freedom with a road trip, with more than eight in 10 (34.8 million) choosing to travel by automobile, the highest level since 2007. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Men’s Basketball to spend Thanksgiving in Las Vegas

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team will participate in the 14th annual Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational, set to be held, November 27th-28th, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

The Governors will face Brown, Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Thursday, November 27th in a 1:00pm, CT tip, The other semifinal will feature Stephen F. Austin vs. Prairie View A&M. The Govs will play one of those two teams, Friday, November 28th, at either 1:30pm or 4:00pm CT.

Austin Peay Governors Basketball to play in Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors Basketball to play in Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee ranks 6th in the Nation for Insurance Claims Resulting from Lightning according to State Farm

 

State Farm® Paid out Nearly $15 Million in Lightening Claims in 2013

State Farm®Lightning is an underrated danger and the second leading cause of storm-related deaths in the U.S., exceeded only by floods. Most lightning claims were surge or power related.

Damage is generally caused by power surges carried by the electrical wiring, TV cable, or phone lines serving the home or business and usually involve one or more electronic items.

According to State Farm, Tennessee paid out more than $5 million in lightning claims. Georgia led the nation in claims resulting from lightening in 2013 with nearly $15 million paid out.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports Putnam County and Five additional East Tennessee Counties quarantined for Emerald ash borer

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees has been expanded to include another Middle Tennessee county and five more northeastern Tennessee counties. Putnam, Sullivan, Washington, Unicoi, Carter and Johnson counties have been added to the list of areas restricted for the movement of ash trees and ash tree products.

This brings the total number of Tennessee counties under a state and federal EAB quarantine to 27.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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APSU Governors Baseball loses to SIU Edwardsville 1-0 on play at the plate

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUEdwardsville, IL -A bang-bang play at the plate went against Austin Peay State University’s baseball team as it dropped a 1-0 Ohio Valley Conference contest to SIUE, Friday night at Simmons Baseball Complex.

Austin Peay Baseball falls to SIUE 1-0 on controversial play. (Michael Rios - Clarksville Sports Network)

Austin Peay Baseball falls to SIUE 1-0 on controversial play. (Michael Rios – Clarksville Sports Network)

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Briana Kelly captures gold at OVC Outdoor Championships for Austin Peay State University

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUEdwardsville, IL - After picking up a host of silver and bronze medals two months ago at the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team finally saw an individual rise to the top of the podium when freshman Briana Kelly snagged gold in the high jump Friday on Day One of the OVC Outdoor Championships, hosted by SIU Edwardsville at Ralph Korte Stadium.

Austin Peay's Briana Kelly captures Gold at OVC Outdoor Championships. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Briana Kelly captures Gold at OVC Outdoor Championships. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Lady Govs Softball travels to Eastern Illinois Panthers for OVC series

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team will be take its final 2014 regular-season road trip this weekend as it travels to Charleston, IL, to square off against Eastern Illinois for a three-game Ohio Valley Conference series.

Austin Peay Softball on the road to Eastern Illinois for OVC series. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball on the road to Eastern Illinois for OVC series. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Lady Govs Basketball travels to SIU Edwardsville Cougars Monday

 

Austin Peay Lady Govs vs. SIU Edwardsville Cougars

Monday, January 20th, 2014 | 7:00pm CT
Edwardsville, IL | Vadalabene Center (4,200)

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – With its first two-game win streak in hand, Austin Peay women’s basketball team (5-13, 2-3 OVC) ends its longest road trip this season when it meets SIU Edwardsville (5-13, 2-4 OVC) in a 7:00pm, Monday contest at the Vadalabene Center.

Austin Peay takes its first two-game win streak since 2011-12 into Monday's road-trip ending affair at SIUE. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay takes its first two-game win streak since 2011-12 into Monday’s road-trip ending affair at SIUE. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Basketball travels to Eastern Illinois Panthers, Saturday

 

Austin Peay Governors vs. Eastern Illinois Panthers

Saturday, January 18th, 2014 | 2:00pm CT
Charleston, IL | Lantz Arena

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN - The Austin Peay Governors travel to Charleston Illinois for a Saturday afternoon match-up with OVC foe, Eastern Illinois.

This is the 39th meeting between Austin Peay and Eastern Illinois, a pair of Ohio Valley Conference foes, with the Governors holding a 24-14 advantage.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball square-off against Eastern Illinois on Saturday (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball square-off against Eastern Illinois on Saturday (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

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APSU Lady Govs Basketball on the road Saturday against Eastern Illinois Panthers

 

Austin Peay Lady Govs at Eastern Illinois Panthers

Saturday, January 18th, 2014 | 4:15pm CT
Charleston, IL | Lantz Arena (5,400)

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay women’s basketball team (4-13, 1-3 OVC) will seek its first back-to-back wins this season when it faces Eastern Illinois (7-9, 2-3 OVC) in a 4:15pm, Saturday contest at Lantz Arena.

Junior Kristen Stainback is averaging 17.0 points per game in OVC play (10th best in OVC) and will lead APSU into Saturday's contest at EIU.

Junior Kristen Stainback is averaging 17.0 points per game in OVC play (10th best in OVC) and will lead APSU into Saturday’s contest at EIU.

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