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TWRA reminds Hunters of Importation Restrictions to help keep Tennessee Chronic Wasting Disease Free

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is reminding hunters, who travel beyond the state border, that they must be mindful of import restrictions before they return home. The restrictions are in an effort to keep chronic wasting disease (CWD) out of Tennessee.

The TWRA is concerned about hunters who pursue big game out of state in the cervid family, which includes white-tailed deer, elk, and moose. Currently, 24 states and two Canadian provinces are CWD positive.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants hunters to know the importance of importation restrictions.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants hunters to know the importance of importation restrictions.

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APSU Women’s Basketball has 15 home games in 2017-2018 Schedule

 

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APSU Women's BasketballClarksville, TN – A backloaded nonconference schedule, a 15-game home slate and an 18-game marathon Ohio Valley Conference slate all highlight the 2017-18 Austin Peay State University women’s basketball schedule, released Monday.

Austin Peay opens its 2017-18 slate on the road with a November 11th contest in historic Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis to face Butler for the first time since 2004.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball schedule released today. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball schedule released today. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Women’s Basketball sees Drew Cole move to Director of Operations position

 

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APSU Women's BasketballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball coach David Midlick recently completed his staff for the 2017-18 season, promoting Drew Cole to director of basketball operations.

Cole, a Monmouth, Illinois native, served as the Governors graduate assistant last season.

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APSU Mens Basketball 2017-18 Schedule filled with Quality Opponents

 

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APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – First-year head coach Matt Figger has put together a 2017-18 slate that will test his new-look Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team early and often.

A quartet of high-major opponents, an appearance in the NIT Season Tip-Off and five participants in the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament dot the schedule—an ambitious 12-game non-conference slate ahead of the grueling, expanded 18-game gauntlet that is the Ohio Valley Conference schedule in 2017-18.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball has ambitious 2017-2018 schedule. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball has ambitious 2017-2018 schedule. (APSU Sports Information)

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City of Clarksville shines as a great place to view Total Solar Eclipse

 

Visitors praise City’s day in the ‘Path of Totality’

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville played to rave reviews Monday as a great place to experience the Great American Eclipse.

People interested in viewing the rare astronomical event flocked to Clarksville from all across America. Visitors at the City’s Liberty Park and McGregor Park proudly announced where they were from and shared overwhelmingly positive comments about the Queen City on the Cumberland.

Total Solar Eclipse over Clarksville Tennessee.

Total Solar Eclipse over Clarksville Tennessee.

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NASA to chase Total Solar Eclipse from WB-57F Jets

 

Written by Mara Johnson-Groh
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – For most viewers, the Monday, August 21st, 2017, total solar eclipse will last less than two and half minutes. But for one team of NASA-funded scientists, the eclipse will last over seven minutes. Their secret? Following the shadow of the Moon in two retrofitted WB-57F jet planes.

Amir Caspi of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, and his team will use two of NASA’s WB-57F research jets to chase the darkness across America on August 21st. Taking observations from twin telescopes mounted on the noses of the planes, Caspi will ­­­­­capture the clearest images of the Sun’s outer atmosphere — the corona — to date and the first-ever thermal images of Mercury, revealing how temperature varies across the planet’s surface.

(Photo illustration) During the upcoming total solar eclipse, a team of NASA-funded scientists will observe the solar corona using stabilized telescopes aboard two of NASA’s WB-57F research aircraft. This vantage point provides distinct advantages over ground-based observations, as illustrated by this composite photo of the aircraft and the 2015 total solar eclipse at the Faroe Islands. (NASA/Faroe Islands/SwRI)

(Photo illustration) During the upcoming total solar eclipse, a team of NASA-funded scientists will observe the solar corona using stabilized telescopes aboard two of NASA’s WB-57F research aircraft. This vantage point provides distinct advantages over ground-based observations, as illustrated by this composite photo of the aircraft and the 2015 total solar eclipse at the Faroe Islands. (NASA/Faroe Islands/SwRI)

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Ryan McIntyre joins APSU Men’s Basketball Staff as Director of Operations

 

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APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – Ryan McIntyre, who was with Austin Peay State University head coach Matt Figger as a graduate assistant at South Carolina during last season’s Final Four run, has joined Figger’s staff at Austin Peay as Director of Basketball Operations.

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My Two Cents: Nashville Predators Make History, Destiny to be Determined

 

My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterNashville, TN – Well, now they’ve gone and done it.  Those Nashville Predators have won their second round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues.  They’ve done forged themselves into the record books, and will play for the Western Conference Championship against a yet to be determined opponent.

I don’t know if Predators fans can take it up another notch, but if there was a fan base that’s willing to say, “hey, hold my beer, and watch this” it’s Nashville. 

I’ve said all along that being at the Bridgestone Arena during a hockey game is the most earth shattering experience and I’ve seen AC/DC, Ted Nugent, and Cheap Trick in concert and by God, those were LOUD!

Nashville Predators fans celebrate as they leave Bridgestone Arena following a 3-1 win against the St. Louis Blues in game six of the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators fans celebrate as they leave Bridgestone Arena following a 3-1 win against the St. Louis Blues in game six of the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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AAA reports Prices at the Pump Drop for First Time in Three Weeks

 

AAATampa, FL – Gas prices have dropped slowly on the week. Today’s national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.39, a three cents drop from one week ago; however, it is an increase of nine cents over last month and 18 cents more than this time last year. One year ago, the country was experiencing higher consumer demand and prices were increasing.

Fast forward to today, consumers are still experiencing higher gas prices over last year due to the OPEC agreement, but we are not seeing substantial increases at the pump due to increased gasoline inventories and low demand across the country.

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Austin Peay State University introduces Matt Figger as APSU Men’s Basketball head coach

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University athletics held a press conference Thursday morning to introduce its next head men’s basketball coach for the first time since 1990.

Matt Figger, who served as Frank Martin’s recruiting coordinator and assistant coach from his tenure at Kansas State through this year’s Final Four run with South Carolina, was announced as the 12th head coach in program history, taking over for Dave Loos, who retired in March after 27 years at the helm.

Retired APSU head coach Dave Loos (left) congratulates Matt Figger (right), Thursday. (APSU Sports Information)

Retired APSU head coach Dave Loos (left) congratulates Matt Figger (right), Thursday. (APSU Sports Information)

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