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TWRA announces 2014 Waterfowl Blind Permit Drawings to be held August 2nd

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee’s long-standing tradition of hand-drawn duck blind drawings will be held at the regular sites across the state on Saturday, August 2nd.

Registration for the 2014 drawings will be held from 7:00am until 10:00am and the drawings will begin at 10:00am at most locations. For more information, visit the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency website, www.tnwildlife.org «Read the rest of this article»

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TFWC to hold Special Meeting on August 1st to discuss Early Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – A special called meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) will be held via conference call on Friday, August 1st at 11:00am (CDT). The only item on the agenda is in regard to Proclamation 14-10 (early migratory bird hunting seasons).

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) approved the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s and the Mississippi Flyway Council’s request to increase the early wood duck and teal hunting daily season bag limit from 4 to 6 (no more than two wood ducks) and also allow the addition of teal-only hunting days to this season. The approval came at a meeting of the USFWS in late June. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health joins Community Partners to offer Free Testing for National HIV Testing Day

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health joins a coalition of health providers and other partners across the country taking part in National HIV Testing Day Friday, June 27th.

As part of this effort to raise awareness and promote prevention of HIV, TDH is teaming up with Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS to provide free HIV testing at sites across Tennessee June 26th-28th. TDH encourages all sexually active Tennesseans, regardless of age, to get tested for HIV. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Baseball’s Alex Robles, Ridge Smith, Cayce Bredlau receive OVC Honors

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUJackson, TN – A trio of Austin Peay State University baseball freshmen received postseason honors at the Ohio Valley Conference baseball banquet, Tuesday night, prior to the start of the OVC Baseball Championship.

Austin Peay's Robles, Smith and Bredlau pick up OVC hardware. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Robles, Smith and Bredlau pick up OVC hardware. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam makes Appointments to State Boards and Commissions

 

Several Clarksville-Montgomery County Area Residents Selected to Serve

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the appointments of 116 Tennesseans to 39 boards and commissions.

“I appreciate the commitment of these men and women and want to thank them for their willingness to serve the state,” Haslam said. “Tennessee will be well represented on these boards and commissions.”

Appointment terms are varied due to differing statutory requirements or term limits determined by specific qualifications.

Governor Bill Haslam appoints 116 Tennesseans to 39 boards and commissions.

Governor Bill Haslam appoints 116 Tennesseans to 39 boards and commissions.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Aviation Unit trains for Emergency Response Missions

 

Unit Routinely Called Upon for Rescues, Emergency Situations, Investigations Across Tennessee

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Aviation Unit recently trained for emergency rescue missions in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with rangers from the National Park Service and the Tennessee State Parks, and first responders from across east Tennessee.

The training exercises, which took place in the Cades Cove area of the park, focused on air rescue and evacuation practices. The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is the only state agency that operates helicopters in its aviation section.

Tennessee Highway Patrol's Aviation in training.

Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Aviation in training.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department kicks off another session of the Walk with Me Tennessee Program

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – Walk your way to health and prizes this spring with the second session of the Walk with Me Tennessee Program and the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department!

The Walk with Me Tennessee walking program challenges Clarksvillians to walk across the state using a series of city’s challenges utilizing trails in Clarksville. This session will feature challenges from the cities of Manchester, Collierville, Jackson and right here in Clarksville!

Walk With Me Tennessee

Walk With Me Tennessee

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APSU Governors Baseball picked 2nd in OVC Preseason Poll

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team was picked to finish second in the Ohio Valley Conference’s preseason poll of coaches and sports information directors, Friday.

Despite losing six position starters from last season’s squad, the league’s coaches and sports information directors awarded Austin Peay 164 points and two first-place votes. The Govs were picked behind defending regular-season champion Tennessee Tech, which received 19 first-place votes and 199 total points.

The Govs were picked 2nd in the 2014 OVC preseason poll, Friday. (Lisa Kemmer)

The Govs were picked 2nd in the 2014 OVC preseason poll, Friday. (Lisa Kemmer)

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American Red Cross Responds to Tennessee Ice Storms

 

Offer Vital Power Outage Safety Tips for Communities that May Still be Affected

American Red CrossDickson, TN – The American Red Cross operated and staffed an overnight shelter with a team of volunteers, to offer safe refuge for those residents who were affected by the ice storm and may require electricity in order to operate life-sustaining equipment.

The shelter had no overnight stays Monday night but local Red Cross officials plan to keep it open until Wednesday to serve those who may still need to utilize the facility. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville High School’s Brady Cook signs with Union University to play Baseball

 

Clarksville High School WildcatsClarksville, TN – Coming off a breakout junior season, Clarksville High School baseball player Brady Cook has signed with NCAA Division II Union University – out of Jackson, TN – to continue his career on the baseball diamond after his prep career is completed.

“I’m excited to know where I’m going and to have the decision out of the way,” Cook said. “It’s like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders and now I can just focus on my senior year and go out and do the best that I can.”

Brady Cook signs with Union University. (Jeff Williams-Clarksville Sports Network)

Brady Cook signs with Union University. (Jeff Williams-Clarksville Sports Network)

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