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Austin Peay State University Indoor Track kicks off season at Vanderbilt and Middle Tennessee

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team opens up the 2014-15 indoor season with a pair of one-day events this week.

First up, the Lady Govs make the short trek to Nashville’s West End to compete in the Music City Challenge at Vanderbilt Fieldhouse, Thursday before heading to Murfreesboro, TN for Saturday’s Middle Tennessee Christmas Invitational, hosted by Middle Tennessee at the Murphy Center.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Women’s Basketball adds two in fall signing period

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team announced its two fall signees, adding J’Nayah Hall, of Owensboro, Kentucky; and LaKeisha Gregory, of Johnson City, TN to its 2015-16 roster.

APSU Lady Govs basketball signs two during National Signing Day. (APSU Sports Information)

APSU Lady Govs basketball signs two during National Signing Day. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: Necessity leads APSU Governors punter Ben Campbell to record-breaking career

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – In sports you never know what event, no matter how big or small, may lead to unexpected results and a future that wasn’t planned.

Austin Peay State University punter Ben Campbell is a prime example of that premise, with an injury to a teammate in high school leading to a record-breaking career for the Governors.

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Kiara Young Crowned Miss Tennessee USA 2015 in Clarksville Saturday night

 

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN – Miss Tennessee USA was crowned Saturday night, making her Tennessee’s next hopeful in the 2015 Miss USA pageant.

Miss Greater Nashville, Kiara Young, accepted her new crown from the reigning Miss Tennessee USA, Kristy Landers Niedenfuer of  Nashville. Niedenfuer also placed in the top 20 at the Miss USA pageant this past June in Baton Rouge.

Miss Tennessee USA 2015, Kiara Young, accepts her crown from Miss Tennessee USA 2014, Kristy Landers Niedenfuer, and Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2015, Hannah Faith Greene.

Miss Tennessee USA 2015, Kiara Young, accepts her crown from Miss Tennessee USA 2014, Kristy Landers Niedenfuer, and Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2015, Hannah Faith Greene.

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APSU Governors Football’s Ben Campbell semifinalist for Campbell Trophy

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsDallas, TX – Austin Peay State University senior punter Ben Campbell is one of 167 semifinalists for the 2014 National Football Foundation Campbell Trophy, college football’s premier scholar-athlete award.

A Johnson City, TN native, Campbell is one of three Ohio Valley Conference and 37 Football Championship Subdivision nominees for the Campbell Trophy.

An elementary education major with 3.4 grade-point average, Campbell is a five-time member of the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll, including one semester on the Dean’s List.

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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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All American Liquidators Inc. aids Tennessee National Guard Soldier after fire destroys home

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Melisa Washington
Tennessee National Guard J9 Military and Family Readiness

Tennessee National GuardSmyrna, TN – When a fire destroyed Sgt. David Adams’ home in Johnson City, Tennessee, this past Wednesday, he was grateful to have his National Guard family at the ready for support. The house caught fire while he was conducting annual training in Alcoa, Tennessee with his unit, Detachment 1, G Troop, 1/230th Air Cavalry.

All of Adams’ belongings were destroyed, but luckily his brother, who was staying in the home at the time, was able to evacuate without injuries.

All American Liquidators Inc., a furniture company in Smyrna, Tenn., donated several pieces of furniture to Sgt. David Adams from Detachment 1, G Troop, 1/230th Air Cavalry Regiment after learning a fire had destroyed the Soldier's home in Johnson City, Tennessee. (Chief Warrant Officer Emily Wiest)

All American Liquidators Inc., a furniture company in Smyrna, Tenn., donated several pieces of furniture to Sgt. David Adams from Detachment 1, G Troop, 1/230th Air Cavalry Regiment after learning a fire had destroyed the Soldier’s home in Johnson City, Tennessee. (Chief Warrant Officer Emily Wiest)

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Tennessee Governor, Commissioners announce Strategic Plan To Tackle Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN - Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam joined Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) Commissioner E. Douglas Varney and others today to announce “Prescription for Success,” the state’s plan to prevent and treat prescription drug abuse in Tennessee.

Prescription drug abuse is a pervasive, multi-dimensional issue impacting Tennessee individuals, families, and communities. Of the 4,850,000 adults in Tennessee, it is estimated that nearly 5 percent (about 221,000) have used pain relievers, also known as prescription opioids, in the past year for non-medical purposes. Of those, it is estimated that 69,100 are addicted to prescription opioids and require treatment for prescription opioid abuse.

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TBI reports Top Ten Most Wanted state fugitive Stephen Beck in custody

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationStephen Eugene BeckNashville, TN – A joint investigation involving the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office has yielded the apprehension of Stephen Eugene Beck in Wilmington, North Carolina.

The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office requested that TBI add Beck to the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted fugitive list after he failed to report to court in Wilson County on July 25th, 2011.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Top Ten Most Wanted fugitive Stephen Eugene Beck captured.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Top Ten Most Wanted fugitive Stephen Eugene Beck captured.

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APSU’s Maikea Davis earns OVC Track Athlete of the Week honor

 

Ohio Valley Conference - OVCBrentwood, TN – After breaking the school record twice in the 200m dash at last weekend’s Niswonger Invitational, Austin Peay State University track and field junior Maikea Davis has been named Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track Athlete of the Week, per an announcement from the conference office, Wednesday.

Davis qualified and placed third in the event out of 107 athletes at Johnson City, TN, her third top-three finish in as many meets since joining the Lady Govs.

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