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Curtis Johnson: News from the Tennessee Capitol, April 1st, 2018

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68

Nashville, TN – Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts was honored Thursday, March 29th, 2018 on the House Floor for his twelve years of service to his constituents in the 67th District and the citizens of Tennessee. 

Rep. Pitts earlier this year announced that he would not run for re-election to the House.

His wife, Cynthia, joined him on the House Floor. 

As for his future plans, Rep. Pitts said, “I don’t know what my future holds, but I know who holds my future.”

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts honored by colleagues on the House Floor, Thursday, March 29th, 2018.

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts honored by colleagues on the House Floor, Thursday, March 29th, 2018.

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Poet, essayist & immigration advocate Marcelo Castillo to speak at Austin Peay State University’s Asanbe Diversity Symposium

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 2016, during an interview for the literary journal Ploughshares, award-winning poet and essayist Marcelo Hernandez Castillo said, “I wish I wasn’t afraid, I wish this wasn’t my reality.”

When Castillo was five, his family moved from Mexico to California, and even though he now has permanent resident status, he told Ploughshares, “That doesn’t mean I’m not still afraid, either for myself or for my family.”

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

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Austin Peay State University’s Osvaldo Di Paolo Harrison publishes fifth scholarly work on Hispanic crime fiction

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 1978, the Spanish crime novelist José García Martínez-Calín created Gay Flower, a tough private detective reminiscent of Mikey Spillane’s Mike Hammer and Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlow.

Flower’s adventures through the hardboiled underworld of 1940s Los Angeles helped revive crime fiction in Spain and Latin America, but Martínez-Calín is rarely mentioned in academic journals or invited to the genre’s many celebrated literary festivals, like Spain’s popular Semana Negra (Black Week).

APSU professor Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo Harrison with his recently published book “Queer Noir Hispanico".

APSU professor Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo Harrison with his recently published book “Queer Noir Hispanico”.

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AAA says Tennessee Gas Prices Drop 7 cents in 12 days

 

Gas Prices Steadily Slide Lower

AAANashville, TN Motorists are seeing steady discounts at the gas pump. Tennessee gas prices have declined the last 12 consecutive days for a total of 7 cents.

During the past week, the state average dropped 5 cents. Sunday’s state average of $2.34 is 1-cent less than a month ago, yet 27 cents more than this time last year. 

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Nashville gets Major League Soccer Expansion Club

 

Major League SoccerNashville, TN – Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber has announced that the historic and culturally dynamic city of Nashville, Tennessee has been awarded an MLS expansion club.

Nashville’s MLS team will be owned by the investment group, Nashville Soccer Holdings, LLC, led by John R. Ingram, the chairman of Ingram Industries Inc. Ingram’s partners in the soccer club include Minnesota Vikings owners Mark, Zygi and Leonard Wilf, and the Turner Family, managing partners of Nashville-based MarketStreet Enterprises.

As a result of an innovative private-public partnership between the club’s owners and the community, the team will play in a new, 27,500-seat soccer stadium at The Fairgrounds Nashville in the capital city’s artistic Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood.

Addition of team in Nashville continues Major League Soccer's Southeast expansion

Addition of team in Nashville continues Major League Soccer’s Southeast expansion

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Tennessee Lady Vols take on Central Arkansas at Thompson-Boling Arena

 

#12/13 Tennessee (6-0) vs. Central Arkansas (3-1)

Thursday, November 30th, 2017 | 6:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 12/13 Tennessee (6-0) meets Central Arkansas (3-1) at 6:00pm CT on Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The UT-UCA game is the fourth of seven home tilts in UT’s first 10 scheduled contests. It also is the first of a four-game home stand.

The Lady Vols remain undefeated after winning all three games at the Cancun Challenge in Mexico last Thursday through Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Puerto Aventuras.

UT beat a talented No. 20/20 Marquette squad, 101-99, in overtime on Thursday night; held off a previously-unbeaten Oklahoma State squad, 79-69, on Friday evening and closed with a 69-49 victory over a solid South Dakota club on Saturday.

Tennessee Women's Basketball hosts Central Arkansas Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip off is at 6:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Lady Vols steam roll South Dakota, 69-49

 

Tennessee Athletics

UT Lady VolsPuerto Aventuras, Mexico – The Lady Vols advanced to 6-0 on the season and went undefeated in the Cancun Challenge, besting South Dakota 69-49 on Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya Convention Center.
 
Senior Jaime Nared was named MVP of the tournament, combining for 58 points, 34 rebounds, 12 assists and 7 steals to average a double-double over three games.
 
Tennessee had four players in double figures against South Dakota. Rennia Davis and Anastasia Hayes each had 12, while Nared and Russell finished with 11 and 10, respectively.

Tennessee Women's Basketball defeats South Dakota Saturday to win the Cancun Challenge. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball defeats South Dakota Saturday to win the Cancun Challenge. (Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols cruise to 79-69 win over Oklahoma State

 

Tennessee Athletics

UT Lady VolsPuerto Aventuras, Mexico – No. 12/14 Tennessee outlasted Oklahoma State, winning 79-69 on day two of the Cancun Challenge.
 
Senior Jaime Nared and Mercedes Russell once again led the team in production, combining for 46 points and 18 rebounds. Nared had 21 points on the day, moving her career point total to 1,004 while adding 10 rebounds to notch her second straight double-double. Russell recorded a season-high 25 points and added eight rebounds.
 
Freshman Rennia Davis logged her third straight double-double, tallying 12 points and 10 rebounds in the contest. 

Tennessee Lady Vols center Mercedes Russell has 25 points and 8 rebounds in victory over Oklahoma State. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Lady Vols center Mercedes Russell has 25 points and 8 rebounds in victory over Oklahoma State. (Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols beat #20 Purdue in Overtime, 101-99

 

Tennessee Athletics

UT Lady VolsPuerto Aventuras, Mexico – Double-double performances by seniors Jaime Nared and Mercedes Russell fueled No. 12/14 Tennessee to a 101-99 overtime win over No. 20/20 Marquette on Thursday night at the Hard Rock Hotel Convention Center.
 
Nared got off to a quick start, scoring 15 points in the first half. She finished the day with 26 points, 15 rebounds and six assists for her second double-double this season and the 11th of her career. Russell came on strong in the second half, notching 12 of her 17 points and grabbing 13 of 15 boards in the final 25 minutes of the game. She also posted her second double-double this season and the 32nd of her career.

Tennessee Lady Vols senior center Mercedes Russell had 17 points and 15 rebounds in win over Purdue Thursday night. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Lady Vols senior center Mercedes Russell had 17 points and 15 rebounds in win over Purdue Thursday night. (Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols play Wichita State at Thompson-Boling Arena, Monday

 

No. 13/18 Tennessee vs. Wichita State

Monday, November 20th, 2017 | 6:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 13/18 Tennessee (2-0) closes out a three-game home stand when it hosts Wichita State (0-3) Monday at 6:00pm CT at Thompson-Boling Arena.

UT enters undefeated after rolling past East Tennessee State, 87-49, and James Madison, 89-60, at Thompson-Boling Arena on November 12th and 15th, respectively.

Wichita State comes to Rocky Top with an 0-3 record. The Shockers opened with a pair of road losses at Creighton (66-61) and Oklahoma State (91-67) and then dropped the home opener to South Dakota, 62-48, on Saturday in Wichita.

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