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Tennessee Department of Transportation says Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk this Super Bowl Sunday

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation, Governor’s Highway Safety Office, and Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security are once again teaming up to remind Tennessee football fans that real Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk this Super Bowl weekend.

“We want you to have a good time, but more importantly, we want you to be safe,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “The chances of you, or someone you love, being in a drunk driving crash increases over the weekend and even more over a holiday weekend. Everyone thinks it won’t happen to them and it always happens to somebody. Don’t be that somebody.”

Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

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Tennessee General Assembly Hears Governors State Of The State Address

 

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam delivered his annual State of the State Address to a joint convention of the legislature this week, unveiling his budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Haslam addressed multiple issues during the State of the State, the most prominent of which include job recruitment and workforce development, a continued push to make government more efficient and effective, and major investments in both K-12 and higher education.

Among the key points in the Governor’s speech was a focus on a balanced budget, low taxes, fiscal responsibility, and the proposal of 261 million in new dollars for Tennessee public education, including $104.6 million for teacher salaries — the largest investment in K-12 education without a tax increase in state history.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam unveils budget proposal; Makes largest K-12 Education Investment without a Tax Increase in state History.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam unveils budget proposal; Makes largest K-12 Education Investment without a Tax Increase in state History.

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APSU Lady Govs Track and Field head to Murfreesboro to compete in Middle Tennessee Invitational

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – A midstate meet awaits Austin Peay State University this weekend at the Middle Tennessee Invitational, hosted by Middle Tennessee. Action begins 10:00am, Saturday, February 6th, 2016 at the Murphy Center; track events are slated for a 12:00pm start.

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

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

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UT Vols travel to Arkansas Razorbacks, Saturday

 

Tennessee (11-11, 4-5 SEC) at Arkansas (11-11, 4-5 SEC)

Saturday, February 6th, 2016 | 7:01pm CT/8:00pm ET
Fayetteville, AR | Bud Walton Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee goes in search of its second straight SEC win when it travels to face Arkansas Saturday night at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT on the SEC Network.

The Vols (11-11, 4-5 SEC) are looking to snap a three-game losing streak in Fayetteville and find its first win there since 2009. Tennessee leads the all-time series 19-16, but dropped two of the three meetings between the programs last season. Meanwhile, the Razorbacks (11-11, 4-5 SEC) return home to Bud Walton Arena after suffering an 87-83 defeat at Florida on Wednesday night. Arkansas is 10-3 at home this season, boasting victories over Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, and No. 5 Texas A&M.

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Tennessee State Trooper makes Traffic Stop and finds huge amount of Crystal Meth

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol’s East Bureau Interdiction Plus Team (IPT) initiated a traffic stop that led to the discovery of 13 kilometers (equal to 29 pounds) of crystal meth, and the arrest of a Texas man on felony drug charges.

Trooper Scott stopped a 2003 Chevy Suburban for a traffic violation on Interstate 40 eastbound in Knox County at approximately 3:40pm on Monday, February 1st, 2016.  The vehicle was occupied by a male driver, who gave multiple conflicting stories regarding his travel destinations.

Crystal Meth seized by Trooper Scott on Interstate 40 in Knox County.

Crystal Meth seized by Trooper Scott on Interstate 40 in Knox County.

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Austin Peay State University Governors Tennis selected fifth in OVC Preseason Poll

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team was selected to finish fifth in the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference predicted order of finish as voted by the league’s head coaches, Friday. In addition, junior Aaron Jumonville was ranked the fifth-best men’s player in the conference rankings.

Austin Peay Men's Tennis ranked fifth in OVC Preseason Poll. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Tennis ranked fifth in OVC Preseason Poll. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Titans to Sponsor Middle Tennessee Regional Spelling Bee

 

Written by Susanna Nickell
Tennessee Titans

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans have announced that they will sponsor and host this year’s Middle Tennessee regional spelling bee.

The 2016 Tennessee Titans Regional Spelling Bee will take place Saturday, March 12th at Nissan Stadium. The champion will advance to represent Middle Tennessee in the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

The Tennessee Titans have announced they will sponsor and host this year’s Middle Tennessee regional spelling bee on Saturday, March 12th, 2016 at Nissan Stadium. (Tennessee Titans)

The Tennessee Titans have announced they will sponsor and host this year’s Middle Tennessee regional spelling bee on Saturday, March 12th, 2016 at Nissan Stadium. (Tennessee Titans)

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Austin Peay State University has 27 students selected for Who’s Who

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Twenty-seven Austin Peay State University students were recently selected for inclusion in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for the 2015-2016 academic year.

These 27 individuals will be officially recognized at the Student Organization and Leader Awards on April 13th, at APSU.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts asked to Sponsor Several Bills

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) has sponsored more than twelve bills during this legislative session and over the next few days we will send out a series of updates explaining the proposals and providing an update on their progress in the system.

House Bill 1629/Senate Bill 1615 (Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) is part of the Montgomery County government’s legislative agenda and authorizes local governments to enter into cooperative purchasing agreements with federal agencies. This legislation cleared the Local Government Sub-committee this week and will be heard in the Local Government Full Committee on February 9th, 2016.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce to hold Educating Our Entrepreneurs seminar February 11th

 

Event to Help New and Aspiring Business Owners Achieve Success

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN – Most new and aspiring business owners have more questions than answers. For that reason, the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce assembled a half-day seminar to address the more elusive but critical components to entrepreneurship. Educating Our Entrepreneurs brings expertise in marketing, franchising, licensing, taxes, permits and more all under one roof.

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