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AAA reports over 107 Million Americans expected to Celebrate Christmas Away From Home

 

AAAOrlando, FL – ‘Tis the season to traditionally spend with family and friends and this year Americans are traveling in record numbers. AAA forecasts 107.3 million Americans will take to planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation during the year-end holiday period from Saturday, December 23rd through Monday, January 1st.

This will be the highest year-end travel volume on record and a 3.1 percent increase in travel volume compared with last year.

AAA forecasts 107.3 million Americans will take to planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation during the holidays. (AAA)

AAA forecasts 107.3 million Americans will take to planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation during the holidays. (AAA)

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APSU Football’s Jaison Williams named AP FCS Second-Team All-American

 

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APSU FootballNew York, NY – Austin Peay State University defensive end Jaison Williams has been tabbed as an Associated Press FCS Second-Team All-American, announced on Tuesday morning.

The Trussville, AL native turned his sophomore season into a breakout campaign.

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How Labor Day Began

 

Labor DayWashington, D.C. – Labor Day is observed the first Monday in September. It is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886.

President Woodrow Wilson (Left) with American Federation of Labor founder and long-time president, Samuel Gompers (Center), and DOL Secretary William B Wilson at an undated Labor Day Rally.

President Woodrow Wilson (Left) with American Federation of Labor founder and long-time president, Samuel Gompers (Center), and DOL Secretary William B Wilson at an undated Labor Day Rally.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan to speak at “Power of Ten” Summit, August 23rd

 

Visionaries to speak at 9th annual event that brings together community leaders

Power of Ten SummitNashville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan will join Internationally known planner and NYC Parks Commissioner Mitch Silver and Joe Szabo, Executive Director of Chicago’s Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), as speakers at the Cumberland Region Tomorrow’s ninth annual “Power of Ten” Regional Summit.

Titled “Sustaining the Boom: Becoming a World Class Region,” the event will convene hundreds of Middle Tennessee planners, community leaders and elected officials to discuss regional issues and opportunities.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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APSU’s Alex Robles selected by Minnesota Twins on MLB Draft’s third day

 

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APSU BaseballNew York, NY – Austin Peay State University baseball alumnus Alex Robles was selected in the 30th round of Major League Baseball’s Draft, Wednesday.

Robles, of Tucson, Arizona, was selected with the first pick of the 30th round (886th overall) by the Minnesota Twins. Drafted as a right-handed pitcher, he becomes the fifth Governors player selected in the MLB draft over the past two seasons and the 41st to be drafted since 1972.  

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American Heart Association says Regular exercise may reduce High Blood Pressure risk in African Americans

 

Hypertension Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Regular swimming, biking or even brisk walks can help African Americans lower their chance of developing high blood pressure, according to new research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.

“High blood pressure is a major health issue for many African Americans,” said Keith Diaz, Ph.D., lead study author and assistant professor at the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health at Colombia University Medical Center in New York, New York.

Man checking blood pressure at office kiosk. (American Heart Association)

Man checking blood pressure at office kiosk. (American Heart Association)

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council lifetime Achievement Awards to be held Monday, December 5th

 

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – Two Clarksvillians will be honored this Monday, December 5th, by the Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council for their achievement in art and in preserving our heritage.

Dr. James Diehr, professor emeritus of art at Austin Peay State University, will receive the Lifetime Achievement in Art award and Inga Filippo, APSU professor emerita of library science, will receive the Lifetime Achievement in Heritage award.

Inga Filippo to receive the Lifetime Achievement in Heritage award.

Inga Filippo to receive the Lifetime Achievement in Heritage award.

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NASA reports Last Three Octobers the Warmest Octobers in History

 

Written by Michael Cabbage
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationNew York, NY – October 2016 was the second warmest October in 136 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York.

October 2016’s temperature was 0.18 degrees Celsius cooler than the warmest October in 2015. Last month was 0.89 degrees Celsius warmer than the mean October temperature from 1951-1980.

A map of the October 2016 LOTI (land-ocean temperature index) anomaly, showing that the Arctic region was much warmer than average. The United States and North Africa were also relatively warm. The largest area of cooler temperatures stretched across Russia

A map of the October 2016 LOTI (land-ocean temperature index) anomaly, showing that the Arctic region was much warmer than average. The United States and North Africa were also relatively warm. The largest area of cooler temperatures stretched across Russia

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Donald Trump elected President of the United States

 

Election 2016Clarksville, TN – Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States. At 1:31am CT early Wednesday morning, Wisconsin was declared for Donald Trump and that pushed him over the 270 electoral votes needed to become President.

Trump came out on the stage at the New York Hilton Midtown around 2:55am CT to the applause and cheers of everyone in attendance. He announced that Hillary Clinton had called and offered her congratulations in his win and to concede defeat.

President-elect Donald Trump speaks to supporters at New York Hilton Midtown on election night. Vice President Elect Mike Pence is at left. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY NETWORK)

President-elect Donald Trump speaks to supporters at New York Hilton Midtown on election night. Vice President Elect Mike Pence is at left. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY NETWORK)

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Former APSU Basketball Star Chris Horton headed to the NBA Development League

 

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APSU Men's Basketball - Austin Peay State UniversityNew York, NY – Former Austin Peay State University standout Chris Horton was picked by the Grand Rapids Drive with the fifth overall pick in the first round of the NBA Development League Draft, Sunday.

Horton, the ninth player in Division I history with 1,700 points, 1,200 rebounds and 300 blocked shots, put a stamp on his APSU career in a big way this spring.

Former Austin Peay Basketball player Chris Horton picked in the first round of NBA Development Draft, Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

Former Austin Peay Basketball player Chris Horton picked in the first round of NBA Development Draft, Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

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