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A Look at the Labor Day’s History

 

Labor DayWashington, D.C. – The first Monday in September, Labor Day 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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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports additional Tennessee counties quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees has been expanded to include more Tennessee counties. Bradley County, McMinn County, Meigs County and Polk County have been added to the list of areas restricted for the movement of ash trees and ash tree products.

EAB was recently found in McMinn and Polk counties and it is believed that EAB is also likely to be present in Bradley and Meigs counties. This brings the total number of Tennessee counties under a state and federal EAB quarantine to 38.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports seven additional Counties quarantined for Emerald ash borer

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect that destroys ash trees, has been expanded to seven additional counties in Middle and East Tennessee. Clay, Fentress, Macon, Morgan, Overton, Pickett, and Rhea counties have been added to the list of areas restricted for the movement of ash trees and ash tree products.

This brings the total number of Tennessee counties under a state and federal EAB quarantine to 34.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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Austin Peay State University to have Renowned Flutist William Bennett in concert, June 27th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Classical music aficionados throughout the area mark June on their calendars each year, because that’s when flutist William Bennett, considered “the greatest living flute player in the world,” hosts a special concert on the Austin Peay State University campus.

This year, he’ll perform his transcription of the Violin Sonata in f minor by Felix Mendelssohn at 7:30pm, Friday, June 27th, in the Mabry Concert Hall.

Flutist William Bennett in concert at APSU on June 27th.

Flutist William Bennett in concert at APSU on June 27th.

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Inner Voices at Clarksville’s Customs House Museum beginning July 3rd

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – International artist Paul Harmon exhibits his lyrical paintings in the Customs House Museum’s Crouch Gallery beginning July 3rd.

The themes of Harmon’s paintings always incorporate poetry, prose and ideas from the artist’s interests and experiences.

Paul Harmon exhibits begins July 3rd at the Customs House Museum.

Paul Harmon exhibits begins July 3rd at the Customs House Museum.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports Putnam County and Five additional East Tennessee Counties quarantined for Emerald ash borer

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees has been expanded to include another Middle Tennessee county and five more northeastern Tennessee counties. Putnam, Sullivan, Washington, Unicoi, Carter and Johnson counties have been added to the list of areas restricted for the movement of ash trees and ash tree products.

This brings the total number of Tennessee counties under a state and federal EAB quarantine to 27.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Recommends Alisa White as APSU’s Next President; Board to Meet Monday

 

Tennessee Board of RegentsNashville, TN – Alisa White is expected to be named the next president to lead Austin Peay State University pending approval by the Tennessee Board of Regents on Monday, June 2nd.

The Board will meet via telephone at 3:30pm CDT to consider TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation for White to replace Interim President Tristan Denley, who agreed to serve a temporary appointment after former APSU President Tim Hall ended his tenure at the university earlier this month to become president at Mercy College in New York. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum announces Juried Exhibition Winners

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – This month the Customs House unveiled Figuratively Speaking, its National Juried Exhibition. This is the first time the biennial show has taken on a theme.

Juror Ruth Crnkovich selected thirty-two pieces from over ninety-five entries.

Marsha Mack's ceramic piece Snippet #2 wins Best in Show.

Marsha Mack’s ceramic piece Snippet #2 wins Best in Show.

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Tennessee Board of Regents names Tristan Denley Interim APSU President

 

Tennessee Board of RegentsNashville, TN – Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan has named Tristan Denley, TBR vice chancellor of Academic Affairs and former provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Austin Peay State University, to serve as interim president of APSU effective May 10th.

Denley, who will maintain dual responsibilities as TBR’s vice chancellor during the interim period, will provide leadership to the campus until a new president is named and is available to assume the executive role.

Dr. Tristan Denley

Dr. Tristan Denley

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Clarksville SSF Academy Fighters competing in Fighters Source World Challenge

 

Clarksville, TN - Clarksville MMA gym, SSF Submission Academy, is competing in the nationally televised series, Fighters Source World Challenge.

Known in the competition as the Nashville SSF Renegades they traveled to Syracuse, NY on April 26th to take on New York’s best amateur MMA Fighters for the nationally televised series.

SSF Academy fighters competing in National Competition (Ron Dayley - SSF Academy)

SSF Academy fighters competing in National Competition (Ron Dayley – SSF Academy)

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