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Dodging the Roadkill: The Newberry Opera House

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyNewberry, SC – On a recent trip to South Carolina, a friend suggested to me that I pay a visit to Newberry South Carolina, just to see the Newberry Opera House.

Huh?  Me?  Opera?

The thing about traveling on a motorcycle, is that not only do you travel the “road less traveled,” but you will invariably see people and places that you would otherwise miss.  That’s the whole point of being a biker.  It’s not just the thrill of the motorcycle, it’s the doors it will open in your life.  To see things you wouldn’t normally see, or to meet people you otherwise wouldn’t meet.

The Newberry Opera House

The Newberry Opera House

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Legislation to Protect Elderly and Vulnerable Adults from Financial Exploitation Being Considered

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Two major bills to protect elderly and vulnerable adults from financial exploitation are moving through House Committees.  House Bill 304 will be heard in the House Government Operations Committee this week, and House Bill 1064 is the House Calendar and Rules Committee.  

This legislation gives securities officials and financial institutions the tools they need to help detect and prevent financial exploitation of those age 65 and older and vulnerable adults with diminished capacity.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Tennessee State Museum opens Exhibition on 100th Anniversary of America’s entry into World War I

 

Tennessee State MuseumNashville, TN – To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of America’s entry into World War I on April 6th, 1917, the Tennessee State Museum has organized an exhibition entitled “The Yanks are Coming!” Tennesseans in World War I. The exhibition opened at the museum on April 6th and explores Tennessee’s role in the war that came to be known as the “Great War.”

The first mass war of the 20th century, World War I lasted four long years, from 1914 to 1918, with the United States entering the conflict on April 6th, 1917. Tennessee supplied more than 61,000 men to the Selective Service and 19,000 volunteers. Six Tennesseans would receive the Medal of Honor for their service.

War poster entitled, "The Same Spirit", by Charles Gustine. The image is a variation of the Spirit of Seventy-Six painting.

War poster entitled, “The Same Spirit”, by Charles Gustine. The image is a variation of the Spirit of Seventy-Six painting.

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Austin Peay State University introduces Matt Figger as APSU Men’s Basketball head coach

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University athletics held a press conference Thursday morning to introduce its next head men’s basketball coach for the first time since 1990.

Matt Figger, who served as Frank Martin’s recruiting coordinator and assistant coach from his tenure at Kansas State through this year’s Final Four run with South Carolina, was announced as the 12th head coach in program history, taking over for Dave Loos, who retired in March after 27 years at the helm.

Retired APSU head coach Dave Loos (left) congratulates Matt Figger (right), Thursday. (APSU Sports Information)

Retired APSU head coach Dave Loos (left) congratulates Matt Figger (right), Thursday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay to introduce Matt Figger as APSU Men’s Basketball’s 12th Head Coach

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University athletics will hold an 11:00am, Thursday, press conference to introduce Matt Figger as the 12th head men’s basketball coach in program history.

Figger comes to Austin Peay on the heels of a whirlwind Final Four run as the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator under Frank Martin at South Carolina. The Gamecocks were the East Region champion, taking down Marquette, Duke, Baylor and Florida on the way to Phoenix.

“We are excited to welcome Coach Figger and his family to APSU,” said Austin Peay athletics director Ryan Ivey. “This is an exciting and unprecedented time for Governors basketball.”

Austin Peay to introduce APSU Men's Basketball's next head coach Matt Figger on Thursday. (APSU Sports Information) «Read the rest of this article»

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Top APSU Track and Field Athletes travel to Gainesville for Florida Relays

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – A small but talented group of Austin Peay State University track and field athletes will make their way to Gainesville, Florida, this weekend for the prestigious Florida Relays.

The Governors kick off the event Friday at James G. Pressly Stadium at Percy Beard Track, home to the University of Florida.

Members of Austin Peay Track and Field to participate in Florida Relays this weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

Members of Austin Peay Track and Field to participate in Florida Relays this weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Lady Vols face #13/12 Louisville Cardinals in NCAA Tournament second round

 

Tennessee Lady Vols (20-11) vs. #13/12 Louisville Cardinals (28-7)

March 20th, 2017 | 5:45pm CT
Louisville, KY | KFC Yum! Center | TV: ESPN2

UT Lady VolsLouisville, KY – As the No. 5 seed in the Oklahoma City Regional, Tennessee is looking for its 35th trip to the Sweet 16 on Monday, when the Lady Vols take on 4th-seeded Louisville in the KFC Yum! Center in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The game tips off at 5:45pm CT and will be broadcast on ESPN2 and online through WatchESPN. Visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on a computer or mobile device. Dave O’Brien (PxP), Doris Burke (Analyst) and Kara Lawson (Analyst) will describe describe the action between the Lady Vols and the Cardinals.

Fans can also tune into their local Lady Vol Network station to catch Mickey Dearstone describing the action.

Tennessee Lady Vols take on #13/12 Louisville Cardinals Monday, March 20th in the second round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. (Tennessee Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Lady Vols faces Dayton Flyers in first round of NCAA Tournament

 

Tennessee Lady Vols (19-11) vs. Dayton Flyers (22-9)

Saturday, March, 18th, 2017 | 3:00pm CT
Louisville, KY | KFC Yum! Center | TV: ESPN2

UT Lady VolsLouisville, KY – As the No. 5 seed in the Oklahoma City Regional, Tennessee is set to face 12th-seeded Dayton in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY. The Lady Vols are the only program to appear in every tournament, making their 36th appearance in the postseason this year.

The game tips off at 3:00pm CT and will be broadcast on ESPN2 and online through WatchESPN. Visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on a computer or mobile device. Dave O’Brien (PxP), Doris Burke (Analyst) and Kara Lawson (Analyst) will describe describe the action between the Lady Vols and the Flyers.

Fans can also tune into their local Lady Vol Network station to catch Mickey Dearstone describing the action.

Tennessee Lady Vols play Dayton Flyers Saturday, March 18th in NCAA Tournament first round action. (Tennessee Athletic Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA reports Gas Prices Make Slow 10 Day Decline

 

AAATampa, FL – After remaining relatively flat, the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has now fallen for 10 straight days to today’s average of $2.30 per gallon.

Today’s national average is one cent less than one week ago and two cents more than one month ago. Compared to this same date last year, consumers are paying 37 cents more per gallon at the pump.

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Tennessee Vols meet Georgia Bulldogs in SEC Tournament

 

#9 Tennessee (16-15, 8-10 SEC) vs. #8 Georgia (18-13, 9-9 SEC)

Thursday, March 9th, 2017 | 12:02pm CT
Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsNashville, TN – Seeded ninth, Tennessee heads back to the state capital for the 2017 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament on Thursday. The Vols meet No. 8 Georgia in the day’s first game at Bridgestone Arena, tipping off at 12:00pm CT on SEC Network.

Tennessee (16-15, 8-10 SEC) heads to the Music City looking to make it five consecutive years with an SEC Tournament victory. Last year, the Vols picked up two wins in Nashville, defeating Auburn in the opening game and Vanderbilt in the second round. UT’s short run came to an end in the quarterfinals with a loss to LSU.

The ninth-seeded Tennessee Vols meet the eighth-seeded Georgia Bulldogs on Thursday, March 9th at 12:00pm CT on the SEC Network. (Tennessee Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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