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AAA says 3 out of 4 Car Seats are Installed Incorrectly

 

AAATampa, FL – The Auto Club Group joins organizations nationwide to encourage parents and caregivers to make sure their children are riding in a safe seat.

“Three out of four car seats today are installed incorrectly,” said Michele Harris, director of traffic safety culture, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Too often, we see kids who are in a car seat that’s installed incorrectly or not using an age-appropriate booster seat. It’s a timely reminder to be sure children are safe and secure in the right seat for them.”

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APSU Lady Govs Volleyball beats Tennessee Lady Vols in straight sets

 

Austin Peay Sports Information Office

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUKnoxville, TN – Behind the duo of senior Jada Stotts and freshman Ashley Slay, Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team posted a three-set victory (25-18, 25-17, 25-23) against Tennessee, Thursday night, in the opening match of the DISH Lady Vol Classic at Thompson Boling Arena.

It is Austin Peay’s first-ever volleyball win against Tennessee.

Austin Peay Women's Volleyball gets first-ever win against Tennessee. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Volleyball gets first-ever win against Tennessee. (APSU Sports Information)

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Montgomery County Agencies receive $533,591 in Tennessee Highway Safety Grants

 

Governor Bill Haslam Awards $24.2 Million in Highway Safety Grants

386 Agencies to Receive Funds to Improve Safety on Tennessee Roadways

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer and Governor’s Highway Safety Office Director Kendell Poole announced the Tennessee agencies that received grant awards totaling more than $24.2 million to support highway traffic safety efforts.

The Clarksville Police Department was awarded $217,835.44 for alcohol enforcement. The 19th Judicial District Attorney General got $185,775.97 for DUI abatement and prosecution. $125,000 was received by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for traffic enforcement. Austin Peay State University Police Department was awarded $5,000 for high visibility enforcement. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Lady Govs Volleyball travels to Tennessee for DISH Lady Vol Classic

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – After a brief day off, Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team returns to action for its final nonconference tune up at the DISH Lady Vol Classic, Thursday-Saturday, in Knoxville, TN.

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APSU Honors Program to host documentary film series

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Honors Program is partnering with the Nashville Film Festival, Nashville Public Television and Lipscomb University to bring documentaries on social issues to the Middle Tennessee community this fall.

The APSU Honors Program will present the first film in the series, “Big Men,” at 7:00pm, on September 17th, in the APSU Morgan University Center, Room 305. The film, produced by Brad Pitt, examines the impact of oil development in Ghana and the Niger delta. «Read the rest of this article»

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Veteran Suicides on the rise in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Tennessee Department of Veterans affairs join forces to prevent Veteran Suicides

Tennessee Department of Veterans AffairsNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Douglas Varney and Tennessee Department Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced the number of suicides by Veterans increased from 197 in 2012 to 214 in 2013.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month which is an initiative to raise awareness about the tragic trend and the resources available to offer support.

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APSU Lady Govs Volleyball loses home opener to Chattanooga Mocs

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – A two-set deficit proved too much to overcome for Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team as it dropped a four-set (21-25, 25-27, 25-12, 25-22) nonconference decision to Chattanooga, Tuesday, in its home opener at the Dunn Center.

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APSU Lady Govs Volleyball

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AAA reports 1 in 3 People do not have a Life Insurance Policy

 

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

AAATampa, FL – September is life insurance awareness month, but not everyone understands the importance of having this vital coverage. According to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey, one-third of residents (36%) don’t have a life insurance policy.

Of the 36 percent of those who do not have life insurance, one-quarter (27%) do not see the need for a policy. Click here to view the entire survey by state. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Downtown Market voted #1 Farmers Market in Tennessee; 19th in the Nation

 

Clarksville Downtown MarketClarksville, TN – American Farmland Trust’s summer celebration of farmers markets has ended and the Clarksville Downtown Market has been recognized as the top farmers market in Tennessee. The Clarksville Downtown Market also came in 19th in the Top 100 Most Celebrated Farmers Markets in America for 2014.

The I Love My Farmers Market Celebration encouraged consumers to pledge to spend $10.00 at their local farmers market. Each pledge honored our nation’s hardworking farmers, our community, and the Clarksville Downtown Market. This year’s celebration helped put more than $400,000 directly into the pockets of family farmers.

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Clarksville Downtown Market

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AAA reports Gas Prices Lowest since February

 

AAATampa, FL – The price at the pump is at it’s lowest point in seven months, nationally. Gas prices fell for the sixth consecutive week, while oil had it’s lowest Friday close since May 2013.

“Motorists should continue to see a discount at the pump,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “High domestic oil supplies, a decrease in global demand, and the easing of geopolitical tensions in Libya and Iraq are keeping downward pressure on gasoline prices. Beginning Monday, refineries are no longer required to sell summer-blend gasoline. Winter-blend is cheaper to produce, which will help push prices even lower in the coming months.” «Read the rest of this article»

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