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LBL’s Nature Station is an Outdoor Classroom for Homeschoolers during April

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Homeschooler families are invited to use Woodlands Nature Station as their outdoor classroom in April at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

Visitors can pick up a “Nature Discovery Activity Book” to guide them through exploration activities such as a pond exploration, bird identification, and animal math. Complete activities to earn an official Nature Discovery Patch and certificate. Nature Station is open 10:00am-5:00pm, daily in April.

Sulcata Tortoise A Cool Critter featured at Cool Critters Day at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. (Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth)

Sulcata Tortoise – A Cool Critter featured at Cool Critters Day at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. (Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth)

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Tennessee Unemployment Rate in February drops to 5.3 Percent

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announces a preliminary unemployment rate of 5.3 percent for February.

This is an improvement from the revised January rate of 5.4 percent. February’s U.S. preliminary rate is 4.7 percent, matching Tennessee with a tenth of a percentage point decline from the previous month.

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TBI cancels Amber Alert for 1-year old Isiah Edwards

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationMemphis, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has canceled its Tennessee state wide Amber Alert for missing 1-year-old Isiah Edwards. The Memphis Police Department have found the child and he is safe.

The baby was never in danger according to Memphis Police. He was not in the car when it was stolen. The child had been with relatives since last night.

The mother had told police that her child was in the car when it was stolen from a gas station. This set off a massive search for the child and the TBI issuing an Amber Alert. The mother now faces some serious charges for giving a false report.

TBI reports 1-year old Isiah Edwards has been located.

TBI reports 1-year old Isiah Edwards has been located.

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AAA says for now Gas Prices continue to drift lower

 

Clarksville, Hopkinsville has some of the cheapest Gas in Tennessee

AAATampa, FL – Gas prices have declined 14 of the last 16 days. During that time, the national average price  has declined 2 cents. Pump prices have drifted lower on increased inventories and declining oil prices.   

“Gas prices are falling now, but fundamentals are pointing higher,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Gulf Coast refineries are moving into their peak maintenance season, causing them to reduce gasoline production at a time when demand is slowly rising. This seasonal trend, could push gas prices 25-50 cents higher by June, unless oil prices do not recover as expected.”

Crude oil prices recorded a new 2017 low last week.

Crude oil prices recorded a new 2017 low last week.

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Tennessee Lady Vols Fall to Louisville in NCAA Tournament 2nd Round, 75-64

 

Tennessee Athletics Department

UT Lady VolsLouisville, KY Jaime Nared had 28 points and 11 rebounds and Mercedes Russell added 11 points and 13 boards, but Tennessee could not survive Louisville’s fourth-quarter surge as the No. 5 seed Lady Vols fell to the No. 4 seed Cardinals, 75-64, on Monday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the KFC Yum! Center.

Tennessee (20-12) held a 47-46 lead entering the fourth quarter, but the Lady Vols missed their first 12 shots of the final 10 minutes of the game while Louisville (29-7) swung momentum in its favor.

Nared’s 28 points were the most she has ever scored in an NCAA Tournament game and her 11 boards tied for her best in NCAA play. She was 9-of-18 from the floor, 3-of 5 from 3-point range and a perfect 7-of-7 from the free-throw line.

Tennessee Lady Vol Jaime Nared scores 28 points in loss; Mercedes Russell posts 19th double-double of season. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

Tennessee Lady Vol Jaime Nared scores 28 points in loss; Mercedes Russell posts 19th double-double of season. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

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APSU Baseball hosts Arkansas State

 

Austin Peay (10-9) vs. Arkansas State (11-8)

Tues & Wed, March 21st & 22nd | 6:00pm, 3:00pm CT
Clarksville, TN | Raymond C. Hand Park

APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team opens a five-game home stand when it hosts Arkansas State in a pair of midweek outings. The Govs and Red Wolves are scheduled to play a 6:00pm, Tuesday contest followed by a 3:00pm, Wednesday affair.

However, inclement weather is in the forecast and the schedule may be modified. Fans should follow the Governors baseball team on Twitter (@AustinPeayBSB) for the latest updates.

Austin Peay Baseball plays two home games against Arkansas State beginning Tuesday at Raymond C. Hand Park. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball plays two home games against Arkansas State beginning Tuesday at Raymond C. Hand Park. (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.

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U.S. President Donald Trump visits Tennessee

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – On Wednesday, March 15th, U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Nashville to honor President Andrew Jackson at his tomb, on his 250th birthday. The President addressed members of the Tennessee General Assembly at the Hermitage before making his way back to Nashville to speak before thousands of supporters.

The Municipal Auditorium was quickly filled to capacity; 30,000 supporters were unable to enter the venue after hours of waiting. The line at the auditorium developed early in the morning, and by the late afternoon, the line stretched the length of James Robertson Parkway, around the Capitol building, and back down Charlotte Street.

People waiting in line at the Municipal Auditorium to see President Donald Trump.

People waiting in line at the Municipal Auditorium to see President Donald Trump.

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation releases Amber Alert update on Elizabeth Thomas

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – Efforts to locate missing high school freshman Elizabeth Thomas remain active and ongoing as the concern about her relationship with former teacher Tad Cummins – and his intentions for her – only heighten the urgency surrounding this ongoing AMBER Alert in Tennessee and Alabama.

Thomas, 15, disappeared on Monday, March 13th and is believed to have been kidnapped by 50-year-old Tad Cummins, a former teacher at her school in Maury County, Tennessee. On Tuesday, the school district in Maury County terminated Cummins in the wake of an ongoing investigation into alleged inappropriate contact he had with Thomas at the school earlier this year.

TBI continues to search for missing teen Elizabeth Thomas. If you see here, please call call 1.800.TBI.FIND.

TBI continues to search for missing teen Elizabeth Thomas. If you see here, please call call 1.800.TBI.FIND.

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Tennessee Lady Vols beat Dayton 66-57 to advance in NCAA Tournament

 

Tennessee Athletic Department

UT Lady VolsLouisville, KY Diamond DeShields scored 24 points, and Mercedes Russell and Schaquilla Nunn posted double-doubles, leading Tennessee to a 66-57 win over Dayton on Saturday in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament at the KFC Yum! Center.

UT (20-11) advances to the second round, where it will meet host and No. 4 seed Louisville (28-7) here on Monday. Tip-time for that game has not been announced.

The Lady Vols surged in the third quarter to take command of the game after an exciting a 29-29 first half. UT limited Dayton (22-10) to just 20 percent shooting (4-of-20) from 3-point range in the win.

#11 Diamond DeShields scored 24 points and Mercedes Russell and Schaquilla Nunn posted double-doubles to lead Tennessee Lady Vols to a 66-57 win over Dayton on Saturday in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at the KFC Yum! Center. (Austin Perryman/Tennessee Athletics)

#11 Diamond DeShields scored 24 points and Mercedes Russell and Schaquilla Nunn posted double-doubles to lead Tennessee Lady Vols to a 66-57 win over Dayton on Saturday in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament at the KFC Yum! Center. (Austin Perryman/Tennessee Athletics)

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