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Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell: Legislative Update for February 2014

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 74Nashville, TN – President Barack Obama came to Nashville on Thursday as part of his post State of the Union tour of speeches.

The President chose to speak at McGavock High School in part because of the great work local schools have done to improve student achievement and graduation rates.

Part of the success has been the Nashville Career Academies program, instituted by MNPS with the help of then Governor Phil Bredesen, which has offered the opportunity for many Tennesseans to learn the skills needed to join the middle class. «Read the rest of this article»

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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Martin Luther King JrWashington, D.C. – The nation’s response to Brown was agonizingly slow, and neither state legislatures nor the Congress seemed willing to help their cause along as far as black Americans were concerned.

President John F. Kennedy recognized that to secure equal protection of the laws for African Americans it would take a strong civil rights bill would put teeth into the drive to secure equal protection.

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Austin Peay State University official statement on APSU President Tim Hall accepting presidency at Mercy College

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University President Tim Hall announced today that he has accepted the position of president at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. His nearly seven-year tenure at APSU, which marked a period of tremendous growth and national prominence for the University, will come to an end later this spring.

“Lee and I will be departing Austin Peay at the end of the spring semester as I assume the position of president of Mercy College in New York,” Hall wrote in an email message to the campus community today. “We do so with excitement and anticipation at the prospect of new challenges, but with a measure of sadness that we will be leaving a place where we have enjoyed some of the happiest years of our lives.”

APSU President Tim Hall leaving in the Spring for Mercy College in New York.

APSU President Tim Hall leaving in the Spring for Mercy College in New York.

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Austin Peay State University, A Look Back at the year 2013

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When future generations look back on the history of Austin Peay State University, the year 2013 will likely be remembered as a pivotal time in the University’s development.

In the last 12 months, the campus has changed tremendously, both in terms of its layout and its notoriety. New, state-of-the-art buildings are welcoming new students, and even the President of the United States is talking about APSU.

As the University community looks ahead to another big year, here are some of the top stories that defined Austin Peay in 2013.

2013 at APSU

2013 at APSU

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City of Clarksville lowers Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Nelson Mandela

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – All City of Clarksville offices have lowered their flags to half-staff in honor of the life and death of Nelson Mandela.

“Nelson Mandela served as an example of dignity and courage for anyone, anywhere. His life is proof of the difference each of us can make in our community, nation and the world,” said Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan. “I am honored, on behalf of the City of Clarksville, to pay this tribute to him and his legacy.”

President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order requesting the lowering of flags across the United States today through December 9th, 2013.

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U.S. President Barack Obama’s message to Troops and Department of Defense Personnel on Government Shutdown

 

U.S. Federal GovernmentWashington, D.C. – United States President Barack Obama delivers a message to U.S. troops and Department of Defense personnel on the partial shutdown of the government.

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How the Government Shutdown Effects Fort Campbell

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – With the government shutdown looming, Fort Campbell officials are maneuvering to lessen the adverse impact on its Soldiers, Families and civilian workforce as much as possible.

“In matters of life, health and safety, as well as in maintaining our national security, we’re going to continue normal operations and mitigate negative impacts as best we can,” said Garrison Commander Col. David “Buck” Dellinger.

Federal government operations and programs are funded through appropriations approved by Congress and become law when signed off on by the president. That’s yet to be done for FY-14, and both Congress and the president failed to pass the spending bill by midnight, Monday September 30th.

Fort Campbell Garrison Commander Col. David L. "Buck" Dellinger

Fort Campbell Garrison Commander Col. David L. “Buck” Dellinger

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Government Shutdown

 

U.S. Federal GovernmentWashington, D.C. – Congress and President Barack Obama had until Monday at midnight to pass the 2014 spending bill and failed to do so. As of 12:01 Tuesday Morning, parts of the federal government are officially shut down due to lack of funding to operate.

There was a last ditch effort to negotiate the differences between the House and Senate bills using a bipartisan conference commmitte, but it was rejected. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University gives two administrators new titles this year

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Two members of the Austin Peay State University community returned to campus this fall with new job titles in order to maintain the University’s status as a thriving institution of higher education.

President Barack Obama highlighted that status in August when he singled out APSU as a leader in using technology to better serve students.

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Fort Campbell Currahees discuss the importance of Hispanic Heritage Month

 

Written by Sgt. David Cox
4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division4th Brigade Combat Team - Currahee

Fort Campbell, KY – From September 15th through October 15th, our nation will observe Hispanic Heritage month. This observance provides the Currahees an opportunity to discuss the contributions Hispanic-Americans have been making within the U.S. Army since the Revolutionary War.

Originally titled “Hispanic American Week,” the observance began in 1968 under President Lyndon B. Johnson; it was expanded to 30 days and written in to law under President Ronald Reagan on August 17th, 1988.

Sgt. Jose Rivera assists Pvt. 1st Class Armando Luna, both automated logistical specialist with Echo Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, with entering inventory data into a computer program. (Sgt. David Cox, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

Sgt. Jose Rivera assists Pvt. 1st Class Armando Luna, both automated logistical specialist with Echo Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, with entering inventory data into a computer program. (Sgt. David Cox, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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