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2016 Legislative Session of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly report

 

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The 109th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on April 22nd, 2016 to become a part of Tennessee history with passage of major legislation to reduce crime, cut tax burdens, spur job growth, accelerate the state’s success in K-12 education, boost the number of college graduates, curb drug abuse and curtail drunk driving.

State lawmakers also passed significant legislation to ease traffic congestion, reduce child abuse, aid farmers, increase access to healthcare and medication, increase voter participation and provide a safer environment for the elderly.

Following, please find a copy of some of the highlights of this year’s legislative action.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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APSU’s Phi Alpha Theta students perform well at regional history conference

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Stephen Carls, professor and chair of the department of history at Union University, and Peeps go way back.

Besides just enjoying the spongy yellow candies, Carls can appreciate a bit of shared history as both Peeps and Union’s Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) history honor society chapter, which he has served as advisor for since 1983, were founded the same year: 1953.

APSU’s Phi Alpha Theta students attend national honor society’s annual regional conference on the campus of Union University.

APSU’s Phi Alpha Theta students attend national honor society’s annual regional conference on the campus of Union University.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System announces Two Appointments

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – Two Clarksville-Montgomery County School System administrative appointments have been announced.  Roshae Harrison has been named assistant principal at Montgomery Central Elementary and Ptosha Maclin has been named assistant principal at Carmel Elementary.

(L to R) Roshae Harrison and Ptosha Maclin.

(L to R) Roshae Harrison and Ptosha Maclin.

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APSU’s student newspaper The All State takes home state, AP awards

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s student newspaper, The All State, was recently honored for its excellence on both the regional and state levels.

The All State earned a No. 4 in the South ranking on February 27th at the annual Southeast Journalism Conference (SEJC), held February 27th-28th at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Sean McCully, left, Jennifer Smith, and Taylor Slifko work on an edition of The All State in the Student Publications office on Monday, April 13th, 2015. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

Sean McCully, left, Jennifer Smith, and Taylor Slifko work on an edition of The All State in the Student Publications office on Monday, April 13th, 2015. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

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Clarksville High School’s Brady Cook signs with Union University to play Baseball

 

Clarksville High School WildcatsClarksville, TN – Coming off a breakout junior season, Clarksville High School baseball player Brady Cook has signed with NCAA Division II Union University – out of Jackson, TN – to continue his career on the baseball diamond after his prep career is completed.

“I’m excited to know where I’m going and to have the decision out of the way,” Cook said. “It’s like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders and now I can just focus on my senior year and go out and do the best that I can.”

Brady Cook signs with Union University. (Jeff Williams-Clarksville Sports Network)

Brady Cook signs with Union University. (Jeff Williams-Clarksville Sports Network)

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Montgomery Central High School Golf signing

 

Montgomery Central High SchoolCunningham, TN – Montgomery Central High School’s  KayCee Lindberg  has signed with Union University. KayCee had a great year for Central.

She is the Region 5 champion, finished 4th at the State Tournament and was voted to the all state team.

KayCee and her parents were together with  Coach Greg Lyle and Jeff Vaughn when she signed.

KayCee and her parents, Coach Greg Lyle in the red jacket and Jeff Vaughn.

KayCee and her parents, Coach Greg Lyle in the red jacket and Jeff Vaughn.

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Austin Peay Lady Govs Volleyball adds Ariel Apolinario as Assistant Coach

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Volleyball

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University head volleyball coach Taylor Mott announced Thursday the hiring of Ariel Apolinario as an assistant coach. He will join the program in August.

Apolinario comes to Austin Peay after two years as an assistant coach at Union University. While there he assisted with recruiting and planned and implemented preseason training programs. In Apolinario’s first season Union won the TranSouth Conference with a 13-1 league mark while posting a 24-9 overall record.

Austin Peay Lady Govs Volleyball new Assistant Coach Ariel Apolinario.

Austin Peay Lady Govs Volleyball new Assistant Coach Ariel Apolinario.

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Austin Peay State University students earn top awards at Tennessee Academy of Science Conference

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Last October, a group of Austin Peay State University mathematics and computer science students headed south to Jackson, TN, to attend the 121st annual meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science. The event, hosted by Union University, brought together some 200 researchers and college students from across the state for two intense days of academic presentations.

Everyone seemed to have a good time, but earlier this month, several of those students learned that the conference was more fruitful than they realized. That’s because the awards for presentations were recently announced, with first-, second- and third-place prizes all going to APSU students. «Read the rest of this article»

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More offense helps Lady Govs soccer to win at Chattanooga

 

APSU Sports: Women’s Soccer

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsChattanooga, TN – A pair of bookend goals by sophomore Tatiana Ariza opened and closed a 4-0 win by Austin Peay State University women’s soccer team against Chattanooga, Sunday afternoon.

Ariza scored the game’s first goal on a penalty kick in the 39th minute to make it 1-0, and added the game’s fourth goal in the 82nd minute. Not only was it her third career multi-goal game, it also was her second consecutive after netting a hat trick against Alabama A&M, Friday.

APSU Women's Soccer. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

APSU Women's Soccer. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Preseason training starts now for Lady Govs soccer

 

APSU Sports: Women’s Soccer

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s soccer team reported to campus, Tuesday, representing the official beginning of the 2011-12 Austin Peay Athletics campaign.

The Lady Govs spent Tuesday morning moving into the dorms and going through mandatory team orientation. Four Lady Govs freshman became the first APSU students to officially move into Castle Heights, the brand new all-freshman dorm, which is schedule to officially open, August 11th.

Lady Govs Soccer move into the dorms. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Lady Govs Soccer move into the dorms. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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