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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Unveils 2016 Legislative Agenda

 

Tennessee Representative Curtis Johnson

Highlights focus on education, public safety, more efficient government

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – With the Second Regular Session of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly now in full swing, lawmakers are busy in Nashville meeting with constituents and colleagues, voting on legislation on the House floor, and working to shepherd their bills through the legislative committee process.

As House business continues at full-speed, Governor Haslam is also working on his legislative agenda, notifying lawmakers he will focus his efforts this year on making improvements to state education and public safety policies, while also working to make government more efficient and effective.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces 2016 Legislative Agenda

 

Legislation focuses on education, public safety, efficient and effective state government

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced his legislative agenda for the 2016 session, continuing his focus on education, public safety and efficient and effective state government.

“A major focus this session will be on the next step in the Drive to 55: making sure our colleges and universities are organized and empowered in the best way to increase student success and the number of Tennesseans with a postsecondary degree or credential,” Haslam said.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Appoints Roger Amos Page to Tennessee Supreme Court

 

Appointed to replace Justice Gary R. Wade, subject to confirmation by the Tennessee General Assembly

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today appointed Roger Amos Page of Madison County to the Tennessee Supreme Court, replacing Justice Gary R. Wade, who retired in September.

Page, 60, has been a judge on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals since his appointment by Haslam in December 2011, writing more than 330 appellate opinions.

Roger Amos Page appointed to Tennessee Supreme Court.

Roger Amos Page appointed to Tennessee Supreme Court.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Announces Next Step in Drive to 55

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the next step in the Drive to 55: ensuring that colleges and universities are organized, supported and empowered in efforts to increase the number of Tennesseans with a postsecondary credential to 55 percent by 2025.

To enhance student success across higher education the plan includes key strategies to provide more focused support for community and technical colleges, increase autonomy and local control for Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) universities and strengthen the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC).

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Maggie Smith joins Batson Nolan

 

Batson Nolan PLCClarksville, TN – Batson Nolan, PLC announces the addition of Maggie Smith as an Associate with the firm.

Raised in Clarksville, Tennessee and a graduate of Rossview High School, Maggie attended college at Austin Peay State University, where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2009.

She completed her law degree at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 2012.

Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith

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APSU’s Computer Science program leads TBR institutions in graduating women, minorities

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – For nearly a century, Austin Peay State University has been committed to providing higher education to students of all backgrounds, and the results of recent data from the Tennessee Board of Reagents System (TBR) serves as further proof of APSU’s success.

APSU’s Department of Computer Science and Information Technology was recently noted for graduating the highest number of computer science majors in the TBR system, with a total of 81 graduates in 2014-15. The total represents a 20-percent improvement over the previous academic year. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Summer Commencement keynote speaker to be Dean of Students Gregory Singleton

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Gregory Singleton, Austin Peay State University associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, will deliver the keynote address at APSU’s 86th Summer Commencement at 2:00pm, Friday, August 7th, in the Dunn Center.

A Tennessee native, Singleton earned an associate degree from Jackson State Community College. He went on to receive his Bachelor of Science in Education and his Master of Science in Student Personnel Services in Counseling from the University of Memphis.

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Planters Bank adds Wes Sumner to Commercial Team

 

Planters BankClarksville, TN – Planters Bank welcomes Wes Sumner to its commercial banking division as assistant vice president.

A native Clarksvillian, Sumner received a B.B.A. in finance from the University of Memphis and an M.B.A. from Mississippi State University. For the past nine years, he worked for Regions Bank in Knoxville, Nashville and Clarksville, where he was a branch manager.

Wes Sumner

Wes Sumner

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Instant Peay Play: Hunt for next APSU Governors Athletics Director nearing an end

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – For the second time in just over two years it looks like the search for a new Austin Peay State University athletics director is coming to a close, with the announcement by the University that it was narrowed the search to four candidates.

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APSU announces final four candidates for Athletics Director position

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University has narrowed its search for a new athletics director down to four strong candidates, and the University will begin interviewing the candidates in early July. APSU began looking for a new AD in April when Derek van der Merwe was promoted from that position to vice president of Advancement, Communications and Strategic Initiatives.

After an extensive national search, the University is bringing the top candidates to campus next month for interviews. Interested campus and community members, along with the media, are invited to attend an open session with each candidate, from 4:45pm to 5:15pm, in the Club Level of Governors Stadium.

Final candidates for Austin Peay Athletics Director are (Top L to R) Ryan Ivey, Jason Coomer, Roderick D. Perry and Jim Sarra.

Final candidates for Austin Peay Athletics Director are (Top L to R) Ryan Ivey, Jason Coomer, Roderick D. Perry and Jim Sarra.

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