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Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs commissioner Many-Bears Grinder to speak at APSU ceremony honoring military graduates

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUMany-Bears GrinderClarksville, TN – The Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA) is coming to Austin Peay State University on December 10th to help honor a special group of graduating APSU students.

At 5:00pm that afternoon, the University will host its Fall 2014 Military and Veterans Graduate Recognition Ceremony in the Mabry Concert Hall, with Many-Bears Grinder, the state’s first female TDVA commissioner, serving as the keynote speaker. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman to depart

 

Tennessee made historic academic progress during governor’s first term in office

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced that Kevin Huffman, commissioner of the Department of Education, will be departing the administration to move into the private sector.

“Improving education in Tennessee has been a top priority for our administration, and having someone of Kevin’s caliber to lead the charge during this time of significant progress has made a difference,” Haslam said. “I am very grateful for his commitment to our students, educators and parents, and I wish him well as he continues his commitment to education.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced Friday that Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman leaving to join the private sector.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced Friday that Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman leaving to join the private sector.

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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball ready for season opener Friday

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN - The Tennessee Lady Vols held a media session and open practice period Wednesday in advance of Friday’s season opener vs. Penn.

No. 4/4 UT and the Quakers will meet at Thompson-Boling Arena in a contest slated to tip at 7:00pm ET and be streamed live by SEC Network+.

The contest will be the first between the two programs and only Tennessee’s second vs. a school from the Ivy League. The Lady Vols, who were ranked No. 1 at the time, toppled Princeton, 107-39, on December 20th, 2005, in their only other meeting with an Ivy program.

UT Lady Vols prepare for Penn on Friday night at Thompson-Boling Arena (UTSports.com)

UT Lady Vols prepare for Penn on Friday night at Thompson-Boling Arena (UTSports.com)

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Clarksville High catcher Haley Bearden has dream come true, signs with Tennessee Lady Vols

 

Clarksville High School WildcatsClarksville, TN – Clarksville High School all-state catcher had hoped and dreamed about to go to school and playing in the Orange and White at the University of Tennessee since she was little.

Well dreams do come true, as the left-hander, power hitting, backstop officially signed her NCAA National Letter of Intent to play for the Lady Vols on November 12th, in a ceremony held in the school’s cafeteria.

“I’m excited because I’ve worked very hard and it’s paid off finally,” Bearden said. “It truly is a dream come true for me getting a chance to play for the University of Tennessee.”

Clarksville High Softball's Haley Bearden signed her Letter of Intent to play for the Tennessee Lady Vols.

Clarksville High Softball’s Haley Bearden signed her Letter of Intent to play for the Tennessee Lady Vols.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan discusses the Issues; looks at Clarksville’s bright Future

 

Election 2014Clarksville, TN – Tomorrow, Tuesday October 3rd, is Tennessee’s General Election. Ballots will be cast on a range of offices and issues. Clarksville will also be electing the Mayor for the next four years. The candidates are Mayor Kim McMillan, City Councilman Bill Summers, and City Councilman Jeff Burkart.

Current Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan was sworn into office in January of 2011. When she was elected, her first goal was to reestablish the trust and integrity in the Mayor’s office. She came into office with two decades of experience representing the citizens of Clarksville-Montgomery County.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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Tennessee Vols Football beats UT Chattanooga 45-10 at Neyland Stadium

 

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Senior quarterback Justin Worley threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more as Tennessee pounded Chattanooga, 45-10, before 93,097 on Homecoming at Neyland Stadium. The Vols ended a three-game losing streak and evened their record at 3-3.

Worley finished the day 19-of-24 for 198 yards connected with Johnathon Johnson twice and Marquez North once for touchdowns. Worley became the first Vols quarterback with a pair of rushing scores in a game since Casey Clausen ran for a two 1-yard TDs in a 2002 Citrus Bowl win over Michigan.

Quarterback Justin Worley #14 of the Tennessee Volunteers runs for a touchdown during the Homecoming game between the UT Chattanooga Mocs and the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN. (Randy Sartin/Tennessee Athletics)

Quarterback Justin Worley #14 of the Tennessee Volunteers runs for a touchdown during the Homecoming game between the UT Chattanooga Mocs and the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN. (Randy Sartin/Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Volunteers lose to Florida Gators 10-9 at Neyland Stadium

 

University of Tennessee - UT VolsKnoxville, TN - Florida’s winning streak against the Vols continues.

Florida took its first lead of the game with 6:20 left in regulation and held on for a 10-9 victory over Tennessee (2-3, 0-2 SEC). It was the Gators (3-1, 2-1 SEC) 10th consecutive victory in the series, dating to a 30-28 Vols’ victory on Sept. 18th, 2004, on a last-second field goal by James Wilhoit.

Florida’s quarterback change from Jeff Driskel to Treon Harris proved to be the difference for the Gators getting their offense kick-started. He led the Gators to both of their scoring drives and their 10 fourth-quarter points.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Lady Govs Volleyball finding stride as OVC play begins

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team had plenty of ups and downs during its pre-Ohio Valley Conference schedule, but with the start of conference play the Lady Govs are just starting to find the consistency needed to challenge the elite in the OVC.

2014 Austin Peay State University's volleyball team. (APSU Sports Information)

2014 Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team. (APSU Sports Information)

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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.

APSU Lady Govs Volleyball

APSU Lady Govs Volleyball

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Governor Bill Haslam announces David Purkey as Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) Director

 

Purkey to continue serving as Governor’s Homeland Security advisor

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of David W. Purkey as a deputy commissioner of the Military Department where he will direct the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA).

Purkey has served as interim director of TEMA since the April retirement of Jim Bassham. He will also continue to serve as the governor’s Homeland Security advisor and assistant commissioner for the Department of Safety and Homeland Security.

David Purkey named Tennessee Emergency Management Agency Director

David Purkey named Tennessee Emergency Management Agency Director

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