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Tennessee Group raising Awareness of Legal Substances that can cause Serious Harm to Babies in the Womb

 

Harmful Effects to Baby May Include Lower I.Q. for Life

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – An occasional glass of wine. A cigarette. A pain pill, prescribed by a doctor. All three are perfectly legal, yet each may cause harm to an unborn baby. Effects can range from short- to long-term, from behavioral and learning issues to a withdrawal syndrome the baby endures right after birth, to physical defects. Some or all of these can have an adverse impact over the baby’s entire life.

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Sue Freeman Culverhouse Speaks to Montgomery County Historical Society about Robert Penn Warren

 

Montgomery County Historical SocietyClarksville, TN – Author Sue Freeman Culverhouse was the featured speaker as she described the life of Robert Penn Warren at the June 15th meeting of the Montgomery County Historical Society. President Joe Filippo greeted the members and had the treasurer announce the upcoming barbeque fund-raiser to be held at the end of July.

Billyfrank Morrison gave a history of the school built on the site of the community center in South Guthrie, TN, where the event was held.

Author Sue Freeman Culverhouse speaking at the June Montgomery County Historical Society meeting.

Author Sue Freeman Culverhouse speaking at the June Montgomery County Historical Society meeting.

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation releases results of Week Long Human Trafficking Operation

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced results of a week-long operation to better understand and combat human trafficking in Tennessee.

With the partnership of the Brentwood Police Department, the Clarksville Police Department, and End Slavery Tennessee, TBI Agents embarked on an undercover operation to identify potential victims of trafficking, arrest those seeking to purchase illicit sex, and learn more about the specific nuances of this type of crime.

It is Human Trafficking and Tennessee Won't Stand for It

It is Human Trafficking and Tennessee Won’t Stand for It

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Acuff Circle of Excellence to honor George Mabry and Sharon Mabry at Jazz in June event

 

Acuff Circle of ExcellenceClarksville, TN – The Acuff Circle of Excellence will honor George and Sharon Mabry at the organization’s summertime Jazz in June on June 12th. The event, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm, will be at Beachaven Vineyards and Winery, and the public is invited.

The Circle, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Austin Peay State University Foundation, serves as a patron society of the University’s Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, and advances the importance of arts and culture at the University and in the community. The endowed Acuff Circle of Excellence Arts Scholarship is awarded each year to an APSU student majoring in the fine arts.

George and Sharon Mabry

George and Sharon Mabry

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Austin Peay State University recognizes outstanding faculty during 2015 Academic Awards Ceremony

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On April 28th, Austin Peay State University recognized several outstanding faculty members during the annual Academic Honors and Awards Ceremony in the Mabry Concert Hall.

The University’s top faculty honor, the APSU National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award, was presented to Dr. Nell Rayburn, professor of mathematics. Rayburn earned her Ph.D. in mathematics from Vanderbilt University, and in 1988, she arrived at APSU as an assistant professor.

Austin Peay President Alisa White presents Dr. Dwonna Goldstone, professor of languages and literature, with the Richard M. Hawkins Award. (Adison Hardyway/APSU)

Austin Peay President Alisa White presents Dr. Dwonna Goldstone, professor of languages and literature, with the Richard M. Hawkins Award. (Adison Hardyway/APSU)

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Austin Peay State University again designated by National Weather Service as StormReady

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Clarksville and Montgomery County are no strangers to severe weather, as flood, thunderstorm and tornado warnings are common occurrences in the lives of its citizens.

It is for just that reason that Austin Peay State University’s emergency team has consistently reacted quickly to alert the campus community to any potential danger. For instance, whenever tornado warnings are received, APSU sends a text and an email message to students, faculty and staff, and the outdoor public address system brings weather warnings to attention.

APSU president, Dr. Alisa White stands as Larry Vannozzi of the National Weather Service explains the designation to APSU Police Chief, Michael Kasitz. (APSU / Charles Booth)

APSU president, Dr. Alisa White stands as Larry Vannozzi of the National Weather Service explains the designation to APSU Police Chief, Michael Kasitz. (APSU / Charles Booth)

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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’s Customs House Museum Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War with the Nashville Artist Guild

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum is currently showcasing the art of the Nashville Artist Guild in its Kimbrough Gallery through February with the exhibit “Divided Loyalties.”

The show represents the artistic interpretations of the many different aspects of the War Between the States within a variety of media.

Divided Loyalties by Garry Hornbuckle

Divided Loyalties by Garry Hornbuckle

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Nashville Zoo to host Public Program on Cemetery Discoveries

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Nashville Zoo invites the public to The Unknown 20: Findings from the Cemetery at Nashville Zoo on Tuesday, January 27th at 6:30pm.

During this free, hour-long program, two anthropologists who worked on the project will share what they discovered about the individuals located in the graves found on the Grassmere property and what their discoveries can tell us about the Zoo’s history.

The cemetery, discovered during an archaeological dig in 1989, remained untouched until 2014 when archaeologists carefully and professionally exhumed the remains from their location near the Zoo front entrance and relocated them to a new cemetery site at the Historic Farm.

Nashville Zoo Cemetery Findings.

Nashville Zoo Cemetery Findings.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam names Candice McQueen Education Commissioner

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced that Dr. Candice McQueen, a teacher and dean at Lipscomb University in Nashville, will join his cabinet as commissioner of the Department of Education.

McQueen, 40, currently serves on Lipscomb University’s executive leadership team as senior vice president, and as dean she oversees the College of Education as well as the 1,300 pre-k through 12th grade students in three schools at Lipscomb Academy. She has led training, support and professional development efforts for thousands of current and future classroom teachers, instructional coaches and school leaders. Before joining Lipscomb in 2001, McQueen was a teacher in elementary and middle schools.

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