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Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Amy Wright to publish four books in 2016

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University Associate Professor of Creative Writing Dr. Amy Wright is preparing for a busy 2016, as the poet, author and teacher will publish four collections of her writing, including her fifth chapbook, “Wherever The Land Is.”

A series of nonfiction essays comprised of the author’s research into work, loss, Emily Dickinson, and entomophagy, or the human consumption of insects, “Wherever The Land Is” explores a possible answer to humanity’s growing need for food sources.

Austin Peay State University Associate Professor of Creative Writing Dr. Amy Wright

Austin Peay State University Associate Professor of Creative Writing Dr. Amy Wright

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Austin Peay State University can give Residents within 250 miles In-State Tuition Rates

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – If you live or attend high school in a county outside of Tennessee that is within a 250-mile radius of Austin Peay State University, then you qualify for a discounted tuition rate for both undergraduate and graduate programs at Austin Peay.

High school students who have a 22 ACT (or 1020 SAT) or higher are eligible for an additional Provost Scholarship, bringing tuition rates within a few dollars of the University’s in-state rate.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Clarksville’s Rivers and Spires selected “Top 20 Event” by Southeast Tourism Society

 

Travel industry organization has saluted region’s best events since 1985

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The Southeast Tourism Society has named Clarksville’s Rivers & Spires Festival one of the STS Top 20 Event in the Southeast for April 2016.

This year’s Rivers and Spires Festival is scheduled for April 14th-16th, 2016.  The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985.

Rivers and Spires Festival

Rivers and Spires Festival

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UT Vols Basketball hosts Florida Atlantic Owls at Thompson-Boling Arena, Wednesday

 

Tennessee (4-4) vs. Florida Atlantic (2-6)

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 | 7:01pm ET (6:00pm CT)
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee plays its first home game in just over three weeks on Wednesday night when it hosts Florida Atlantic at Thompson-Boling Arena for a 7:00pm ET (6:00pm CT) tip.

Wednesday’s game will feature an online-only broadcast through SEC Network +. Fans can access SEC Network + through WatchESPN.com or the WatchESPN app.

The Vols (4-4) return to Thompson-Boling Arena in the midst of a three-game skid following Saturday’s loss at #18 Butler. Tennessee led for the majority of the first half before going into the halftime locker room trailing by five.

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Austin Peay State University award grant to continue “Green Zone” program for Veteran Students

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – The Aurora Foundation, a national non-profit that helps veterans earn a college education, recently awarded Austin Peay State University with a $5,000 grant to continue its Green Zone Program.

The University’s Military Student Center began the Green Zone initiative in July to train APSU faculty and staff on the issues facing veteran and military-affiliated students.

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Thanksgiving Day’s History

 

ThanksgivingClarksville, TN – Thanks is given often in joyful celebration and sometimes in solemn, even prayerful, ceremony. People have given thanks for many reasons throughout history.

The United States, over hundreds of years, has come to observe a national holiday for giving thanks.

It is a time to celebrate family and friends, the arrival of crisp fall weather, the turning of the leaves, football, turkey, cornbread dressing and pumpkin pie.

The First Thanksgiving 1621

The First Thanksgiving 1621

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Penn Station East Coast Subs opens Clarksville Location in November

 

Fast-casual sandwich chain to debut in Clarksville

Penn Station East Coast SubsClarksville, TN – Penn Station East Coast Subs, the fast-casual restaurant known for its fresh grilled, made-to-order sub sandwiches, hand-squeezed lemonade and fresh-cut fries, will open its first location in Clarksville next month at 110 Needmore Road.

Cincinnati-based Penn Station East Coast Subs features grilled sub sandwiches – including the chain’s renowned Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwich – and cold deli sandwiches made to order with high-quality ingredients on hearth-baked bread.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Wildlife Rabies Vaccination Project protects People and Pets

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the United States Department of Agriculture to help prevent rabies by distributing oral rabies vaccine for wild raccoons along Tennessee’s borders with Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. The annual baiting program administered by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, began in Tennessee September 25th, 2015.

“Control of raccoon rabies is vital to public health. We are pleased to be part of this important and effective program to reduce rabies in wildlife, which helps prevent transmission to people, pets and livestock,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

Tennessee Works with USDA, Other Southeast States to Prevent Raccoon Rabies

Tennessee Works with USDA, Other Southeast States to Prevent Raccoon Rabies

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Clarksville Police are looking for Summit Heights Shooting Suspect Darcell Wright

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Detective Kenny Bradley is requesting public assistance in locating the Summit Heights Shooting Suspect.

A Criminal Attempted Homicide Warrant is active on 21-year-old Darcell Dominque Wright from Clarksville. He is a black male with a height of 6’0 and a weight of 200lbs.

It’s possible that he could be traveling in a gray Chevy Malibu with a Virginia tag.

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is August 19th, 2015

 

Our 137th meeting.

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Gateway Medical Center. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Topic: “Why Europe Didn’t Intervene in the Civil War”

“Why Europe Didn’t Intervene in the Civil War” is the topic for the next Clarksville Civil War Roundtable meeting.

“Why Europe Didn’t Intervene in the Civil War” is the topic for the next Clarksville Civil War Roundtable meeting.

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