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Award-winning essayist Ander Monson to read at Austin Peay on September 15th


Ander Monson-Neck DeepAnder Monson will read from and discuss his essay collection Neck Deep and Other Predicaments at 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 15th, in room 303 of the Morgan University Center. The reading is free and open to the public.

He is the author of the novel-in-stories Other Electricities (Sarabande Books, 2005), a finalist for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award and winner of the John C. Zacharis First Book Award in Fiction. He is also the author of the poetry collection Vacationland, which won the fourth Annual Tupelo Press First Book Editors’ Prize in 2005.

Ander Monson - photoAn essayist, poet, and fiction writer, Monson earned an MFA from the University of Alabama. He teaches creative writing at the University of Arizona and is the editor of the magazine DIAGRAM and the New Michigan Press.He lives in Michigan His forthcoming collection of essays Vanishing Point (Graywolf Press) and his poetry collection The Available World (Sarabande Books) will both be released in 2010.Visit his web site at
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Tennessee Airports honored with Awards of Excellence


tdot-logo-lgEach year the Tennessee Airport Conference plays host to recognizing those facilities, individuals and staff that have advanced the cause of safe, efficient and effective aviation in Tennessee. The conference is a function of TDOT’s Aeronautics Division. Five awards of excellence were announced at this year’s conference, which was held in Nashville.

According to TDOT’s Communications Office, Commissioner Gerald Nicely said, “Each of these winners is setting an example for others through their leadership, dedication, persistence and overall commitment to excellence.”


TDOT Aeronautics Division

The Tennessee Department of Transportation today recognized five Tennessee Airports with Awards of Excellence in aviation. The awards were presented at the 24th Annual Tennessee Airports Conference in Nashville. The Awards of Excellence recognize outstanding achievements and contributions to aviation in five categories: Airport of the Year, Most Improved Airport, Governing Body of the Year, Airport Manager of the Year, and Career Contributions to Aviation.

The Fayetteville Municipal Airport was selected as Airport of the Year. To receive this award, the airport’s commission has demonstrated a long term commitment to the operation, appearance, maintenance and level of service at their airport. «Read the rest of this article»

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AT&T U-verse TV to deliver NFL Redzone channel to football fans


att_u-verseDallas, TX – AT&T* today announced that the new NFL RedZone channel will be added to the AT&T U-verseSM TV channel lineup. Through an agreement with the NFL Network, AT&T will make the channel available to U-verse TV football fans beginning with the NFL season’s opening Sunday, Sept. 13.


NFL RedZone, a new sports channel produced by NFL Network, gives football fans quick and easy access to the most important moments of NFL Sunday football. Once a team gets inside their opponent’s 20-yard line, U-verse TV customers will be able to experience the anticipation and excitement of each play within the red zone. NFL RedZone keeps fans up-to-date in real time by switching from game to game with live look-ins, highlights and a chance to see every important play.

“AT&T U-verse just got better, again. NFL RedZone is a new and exciting way to stay on top of Sunday football, and we’re proud to kick off the NFL football season by adding this channel to our lineup,” said Dan York, executive vice president of content and programming, AT&T Converged Services. “U-verse TV football fans will truly enjoy tuning to NFL RedZone to watch the touchdowns and the biggest plays as they happen on their big screen TV.” «Read the rest of this article»

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A somber rememberence of September 11th, kicks off the 22nd annual Riverfest


riverfest2009On a glorious September afternoon the 22nd annual Riverfest began. The weather simply could not have been better.

The annual Riverfest Festival recognizes the role  the two rivers passing through the heart of our town have played in the heritage of our city. At its heart the City of Clarksville will always be a river town, our lives affected by their timeless ebb and flow. One of the greatest things about Riverfest is how it draws us together, all walks of life intermingling,  and for a that moment at least we are one people.

The final day of Riverfest will be jammed packed with things to see and do, so come early, and bring the whole family to join in this amazing celebration of our culture and heritage!

Riverfest Friday evening

Riverfest Friday evening

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