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The APSU Lady Govs Volleyball team had a busy weekend


Loses at Jackson State, but wins at Tennessee Tech

apsugovernorsTwenty wins and second place locked up as Lady Govs down Tennessee Tech

COOKEVILLE – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team recorded its 20th victory with a 3-1 (26-24, 21-25, 25-20, 27-25) Ohio Valley Conference victory against Tennessee Tech, Saturday afternoon, at Eblen Arena.

The win assured the Lady Govs a second-place finish in this season’s OVC race, its best finish since winning the regular-season crown in 1992. Austin Peay also will record back-to-back 20-win seasons for only the fourth time in program history with its ninth 20-win campaign all-time.

“The fact that this team had the best OVC finish in 17 years is a testament to these women,” said Lady Govs head coach Mike Johnson. I sincerely admire the commitment they make each and every day. I’m please to know we continue to improve and have our sights firmly set on winning the OVC tournament.”

Sophomore outside hitter Ilyanna Hernandez finished with 14 kills in the Lady Govs victory at Tennessee Tech, Saturday. (Lois Jones/Austin Peay)

Sophomore outside hitter Ilyanna Hernandez finished with 14 kills in the Lady Govs victory at Tennessee Tech, Saturday. (Lois Jones/Austin Peay)

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Holiday shoppers should remember these tips when buying gift cards


tnconsumeraffairsdivisionNashville, TN – Gift cards are handy presents – especially for people who seem to have at least one of everything. During the winter shopping season, a gift card can be ideal.

But for all the conveniences of gift cards, they often come with fine print that can make them less than perfect. Here’s how consumers can keep that gift card policies from dumping snow on their gift-giving this winter:

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Communities to receive financing to build or repair schools


CMCSS receives 20 Million for Renovation of Montgomery Central High School

comptrollerCommunities throughout Tennessee will receive financing to build or repair schools as a result of the Tennessee State School Bond Authority’s (TSSBA) action on Thursday.

The TSSBA finalized plans to sell up to $184 million worth of Qualified School Construction Bonds (QSCBs) as part of a program created by the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The bonds are tax credit bonds that provide a federal tax credit to the investor on a quarterly basis. The bonds may also pay a supplemental coupon to the bondholders on a quarterly basis.

Thursday the TSSBA selected a bond underwriting team, approved a final bond resolution and finalized documents needed to move forward with the bond sale. The TSSBA had preliminarily approved the loans in September and, after some revisions in loan amounts and the addition of the City of Kingsport as a new borrower, the revised list of project loans were approved by the TSSBA.

The TSSBA will invest the proceeds from the bond sale in the State Pooled Investment Fund (SPIF) and will disburse the funds to the communities to pay the expenses related to their school construction projects.


Montgomery Central High School after the renovations

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APSU alumnus to promote new book, ‘Hidden History of Nashville’


Austin Peay State University LogoA longtime journalist who penned a history column that enjoyed a seven-year run in The Tennessean will return to his alma mater, Austin Peay State University, to promote and sign his new book about the less familiar side of Nashville.


George R. Zepp

George R. Zepp (’72), a Clarksville native, will sign copies of “Hidden History of Nashville” from 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18 at the Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill. A reception in his honor also will be concurrent with the book signing. He will make brief comments at 5 p.m.

The book signing is sponsored by the APSU National Alumni Association. The event is free and open to the public; however, RSVPs are encouraged by calling (931) 221-7979. Books will be available for purchase at the event for $20 each, cash or check only accepted.

In “Hidden History of Nashville,” readers can learn the secrets of Timothy Demonbreun, one of the city’s first residents who lived with his family in a cliff-top cave; Cortelia Clark, the blind bluesman who continued to perform on street corners after winning a Grammy award; and Nashville’s own Cinderella story, which involved legendary radio personality Edgar Bergen and his ventriloquist protégé. «Read the rest of this article»

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