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Learn your status to help prevent HIV/AIDS


World AIDS Day is December 1

Tennessee Department of HealthNASHVILLE, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is collaborating with community partners across the state to call attention to the importance of HIV prevention and treatment through planned activities for World AIDS Day on December 1, 2009. This year’s theme is “Universal Access and Human Rights,” promoting the message that to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS people must know their HIV status, feel empowered to access treatment and know their rights to take action against stigma and discrimination.

“HIV has not gone away. The first step in stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS is to ensure that everyone knows his or her HIV status,” said Veronica Gunn, MD, chief medical officer for the Department of Health. “Everyone who is sexually active needs to learn about and practice effective methods to prevent receiving or transmitting HIV to others.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Govs rally comes up short


apsugovernorsAustin Peay State University’s late-game rally fell short as it dropped a 78-72 non-conference basketball decision to Drake, Saturday night, in Dave Aaron Arena.

It was the home opener for Govs, who fell to 2-4 overall, while Drake recorded its season first road win as it improves to 2-4.

APSU trailed by as much as 13 second-half points and by 10 with 2:16 left. However, APSU cut the lead to two with 1:05 left and had the ball in the final minute but could not complete the comeback, missing a layup and a follow with 41 seconds left.

Anthony Campbell scored a career-high 23 points in APSU's loss to Drake (Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

Anthony Campbell scored a career-high 23 points in APSU's loss to Drake (Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

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The Clarksville Parks and Rec Report


parksandrec1The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department’s weekly recreation report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family. This weeks highlights include:

  • R&B/Jazz Step Program
  • Zumba
  • Winter Gym
  • Youth Indoor Soccer Program
  • Crow Community Center Closing for Maintenance
  • Downtown for the Holidays
  • Christmas Cookie Bake-off
  • Jingle Bell Jog

The weather may be turning colder, but the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is ready to heat up your winter with programs designed to get you moving and keep you active. «Read the rest of this article»

Underground 9 exhibits at the Poston Gallery


talNashville, TN – A rogue group of artists, The Underground 9, present their themed exhibit, Sanctuary, at the Tennessee Art League’s Poston Gallery during the month of December. An opening reception with the artists will take place Saturday, December 5th, as part of the Nashville Gallery Crawl.

Terri Jordan, founder of the Underground 9 says “the group is a gathering of creative spirits who not only want to exhibit their art, but also to give back to the community.” While there is a core group of members, the participating artists in each show will change. The 9 invite a select number of artists from the host city to exhibit with them each time. Jordan states that the unique things about the Underground 9 are that each show will have a central theme and the group donates of a portion of sales to a local cause. For the Nashville show that cause is the Tennessee Art League’s community outreach programs.

Mark's Heaven by Diane Batson-Smith

Mark's Heaven by Diane Batson-Smith

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IRS: Homebuyer Credit Extended, Expanded


First-Time Homebuyer Credit Extended to April 30, 2010; Some Current Homeowners Now Also Qualify

irs_logoNASHVILLE — A new law that went into effect Nov. 6 extends the first-time homebuyer credit five months and expands the eligibility requirements for purchasers.

The Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 extends the deadline for qualifying home purchases from Nov. 30, 2009, to April 30, 2010. Additionally, if a buyer enters into a binding contract by April 30, 2010, the buyer has until June 30, 2010, to settle on the purchase.

The maximum credit amount remains at $8,000 for a first-time homebuyer –– that is, a buyer who has not owned a primary residence during the three years up to the date of purchase. «Read the rest of this article»

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