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Community march Monday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Celebrating 100 Years of Social Justice

The 16th Annual Commemorative March to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, will take place on this Monday January 18, 2010 starting at 12 noon.

The march hosted by the Clarksville Branch of the National Association for The Advancement of Colored People NAACP will assemble at Burt School, follow on to Eight Street, continue down College Street to Second Street then pass City Hall continue on Public Square Street and go to Commerce Street on to University Avenue and back to Eighth Street.

The 2008 Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Marchers

The 2008 Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Marchers

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Five Facts about Dependents and Exemptions


With tax season fast approaching the IRS would like to ensure you have the best information available to make informed decisions on tax matters as you prepare your 2010 income tax returns.

Claiming exemptions for yourself and your dependents can help reduce your total tax liabilities. A dependent is a person other than the taxpayer or spouse who entitles the taxpayer to claim a dependency exemption. Each dependency exemption decreases income subject to tax by the exemption amount. There are two types of exemptions: personal exemptions and exemptions for dependents. The exemption amount for 2009 is $3,650. «Read the rest of this article»

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Rayner, Jamen post double-doubles in Lady Govs victory


APSU Governors LogoFor the second consecutive game, Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team used a big finishing kick to post a victory, extending their winning streak to three games with a 77-66 Ohio Valley Conference victory against Tennessee State, Thursday night at the Dunn Center.

Sophomore Jasmine Rayner scoring two of her 21 points during APSU vs Tennessee State game Thursday night

Austin Peay (6-12, 5-2 OVC) closed the contest with an 18-6 run over the final five minutes. The Lady Govs converted 5-of-7 field goals and 8-of-10 free throws during the closing stretch. Sophomore Jasmine Rayner made the biggest impact down the stretch making both her field goals, converting three-of-four at the free-throw line and grabbing five rebounds in the final five minutes.

Tennessee State (6-10, 3-4) grabbed its final lead with 5:22 remaining on Jasmine Shuler’s three-point basket. Austin Peay’s Ashley Herring tied the game, 59-59, on the next possession with a pair of free throws – the game’s 10th tie. TSU’s LaDona Pierce made one of her two free throws to break the deadlock, but Herring responded with a layup to take the lead – the game’s 19th lead change – and APSU was on its way.

The Lady Tigers controlled most of a frantic first half – there were eight ties and 12 lead changes in the frame – and held a four-point, 36-32, lead at the break. TSU’s Oby Okafor posted a double-double in the opening half, finishing with 15 points and 10 rebounds. «Read the rest of this article»

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