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APSU alumnus Charles Hand receives 2010 Regents Award of Excellence in Philanthropy


Austin Peay State University LogoCharles Hand was presented the 2010 Regents Award of Excellence in Philanthropy during Austin Peay State University’s annual Tower Club Dinner, held Friday, April 30. Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Chancellor Charles Manning presented Hand the award. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Highway Patrol remembers fallen troopers and officers


In observance of National Police Week, the Tennessee Highway Patrol today honored State Troopers and other law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty at its annual Memorial Service at the Tennessee Department of Safety Headquarters on Foster Avenue in Nashville. 

TDOS Commissioner Dave Mitchell welcomed Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn as the event’s keynote speaker, while Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Mike Walker, members of THP’s Command Staff, current and former State Troopers, and family members of fallen officers were also on hand for the ceremony.  «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU supporter Ed Groves receives 2010 Chancellor’s Award of Excellence in Philanthropy


Edgar (Ed) R. Groves was presented the 2010 Chancellor’s Award of Excellence in Philanthropy during the annual Scholarship Donor Appreciation Dinner at Austin Peay State University, held Tuesday, April 27th.

David Gregory, vice chancellor of administration and facilities development, presented the award on behalf of Chancellor Charles Manning and the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR). «Read the rest of this article»

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Moore Magnet school principal announced


Kim B. Smith will be the principal at Moore Magnet School for the 2010-11 school year. She replaces Laura Black, who decided to return to the classroom.

Smith has been assistant principal at Minglewood Elementary for two years. She is a past Tennessee Teacher of the Year state finalist who has served in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System for 20 years at St. Bethlehem, Ringgold and Kenwood Elementary Schools. «Read the rest of this article»

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Reading by the end of third grade matters


The future prosperity of Tennessee and the nation depends on the development of a workforce with skills for the 21st century. Reading is the foundation that opens worlds of knowledge and experience for children, but first the world of reading must be opened to them.

Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Tim Webb is participating with the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Project in releasing a report entitled “Early Warning: Why Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters.” The report focuses on the importance of early proficient reading skills in all children. «Read the rest of this article»

Tide Loads of Hope to come to Clarksville, TN


Nearly 30,000 loads of laundry cleaned for families affected by disasters, and counting….

Tide Loads of Hope will be at the Hilldale Super Laundromat (1788 Madison Street) offering a free laundry service for those affected by the floods starting Sunday at 8:00 AM until May 19th.

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Afghan President visits Fort Campbell


The Logo of the 101st Airborne DivisionFORT CAMPBELL, Ky.  — Afghan President Hamid Karzai brought a message of thanks to Soldiers and their Families at Fort Campbell today, as the 101st Airborne Division continues to deploy to his country.

Karzai’s visit to the installation comes on the heels of a week of talks in Washington, D.C., with President Barack Obama. The two leaders used the time to help repair relations between Afghanistan and the U.S., after a year of rising tensions.

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates recognized the history and sacrifice of the 101st Airborne Division Soldiers and their Families in his introduction of Karzai.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

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