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Tennessee Yards and Neighborhoods offers earth-friendly solutions for home landscapes


The Tennessee Yards and Neighborhoods program is conducting a Home Landscape Workshop to help homeowners create attractive and healthy yards by working with Tennessee’s environment rather than against it. «Read the rest of this article»

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Be cautious when returning to a flood-damaged house


Homeowners and renters should use caution when returning to their houses in the disaster-designated counties after recent storms and record-setting flooding. There may be structural damage that has made the house unsafe, electricity and gas may pose a threat, and pests may have taken up residence inside. «Read the rest of this article»

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AT&T awards $250,000 to safety organizations during National Youth Traffic Safety month


Contribution Honors Those Who Took AT&T’s Pledge to Not Text & Drive

DALLAS, TX — As part of National Youth Traffic Safety Month, AT&T* is honoring the more than 28,000 individuals who have already taken AT&T’s pledge to not text and drive by contributing $250,000 to safety organizations committed to distracted driving prevention. 

Contributions were given to: National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS), ConnectSafely, Enough is Enough, Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), iKeepSafe, Put on the Brakes, Inc., Stay Alive Just Drive and Teens in the Driver Seat.

The recipients are committed to raising awareness about the risks of texting and driving and reminding teens that text messages can – and should – wait until after driving. The Txtng & Drivng campaign message of “It Can Wait” is particularly critical during May, National Youth Traffic Safety Month, a month when many teens are hitting the roads for prom, graduation parties, summer jobs and road trips with friends. «Read the rest of this article»

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Candle Light Vigil


The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 396 will hold it annual Candle Light Vigil on May 30th at 7:00 pm.  This year the event will be held at the Veterans Plaza by the Health Department.

They are also sponsoring the Veterans wall from Chattanooga.  The wall will arrive sometime on Saturday the 29th. This wall will be placed at Veterans Plaza by the Health Department in the parking lot.

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HP expands recall of notebook computer batteries due to fire hazard


WASHINGTON, DC  — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Lithium-Ion batteries used in Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebook computers.

Units: About 54,000 (70,000 units were previously recalled in May 2009)

Importer: Hewlett-Packard Co., of Palo Alto, Calif. «Read the rest of this article»

APSU presents “The Beatles to Bluegrass: An Evening of Virtuoso Guitar”


The Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts presents “The Beatles to Bluegrass: An Evening of Virtuoso Guitar,” featuring world renowned guitarists Stanley Yates, Mir Ali, and Richard Smith, on Friday, May 28th, at 7:00 pm in the Trahern Theatre located on Eighth Street on the campus of Austin Peay.

All proceeds from this concert will go toward youth scholarships to attend the first APSU Summer Guitar Camp from June 28th to July 2nd.

To reserve advanced tickets, call (931) 221-7876, or tickets may be purchased at the door. Gold Tickets purchases must be reserved in advance.

$50.00 Gold Ticket (includes reception with the artists after the show)
$15.00 General Admission
$10.00 Students and Military Personnel «Read the rest of this article»

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Govs wrap season with sweep of UT Martin


APSU Governors LogoAustin Peay State University’s  baseball team wrapped up its 2010 schedule with an Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader  sweep of UT Martin, Saturday. The Govs won the opener 9-3 before holding on to win the season finale, 11-9.

Austin Peay (27-25, 8-13 OVC) used a six-run third inning to break open the day’s first game. Ten Govs batters came to the plate and the first six batters reached base safely. Designated hitter Matt Kole, first baseman John Hogan, catcher Trey Lucas and third baseman Shayne Martin each batted in a run with shortstop Reed Harper closing the rally with a two-run double. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee surviving police spouse elected to National Board


Trina Scott joins Concerns of Police Survivors’ National Board

Camdenton, MO – Trina Scott of Woodlawn, TN, was recently elected to serve as the Southern Seaboard Trustee of Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) is the only national, nonprofit organization in the country that works hands-on with more than 15,000 surviving families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty to help them rebuild their shattered lives. «Read the rest of this article»

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