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APSU softball assistant resigns


APSU Governors LogoLee Dobbins, who has served Austin Peay State University softball assistant coach for the past two seasons, has resigned.

Dobbins came to APSU in Summer 2008, joining then first-year Casey Dickson’s staff. He worked with the team’s pitchers and catchers.

“We appreciate the work Lee has done over the past two years and wish him well in the future,” Dickson said. “We will begin an immediate search for his replacement.”

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State School Bond Authority to provide $126.7 Million in Loans for School Construction and Renovation


Communities across Tennessee will have an opportunity to apply for low-interest loans for school construction and renovation projects through the state’s Qualified School Construction Bond (QSCB) program.

City and county government officials can attend an informational meeting about the application process on May 27th, 2010 at 1:30 pm in Room 29 of the Legislative Plaza in Nashville.

A video stream of the meeting may be accessible via the Internet, if the Tennessee General Assembly is not in session. If video streaming is not available, the meeting will not be recorded for viewing at a later date. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU faculty, staff recognized for their achievements


Several faculty and staff members at Austin Peay State University have achieved recent accomplishments.

Kimara Clarke, licensed professional counselor and mental health service provider in the Student Counseling Services, received the Education Specialist in school counseling. She graduated with honor. 

Kim Coats, administrative assistant in the department of health and human performance, earned a Bachelor of Professional Studies.

Dr. Tristan Denley, provost and vice president of academic affairs, graduated May 17th from the Class of 2010 Leadership Clarksville program. «Read the rest of this article»

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Handcrafted Festival “Christmas in July” Craft Fair now taking applications


Applications for artists and crafters are now available for the “Handcrafted Festival Christmas in July Craft Fair” to be held at Daymar Institute, 1860 Wilma Rudolph Blvd. Clarksville, TN 37040.

Daymar is looking for artists and crafters to display handmade items for sale from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, July 31st, 2010.

Cost for booth space is $25.00 for 10×10 space and $5.00 for electricity.

For more information on this please contact, Yasmine Carrion, , (931) 552-7600 ext. 214.

Memorial Day Discount available at five Tennessee State Parks


Special rate at participating park inns offered; various events planned across state

NASHVILLE, TN – Make plans now to spend Memorial Day weekend at one of five Tennessee State Parks offering special inn rates. In addition, various Memorial Day activities are planned across the state, providing a number of recreational opportunities for the entire family.

A 33 percent discount will be offered on inn rooms at the following state parks:  Fall Creek Falls, Henry Horton, Montgomery Bell, Natchez Trace and Paris Landing (excludes discounts for cabins and suites).  The special offer requires a two-night minimum available Friday through Sunday.  «Read the rest of this article»

The Clarksville Parks and Rec Report


Clarksville, TNThe weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department 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:

  • Photos from the Movies in the Park (5-21)
  • Doggie Palooza
  • Summer Playhouse
  • Archery
  • Programs at Burt-Cobb Community Center
  • Downtown Market
  • Sunrise Fitness
  • League Fees Due’
A marshmellow drops out of a young girls mouth knocking her out of the chubby bunny contest.

A marshmellow drops out of a young girls mouth knocking her out of the chubby bunny contest.

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DHS disaster programs extended in 14 counties


Food and Cash Assistance programs for eligible victims to end Friday

The Tennessee Department of Human Services was granted an extension by the USDA to operate the Disaster Food Stamp program for eligible flood victims in 14 counties, including Montgomery.   The emergency cash program for eligible storm victims will also be extended in these counties. 

The extension request was based on the high volume of applicants at the larger DHS county offices and limited accessibility to other offices.  «Read the rest of this article»

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The Weekly Market Snapshot from Frazier Allen


Market Commentary by Scott J. Brown, Ph.D., Chief Economist for Raymond James Investment Services

Scott J. Brown Ph.D., Chief Economist Raymond James Investment Services

Scott J. Brown Ph.D., Chief Economist Raymond James Investment Services

Worries about Europe’s debt crisis remained the dominant factor in U.S. financial markets, pushing the major equity market averages down. However, a flight to safety has pushed long-term Treasury yields lower (which is helpful for the recovery here). The 10-year Treasury note yield slipped below 3.2% – which is remarkable since it flirted with 4.0% a little over a month ago. The European crisis seems unlikely to go away anytime soon. Fear and uncertainty are negatives for the stock market and the economy.

The U.S. economic data were consistent with a moderate pace of economic growth, although there were a few disappointments, which would have been minor in normal circumstances. Their effects were likely exaggerated by the negative market mood. Jobless claims rose unexpectedly, casting some doubt on the pace of recovery in the job market (however, one week does not make a trend). «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Memorial Day Ceremony


The Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization is hosting a Memorial Day Ceremony at 10:00 am, May 31st, at Veterans Memorial Park, Clarksville.

Retired Air Force Maj. Bill Summers, Ward 10 Clarksville city councilman, will be guest speaker.

Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers and Clarksville Mayor Johnny Piper will welcome ceremony guests and offer words of remembrance and appreciation. «Read the rest of this article»

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