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Men and Women of the Leader Rakkasans welcomed home in midmorning ceremony on Saturday

 

Fort Campbell, KY – The return of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team from the Khowst Province of Afghanistan continued Saturday morning with the arrival of 157 “Leader Rakkasans” part of the the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment.

Family and friends of the returning soldiers had gathered together to give their loved ones a proper welcome home.

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Governors slump continues with road loss at Tennessee Tech

 

APSU Men’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsCookeville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s slump continued Friday night as the Governors shot just 40.4 percent from the floor as it fell to Tennessee Tech, 70-64, Monday night, in Ohio Valley Conference action at the Hooper Eblen Center.

The loss was the Governors second straight and third in the last four games as APSU falls to 15-11 overall and 9-5 in the OVC.

Tennessee Tech, meanwhile, improved to 9-5 in the OVC—moving into a tie with the Govs—and 13-10 overall.

APSU Men's Basketball. (Photo Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Men's Basketball. (Photo Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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State Fire Marshal urges winter-hit residents to practice fire safety

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceAlternative heat sources often cause fatal blazes
 
Nashville, TN – Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner and Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak wants to remind Tennesseans to keep safe and warm, as freezing temperatures continually move across the state. She urges residents to be cautious in the use of alternative heat sources.

“The winter weather means many people are heating their homes with fireplaces, woodstoves and space heaters,” said McPeak. “Cold weather months typically have a higher number of accidental fire injuries and deaths due to the use of these alternative heat sources.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Roads will have slick spots in the morning

 

Ice & Snow Take It SlowClarksville, TN – With the temperature dropping to around 19 degrees, slushy spots on the road will freeze overnight. There will also be icy patches or black ice on the roads. Motorists are cautioned to be careful in the morning driving into work.

The condition of main roads should improve later in the morning, however with cloudy skies and a high of only 28 degrees, most side roads will remain icy and slick. There is a 60 percent chance of snow again Wednesday. For more weather information, visit Discover Clarksville’s Weather.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools will be closed Tuesday due to hazardous road conditions.

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Triggs named adidas OVC Freshman of the Week

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Will Triggs, who missed just one shot while leading Austin Peay State University in scoring during its weekend split with UT Martin and Murray State, has been named adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week. «Read the rest of this article»

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Four Tax Tips about Tip Income

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – If you work in an occupation where tips are part of your total compensation, you need to be aware of several facts relating to your federal income taxes. Here are four things the IRS wants you to know about tip income:

1. Tips are taxable. Tips are subject to federal income, Social Security and Medicare taxes. The value of non–cash tips, such as tickets, passes or other items of value, is also income and subject to tax. «Read the rest of this article»

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Middle School Spelling Bee Canceled for Tonight

 

Monday, February 7th, 2011

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School SystemClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Middle School Spelling Bee, scheduled for Monday night at the Customs House Museum, has been canceled.

The rescheduled date will be announced later this week.

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911 Center and Clarksville Police responding to weather related calls

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The 911 Center and law enforcement were kept busy with the quickly accumulating snow in Clarksville. The roads started to become very hazardous as the wet snow hit the ground, rapidly creating icy spots along with large amounts of slush on the road. The side streets went from bad to worse in a short period of time.

In the time frame from 10:00am – 3:00pm, the 911 Center fielded approximately 370 weather related calls. Law enforcement responded to about 59 non-injury accidents, 11 injury accidents, and 14 motorist assists.

The driver was slowly dring down Jefferson Street and slid off the roadway, flipped onto the roof and landed in the parking lot of a business at Jefferson Street and North 1st Street. The 31 year old driver was uninjured. (Photo by Jim Knoll-CPD)

The driver was slowly dring down Jefferson Street and slid off the roadway, flipped onto the roof and landed in the parking lot of a business at Jefferson Street and North 1st Street. The 31 year old driver was uninjured. (Photo by Jim Knoll-CPD)

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APSU Assistant VP of academic affairs chosen as TBR Maxine Smith Fellow

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – After being nominated by the top two administrators at Austin Peay State University, the assistant vice president of academic affairs at APSU has been selected by the Tennessee Board of Regents as a Maxine Smith Fellow.

Dr. Brian Johnson will split his work duties between APSU and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) in Nashville, where he will work under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Rhoda, executive director of the THEC. Johnson, whose project will focus on the Complete College Tennessee Act, was nominated by APSU President Tim Hall and Dr. Tristan Denley, provost and vice president of academic affairs. «Read the rest of this article»

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Titans Name Mike Munchak Head Coach

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans have hired Mike Munchak to become the 16th head coach in franchise history and the first who was a former player for the team.

“This is a special day for this franchise as one of our former players takes over the team as the head coach,” said Titans Owner K.S. “Bud” Adams, Jr. “Mike has been successful at everything he has been associated with at our franchise and I have no reason to believe that he won’t be successful as our head coach. He earned Hall of Fame distinction as a player and yearly he has been one of the best offensive line coaches in the NFL. He understands where we have been and knows where we need to go.” «Read the rest of this article»

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