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Hoping to pursue athletics administration future, Roberts resigns as football Govs running backs coach

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Josh Roberts, who served as Austin Peay State University’s running backs coach since 2006, has resigned his position to pursue further education endeavors.

The Clarksville native has indicated he is planning to return to school to pursue an athletics administration future.

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(Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Powered for Life Youth Career Development Program

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Every kid has a dream….but for many, their dreams are dying.  Today, 20% of young people live in poverty.  In many of our neighborhoods, dropout rates exceed 50%.  Drop outs are 8 times more likely to go to prison than those who stay in school.

What can we do?  How can we stem the tide?  What will reach the next generation to instill in them hope and purpose for a bright tomorrow?  How might we keep them motivated? «Read the rest of this article»

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ACS Family Advocacy Program 1, 2, 3, 4 Parents! Workshop

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Children ages one through four are at a vital point in their development and can learn habits or skills that can last the rest of their lives. As parents, it is our job to ensure that we provide our children with age appropriate knowledge that will help them excel when they are older.

ACS Family Advocacy Program presents 1, 2, 3, 4 Parents; a three session workshop for parents of children ages one through four. This workshop discusses ages and stages, discipline skills, avoiding accidents and problems, choices and consequences, and encouragement. The upcoming workshop takes place from 9:00am until 11:00am, with session one occurring on May 9th, session two on May 13th, and session three on May 17th. «Read the rest of this article»

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Jake Locker Introduction Press Conference

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Tennessee Titans General Manager Mike Reinfeldt’s opening comments to start the press conference.

I want to thank everybody for coming today.  We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce our first-round draft pick—Jake Locker, University of Washington.  We are really excited and pleased to have him be a member of the Tennessee Titans. 

With that, I’d like to open it up for questions. «Read the rest of this article»

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Showdown on the Cumberland dominated by Lady Govs track

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s track and field won the inaugural Showdown on the Cumberland with a 90 team score, Friday, at Governors Stadium. Tennessee Tech finished second with 65 points, while Murray State came in third with 64.

As a final tune-up prior to the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships, hosted by Murray State, beginning Friday, the Showdown on the Cumberland proved to be an exciting, yet comfortable event for all three teams.

APSU Track and Field (Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Track and Field (Austin Peay Sports Information)

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The Red Cross Responds to Tennessee Floods and Tornadoes

 

American Red CrossClarksville, TN – After days of storms, tornadoes, and floods, residents of Tennessee are left in the trail of destruction. With little notice, many residents of Tennessee were inundated with tornadoes as others were forced to evacuate, saving only as much as they could carry, and must wait anxiously to return until the water levels recede to a safe level. As hundreds of homes are affected by the tornadoes, the floods will affect additional homes. The storms left hundreds of thousands of people without power.

Red Cross volunteers deliver meals to emergency workers and volunteers helping with debris clean-up in between storms. (Beth Ferguson/American Red Cross)

Red Cross volunteers deliver meals to emergency workers and volunteers helping with debris clean-up in between storms. (Beth Ferguson/American Red Cross)

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Tennessee Titans select Akeem Ayers in the 2nd round with the 39th pick of the NFL Draft

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennesee Titans take UCLA Outside Linebacker Akeem Ayers, Thursday, in 2nd round of the NFL Draft. Ayers is 6 feet 1, 255 pounds. He was the 39th player selected.

On the field, he has shown great athletic ability and the ability to make momentum-shifting plays. He did have a poor showing at the NFL combine, where he was clocked at 4.8 in the 40.

Outside Linebacker Akeem AyersHowever, his big play making abilites are too tantalizing to ignore. Despite being slowed down by toe and shoulder injuries, Ayers was third on the Bruins in tackles, had four sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries.

In his junior year, he had six sacks, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries as well as scoring three touchdowns.

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Lady Govs make season’s final road trip to face Golden Eagles

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team makes its season’s final road trip this weekend to face Tennessee Tech in a three-game Ohio Valley Conference series.

The series opens with a, 1:00pm, Saturday doubleheader at the TTU Softball Field and concludes Sunday with a 1:00pm, single game.

APSU Women's Softball. (Mateen Sidiq/Austin Peay)

APSU Women's Softball. (Mateen Sidiq/Austin Peay)

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Travis Russell signs Basketball Scholarship with Bethel University

 

The Clarksville AcademyClarksville, TN – Clarksville Academy, a Pre-K through 12th grade private college preparatory school, is pleased to announce the signing of Travis Russell to Bethel University in McKenzie, TN. Travis has played basketball at CA for the past 2 years and was a part of the 2010 Class 10A Basketball team.

Travis not only received a partial basketball scholarship, but also received an academic scholarship. Head of Schools Kay Drew, “Travis’ success on the court is what put him on Bethel’s list of prospects, but his success in the classroom is what helped him secure a full scholarship. We couldn’t be more proud of Travis and his success.” Travis will report to Bethel in August and take on the new role of Wildcat.

Travis Russell signs Basketball Scholarship with Bethel University

Travis Russell signs Basketball Scholarship with Bethel University

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Road Closures Updated Report

 

Montgomery CountyMontgomery County, TN – As of this morning, there are several roadways that are closed due to high water. Use caution around roads with water flowing over them.

The Cumberland River and Red River crested Thursday morning. The Cumberland River is currently at 45.3 feet, which is now below the flood level of 46 feet. Water levels are expected to remain at or near flood stage until Saturday, around 11:00am at which time it will start receding. It is expected to be below 40 feet by Sunday at 8:00pm.

The following are the current road closures for the Clarksville Montgomery County area. «Read the rest of this article»

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