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Memphis Tigers’ threes too much for Austin Peay Governors Basketball

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsMemphis, TN – No. 21/22 Memphis connected on 15 three pointers, 11 in the first half, and ran away from Austin Peay State University, 91-60. Saturday night in non-conference basketball action played at the FedEx Forum.

The loss dropped the Governors to 0-9 on the season while Memphis improved to 4-2.

Melvin Baker takes it to the hoop Saturday Night against Memphis. Baker ended the game with 15 points. Austin Peay Basketball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Melvin Baker takes it to the hoop Saturday Night against Memphis. Baker ended the game with 15 points. Austin Peay Basketball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Second-half drought costs Austin Peay Lady Govs Basketball in loss to UAB

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team went without a field goal for over eight minutes in the second half and lost a 49-45 non-conference decision to UAB, Saturday night at the Dunn Center.

Neither team led by more than four points over the game’s first 30 minutes with the two teams exchanging the lead eight times. Austin Peay (2-5) tied the game for the sixth time on freshman Kristen Stainback’s three-pointer with 10:17 remaining.

Nicole Olszewski looks to pass the ball before UAB can set the trap Saturday Night at the Dunn Center. Austin Peay Basketball.

Nicole Olszewski looks to pass the ball before UAB can set the trap Saturday Night at the Dunn Center. Austin Peay Basketball.

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Decrease in Traffic Fatalities Over Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

 

Preliminary Figure Mark Fewest Fatalities on Record

Tennessee Department of SafetyNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security today announced a preliminary figure that indicated six people were killed during the 2011 Thanksgiving holiday weekend, compared to 16 fatalities during last year’s Thanksgiving Day holiday period.

If the 2011 preliminary number holds true, it will mark the lowest number of fatalities on record during the Thanksgiving holiday. Previously, the fewest number of vehicular fatalities was seven, which occurred during the 1983 Thanksgiving Day period.

2011 Thanksgiving Holiday Fatality Log

2011 Thanksgiving Holiday Fatality Log

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Clarksville Police will be out doing DUI and Saturation Patrols through the month of December

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – During the month of December, the Clarksville Police Department will be focusing on impaired driving. On December 9th, the department will host a multi-agency sobriety checkpoint on the 41A bypass near Gatlin Drive from 11:00pm to 2:00am.

The same night we will conduct an impaired driving saturation patrol throughout the City of Clarksville. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville High School’s Cooper dreams of winning state championship, thankful for opportunites she’s had

 

Clarksville High School senior will play for the Florida Gators next year. She takes a moment to speak with James D. Horne of the Clarksville Sports Network.

Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – Let’s just say Clarksville High School’s Chandler Cooper was always destined to play basketball.

She just got the added blessing of having a father, Al, who happened to play college basketball at Lipscomb and is a high school boys basketball coach at rival Northeast High School.

Chandler Cooper at practice.

Chandler Cooper at practice.

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Clarksville Montgomery County School System Graduation Rate continues to Climb

 

State Report Card Released

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School SystemMontgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System overall is performing well based on data released today in the Tennessee 2011 Report Card. Among the high points of the data is the system’s continued improvement of its high school graduation rate at 93.5 percent. The chart can be found here.

“This school system, hand in hand with the community, has had a focused determination on improving the numbers of students graduating. We are seeing the fruits of our labor as we have moved from a rate of 76 percent in 2004 to where we are today,” according to Director of Schools Mike Harris. “It’s nice to drive into town and see the signs proclaiming ‘100% Graduation is Clarksville’s Business’ and know there is merit behind the words.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Battlefield 3 Takes the Fight Back to Karkand

 

First Expansion Pack for EA’s Award-Winning Shooter Coming December 6th to PlayStation 3, December 13th to Xbox 360 and PC

Electronic ArtsRedwood City, CA – DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced that Battlefield 3™: Back to Karkand, the first digital expansion pack for the critically acclaimed Battlefield 3, will be available December 6th for download on the PlayStation®Network and December 13th on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace and the PC.

Building on the biggest launch in EA history, Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand is a full-feature digital expansion pack giving gamers more of the explosive multiplayer that Joystiq.com called “mesmerizing,” and gameplay that has won over 60 industry awards and continues to delight gamers across the globe in what Seth Schiesel of The New York Times declares, “the most visually realistic shooter on the market.”

Battlefield 3 expansion pack

Battlefield 3 expansion pack

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K-9 Investment pays big dividends for the Clarksville Police Department

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department K-9 section recently returned from attending a 6 week Police Handler Trainer Course at Southern Police Canine, Inc. which operates a 27 acre training facility, 35 miles east of Raleigh, North Carolina.

They met up with two new police dogs Karma and Solo. The dogs had undergone two full months of training on how to be a police canine prior to being joined up with their Clarksville Police Department handlers officers Joey Scruggs and Officer Ben Blackmon for additional training.

A Clarksville Police Department K-9 corners a suspect who stands inside a cage for his protection

A Clarksville Police Department K-9 corners a suspect who stands inside a cage for his protection

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Two tournaments, Oklahoma highlight Austin Peay Lady Govs’ 2012 Softball Schedule

 

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team will play in two in-season tournaments, as well as square off against 2011 Women’s College World Series participant Oklahoma to highlight its 2012 schedule.

Oklahoma is one of four teams the Lady Govs will play in 2012 that competed in last spring’s NCAA Tournament, while playing in the Kennesaw State and Tulsa tournaments in the season’s first three weeks.

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

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

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Bastogne’s artillery visits Saint Edwards School

 

Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Jeffersontown, KY – Twenty-eight soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, visited Saint Edwards School, November 29th.

Lt. Col. Matthew Stader, battalion commander, said that his unit has been linked with the school since 2003.

“I’m the fourth battalion commander that’s been part of this relationship with the St. Edwards School and Jeffersontown,” said Stader. “What the community does is sponsor the battalion for at least eight years now.”

Jonah Gelhaust, a 6th grader at Saint Edwards School here, laughs while trying on the body armor and helmet of one of the soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team Nov. 29th. The soldiers visited the school in order to build a relationship with it and the kids. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

Jonah Gelhaust, a 6th grader at Saint Edwards School here, laughs while trying on the body armor and helmet of one of the soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team Nov. 29th. The soldiers visited the school in order to build a relationship with it and the kids. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

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