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21st Sandhill Crane Festival coming up on January 14th-15th


Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The TWRA is among those organizations set to host the 2012 Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival to be held on January 14th-15th at the Hiwassee Refuge. This is the 21st anniversary of the event.

The Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival is a celebration of the thousands of sandhill cranes that migrate through or spend the winter on and around the Hiwassee Refuge in Birchwood as well as an opportunity to focus attention on the rich wildlife heritage of the state and the Native American history of the area.

Other sponsors for the free family event are the Tennessee Ornithological Society, and the Mapp Foundation in partnership with the Birchwood Community, the Birchwood School, the Cherokee Removal Memorial, Meigs and Rhea County Tourism. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball to open OVC season at Eastern Kentucky


APSU Sports Information: Austin Peay Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsRichmond, KY – The first two months of the 2011-12 season aren’t exactly what Austin Peay’s basketball team had in mind.

Preseason favorites to win the Ohio Valley Conference, the Governors opened the season with nine consecutive losses. Injuries have played a part along the way. The Govs saw center John Fraley go down with a concussion in the opener and miss the next nine games. As he was coming back, preseason All-OVC forward Anthony Campbell went down for the season with a knee injury for a second straight year.

APSU Basketball. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

APSU Basketball. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Tennesseans are reminded to Submit Applications for qualifying Energy Star Appliance Rebates


Deadline for First-Come, First-Served Rebates is January 14th, 2012
The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Energy Efficiency Appliance Rebates are still available for qualifying Energy Star® room air conditioners, central air conditioners, air source heat pumps and gas furnaces, but time is quickly running out. 

All applications must be postmarked by January 14th, 2012. Appliances purchased since April 22nd, 2010 are eligible for a rebate debit card on a first-come, first-served basis. «Read the rest of this article»

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Man Detains Three Vehicle Burglars Until Police Arrive


Clarksville Police Department

Clarksville, TN – On December 27th, 2011, a little after midnight, Joseph Demille, 29, of Summerhaven Road, called 911 about three teenagers that appeared to be scoping out houses and attempting to break into vehicles on Lamont Court.

The initial attention-getter for the Demille was the activation of the security light in his yard and noises outside. When he looked outside, he saw three men near his vehicle. He called 911, but the men departed his yard prior to Police arrival. He followed the men so he could update Police on their location.

Dylan Engle and Mathew Merrill

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Progress Being Made on New Land Between the Lakes Bike Trail and Hiking Trail


Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area recently welcomed a crew from Trails Unlimited to carry on construction of the new biking and hiking trail that parallels US68/KY80. The continuation of this new trail is a mitigation project for the newly constructed four-lane highway through LBL.

The new 8.5 miles of trail will include 12 bridges and 6,000 tons of surfacing stone made of manufactured sand from the Canton Quarry.  LBL invites everyone to enjoy the 3 miles of paved trail already completed from Lake Barkley west to Road 160.  Completion of the new trail is tentatively planned for March of 2012 (weather permitting). «Read the rest of this article»

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Volunteer to Career – Resume Building Class


Morale, Welfare and RecreationVolunteer to Career - Resume Building ClassFort Campbell, KY – Do you volunteer and are wondering how to fit your volunteer experience into your resume? The ACS Army Volunteer Corps is offering a “Volunteer to Career Resume Building” class for those who want to know how to incorporate your volunteer experience into your resume.

Class will be held on February 21st, from 9:00am until 10:30am at the Family Resource Center (FRC). Stick around after the class and attend the Volunteer Recruitment Fair.

For more information or to register for the volunteer resume class, please contact Becki Mastrian, Fort Campbell Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator, at 270.956.2934 or via email at .

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Tennessee State Parks Kick Off 75th Anniversary with First Hikes of the New Year


Tennessee State Parks 75th AnniversaryNashville, TN – The year 2012 marks Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary and to kick off this year-long commemoration, each state park will host its own special hike in the first few days of the New Year.

“We are very excited to announce Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary and felt this series of First Hikes would be a fitting way to commence the various celebrations slated throughout the year and across the state,” said Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau. “Following the old Gaelic tradition of ‘first footing,’ the First Hikes are meant to encourage all Tennesseans to hit the trail and get 2012 started on the right foot.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Custom House Museum January 2012 Exhibits and Activities


The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

In the month of January, the Museum will feature Richard LeFevre: The Civil War Series, Assemblages: The Art of Sandra Paynter Washburn, “Snowflake Special” Model Trains, Sunday Family Fun – “Indoor Bird Watching” and so much more.

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

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12 Ways To Get Fit With Your Kids in 2012


Wake Forest UniversityWinston-Salem, NC – This year, make sure your New Year’s fitness resolution includes your kids. Doing so  could make working out and losing weight a lot more fun, according to  fitness expert Michael Berry.

Berry, director of the Human Performance Laboratory at Wake Forest University, said fitness with the kids must include more than a  predictable schedule. You must engage the kids and even make exercise a little unusual to get them excited about working out. «Read the rest of this article»

Clarksville Transit System offers “Operation Safe Ride”


Clarksville Transit SystemClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Transit System will offer “Operation Safe Ride” on New Year’s Eve again this year.

The free service is open to anyone who is too impaired to drive home. People who live within the city’s limits can call for a ride between the hours of 11:00pm and 4:00am for a ride home. «Read the rest of this article»

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