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Tennessee Governor’s Health and Wellness Task Force to Tackle Obesity

 

Nearly One in Three Adult Tennesseans Obese

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced that tackling obesity will be the focus of the Governor’s Health and Wellness Task Force.

More than 1.5 million adult Tennesseans – or nearly 32 percent – are obese, according to the America Health Rankings report, and data from 2009 showed nearly 30 percent of K-12 schoolchildren surveyed are overweight or obese. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police extradite Homicide Suspect from North Carolina

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On March 3rd, 2012, Clarksville Police officers responded to a shots fired call at Building 6, 1523 Nolen Road. When officers entered the apartment they found Shardae Wright deceased in the bathtub from gunshot wounds. The suspect in the shooting, Nicholas Rico Durant fled the area and was later picked up by the North Carolina Highway Patrol around 10:00am.

On March 9th, 2012, around 2:45pm, Nicholas Rico Durant was extradited from North Carolina. He was booked into the Montgomery County Jail and charged with the death of Shardae Wright.

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Clarksville High School’s Lady Wildcats’ dream comes to an end with 49-45 loss to Science Hill

 

Clarksville Sports NetworkMurfreesboro, TN – Some times things just don’t go the way you want them.

For the past four years, Clarksville High Girls Basketbal”s only goal was to win the Class AAA State Basketball Championship and it was special dream for the Lady Wildcats’ five starters who are all moving on to play Division I basketball next year with Bashaara Graves going to Tennessee, Tiasha Gray to Austin Peay, Chandler Cooper to Florida, Tia Nicholson to Tennessee Tech and Jessy Ward to Mississippi State.

Bashaara Graves walks to the bench after Clarksville High School Girl's Basketball goes down and loses to Science Hill 49-45 in the state semifinals. Lady Wildcats end the season 37-1.

Bashaara Graves walks to the bench after Clarksville High School Girl's Basketball goes down and loses to Science Hill 49-45 in the state semifinals. Lady Wildcats end the season 37-1.

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Austin Peay Lady Govs Outdoor Track and Field opens at Coastal Carolina

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team begins the outdoor season at the Coastal Carolina Invite, this weekend, at Doug Shaw Stadium in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Fort Campbell’s Guenette Arts and Crafts Center’s Framing Classes New Hours

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Beginning April 1st, the Guenette Arts and Crafts Center  will offer Framing classes on Tuesdays, from 12:00pm to 3:30pm, and Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 4:00pm. Patrons can learn how to frame their own artwork and pictures.

The Guenette Center is equipped with a full stock of mat board colors and frame styles as well as glass, mat cutters, frame choppers and v-nailers. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball to participate in 2012 Cancun Challenge

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team will participate in the 2012 Men’s Cancun Challenge in November.

The tournament field will include eight teams, divided into two divisions. Austin Peay will play in Mayan Division along with Gardner-Webb, Howard and Western Carolina. The Riviera Division will be comprised of DePaul, Iowa, Western Kentucky and Wichita State.

Austin Peay Governors Basketball to play in the 2012 Men's Cancun Challenge

Austin Peay Governors Basketball to play in the 2012 Men's Cancun Challenge

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal reminds Tennesseans to replace Smoke Alarm Batteries as you Spring Forward

 

‘Change your clock, change your battery’ for daylight saving time

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – As clocks move ahead this weekend for daylight saving time, Tennessee State Fire Marshal and Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak would like to remind Tennesseans to change their homes’ smoke alarm batteries, as well.

“ ‘Change your clock, change your battery’ is an easy phrase to remember and practice when you update your clocks this weekend,” says McPeak. “Smoke alarms, even those that are hard-wired, should have their batteries replaced regularly and tested monthly to ensure you have the protection you need,” McPeak says. “Use this time to protect your home and family.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay Lady Govs Softball hosts Tennessee Tech to open Ohio Valley Conference play

 

APSU Sports: Ausitn Peay Softball

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team will open the Ohio Valley Conference part of its schedule this weekend as Tennessee Tech comes to town for a three-game series at Cheryl Holt Field.

The two teams will open the series with a 1:00pm, Saturday doubleheader, followed by a Sunday single game at the same time.

Austin Peay Women's Softball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women's Softball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Land Between the Lakes temporarily closes Turkey Bay Off Highway Vehicle Area

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area is temporarily closed, as of March 9th, due to receiving nearly 4 inches of rainfall in a 24-hour period resulting in extremely saturated soil conditions.  Turkey Bay staff will re-evaluate trail conditions as the weather improves.

Turkey Bay staff strongly encourages users to “Call Before You Haul” to check current trail conditions at 270.924.2000, option 3, or visit us on the web at www.lbl.org, then click on Alerts & Notices on the left side of the page. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Combat Aviation Brigade trains at Fort Carson

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Carson, CO – This Army installation tucked into the Rocky Mountains, hosted Task Force Eagle Assault, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division for High Altitude Mountainous Environment Training. This is training that is now required of all aviation units preparing to deploy to Afghanistan.

This rotation yielded new and old challenges to TF Eagle Assault command and pilots. This training precedes the arrival of 13th Combat Aviation Brigade to Fort Carson, CO, by mere months. Some in the local communities and activist groups clamored to stop the arrival of 13th CAB because of fears of damage to the environment and potential degradation to the quality of life in the areas surrounding Fort Carson, CO.

A UH-60 Black Hawk medevac helicopter with Task Force Eagle Assault, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, lifts front wheels off the ground during a rolling takeoff on a confined hilltop at Fort Carson, CO during Task Force Eagle Assault's rotation to high altitude mountainous environment training, Feb. 20th, 2012. (Photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

A UH-60 Black Hawk medevac helicopter with Task Force Eagle Assault, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, lifts front wheels off the ground during a rolling takeoff on a confined hilltop at Fort Carson, CO during Task Force Eagle Assault's rotation to high altitude mountainous environment training, Feb. 20th, 2012. (Photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

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