Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
Camp Marmal, Afghanistan – For many, the idea of taking a math class seems something more out of a nightmare or a torture devised by an educational system that has a vendetta against them.
For soldiers in 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Ready, it’s not a nightmare, it’s an opportunity.
Spc. Vineeth Amaram, D Company, 5-158, TF Ready production control database administrator, a native of Hyderabad, India, the opportunity is slightly different. With two years in the Army and on his first deployment, he is the instructor for the math 103 offered at Camp Marmal, Balkh Province, Afghanistan.
APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Basketball
Jonesboro, AR – For the second straight game Austin Peay State University shot 50 percent from the floor. For the second straight game, the Governors shot better than 58 percent from three-point range. And for the second straight game APSU was handed a double-digit loss.
Why? For the second straight game APSU committed an unsightly 28 turnovers.
Clarksville TN – There are no words to describe the events of last week. The senseless killings of innocent children, at Christmas, is something that I don’t think any of us ever “get over.” But with the dominance of social media in our lives, this tragedy has the opportunity to tear each of us, and our friends and family, apart.
It didn’t take long after the news broke in Newtown Connecticut for both sides of the gun debate to find it’s way on Facebook and Twitter. I saw some pretty offensive “posts” in my thread, and some very irresponsible comments by politicians on the national stage, using this tragedy to “politicize” their agenda. «Read the rest of this article»
Austin Peay Lady Govs (3-6, 0-0 OVC) at Arkansas State (2-7, 1-1 SBC)
Monday, December 17th, 2012 | Tipoff: 7:05pm (CT)
Jonesboro, AR – Austin Peay women’s basketball team returns to action following an eight-day break when it meets Arkansas State in a 7:05pm, Monday contest the Convocation Center.
Fort Campbell, KY – Outdoor Recreation Adventure Programs has some great activities during the month of January to help you with your New Year’s resolution to be more active! They start the month of January with a Jack Daniels Distillery Tour on January 5th from 9:00am to 3:00pm.
You must be at least 21 years old to join them on this tour. The cost is $25.00 and this includes your transportation. Spend the afternoon in Lynchburg, TN where you will visit the historic Jack Daniels Distillery for a tour. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Standing on the long front porch, Austin Peay State University President Tim Hall peeked through a window to the inside of a house that now belongs to the APSU Foundation.
On December 11th, Heritage Bank President Keith Bennett presented Hall with the deed to 1220 Madison Street, located across the street from McReynolds-Nave and Larson Funeral Home in the historic district.
Tennessee Titans (4-9) vs. New York Jets (6-7)
Monday, December 17th, 2012 • 7:30pm CT
Nashville, TN – This week the national spotlight descends upon Tennessee as the Titans (4-9) host the New York Jets (6-7) on Monday Night Football. Kickoff at LP Field (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for 7:30pm CT on Monday, December 17th.
This week’s game will be televised to a national audience on ESPN. Mike Tirico will handle play-by-play duties while Jon Gruden provides analysis. Lisa Salters will be the sideline reporter. In the Nashville market, the ESPN broadcast will be carried by News 2 WKRN. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – It would be wonderful if we all had a warm cozy grandmother’s house to go to for the holidays. But, we know that “home for the holidays” is not really about a place, but about being with family and friends.
In the South, we are all about planning what we’re going to eat, but the food represents so much more to us. It’s about the long-standing traditions of gathering to share the bounty of the table and reconnect with loved ones.
Bill Larson and Officer Jim Knoll of the Clarksville Police Department contributed to this story.
Clarksville, TN – On December 15th, 2012, the Clarksville Department in conjunction with the Clarksville Police Union and Fraternal Order of Police made the holidays much brighter for 210 local children by sponsoring the children to a holiday shopping spree at one of the three area, Walmart Supercenter’s. The Police Union and Fraternal Order of Police spent over $20,000 to ensure these kids would have a Christmas to remember.
“In these tough economic times when we have so many parents being laid off or losing their jobs as companies downsize; for some of these children, this will be their only Christmas,” said Tyler Barrett, President of the Clarksville Police Union. “We reached out to these families and try to assist them and make sure that their children are able to have the Christmas they deserve.”
Clarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.
This weeks highlights include:
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