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Tennessee expands Early College Math Program Statewide


SAILS Initiative to focus on increasing college readiness

Tennessee Board of RegentsNashville, TN – A highly successful, cutting-edge high school math intervention program piloted in Chattanooga will be expanded to serve students statewide, according to an announcement by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and Tennessee Board of Regents.

The Seamless Alignment and Integration of Learning Support (SAILS) program, pioneered at Chattanooga State Community College, focuses on high school seniors who score below readiness benchmarks in mathematics by delivering college remediation prior to graduation from high school. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s Russ Shemberger wins overall male title at Triathlon in West Kentucky


Restore Performance MassageClarksville, TN – Russ Shemberger, a licensed sports massage therapist at Restore Performance Massage on Madison Street in Clarksville, won overall male in the first Twin Lakes Triathlon held Saturday, July 13th at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in Calvert City, KY.

Shemberger finished the 800-yard swim, 14-mile bike and 3.1-mile run in 1:13:30, posting the best time among a field of approximately 80 other triathletes.

Russ Shemberger wins Triathlon in West Kentucky

Russ Shemberger wins Triathlon in West Kentucky

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APSU Governors Football Game Times set for Tennessee, Vanderbilt contests


Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN – Game times for Austin Peay State University’s first two 2013 football contests have been determined.

Earlier Tuesday the Southeastern Conference announced its television schedule for the season’s first three weeks and with that came APSU’s game times at Tennessee (August 31st) and at Vanderbilt (September 7th).

Austin Peay State University Football

Austin Peay State University Football

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Clarksville Gas and Water Department announces Needmore Road Lane Closure Planned Tonight


Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Clarksville Gas and Water DepartmentClarksville, TN – A Clarksville Gas and Water construction crew will close the westbound lanes of Needmore Road between Union Hall Road and Trenton Road at 9:30pm tonight to repair a water main leak. «Read the rest of this article»

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Weekly Market Snapshot from Frazier Allen for the week of July 16th, 2013


Weekly Market Snapshot

Market Commentary by Scott J. Brown, Ph.D., Chief Economist

Scott J. Brown Ph.D., Chief Economist Raymond James Investment ServicesFed Chairman Bernanke said nothing new, but the markets interpreted his comments as “dovish.” In Q&A following a speech on the history of the Fed, Bernanke said that given the high level of joblessness and low inflation, “you can only conclude that a highly accommodative monetary policy is needed.”

He also conceded that “there is some prospective gradual change in the mix of instruments, but that shouldn’t be confused with the overall thrust of policy, which is highly accommodative.” That’s consistent with the Fed beginning to lower the rate of asset purchases later this year and maintaining low short-term interest rates for a long time (well into 2015).

The June 18th-19th FOMC minutes showed that “many members indicated that further improvement in the outlook for the labor market would be required before it would be appropriate to slow the pace of asset purchases.” However, “several members judged that a reduction in asset purchases would likely soon be warranted.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital now giving School and Sports Physicals


Blanchfield Army Hospital - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital says get ahead start of school and sports physicals for the next school year.

Make a same day appointment now or request a future appointment by calling in a telephone consultation request. A member of your clinic will call you back within three business days to make the future appointment. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police execute Search Warrant Early this Morning and find Crack Cocaine


Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department’s Special Operations Unit (SOU) and the Tactical Team executed a Narcotics Search Warrant in the early morning hours (5:45am) of July 13th, 2013.

The warrant was executed at 706 Peachers Drive Apartment #D, the residence of Phillip Anthony Monroe Jr. {AKA “Weezy”}.  Upon execution of the warrant agents discovered a felony amount of “Crack” cocaine and associated drug paraphernalia. «Read the rest of this article»

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Montgomery County announces RichEllen Park Groundbreaking Ceremony July 30th


Montgomery CountyMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government will host a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new RichEllen Park on Tuesday, July 30th at 9:00am.

The park is located in the Palmyra area of Montgomery County off Highway 149, approximately 2 miles past Hilltop Super Market. The public is invited to attend.

The park land consists of approximately 50 acres and was purchased in 2010 for the creation of a recreational facility.

A rendering of the RichEllen Park

A rendering of the RichEllen Park

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation reports Lettie Kendall Park Splash Pad temporarily closed


Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – Due to vandalism over the weekend, the splash pad feature at Lettie Kendall Park, located at 300 A Street, will be temporarily closed. The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department hopes to reopen the feature as soon as possible.

For more details on the Clarksville parks, please contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 931.645.7476 or visit

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Clarksville Gas and Water Department reports Wilson Road Lane Closure


Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Clarksville Gas and Water DepartmentClarksville, TN – A Clarksville Gas and Water construction crew has closed approximately 100 feet of the eastbound lane on Wilson Road closest to the Old Farmers Road intersection for natural gas line maintenance. The work is anticipated to be complete by 2:00pm.

The road is passable; however, motorists are advised to slow down and be alert to workers and equipment when approaching the work zone.

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