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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says Be an alert Chef this Holiday Season

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – For most of us, the holiday season represents a time for family festivities and good cheer. What few of us consider is that the holiday season is a time when there is an increased risk of home fires. Add to that the hectic nature of shopping, event planning, and meal preparation, and the chance for home fires grows even more.

“As everyone gets busier during the holidays, we often become rushed, distracted or tired,” says State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “That’s when home fires are more likely to occur, especially those in the kitchen.”

Holiday house fires can be prevented.

Holiday house fires can be prevented.

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APSU’s Tearra Banks earns second OVC Freshman of the Week honor

 

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball freshman center Tearra Banks has earned her second Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week honor, the league announced Monday.

Austin Peay Womens Basketball's Tearra Banks earns OVC honor (APSU Sports)

Austin Peay Womens Basketball’s Tearra Banks earns OVC honor (APSU Sports)

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Clarksville Transit System to provide Free Rides on Christmas Eve

 

Clarksville Transit System - CTSClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Transit System (CTS) will provide free transportation throughout the city on December 24th, 2013.

This includes rides to the Annual Warm Souls Christmas event hosted by Radical Mission Compassionate Ministries.

A Clarksville Transit System Bus

A Clarksville Transit System Bus

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Montgomery County Offices will be Closed for Christmas Holiday

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government Offices will be closed Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25th, 2013 for the Christmas holiday. Public Safety personnel will report as scheduled.

Montgomery County offices will reopen on Thursday, December 26th, 2013, at their normal business hours.

Have a safe and merry holiday season.

Children sat on the sleigh with Santa and told him about all the toys they wanted for Christmas at the Montgomery County Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Children sat on the sleigh with Santa and told him about all the toys they wanted for Christmas at the Montgomery County Tree Lighting Ceremony.

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City of Clarksville offices closed for Christmas Holiday

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is reminding everyone that all City of Clarksville offices will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24th and 25th, 2013, for the Christmas holiday.

The Lighting of the City of Clarksville's Christmas Tree

The Lighting of the City of Clarksville’s Christmas Tree

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Austin Peay State University, A Look Back at the year 2013

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When future generations look back on the history of Austin Peay State University, the year 2013 will likely be remembered as a pivotal time in the University’s development.

In the last 12 months, the campus has changed tremendously, both in terms of its layout and its notoriety. New, state-of-the-art buildings are welcoming new students, and even the President of the United States is talking about APSU.

As the University community looks ahead to another big year, here are some of the top stories that defined Austin Peay in 2013.

2013 at APSU

2013 at APSU

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Tennessee to receive grant to boost College Degree Completion Rates

 

Tennessee Board of RegentsNashville, TN – Tennessee was named one of only three states selected to receive a grant valued at $1 million to increase on-time college completion rates.

The grant supports the state’s higher education reform efforts that help students finish a degree in two years from a community college and in four years from a university, saving time and money, and ensuring a higher rate of success.

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Instant Peay Play: If Santa could bring gifts to the APSU Govs and Lady Govs

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN With the fall semester over and all Austin Peay athletic teams taking a break for the holidays, I was wondering what Govs and Lady Govs head coaches would ask Santa to bring and put under their trees.

APSU - Austin Peay State University Sports

APSU – Austin Peay State University Sports

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American Heart Association reports Anxiety linked to higher long-term risk of stroke

 

First study to link anxiety to a greater risk of stroke.

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – The greater your anxiety level, the higher your risk of having a stroke, according to new research published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

The study is the first in which researchers linked anxiety and stroke independent of other factors such as depression. Anxiety disorders are one of the most prevalent mental health problems. Symptoms include feeling unusually worried, stressed, nervous or tense.

Maya Lambiase, Ph.D., cardiovascular behavioral medicine researcher in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, in Pittsburgh, Penn.

Maya Lambiase, Ph.D., cardiovascular behavioral medicine researcher in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, in Pittsburgh, Penn.

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NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Team Upgrades Software, Checks Wheel Wear

 

Written by Guy Webster
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – The team operating NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has completed a software upgrade on the vehicle and is next planning a check of wear and tear on the rover’s wheels.

“Curiosity is now operating on version 11 of its flight software,” said Jim Erickson of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, project manager for the NASA Mars Science Laboratory Project, which operates Curiosity.

The left-front wheel of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover

The left-front wheel of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover shows dents and holes in this image taken during the 469th Martian day, or sol, of the rover’s work on Mars (Nov. 30, 2013). The image was taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera, which is mounted at the end of Curiosity’s robotic arm.

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