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APSU Governors Basketball loses to Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks in Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSULas Vegas, NV – Stephen F. Austin advanced to the third round of last March’s NCAA basketball tournament. Austin Peay State University found out why Friday.

The Lumberjacks, who return most of their players from a 32-winn 2013-14 team, shot 63 percent from the floor while limiting the Governors to only 42 percent shooting as APSU fell 83-62 in the upper division title game of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational.

Khalil Davis named to all-tourney team after 25-point effort (Brad Kirtley/APSU Sports Information)

Khalil Davis named to all-tourney team after 25-point effort (Brad Kirtley/APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Women’s Basketball fails comeback against Southern Miss

 

Written by Cody Bush
APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUHattiesburg, MS – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team dominated the bulk of action but a nine minute span in the first half proved its undoing in a 80-71 nonconference loss to Southern Miss, Friday afternoon, at Reed Green Coliseum.

Austin Peay Lady Govs comeback falls short in loss to Southern Miss (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Lady Govs comeback falls short in loss to Southern Miss (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Veterans Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month

 

Written by Shannon Collins
DoDNews Features

United States Department of Defense - DoDWashington, D.C. – In a proclamation, President Barack Obama said November is National Native American Heritage Month in honor of American Indians and Alaska Natives from hundreds of tribes who have shaped our national life.

He said their spirit and many contributions continue to enrich our communities and strengthen our country. During this heritage month, we honor their legacy.

Veterans from World War II to Operation Iraqi Freedom were welcomed into the ceremonial circle during the Veteran's Roll Call at the Native American Veterans Association's Annual Veterans Appreciation and Heritage Day Pow Wow in South Gate, Calif., Nov. 8th and 9th. More than 4,000 veterans represented their tribes and their respective military branches with inter-tribal music, dancing, arts and crafts and storytelling during the two-day event. (Marvin Lynchard/Department of Defense)

Veterans from World War II to Operation Iraqi Freedom were welcomed into the ceremonial circle during the Veteran’s Roll Call at the Native American Veterans Association’s Annual Veterans Appreciation and Heritage Day Pow Wow in South Gate, Calif., Nov. 8th and 9th. More than 4,000 veterans represented their tribes and their respective military branches with inter-tribal music, dancing, arts and crafts and storytelling during the two-day event. (Marvin Lynchard/Department of Defense)

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Gateway Chamber Orchestra’s Winter Baroque set for December 7th

 

Popular holiday concert ushers in the holiday season

Gateway Chamber OrchestraClarksville, TN – The Gateway Chamber Orchestra presents Winter Baroque, Sunday, December 7th, at 3:00pm at the Madison Street United Methodist Church in Clarksville, TN.

Gregory Wolynec directing the Gateway Chamber Orchestra

Gregory Wolynec directing the Gateway Chamber Orchestra

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal gives Tennesseans Tips to Heat Homes Safely

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Tennessee State Fire Marshal Gary West is reminding Tennesseans to keep fire safety in mind as they heat their homes this winter season. As temperatures dip, it is important to know the proper way to use different methods of heating.

“The colder weather means many people will begin to heat their homes with fireplaces, woodstoves, and space heaters,” said West. “Cold weather months typically have a higher number of accidental fire injuries and deaths due to the use of these alternate heat sources.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Manna Café joins with #GivingTuesday

 

Manna Café MinistriesClarksville, TN – Manna Café has joined the national #GivingTuesday movement to encourage spending with a purpose.

#GivingTuesday inspires personal philanthropy and encourages bigger, better and smarter charitable giving during the holiday season. «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA says this Holiday Season Shoppers Plan to Spend More on Gifts

 

AAATampa, FL – Retailers are preparing for a busy holiday shopping season as ninety-one percent of consumers plan on purchasing gifts this year, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ Holiday Shopping survey.

Nearly one in three shoppers (28%) will wait until the final two weeks of November to purchase their gifts. Twenty-four percent of people began their holiday shopping before November, taking advantage of early retail discounts, while the remaining consumers (29%) will wait until December to purchase gifts. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation reports Santa Claus to visit Indoor Aquatic Center for Swim with Santa

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – This year your child can swim with Santa at the Indoor Aquatic Center! Santa will be visiting the pool, located at 166 Cunningham Lane, on Saturday, December 13th from 2:00pm until 4:00pm.

Swim with Santa

Swim with Santa

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Nashville Zoo Supporters Match City of Nashville’s $10M Gift

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Nashville Zoo is proud to announce that it has matched the City of Nashville’s $10M investment challenge. As a thank you to the city, the Zoo will be offering a Buy-One-Get-One free admission promotion to all guests Sunday December 7th through Friday, December 12th, as well as complimentary popcorn and hot chocolate.

Nashville’s $10 million investment in the Zoo was approved earlier this year as part of the city’s capital funding budget and was contingent upon the Zoo’s ability to match the funds with privately raised funds.

Nashville Zoo matches City of Nashville’s $10M investment challenge.

Nashville Zoo matches City of Nashville’s $10M investment challenge.

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Austin Peay State University’s Lisa Maddox-Vinson recognized as early childhood education advocate

 
Lisa Maddox-Vinson

Lisa Maddox-Vinson

APSU LogoClarksville, TN – Lisa Maddox-Vinson has earned a reputation over the years as a dedicated advocate for educating young children. She currently works as a coordinator with the Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA) at Austin Peay State University, and she is on the executive board for the Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children (TAEYC).

Last month, her reputation caught up with her while she was attending the TAEYC State Conference in Chattanooga. At the meeting, Maddox-Vinson was named the association’s 2014 Outstanding Member. She received the most nominations in the history of this award. «Read the rest of this article»

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