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Tennessee Fire Marshal reports Tennessee Fire Death Rate Hits New Low In 2015

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – For the second consecutive year, Tennessee fire deaths decreased to a new state-record low while the number of lives saved by smoke alarms installed by the state’s fire departments continues to climb.

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) announces today that fewer unintentional structure fire fatalities occurred in 2015 than in any year in recorded Tennessee history, including a milestone year achieved last year.

Seventy-two (72) people died in accidental home fires across the state in 2015 — down from 76 fatalities in 2014. Both years were record-breaking improvements compared to 2013’s fire fatality total of 100.

Tennessee fire deaths have decreased for the second straight year.

Tennessee fire deaths have decreased for the second straight year.

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UT Vols Basketball gets 84-77 upset win over No. 20 Kentucky Wildcats Wednesday night

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Once down 21 points, the Tennessee Volunteers rallied to earn a 84-77 victory over No. 20 Kentucky in the 219th meeting between the two schools Tuesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Kevin Punter Jr., the Southeastern Conference’s second-leading scorer, led the Vols with 27 points, including hitting 11-of-12 from the free throw line. Fellow senior Armani Moore scored 18 pints and pulled down a team-high 13 rebounds. Detrick Mostella had 13 points while Admiral Schofield added 11.

Tennessee Volunteers guard Robert Hubbs III (3) moves the ball against Kentucky Wildcats guard Isaiah Briscoe (13) during the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers guard Robert Hubbs III (3) moves the ball against Kentucky Wildcats guard Isaiah Briscoe (13) during the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Wind Advisory until midnight Tuesday

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) reports a strong front will move into the Clarksville-Montgomery County area and the mid state this evening, Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016. As the front approaches, sustained winds will reach 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 40 to 50 mph. The winds are expected to drop off late tonight after the front and thunderstorms move through the area.

A wind advisory means that winds over 35 mph are expected. Secure loose objects and prepare for possible power outages. Exercise caution while driving.

Wind Advisory issued for Clarksville-Montgomery County until midnight, Tuesday, February 2nd.

Wind Advisory issued for Clarksville-Montgomery County until midnight, Tuesday, February 2nd.

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Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Amy Wright to publish four books in 2016

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University Associate Professor of Creative Writing Dr. Amy Wright is preparing for a busy 2016, as the poet, author and teacher will publish four collections of her writing, including her fifth chapbook, “Wherever The Land Is.”

A series of nonfiction essays comprised of the author’s research into work, loss, Emily Dickinson, and entomophagy, or the human consumption of insects, “Wherever The Land Is” explores a possible answer to humanity’s growing need for food sources.

Austin Peay State University Associate Professor of Creative Writing Dr. Amy Wright

Austin Peay State University Associate Professor of Creative Writing Dr. Amy Wright

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Montgomery Central Little League registration for 2016 going on now

 

Montgomery Central Little LeagueCunningham, TN – The Montgomery Central Little League is holding registration for the 2016 season. Kids ages 4-18 years old can be registered for Baseball and Girls Softball.

Games will be held at the new RichEllen Park located at 1466 Highway 149.

The next registration will be held at Pages Sporting Goods located on Madison Street right beside Firehouse Subs from 9:00am until 12:00pm.

Montgomery Central Little League games will be held at the new RichEllen Park.

Montgomery Central Little League games will be held at the new RichEllen Park.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Elementary School students being held at schools until storm passes

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – Clarksville-Montgomery County Elementary School students are being held at schools until the severe weather passes through the area.

Also, all afternoon school activities have been canceled.

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APSU Lady Govs Basketball travels to UT Martin Skyhawks, Wednesday

 

Austin Peay (7-15/5-4 OVC) at UT Martin (14-7/7-1 OVC)

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 | 6:00pm CT
Martin, TN | Elam Center

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUMartin, TN – Seeking to end its two-game losing streak, Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team will square off against defending OVC Champion UT Martin in a 6:00pm, Wednesday contest at the Elam Center.

The Governors are amidst a four-game road trip, which they started with a 71-69 loss at Southeast Missouri, Saturday.

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Tornado Warning issued for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Nashville has issued a tornado warning for Southern Montgomery County in Middle Tennessee, Eastern Houston County in Middle Tennessee, and Northwestern Dickson County in Middle Tennessee until 4:00pm CST.

At 3:28pm CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Erin moving northeast at 60 mph. Radar indicates rotation, impact.

Clarksville-Montgomery County under Tornado Warning until 4:00pm CST today.

Clarksville-Montgomery County under Tornado Warning until 4:00pm CST today.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Tornado Watch today until 7:00pm

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NW) in Nashville, Tennessee has issued a Tornado Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee until 7:00pm CT.

A tornado watch means weather conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms that are capable of producing tornadoes.

A Tornado Watch has been issued for Clarksville-Montgomery County Tuesday, February 2nd, until 7:00pm CT tonight.

A Tornado Watch has been issued for Clarksville-Montgomery County Tuesday, February 2nd, until 7:00pm CT tonight.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation currently taking registrations for Youth Recreation Leagues

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Registration for the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Youth Recreation Leagues is underway. Participants can register now through March 28th at any of our three community centers, the Parks and Recreation office as well as online at www.cityofclarksville.com/parksrec

The baseball, softball and t-ball leagues are open to youth ages 5 to 14. For first time participants, birth certificates are required at time of registration to verify the child’s age.

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