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Tennessee State Fire Marshal Encourages everyone to Candle with Care

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Decorative and fragranced candles are a popular piece of home décor, but they are also a major concern with fire service professionals and other safety organizations. When used improperly, candles have caused loss of life, injury, and significant property damage. The State Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind Tennesseans to use candles with care.

“Last year, Tennessee fire departments responded to 63 home structure fires that were started by candles,” said Gary West, Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Deputy Commissioner for Fire Prevention. “These fires caused nearly $4 million in direct property damage, all of which could have been prevented with just a few cautionary steps.”

Tennessee State Fire Marshal urges caution when using decorative and fragranced candles.

Tennessee State Fire Marshal urges caution when using decorative and fragranced candles.

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#24/RV UT Lady Vols take on Ole Miss Rebels at Thompson-Bowlng Arena, Thursday

 

#24/RV Tennessee (15-10, 6-6 SEC) vs. Ole Miss Rebels (10-15, 2-10 SEC)

Thursday, February 19th, 2016 | 7:01pm ET/6:01pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The #24/RV Lady Vols (15-10, 6-6 SEC) will play Ole Miss (10-15, 2-10 SEC) in the “Live Pink, Bleed Orange” breast cancer awareness game on Thursday. Tipoff is slated for 7:00pm ET/6:00pm CT at Thompson-Boling Arena and the game will be broadcast online on SECN+ and WatchESPN.

The Tennessee and Ole Miss women’s basketball teams will forego their familiar school colors and don a different shade on Thursday night, as the teams participate in the “Live Pink, Bleed Orange” breast cancer awareness game at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Tennessee Women's Basketball will play Ole Miss in the "Live Pink, Bleed Orange" breast cancer awareness game on Thursday. (UT Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System update on makeup days

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – As part of the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System inclement weather makeup plan, Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools will make Friday, February 26th a regular school day and will not have early dismissal that day.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools will make Friday, February 26th a regular school day as part of the inclement weather makeup plan.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools will make Friday, February 26th a regular school day as part of the inclement weather makeup plan.

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Austin Peay State University adds Carter Crutchfield to APSU Football operations and recruiting

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University football coach Will Healy has announced the addition of Carter Crutchfield to the Governors staff. Crutchfield will serve as director of operations and recruiting coordinator—the first time Austin Peay has devoted a full-time position to recruiting and operations in program history.

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APSU Lady Govs Tearra Banks nets 21 in loss at SIU Edwardsville Cougars

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Junior center Tearra Banks scored 21 points, including 13 in the second half, but Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team could not solve its road woes in a 94-75 Ohio Valley Conference loss to SIU Edwardsville, Wednesday afternoon, at the Vadalabene Center.

APSU Lady Govs Tearra Banks nets 21 in loss at SIU Edwardsville Cougars Wednesday. (APSU Sports Information)

APSU Lady Govs Tearra Banks nets 21 in loss at SIU Edwardsville Cougars Wednesday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam proposes Flexibility for Teachers

 

Proposal gives teachers the choice to include 2015-16 TNReady results if scores benefit them

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced he would seek additional flexibility for teachers as the state continues its transition to the TNReady student assessment.

Under the proposal, teachers would have the choice to include or not to include student results from the 2015-2016 TNReady assessment in his or her evaluation score, which typically consists of multiple years of data.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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APSU’s Savannah Amato named OVC Indoor Field Athlete of the Week

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University freshman pole vaulter Savannah Amato has been named adidas®/Ohio Valley Conference Female Indoor Field Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced Wednesday.

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APSU Governors-Racers to serve as #RallyforRhyan Game

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – When Austin Peay State University faces Murray State, 6:30pm, Saturday, the contest will be more than just the annual rivalry. It will be Coaches vs. Cancer “Rally for Rhyan Game” as well.

Rhyan is Rhyan Loos, the 5-year-old daughter of Jen and Brad Loos, who is a University of Missouri basketball assistant and former basketball Gov. She is the granddaughter of APSU basketball coach Dave Loos and his wife Phyllis. In October, Rhyan Loos was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma, a form of cancer found in children 5-years old and younger. By the time Rhyan’s cancer was diagnosed it already had spread into her bone marrow and bloodstream.

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Former West Cheatham Elementary School PTO Treasurer Charged with Theft

 

Tennessee Comptroller of the TreasuryNashville, TN – A special investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has revealed that former West Cheatham Elementary School PTO treasurer Beth Christie stole at least $7,450.

Ms. Christie stole the money between December 2012 and May 2014. Comptroller investigators found that she withheld thousands of dollars in cash fundraiser collections from deposit into the PTO bank account. Ms. Christie also kept $800.00 that she withdrew using the organization’s ATM/debit card.

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AAA reports Potholes costing Drivers Billions in Repairs

 

AAA finds two-thirds of American motorists are concerned about potholes

AAAKnoxville, TN – As snow and ice begins to melt on roadways, the asphalt becomes compromised. Potholes are formed by water intrusion in the cracks of the asphalt. As a result, the material laid underneath the road softens causing weak spots to collapse under the weight of constant traffic.

AAA cautions drivers to remain alert to avoid pothole damage and urges state and local governments to fully fund and prioritize road maintenance to reduce vehicle damage, repair costs and driver frustration.

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