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Soldiers and Families Embraced to hold “Lighting the Way Home” breakfast November 10th

 

SAFE - Soldiers and Families EmbracedClarksville, TN – Soldiers may deploy into combat as a unit, but too often, the journey home is lonely and discouraging. Combat veterans – both men and women – may make the physical journey successfully back to the states but finding the way home after war – navigating the pain, the losses and the guilt – can take years. You can help, though.

Join SAFE: Soldiers and Families Embraced, community leaders and your neighbors on Thursday, November 10th, 2016, to share a meal at the organization’s annual fundraising breakfast, “Lighting the Way Home.”

Soldiers and Families Embraced retreat for active duty military, veterans and families.

Soldiers and Families Embraced retreat for active duty military, veterans and families.

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City of Clarksville to hold Public Meeting on 3-lane stretch of Madison Street

 

Public forum October 18th invites comments about lane direction arrows

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Have you ever wanted to tell someone at City Hall what you think about the multidirectional middle lane of Madison Street between Pageant Lane and Tenth Street?

You know, the one with traffic that heads west in the morning and east in the afternoon.

Well, here’s your chance!

Clarksville motorists use lane direction arrows to navigate Madison Street between Pageant Lane and 10th Street. In the morning the arrows designate two lanes for westbound travel toward downtown. In the afternoon the arrows change and allow for two lanes of traffic heading east out of downtown.

Clarksville motorists use lane direction arrows to navigate Madison Street between Pageant Lane and 10th Street. In the morning the arrows designate two lanes for westbound travel toward downtown. In the afternoon the arrows change and allow for two lanes of traffic heading east out of downtown.

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APSU’s Taylor Goodley earns OVC Female Co-Golfer of the Week honors

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Women's Golf - Austin Peay State UniversityBrentwood, TN – Sophomore Taylor Goodley, of the Austin Peay women’s golf team, has been named adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Female Co-Golfer of the Week, the conference office announced Wednesday.

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Canine Capabilities at Bagram Afghanistan

 

Written by Robert Harrison
U.S. Forces Afghanistan

U.S. Forces AfghanistanBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – They look like normal everyday dogs with their tails wagging. But when given the right command by the right person, military working dogs “snap-to,” just like the disciplined Soldiers they protect.

Working alongside U.S. service members throughout the world, military working dogs are a dedicated, reliable battlefield companion to the military police (MP) handler. They are always on guard to protect the team, either through bomb detection or when necessary aggressive protection.

U.S. Army Sgt. Ethan Taylor takes his military working dog Alex through some obstacle course drills. Taylor and Alex are assigned to the U.S. Forces Afghanistan Military Working Dog Detachment. Alex is a six-year-old male German Shepherd. Both Taylor and Alex deployed from Fort Drum, N.Y. (Bob Harrison, U.S. Forces Afghanistan Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Sgt. Ethan Taylor takes his military working dog Alex through some obstacle course drills. Taylor and Alex are assigned to the U.S. Forces Afghanistan Military Working Dog Detachment. Alex is a six-year-old male German Shepherd. Both Taylor and Alex deployed from Fort Drum, N.Y. (Bob Harrison, U.S. Forces Afghanistan Public Affairs)

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APSU’s Ashley Slay named Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Women's Volleyball - Austin Peay State UniversityLexington, KY – Austin Peay State University volleyball junior middle blocker Ashley Slay has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week, Tuesday, becoming the first Governors student-athlete to win the award.

Slay was named the adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week, Monday.

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Clarksville Hosts its Second Cross Country State Championship

 

Event Brings 1,112; Generates $131,772 in Visitor Spending

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – More than 1,100 athletes, coaches, and spectators visited Clarksville on Saturday, October 8th for the Class A and AA Boys and Girls Cross Country State Championships.

Packing tents, coolers and plenty of water, family members cheered runners along the two-mile course at the Hilldale Baptist Church Family Life Center.

TMSAA Cross Country State Championship was held in Clarksville on Saturday, October 8th.

TMSAA Cross Country State Championship was held in Clarksville on Saturday, October 8th.

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#9 Tennessee Vols plays #1 Alabama Crimson Tide at Neyland Stadium Saturday

 

#9 Tennessee vs. #1 Alabama

Saturday, October 15th | 2:30pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Neyland Stadium | TV: CBS

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – After two consecutive weeks on the road, No. 9/11 Tennessee returns home to play host to cross division rival and top-ranked Alabama at Neyland Stadium on Saturday at 2:30pm CT.

Saturday’s game will be broadcast on CBS as Tennessee (5-1, 2-1 SEC) will appear on the SEC on CBS Game of the Week for the fourth consecutive week. The Vols are the first team in history to be featured in four straight weeks by the network. Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Allie LaForce will be on the call.

Fans can also tune in to their local Vol Network affiliate to hear Bob Kesling, Tim Priest, Brent Hubbs, Eddie Moore and John Brice describing the action. A national Sirius XM broadcast is available on channel 84.

Tennessee Volunteers running back Alvin Kamara (6) runs for a first down against the Texas A&M Aggies during the second half at Kyle Field. The Aggies defeat the Volunteers 45-38 in overtime. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers running back Alvin Kamara (6) runs for a first down against the Texas A&M Aggies during the second half at Kyle Field. The Aggies defeat the Volunteers 45-38 in overtime. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam appoints Eight to serve on Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees

 

APSU to Have Increased Autonomy with Local Governing Board

Tennessee Higher Education CommissionClarksville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has appointed eight individuals to the newly created institutional governing board at Austin Peay State University.

The purpose of the appointments is to give the University increased autonomy to support student success as the state continues its Drive to 55 Initiative. Austin Peay State University’s governing board is one of six to be appointed by the governor, a result of the governor’s FOCUS Act passed by the Tennessee General Assembly earlier this year.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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American Heart Association says High Blood Pressure and Brain Health are Linked

 

American Heart Association Scientific Statement

American Heart AssociationDallas, TXHigh blood pressure, especially in middle age, is associated with an increased risk of cognitive impairment later in life, according to a new statement from the American Heart Association.

The statement, which was published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, reviewed multiple studies and provides an overview of what is currently known about how high blood pressure influences brain diseases such as stroke, vascular cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.

Doctor reviewing brain image up close. (American Heart Association)

Doctor reviewing brain image up close. (American Heart Association)

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NASA identifies alternate way to collect data from Aura spacecraft’s TES instrument

 

Written by Alan Buis
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – Mission managers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, are evaluating an alternate way to collect and process science data from the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) instrument on NASA’s Aura spacecraft following the age-related failure of a critical instrument component.

TES is an infrared sensor designed to study Earth’s troposphere, the lowermost layer of Earth’s atmosphere, which is where we live. Launched in July 2004 and designed to fly for two years, the TES mission is currently in an extended operations phase.

NASA's Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) instrument, one of four instruments on NASA's Aura spacecraft. (Northrop Grumman)

NASA’s Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) instrument, one of four instruments on NASA’s Aura spacecraft. (Northrop Grumman)

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