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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputies capture dangerous felon Anthony Atkins

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's OfficeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputies (MCSO) aided by the Clarksville Police Department (CPD) and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) apprehended a dangerous felon early Friday morning.

Anthony Atkins, 28, had warrants on file from an incident that occurred earlier this month when he allegedly kidnapped his girlfriend by gunpoint and threatened to torture and kill her.

An anonymous tip led deputies to Atkins location at a home in the 1500 block of Briar Hill Road. He attempted to evade apprehension by jumping from a rear bedroom window and running on foot to a nearby wooded area.

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Austin Peay State University Basketball falls at home to Southeast Missouri

 

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APSU Men's Basketball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – All five starters scored in double figures for Austin Peay State University in Saturday’s contest against Southeast Missouri, before a packed house in the Dunn Center.

Unfortunately, a second-half shooting swoon doomed the Governors in an 82-71 loss to the Redhawks, who grabbed the lead in the OVC West Division with the victory.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball goes cold in second half and loses to Southeast Missouri 82-71. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball goes cold in second half and loses to Southeast Missouri 82-71. (APSU Sports Information)

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Strong fourth quarter gives APSU Women’s Basketball home win over Southeast Missouri

 

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APSU Women's Basketball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team overcame a halftime deficit by outscoring Southeast Missouri by 13 points in the second half, leading to an 84-74 victory, Saturday, at the Dunn Center.

The Governors scored 53 points in the final two periods – the first time they have eclipsed 50 in a half since February 20th, 2016 against Murray State. Austin Peay also shot 53 percent or better in the third and fourth quarters.

Austin Peay senior center Tearra Banks has 24 points and eight rebounds in 84-74 win over Southeast Missouri at the Dunn Center Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay senior center Tearra Banks has 24 points and eight rebounds in 84-74 win over Southeast Missouri at the Dunn Center Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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December Unemployment Rises in All Tennessee Counties

 

Tennessee Preliminary Rate Increased by One-Tenth to 4.9 Percent

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment estimates for December 2016 show the rates increased in all 95 counties.

Montgomery County’s unemployment rate in December was 5.2 percent up 0.2 percent from November’s rate of 5.0 percent.

Tennessee County Unemployment Rates for December 2017

Tennessee County Unemployment Rates for December 2017

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Tennessee Vols Basketball beats Kansas State 70-58

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN A trio of double-digit scorers led Tennessee to a 70-58 win over Kansas State at Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday afternoon in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge Presented by Sonic.

The Vols (12-9, 4-4 SEC) finished their three-game homestand with a perfect record following the wire-to-wire win over the Wildcats (15-6, 4-4 Big 12). UT crashed the boards all game long, out-rebounding Kansas State, 43-29. Kyle Alexander led the way with nine boards to go along with eight points.

Grant Williams posted another strong performance, totaling 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting, six rebounds and two assists on the day. Jordan Bowden and Robert Hubbs III were the other Volunteers to eclipse double-digit points, scoring 13 and 10, respectively.

Forward Grant Williams #2 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the Kansas State Wildcats and the Tennessee Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. (Craig Bisacre/Tennessee Athletics)

Forward Grant Williams #2 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the Kansas State Wildcats and the Tennessee Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. (Craig Bisacre/Tennessee Athletics)

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Four inducted into APSU Athletics Hall of Fame Class Saturday

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Four Austin Peay State University athletic legends were enshrined in the APSU Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday, during a breakfast ceremony in the Dunn Center front lobby.

Chelsea Harris, the greatest women’s golfer in program history; Drake Reed, an all-time great who conquered the OVC during one of the most dominant eras of APSU basketball; and Ron Sebree, a vaunted lineman for the 1977 Ohio Valley Conference football team, were inducted along with the late Tom Lincoln, a star on the hardwood and the gridiron in the late 1940s, who was this year’s Honors category recipient.

They became the 115th, 116th, 117th and 118th members of the APSU Athletic Hall of Fame.

Tom Lincoln, Drake Reed, Chelsea Harris and Ron Sebree were inducted in to the APSU Hall of Fame, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Tom Lincoln, Drake Reed, Chelsea Harris and Ron Sebree were inducted in to the APSU Hall of Fame, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to take place February 2nd, 2017

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Announces Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act

 

Proposal part of governor’s NextTennessee legislative agenda

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced legislation to increase broadband access to Tennessee’s unserved citizens.

Tennessee currently ranks 29th in the U.S. for broadband access, with 34 percent of rural Tennessee residents lacking access at recognized minimum standards.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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APSU Men’s Tennis Drop 6-1 Decision to George Washington

 

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APSU Men's Tennis - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TNAlex Kartsonis claimed the Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team’s only point in a 6-1 loss to George Washington Friday afternoon at the APSU indoor tennis courts.

Austin Peay Men's Tennis falls to George Washington Friday at the APSU Indoor Tennis Courts. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Tennis falls to George Washington Friday at the APSU Indoor Tennis Courts. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville Police looks to identify Fraud Suspects

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Officer James Howard is attempting to identify several people who may be connected to a recent scam involving the fraudulent purchase of prepaid credit cards. The suspects have been seen in a dark-colored late model Chevrolet Malibu.

Anyone who recognizes any of these individuals from the attached photographs is asked to contact Officer James Howard at 931.648.0656, ext. 6662, or call the CrimeStoppers TIPS Hotline at 931.645.TIPS (8477).

Clarksville Police asks public's help identifying fraud suspects in this photo.

Clarksville Police asks public’s help identifying fraud suspects in this photo.

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