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Govs come up just short against Bears to close out Blazer Beach Duals

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Women's VolleyballBirmingham, AL – Austin Peay State University beach volleyball put up a strong fight against Central Arkansas and Mercer to close out Blazer Beach Duals, Saturday.

Austin Peay was unable to crack Central Arkansas, but Ginny Gerig and Cecily Gable forced a third set against the Bears number one pairing after they took the second set in dominant fashion, 21-6, before falling 15-10 in the third set.

Austin Peay Beach Volleyball fall to Central Arkansas and Mercer, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Beach Volleyball fall to Central Arkansas and Mercer, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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With a win under their belts, APSU Men’s Golf returns to action in Sevierville

 

APSU Men's Golf

Clarksville, TN – After picking up its first win of the Robbie Wilson era two weeks ago in Fort Lauderdale, Austin Peay State University men’s golf goes back to work in Sevierville, Tennessee this weekend—site of the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate, hosted by Tennessee Tech at Sevierville Golf Club. The rarely-seen collegiate three-day affair begins Sunday.

APSU Mens Golf

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APSU Softball shuts out Bucknell 2-0, Rutgers 7-0

 

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APSU SoftballMacon, GA – The streak continues for the Austin Peay State University softball team, Saturday at Sikes Field, as it claimed its eighth and ninth consecutive victories — both in shutout fashion — in downing Bucknell, 2-0, and Rutgers, 7-0.

Austin Peay Softball beats Bucknell and Rutgers Saturday, extends win streak to nine. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball beats Bucknell and Rutgers Saturday, extends win streak to nine. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Begins 2018 with County Unemployment Rates Lower than January 2017

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) have released county unemployment statistics for January 2018.  A vast majority of the state’s 95 counties continue to record unemployment rates under 5 percent and every county’s rate was lower than it was in January 2017.

Montgomery County’s unemployment rate was 4.0 percent, up 0.6 percent from December’s 3.4 percent.

Tennessee County Unemployment Rates for January 2018

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APSU Baseball rallies to beat Murray State, 8-7

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – Left fielder Kyle Wilson‘s two-run single helped Austin Peay State University’s baseball team take the lead for good as it rallied from an early deficit to defeat Murray State, 8-7, in Ohio Valley Conference action at Raymond C. Hand Park. With the win, the Governors clinched the three-game OVC series with the 1:00pm, Sunday finale remaining.  

Austin Peay (12-7, 4-1 OVC) trailed 4-2 entering its half of the third inning. The Governors used a leadoff walk and three consecutive hits to take the lead.

Austin Peay Baseball defeats Murray State 8-7 at Raymond C. Hand Park, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball defeats Murray State 8-7 at Raymond C. Hand Park, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Vols come up short against Loyola-Chicago, 63-62

 

Tennessee Athletics

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsDallas, TX – No. 3 seed Tennessee’s season came to an end on Saturday night, as the Vols suffered a heartbreaking loss to 11th-seeded Loyola-Chicago, 63-62, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
 
The Vols (26-9) made one last push at the end of the game, using an 8-0 run to take a 62-61 lead with 20 seconds remaining in the game, capped off by a three-point play from Grant Williams.
 
Clayton Custer knocked down a 10-foot jumper with 3.6 seconds left on the clock to regain the lead. Without any timeouts, Jordan Bone caught the ball near midcourt and shot a three that bounced of the rim as time expired.

Tennessee Volunteers forward Grant Williams (2) shoots as Loyola (Il) Ramblers center Cameron Krutwig (25) defends during the first half in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at American Airlines Center. (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers forward Grant Williams (2) shoots as Loyola (Il) Ramblers center Cameron Krutwig (25) defends during the first half in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at American Airlines Center. (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital at Fort Campbell improves medical readiness with Trauma Training

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Thirteen medical providers from Fort Campbell, completed the Trauma Nursing Core Course recently, enhancing their ability to quickly assess and treat patients with traumatic life-threatening injuries received at war or at home.

“When we say trauma we are talking about events or injuries that can be life threatening if they are not treated quickly. These can include injuries from car and motorcycle accidents, gunshot wounds, explosions and falls,” said Leroy Cantrell, a nurse educator from the Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.

Nurse educator, Leroy Cantrell from Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute, Joint Base San Antonio, shows participants of the Trauma Nursing Core Course at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital how to use a pelvic sling. Cantrell traveled to Blanchfield March 5 to 9, to teach the TNCC and evaluate the hospital's TNCC program. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Nurse educator, Leroy Cantrell from Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute, Joint Base San Antonio, shows participants of the Trauma Nursing Core Course at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital how to use a pelvic sling. Cantrell traveled to Blanchfield March 5 to 9, to teach the TNCC and evaluate the hospital’s TNCC program. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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APSU Women’s Golf heads to Florida for MSU Citrus Challenge

 

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APSU Women's GolfClarksville, TN – It’s back to the links for Austin Peay State University women’s golf this week, as the Governors head south for the sun of Sorrento, Florida for the MSU Citrus Challenge at RedTail Golf Course.

RedTail plays at par-72 and just short of 6,000 yards (5,929 to be precise).

Austin Peay Women's Golf plays in the MSU Citrus Challenge three day tournament, starting Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Golf plays in the MSU Citrus Challenge three day tournament, starting Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Basketball to face UIC in CIT quarterfinals

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball will host UIC, 7:00pm, Wednesday, March 20th, 2018 in the quarterfinal round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

That was announced Saturday, ahead of the four remaining second-round games in the CIT. The Govs, UTSA and Liberty are already announced as hosts, with the remaining host site and opponents to be determined Saturday.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball to play UIC in the CIT quarterfinals Wednesday at the Dunn Center. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball to play UIC in the CIT quarterfinals Wednesday at the Dunn Center. (APSU Sports Information)

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Property Tax Relief for Disabled Veterans, Disabled Persons and Elderly Low-income Homeowners Pass in the House

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Property Tax Relief for disabled Veterans, disabled persons and low-income elderly homeowners, House Bill 1496/Senate Bill 1675 (Sen. Mark Green, R-Clarksville) passed the House Floor on March 12th, 2018 and is headed by to the Senate Floor for a vote on the amendment which would include the veterans spouse.

This legislation corrects a rule change made in October, 2017 which would have caused individuals to lose their eligibility for tax relief if the veteran, low-income elderly, and disabled person if admitted to a nursing home for an indeterminate amount of time.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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