Tennessee Department of Education reports that over 50 percent of Public High School Seniors raise score on ACT Senior Retake
Tennessee Department of Education
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Interim Commissioner Dr. Lyle Ailshie announced today that 76.1 percent of the state’s public high school class of 2019—53,478 students—participated in the department’s third ACT Senior Retake opportunity in October 2018, the state’s highest participation rate on record.
Of those seniors who retook the ACT in 2018, more than 50 percent increased their composite score from their junior year score, a 10.2 percent point increase from 2017.
Austin Peay State University Sports Information
Murfreesboro, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s tennis team fell in their season opener to Middle Tennessee, Wednesday, at the Adams Tennis Complex.
The Governors (0-1) went 2-3 in matches against the Blue Raiders (1-0) in tournament play in the fall, but did not have that same success today.
Austin Peay (12-5 | 4-0 OVC) at SIU Edwardsville (5-11 | 1-3 OVC)
Thursday, January 17th, 2019 | 7:30pm
Clarksville, TN – To the road they go again as Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball team resumes its four-game trek through the western half of the league beginning with a 7:30pm, Thursday contest at SIU Edwardsville.
Nashville, TN – Gas prices are back on the rise, now that the oil market is regaining strength. Tennessee Gas prices increased 3 cents in the past four days. Sunday’s state average of $1.998 was just fractions of a cent from returning above $2.00 per gallon, for the first time since January 1st. Click here to view today’s average price.
Pump prices in Tennessee are now rising for the first time in more than 12 weeks.
#20/17 Tennessee Lady Vols (12-4 | 1-3 SEC) at Alabama (9-8 | 1-3 SEC)
Thursday, January 17th, 2019 | 8:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN – No. 20/17 Tennessee (12-4, 1-3 SEC) plays its second straight road contest, as the Lady Vols head to Tuscaloosa to take on Alabama (9-8, 1-3 SEC) on Thursday night, January 17th. Tip-off is slated for 8:02pm CT (9:02pm ET) at Coleman Coliseum, with the game being carried by the SEC Network and the Lady Vol Radio Network.
This marks the 46th meeting between these programs, with Alabama holding a four-game winning streak over the Lady Vols and taking the past two games in Tuscaloosa. In addition to attempting to halt that series streak, the Lady Vols will be seeking to end a three-game losing skid that began on January 6th. UT has lost its last three contests to Missouri (66-64), Kentucky (73-71) and Georgia (66-62) by a combined total of eight points.
City of Clarksville
Clarksville, TN – The annual Mayors Power Breakfast, traditionally a New Year look at the state of local government, this year featured a new city mayor, a new format and a powerful new vibe of communication and cooperation between the City of Clarksville and Montgomery County Government.
Austin Peay State University (APSU)
Clarksville, TN – Work will soon begin converting a former car dealership building into Austin Peay State University’s new Military Family Resource Center, thanks to a generous contribution from alumna Wilma Newton (’73) in honor of her late parents.
American Red Cross
Nashville, TN – A donation shortfall over the winter holidays is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to give now to prevent a blood shortage from continuing throughout winter and affecting patient care.
The Red Cross collected more than 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s than needed to sustain a sufficient blood supply. During this period, about 1,350 fewer blood drives were hosted by volunteer sponsor groups than required to meet patient needs as busy holiday schedules kept many donors away.
APSU Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) head football coach Mark Hudspeth has announced the first additions to his inaugural staff.
Marquase Lovings joins the Governors as the associate head coach and defensive line coach, Eddy Morrissey will serve as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator, Chad Bumphis will be wide receivers coach, Mark Powell will coach the safeties, Jordan Frazier will be the director of football operations and Spencer Grubbs joins the staff as the director of recruiting.
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