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Tennessee Graduation Rate Continues to Rise

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Today, the Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced that the graduation rate for the 2018-19 school calendar year was 89.7 percent. 

Not only is that more than half a percentage point higher than the previous year, but it’s the highest graduation rate on record for Tennessee.  That translates into an increase of 183 graduates statewide.

Education Regional Partnerships Double Across the State

Education Regional Partnerships Double Across the State

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APSU Women’s Golf in second heading into final round of Greenbrier Invitational

 

APSU Women's GolfLexington, KY – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s golf can be a formidable foe, as it proved Monday over the opening 36 holes at the MSU Greenbrier Invitational at Greenbrier Country Club.

Austin Peay Women's Golf senior Meghann Stamps sits in second, one shot out of first at MSU Greenbrier Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Golf senior Meghann Stamps sits in second, one shot out of first at MSU Greenbrier Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

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Marsha Blackburn on Fox Business: Quick DNA Test Will Root Out Child Traffickers at Border

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Fox Business’ Mornings with Maria to discuss her legislation to require a DNA test to substantiate the familial relationship between an alien and an accompanying minor.

The legislation will prevent drug traffickers and gang members from trafficking children. The Senator also discussed the Department of Justice’s Inspector General’s report on alleged FISA abuse.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Traffic Safety Task Force receives Award

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Traffic Safety Task Force was recently recognized by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office for their work in traffic safety.

The Task Force received the Directors Award at the Life Savers Conference on Thursday, September 5th, 2019 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

The Directors Award is presented to an individual or group who exemplify an exceptional performance of passion and dedication to saving lives.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Traffic Safety Task Force receives Directors Award from Tennessee Highway Safety Office.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Traffic Safety Task Force receives Directors Award from Tennessee Highway Safety Office.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Officer Shanna Grice Recognized by State

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate Sergeant Shanna Grice on her recognition from the State of Tennessee.

Sergeant Grice received the First Responder Award during a ceremony held at the Governor’s Executive Residence in Nashville on September 11th, 2019.

Grice received the award for her quick action when a suspect attempted to ingest a bag of fentanyl. Grice removed the bag from the suspect’s mouth and administered first aid risking exposure to the deadly drug herself.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Officer Sergeant Shanna Grice received the First Responder Award from the State of Tennessee.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Officer Sergeant Shanna Grice received the First Responder Award from the State of Tennessee.

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This Week at APSU: Soccer kicks off OVC season, Constitution Day, Acting Workshop

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) has a lot going on this week from celebrating Constitution Day to getting free acting lessons from a Hollywood veteran, the theme of the week on campus is “Free.”

Constitution Day at APSU: Eat free or live free.

Constitution Day at APSU: Eat free or live free.

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Clarksville Gas and Water Department reports Gratton Road Area Water Outage

 

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Gas and Water Department has turned off water service on Gratton Road and vicinity to repair a water main leak near the Gratton Road and Ashland City Road (41A Bypass) intersection.

Low water pressure may also affect the area during the work.

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AAA reports Crude Oil Prices Spike Following Attacks on Saudi Arabian Oil Facilities

 

AAATampa, FL – On the week, the national gas price average held steady at $2.56, but motorists can expect some volatility at the pump in the coming days and weeks.

Over the weekend, Saudi Arabia experienced drone attacks on two major oil facilities – including the world’s largest, Abqaiq. The attacks have taken 5.7 million (crude) barrels per day off the market, accounting for about 6% of the global supply.

Americans Can Expect Pump Price Jumps Coming to Stations as Soon as this Week. (AAA)

Americans Can Expect Pump Price Jumps Coming to Stations as Soon as this Week. (AAA)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announces $1,818,233 Transportation Grant for Red River Pedestrian Bridge in Clarksville

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Clay Bright announced today the award of $13,669,998 Transportation Alternatives Grants statewide in Tennessee. This includes $1,818,233 for the Red River Pedestrian Bridge in Clarksville.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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APSU Women’s Golf to play in Morehead State Greenbrier Invitational

 

APSU Women's GolfClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s golf team has a short turnaround from last week’s season-opener, with the Govs looking to get back to work at the Morehead State Greenbrier Invitational in Lexington, Kentucky at Greenbrier Country Club.

Austin Peay Women's Golf heads to Lexington Kentucky for Greenbrier Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Golf heads to Lexington Kentucky for Greenbrier Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

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