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Lamar Alexander says Bill Providing Record Funding For National Laboratories, Supercomputing Heads to President Donald Trump’s Desk

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said the “the best-kept secret in Washington D.C. is record-funding for the Office of Science,” after the Senate passed, by a 71-23 vote, the fifth consecutive year of record funding for our national laboratories and supercomputing.

The bill now heads to President Donald Trump’s desk to be signed into law.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Nashville Predators end road trip with win over the Boston Bruins 4-3

 

Nashville PredatorsBoston, MA – The Nashville Predators completed their four game road trip with a huge win over the Boston Bruins tonight, 4-3.  Nashville picks up seven points out of a possible eight with tonight’s win.

Pekka Rinne started in goal for the Predators while the Bruins sent Jaroslav Halak to the net ahead of Tuukka Rask.

After a scoreless first period where Boston was relentless on offense, the second period saw the Bruins get on the board first at 7:30 when Par Lindholm was credited with the goal that bounced in after he rolled into the net.

Nashville Predators defeat the Boston Bruins 4-3. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators defeat the Boston Bruins 4-3. (Michael Strasinger)

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#23/24 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball blows out Portland State, 88-61

 

UT Lady VolsPortland, OR – The No. 23/24 Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team shot a scorching 51.4 percent from the floor and 46.2 percent from behind the arc on Saturday, defeating Portland State in Viking Pavilion, 88-61.
 
Sophomore Rae Burrell led Tennessee (9-2) in scoring, narrowly missing a double-double with a career-high 21 points and nine rebounds. Freshman Jordan Horston was close behind, also setting a career high with 20 points. Junior Rennia Davis recorded her tenth rebound of the game just over two minutes into the second half to solidify the 24th double-double of her career. She went on to collect a season-high 13 rebounds while scoring 18 points.

Tennessee Women's Basketball was red hot Saturday night hotting 51.4 percent from the floor to drop Portland State, 88-61. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball was red hot Saturday night hotting 51.4 percent from the floor to drop Portland State, 88-61. (UT Athletics)

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Austin Peay State University Men’s Basketball falls to Duquesne at St. Pete Shootout, 86-77

 

APSU Men's BasketballSt. Petersburg, FL – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball team threw a scare into one of four unbeaten teams left in Division I, pushing Duquesne to the brink in an 86-77 contest to open the St. Pete Shootout, Saturday.

Austin Peay State University Men's Basketball fights hard in loss to Duquesne Saturday. (APSU Sport Information)

Austin Peay State University Men’s Basketball fights hard in loss to Duquesne Saturday. (APSU Sport Information)

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AAA reports Cheaper Gas Prices Expected for Winter

 

AAATampa, FL – AAA says the end of the year historically ushers in some of the cheapest gas prices of the year. This was true in 2018 when the national gas price average was recorded at $2.26 on December 31st.

However, the national gas price average won’t go that low this month. AAA forecasts that gas prices will edge lower than they are today with the national average falling between $2.40-$2.45, which will be 15-20 cents more than last December.

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Tennessee Vols Basketball defeats Jacksonville State, Rick Barnes gets 700th career win

 

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – A second-half offensive outburst propelled the No. 21 Tennessee Vols basketball team to a 75-53 win over Jacksonville State Saturday afternoon at Thompson-Boling Arena.
 
The win stands as the 700th in Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes‘ 33-year career.
 
Jordan Bowden led the Vols in scoring with 19 points, as John Fulkerson (16), Yves Pons (11) and Josiah-Jordan James (10) also reached double figures scoring.

Tennessee Men's Basketball forward Yves Pons scored 11 points and ties program record with six blocked shots. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball forward Yves Pons scored 11 points and ties program record with six blocked shots. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Department of Education Awards Middle School STEM Start-Up Grants, Middle School CTE Start-Up Grants

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Education are awarding start-up grants to fund middle school career and technical education (CTE); science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education; and the expansion of equitable access and participation in early postsecondary opportunities (EPSOs). 

Middle School STEM Start-Up and CTE Start-Up Grants awarded by Tennessee Department of Education.

Middle School STEM Start-Up and CTE Start-Up Grants awarded by Tennessee Department of Education.

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Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints Game History

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – In head-to-head regular season matchups, the Tennessee Titans and New Orleans Saints have played a total of 14 times, with the Titans holding a 8-5-1 advantage. That includes a four-game winning streak by the Titans that was broken with a Saints victory in 2011.

The most recent meeting at Nissan Stadium was on December 11th, 2011, when the Saints escaped with a 22-17 victory. Titans rookie quarterback Jake Locker entered the game for an injured Matt Hasselbeck in the second quarter and nearly pulled out an improbable victory.

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) makes a 2-yard touchdown catch while defended by New Orleans Saints strong safety Jamarca Sanford (33) in the second quarter of their game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) makes a 2-yard touchdown catch while defended by New Orleans Saints strong safety Jamarca Sanford (33) in the second quarter of their game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports)

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APSU to induct Derek Wright into 2020 Austin Peay State University Athletics Hall of Fame

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) alumni Derek Wright had just completed the finest game statistically in his basketball career. The senior guard scored 43 points in a 121-116 triple-overtime loss to Southeast Missouri, January 29th, 2008. It was the first time a Gov broke the 40-point barrier in nearly 11 seasons.

Of course, Wright was summoned after the game to talk to the media. Leaf-Chronicle reporter James Horne had a stat sheet in hand to show Wright that he not only scored 43 points but knocked down a career-best five three-pointers while collecting seven steals.

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Trinity Episcopal Parish to offer Recovery from Addiction Service

 

Trinity Episcopal ParishClarksville, TN – Trinity Episcopal Church welcomes everyone to their fifth Sunday initiative, Trinity’s Love in Action. Each fifth Sunday, Trinity’s 10:00am service reaches out to the community by highlighting a ministry and providing a service as we work and worship either off-site or on-site.

This Sunday, December 29th, 10:00am, Trinity Episcopal will be focusing on Recovery from Addiction.

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