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Ron Morton continues tradition of transformational giving at Austin Peay State University

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – For years, Ron Morton has been one of the most benevolent donors in the sphere of Austin Peay State University (APSU).

A 1970 graduate of Austin Peay State University and cross-country student-athlete, Morton’s generosity began in earnest in 2012 when he endowed the Ronald L. Morton Scholarship Fund benefiting business majors in Austin Peay State University’s Olympic sports.

To date, more than 20 Morton Scholarship endowments have been awarded by Ron and his wife Andrea to aid APSU student-athletes, directly impacting sports with fewer available athletic scholarships.

Austin Peay State University Men's Golf senior Alex Vegh. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Men’s Golf senior Alex Vegh. (APSU Sports Information)

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Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County dedicates 100th Clarksville home

 

The local housing ministry partners with low-income residents to build decent, affordable homes.

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County TennesseeClarksville, TN – Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County dedicated its 100th Clarksville area home on Saturday, November 21st, 2020.

Linda Ellison of Clarksville was presented with the keys to her new Habitat home by local builders Todd Beck and George Watson, who committed to building the 100th home more than three years ago.

New homeowner Linda Ellison thanks friends and supporters during the dedication of her home, the 100th house built by Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County. (Michael Rios)

New homeowner Linda Ellison thanks friends and supporters during the dedication of her home, the 100th house built by Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County. (Michael Rios)

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APSU Men’s Basketball gets off to slow start in loss to Abilene Christian

 

APSU Men's BasketballEstero, FL – Over the final 26 minutes of play in Friday’s contest against Abilene Christian, Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball team outscored the Wildcats 61-48.

Unfortunately, the first 14 minutes did not go quite as smoothly.

Austin Peay State University Men's Basketball falls to Abilene Christian, 80-72. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Men’s Basketball falls to Abilene Christian, 80-72. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Department of Health reports 4,067 new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee, November 27th, 2020

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 328,666 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus as of Friday, November 27th, 2020. That is an increase of 4,067 cases from Thursday’s 324,599. There have been 4,150 (+6) confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

There have been   O N E   H U N D R E D   T W E N T Y   T W O   new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Montgomery County. The total is at 6,496. Seventeen of the new cases reported today were in the age group of 5-18 year olds. There has been eighty three deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.

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Austin Peay State University Women’s Basketball plays Trevecca Saturday in home opener

 

APSU Women's BasketballClarksville, TN – After picking up a win in the season opener, Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s basketball will look to make it two in-a-row when they host Trevecca for a 1:00pm, Saturday, November 28th, 2020 home opener in the Dunn Center.

Austin Peay State University Women's Basketball hosts Trevecaa at the Dunn Center, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Women’s Basketball hosts Trevecaa at the Dunn Center, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Manna Café Ministries will Open Warming Center Sunday

 

Manna Café MinistriesClarksville, TN – As below-freezing temperatures are predicted next week, Manna Café Ministries will open its Emergency Warming Center at the Refuge Outreach Center, 503 D Street, Clarksville, TN, 37042 at Manna Village.

The center will be open from Sunday, November 29th, 2020 until Sunday, December 6th. Guests can check in beginning at 4:00pm each evening and will check out each day by 10:00am (to allow for thorough cleaning due to COVID-19 guidelines).

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announces Reemployment Act to Support Tennessee National Guard

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has announced the first bill of his administration’s legislative package for the 2021 Tennessee General Assembly. The Reemployment Act from the Department of the Military will provide reemployment protections to Tennessee National Guard service members who are called to state active duty.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Titans on the road Sunday to face Indianapolis Colts

 

Tennessee Titans (7-3) at Indianapolis Colts (7-3)

Sunday, November 29th, 2020 | 12:00pm CT
Indianapolis, IN | Lucas Oil Stadium | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans visit Indianapolis this week to face the Colts for the second time in a three-week span. The clash between the two clubs, each sporting a 7-3 record and coming off a dramatic overtime win, is likely to have a significant bearing on the AFC South race. Kickoff at Lucas Oil Stadium is scheduled for 12:00pm CT on Sunday, November 29th, 2020.

The Colts are scheduled to host up to 12,500 fans for the game to meet local, NFL and U.S. Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to help limit the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Tennessee Titans travel to the Indianapolis Colts with AFC South lead at stake. (Tennessee Titans)

Tennessee Titans travel to the Indianapolis Colts with AFC South lead at stake. (Tennessee Titans)

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Austin Peay State University student Victoria Bolkcom embraces connections by writing letters through a pandemic

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Despite the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic – and perhaps to spite it – Austin Peay State University student Victoria Bolkcom this year has embraced her love of letter writing to sate “a starving for connection with those somewhere else.”

Austin Peay State University student Victoria Bolkcom poses with a wooden postcard she recently received from Hero Seto, a graduate. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University student Victoria Bolkcom poses with a wooden postcard she recently received from Hero Seto, a graduate. (APSU)

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NASA prepares Space Launch System rocket for Artemis I Launch

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationFlorida – NASA has stacked the first piece of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on the mobile launcher in preparation for the Artemis I launch next year. At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, engineers lowered the first of 10 segments into place November 21st, 2020 for the twin solid rocket boosters that will power the first flight of the agency’s new deep space rocket.

Artemis I will be an uncrewed flight to test the SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft as an integrated system ahead of crewed flights to the Moon with the Artemis program.

The solid rocket boosters are the first components of the SLS rocket to be stacked and will help support the remaining rocket pieces and the Orion spacecraft. (NASA/Kim Shiflett)

The solid rocket boosters are the first components of the SLS rocket to be stacked and will help support the remaining rocket pieces and the Orion spacecraft. (NASA/Kim Shiflett)

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