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Austin Peay State University Men’s Basketball beats Eastern Illinois on last second shot by Terry Taylor

 

APSU Men's BasketballCharleston, IL – When Terry Taylor is at his best, Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball team is tough to beat.

Terry Taylor was at his very best Saturday against Eastern Illinois. And when the Govs needed him most, he answered the call one more time, banking home the game-winning three as time expired to send Austin Peay State University home victorious in a 74-71 decision against the Panthers.

Austin Peay State University Men's Basketball senior Terry Taylor nails last second shot to give the Govs a 74-71 win over Eastern Illinois, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Men’s Basketball senior Terry Taylor nails last second shot to give the Govs a 74-71 win over Eastern Illinois, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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#9 Tennessee Vols Basketball beats Texas A&M on the road 68-54

 

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsBryan-College Station, TX – A career-high 23 points from sophomore guard Santiago Vescovi and a smothering defensive display propelled the ninth-ranked Tennessee basketball team past Texas A&M, 68-54, on Saturday at Reed Arena.

Tennessee (9-1, 3-1 SEC) held Texas A&M (6-4, 1-3 SEC) to 34 percent shooting from the field (16-of-47), while converting on nearly 60 percent of its own field-goal attempts (27-of-46).

The Vols .587 shooting percentage was a season-high, narrowly eclipsing their .583 performance in the home victory over Tennessee Tech last month.

Tennessee Men's Basketball sophomore guard Santiago Vescovi scored 23 points in Vols win over Texas A&M, Saturday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball sophomore guard Santiago Vescovi scored 23 points in Vols win over Texas A&M, Saturday. (UT Athletics)

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APSU Women’s Basketball goes 5-0 in OVC play with 77-68 win at Eastern Illinois

 

APSU Women's BasketballCharleston, IL – There were no fans in the building, but that didn’t matter as the Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s basketball team brought all the energy head coach David Midlick could ask for and powered their way to a 77-68 win over Eastern Illinois, Saturday, at Lantz Arena.

Austin Peay State University Women's Basketball defeats Eastern Illinois 77-68, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Women’s Basketball defeats Eastern Illinois 77-68, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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RHC-A Commander Paula Lodi reflects on her team’s COVID-19 response efforts

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – The commanding general of the Army’s largest regional health command met with military and civilian frontline healthcare workers on Fort Campbell, Kentucky and in Wisconsin during a battlefield circulation, January 4th to 6th, reflecting on their COVID-19 Coronavirus response efforts.

“It’s just an enormous point of pride for me to be associated with this great group of professionals that we call the “Ready Now” Regional Health Command-Atlantic,” said Brig. Gen. Paula Lodi, RHC-A commanding general, responsible for the medical readiness of the force and healthcare delivery at all Army medical facilities east of the Mississippi River, including Puerto Rico.

Regional Health Command-Atlantic Commanding General Brig. Gen. Paula Lodi speaks with Blanchfield Army Community Hospital frontline healthcare worker Ms. Candy Hampton in the hospital’s drive-thru COVID-19 testing center, Jan. 4. Lodi shared her appreciation with Hampton and other BACH staff who support the hospital’s COVID-response mission. (U.S. Army photo by Laura Boyd.)

Regional Health Command-Atlantic Commanding General Brig. Gen. Paula Lodi speaks with Blanchfield Army Community Hospital frontline healthcare worker Ms. Candy Hampton in the hospital’s drive-thru COVID-19 testing center, Jan. 4. Lodi shared her appreciation with Hampton and other BACH staff who support the hospital’s COVID-response mission. (U.S. Army photo by Laura Boyd.)

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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball heads to LSU, Sunday

 

Tennessee (7-1 | 1-0 SEC) at LSU (4-5 | 2-1 SEC)

Sunday, January 10th, 2021 | 1:02pm CT (2:02pm ET)
Baton Rouge, LA | Pete Maravich Assembly Center

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee women’s basketball team (7-1, 1-0 SEC) heads to Baton Rouge, LA., where it will meet LSU (4-5, 2-1 SEC) in the Lady Vols’ first road test of the conference season.

UT, which is receiving votes in the AP and USA TODAY Coaches Polls, will face off vs. the Tigers in a contest slated for a 1:02pm CT (2:02pm ET) tip at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

The contest will feature a meeting of former Lady Vols and native Tennesseans in Kellie (Jolly) Harper and Nikki (Caldwell) Fargas. Harper, who hails from Sparta (White County H.S.), played for Pat Summitt from 1995-99, while the Oak Ridge (Oak Ridge H.S.) product Fargas was a player for Summitt (1990-94) and later served on Summitt’s staff as a graduate assistant (1998-99/Harper’s senior year) and then assistant coach (2002-08).

Tennessee Women's Basketball will be on the road Sunday to take on LSU. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball will be on the road Sunday to take on LSU. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Department of Health reports 4,549 new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee, January 9th, 2021

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – On Saturday, January 9th, 2021, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 559,331 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus. That is an increase of 4,549 cases from Friday’s 554,782. There have been 6,545 (+54) confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

T W O   H U N D R E D    O N E   new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Montgomery County. The total is 13,123. Thirty of the new cases reported today were in the age group of 5-18 year olds. There have been 136 (+3) deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.

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Megan Hood of Dickson County Charged with TennCare Fraud

 

Tennessee Division of TennCareNashville, TN – A Dickson County woman is charged with TennCare fraud and theft of services for allegedly falsely reporting that she had custody of her son in order to obtain TennCare benefits for herself.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG), in a joint effort with the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office, has announced the arrest of 31-year old Megan Hood of Dickson. Both charges against her are class D felonies.

Fraud.

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APSU Basketball’s game versus SIU Edwardsville rescheduled for February 1st

 

APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball team’s contest at SIU Edwardsville, which was postponed from its original January 7th date, has been rescheduled for 2:00pm, February 1st. 2021 slot in Edwardsville, IL.

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Tennessee Legislators File Bill to allow First Responders to live where they want

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee State Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) today filed SB 29 which would allow first responders to live where they choose. The bill would ban residency requirements statewide for police officers and firefighters.

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Tennessee Titans history against Baltimore Ravens

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans and the Baltimore Ravens have developed a fierce rivalry over the course of 25 all-time meetings since the series originated in 1996, highlighted by an even 2-2 split in four fiercely contested prior meetings in the postseason.

The Titans hold a 13-12 edge in the series heading into this week. Of the 25 games the teams have played against each other, 12 have been decided by four points or less, with the Titans holding a 7-5 advantage in those meetings.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs for a short gain during the first half against the Baltimore Ravens at Nissan Stadium. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs for a short gain during the first half against the Baltimore Ravens at Nissan Stadium. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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