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#6 Tennessee Men’s Basketball chomped at Florida Gators, 75-49

 

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsGainesville, FL – Offensive struggles and a difficult night on the boards were too much for the sixth-ranked Tennessee basketball team to overcome, as the Volunteers fell to Florida, 75-49, on Tuesday at Exactech Arena.

Florida (7-4, 4-3 SEC) was impressive from the field, knocking down 31 of its 62 shot attempts. The Gators led in scoring by Noah Locke, who had 14.

UT (10-2, 4-2 SEC) was led by senior John Fulkerson who scored 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting, dished out a career-high-tying five assists, and pulled in four rebounds.

Tennessee Men's Basketball unable to wrangle Florida Gators in 75-49 loss Tuesday night. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball unable to wrangle Florida Gators in 75-49 loss Tuesday night. (UT Athletics)

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Montgomery County’s New Wheel Tax Increase takes effect February 1st

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Beginning February 1st, 2021 the Montgomery County Motor Vehicle Wheel Tax will increase to $74.00. On October 12th, 2020, the Montgomery County Commission passed Resolution 20-9-15, titled “Resolution to Levy a County-Wide Motor Vehicle Tax”, which proposed a wheel tax increase of $25.00.

The new fee must be paid to the Montgomery County Clerk’s Office in addition to the state motor vehicle registration fees.

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Schedule Change: #25 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball to host #13 Kentucky, Sunday

 

UT Lady VolsBirmingham, AL – The Southeastern Conference has announced a revised schedule for women’s basketball games to be played on January 24th as a result of game postponements during the 2021 season due to the impact of COVID-19 Coronavirus.
 
The schedule for Sunday now includes No. 13 Kentucky at No. 25 Tennessee. The original game was scheduled for January 3rd. UT and UK will meet at 1:00pm CT at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The home game vs. the Wildcats replaces a previously-scheduled road game on Sunday at Vanderbilt.

Tennessee Women's Basketball to play Kentucky this Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball to play Kentucky this Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

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This Week at APSU: Welcome back, Govs! Let’s get to work and stay safe

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – As the spring semester begins, Austin Peay State University (APSU) wanted to remind you about a few things.

Testing is available at local county health departments, primary care clinics, and urgent care centers.

Austin Peay State University campus. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University campus. (APSU)

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Tennessee Department of Health reports 1,049 new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee, January 19th, 2021

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – On Tuesday, January 19th, 2021, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 590,599 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus. That is an increase of 1,049 cases from Monday’s 589,550. There have been 7,082 (+32) confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

F I F T Y   S E V E N   new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Montgomery County. The total is 14,507. Three of the new cases reported today were in the age group of 5-18 year olds. There have been 149 (+1) deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.

COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 Coronavirus

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First Lady Melania Trump: Honoring American Craftsmanship in the People’s House

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Over the last four years, my family has had the immense honor of being able to call the “People’s House” our home. We were welcomed and supported in this personal journey by a team whose dedication to the house in which they serve transcends administrations and serves as the living legacy of a building that remains the symbolic epicenter of our national life.

As First Lady, and as the temporary custodian of this national treasure, I was inspired by the example of my predecessors. Their reverence for the White House and their love of history ensured the long-term preservation of the building in which they both served and lived.

First Lady Melania Trump

First Lady Melania Trump

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Roxy Regional School of the Arts’ Spring Session Postponed

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The Roxy Regional Theatre is anxious to start working with the budding young performers and adults in our community who are interested in honing their craft or discovering a new passion through our School of the Arts educational programming.  However, as with most plans over this past year, this remains a fluid situation.

The Roxy will once again be POSTPONING the start of the Spring 2021 session of the Roxy Regional School of the Arts to the first week of March.

Roxy Regional Theatre School of the Arts students performing in 2019's production of Disney's Alice in Wonderland, Jr.

Roxy Regional Theatre School of the Arts students performing in 2019’s production of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr.

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APSU professor Catherine Haase, lead author on white-nose syndrome study that predicts ‘severe threat’ to western North American Bats

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A four-year study recently published in Ecology and Evolution concludes that the fungal disease, white-nose syndrome, poses a severe threat to many western North American bats.

One of Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Catherine Haase's students inspects a big brown bat at Fort Campbell for fungus on the wings.(APSU)

One of Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Catherine Haase’s students inspects a big brown bat at Fort Campbell for fungus on the wings.(APSU)

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Tennessee Wildlife Federation announces Nominations Open for 56th Annual Conservation Achievement Awards

 

Nashville, TN – Tennessee Wildlife FederationTennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to conserving the state’s wildlife and natural resources, is taking nominations for its 56th Annual Conservation Achievement Awards.

Details and nomination materials can be found at tnwf.org/CAA. Nominations close on March 5th, 2021 at 5:00pm CT.

The Federation is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2021, making its Conservation Achievement Awards the state’s longest-standing and inclusive conservation awards.

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Nashville Zoo Mourns Unexpected Loss of a Newborn Giraffe

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – The baby giraffe, so anxiously awaited by people around the world, died shortly after birth today after being stepped on by her mother. Nashville Zoo’s pregnant giraffe,

Nasha, went into labor under the watchful eyes of thousands of people tuning in through an online live feed of the event. Shortly into labor, complications developed.

Nasha was not progressing appropriately with her delivery and medical intervention was required. With the help of Dr. Matthew DeLisle from Tennessee Equine Hospital, the Zoo’s veterinary team was able to successfully deliver the calf.

Newborn Giraffe

Newborn Giraffe

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