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Vice President Kamala Harris announces United States / Guatemala Cooperation

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Following a bilateral meeting with Guatemalan President Giammattei, and in light of the U.S. desire to partner with Guatemala to address the economic, governance, and security conditions influencing out-migration, Vice President Kamala Harris announces the following:
 
Anticorruption Task Force

The U.S. Department of Justice, with support from the Department of State, will create an anti-corruption task force that will include U.S. prosecutors and law enforcement experts to investigate and prosecute corruption cases with a nexus in the United States, Guatemala, and the region. 

Vice President Kamala Harris

Vice President Kamala Harris

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Austin Peay State University’s “What If” Comprehensive Campaign significantly impacted by Gifts from Joe Maynard, Cathi Maynard

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Joe and Cathi Maynard have made a transformational commitment to give $2 million over the course of 10 years to establish the Joe and Cathi Maynard Family Fund of Excellence at Austin Peay State University (APSU).

Joe Maynard and Cathi Maynard

Joe Maynard and Cathi Maynard

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Tennessee Department of Education, Partners receive almost $1M Career Pathways Research Grant

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced the state has been awarded an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) grant for nearly $1 million to support the Analyzing and Understanding the Educational and Economic Impact of Regional Career Pathways research project.

Grant Funding to Support Research on Regional Career Pathways

Grant Funding to Support Research on Regional Career Pathways

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AAA reports Tennessee Gas Prices go up One Cent

 

AAANashville, TN – AAA says gas prices across Tennessee increased by a penny, on average, over last week. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $2.88 which is 17 cents more than one month ago and nearly $1.10 more than one year ago. 

“We expect this week’s demand number to increase as it will reflect Memorial Day holiday weekend travel, but it’s not likely to lead to an increase in gas prices for the majority of motorists,” said Megan Cooper, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “However, crude oil is on the rise and could prop up pump prices.”

Upward pressure on gas prices expected in short term. (AAA)

Upward pressure on gas prices expected in short term. (AAA)

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Nashville State Community College Workforce Solutions Partner to Booming Tech Industry

 

Nashville State Community CollegeNashville, TN – With more tech companies flocking to the Nashville area and employers in every industry needing to fill job positions with skilled IT professionals, Nashville State Community College has stepped in to be a key workforce solutions partner.  

Nashville State Community College - Clarksville Campus

Nashville State Community College – Clarksville Campus

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APSU Track and Field’s Mikaela Smith wins 800-meter dash at Virgin Islands National Championships

 

APSU Women's Track and FieldSt. Croix, Virgin Islands – Austin Peay State University (APSU) track and field sprint stand-out Mikaela Smith had a busy weekend, winning the 800-meter dash at the 2021 Virgin Islands National Track and Field Championships.

Austin Peay State University Track and Field's Mikaela Smith is the Virgin Islands National Champion in the 800-meter dash. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Track and Field’s Mikaela Smith is the Virgin Islands National Champion in the 800-meter dash. (APSU Sports Information)

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Roxy Regional Theatre’s Back to the Movies presents “The Secret Garden”, Friday

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Open your world to the wonder this weekend as we get Back to the Movies at the Roxy Regional Theatre with a fresh take on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved classic novel “The Secret Garden” this Friday, June 11th, 2021 at 7:00pm.

When Mary Lennox’s parents suddenly die, she is sent to live with her domineering uncle, Archibald Craven, on his remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors.  While exploring the grounds, she discovers a hidden magical garden and experiences a series of fantastical adventures in her newfound playground. 

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

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AAA Travel Update: Air Travel Increases; Cruise Lines get ready to Sail

 

AAANashville, TN – The return to travel continues to gain momentum across the United States and around the world.

“Interest and enthusiasm for travel have gone through the roof,” said Debbie Haas, Vice President of Travel for AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The pent-up demand is being released and our AAA Travel Advisors have been inundated with calls from people who want to take a trip this year.

Cruise Ship. (AAA)

Cruise Ship. (AAA)

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Clarksville’s Tracey Lynn Webb publishes book of devotionals

 

Clarksville Book ReviewClarksville, TN – Tracey Lynn Webb found herself at a low point in her life, following a divorce, and turned to God for direction and purpose.

“I found myself at a very low point in my life and my daily time with God became my lifeline,” said Webb.  “I started sharing my thoughts on social media and they presented as a devotional and I was inspired to write this book.”

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NASA to study Microscopic Tardigrades to discover ways to Protect Astronauts Health in Space

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationMountain View, CA – It’s a classic superhero tale: Inconspicuous, underestimated, our hero is revealed to have powers beyond imagination! The hottest and coldest environments on Earth, decades without water, the powerful radiation of space – none of it is any match for…the tardigrade!

This chubby, microscopic, eight-legged animal may be an unlikely hero, but tardigrades, also known as water bears due to their shape under a microscope, possess superpowers when it comes to surviving really harsh conditions.

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