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APSU students present project at national Sustainable Design expo


Austin Peay State University LogoAustin Peay State University students presented a research project at the National Sustainable Design Expo held in April in Washington, D.C.

The expo is considered the most prestigious national student research program in the sustainability area of research.

For their project, the students, from the departments of biology and engineering technology, explained how they converted solar energy and waste CO2 (for example, carbon dioxide that is released in power plants by burning fossil fuels) into an array of biofuels through the sequential use of microorganisms in bioreactors. «Read the rest of this article»


Memorial Day – In remembrance


Fort Campbell, KY.  The Home of the Screaming EaglesClarksville is a city that boasts a large contingent of soldiers and their families from the 101st Airborne Division and Special Operations Units. Additionally there are many veteran residents and their patrons.  As such, our community tends to have more sensitivity to those currently in harm’s way; and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice: the giving their lives for our freedom. Sadly, this cannot be said of most Americans.

As we celebrate Memorial Day this year, I hope that Americans will remember that there is more to this day than hot dogs and hamburgers. I truly hope that they remember, that as they celebrate with their family and friends, that many soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines stand in harm’s way, miles away from their families and friends. «Read the rest of this article»


Absent, but not forgotten!


The Color guard approaches

The Color guard approaches

It’s always a solemn occasion when a nation gathers to honor its soldiers, those who lived to come home, but even more importantly those who did not. There are 33 missing POW/MIA’s from the State of Tennessee. Each one was honored in a ceremony on Public Square in Clarksville this Sunday evening.

The Memorial Day Candle light vigil is held by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 396. This is the 20th consecutive year for the ceremony. It was first held in 1989, the same year the local chapter was chartered. The initial list contained a total of 43 names, since that time 9 comrades have found their way home, the latest in 2005.

The colors were posted as an honor guard of Montgomery Central High School JROTC Students stood a silent vigil around the war memorial on public square. Then a single chair representing all of the POW/MIA’s nationwide was placed in a position of honor before the audience. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited, and a moment of silence was held. Then Rev. Elijah Oliver of delivered the invocation.

State Senator Tim Barnes was introduced and spoke a few words. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tanner Helps Preserve TN Veterans’ Memories at Library of Congress


tannerheaderWASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. John Tanner announced that his office is partnering with the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project to record an oral history of Tennessee’s military service through the stories of veterans from the 8th Congressional District. The Library of Congress will catalog video interviews conducted for the initiative.

“Many generations of Tennesseans have bravely answered the call to service,” Congressman Tanner said. “They have made history, and it is important that we help them document their first-hand experiences, share their stories of military life and combat, and honor their comrades, many of whom gave their lives in service.” «Read the rest of this article»

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The Tennnessee House GOP Review


The House GOP Review is a weekly feature that gives Tennesseans an in-depth look at what our Republican state legislators have been working on this week, and a glimpse into what’s planned for the coming week at our state house. This week’s highlights:

  • Abortion
  • Charter Schools

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The Clarksville Parks and Rec Report


The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse of activities and events available  for them to enjoy together as a family. This week’s highlights include:

  • Clarksville, TNMovies in the Park
  • Senior Games
  • Kids on Crafts
  • Pools
  • Downtown Market
  • Softball Leagues

Famous American writer Edwin Way Teale once said, “The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.”  At Parks and Recreation, we couldn’t agree more. May has a way of drawing us out of our shells to enjoy the outdoors, as well as bringing the joy of knowing summer is right around the corner. It is our hope that you will join us as we take pleasure in the final week of this beautiful month. «Read the rest of this article»


A Week’s Worth: News from the State Senate


sentimbarnes‘A Week’s Worth’ is a feature that gives Tennesseans an in-depth look at what State Senator Tim Barnes has been working on this past week, and a preview for the coming week in the Senate.

This week:

  • Graduation
  • Protecting our children at school
  • Made in the USA

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APSU literature professor to read his work in Nashville

APSU Literature Professor Blas Falconer

APSU Literature Professor Blas Falconer

Austin Peay State University LogoDr. Blas Falconer, an Austin Peay State University professor recently named a recipient of the 2009 Maureen Egan Writers Exchange Award, will read from his work next month in Nashville.

Falconer, who teaches literature at APSU, will present at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 3 at the Nashville Public Library, located at 615 Church St., between Sixth and Seventh avenues. The event is sponsored by the Nashville Public Library and the Women’s National Book Association.

A Nashville resident, Falconer earned his Ph.D. in creative writing and literature at the University of Houston and has taught at APSU since 2003. Falconer has won numerous honors and is the author of “A Question of Gravity and Light,” a collection of poems published by the University of Arizona Press in 2007. He is an editor for Zone 3: A Literary Journal, as well as the co-editor of two anthologies: “Mentor and Muse: Essays From Poets to Poets,” forthcoming from Southern Illinois University Press in 2010, and a collection of essays on contemporary Latino poetry, forthcoming from University of Arizona Press in 2011.

For more information on Falconer’s event, call (615) 862-5800.


Customs House Museum getting ready for their 2009 Flying High fundraiser


flyinghigh2009-2Flying High, the Customs House Museum’s 26th annual fundraiser will held on June 6th. Event co-chairs are Mary Luther and Liana Wallace, who have chosen a Spanish theme for the evening. This will be a night rich with dinner, dancing and bid auctions. Hosting the event are Jimmy and Piper Bell, who have graciously opened their home to the museum for its fundraiser.

The evening’s activities will include a silent auction and following the dinner, a live auction with items that include art by Suta Lee and Olen Bryant, a Titans “Weekend for Two,” and a Big Green Egg grill. The signature piece for this year’s auction was created by David Redmond, who is a retired dentist living in the Memphis area with ties to Clarksville. Redmond recently exhibited his watercolors at the Customs House Museum.

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Chamber’s Business After Hours goes tropical at Wingate Hotel


Chamber’s Business After Hours at Wingate by Wyndham-Clarksville’s 11th anniversary celebration tantalizes with tropical wonders!

The Wingate by Wyndham is celebrating their 11th anniversary in Clarksville

The Wingate by Wyndham is celebrating their 11th anniversary in Clarksville

The Chamber of Commerce’s May Business After Hours Showcase on Thursday at the Wingate Hotel (251 Holiday Drive), proved to be a smash hit with guests and presenters alike. The Business After Hours events are only open to Chamber of Commerce members, and provide a great opportunity to network with other community and business leaders. Thursday’s celebration marked the Wingate’s 11th anniversary and the stage was amply set. Area restaurants and caterers were everywhere with tasty samples galore! Palates of every consideration found something to tickle their fancy. «Read the rest of this article»

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