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Lamar Alexander, Doug Jones Introduce Bill to Simplify the FAFSA

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) have introduced legislation to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that nearly 20 million families fill out every year to apply for federal student aid. 

“The 108-question FAFSA is one of the biggest challenges low-income students who want to go to college face,” Alexander, chairman of the Senate education committee, said. “Former Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam told me that Tennessee has the highest rate of filling out the FAFSA, but it is still the single biggest impediment to more students enrolling in Tennessee Promise, our state’s free, two-year community college program.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee offers Reward for Information on Curtis Watson

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has announced that the State of Tennessee is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of Curtis Watson, who is a suspect in the murder of Tennessee Department of Correction Administrator Debra Johnson.

“We need Tennesseans’ help,” said Governor Bill Lee. “I urge any person with information that can help us locate and apprehend this individual to contact the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation immediately.”

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued a Blue Alert for Curtis Ray Watson.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued a Blue Alert for Curtis Ray Watson.

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Austin Peay State University Summer Commencement speaker to be Circuit Court Judge Kathryn Olita

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Friday, August 9th, 2019, the Austin Peay State University summer Commencement keynote address will be given by Circuit Court Judge Kathryn Olita, 19th Judicial District, at 2:00pm in the APSU Dunn Center.

Olita, a Clarksville-native, attended Northeast High School and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Austin Peay Summer Commencement speaker to be Circuit Court Judge Kathryn Olita. (APSU)

Austin Peay Summer Commencement speaker to be Circuit Court Judge Kathryn Olita. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University student scholarship created by Billy Atkins Family, Legends Bank

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) Foundation recently received a generous gift from Billy Atkins and Legends Bank to create the Billy Atkins Family Endowed Scholarship. Atkins will provide additional funding to allow the scholarship to be awarded during the 2019-20 academic year.

Austin Peay President Alisa White, Billy Atkins and APSU Vice President Ronald Bailey sign paperwork to create the new scholarship. (APSU)

Austin Peay President Alisa White, Billy Atkins and APSU Vice President Ronald Bailey sign paperwork to create the new scholarship. (APSU)

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Four Generals Who Help Austin Peay State University Excel

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Austin Peay State University (APSU) was visited by outgoing Tennessee Governor Bill  Haslam, Haslam asked the school’s Board of Trustees what he should tell his successor about the University. Don Jenkins, a trustee, immediately mentioned Austin Peay’s military focus.

APSU President Alisa White (center) stands with Scott Brower, Gary Luck, Robin Mealer and Ronald Bailey, four retired generals now working for Austin Peay State University.

APSU President Alisa White (center) stands with Scott Brower, Gary Luck, Robin Mealer and Ronald Bailey, four retired generals now working for Austin Peay State University.

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Tuition Deferment Program partnership announced by APSU, National Guard

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Monday, June 17th, 2019, Austin Peay State University (APSU) and the Tennessee Army National Guard announced they’re partnering on a special tuition deferment program for Guard members.

Lt. Col. John Rigdon, commander for the Recruiting and Retention Battalion of the Tennessee Army National Guard, greets retired Lt. Gen. Ronald Bailey, vice president for External Affairs at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

Lt. Col. John Rigdon, commander for the Recruiting and Retention Battalion of the Tennessee Army National Guard, greets retired Lt. Gen. Ronald Bailey, vice president for External Affairs at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Former Governor Bill Haslam, U.S. Representative Mark Green, State Representative Jason Hodges to deliver APSU Commencement Addresses this May

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This May, three prominent Tennessee public servants will visit Austin Peay State University (APSU) to serve as commencement speakers for the University’s three commencement ceremonies.

Former Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, U.S. Representative Mark Green and State Representative Jason Hodges will be on campus May 3th and 4th, 2019 as Austin Peay State University, the state’s fastest-growing public University, expands its graduation celebration to two days.

(L to R) Former Governor Bill Haslam, U.S. Representative Mark Green and State Representative Jason Hodges to speak at APSU Commencement Ceremonies.

(L to R) Former Governor Bill Haslam, U.S. Representative Mark Green and State Representative Jason Hodges to speak at APSU Commencement Ceremonies.

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Tennessee Unemployment Holds Steady During December

 

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Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – New data released Thursday by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips showed Tennessee’s statewide unemployment rate held steady during the final month of 2018.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System announces change in Spring Semester Calendar

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – Due to special elections announced last week by the Montgomery County Election Commission, two dates in the 2019 Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) spring semester calendar will be changed to teacher professional development days with no students reporting.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System's Spring Semester Calendar changes due to special elections.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System’s Spring Semester Calendar changes due to special elections.

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Tennessee Unemployment continues dropping heading into Holiday Season

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips has released unemployment statistics that show the seasonally adjusted statewide jobless rate dropped by 0.1 of a percentage point in November to 3.6 percent. 

Tennessee employers added 3,400 nonfarm jobs between October and November.

November Tennessee Unemployment Decreases Slightly and Remains Near Historic Low.

November Tennessee Unemployment Decreases Slightly and Remains Near Historic Low.

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