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Tennessee Department of Health Ramps Up COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is working with partners across the state to ensure the continued equitable and efficient distribution of COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccines in the community.

Vaccination appointments are currently available at county health departments in every grand division of the state.

More than One Million Tennesseans Vaccinated to Date

More than One Million Tennesseans Vaccinated to Date

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APSU Men’s Basketball begins 2020 with trip to Gulf Coast Showcase

 

APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – The first three games of the 2020-21 Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball schedule have been released, with the Govs slated to compete in bdG Sports’ #BeachBubble at the Gulf Coast Showcase, November 25th-27th, 2020 in Fort Myers, Florida.

Austin Peay State University Men's Basketball head coach Matt Figger. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Men’s Basketball head coach Matt Figger. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee honors Senator Lamar Alexander’s Significant Work on Great American Outdoors Act

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – On Friday, October 20th, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued a proclamation honoring U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander for his outstanding work in support of the country’s 419 national parks with the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act. Spearheaded by Senator Alexander, the Great American Outdoors Act was signed into law in August and represents the most significant conservation and outdoor recreation legislation in 50 years.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting gives update on Asian Carp, Duck Hunters Survey, Annual Awards

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAHumphreys County, TN – An update on Asian carp, results of a recent Tennessee duck hunters survey, and annual divisional awards presentations were among the business conducted at the October meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission.

The one-day meeting was held Friday in the Tom and Wendy Beasley Education Center at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Buffalo Ridge Refuge. It was the TFWC’s first formal meeting at Buffalo Ridge Refuge which comprises about 2,000 acres in southern Humphreys County.

Results from Tennessee Duck Hunters Survey was presented at the TFWC meeting.

Results from Tennessee Duck Hunters Survey was presented at the TFWC meeting.

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Lamar Alexander says Oak Ridge Corridor to Support New Advanced Nuclear Reactors

 

U.S. SenateMaryville, TN – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) says Oak Ridge National Laboratory will support the development of new advanced nuclear reactors after the U.S. Department of Energy awarded $160 million to two projects as part of the Advanced Reactors Demonstration Program (ARDP). 

The new program, which was created last year, is a cost-shared partnership between the federal government and private industry. The funding that was announced will support the construction of  two reactors that are intended to be operational in five to seven years.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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APSU Football game against East Tennessee postponed

 

APSU FootballClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team saw its 2020 contest against East Tennessee postponed due to the Southern Conference and ETSU’s postponement of all fall sports in response to the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

Austin Peay State University football home game against East Tennessee has been postponed due to COVID-19. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University football home game against East Tennessee has been postponed due to COVID-19. (APSU Sports Information)

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Lamar Alexander says most important Conservation Law in half a century is now Law

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – It is no exaggeration to say that something remarkable and historic happened this week. President Donald Trump signed into law the most important conservation legislation in a half century, the Great American Outdoors Act.

From the National Mall to the Great Smokies to the Grand Canyon to Pearl Harbor, too many of the 419 national park properties are in bad shape, and visitors often are shocked to find so many roads, picnic areas, trails, campgrounds and visitor centers in bad condition or even closed.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander says Most Important Conservation Law in a Half Century Would Not Have Happened Without President Donald Trump

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today joined President Donald Trump at the White House for the signing of the Great American Outdoors Act – bipartisan legislation Alexander sponsored that passed the Senate on June 17th, 2020 by a 73-25 vote and the House of Representatives on July 22nd, 2020 by a 310-107 vote.

The new law gives the biggest funding boost to the United States’ 419 national parks in half a century. The legislation incudes the “Restore Our Parks Act” that Alexander first introduced in 2018 and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which President Ronald Reagan’s Commission on Americans Outdoors recommended in 1985 when Alexander was its chairman.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander says Most Important Conservation Legislation in Half a Century Heads to President’s Desk

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Great American Outdoors Act by an overwhelming 310-107 bipartisan vote. The Senate passed the legislation 73-25 on June 17th, 2020 and the bill now heads to the president’s desk to be signed into law.

The legislation includes the “Restore Our Parks Act” that Alexander first introduced in 2018 and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which President Reagan’s ’s Commission on Americans Outdoors recommended in 1985 when Alexander was its chairman.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Austin Peay State University’s Aspiring Assistant Principal Program hosts town hall on Racial Equality

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) assistant professor of education Dr. Laura Barnett spent 16 years as a middle school principal, and every summer she tried to anticipate the challenges for the school year ahead.

Panel members Millard House, director of the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System; Dr. Diarese George, founder and executive director of the Tennessee Educators of Color Alliance; Dr. Marcus Matthews, author of “Urban ACEs: How to Reach and Teach Students Traumatized by Adverse Childhood Experiences,” and Dr. James Thompson, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of education. (APSU)

Panel members Millard House, director of the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System; Dr. Diarese George, founder and executive director of the Tennessee Educators of Color Alliance; Dr. Marcus Matthews, author of “Urban ACEs: How to Reach and Teach Students Traumatized by Adverse Childhood Experiences,” and Dr. James Thompson, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of education. (APSU)

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