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Thanksgiving and it’s History

 

ThanksgivingClarksville, TN – People have had many reasons to give thanks throughout history. Thanks is given often in joyful celebration and sometimes in solemn, even prayerful, ceremony.

The United States has observed a national holiday for giving thanks for hundreds of years.

It is a time to celebrate family and friends, the arrival of crisp fall weather, the turning of the leaves, football, turkey, cornbread dressing and pumpkin pie.

1621 was the year of the First Thanksgiving

1621 was the year of the First Thanksgiving

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2020 Tennessee High School Football season kicks off this Week

 

Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA)Murfreesboro, TN – The much anticipated start of the high school football season is this week and as many as 120 games will be played during Week 1, five of which will be played on Thursday.

As we all know, “Friday Night Lights” may not look the same this year and it’s important for everyone to do their part as our students return to play. The TSSAA believes that every adult and every participant must do their part and follow the guidelines set forth by the association and conduct themselves safely and thoughtfully so that the schools can provide as many opportunities as possible for the student-athletes this fall.

It's High School Football time in Tennessee. (TSSAA)

It’s High School Football time in Tennessee. (TSSAA)

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TSSAA adopts COVID-19 regulations, Fall Sports contingency plans

 

Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA)Murfreesboro, TN – Convening its Board of Control Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 in Murfreesboro, the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) approved measures to outline the potential for a nearly complete football and girls’ soccer season.

The league also adopted unanimously its COVID-19 Coronavirus guidelines and procedures required of all member institutions who wish to compete in all athletics in the 2020-21 calendar school year.

A full copy of the regulations and fall sports rules modifications can be found on the TSSAA website.

TSSAA Board of Control met Wednesday to outline plan for Fall Sports.

TSSAA Board of Control met Wednesday to outline plan for Fall Sports.

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Ohio Valley Conference announces Changes to Fall Schedules of Olympic Sports

 

Ohio Valley Conference - OVCBrentwood, TN – The Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Board of Presidents has reiterated its intention for the Conference to commence competition this fall if the facts surrounding the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic support it.

The Board agreed to postpone the start of competition in fall Olympic sports until September 17th and to conduct conference-only competition in women’s soccer and volleyball. This decision does not include football at this time due to existing contractual matters.

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TSSAA Board hears update on efforts to minimize impact on Football, Girls’ Soccer Seasons

 

Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA)Hermitage, TN – The TSSAA Board of Control held a special called meeting on Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 to discuss plans for the upcoming football and girls’ soccer seasons due to the extended COVID-19 Coronavirus State of Emergency that is set to expire on August 29th.

Bernard Childress, Executive Director of the TSSAA, updated the Board on the status of discussions with the Governor’s legal counsel.

“We are working with the Governor’s legal counsel and based on the conversation we are having, we think it is best to delay any vote on a contingency plan,” stated Childress.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to reopen many Facilities, June 1st

 

City of Clarksville, Montgomery County enter Next Phase of Plans to bring back Fun and Games

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Many, but not all, Clarksville Parks and Recreation and Montgomery County Parks facilities and amenities will reopen Monday, June 1st, 2020 as the community enters the next phase of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reopening process.

Rental facilities, such as park pavilions, Wilma Rudolph Event Center, and Freedom Point will begin taking reservations. Each facility will have its own guidelines for maximum capacity, and social distancing will be required during events that use these facilities.

Clarksville Downtown Market

Clarksville Downtown Market

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How Thanksgiving Began

 

ThanksgivingClarksville, TN – Many people throughout history have had many reasons to give thanks. Thanks is given often in joyful celebration and sometimes in solemn, even prayerful, ceremony.

The United States has observed a national holiday for giving thanks for hundreds of years.

It is a time to celebrate family and friends, the arrival of crisp fall weather, the turning of the leaves, football, turkey, cornbread dressing and pumpkin pie.

1621 was the year of the First Thanksgiving

1621 was the year of the First Thanksgiving

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My Two Cents: Cowboy

 

My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterClarksville, TN – Parents want their children to be healthy and productive in life.  To give their kids every opportunity to excel.  Whether it’s in sports or academics. 

I’ve seen a lot of young people in Clarksville use sports as a vehicle to advance their education.  Baseball, football, soccer, tennis and golf are typically the activities you see kids participating in.  But, rodeo?

Eli Bock JR High Nationals Chute Dogging. (James Bock)

Eli Bock JR High Nationals Chute Dogging. (James Bock)

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Austin Peay State University student-athletes average 3.0 GPA for a record fourth straight semester

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) student-athletes posted a departmental grade-point average of 3.0 or better for a program-record fourth consecutive semester finishing the Spring 2019 semester with a 3.096 mark.

A department-record 70 percent of Austin Peay’s 289 varsity student-athletes earned academic honors for the spring semester. The last eight semesters dating back to Fall 2015 have yielded eight of the top-10 semester GPA’s since tracking data began in 1993. For just the fourth time, more than 100 Govs earned a spot on the Dean’s List, with 48 posting perfect 4.0 GPA’s for the semester.

Austin Peay student-athletes post department-wide 3.0 GPA for a record fourth straight semester. (APSU Sports Information)

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Thanksgiving

 

ThanksgivingClarksville, TN – Throughout history, many people have had many reasons to give thanks. Thanks is given often in joyful celebration and sometimes in solemn, even prayerful, ceremony.

A national holiday for giving thanks has been observed by the United States for hundreds of years.

It is a time to celebrate family and friends, the arrival of crisp fall weather, the turning of the leaves, football, turkey, cornbread dressing and pumpkin pie.

1621 was the year of the First Thanksgiving

1621 was the year of the First Thanksgiving

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