Clarksville, TN Online: News, Opinion, Arts & Entertainment.


Topic: Jackson MS

Are They Setting My Children Up for Failure

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – President Donald Trump, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and other leaders are pressing states and localities to do everything they can to reopen America’s schools safely this fall.

The cost of missing school—especially for rural and low-income students—is staggering.

The White House - West Wing. (Official White House Photo) «Read the rest of this article»

Sections: Politics | No Comments
 

Dodging the Roadkill: The People I Meet

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – When I started this journey three years ago, the first thing I noticed about being a biker was the people I would meet.  As you know, the motorcycle is a magnet for attention.  There’s something about it that draws the attention of everybody.  

As I would stop for gas, or take a break for something to eat, everybody had a motorcycle story.  It was and continues to be the best conversation starter on the planet.

I’m known for taking “selfies” with the people I meet on the road, and emphasizing how “I love the people I meet on this bike.”  Coming out of a career in broadcasting where everybody was selfish and superficial, it’s been so refreshing to meet real down to earth “genuine” people. 

Canadian Bikers

Canadian Bikers

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: Commentary | No Comments
 

Austin Peay State University Beef Cattle Show Team wins Second National Championship

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Beef Cattle Show Team is barely older than the livestock it shows, but the program has quickly made a name for itself as a competitor on the local, state and national levels.

They only reinforced that reputation when Ruby, the team’s prize heifer, or young female cow, was named Reserve Division Champion Percentage Simmental at the 2017 Dixie National Livestock show, held this past February in Jackson, Mississippi.

APSU Beef Cattle Show Team’s prize heifer Ruby was named Reserve Division Champion Percentage at the 2017 Dixie National Livestock show.

APSU Beef Cattle Show Team’s prize heifer Ruby was named Reserve Division Champion Percentage at the 2017 Dixie National Livestock show.

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: Education | No Comments
 


American Heart Association says Regular exercise may reduce High Blood Pressure risk in African Americans

 

Hypertension Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Regular swimming, biking or even brisk walks can help African Americans lower their chance of developing high blood pressure, according to new research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.

“High blood pressure is a major health issue for many African Americans,” said Keith Diaz, Ph.D., lead study author and assistant professor at the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health at Colombia University Medical Center in New York, New York.

Man checking blood pressure at office kiosk. (American Heart Association)

Man checking blood pressure at office kiosk. (American Heart Association)

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 

Smoking may increase kidney disease risk in African-Americans according to American Heart Association

 

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TXCigarette smoking is considered a universal health hazard, but it may be particularly damaging to kidney function among African-Americans smokers, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Cardiovascular and kidney diseases are closely linked, but few people are aware of the impact of smoking on kidney function,” said Michael Hall, M.D., study lead author and an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Cigarette smoking may be damaging to kidney function in African-Americans.

Cigarette smoking may be damaging to kidney function in African-Americans.

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 

American Heart Association says African-Americans with Depression more likely to have Strokes, Heart Attack

 

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – African Americans with major depressive symptoms – perceived stress, neuroticism, life dissatisfaction – had almost twice the increased risk of stroke and coronary heart disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Quality and Outcomes.

While depression is recognized as a consequence of stroke and coronary heart disease, a common term for the buildup of plaque in the heart’s arteries that could lead to heart attack, most studies have been conducted in white populations. «Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 

Instant Peay Play: APSU’s Jay Bowen adds experience to young Dave Loos coaching staff

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – If anyone knows the importance of a quality and balanced coaching staff, Austin Peay State University’s “Dean’ of Ohio Valley Conference men’s basketball coach Dave Loos does.

But in a space of a couple of years he saw his long-time assistant coaches (Bret Campbell, Corey Gipson and Charles ‘Bubba’ Wells) leave the program for varied reasons and having those positions being replaced with young and upcoming coaches – until he added Jay Bowen to his staff for the second time.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball Assistant Coach Jay Bowen «Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 


APSU Men’s Basketball announces Jason Bowen returns as assistant coach

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s newest assistant basketball coach isn’t new to the Governors at all, and certainly not to head Coach Dave Loos.

Jay Bowen, who served as the Governors basketball assistant in 2001-02, is back at APSU for a second time and a third with APSU’s head coach. He replaces Bubba Wells, who resigned in early May.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball Assistant Coach Jay Bowen «Read the rest of this article»

Sections: Sports | No Comments
 

American Heart Association says African-Americans at lower Socioeconomic Levels have increased risk of Heart Disease, Stroke

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – African Americans at lower socioeconomic levels, particularly women and younger adults, are at greater risk of heart disease and stroke than those in higher socioeconomic positions, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the No. 1 killer of all Americans, but the burden is greater for African Americans.

African Americans, especially women and young adults at lower socioeconomic levels have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. (American Heart Association)

African Americans, especially women and young adults at lower socioeconomic levels have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. (American Heart Association)

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 

Governor Bill Haslam memorializes six Tennesseans including Clarksville solider who made the ultimate sacrifice

 

Four Special Forces Service Members Among Those Remembered for Memorial Day

Tennessee Department of Veterans AffairsNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston of the Tennessee Military Department to pay tribute to six Tennesseans who gave the ultimate sacrifice, including a service members previously missing in action for several decades. Haslam presented surviving family members with the Honor and Remember Flag and an Iris which is the official state flower.

Staff Sergeant Lawrence Woods of Clarksville was among eight service members killed in a plane crash on October 24th, 1964 and was the first Tennessean to be declared missing in action (MIA) leading up to the Vietnam War.  Woods was serving with the 5th Special Forces Group based out of Fort Campbell.  The United States Army Staff Sergeant was aboard a C-123 Provider aircraft that crashed when it was struck by enemy fire while resupplying the U.S. Special Forces camp at Bu Prang, Vietnam.  Lisa Szymanski, Steven Woods and Deborah Secriskey received the presentation on behalf of their father.

Top row: Warrant Officer Judson Mount, SSG Stephen New, SSG Lawrence Woods  Bottom row: SSG Daniel Lee, Maj. Howard Andre Jr., Warrant Officer Sean Mullen

Top row: Warrant Officer Judson Mount, SSG Stephen New, SSG Lawrence Woods. Bottom row: SSG Daniel Lee, Maj. Howard Andre Jr., Warrant Officer Sean Mullen.

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 



  • Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On TwitterVisit Us On PinterestVisit Us On YoutubeCheck Our FeedVisit Us On Instagram
  • Personal Controls