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Celebrating a Tennessee Triumph: New monument to honor Clarksville’s suffragists

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a July afternoon in 1914, more than 75 people crowded into a house on Madison Street for a meeting of the newly established Clarksville Equal Suffrage League.

The women who joined the league that afternoon spent the next six years facing ridicule and threats of violence in the pursuit of their goal – earning women the right to vote.

A woman casts her first vote in this miniature replica of the statue. (APSU)

A woman casts her first vote in this miniature replica of the statue. (APSU)

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APSU Football’s Kentel Williams named STATS FCS Preseason All-American

 

APSU FootballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) football senior running back Kentel Williams has been named Preseason Second-Team All-America as an all-purpose player by STATS FCS, it was announced, Tuesday.

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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 senior Brinna Lavelle to represent Team USA at World University Games

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) biology student Brinna Lavelle won a bronze medal for Team USA at the America Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil last July.

This July, the senior Governor hopes to win another medal on a bigger stage, the World University Games in Naples, Italy. She thinks she’ll do well.

Austin Peay State University’s Brinna Lavelle will compete in judo July 6th-7th at the World University Games in Naples, Italy. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Brinna Lavelle will compete in judo July 6th-7th at the World University Games in Naples, Italy. (APSU)

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to be held June 6th, 2019

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in Downtown Clarksville.

First Thursday Art Walk in Downtown Clarksville.

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Senator Marsha Blackburn, Armed Services Committee, Complete FY 2020 NDAA Markup

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and the Senate Armed Services Committee have completed the markup of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. Senator Blackburn advocated for several projects that are critical to groups in Tennessee.

“Tennessee is proud to be home to multiple military bases,” Senator Blackburn said. “The sacrifice our members of the military make in service to our country can never be repaid. It is essential that we provide our men and women in uniform with the support they need to protect the United States and to provide for their families. This bill seeks to meet that goal.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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APSU Baseball’s Parker Phillips hits 20th home run of the season as Govs fall 9-3 to Tennessee Vols

 

APSU BaseballKnoxville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball first baseman Parker Phillips opened the day with his program-record setting 20th home run, but the Governors could not fend off Tennessee in a 9-3 nonconference loss at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

Austin Peay Baseball first baseball Parker Phillips' 20th home run of the season puts him just outside OVC Top 10 list for single season home runs. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball first baseball Parker Phillips’ 20th home run of the season puts him just outside OVC Top 10 list for single season home runs. (APSU Sports Information)

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City of Clarksville, Montgomery County, join AARP Network of Age-Friendly States, Communities

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Montgomery County and the City of Clarksville have joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, which is part of the AARP Livable Community Initiative, Tennessee AARP and local officials announced Monday, May 6th, 2019.

AARP Tennessee Director Rebecca Kelly and AARP Community Outreach Director Stacy Pennington presented Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts with certificates officially welcoming the Clarksville-Montgomery County community into the AARP Network.  Col. Joseph Kuchan, Fort Campbell Garrison Commander, was recognized for the post’s willingness to support the community’s age-friendly efforts.

AARP Tennessee Director Rebecca Kelly and AARP Community Outreach Director Stacy Pennington presented Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts with certificates officially welcoming the Clarksville-Montgomery County community into the AARP Network. Col. Joseph Kuchan, Fort Campbell Garrison Commander, was recognized for the post’s willingness to support the community’s age-friendly efforts.

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APSU Baseball heads to Knoxville to take on Tennessee Vols

 

APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball team begins a four-game road trip that opens with a 5:00pm (CT), Tuesday, May 7th contest against Tennessee at Lindsey Nelson Stadium in Knoxville Tennessee. This is the Govs final regular season road trip of 2019.

Austin Peay Baseball is on the road Tuesday to play the Tennessee Vols at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball is on the road Tuesday to play the Tennessee Vols at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Baseball beats Jacksonville 8-3, Parker Phillips hits 49th, 50th career home runs

 

APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University baseball right fielder Parker Phillips hit his 50th career home run in Governors 8-3 nonconference victory against Jacksonville, Sunday afternoon, May 5ht, 2019 on Joe Maynard Field at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay Baseball seniors are honored Sunday before the game against Jacksonville. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball seniors are honored Sunday before the game against Jacksonville. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)

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