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Austin Peay State University’s Candlelight Ball to be held May 8th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Last spring, the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic caused Austin Peay State University (APSU) to cancel its premier social event, the Candlelight Ball, for the first time in 36 years.

The ball, which raises money for vital student scholarships, is set to return next spring, and organizers are working to keep the annual celebration from suffering another disruption.

The 2019 (pre-COVID-19 pandemic) Austin Peay State University Candlelight Ball. (APSU)

The 2019 (pre-COVID-19 pandemic) Austin Peay State University Candlelight Ball. (APSU)

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AAA releases 2017 List of Top-Rated Tennessee Restaurants and Hotels

 

19 Tennessee Properties receiving AAA Four and Five Diamond Ratings

AAAKnoxville, TN – AAA, with the help of its undercover inspectors, has unveiled the hotels and restaurants that have earned the coveted Four or Five Diamond rating in the past 12 months.

New to the list in Tennessee is The Guest House at Graceland, located in Memphis. The Guest House at Graceland joins other exceptional properties in providing a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.

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AAA announces Hotel Diamond Rating List for 2016

 

AAAKnoxville, TN – From Beale Street in Memphis to the Appalachian mountains in Johnson City, Tennesseans and tourists alike travel the state each year to experience the unique city culture and rural landscape the state offers.

With millions of visitors to the state each year, travelers have a variety of ways to search for a hotel and find recommendations for things to do, but the most reliable and respected rating in the industry comes from AAA.

17 Tennessee hotels receive AAA Four and Five Diamond Ratings. (AAA)

17 Tennessee hotels receive AAA Four and Five Diamond Ratings. (AAA)

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Clarksville native Jake Rudolph to be inducted into Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

 

Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – Jake Rudolph — longtime high school football coach at Memphis University School — will join will 10 other inductees on June 6th in Nashville, TN at the Omni Hotel as a member of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015 inductees.

Joining Rudolph, who was born in Clarksville in 1929 and died on July 6th, 2008 after suffering a stroke recorded 295 wins in 39 yards as head coach of the MUS Owls — including a Class AA state championship in 1985 and runner-up finishes in 1983 and 1990. «Read the rest of this article»

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Former APSU Football Coach Boots Donnelly inducted into National Football Foundation Hall of Fame

 

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsAtlanta, GA – James “Boots” Donnelly, the only coach to lead Austin Peay State University football to an Ohio Valley Conference championship was inducted into the 2013 National Football Foundation (NFF) Division College Hall of Fame, Wednesday night.

The enshrinement ceremony was held at Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta. It was the first time the event was held in Atlanta, the new home of the Hall of Fame.

2013 National Football Foundation (NFF) Division College Hall of Fame inductees. (APSU Sports Information)

2013 National Football Foundation (NFF) Division College Hall of Fame inductees. (APSU Sports Information)

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A Glimpse into the Culture of a Faraway Land

 

the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso

A number of years ago when Bill and I lived in Charlottesville, Virginia, I worked for a while as the executive secretary for the Omni Hotel. During that time, the hotel hired a number of Tibetan refugees to work in the services area of the hotel. Bill and I came to know them and to like them very much. They were quiet, gentle people who worked very hard, made every effort to learn English, and contribute to the lives of those around them.

These fourteen Tibetans were in their early twenties and in order to save money, rented together a large white house in an old section of Charlottesville. Meticulously neat, their home was spotless and simply furnished.

We were honored to be invited to their celebration of the birthday of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. He actually attended this luncheon in their home. His translator from 1979 to 1989, Jeffrey Hopkins, was a member of the faculty of the University of Virginia at the time. It was through Professor Hopkins that the Dalai Lama learned of this feast.

These young people had prepared every imaginable type of Tibetan food. A long table was filled with meats, dumplings, desserts, fruits and every delightful taste to tempt one’s palate. «Read the rest of this article»

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