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Clarksville-Montgomery County Selected for TVA Community Innovation Academy

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development CouncilClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council (EDC) is proud to announce Clarksville-Montgomery County will be one of only ten communities taking part in the recently launched Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Community Innovation Academy beginning in the spring of 2020.

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Hopkinsville Community College alumna Ashley Lesher wins National Math Award

 

Hopkinsville Community CollegeHopkinsville, KY – Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) Alumna Ashley Lesher was recently named the 1st place winner in the nation for the Student Research League competition held by The American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC). Over 40 teams participated in the nationwide competition.

Ashley received a $3,000 prize for her 1st place award.  According to HCC Math Professor Pat Riley, she was the only regional finalist who worked solo. Most of the other entrants were in groups of 2 to 3. 

Hopkinsville Community College alumna Ashley Lesher

Hopkinsville Community College alumna Ashley Lesher

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Austin Peay State University Business Students excel at Investment Competitions

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – If you’re looking for someone to manage your investments in the next few years, make sure they have a degree from Austin Peay State University (APSU). That’s because a group of APSU business students recently earned several prominent accolades for their work overseeing close to a million dollars in investment funds.

Austin Peay State University Business Students Blake Streeter, Patrick Bush, Griffin Dove, Matthew O’Brien, Riley Perkins and Bryan Warren. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Business Students Blake Streeter, Patrick Bush, Griffin Dove, Matthew O’Brien, Riley Perkins and Bryan Warren. (APSU)

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APSU SGI, TVA partner to save Southern Grasslands

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In the South, old-timers tell children, “Long ago, squirrels could run in trees from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River without touching the ground.” Austin Peay State University (APSU) professor of Biology Dr. Dwayne Estes hears that often and knows it’s not always polite to fight over Southern folklore.

Austin Peay Associate Professor of Biology, Dr. Dwayne Estes, leads a tour through Baker Prairie Natural Area.

Austin Peay Associate Professor of Biology, Dr. Dwayne Estes, leads a tour through Baker Prairie Natural Area.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Dams saved $1.72 billion in Flood Damage

 

Written by Leon Roberts
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN –  The 10 dams operated by the U.S. Corps of Engineers in the Cumberland River Basin performed as designed during the wettest February on record, saving an estimated $1.72 billion in would-be flood damage to the region.

The ability to hold back water where possible reduced impacts in Nashville by as much as 16 feet, preventing $1.5 billion of damage that would have resulted from higher water. The water level on the Cumberland River in Music City reached 40.93 feet with projects operating, but would have reached an estimated 57.2 feet if the storage projects upstream were not in existence.

Dale Hollow Dam on the Obey River in Celina, Tennessee, discharges water March 4th, 2019. (Don Busbice, USACE)

Dale Hollow Dam on the Obey River in Celina, Tennessee, discharges water March 4th, 2019. (Don Busbice, USACE)

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TVA River Management Handles Rainy 2018, Prepares for New Year

 

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

Tennessee Valley AuthorityKnoxville, TN – As 2018 draws to a close, yearly rainfall totals for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) region continue to climb to near record levels, and the trend for above average rainfall totals continues right up to year’s end.

“For the week before Christmas, rainfall averaged 2 inches in the eastern Valley and 1.4 inches in the western Valley,” said James Everett, senior manager for TVA’s River Forecast Center. “We began spilling and sluicing at several locations the day after Christmas to increase flows and increase flood storage capacity, and that will likely continue into the New Year.”

TVA’s River Management team is continuing its work over the holidays by doing what it’s been doing a lot this year: handling above average amounts rainfall and runoff across the Valley.

TVA’s River Management team is continuing its work over the holidays by doing what it’s been doing a lot this year: handling above average amounts rainfall and runoff across the Valley.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe announce Caymas Boats LLC to Establish Operations in Ashland City

 

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentAshland City, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Caymas Boats LLC officials have announced that the boat manufacturing company will establish operations in Ashland City.

Caymas Boats plans to invest $30.3 million and create approximately 280 jobs during the next five years. 

Caymas Boats LLC to manufacture a new line of premium fiberglass saltwater and freshwater fishing boats in Ashland City.

Caymas Boats LLC to manufacture a new line of premium fiberglass saltwater and freshwater fishing boats in Ashland City.

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Clarksville’s Florim USA receives 2017 TVA Carbon Reduction Award

 

Florim USA

Florim USAClarksville, TN – Florim USA was recently honored as one of a select number of businesses to receive the 2017 Tennessee Valley Authority Carbon Reduction Award.

In its first year, the award recognizes businesses that recorded the lowest carbon emission rates in 2017 as well as companies with the largest year-over-year carbon emission improvement for 2016-2017.

Florim USA CEO Marco Fregni (left) and Florim USA Environmental Manager Don Haynes (right) receive the 2017 Tennessee Valley Authority Carbon Reduction Award from Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation General Manager Chris A. Davis (center).

Florim USA CEO Marco Fregni (left) and Florim USA Environmental Manager Don Haynes (right) receive the 2017 Tennessee Valley Authority Carbon Reduction Award from Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation General Manager Chris A. Davis (center).

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Austin Peay State University Biology Department receives $600,000 from Hageman Estate

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Ben Stone, Austin Peay State University emeritus professor, grew up the second youngest of seven children, so his interests in biology and education didn’t often make it into the family’s crowded, dinner table conversations.

“In 1953, there wasn’t much encouragement from my family to go to college,” he said.

The late John and Hilda Hageman believed in education and the mission of Austin Peay State University.

The late John and Hilda Hageman believed in education and the mission of Austin Peay State University.

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Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Issues Precautionary Fish Consumption Advisories for Portions of Pigeon River, Nolichucky River

 

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced the issuance of precautionary fish consumption advisories for smallmouth bass and channel catfish in the downstream portions of the Pigeon River and the Nolichucky River.

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