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Leading Through Black Excellence by APSU: Lt. Gen. Ronald Bailey

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Lt. Gen Ronald Bailey (retired) serves as the vice president for external affairs at Austin Peay State University (APSU). He oversees the University’s offices of advancement, communication and strategic initiatives. Prior to joining the Austin Peay State University senior leadership team, he was the deputy commandant for Plans, Policies and Operations for the U.S. Marine Corps.

Retired Lt. General Ronald Bailey

Retired Lt. General Ronald Bailey

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TWRA names Jay McClellan Engineering Division Chief

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Jay McClellan has been named the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Engineering Division Chief. McClellan moves in to his new role after serving as the Assistant Engineering Chief since September 2010.

As TWRA Engineering Chief, McClellan is responsible for the overall supervision of the division. His duties include the planning, scheduling, and design of projects for TWRA boating access, wildlife management areas, and hatcheries.

TWRA Engineering Division Chief Jay McClellan.

TWRA Engineering Division Chief Jay McClellan.

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Marine Corps League to celebrate U.S. Marine Corps Birthday this Sunday at Strawberry Alley Ale Works

 

Marine Corps LeagueClarksville, TN – You are invited to the 245th Birthday Celebration of the United States Marine Corps on Sunday, November 8th, 2020, at Strawberry Alley Ale Works Upstairs.

Marine Corps League #603 will be hosting a social hour with a cash bar, beginning at 5:00pm. The ceremony will take place at 6:00pm. Dinner and dancing will follow. Attire for the evening is formal, to include dress blues, red blazer, formal or church clothes.

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Habitat for Humanity elects 4 new board members

 

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County TennesseeClarksville, TN – Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, Tennessee (HFHMCTN) has elected four new members to the affiliate’s Board of Directors. Joining the board are Ronald Bailey, Aminah Eyiowuawi, Sonda Finley, and John Johnson.

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County’s newest board members meet for an onboarding workshop in the new community space at the Clarksville ReStore.

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County’s newest board members meet for an onboarding workshop in the new community space at the Clarksville ReStore.

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NASA Astronauts aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon make Historic Launch from American Soil

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – For the first time in history, NASA astronauts have launched from American soil in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley lifted off at 2:22pm CDT Saturday on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

“Today a new era in human spaceflight begins as we once again launched American astronauts on American rockets from American soil on their way to the International Space Station, our national lab orbiting Earth,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched from Launch Complex 39A on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard, Saturday, May 30, 2020, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched from Launch Complex 39A on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard, Saturday, May 30, 2020, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

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Tennessee Titans play Houston Texans at Nissan Stadium, Sunday

 

Tennessee Titans (8-5) vs. Houston Texans (8-5)

Sunday, December 15th, 2019 | Noon CST
Nashville, TN | Nissan Stadium | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – In a battle for first place in the AFC South, the Tennessee Titans (8-5) host the Houston Texans (8-5) this week at Nissan Stadium (capacity 69,143). Kickoff is scheduled for noon CST on Sunday, December 15th, 2019.

It is the first of two Titans-Texans contests in the final three weeks of the season. They will conclude the regular season against each other in Houston on December 29th. A sweep by either team will result in a division championship.

Tennessee Titans play the Houston Texans with first place in AFC South on the line Sunday at Nissan Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans play the Houston Texans with first place in AFC South on the line Sunday at Nissan Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

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Austin Peay State University’s award-winning winemaker Kelley Price

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When she first started work as an instructor in the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Culinary Arts program, Chef Kelley Price, a former U.S Marine Corps Military Police Officer, thought she might be a bit twisted. Not in a bad way. She’s just easily bored and likes to mix things up a bit.

Austin Peay State University Culinary Arts program instructor Chef Kelley Price. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Culinary Arts program instructor Chef Kelley Price. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University receives $100,000 grant from Tennessee to host Veterans’ Reconnect Conference

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) to host a two-day Veterans’ Reconnect Conference on the University’s campus.

The conference, “Bridging the Gaps: Tennessee Institutions Leading the Change for Military/Veteran Transition,” will take place October 14th-15th, 2019 at the APSU Morgan University Center.

Austin Peay State University to host Veterans’ Reconnect Conference, October 14th-15th. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University to host Veterans’ Reconnect Conference, October 14th-15th. (APSU)

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Dodging the Roadkill: Tragedy

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – The motorcycle community is reeling this weekend after the news of a horrific accident that killed seven bikers in Randolph, New Hampshire.  The victims were members of the Jarheads Motorcycle Club which is comprised of former and active duty U.S. Marines.

Witnesses and First Responders said it was one of the most devastating accident scenes they had ever seen.  I’m not going to recount the details of the accident, as you can read all about it here.

When I first read the story, my heart just sank.  My emotions went from anger to sadness in a matter of minutes.  I think we all felt the same way, as we once again were reminded of the dangers of this lifestyle that we love so much.

Jarheads Motorcycle Club

Jarheads Motorcycle Club

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Four Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers to compete in 2019 Warrior Games

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – On June 21st through June 30th, 2019, Four Soldiers assigned to the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion will compete in Tampa Florida in the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games hosted by the U.S. Special Operations Command.

The DOD Warrior Games is an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. The games highlight the resiliency and warrior spirit of participants despite their wounds, injury or illness.

Shay Hampton, Department of Defense Warrior Games athlete raises the ceremonial torch at the opening ceremony of the Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 2, 2018. This year's opening ceremony is June 22 in Tampa, Florida. Four Soldiers from the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion are among the 300 U.S and international competitors.  (U.S. Air Force, Senior Airman Dennis Hoffman)

Shay Hampton, Department of Defense Warrior Games athlete raises the ceremonial torch at the opening ceremony of the Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 2, 2018. This year’s opening ceremony is June 22 in Tampa, Florida. Four Soldiers from the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion are among the 300 U.S and international competitors. (U.S. Air Force, Senior Airman Dennis Hoffman)

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