Dr. Mark Green Announces Rural Task Force


Task force will be led by Dr. Page Walley of Bolivar
Mark Green for Congress

Franklin, TN – Dr. Mark Green announced the formation of a rural task force for his congressional campaign today. Led by former DCS Commissioner Page Walley, the task force will advise Green on issues facing rural Tennessee.

Joining the task force will be elected officials, business leaders, and community leaders in the rural counties across the 7th congressional district.

Dr. Mark Green

“As Tennessee continues to grow, our rural communities are facing serious challenges. Having grown up on a dirt road in a small rural town, I have seen those challenges firsthand and look forward to working with this task force to find solutions,” noted Green.

Currently the Vice Mayor of Bolivar and a managing director of a large national foundation, Dr. Walley has served as Commissioner of both the Alabama Department of Human Resources and as Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Children’s Affairs. Prior to his service in Alabama, Walley served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1990 to 2000 and subsequently as the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

“It’s a privilege to have been asked to chair this task force addressing the special needs that our rural counties and communities are facing in the 7th District. When Mark spoke with me about my original interest in considering a run for Congress, I shared that we cannot pass by the needs and hopes of our rural families and farmers,” stated Walley. “I am proud that he not only has this same, deep conviction but intends to make sure we lift up the voices and values of our rural 7th district citizens.”

For more information on Dr. Mark Green, please visit: www.markgreen4tn.com




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APSU Sports Information
APSU Men’s Tennis

Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team begins a seven-game road trip this weekend, starting with a 5:00pm, Saturday, February 3rd contest against Lipscomb and then traveling to Louisville for a 6:00pm start, Sunday.

Austin Peay Men’s Tennis travels to Lipscomb Saturday for 5:00pm match then heads to Louisville for 6:00pm Sunday game. (APSU Sports Information)
#18 Tennessee Vols vs. Oil Miss

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 | 5:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: SEC network

Tennessee Volunteers – UT Vols

Knoxville, TN – No. 18 Tennessee remains at home Saturday for a matchup with Ole Miss in Thompson-Boling Arena, where the Vols will look to extend their four-game winning streak. The game tips at 5:00pm CT and will be televised live on SEC Network and streamed online via WatchESPN.

The Vols (16-5, 6-3 SEC) are coming off an 84-61 victory over LSU at home, marking UT’s second 23-point win in as many games. Tennessee’s recent success has been a result of stellar defensive play, as the Volunteers are holding opponents to just 58.7 points per game over the last six contests. The group ranks as the No. 7 team in the country for defensive efficiency according to KenPom.

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Austin Peay (13-10 / 8-3 OVC) at Southeast Missouri (10-14 / 4-7 OVC)

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 | 4:15pm CT
Cape Girardeau, MO | Show Me Center

APSU Men’s Basketball

Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball looks to begin a road winning streak when the Govs travel to Cape Girardeau, Missouri to take on Southeast Missouri.

After back-to-back 90-point outings, the Govs defeated UT Martin, 59-57, in Thursday’s contest–their first win when scoring less than 60 points since January 24th, 2015.

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball looks to sweep Southeast Missouri Redhawks Saturday at the Show Me Center. (APSU Sports Information)
Nashville Zoo

Nashville, TN – Nashville Zoo is hosting a weekend job fair on February 11th–12th, 2018 from 9:00am–4:00pm for those interested in working at the Zoo during the 2018 busy season.

The Zoo is looking for quality employees who are available to work flexible hours on weekdays as well as weekends in the spring, summer and fall seasons

Representatives from the Zoo’s maintenance, horticulture, and guest services departments will be available to answer questions and receive resumes and job applications.

Seasonal positions include: guest services associates, groundskeepers, horticulture technicians and custodians.

Nashville Zoo Job Fair to be held February 11th-12th, 2018.
Austin Peay (12-10 / 5-6 OVC) at Southeast Missouri (11-12 / 6-5 OVC)

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 | 2:00pm CT
Cape Girardeau, MO | Show Me Center

APSU Women’s Basketball

Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team continues their four-game road swing 2:00pm, Saturday, February 3rd against Southeast Missouri.

The Govs are coming off a tough game at UT Martin, where the offense struggled to find production against the Skyhawk pressure.

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball travels to Cape Girardeau to take on Southeast Missouri Saturday afternoon. (APSU Sports Information)

Clarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is featuring the mixed media art of Sloane Bibb in the exhibition Storied Elements.

The walls of the Crouch Gallery are a dreamland of wonders such as chickens in heels, women in dresses filled with flowers and birds, and a Bell jar of butterflies.

The Mixed Media Art of Sloane Bibb on display at the Customs House Museum.

Clarksville, TN – On Friday February 2nd, 2018, Clarksville Police Chief Ansley and The Red Cross recognized two officers, Donald Gipson and Darren Koski for their actions during an emergency situation.

Chief Ansley presented the officers with the prestigious Medal of Valor and Katy Hagstrom gave the officers a Red Cross Extraordinary Personal Action Certificate.

Clarksville Police Officers (L to R) Darren Koski and Donald Gipson with their Medal of Valors.
Michael McWhorter’s 45 years tops this year’s list
City of Clarksville – Clarksville, TN

Clarksville, TN – For Michael McWhorter, who’s worked for the Clarksville Gas and Water Department for more than four decades, the first day on the job remains among the most memorable.

“I was 18, just out of high school, and this was my first full-time job,” McWhorter said. “On the way to work that Monday, my car ran out of gas at the Kraft Street/Riverside Drive intersection., so I ran all the way to Gas & Water, which was on Public Square in those days. I was about five minutes late, but it turned out all right.”

Michael McWhorter, Materials Management Supervisor at Clarksville Gas and Water, accepts a 45-year service pin from Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan. He was the longest serving of the 285 City employees who received pins from McMillan during her annual employee service awards breakfast on Thursday.

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water currently has water turned off on Seventh Street from Madison Street to Commerce Street to repair a water main leak. The road will also be closed to traffic. Area residents may experience low water pressure or water outage during the repair.

The road is anticipated to be reopened and the repair work complete by approximately 3:00pm.

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Clarksville, TN – During the winter break, a group of Austin Peay State University students and a staff member traveled to Flovilla, Georgia, for an Alternative Break Trip.

The group stayed in a cabin on Lake Macintosh in Indian Springs State Park.

APSU Students work with Park Rangers at Indian Springs State Park during Winter Break.Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)

Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery Central Elementary is one of 63 U.S. schools to have been named a 2017 National Title I Distinguished School. Schools are selected either for exceptional student performance overall, for significantly closing the achievement gap between student groups, or for excellence in serving special populations of students. Montgomery Central was selected for excellence in serving special populations of students.

MCES recognized with Point of Pride at School Board meeting. From left, retired MCES principal Nancy Grant, Principal Loralee BeCraft, Assistant Principal Roshae Harrison, School Board member Josh Baggett.

Written by Ashley Hume and Patrick Lynch
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Greenbelt, MD – A slab of sandstone discovered at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center contains at least 70 mammal and dinosaur tracks from more than 100 million years ago, according to a new paper published January 31st in the journal Scientific Reports. The find provides a rare glimpse of mammals and dinosaurs interacting.

The tracks were discovered by Ray Stanford — a local dinosaur track expert whose wife, Sheila, works at Goddard. After dropping off Sheila at work one day in 2012, Stanford spotted an intriguing rock outcropping behind Shelia’s building on a hillside. Stanford parked his car, investigated, and found a 12-inch-wide dinosaur track on the exposed rock.

A model of a Nodosaur dinosaur sits inside what is believed to be the fossil of a Nodosaur footprint. The footprint was found by Ray Stanford a local dinosaur hunter. (NASA/Goddard/Rebecca Roth)Nashville Predators

Clarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators won an overtime thriller to begin their four game road trip tonight, against the New York Islanders, 5-4. Ryan Johansen tied the game with just under one minute in regulation, then THE captain, Roman Josi scored the game winner to earn the Predators the two points.

In what can only be described as one of the most exciting comebacks in Nashville Predators history, Nashville gets the win in a battle of goaltenders as Pekka Rinne and New York’s Jaroslav Halak put on a clinic.

Nashville Predators celebrate the game tying goal by center Ryan Johansen (92) against the New York Islanders during the third period at Barclays Center. (Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)
#15 Tennessee Vols at #24 Kentucky

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 | 6:00pm CT
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena | TV: ESPN

Tennessee Volunteers – UT Vols

Lexington, KY – Playing its best ball of the season, 15th-ranked Tennessee heads to Rupp Arena on Tuesday night, February 6th for a showdown with rival Kentucky. The game is set to tip at 6:00pm CT and will be televised on ESPN for “Super Tuesday.”

The Vols (17-5, 7-3 SEC) enter the contest as winners of their last five games and eight of the last nine. During the stretch, defense has been the key for UT’s success. Tennessee has held its opponents to under 65 points in each of the last seven outings and now ranks 6th in defensive efficiency in the KenPom rankings.

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APSU Sports Information
APSU Men’s Basketball

Brentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team senior Averyl Ugba has been named adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Player and Newcomer of the Week.

Additionally, the forward from Silver Spring, Maryland was named College Sports Madness OVC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

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Clarksville Police Department – CPD

Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department wants to make the public aware, there is an illegal video being distributed through Facebook Messenger involving a young girl performing an illicit act with an adult male. It has been circulating across the country.

FIRST AND FOREMOST, DO NOT SHARE THIS VIDEO even if it appears to be coming from a friend. There is no purpose to forward, share, or view the video in an effort to catch to catch the perpetrator.

Child Pornography

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City of Clarksville – Clarksville, TN

Clarksville, TN – Leaders of the Clarksville Cycling Club met with Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan recently to discuss ways to promote bicycle-related activities in the Clarksville area.

Alex King, board member and past president, and Lawrence Mize also signaled support for the City’s efforts to create an advocacy group to promote a more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly community.

Clarksville Cycling Club members Lawrence Mize and Alex King present Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan with an official club riding jersey during a recent meeting at City Hall.

Clarksville, TN – On January 3rd, 2018, around 4:55pm, Clarksville Police Officers attempted a traffic stop in the area of Circle Drive when the tag on a maroon Blazer did not come back registered to the vehicle. The vehicle fled from the officers when the traffic stop was initiated.

It was later found behind a house on Woody Hills Drive. Officer Hudgin approached the vehicle, he heard voices, and started to yell verbal commands, at which time, Jason Evitts, appeared from the corner of the house with his hands up. When Evitts was told to get on the ground, he complied and was handcuffed by Officer McLaughlin.

(Top) Jason Ray Evitts and (Bottom) Levi Louis West

Clarksville, TN – Anyone passing through the Intercontinental Hotel in New Orleans last month might have paused at all the strange questions drifting out of the hotel’s meeting rooms.

“Are werewolves from Europe or Ancient Arabia?” “How did American soldiers fare during World War I?” “Why did Nashville legalize prostitution in the late 19th century?”

Austin Peay State University students give presentations at Biennial Phi Alpha Theta National History Conference.
Congressman Marsha Blackburn

7th District of Tennessee

Washington, D.C. – At President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, he invited a very important guest from our own Clarksville, TN. We all know that any person who signs up for the armed services already exhibits an extraordinary character.

The sacrifice that they, and their families, make to serve our country is beyond measure. Through their commitment to protecting our nation, we are forever in their debt. America is the greatest country on earth, but it can only remain so because of the selfless acts of those who serve in our military.

Honoring Staff Sergeant Justin Peck
Instant Peay Play – APSU Sports

Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team will open its 33rd season of play this coming weekend, February 9th-11th, as it travels to Statesboro, GA, to participate in the Georgia Southern Eagle Round Robin.

This season-opening weekend will also mark the first games played under new Govs head coach Rodney DeLong, who was named the programs ninth head coach in June 2017 after serving on the coaching staff at Georgia Tech.

2018 Austin Peay State University Softball Team. (APSU Sports Information)
APSU Sports Information

Louisville, KY – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team dropped a tough 7-0 decision against Louisville, Sunday.

The Govs (0-4) knew they had a challenge ahead with Louisville (4-3) boasting a ranked singles player and a ranked doubles pairing.

Austin Peay Men’s Tennis loses tough match to Louisville Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

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