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At 111, oldest WWII veteran visits Memphis for documentary

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Despite the swelling crowd that milled about, silence descended on the baggage claim area of Memphis International Airport this past Thursday as the most famous passenger on Flight 511 sat in a wheelchair posing for photos with strangers and accepting handshakes from children born a full ...

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Last duet: Kenny, Dolly announce final performance together

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two of country music’s biggest stars, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, whose onstage chemistry spawned hit duets like “Islands in the Stream” and “Real Love,” will be making their final performance together this year. Rogers, who is retiring from touring, says his final performance with Parton ...

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Tennessee education coalition focuses on teacher diversity

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new report released by a group of Tennessee educator preparation programs focuses on eliminating the barriers preventing diverse candidates from choosing teaching as a career. The Tennessean reports the Trailblazer Coalition is led by Lipscomb University, Belmont University and the Nashville Teacher Residency and released its report ...

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Movies in the Park to feature APSU PeayClipse talk on “The Secret Lives of Astronomers”

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – As part of the ongoing PeayClipse lecture series, Austin Peay State University faculty member Dr. J. Allyn Smith will present a talk titled, “The Secret Lives of Astronomers” at 7 p.m. on July 22, during the City of Clarksville’s Movies in the Park Series, at McGregor Park. The talk ...

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New APSU scholarship honors trailblazing history professor Betty Joe Wallace

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Earlier this year, several of Betty Joe Wallace’s friends and former students gathered in the Austin Peay State University Morgan University Center for a special memorial dinner honoring the late history professor. On that winter evening, under the warm lights of the center’s ballroom, attendees heard familiar stories ...

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APSU student David Woods begins work on tree inventory of Clarksville campus

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — There is a tree near the Browning and McCord Buildings on the campus of Austin Peay State University that has seen it all. Over the years, the massive oak has watched Austin Peay grow from a normal school to a college to a University with over 10,000 students, ...

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