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Hemlock cuts 300 jobs

»Brittany Hickey Three hundred of Hemlock Semiconductor’s 400 employees will lose their jobs due to layoffs announced Jan. 14. Hemlock produces polysilicon which is used in the manufacturing of solar panels and brought a slew of job opportunities to town with it. The company broke ground on its Clarksville location ...

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APSU head coach leaves for NFL

»Philip Sparn psparn@my.apsu.edu APSU head football coach Rick Christophel submitted his resignation on Friday, Jan. 24. Christophel is leaving the head football coaching position at APSU, which he has held for the last six seasons to be an assistant coach for the Arizona Cardinals in the National Football League. Although ...

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Polar plunging for SOS Food Pantry

»BRITTANY HICKEY The Foy pool is going to be absolutely arctic on Jan. 31 when students and faculty join in the fourth annual Polar Plunge to support the APSU SOS Food Pantry. Last year 200 people dove into a 45 degree pool – that’s 40 degrees below normal swimming temperature. ...

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Obama unveils gun plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conceding “this will be difficult,” President Barack Obama urged a reluctant Congress on Wednesday to require background checks for all gun sales and ban both military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines in an emotion-laden plea to curb gun violence in America. The president’s sweeping, $500 million ...

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Obama’s second inauguration focuses on unity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Turning the page on years of war and recession, President Barack Obama summoned a divided nation Monday to act with “passion and dedication” to broaden equality and prosperity at home, nurture democracy around the world and combat global warming as he embarked on a second term before ...

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Texas campus issues alert amid reports of shooter

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas college has gone into a lockdown amid reports of a shooter on campus. Jed Young is the spokesman for the Lone Star College System campus in north Harris County. He says a shelter-in-place order has been issued. Emergency personnel have responded to the Houston-area college ...

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