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Tennessee task force created to fight suicide

» associated press CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — A task force has been formed to look into the problem of suicides in Montgomery, Houston, Humphreys and Stewart counties. The counties were selected because they’ve had more than their share of suicides when compared to the rest of the state, Tennessee Suicide Prevention ...

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Taking the plunge

» By BRIAN BIGELOW – bbigelow@my.apsu.edu Ever wanted to jump into a pool of near freezing water with 200 other people for a good cause? Then maybe you were at the Polar Plunge. The brainchild of Kelly Kler, a former APSU graduate assistant, the Polar Plunge has become a campus ...

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Sen. Rand Paul stopped by Tennessee airport security

» ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington — Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, the son of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul and a frequent critic of the Transportation Security Administration, was stopped by security at the Nashville airport Monday, Jan. 23, when a scanner set off an alarm and Paul declined to allow ...

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Retired APSU Public Safety officer dies

» staff report Retired APSU Public Safety police officer, Lt. Loris Linda Ellsworth, 67, died at her home Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. Ellsworth served in the U.S. Army for 11 years as the first and only female aircraft technical inspector and 30 years with APSU campus police. Services were held ...

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Parents: Bullying caused teen’s suicide

» associated press GORDONSVILLE, Tenn. — The parents of a Middle Tennessee teenager say constant bullying over being gay led their son to kill himself. More than 100 family members and friends of 14-year-old Phillip Parker gathered Saturday, Jan. 21, in Gordonsville to remember his short life. His family told ...

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‘Save Our Students’ food pantry opens to help those in need

» By JENELLE GREWELL – jgrewell@my.apsu.edu Shannon Doss, a graduate student in Social Work, was sitting at Captain D’s waiting for her order, listening to an NPR radio show about food pantries closing down due to people using them so much and depleting the pantries of their supplies. She said ...

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