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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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Applications, enrollment, graduation all on the rise

» By TIFFANY HALL- thall29@my.apsu.edu More people are now applying and being accepted at APSU than ever before. In fact, this year’s applications for freshmen admission are up 24 percent from last year. Within the past four years, APSU has hired 60 new faculty members and the student to faculty ...

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Tenn. traffic deaths among lowest in half century

» ASSOCIATED PRESS Knoxville, Tenn. — Tennessee’s highway deaths in 2011 stayed below 1,000 for just the third time in 48 years, according to preliminary figures. The state had 947 traffic-related deaths last year, in what may be the safest 12 months on Tennessee roads in nearly a half century, ...

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