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UPDATE: CPD Investigating shots fired near APSU

By Emily DeSpain Staff Writer   Clarksville Police are currently investigating a report of shots fired in Lincoln Homes. Police responded to the call at 2:45 p.m. on June 4, 2014. According to a university wide email from APSU Police Chief Michael J. Kasitz, CPD has two suspects in custody at this time. If you […]

TBR approves Alisa White as APSU’s next president

By Chelsea Leonard Staff Writer On Monday, June 2, the Tennessee Board of Regents unanimously accepted APSU‘s recommendation of Alisa White as the next president. White will assume her role as president on June 30. The Board met via telephone in the afternoon of June 2 to decide on TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation for […]

Features

Top 10: Sean shares his Bonnaroo favorites

>>By Sean McCully, Guest Writer 10. The anticipation of arriving at Bonnaroo. This comes in at number ten because it is simultaneously the best and worst part of the entire experience. You buy your tickets and the anticipation begins, ultimately climaxing the night before your trek to the neon gates, and you can’t even sleep for […]

Conor’s top 10 shows at Bonnaroo 2014

10. MS MR. This is a show I was looking forward to going into Bonnaroo, and I rushed there from Real Estate’s set the first night to catch as much as I could. I definitely wasn’t disappointed; MS MR rocked “The Other Tent,” playing some hits and a killer cover of LCD Soundsystem’s “Dance Yrself […]

Sports

Monday Blog: British Open win by McIlroy is huge for golf

It was a great weekend for the McIlroy family. The 25-year-old Rory won the biggest tournament in his eyes, The Open Championship, set in the heartlands of his home territory in Europe. It was McIlroy’s third major championship, along with the 2011 U.S. Open and 2012 PGA Tournament titles, but this year’s British Open will […]

Monday Blog: APSU football news + LeBron, World Cup talk

After a week off, the Monday Blog is back. To make up for the time off, I’m focusing on three different topics this week. I can’t write this without talking about “The Decision 2.0″ as LeBron James returns to Cleveland, and of course the World Cup Final between Germany and Argentina. But first, there’s news […]

Perspectives

White House threatens to ban selfies with Obama

>> Chelsea Leonard The Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz lucked up with taking what may be the last presidential selfie with Obama. Ortiz snapped the shot while he visited the White House with the 2013 World Series winners. Unknown to the president, Ortiz has an endorsement deal with Samsung, the company that sponsors the phone […]

Unemployment benefits could be extended

>> Valerie Mcallister The U.S. government is in complete disarray. Many Americans remain jobless and therefore, are financially unstable. Thankfully, our government is “of the people and for the people.” Despite what some Americans believe, one of our government’s top priorities is coming to the aid of the less fortunate. They do this in numerous […]

STATE / National News

Fort Campbell soldier charged with sexual battery

CLARKSVILLE (AP) — A Fort Campbell soldier has been charged with sexual battery after police say he acted sexually aggressive toward a woman. The Leaf-Chronicle reported (http://leafne.ws/1n3URnt ) that 20-year-old Stephen Michael Griffin, surrendered to Clarksville police at the post just after 11 p.m. Saturday, July 19. Police say Griffin tried to kiss a woman, then […]

Tennessee students cycling across country

KNOXVILLE (AP) — A group of University of Tennessee students has traveled nearly 3,000 miles by bicycle to draw attention to the issue of human trafficking, and they have just a few more days to go. They call themselves the Freedom Cyclers. Their journey started last month in Los Angeles. WATE-TV (http://bit.ly/1ray22u ) says the bikers […]

US trying to determine why jet down in Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration scrambled Thursday, July 17, to determine what brought down a passenger jet in Ukraine and whether any Americans were killed in an incident that could worsen the already tense conflict near the Ukraine-Russia border. President Barack Obama made no mention of who might be responsible for the crash of […]

Senate GOP blocks bill on contraception coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans on Wednesday, July 16, blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections, a legislative setback for Democrats that they hope will be a political winner in November’s elections. The vote was 56-43 to move ahead on the measure, […]