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Communications Director Smith to leave Haslam administration

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Communications Director David Smith is leaving Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration to start his own consulting business. Smith joined the governor’s Cabinet in 2015 after previously serving as press secretary for Haslam’s first term. He was also Haslam’s spokesman during the gubernatorial campaign of 2010.Haslam in ...

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An Introduction to Let’s Be Honest

Hello lovelies! My name is Jordan Privitt and I am the blogger behind “Let’s Be Honest.” I am so excited to be able to write this blog and to share not only my ideas, but also some information about things that are going on around Clarksville. Much of what you ...

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Gov. Haslam aims to privatize universities

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has begun exploring privatization options aiming to optimize the efficiency of state-funded organizations like universities and prisons. This would affect college students because it would make personal contact with business offices on campus harder to receive. A facilities management outsourcing request for information showed Haslam’s plans ...

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Govs welcome Ryan Ivey as new athletic director

In the spring of 2015, APSU began its search for a new athletic director to replace Derek Van der Merwe who served as the AD for a year and a half, and over 18 years in athletics. Van Der Merwe was promoted from AD to vice president of Advancement, Communications ...

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Haslam to promote free-tuition plan for Tennessee adults

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam will travel across the state this week to highlight an initiative for adults to attend a Tennessee college of applied technology free of tuition and fees. Tennessee Reconnect is a last-dollar scholarship program that was part of Haslam’s Tennessee Promise legislation passed last year. It ...

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