Today marks the 202nd Anniversary of the 1811-12 New Madrid Earthquakes, which remains to be most the powerful earthquakes to hit the eastern part of the U.S. in recorded history.
To raise awareness of disaster preparedness, millions of citizens across the nation participated in this morning’s Great Central U.S. Shake Out drill.
Officials say over 12.5 million people were registered in Shake Out drills around the globe last year.
In Hopkinsville, Regional Citizens Corps Coordinator, Jim Creighton gave a presentation at the A.W. Watts Senior Citizens Center and offered advice on how residents can stay safe during an earthquake.
Officials with the Christian County Chamber of Commerce say they are sad to announce the resignation of the chamber’s President of Membership and Public Relations.
DeeAnna Yates offered her letter of resignation to Chamber President, Carter Hendricks to accept a position with Jennie Stuart Medical Center as their Marketing Relationship Manager.
Ms. Yates was quoted as saying that she appreciated the many relationships that she’s made and the critical work of supporting local businesses and chamber members.
Hendricks commented she has been a tremendous asset and will be hard to replace.
Ms. Yates’ last day at the chamber will be March 1st.
Stephanie McQueen will take over the chamber’s Diplomat program and the overall supervision of membership and marketing efforts.
Clarksville Police have identified two suspects in connection with a shooting incident at an apartment complex last month.
Two people were shot in the leg in the January 21st incident on Westfield Court and Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says arrest warrants on assault and reckless endangerment charges have been taken out against 22-year old Marcus Deshawn Briggs and 23-year old Martavious Demond Briggs of Nadia Drive.
Anyone who knows where the siblings are located should call Clarksville Police at 931-645-8477. Police say the men should be considered armed and dangerous.
Austin Peay State University has been named one of the nation’s top military friendly schools.
APSU received that distinction by the Military Advanced Education magazine in the publication's 2013 Guide to America’s Top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities.
Officials say the magazine, which has been in publication since 2005, provides information for military education service officers, transition officers and other top-level commands who work closely with service members, veterans and their families during active duty, transition and post-transition to optimize their armed forces educational benefits.
APSU is one of six schools in Tennessee to make the Top Military-Friendly list and was also recognized by GI Jobs magazine on its 2013 Military Friendly list and by Military Times magazine in its "2013 Best for Vets" ranking.