Austin Peay State University recently received national recognition.
APSU was named one of the best colleges in the nation to work for according to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
APSU was the only public university in Tennessee to make the list.
The results from the annual survey are based on information gathered from 46,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities.
In addition, APSU won honors in five categories this year, including collaborative governance, professional/ career development programs, teaching environment, confidence in senior leadership and tenure clarity and process.
APSU President Tim Hall was quoted as saying the survey results is a very satisfying affirmation of APSU, but the real goal of the university is not recognition-it’s being a community that values the needs and contributions of every individual.
The public is invited to attend an annual ball with money raised from the event to go towards preserving a local landmark.
Officials with the Green River Academy Preservation Society will be hosting the 2nd annual Blue Moon Ball on Saturday, September 8th from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. at 202 North Second Street in Guthrie.
Green River Academy President, Matthew Bailey says it’s is a charity event that showcases the unique culture and heritage of the southern United States.
Bailey says it’s important to preserve the academy to its former glory because it’s a part of local history.
This year’s ball will feature entertainment from Nashville’s live southern rock band Stretta, which has opened for Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and Daughtry.
For more information about the historic ball, contact 270-847-1488.
The first ever “Crofton Family Fun Day” will be tomorrow evening at Gordon Park.
A news release from organizer Bill Thielen says the event will be hosted by the North Christian Advancement Committee. Festivities begin at 6 and conclude at 9, with free hot dogs and beverages to be offered in addition to bouncers for children and a free spray park.
Christian County Sheriff’s Captain Chris Miller will be the featured speaker and will talk about the dangers of synthetic drugs, including bath salts. Thielen says awards will also be handed out to businesses that have supported the organization.
The meeting portion of the event will take place in the park gazebo. Thielen says attendees are only asked to bring a can good donation for their outreach campaign.
Registration will be underway tomorrow and Wednesday for Christian County Middle School students, who must come to the building and fill out necessary paperwork.
A fax from the school says sixth graders should come in tomorrow between 1 and 5pm. Seventh and eighth graders are asked to show up between 1 and 5pm Wednesday. A guardian must accompany all students to registration.
Students new to the school system should bring a birth certificate, social security card, most recent report card and proof of residence which can be a utility bill or rental agreement.
A previously unreported single vehicle accident involving a deer on the Pembroke Road sent a Pembroke-area man to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Injured in the mishap which occurred just before 6 Thursday evening was 47-year old Marston Powell of 3035 Stokes Road to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
The report from sheriff's Deputy Lyn Moe says Powell was traveling south on U.S.41 when a deer ran into his path and he couldn't avoid impact.
Powell was wearing his seat belt.