Nashville, TN – The National Weather Services has issued a heat warning for Clarksville-Montgomery County as well as parts of Middle Tennessee. Afternoon heat index values across locations generally west of the Cumberland plateau region are expected to reach between 100 to 105 degrees this weekend through Monday.
A strong upper level ridge will continue to generally be in place across Middle Tennessee through this weekend into early next week. This will continue to allow afternoon high temperatures to be in the mid to upper 90s across Middle Tennessee.
Austin Peay Sports Information Office
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will host its annual Fall Sports Fan Day presented by Pepsi, from 3:00pm-5:00pm, Sunday, August 24th, at the new tailgate plaza located between the Indoor Tennis Center and Cheryl Holt Field on campus.
Due to possible inclement weather the event may be moved or rescheduled, please visit LetsGoPeay.com for up-to-date information.
1.3 percent more people plan to travel during final summer holiday
Tampa, FL – AAA Travel projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013.
Nearly 86 percent of travelers (29.7 million) will celebrate the holiday with a final road trip before summer comes to a close and many children head back to school.
Clarksville, TN – While visiting Austin, Texas, in 2013, Karen Parr-Moody came across a painting by the renowned folk artist Jimmy Lee Sudduth. The dusty image was of a girl in a swimsuit, and it evoked strong childhood memories for Parr-Moody.
“I really identified with going to my grandfather’s fishing camp every weekend on the Tennessee River,” she said. “It’s rustic and beautiful down there. The ‘Bikini Girl’ just reminded me of growing up and being a little girl.”
Nashville, TN – US Congressional candidate Dan Cramer, of Clarksville, received a vital endorsement from the AFL-CIO this week, earning the recommendation of the state’s largest federation of labor unions.
The group decided Thursday that it would support Cramer in his bid for Tennessee’s 7th district seat. Cramer’s opponent in the race is incumbent Republican Marsha Blackburn.
Austin Peay Sports Information Office
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University athletics and the Governors Club served as host to the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce’s August “Business After Hours,” Thursday, at APSU’s Pace Alumni Center.
The monthly networking event for Chamber members also served as a kickoff for Austin Peay fans to celebrate the beginning of the 2014-15 competition season.
Montgomery Central Indians get last minute touchdown to beat Clarksville Academy Cougars 14-13 in Battle of the Cumberland
Clarksville, TN – Montgomery Central High School scored a touchdown on a long pass play in the final 76 seconds, Thursday night, August 21st at Phillip Horsey Stadium, to post a come-from-behind 14-13 victory over Clarksville Academy, in their annual Battle of the Cumberland matchup.
Dequimothy Northington caught the game-tying 33-yard pass from Indians quarterback Peyton Delvendahl, with 1:16 left in the game, followed by the go-ahead extra-point by Austin Neely to give Montgomery Central (1-0) its’ first lead since taking a 7-0 to open the game.
APSU Sports Information Office
Clarksville, TN - Austin Peay State University women’s soccer team kicks off the 2014 regular season with a road match at Evansville, 7:00pm, Friday before returning for the home opener 2:00pm, Sunday against Chattanooga.
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Pasadena, CA – NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft gave humanity its first close-up look at Neptune and its moon Triton in the summer of 1989. Like an old film, Voyager’s historic footage of Triton has been “restored” and used to construct the best-ever global color map of that strange moon.
The map, produced by Paul Schenk, a scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, has also been used to make a movie recreating that historic Voyager encounter, which took place 25 years ago, on August 25th, 1989.
Nashville Sounds Baseball
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds (72-60) split their doubleheader with the Fresno Grizzlies on Thursday evening at Greer Stadium, dropping game one 8-4 and winning the nightcap 7-0.
The 8-4 defeat in the opener marked the first time in nine contests that Nashville had lost in doubleheader action at Greer this season.
Fresno left fielder Juan Perez (3-for-3) spotted the visitors a 1-0 lead with a one-out solo homer off Ariel Pena in the top of the first inning, the outfielder’s seventh big fly of the season.
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