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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Grand Opening

 

Better Homes and Gardens Real EstateBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Hometown Conneciton is having the Grand Opening of their new office located at 108 Center Pointe Drive, Clarksville TN on July 24th, 2010 from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

Come down and take a tour of their new office. There will be free food and drinks, games, inflatables and give-a-ways. Bring your family for a day filled with fun, food and friends.

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Preparing for Operation Strong Eagle II

 

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Kunar Province, Afghanistan – Coalition Forces leaders review tactical details of Operation Strong Eagle II at Forward Operating Base Joyce July 18th. The goal of the operation was to clear insurgents from the village of Chenar, deny them safe haven and extend the reach of reach of Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

The operation took place in the Ghaki Valley in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province and involved approximately 425 Coalition Forces.

(Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Albert L. Kelley, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

(Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Albert L. Kelley, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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Scene where body found still being processed

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentThe Clarksville Police Department Major Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Team are still processing the scene at Terminal Road.  Unfortunately even after the processing of the scene there will probably still be no further information that we will be able to provide until the Medical Examiner has completed their examination of the remains.

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Clarksville Crye-Leike Realtors Cook Up Pancakes for United Way

 

Crye-Leike Clarksville Realtors Cook Up Pancake Breakfast And Collect $977.00 For United Way

Crye-Leike REALTORSSales Associates in Crye-Leike, REALTORS Clarsksville/St. Bethlehem office woke up early on Saturday, July 10th – but their motivation wasn’t to make a sale.

The Realtors inspiration to skip sleeping in that morning was a pancake breakfast fundraiser they planned and organized for United Way.

Crye-Leike Clarksville/St. Bethlehem Branch Managing Broker Kimberly Newlove and her client Lisa Blodgett

Crye-Leike Clarksville/St. Bethlehem Branch Managing Broker Kimberly Newlove and her client Lisa Blodgett

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School Board Members Meet with Governor

 

Tennessee GovernmentTennessee Governor Phil Bredesen met with Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board Chairman Jim Mann and Board Member Horace Murphy, Jr. today during a press conference about raising the bar in the state’s educational system.

Governor Phil Bredesen met with Jim Mann and Horace Murphy, Jr.

Governor Phil Bredesen met with Jim Mann and Horace Murphy, Jr.

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Housing Scorecard shows continued increase in Home Affordability, neighborhood stabilization, but challenges remain

 

July report on nation’s housing market includes new measures of affordability and tracks, for the first time, impact of the $6 billion NSP investment in hardest hit communities

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury today released the second edition of the Administration’s Housing Scorecard (www.hud.gov/scorecard) showing that, thanks in part to interest rates continuing at all-time lows, home affordability in the U.S. remains near the most attractive levels in 10 years.

In addition, for the first time, the report now tracks the impact of HUD’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), which has spurred local investment and is beginning to make affordably-priced homes available to consumers. The Housing Scorecard is the Administration’s comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. «Read the rest of this article»

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Speed Limit Reduced on Vietnam Veterans Boulevard

 

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN — The Tennessee Department of Transportation will lower the speed limit on a large portion of Vietnam Veterans Boulevard (State Route 386) beginning Thursday, July 22nd, 2010. The speed limit will be reduced from 70 mph to 65 mph from the Davidson-Sumner County line near Mansker Creek to Greenlea Boulevard near Gallatin. Beyond Greenlea Boulevard, the incremental speed reductions already in place will remain. The speed limit on the stretch of Vietnam Veterans Boulevard from Interstate 65 to the Sumner County line will stay at 70 mph.

TDOT will also add “Curve Ahead” signs and 55 mph advisory speed limit signs in the curves near New Shackle Island Road and along the bridge that crosses over Gallatin Road. Installation of the new signs will begin on Thursday and will be complete by the first of next week. Motorists are advised to obey the new speed limit signs as soon as they appear. «Read the rest of this article»

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Manning of Outpost Thomas

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Albert L. Kelley, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchKunar Province, Afghanistan – The back of the Chinook opened and the small team of scouts, mortarmen and infantrymen exited over knee-high piles of Meals Ready to Eat and bottled water into the darkness of Helicopter Landing Zone Hawk July 7th.

Days earlier, some of these same Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, helped expel insurgents from the valley below during Operation Strong Eagle. Now they were back to ensure insurgents did not return by helping the Afghan National Army build a permanent outpost high above the Marawarah District.

U.S. Army Pfc. David W. Wilson, of Salisbury, NC, a grenadier with 1st Squad, 2nd Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, stacks sandbags in an effort to improve a fighting position at Combat Outpost Thomas above the Marawarah District here July 7th.(Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Albert L. Kelley, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Pfc. David W. Wilson, of Salisbury, NC, a grenadier with 1st Squad, 2nd Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, stacks sandbags in an effort to improve a fighting position at Combat Outpost Thomas above the Marawarah District here July 7th.(Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Albert L. Kelley, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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Isotopes defeat Sounds, 9-7

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds endured a 9-7 defeat at the hands of the Albuquerque Isotopes on Tuesday evening at historic Greer Stadium in a contest that featured more runs scored (16) than total hits (14).

The loss was the second in a row for Nashville (51-45) following a three-game win streak and dropped the Sounds a game and a half behind first-place Iowa, which swept a doubleheader against Oklahoma City.

The game got off to a sloppy start as the teams played a 37-minute first inning that including nine runs scored on only two hits. The clubs combined for four errors, five walks, a wild pitch, and a passed ball in the opening frame.

Sounds pitcher Chris Waters suffered through a disastrous start as Albuquerque plated six first-inning runs using only one hit. The left-hander matched his season high for walks in a game within the first seven batters of the contest, issuing five free passes over that stretch including one with the bases loaded. «Read the rest of this article»

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