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Sounds Win Fourth Straight, 9-4 Over Bees

 

Nashville SoundsSalt Lake City, UT – The Nashville Sounds continued their winning ways on Saturday evening at Spring Mobile Ballpark, hanging a 9-4 defeat on the host Salt Lake Bees.

The red-hot Sounds (17-24) extended their longest winning streak of the season to four games and have been victorious in eight of their past 10 contests.

The Nashville offense exploded for a season-high 15 hits, including eight for extra bases. The Sounds’ seven doubles on the night were one shy of the single-game franchise record.

Nashville Sounds Baseball

Nashville Sounds Baseball

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Errors costly in Govs regular-season finale loss at UT Martin

 

APSU Men’s Baseball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsMartin, TN – Austin Peay’s baseball team committed three errors in the eighth inning and dropped its season finale, 7-6, to UT Martin, Saturday, at Skyhawk Field.

Austin Peay (30-22, 17-6 OVC) jumped out to a 5-0 lead through six innings. First baseman John Hogan’s leadoff home run in the second put the Govs on the board. One inning later, Austin Peay scored three runs – two courtesy third baseman Greg Bachman’s single and another on Hogan’s single. Second baseman Jordan Hankins added the fifth run courtesy a solo home run in the sixth.

First baseman John Hogan knocked his season's 12th home run in the regular-season finale at UT Martin, Saturday. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

First baseman John Hogan knocked his season's 12th home run in the regular-season finale at UT Martin, Saturday. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Senate Democrats disappointed by Final Vote to Target Teachers

 

Collective bargaining ban includes outlawing political payroll deductions

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – On a day when Senate Republicans approved corporate campaign contributions, they added a provision to a bill outlawing collective bargaining that bans teachers from payroll deductions for political participation.

“At a time we should be talking about kids, we’re talking about political payback,” said State Senator Andy Berke. “Last year, we had a Race to the Top in Tennessee education. This year, we have a Dive to the Bottom.” «Read the rest of this article»

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April Unemployment Rate 9.6 Percent

 

Seasonally Adjusted Rate up 0.1 from March

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis announced today Tennessee’s unemployment rate for April was 9.6 percent, up 0.1 from the March rate. The national unemployment rate for April 2011 was 9.0 percent, 0.2 percentage point higher than the March rate.

“Tennessee’s unemployment rate experienced a 0.1 percentage point increase from March because of a substantial increase in the number of people looking for a job,” said Labor Commissioner Karla Davis. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Extended Education offers Spring Classes

 

Registration Discount on Selected Courses

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Develop a new skill, explore a new idea, learn a new language, or seek a new career with one of the spring classes from Austin Peay State University’s Center for Extended and Distance Education. Register early and receive a 10 percent discount on selected courses.

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Revised Night Time Lane Closures for Wilma Rudolph Blvd. at Red River Bridge

 

Phase 2 – Bridge Deck Pour
Dates: May 25th, 26th, 31st – Night Time Hours: 6:00pm to 12:00am

Revised – no work on the evening of the 27th as originally posted – changed to evening of the 31st on Tuesday night / no lane closures for Memorial Day Weekend

Tennessee Department of TransportationClarksville, TN – As work on the new bridge over Red River Continues on Wilma Rudolph in Clarksville, the following lane closure will be in effect on the dates and times listed above.

Wilma Rudolph Blvd. at Red River Bridge will be reduced to one lane with Law Enforcement, contractor personnel, message and arrow boards, signs, and traffic control devices – drums and cones, alternating traffic flow as needed.

Wilma Rudolph Blvd. at Red River Bridge will be reduced to one lane at night starting May 25th.

Wilma Rudolph Blvd. at Red River Bridge will be reduced to one lane at night starting May 25th.

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‘Just like a new home’

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Ask any soldier deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and more often times than not they’ll tell you the same thing: living conditions here can be pretty rough.

Along with the weather and sandstorms, living out of a tent or a deteriorating B-Hut can be a challenge. This is where Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Schafer and his crew come in.

Spc. Jason Morrison of the 101st Sustainment Brigade carefully helps guide Sgt. Justin Scott, a Military Heavy Equipment Opertator with the 919th Inland Cargo Transportation Company, 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, sheets of plywood inside a conex. The plywood, along with other building material, is used to help Soldiers contruct their own wooden B-Huts in remote Forward Operating Bases throughout Afghanistan. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

Spc. Jason Morrison of the 101st Sustainment Brigade carefully helps guide Sgt. Justin Scott, a Military Heavy Equipment Opertator with the 919th Inland Cargo Transportation Company, 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, sheets of plywood inside a conex. The plywood, along with other building material, is used to help Soldiers contruct their own wooden B-Huts in remote Forward Operating Bases throughout Afghanistan. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

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Annual Memorial Day Luminaria Tribute Scheduled at Fort Donelson National Cemetery

 

Flags adorn headstones at Fort Donelson National CemeteryDover, TN – Tribute will be paid to those who have fought for our Nation’s freedom on Sunday, May 29th, 2011, at Fort Donelson National Cemetery. Between the hours of 7:30pm and 9:00pm, luminary candles will be placed in front of each headstone in the National Cemetery.

Story tellers, including many faithful National Park Service volunteers, will be available to share the history of the National Cemetery and some of those who rest there. This event is offered as part of the town of Dover’s annual Eagle Fest. «Read the rest of this article»

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City of Clarksville Parks Update

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – McGregor Park and Trice Landing Park which had recently closed because of impeding high waters from flooding have now reopened to the public. McGregor Park opens daily at dawn and closes at midnight. Trice Landing Park opens daily at dawn and closes at dusk.

For complete details about park closures, please visit us online at www.cityofclarksville.com/parks&rec/ or call 931-645-7476.


Beachaven kicks off their 25th Anniversary of ‘Jazz on the Lawn’ tonight

 

Clarksville, TN – Come down to Beachaven Winery tonight as they kick off their 25th Anniversary of ‘Jazz on the Lawn’ with the Conch Republic band.  The music starts at 6:30pm and goes until 9:30pm. It is normally a good idea to arrive early to get one of the good viewing spots on the lawn.

Admission to the concert is free along with free parking.

Jazz on the Lawn with the Conch Republic Band.

Jazz on the Lawn with the Conch Republic Band.

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