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Sounds Sweep Division-Rival Cubs With 8-7 Victory

 

Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – Erick Almonte’s two-run blast in the top of the eighth inning gave the Nashville Sounds an 8-7 victory and four-game series sweep of the division rival Iowa Cubs on Thursday night at Principal Park.

Taylor Green reached base earlier in the frame on a fielding error, followed by Almonte hitting his fifth home run to left field off Iowa reliever John Gaub (3-2).

The sweep was Nashville’s (47-52) second of the season after taking four straight from New Orleans from June 25th-28th at Greer Stadium. Winners of a season-best six consecutive contests, the Sounds have played in a PCL-high 44 one-run games this season, going 20-24 in those contests.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

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2011-12 Austin Peay Men’s Basketball Schedule Announced

 

APSU Sports: Men’s Basketball
Home games vs. MTSU, Belmont, Arkansas State and road games at Memphis, UT highlight Governors 2011-12 basketball slate

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – A 2011-12 schedule that sees Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team playing in Tennessee 10 times in the season’s first two months, including back-to-back Saturday trips to Memphis and the University of Tennessee, was announced Wednesday by Governors head coach Dave Loos.

The Governors, coming off a 20-14 campaign and returning four starters, will play 15 home games in 2011-12, including non-conference contests against Middle Tennessee (November 26th), Arkansas State (December 5th) and future Ohio Valley Conference member Belmont (December 21st). In fact, Austin Peay will play both Middle Tennessee and Belmont in home-and-home series in 2011-12, with the November 11th contest at MTSU serving as the season opener while the Govs will play at Belmont, February 6th.

APSU Men's Basketball. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Men's Basketball. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Clarksville not selected as Most Patriotic City

 

Best of the RoadClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville was not selected as the winning city in the Most Patriotic category of the Rand McNally-USA Today Best of the Road contest. 

The announcement, which named Rapid City, SD, as the category winner, came today at the Destination Marketing Associations International conference in New Orleans.

Rapid City was selected as the winner from the six finalist cities in the Most Patriotic category, which included Clarksville, TN; Williamsburg, VA; Peachtree City, GA; Emporia, KS; and Fort Leonard Wood, MO.  «Read the rest of this article»

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Man wanted for HIV exposure turns himself in

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On May 16th, 2011, Joseph Daundrey Thomas is alleged to have engaged in unprotected sex, with a 34 year old woman he met online, knowing that he was infected with HIV. The Clarksville Police Department put out a request for public assistance in locating Thomas on June 21st, 2011.

Thomas has surrendered himself to the Montgomery County Sherriff’s Department. He is currenting in the Montgomery County Jail.

Joseph Thomas
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The Montgomery County Highway Work Report for July 21st – July 27th, 2011

 

TDOT advises drivers to “Know before you go!” by checking traffic conditions before leaving for your destination.

Tennessee Department of TransportationThe Tennessee Department of Transportation provides this list of highway work projects in Montgomery County to help motorists avoid the delays that may result from Highway Construction and Maintenance projects in our area.

Covered in this report includes resurfacing work on I-24, The Red River Bridge Construction Project, Vegetation removal on I-24, Lane closures on State Route 48 towards Dickson, and road work on State Route 12 towards Ashland City. «Read the rest of this article»

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Veterinary Pet Insurance Reveals Top 10 Most Unusual Dog and Cat Names of 2011

 

Sorry Max, Some Pet Owners Pick Peculiarity Over Popularity

Veterinary Pet InsuranceBrea, CA – Although “Bella” and “Max” may lead the pack as the most popular names for pets, thousands of others are donning monikers of a less conventional form. For the fourth consecutive year, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, is celebrating the most clever, creative and quirky pet names across the country.

VPI employees selected 50 unusual dog names and 50 unusual cat names from the company’s database of more than 485,000 insured pets and narrowed them down by voting for the 10 wackiest names in each category.

(L to R) Almost-A-Dog and Ozzy Pawsbourne top the list of unusual names for a dog and cat.

(L to R) Almost-A-Dog and Ozzy Pawsbourne top the list of unusual names for a dog and cat.

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College Street Water Outage and North 1st Street Road Closure Planned

 

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Clarksville Gas and Water DepartmentClarksville, TN – A Gas and Water construction crew will turn off water service on College Street from North 3rd Street to North 1st Street and on Jefferson Street from North 1st Street to North 2nd Street to install a 12-inch water valve. Water will be out from 8:00am to approximately 3:00pm and area residents may experience low water pressure during the work.

Workers will also close College Street from North 2nd Street to North 1st Street.

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APSU student earns leadership award at ROTC course

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University student recently was presented the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Leadership Excellence Award at the U.S. Army’s Leader Development and Assessment Course at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.

Marcos Gutierrez, of Pasadena, Texas, was ranked No. 1 among 469 Army cadets for the 5th Regiment at the 29-day Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as Operation Warrior Forge, the capstone training and assessment exercise for the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).

Marcos Gutierrez

Marcos Gutierrez

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Dunbar Cave State Natural Area Programs for July 24th through July 31st

 

Clarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs this summer.

Upcoming events include: Native American Artifacts, Nature Hike, Bats and Cave Salamanders, Childrens’ Theatre, Cooling at the Cave and so much more!

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Jordanian Special Operations Forces, 5th Special Forces partner for Best Warrior Competition

 

Written by Maj. Brandon Bissell
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division5th Special ForcesFort Campbell, KY – For the first time in its history two joint teams, consisting of soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and Jordanian Special Operations Forces, competed in the 3rd Annual Best Warrior Competition at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Center, Hashemite Kingdom in Jordan, May 8th-12th.

Despite having less than two weeks to train and prepare for the contest the two joint teams, made up of four U.S. Special Forces and three Jordanian SOF soldiers each, finished sixth and twelfth overall out of 22 teams that entered the 4-day competition. 

Special Forces Soldiers from 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) compete with select members of the Jordanian Special Operations Forces in the 3rd Annual King Abdullah II Best Warrior Competition, 8th-12th May 2011, in Amman, Jordan. (U.S. Army photo)

Special Forces Soldiers from 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) compete with select members of the Jordanian Special Operations Forces in the 3rd Annual King Abdullah II Best Warrior Competition, 8th-12th May 2011, in Amman, Jordan. (U.S. Army photo)

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