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Sounds Notch Fifth Straight Win In Series Opener

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds continued their recent hot play on Friday evening at Greer Stadium, defeating the division-rival Iowa Cubs by a 5-2 margin in the opener of a four-game series.

The win was the fifth in a row for Nashville (48-52), all against the I-Cubs.

Center fielder Logan Schafer enjoyed a solid Triple-A debut for the Sounds, going 2-for-3 with a double, RBI, run scored, and stolen base. In addition, he made an outstanding running catch of a Ryan Flaherty fly ball at the wall in right-center in the fifth.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

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Stansell named to CFPA Placekicker Watch List

 

APSU Sports: Men’s Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsDavidson, SC – Junior placekicker Stephen Stansell has been placed on the 2011 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Placekicker Watch List.

The Athens, Tennessee native, who also is a Fred Mitchell Award Outstanding Place-Kicker nominee, is coming off a strong sophomore season. He finished 2010 converting 12 of 18 field-goal attempts, including a trio of 50-yard or better boots.  In fact, he was the first APSU kicker to boot three 50 yarders in a single season.

Junior placekicker Stephen Stansell. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Junior placekicker Stephen Stansell. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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New Providence Pool temporarily closed due to burst pipe

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – New Providence Pool, located at 166 Cunningham Lane, will be temporarily closed this weekend after a main water pipe ruptured. The Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department hopes to have the problem remedied by Monday evening.  The pool should be back open to normal operating hours Tuesday, July 26th.

For more details on City pools, please contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 931.645.7476 or visit www.cityofclarksville.com.

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Currahees celebrate regiment’s 69th birthday

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan – Key Afghan National Security Forces and provincial leadership and staff members from Task Force Currahee, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, celebrated Currahee’s 69th birthday with a dinner, July 20th at Forward Operating Base Sharana in the Paktika Province, Afghanistan.

“We were able to share a delicious meal and good fellowship with our Afghan counterparts,” said U.S. Army Maj. Edward Brady, the brigade executive officer from 4th BCT, 101st Airborne Div., Task Force Currahee, and native of Las Cruces, NM. “It was fitting to be celebrating the birth of our unit with our Afghan partners who are in certain aspects at the beginning of building their legacy.”

U.S. Army Col. Sean M. Jenkins, the commander of Task Force Currahee, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, cuts and serves the first piece of the birthday cake during a dinner to celebrate the 69th birthday of the 506th Infantry Regiment, July 20th, at Forward Operating Base Sharana in Paktika Province, Afghanistan.  (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Col. Sean M. Jenkins, the commander of Task Force Currahee, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, cuts and serves the first piece of the birthday cake during a dinner to celebrate the 69th birthday of the 506th Infantry Regiment, July 20th, at Forward Operating Base Sharana in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies, Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

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APSU staff members honored for continuous service, retirement or education

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Several employees at Austin Peay State University were recognized Friday, July 22nd for their continuous years of service. A reception was held in the Morgan University Center ballroom to honor those employees.

Donna Liverett, administrative assistant in the APSU Department of Chemistry, was honored for her 40 years of service to APSU.
Employees with 25 years are Clifford Frederick, Cheryl Garrett, David Gleckler, Denise Hemingway, Michele Jones, Betty Leimer and Julia McGee.

Donna Liverett (right) receives a standing ovation as she is honored for her 40 years of service in the APSU Department of Chemistry during an employee service awards reception July 22nd at Austin Peay State University. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU Photographer)

Donna Liverett (right) receives a standing ovation as she is honored for her 40 years of service in the APSU Department of Chemistry during an employee service awards reception July 22nd at Austin Peay State University. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU Photographer)

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Harriman Student Named 2011 Outstanding Tennessee Technology Center Student of the Year

 

Tennessee Board of RegentsNashville, TN – A young woman who lost her job, then found a career after attending the Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman, won a new car after being named the statewide TTC 2011 Outstanding Student of the Year.

Mary Elaine Wilson, a former Cosmetology student at TTC Harriman, was introduced at  the Tennessee Board of Regents quarterly board meeting last month. She earned the recognition at a state-wide competition in Chattanooga after sweeping local and regional competitions in the spring. Wilson calls her experience “living proof” that there is hope for those who need to start over in a new career.

Mary Elaine Wilson, third from left, was named the TTC Outstanding Student of the Year at the Tennessee Board of Regents quarterly meeting. From left are Mare Thomas, TTC Harriman student recruiter; Greg Duckett, vice chair of the Tennessee Board of Regents; Wilson; Fran Marcum, regent; John Morgan, chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents; and James King, vice chancellor of the Tennessee Technology Centers.

Mary Elaine Wilson, third from left, was named the TTC Outstanding Student of the Year at the Tennessee Board of Regents quarterly meeting. From left are Mare Thomas, TTC Harriman student recruiter; Greg Duckett, vice chair of the Tennessee Board of Regents; Wilson; Fran Marcum, regent; John Morgan, chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents; and James King, vice chancellor of the Tennessee Technology Centers.

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Homelite Recalls Pressure Washer Surface Cleaner Attachments Due to Laceration Hazard

 

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Powercare 15-inch surface cleaner recalled by Homelite.

Powercare 15-inch surface cleaner recalled by Homelite.

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Clarksville Parks & Recreation’s Party in the Park series continues this Saturday at the Heritage Park Skate Park

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department keeps the summer fun rolling on with the second Party in the Park event this Saturday, July 23rd, at the Heritage Park Skate Park, located at 1241 Peachers Mill Road.

“Party in the Park” at the Heritage Park Skate Park.

“Party in the Park” at the Heritage Park Skate Park.

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Seniors White, Smith named to Phil Steele Preseason OVC second team

 

APSU Sports: Men’s Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsCleveland, OH – A pair of seniors, running back Ryan White and safety Amius Smith, have been named to Phil Steele’s 2011 Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference second-team.

That was announced Wednesday as part of the Phi Steele’s 2011 FCS College Football Preview.

Senior safety Amius Smith. (Courtesy: Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

Senior safety Amius Smith. (Courtesy: Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

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Rheta Grimsley Johnson takes the stage

 
Author Rheta Grimsley Johnson

Author Rheta Grimsley Johnson

Clarksville, TN – Rheta Grimsley Johnson is such an unassuming, self-deprecating person you might not know from what she tells you when she begins speaking that she’s a celebrated columnist, the author of Charles Schultz’s biography, and a novelist with two marvelous books under her belt. She’s also been awarded the National Pacemaker Award, the Ernie Pyle Memorial Award, the Headliner Award, the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ Distinguished Writing Award and has been inducted into the Scripps Howard Newspaper Editorial Hall of Fame.

She has written for United Press International, The Auburn Plainsman, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis), and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Her syndicated column now appears in 150 newspapers.

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