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Packed House Watches Nashville Win, 3-2, Over Round Rock In Home Opener

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds topped the Round Rock Express in an exciting 3-2 victory in the opener of a four-game set in front of 9,503 fans at Greer Stadium on Saturday night.

Center fielder Logan Schafer and second baseman Eric Farris each doubled while recording three hits in the victory. The three-hit game for Schafer was his first of the season and also extended his hitting streak to nine games, the longest active streak on the club.

In his first game back with the Sounds, Farris went a perfect 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Jordan Brown and Taylor Green accounted for the club’s other two hits.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

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Healthy Steps to Freedom – Women’s Group

 

YMCAClarksville, TN – This 8-week group provides accountability and support for women looking to start or re-start a balanced, healthy lifestyle. By combining small group discussion with a variety of entry-level workouts, participants address underlying causes of food and body image issues while working through challenges such as over-eating, emotional eating and eating disorders. «Read the rest of this article»

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DOE review shows City’s good job with grant

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville recently received a favorable report for its administration of an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant.

A Department of Energy team conducted a monitoring visit on July 12th in the city, and in its July 20th report, indicated no problems were found with the management of the federal grant, which was awarded in August 2008. «Read the rest of this article»

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Govs, Lady Govs cross country schedules revealed, Friday

 

APSU Sports: Men’s Cross Country and Women’s Cross Country

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay men’s cross country team travels to five different states as part of their 2011 schedule presented by head coach Doug Molnar, Friday.

The cross country season begins with its annual visit to Nashville’s Percy Warner Park, September 2nd, for the Belmont Opener. Austin Peay hits its second state of the season for the October 10th Fleet Sports/Earl Jacoby Memorial hosted by Alabama-Huntsville. The squads will then make their first-ever appearance at the Georgia State Invitational, September 17th, before taking a week off.

The Govs Geofrey Kosgei and Lady Govs Janelle Avery will lead their respective squads during the 2011 cross country campaign. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

The Govs Geofrey Kosgei and Lady Govs Janelle Avery will lead their respective squads during the 2011 cross country campaign. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Democratic Party looking for student leaders for 2011 Fall Internship Program

 

Tennessee Democratic Party

The TNDP internship is a great place to start a career in politics. Take it from Andrew Daly, a former TNDP intern, who worked as a campaign manager in the 2010 midterm elections.

“The people of TNDP encouraged my dreams, expanded my knowledge, and inspired me to excel. I will forever be grateful for the faith they placed in me as an intern, and I will forever look on my time with the people of TNDP as the impetus for everything good that has happened to me in politics.” – Andrew Daly, TNDP Intern alum. «Read the rest of this article»

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Forward Operating Base Deh Dadi II continues expansion

 

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

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Forward Operating Base Deh Dadi II, Afghanistan – From what he’s been told, 1st Lt. Robert Schnabel said Forward Operating Base Deh Dadi II is a great place to be.

“I don’t get a chance to get off the FOB much, but I’ve been told it’s well laid out,” the FOB DDII mayor said.

Since their arrival in theater back in March, Schnabel and the soldiers of the 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, have been improving their foxhole steadily as they continue to expand the living condition at FOB Deh Dadi II.

Sgt. William Paulk of the 900th Maintenance Company, Alabama National Guard, eats his first slice of Pizza Hut pepperoni pizza at the grand opening of the facility at Forward Operating Base Deh Dadi II. The Pizza Hut completes the food court on the FOB, as the 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion continues to expand construction projects there. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

Sgt. William Paulk of the 900th Maintenance Company, Alabama National Guard, eats his first slice of Pizza Hut pepperoni pizza at the grand opening of the facility at Forward Operating Base Deh Dadi II. The Pizza Hut completes the food court on the FOB, as the 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion continues to expand construction projects there. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

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Govs-Chattanooga to begin four-game series in 2013

 

APSU Sports: Men’s Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s football team will meet Chattanooga in a four-game series beginning in 2013, head coach Rick Christophel announced Friday.

The Governors and Mocs will meet for the first time since 1968 when they renew the series in 2013 with a September 14th contest at Finley Stadium. The last time the two in-state squads met, Austin Peay Hall of Fame member Harold “Red” Roberts was beginning his freshman campaign. Austin Peay has not won in four previous meetings in a series that dates back to 1958. «Read the rest of this article»

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“Cooling at the Cave” is this afternoon

 

Clarksville, TN – Dunbar Cave’s annual “Cooling at the Cave” event is this afternoon. The Friends of Dunbar Cave present music, games and refreshments at the cool cave entrance. Refreshments for a donation, t-shirts and postcards available to purchase.

Everything starts at 3:00pm and continues until 5:00pm. Red River Breeze will be at the cave entrance playing celtic music.

So come out and enjoy natural air conditioning and show your support for Dunbar Cave.

Cooling at the Cave

Cooling at the Cave

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Mayor joins effort to include jobs initiatives in debt limit agreement

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – As the debate continues in Washington, D.C., over raising the nation’s debt limit, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan recently join 49 other mayors from across the country to urge Congress and the President to include job creation initiatives in whatever agreement they reach.

Mayors from 50 cities, who gathered last week at the United States Conference of Mayors’ Summer Leadership meeting in Los Angeles, sent a letter to President Obama and the leadership of both the House and Senate that called on them “to consider the impact of your agreement on the overriding priority of job creation. «Read the rest of this article»

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David Poissant – From the Ground Up: Building a Short Story, Beginning to End

 
Author David Poissant

Author David Poissant

In a room full of writers, many of whom could be described as seniors, one gentleman quipped, “Are we sure this guy is old enough to be teaching a class?” when David James Poissant took over the microphone at the Clarksville Writers’ Conference.

No matter how young he looks, Poissant has a history of publication that any writer would prize. His stories are published or will soon be appearing in places like The Atlantic, Playboy, The Southern Review, Mississippi Review, The Chicago Tribune, The Greensboro Review, and One Story. He has won the Playboy College Fiction Contest, The George Garrett Fiction Award, the AWP Quickie Contest, and second and third prizes in the Atlantic Monthly Student Writing Contest. His stories appear in New Stories from the South 2008 and Best New American Voices 2008 and 2010.

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