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Nashville Sounds Lose Series Finale to the New Orleans Zephyrs, 11-5

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds suffered an 11-5 loss to the New Orleans Zephyrs on Monday evening at Greer Stadium in the finale of a four-game series.

With the loss, the Sounds (4-8) split the four-game set with the Z’s.

The Zephyrs scored in each of the first five innings and never looked back as Nashville pitchers gave up seasons highs for runs and hits (17) in a contest.

Nashville Sounds. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

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Austin Peay Lady Govs Basketball add Symantha Norton to 2012 Class

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Baseball

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball head coach Carrie Daniels returned to her old stomping grounds for the fifth addition to her 2012-13 recruiting class, signing Symantha Norton of Scottsburg, IN, to a national letter of intent.

Norton, a 5-11 guard/forward, averaged 14.7 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game and led Scottsburg High School – Daniels’ prep alma mater – to a 16-7 record and the IHSAA regionals this season. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville awarded grants to help fund Smith-Trahern Mansion restoration plan

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The Tennessee Historical Commission awarded the City of Clarksville a Historic Preservation Fund grant of $20,000 to prepare a plan for the restoration of the Smith-Trahern Mansion.

These funds represent sixty-percent of the project budget. In order to complete the project, a forty-percent match from local funds is required. Fundraising efforts by the City will continue, with some help already.

Smith-Trahern Mansion

Smith-Trahern Mansion

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Austin Peay Governors High School Classic track and field meet was held Saturday

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – On Saturday, April 14th, the Austin Peay Track and Field team hosted their annual APSU Governors High School Classic at Governors Stadium. High School teams began arriving at 9:30am with the first event starting at 10:00am sharp. The event lasted all day. The awards ceremony was at 6:00pm.

“The APSU High School Classic that was started six years ago as a fund raiser for the Austin Peay Track and Field team.” said APSU Track and Field head coach Doug Molnar. “We wanted to start a Track and Field event for Montgomery County Schools that would be the jewel event of the year.”

West Creek High School won first place amongst the Boy's Teams.

West Creek High School won first place amongst the Boy's Teams.

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Clarksville Police Department Saturation Patrols in conjunction with Patrol made 14 DUI Arrests

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department conducted saturation patrols April 13th and April 14th, 2012 which was partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.

The saturation patrol special in conjunction with routine patrol operations took 14 DUI offenders off the streets of Clarksville between between April 14th-16th.

Clarksville Police saturation patrol. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

Clarksville Police saturation patrol. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

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Focal point of Academy Award-winning documentary transferring to Austin Peay to play football

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – O.C. Brown, a 2009 four-star offensive line prep recruit who was the focal point of the 2012 Academy Award-winning documentary, “Undefeated,” has transferred to Austin Peay State University from Southern Miss. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Wadō-ryū Karate School teaches Japanese Martial Arts

 
Jarrett Crawford

Jarrett Crawford

Clarksville, TN – Last year, Jarrett Crawford opened the Clarksville Wadō-ryū Karate School. At the academy, Crawford teaches wadō-ryū, a style that originated in Japan. “It’s the first Japanese style,” said Crawford. “It’s completely Japanese.”

Crawford first began displaying his karate moves when he was 8 years old. That’s when he realized that he wanted to open his own school someday. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do from the time I was little and beating up on my cousin,” said Crawford. The instructor is a 4th degree black belt. «Read the rest of this article»

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Land Between the Lakes Temporarily Closing Bacon Creek Backcountry Area and Boat Ramp

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area will temporarily close Bacon Creek Backcountry Area and Boat Ramp beginning April 30th, 2012, due to health and safety hazards.

Wind storm activity over the past two years has left the area strewn with fallen and leaning trees that threaten the safety of visitors utilizing Bacon Creek Road (Road 166) and the camping area. The entire area will remain closed for the foreseeable future. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Edelweiss Club scholarship awarded to Austin Peay State University student

 

Clarksville Edelweiss ClubClarksville, TN – Eric Ezzell, a German major at Austin Peay State University, has been selected to receive the Clarksville Edelweiss Club Scholarship for 2012-13.

He was honored during an awards ceremony at the Edelweiss Clubhouse on April 11th and received a check from Jim Nolan, president of the Clarksville Edelweiss Club.

Eric Ezzell (left), who is studying German at Austin Peay State University, receives a scholarship from Jim Nolan, president of the Clarksville Edelweiss Club.

Eric Ezzell (left), who is studying German at Austin Peay State University, receives a scholarship from Jim Nolan, president of the Clarksville Edelweiss Club.

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Tennessee Strawberry Crop Looks Strong Despite Recent Frosts

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Thanks to a mild winter and a warm, sunny spring, Tennessee’s famous strawberry crop looks good despite the recent frosts.

“We had a pretty good frost in many areas of the state,” says Tammy Algood, fruit and vegetable marketing specialist with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. “However, temperatures in many places did not get as low as was predicted. The actual temperatures will vary depending on air drainage, ground cover and topography, but it’s fairly certain that some sites saw temperatures below freezing.”

Should be another strong strawberry crop this year for Tennessee.

Should be another strong strawberry crop this year for Tennessee.

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