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NASA looks back at the July 2012 Solar Superstorm that just missed Earth


Written by Tony Phillips
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NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – If an asteroid big enough to knock modern civilization back to the 18th century appeared out of deep space and buzzed the Earth-Moon system, the near-miss would be instant worldwide headline news.

Two years ago, Earth experienced a close shave just as perilous, but most newspapers didn’t mention it. The “impactor” was an extreme solar storm, the most powerful in as much as 150+ years.

“If it had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces,” says Daniel Baker of the University of Colorado.

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American Association of State Troopers Recognizes Tennesseans for Spirit of Trooper


American Association of State TroopersTallahassee, FL – The American Association of State Troopers is known for its service to state troopers, and when an individual or group goes out of its way to support that cause, AAST believes in recognizing them.

At its national board of directors meeting, held this year in Nashville on July 25th, AAST will present two groups who have made a difference for Tennessee state troopers with its Spirit of the Trooper Award, making them only the 14th and 15th recipients of the prestigious award. «Read the rest of this article»

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South Nashville’s 9-3 win over Karns puts Defending Champions back in title game


Little League BaseballClarksville, TN – Defending state champions South Nashville put together an eight-run fourth inning, Wedensday, July 23rd at Griff Schmittou Field in the 12-year old Little League State Tournament, to rally past Karns for a 9-3 victory and a return to the state title game.

South Nashville trailed Karns 2-1 heading into the bottom of the fourth inning, but Blake Money got the rally started with a one-out single and moved into scoring position at second base on a wild pitch.

South Nashville defeats Karns at Little League Championship. (Mateen Sidiq - Nashville Sports Network)

South Nashville defeats Karns at Little League Championship. (Mateen Sidiq – Nashville Sports Network)

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Nashville Sounds beat Colorado Springs Sky Sox 5-2 at Greer Stadium


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Nashville’s Pete Orr Goes Yard; Ariel Pena Picks Up Seventh Win

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The first-place Nashville Sounds (55-50) downed the visiting Colorado Springs Sky Sox by a 5-2 margin Wednesday night at Greer Stadium, highlighted by a four-run 6th inning featuring Pete Orr’s pinch-hit home run.

Matt Clark, 2-for-4, got the Sounds’ big inning started with his lead-off single to left field. Caleb Gindl followed by slapping a double to right field to score Clark and level the game at two runs apiece.

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Nashville Sounds Baseball.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office warns of scams asking for immediate fine payment


Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOMontgomery County, TN – Over the past several months, citizens of Montgomery County have received several types of calls of someone posing as a law enforcement official in an attempt to swindle them out of money.

The callers have said they are a high-ranking official with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, looking for payment on a green dot card or as a sergeant looking to collect on unpaid fines from red light cameras in the county.

Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson

Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson

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DOD Identifies Fort Campbell Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation


United States Department of Defense - DoDWashington, DC – The Department of Defense today identified three units to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan.

The scheduled rotation involves elements of one infantry brigade combat team (IBCT) with roughly 1,000 personnel (1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division); elements of one infantry brigade combat team with roughly 900 personnel (3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division); and elements of one combat aviation brigade with roughly 1,725 personnel (82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division) to rotate in fall 2014 in support of the combatant commander’s mission requirements. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade tackles Sabalauski Air Assault Obstacle Course


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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with the 101st Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), negotiate the The Sabalauski Air Assault School obstacle course to hone their agility, strength and Air Assault skills and to assist non-air assault qualified Soldiers with their confidence prior to going through Fort Campbell’s Air Assault qualification course.

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Austin Peay State University has 10 Students earn scholarships to national conference


Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This summer, the North American Interfraternity Conference hosted its 25th Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) in Bloomington, Indiana, and 10 Austin Peay State University students received scholarships to attend the event.

Top leaders from fraternity and sorority communities across North America were invited to attend one of the 13 sessions of UIFI this summer. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police Department warns public of Red Flex Scam


Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is currently investigating numerous scams involving an unknown Male contacting the public and representing himself as a Sergeant with the Montgomery County Sheriff Office.

They advise the victims that they have received a Red Flex Ticket, and a Judge with Montgomery County General Sessions Court has suspended their Driver’s License and issued a bench warrant for their arrest. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Titans to begin First Training Camp under new head coach Ken Whisenhunt


Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Tennessee Titans Players return to Saint Thomas this week after a five-week break. They have been off since June 19th, when they participated in their final minicamp practice, the culmination of a transformative offseason.

Since the Titans concluded their 2013 season December 29th at LP Field, team president/CEO Tommy Smith, Ruston Webster and Ken Whisenhunt have overseen roster changes, facility upgrades, technological improvements and staff turnover.

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