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Brian Balthrop wins second Commanding General’s title; Brad Van Kirk three-peats in Senior’s Division

 

Commanding General's Golf TournamentClarksville, TN – Being the only player to post two under-par rounds, June 14th and 15th at Cole Park Golf Course, Brian Balthrop recorded his second Commanding General’s Golf Tournament win in the past three years with a one-shot victory.

Balthrop finished with a two-round total of 139 (71-68), edging Wendy’s Invitational champion Tyler Phillips (72-68—140) by a shot, while first round leader Josh Black took third place (68-74—142), three shots back.

“I just tried to go bogey free,” Balthrop said. “Bogies early in the second round really hamper the momentum you have going in.

Brian Balthrop wins Commanding Generals Golf Tournament. (Josh Vaughn Clarksville Sports Network)

Brian Balthrop wins Commanding Generals Golf Tournament. (Josh Vaughn Clarksville Sports Network)

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Honda Accord Hybrid Delivers Class-Leading Fuel Economy, but Falls Well Short of EPA’s 47 MPG Estimate according to Consumer Reports

 

Jeep Grand Cherokee and BMW 328d diesels shine, Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid underwhelms

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Consumer Reports fuel economy tests found the Honda Accord Hybrid delivered impressive overall fuel-economy, tying the smaller Honda Civic Hybrid and just below the top-performing Toyota Prius hatchback.

The Accord Hybrid’s 40-mpg performance on Consumer Reports combined city and highway tests make it a class leader for fuel economy among midsized sedans.

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation “Top 10″ fugitive Cashman Perkins captured in Mississippi

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – A wanted fugitive recently added to The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s “Top 10 Most Wanted” has been captured in Mississippi following a multi-agency effort.

At approximately 1:00 Eastern this morning, U.S. Marshals with the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Cashman Jamar Perkins in Columbus, Mississippi. At the time of his arrest, the Chattanooga man was with a female acquaintance, whom investigators believe he visited in an attempt to elude authorities.

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Homegrown Blue Raider: Clarksville’s Samantha Gotcher to face world’s best at 2014 Women’s U.S. Open

 

Middle Tennessee State University - MTSUClarksville, TN – Local golf standout Samantha Gotcher will get the chance to face the world’s best, June 19th through June 22nd at the legendary Pinehurst No. 2 Golf Course at the Village Pinehurst, NC, as the rising sophomore at Middle Tennessee State University earned a spot in the 2014 USGA Women’s Open Championship with a second-place finish at a sectional qualifying event in St. Louis, MO.

Clarksville’s Samantha Gotcher prepares to compete at the U.S. Women’s Open Golf Championship. (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

Clarksville’s Samantha Gotcher prepares to compete at the U.S. Women’s Open Golf Championship. (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

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Nashville Sounds drop game 4-3 to Tacoma Rainiers at Greer Stadium for Third Straight loss

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Tacoma outfielder Jabari Blash homered for the third straight game to power the visiting Rainiers to a 4-3 victory over the Nashville Sounds on Sunday afternoon at Greer Stadium.

The Sounds (38-33) suffered their third straight loss to Tacoma despite out-hitting the Rainiers, 11-6, on the afternoon.

Tacoma took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning as a two-out walk came back to haunt Sounds starter Ariel Pena.

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Nashville Sounds Baseball

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Two 5th Special Forces Soldiers based at Fort Campbell killed in Afghanistan

 

United States Department of Defense - DoDWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Defense announced the death of five soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

They died June 9th, in Gaza Village, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered while engaged in a combat operation.

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Single Soldiers and Single Soldier Family Resiliency Adventure Day to be held at Fort Campbell June 28th

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – If you are a Single Soldier (with or without Family members), Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program invites you to participate in a 4-hour mini retreat filled with fun, food, activities, inflatables, live music and more.

This free Single Soldiers and Single Soldier Family Resiliency Adventure Day will take place on Saturday, June 28th at Eagles Rest Pavilion from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

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Sue Freeman Culverhouse Speaks to APSU Graduate Class on The Art of Teaching Writing

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Most people believe that teachers have three months off in the summer and spend their time lolling by the pool, shopping, and reading novels.

In truth, most teachers are spending their time taking college classes, going to professional development meetings, preparing changes in teaching methods through Common Core standards, and spending as much time as possible with their families in between these other activities.

Tennessee Literary Luminaries book by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

Tennessee Literary Luminaries book by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

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Operation Christmas Child Workshop to be held in Clarksville, August 4th

 

Operation Christmas ChildClarksville, TN – On Monday, August 4th, 2014 at 6:30pm, there will be an Operation Christmas Child Workshop held at the Hilldale United Methodist Church.

Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has brought Good News and Great Joy to over 100 million children worldwide through a simple shoebox gift. Join us on August 4th to discover the impact that you can make through a shoebox gift to bring hope and joy to a hurting child.

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Father’s footprint

 

159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

159th Combat Aviation Brigade

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionAfghanistan – Do you recall his brawny arms effortlessly lifting you off your itty bitty feet, from the soft earth, to what you thought were clouds when you were a toddler?

Or maybe, you remember hearing his voice, as he firmly, yet lovingly, gave you advice sometimes repeatedly, during your teenage years.

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