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AAA gives 7 Simple Tips to Save Money on a Hotel

 

Following these simple tips can unlock savings on your summer vacation

AAATampa, FL – Hotel demand will soon rise like the summer sun as we inch closer to what could become the most-traveled Memorial Day weekend in history.

“Our AAA travel forecast is not finished yet, but all indicators point to a booming travel season,” said Jennifer Butler, Managing Director of Travel Product Development, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Continuously low gas prices and improvements in the economy will likely encourage more people to travel in the coming months, so now is the time to book a hotel if you want to save some money.”

Tips to save Money during your Summer Vacation on a Hotel. (AAA)

Tips to save Money during your Summer Vacation on a Hotel. (AAA)

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Nashville Sounds doomed by Iowa Cubs seventh inning burst

 

Brad Mills Produces Team’s Third Quality Start In Last Four Games

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Sounds fell victim to a four-run seventh inning at the hands of the Cubs on Thursday night, as Iowa stole the series finale at First Tennessee Park, 4-1.

Nashville dropped to 10-17 overall and 4-3 in series finales. They produced just four hits and struck out in 11 at-bats in the defeat.

Pitching took precedence for the Sounds once again though, as Brad Mills was fantastic on the bump. The left-hander notched the Sounds’ third quality start in the last four games by going 6.1 innings with five hits, two runs, two walks and five strikeouts.

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101st Airborne Division holds inactivation ceremony for 159th Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Campbell

 

Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

159th Combat Aviation BrigadeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers, families and friends of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), gathered at the division parade field here, May 7th to conduct the final official ceremony in the brigade’s history.

After 18 years of service, the 159th CAB colors were cased at the ceremony by Col. Jimmy Blackmon, the final brigade commander of the 159th CAB “Thunder Brigade,” and retired Col. Bob Freeman, the honorary colonel of the brigade, signifying a conclusion to the legacy of this historic aviation unit.

Soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pay honors to the nation during the national anthem at the Thunder Brigade's inactivation ceremony at the division parade field on Fort Campbell, Ky., May 7, 2015. The 159th CAB cased its brigade colors for the final time during the ceremony, as well as all of its subordinate battalion colors and company guidons. (Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pay honors to the nation during the national anthem at the Thunder Brigade’s inactivation ceremony at the division parade field on Fort Campbell, Ky., May 7, 2015. The 159th CAB cased its brigade colors for the final time during the ceremony, as well as all of its subordinate battalion colors and company guidons. (Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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APSU Governors Baseball hosts SIU Edwardsville Cougars with Tournament hopes on the line

 

Austin Peay vs. SIU Edwardsville

Friday-Sunday, May 8th-10th, 2015
Clarksville, TN | Raymond C. Hand Park

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – It’s déjà vu all over again for Austin Peay’s baseball team as it enters the final weekend of its Ohio Valley Conference schedule seeking a series win against SIU Edwardsville to improve its odds of qualifying for the OVC Baseball Championship.

The Govs and Cougars begin a three-game league set with a 6:00pm, Friday contest. The series continues with a 2:00pm, Saturday matchup followed by a 1:00pm, Sunday series finale.

Austin Peay right handed pitcher Alex Robles will make his 20th straight OVC start as the Govs No. 1 this weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay right handed pitcher Alex Robles will make his 20th straight OVC start as the Govs No. 1 this weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville Police release name of Motorcycle driver killed in Fort Campbell Boulevard accident

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 the Clarksville Police Department was dispatched to a traffic crash on Fort Campbell Boulevard involving a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle. The driver of the motorcycle died at the scene.

The name of the deceased motorcycle driver is 34-year-old Clarksville resident John B. Cruz.

Motorcycle and Vehicle collison on Fort Campbell Boulevard kills one. (Sgt. Johnny Ransdell)

Motorcycle and Vehicle collison on Fort Campbell Boulevard kills one. (Sgt. Johnny Ransdell)

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Fort Defiance Interpretive Center to host Civil War Summer Camp

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center is proud to host the City’s Civil War Summer Camp for history savvy youth. The Camp will be two, one-week sessions for boys and girls in the 5th and 6th grades this June.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for a student to learn about life during the Civil War and participate in activities relating to the period,” said William Parker, Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University’s Kaylnn Pitts names OVC co-Female Athlete of the Week

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUBrentwood, TN – Sophomore triple jump artist Kaylnn Pitts, of the Austin Peay State University track and field team, has been named adidas® / Ohio Valley Conference Co-Female Field Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced Wednesday.

Austin Peay Track and Field's Kaylnn Pitts. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Track and Field’s Kaylnn Pitts. (APSU Sports Information)

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Hilltop Supermarket to host Spring Festival fundraiser for Kenai Langley

 

Hilltop SupermarketClarksville, TN – This Saturday, May 9th, Hilltop Supermarket is hosting “Karing for Kenai” Spring Festival. The Spring Festival is a fundraiser for 13-year old Kenai Payes Langley who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

There will be a yard sale from 7:00am until 3:00pm. Hilltop is still taking donations that can be dropped off at the store anytime.

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Clarksville Gas and Water reports Parade Drive Closed for Water Service Line Installation

 

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water has closed a section of Parade Drive between Isaac Drive and Fire Break Drive to install a water service line. Parade Drive motorists will be detoured to Isaac and Fire Break during the work.

The installation work is anticipated to be finished and the road reopened by approximately 3:00pm.

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APSU students learn from award winning American slavery scholar Ed Baptist

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Slavery in the United States was officially abolished on December 6th, 1865 when the thirteenth amendment was ratified by three-fourth of the states. But while all remaining slaves became officially free on that day, the ripples from the United States’ violent history continue to be felt to this day.

Austin Peay State University students recently had an opportunity to converse with one of the preeminent experts on the history of slavery in the United States when they participated in an online question and answer session with journalist, and Cornell University history professor, Ed Baptist.

"The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism" by Ed Baptist.

“The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism” by Ed Baptist.

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