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Nashville Sounds Rally for 3-2 win over Sacramento River Cats; Sweep Series

 

Left-Hander Brad Mills Tosses Fifth Straight Quality Start To Earn Win

Nashville SoundsSacramento, CA – Brad Mills pitched brilliantly and Jason Pridie smoked a two-run triple in the eighth inning to propel the Sounds over Sacramento and secure the sweep against the River Cats with a 3-2 win at Raley Field on Thursday afternoon.

The four-game series sweep was Nashville’s first since June 9th-12th, 2014, when the Sounds swept the Reno Aces at Greer Stadium. It was also the first time the Sounds have swept the River Cats since the two teams began playing in 2000. The win propelled Nashville to a four-game winning streak, their best mark this season.

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Clarksville Police requests public help finding Summit Heights Shooting Suspect Darcell Wright

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On May 22nd, 2015 at 3:34pm, two Clarksville Police patrol units were dispatched to a reported shooting in the Summit Heights neighborhood at 3:34pm. Officers discovered a man with multiple gunshot wounds and a white SUV with bullet damage at the Summit Heights exit onto Paradise Hill Road.

CPD Detective Kenny Bradley is requesting public assistance in locating the Summit Heights Shooting Suspect. A Criminal Attempted Homicide Warrant is active on 21-year-old Darcell Dominque Wright from Clarksville.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Darcell Dominique Wright, please call Detective Bradley at 931.648.0656, Ext 5159 or the CrimeStoppers TIPS Hotline at 931.645.TIPS (8477).

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Darcell Dominique Wright, please call Detective Bradley at 931.648.0656, Ext 5159 or the CrimeStoppers TIPS Hotline at 931.645.TIPS (8477).

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Land Between The Lakes to Celebrate National Trails Day

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – In celebration of the 23rd Annual National Trails Day on Saturday, June 6th, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area invites the public to help with general trail maintenance on the Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail.

Volunteers will meet at Golden Pond Visitor Center at 8:30am and work until around 12:00pm. Bring lunch, water bottles, and wear appropriate clothing, i.e., long pants, hiking boots, gloves, etc. The Forest Service will provide all tools and equipment, tick spray, and safety glasses.

Seven different access points give visitors multiple opportunities to bike and hike different sections of the Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. (Regina Roby)

Seven different access points give visitors multiple opportunities to bike and hike different sections of the Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. (Regina Roby)

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Nashville Sounds start Eight-Game Homestand this Friday, May 29th

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds come back from a trip out West to open an eight-game homestand against Las Vegas 51s (Triple-A Mets) and Salt Lake Bees (Triple-A Angels) beginning Friday night.

Giveaways for the homestand include a Sounds t-shirt, team photo, tie-dye koozie and a jersey drawstring bag. In addition, Thursday night’s game against Salt Lake will be featured on the CBS Sports Network as the MiLB Game of the Week.

Fur Circus Mascots, National Game of the Week & Two Firework Shows Highlight The Series at First Tennessee Park. (Nashville Sounds)

Fur Circus Mascots, National Game of the Week & Two Firework Shows Highlight The Series at First Tennessee Park. (Nashville Sounds)

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AAA Survey shows 8% Increase in Summer Travelers

 

Majority of travelers to vacation between 4-7 days

AAATampa, FL – The summer travel season kicked off with what was forecast to be the most traveled Memorial Day weekend in a decade. Now, a new AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey shows growth in summer traveler plans as well.

More than three quarters (77%) of Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee residents plan to take at least one summer vacation trip this year between the months of May and September, according to the survey. More than half (56%) of vacation plans will run from 4-7 days.

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Colby Wilson’s Atlanta Braves Report: CB Radio

 

Written by Colby Wilson

Clarksville, TN – Over the weekend, news trickled out that the Braves had kicked the tires on Jonathan Lucroy, injured All-Star catcher for the dumpster fire that is the Milwaukee Brewers. And this is not to knock Lucroy – a fine catcher who has proven to be worth his weight in pitch-framing and gap-to-gap power – but rather illustrate how disenfranchised the brass has become with Christian Bethancourt.

Seems odd to already be sniffing around for replacements for the Catcher of the Future after 183 big-league at-bats, yet here we (allegedly) are. Lucroy is 29, Bethancourt is 23. Math says Bethancourt is the play for the present and future. But he’s hitting .190 and has ridden pine for much of the season behind A.J. Pierzynski, both because Pierzynski has been raking (13-game hitting streak to start the year, third on the team in hitting at a .281 clip) and because Bethancourt has looked lost at the plate and merely competent defensively.

Atlanta Braves catcher Christian Bethancourt. (Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports)

Atlanta Braves catcher Christian Bethancourt. (Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports)

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APSU Lady Govs Soccer adds Pamela Peñaloza from Colombia to 2015 roster

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Building on the Colombian pipeline, Austin Peay State University women’s soccer has received a National Letter of Intent signed by incoming freshman Pamela Peñaloza.

Peñaloza will join the Lady Govs in the fall after gaining experience in international soccer for her native country.

Austin Peay Soccer. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Soccer. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for June 2nd through June 6th, 2015

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs during the year. There are programs for children and adults.

Some of the upcoming events include: Cave Hike, Birding Port Royal, Night Hike, Trail Cleanup and Hike, Nature Detectives, and Bird Hike.

Swan Lake at Dunbar Cave State Park.

Swan Lake at Dunbar Cave State Park.

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Lowe’s in Clarksville to teach building skills to local volunteers for Habitat for Humanity’s 2016 Women Build

 

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County TennesseeClarksville, TN – Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County Tennessee (HFHMCTN) and longtime national partner Lowe’s are hosting “how to” construction clinics for women volunteering during our Women Build 2016 project.

Taking place each year, the national Habitat for Humanity Women Build program encourages women across the country to devote at least one day to building simple, decent and affordable housing with Habitat in their local communities.

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Austin Peay State University professor Stefan Woltmann featured in National Geographic article on Gulf of Mexico oil spill

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which flooded nearly five million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, scientists are still struggling to unravel the mysteries of a natural habitat deeply impacted by the largest oil spill in U.S. waters.

National Geographic recently published the first part of a five-part series marking the incident’s fifth anniversary. In the first installment, titled “Is Gulf Oil Spill’s Damage Over or Still Unfolding?,” the magazine probed the minds of scientists and researchers devoting their time to discovering the way millions of gallons of oil has changed, or will continue to change, the Gulf of Mexico and the creatures that call that landscape home.

Austin Peay biology professor Dr. Stefan Woltmann was cited in National Geographic Magazine, along with APSU, for his work in Deep Water Horizon cleanup in the Gulf of Mexico. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

Austin Peay biology professor Dr. Stefan Woltmann was cited in National Geographic Magazine, along with APSU, for his work in Deep Water Horizon cleanup in the Gulf of Mexico. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

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