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Nashville Sounds get 12 inning win over Round Rock Express

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Chad Pinder hit a walk-off two-run single in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the Nashville Sounds a thrilling 7-6 win over the Round Rock Express in front of 6,104 fans Tuesday night at First Tennessee Park.

The win extended the season-long winning streak to nine games for the Sounds who have won 16 of their last 17 games. It also pushed Nashville’s American South Division lead to 3.5 games over the Express.

Trailing 6-5 going to the bottom of the 12th, Max Muncy started the rally when he drew a walk off of Carlos Fisher. The right-hander bounced back and retired the next two hitters to put the game on the shoulders of Ryon Healy.

Nashville Sounds season-long Winning Streak Grows to Nine Games.

Nashville Sounds season-long Winning Streak Grows to Nine Games.

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AAA reports Memorial Day Gas Prices hit 11 Year Low

 

Summer gas prices forecast to be the lowest in more than a decade

AAATampa, FL Today, motorists found the lowest gas prices on Memorial Day in 11 years. The average price for a gallon of gasoline was $2.32 nationwide, $2.25 in Florida, $2.27 in Georgia, and $2.16 in Tennessee.

This year’s average prices were 42 cents (US), 39 cents (FL & GA), and 32 cents (TN) lower than last year’s holiday averages.

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June Boom 2016 Lights Up The Clarksville Sky On June 11th

 

8th Year Adds Live Music to the Annual Fireworks Show

Fuse Fireworks + ShowsClarksville, TN – 2016 marks the 8th year for June Boom in Clarksville, TN. In 2009, June Boom was a mere idea between Frank Caldwell and Justin Grant. Since its inception, the crowd has grown exponentially.

June Boom 2016, which is scheduled for Saturday June 11th, is expected to be bigger and better than ever!

This family-friendly event was created by Caldwell and Grant as a way to give back to the Clarksville community.

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to take place June 2nd, 2016

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

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Clarksville Police Department cites two businesses during May 26th Alcoholic Beverage Commission Operation

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Thursday, May 26th, 2016, Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Agents of the Clarksville Police Department’s Special Operation Unit conducted operations targeting the sales of alcohol to underage persons.

Compliance checks were done on 11 businesses with 9 businesses being found in compliance and 2 businesses cited for sales of alcohol to underage persons.

Clarksville Police conducted alcohol compliance checks with 11 businesses Friday, May 26th.

Clarksville Police conducted alcohol compliance checks with 11 businesses Friday, May 26th.

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Clarksville Travel Ball hosted Cumberland Bank & Trust Memorial Tournament

 

Clarksville Travel BallClarksville, TN – Clarksville Travel Ball hosted the Cumberland Bank & Trust Memorial Tournament May 28th-29th at RichEllen Park. Approximately 1,000 people per day participated in the USSSA baseball tournament.

Twenty-one teams from Tennessee and Kentucky battled for division championships.

“Clarksville Travel Ball’s vision is to provide an opportunity for local players to participate in tournament atmospheres,” said USSSA area director Brian Walker. “The primary focus of USSSA is the development of programs that allow for teams of all skill levels to compete against one another.”

Clarksville Orioles 11u wins 12u Division.

Clarksville Orioles 11u wins 12u Division.

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Clarksville Police releases photo of Tiny Town Food Mart Robbery Suspect

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Monday, May 30th, 2016,  Clarksville Police Officers responded a Robbery at the Tiny Town Food Mart on the 200 block of Tiny Town Road. The store management was able to provide CPD Officers an image of the suspect from a store security camera.

The store was robbed by an unknown black male wearing a black hoodie with a red hat and a mask or bandana over his face and appeared to be between 19 and 25-years-old.

Photo of Tiny Town Food Mart Robbery Suspect

Photo of Tiny Town Food Mart Robbery Suspect

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Summer Must Read: Crossing the Deadline by Dr. Michael Shoulders

 

Clarksville Book ReviewClarksville, TN – Clarksville resident, Dr. Michael Shoulders, has written Crossing the Deadline: Stephen’s Journey through the Civil War (Sleeping Bear Press) just in time for a must have summer read. With palatable feeling for the young 13-year-old Stephen Gaston, a Centerville, Indiana native who joins the Union Army to become a bugler for Colonel Eli Lilly.

Stephen’s older brother has already been killed in the Civil War and Stephen feels compelled to do his part. Little does he know that a long term in prison and a stint as a passenger on the Sultana await him.

Crossing the Deadline by Dr. Michael Shoulders

Crossing the Deadline by Dr. Michael Shoulders

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum June 2016 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in June at the Museum are: Carol LeBaron: Life Source, Cumberland River – An American Legacy, Taking a Look at Cave Johnson, Landscape photography by local artist Carl Papenfuss, and Flying High Dinner & Auction.

Landscape photography by local artist Carl Papenfuss

Landscape photography by local artist Carl Papenfuss

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Consumer Reports Sunscreen testing shows Nearly Half Did Not Meet their SPF Claims

 

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – While Consumer Reports urges consumers to use sunscreen, the organization’s latest tests show that you may not be as protected as you think—and it’s important to choose the right one.

In CR’s latest annual tests and ratings of 65 water-resistant lotions, sprays, and sticks with SPF claims of 30 or higher, the organization found that 28 of them—a full 43 percent of the sunscreens tested—tested below their advertised sun protection level. Two of the sunscreens tested, Banana Boat Kids Tear-Free, Sting-Free SPF 50 lotion and CVS Kids Sun Lotion SPF 50, tested at an SPF 8.

Nearly three-quarters of ‘natural’ sunscreens fell short of the SPF on their labels; Two “natural” sunscreens for kids claiming to be SPF 50 tested as SPF 8

Nearly three-quarters of ‘natural’ sunscreens fell short of the SPF on their labels; Two “natural” sunscreens for kids claiming to be SPF 50 tested as SPF 8

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