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Nashville Sounds release Promotional Schedule for 2017

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club announced its full promotional schedule for the 2017 season. The 71-game home schedule at First Tennessee Park features bobblehead and t-shirt giveaways, theme nights, special guest appearances and 14 musically-themed fireworks shows.

Dueling pianos presented by First Tennessee take center stage on Opening Day when the Sounds welcome the Oklahoma City Dodgers on Tuesday, April 11th. The Opening Day festivities include the first post-game fireworks show of the season.

Bobbleheads, Air Guitar World Record Attempt, Eclipse Party Highlight the Nashville Sounds Promotions Calendar.

Bobbleheads, Air Guitar World Record Attempt, Eclipse Party Highlight the Nashville Sounds Promotions Calendar.

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Clarksville to Host 2017 Football All-Star Classic

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – The 2017 Toyota East-West Football All-Star Classic will be held in Clarksville, Tennessee at Austin Peay State University on Friday, December 8th, 2017. The All-Star Classic is organized by the Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association (TACA) and is made up of the state’s top 88 senior football players who are selected from more than 400 nominations.

“During the process of competing for the TSSAA state championship, we captured the attention of folks at TACA,” said Visit Clarksville Executive Director Theresa Harrington.

Tennessee’s top 88 Football Seniors to play in 2017 Toyota East-West Football All-Star Classic December 8th, 2017.

Tennessee’s top 88 Football Seniors to play in 2017 Toyota East-West Football All-Star Classic December 8th, 2017.

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City of Clarksville adds Automated External Defibrillators in key locations

 

Defibrillators counter the risks of sudden cardiac emergencies

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville has enhanced its medical emergency response capabilities in and around City Hall, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan announced Monday.

The City is adding and relocating automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, in key locations in its downtown facilities to help counter the risks associated with sudden cardiac arrest, one of the leading causes of death in the United States.

Lori McNulty, security officer at Clarksville City Hall, displays one of the automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, available at the City’s downtown facilities to help counter the risks associated with sudden cardiac emergencies.

Lori McNulty, security officer at Clarksville City Hall, displays one of the automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, available at the City’s downtown facilities to help counter the risks associated with sudden cardiac emergencies.

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APSU pioneer Betty Joe Wallace to be honored by Colleagues and Former Students

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The late Betty Joe Wallace taught history at Austin Peay State University for almost 40 years, and many of her former students and colleagues praise her as a pioneer who helped create a more progressive campus.

“She was the first cigar-smoking feminist I ever met,” Dr. Carlette Hardin, dean of the APSU Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education, said.

Betty Joe Wallace

Betty Joe Wallace

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AAA says Gas Prices to rise 35-70 cents in Spring

 

AAATampa, FL – Refineries are easing into maintenance season, which normally signals a gradual increase in prices at the pump. Throughout the past five years, gas prices rose 35-70 cents from February to Memorial Day, and motorists should expect the same this year. 

“The seasonal increase hasn’t begun yet, but it’s coming,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.

Gas prices to go up in the Spring.

Gas prices to go up in the Spring.

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Austin Peay State University Athlete of the Week John Murry

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Senior guard John Murry, of the Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Murry won a trio of weekly awards—from the Ohio Valley Conference, College Sports Madness and the Tennessee Sports Writers Association—after averaging 28.5 ppg in a pair of crucial wins for the Govs last week. The Indianapolis native shot 46.0 percent (17-for-37) from the floor, 88.2 percent (15-for-17) at the free-throw line and 53.3 percent (8-for-15) from beyond the arc.

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Clarksville Gas and Water announces Sewer Line Rehabilitation Work Schedule for February 27th-March 3rd, 2017

 

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water sewer lateral line rehabilitation contractors will work on Collinwood Drive, Rebecca Lane, Saratoga Drive and Park Lane during the week of February 27th – March 3rd.

Unfinished work on assigned streets will continue into the following work week.

Clarksville Gas and Water Department Administration and Engineering

Clarksville Gas and Water Department Administration and Engineering

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Lifeliners instill tradition through NCO at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Neysa Canfield
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – The newly promoted Lifeliner NCOs walked on stage through a golden arch, symbolically representing their transition into the Corps of Noncommissioned Officers. The Soldiers shared this important moment in their careers with their peers, leaders, friends and family members.

Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Norman, senior enlisted adviser for the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde., said the walk through the golden arch symbolizes the transition of those individuals from junior Soldiers to leaders and NCOs.

Sgt. Travis Bertovich, left, an intelligence analyst with 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Perry, right, senior enlisted adviser for the 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde., cut a cake, Feb. 2, 2017, after the brigade’s noncommissioned officer induction ceremony at Wilson Theater, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

Sgt. Travis Bertovich, left, an intelligence analyst with 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, 101st Abn. Div., and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Perry, right, senior enlisted adviser for the 101st Abn. Div. Sust. Bde., cut a cake, Feb. 2, 2017, after the brigade’s noncommissioned officer induction ceremony at Wilson Theater, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Neysa Canfield/101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Beach Volleyball’s historic start begins this week

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will have its 16th collegiate sponsored sport kick-off its inaugural season this weekend in Birmingham, AL, with the start of Beach Volleyball’s 2017 regular season, at the UAB Blazer Duals.

Austin Peay will play New Orleans, Tulane and UAB in the program’s historic opening weekend.

The addition of beach volleyball is the first sport added by the Governors Athletic Department since women’s soccer played its first season in the fall of 2002, while also becoming the 10th overall women’s sports sponsored by the university.

Austin Peay Beach Volleyball Team. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Beach Volleyball Team. (APSU Sports Information)

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NASA technology used in Digital Dental X-ray Imager

 

Written by Andrew Good
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – When sitting in the dentist’s chair, few patients think of NASA. But the space agency is there nonetheless, in the sensor that enables high-resolution, digital X-ray imagery that helps the dentist spot problems.

The sensor had its start looking to get images of something quite different: other worlds, and our own, from space.

In the early 1990s, when NASA adopted a “faster, better, cheaper” mantra, engineer Eric Fossum with the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, had an idea to achieve that goal for spaceborne imagers.

CMOS technology, which grew out of space imaging research at JPL, has made dental X-rays safer, cheaper and easier to process. (Courtesy of Schick by Sirona)

CMOS technology, which grew out of space imaging research at JPL, has made dental X-rays safer, cheaper and easier to process. (Courtesy of Schick by Sirona)

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