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APSU Baseball takes on Morehead State at Raymond C. Hand Park this weekend

 

Austin Peay (17-18, 8-10 OVC) vs. Morehead State (26-11, 11-4 OVC)

Friday-Sunday, April 20th, 2017
Clarksville, TN | Raymond C. Hand Park

APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – After playing nine of its last 12 on the road, Austin Peay’s baseball team returns to Raymond C. Hand Park to kick off a four-game homestand with a three-game Ohio Valley Conference series against Morehead State.

The league set is scheduled to begin with a Friday doubleheader; first pitch for Game One is slated for noon.

Austin Peay Baseball begins three game series against the Morehead State Eagles this Friday at Raymond C. Hand Park. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball begins three game series against the Morehead State Eagles this Friday at Raymond C. Hand Park. (APSU Sports Information)

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Nashville Sounds let one slip to Oklahoma City, 4-3

 

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Franlin Barreto’s Four-Hit Night Not Enough for Nashville Sounds

Nashville SoundsOklahoma City, OK –  Franklin Barreto’s seventh career four-hit game was not enough as the Sounds fell to Oklahoma City 4-3 in game three of a four game series. The Dodgers spoiled Corey Walter’s Triple-A debut as they tagged the 24-year-old for three runs on five hits in just 2.2 innings of work.

For the third game in a row the Sounds struck first. In the third inning the Sounds got four consecutive single from Melvin Mercedes, Barreto, Joey Wendle, and Mark Canha. Wendle lined the first pitch he saw into left field where Oklahoma City’s O’Koyea Dickson bobbled the ball allowing each runner to advance an extra 90 feet including a run by Mercedes. Canha then followed that up with a base hit of his own to score Barreto from third base.

Nashville Sounds fall at Oklahoma City Dodgers Thursday night, 4-3. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds fall at Oklahoma City Dodgers Thursday night, 4-3. (Nashville Sounds)

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City of Clarksville to dedicate Frank Sutton statue Saturday

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – A statue of actor Frank “Sergeant Carter” Sutton, who was born and raised in Clarksville, will be dedicated at 1:30pm Saturday on Franklin Street in Downtown Clarksville.

Mark Holleman, civic leader and broker/owner of Coldwell Banker Conroy, Marable & Holleman working with the City of Clarksville, led the drive to place the statue — created by local sculptor Scott Wise — near the Roxy Regional Theatre in Sutton’s hometown.

Frank ‘Sergeant Carter’ Sutton statue to be unveiled near Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville

Frank ‘Sergeant Carter’ Sutton statue to be unveiled near Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville

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APSU Softball signs West Coast freshman Lauren Meitzler

 

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APSU SoftballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team announces it has added a third signee to its Spring 2017 National Letter of Intent acquisition period with the addition of San Diego, CA, area outfielder/pitcher Lauren Meitzler.

Austin Peay Softball signs outfielder/pitcher Lauren Meitzler. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball signs outfielder/pitcher Lauren Meitzler. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville’s 2017 Rivers and Spires Festival starts tonight

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The 15th annual Rivers and Spires Festival kicks off tonight, Thursday, April 20th, in Downtown Clarksville Tennessee from 5:00pm until 10:00pm. Chase & Ovation will headline the Public Square Stage tonight performing the music of Prince.

Rivers and Spires is an event for the whole family featuring children’s activities, arts vendors, a car show, military exhibits, shopping and so much more. Those that attend will have five stages of live entertainment with over 100 performers to enjoy during the three day event.

The Rivers and Spires Public Square Stage being prepared for tonight's events.

The Rivers and Spires Public Square Stage being prepared for tonight’s events.

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Austin Peay State University basketball alumnus Assane Diop signs deal with Japanese Squad

 

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APSU Men's Basketball Clarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University men’s basketball alumnus and member of the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championship team, Assane Diop will continue his basketball career in familiar territory.

Austin Peay alumnus Assane Diop continues career with Gifu Seiryu Heroes of the Challenge Summer League. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay alumnus Assane Diop continues career with Gifu Seiryu Heroes of the Challenge Summer League. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville Police request assistance identifying Robbery Suspect

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is asking the public’s assistance to identify a robbery suspect. 

On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017, a white male wearing a black and red plaid shirt entered a business, on 1600 Block of Fort Campbell Boulevard, with a black t-shirt covering his head and demanded money; there was no weapon shown.  

After he failed to receive any money from the business, the suspect ran out of the store empty handed.

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Austin Peay State University’s Boyd Health Services designated a Healthier Tennessee Workplace

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s Boyd Health Services was recently designated a Healthier Tennessee Workplace by the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness.

Healthier Tennessee Workplaces are recognized for their leadership and commitment to improving the health and well-being of citizens of the state of Tennessee.

Austin Peay State University ARD Building. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University ARD Building. (APSU)

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Rivers and Spires Quilts of the Cumberland exhibit kicks off tonight

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – Rivers and Spires Festival’s award winning Quilts of the Cumberland event begins Thursday, April 20th at the Madison Street United Methodist Church at 5:00pm. There will be quilts of different shapes and sizes on display to the public.

The quilts will be on display all three days of Rivers and Spires, April 20th through the April 22nd. This exhibit gives people the chance to view a variety of quilts from traditional to one of a kind art quilts by local artisans.

Volunteers preparing the quilts for Clarksville's Rivers and Spires Quilts of the Cumberland exhibit.

Volunteers preparing the quilts for Clarksville’s Rivers and Spires Quilts of the Cumberland exhibit.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office makes second arrest in Billy Pace Jr. Murder Case

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – Investigators with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office have made a second arrest in the murder of Billy Pace Jr.

Jessica Lynn Summer Simo, 36, has been taken into custody and charged with first degree felony murder. Her bond is $500,000.

Pace’s body was found in a wooded area near the 1000 block of Ross Lane on December 21st, 2016.

This is an active investigation. No further information is available at this time.

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