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Nashville Sounds ninth inning rally falls short against Colorado Springs Sky Sox

 

Nashville Sounds

Nashville SoundsColorado Springs, CO – The Nashville Sounds rallied for five runs with two outs in the ninth inning but it was not enough as they were upended 6-5 by the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Nashville is now 0-3 and has been outscored 18-7 in Sunday contests.

After being silenced for much of the day by the Sky Sox pitching staff, the Sounds finally broke through with two outs in the top of the ninth inning. Chris Parmelee ripped a double to get the rally started. The next six batters to come to the plate would reach base. Renato Nunez was then walked, followed by a two-run double by Bruce Maxwell to light up the scoreboard for the first time.

Nashville Sounds Score Five Runs With Two Outs in the Ninth Inning but Fall 6-5 to Colorado Springs Sky Sox. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Score Five Runs With Two Outs in the Ninth Inning but Fall 6-5 to Colorado Springs Sky Sox. (Nashville Sounds)

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Gas Tax Increase Approved by Tennessee House

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – The IMPROVE Act,  Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s proposal to fund critical infrastructure projects and offer local government the option to fund transportation needs passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday. 

The more than six hour debate saw House members carefully and thoroughly consider dozens of amendments and counter proposals to the IMPROVE Act.  At the end of the debate, the bill cleared the House by a narrow margin.

“I have been out front and very public about my disappointment in our State government’s neglect, in recent years, to address our over-burdened roads, highways and dangerous bridges with a responsible funding plan.”

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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APSU heads to Alabama for OVC Men’s Golf Championships

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Men's GolfClarksville, TN – After putting together some of its best team performances of the season in recent weeks, Austin Peay State University men’s golf has plenty of confidence heading into this week’s 2017 Ohio Valley Conference Men’s Golf Championships.

Austin Peay Men's Golf goes into OVC Championships coming off it's best performances of the season. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf goes into OVC Championships coming off it’s best performances of the season. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville Police report Pedestrian Struck on Fort Campbell Boulevard

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, around 00:08pm, a 46 year old woman was walking north on Fort Campbell Boulevard in the right travel lane, slightly left of the fog line, and was struck by a car driven by a 35 year old man.

The woman was transported by ambulance to the hospital. The status of her injuries was not provided.

The lead investigator is Officer Harris.

Clarksville Police respond to a woman being struck Sunday morning on Fort Campbell Boulevard.

Clarksville Police respond to a woman being struck Sunday morning on Fort Campbell Boulevard.

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Austin Peay State University Softball hosts Belmont, Monday

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU SoftballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team will play its first home games in the month of April, 3:00pm, Monday at Cheryl Holt Field, when they play host Belmont University for an Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader.

Austin Peay Softball plays doubleheader against Belmont at Cheryl Holt Field, Monday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball plays doubleheader against Belmont at Cheryl Holt Field, Monday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Legislation seeks to curb Opioid Abuse by Identifying High Risk Prescribers

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee will consider legislation next week requiring the Tennessee Department of Health (DOH) to identify individuals who are in the top 20 percent of prescribers of opioids in the state.  After being identified and notified of the high volume opioid prescriber status, this legislation requires the prescribers to comply with certain requirements.

The legislation aims to address Tennessee’s status as second in the nation in abuse of opiates.

Under current law, the DOH monitors the 100 highest volume opioid prescribers in Tennessee.  HB 1207  calls for DOH, in addition, to look at prescribers who are at high-risk based on clinical criteria, such as overdoses or dangerous drug combinations.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Clarksville Police reports Two Men Shot when Bail Bond Agents attempt to serve Warrants

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 around 00:38am Clarksville Police Officers responded to multiple 911 calls related to a shooting originating at a business parking lot in the 2500 Block of Whitfield Boulevard. Detectives are still sorting out exactly what occurred.  

So far, the investigation has revealed bail bond agents believed a man with warrants on file was inside of a Nissan car on a business parking lot. 

Clarksville Police respond to a shooting at a business parking lot on Whitfield Boulevard.

Clarksville Police respond to a shooting at a business parking lot on Whitfield Boulevard.

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V7 Elite Playmakers Football Camp at Tennessee State University

 

V7 Elite PlaymakersNashville, TN  Future football stars will want to mark their calendars to attend the V7 Elite Future Stars Showcase Series event, April 30th at Tennessee State University.

The camp will feature former NFL quarterback Michael Vick.  The camp is part of the National Playmakers Academy and is open to all 5th-8th graders in the area. 

Football players at all positions are welcome.  

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APSU Track and Field has solid performance at Georgia Tech Invitational

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Women's Track and FieldAtlanta, GA – Against some of the south’s best competition, Austin Peay State University track and field again put forth some excellent performances at this weekend’s Georgia Tech Invitational.

“I think we made another step in the right direction,” said head coach Doug Molnar. “We competed very well under slightly windy conditions.”

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field have great day at Georgia Tech Invitational, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field have great day at Georgia Tech Invitational, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Work begins on River Trail Red River Section of Clarksville Greenway

 

City of Clarksville uses state grants to continue Greenway

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Construction has begun on a another downtown section of the Clarksville Greenway, which ultimately will create a 10-mile hiking-and-biking trail connection between the City’s core and Heritage Park in Northeast Clarksville.

The latest section is known as the River Trail Red River Section and extends north along the Red River from the RiverWalk in McGregor Park to the Highway 41A bridge at Providence Boulevard.

In this enhanced map, the River Trail Section is shown as the shaded area on the north side of the Red River.

In this enhanced map, the River Trail Section is shown as the shaded area on the north side of the Red River.

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