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Nashville Sounds shutout by Tacoma Rainiers, 1-0

 

Nashville Sounds

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN -The Nashville Sounds came out on the wrong end of a pitcher’s duel with the Tacoma Rainiers in front of 10,117 fans at First Tennessee Park Saturday night. The Sounds were shutout by Tacoma 1-0 as both pitching staffs kept the opposing offenses at bay.

Nashville’s Edwin Jackson shined in his Sounds debut but it was not enough as Tacoma’s Rob Whalen had his best performance of the season. Jackson notched his seventh quality start of the season after six with Triple-A Syracuse as he allowed just one lone run on three hits in his six innings of work. He walked three and fanned seven. Whalen meanwhile yielded just two infield singles in six innings of shutout baseball and recorded an out against the final 12 batters he faced.

Nashville Sounds and Tacoma Rainiers Combine for One Run on Eight Hits Saturday night at First Tennessee Park. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds and Tacoma Rainiers Combine for One Run on Eight Hits Saturday night at First Tennessee Park. (Nashville Sounds)

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges caution when leaving valuables in vehicles

 

Written by Leon Roberts
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersLancaster, TN – As the summer recreation season gets into full swing, Center Hill Lake becomes a popular destination for many Middle Tennessee residents. The lake’s 18,220 square miles of water, multiple campgrounds, marinas, and recreation areas are a significant attraction for tourists, locals, and… criminals alike.

Over the past month Center Hill Lake has seen an increase in visitor activity as well as over 15 motor vehicle break-ins at various locations, including Hurricane Marina, Edgar Evins State Park, Buffalo Valley Boat Ramp, Big Rock Market, Happy Hollow Boat Ramp, and Betty’s Island Boat Ramp.

When out this summer for recreational activities, be careful about leaving valuables in vehicles, especially in plain sight. (Mark Rankin)

When out this summer for recreational activities, be careful about leaving valuables in vehicles, especially in plain sight. (Mark Rankin)

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AAA reports Teen-Driver involved Crashes Kill 10 People a Day during 100 Deadliest Days

 

AAA

AAAWashington, D.C. – More than 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving a teen driver in 2016 during the 100 Deadliest Days, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

That is an average of 10 people per day – a 14 percent increase compared to the rest of the year, according to data analyzed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

As school lets out for summer, AAA stresses the importance of preparing and educating inexperienced teen drivers for some of the most dangerous driving days of the year.

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Tennessee Recognized for Innovation in Serving Low-Income Families

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is receiving recognition for several years of work to radically change the way it serves thousands of low-income families.

A new case study prepared in partnership with the Ascend at the Aspen Institute honors the department for being among the nation’s leaders in crafting and implementing a 2 Generation, or 2Gen, approach.

Report credits the state for being a national leader in the Two-Generation approach to helping parents and children.

Report credits the state for being a national leader in the Two-Generation approach to helping parents and children.

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Hopkinsville Community College’s Kids in College Can Soar summer camp starts June 11th

 

Hopkinsville Community College

Hopkinsville Community CollegeHopkinsville, KY – Nearly 200 students have already registered for “Kids in College Can Soar” – KICCS (pronounced “kicks”) at Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) this summer. The college will host five weeks of the week-long camp which features 18 class options for students going into first through sixth grades.

KICCS has five weeks of programming throughout the summer and meets from 8:30am to 12:00pm, Monday – Friday. Students may register for any number of weeks. KICCS is the college’s longest-running youth camp and has enrolled more than 7,200 students since its launch in 1991.

Register now for Hopkinsville Community College’s Kids in College Can Soar summer camp.

Register now for Hopkinsville Community College’s Kids in College Can Soar summer camp.

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Science a smash hit during APSU Governor’s School for Computational Physics

 

APSU

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a recent afternoon, Austin Peay State University (APSU) professor of physics Dr. Jaime Taylor decided to have a little fun when explaining key physics principals to group of high school students.

APSU professor of physics Dr. Jaime Taylor has a cinderblock crushed on his chest during the Governor’s School for Computational Physics.

APSU professor of physics Dr. Jaime Taylor has a cinderblock crushed on his chest during the Governor’s School for Computational Physics.

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NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover waits out Dust Storm

 

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – Science operations for NASA’s Opportunity rover have been temporarily suspended as it waits out a growing dust storm on Mars.

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter first detected the storm on Friday, June 1st, 2018. As soon as the orbiter team saw how close the storm was to Opportunity, they notified the rover’s team to begin preparing contingency plans.

In a matter of days, the storm had ballooned.

This global map of Mars shows a growing dust storm as of June 6, 2018. The map was produced by the Mars Color Imager (MARCI) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. The blue dot indicates the approximate location of Opportunity. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

This global map of Mars shows a growing dust storm as of June 6, 2018. The map was produced by the Mars Color Imager (MARCI) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. The blue dot indicates the approximate location of Opportunity. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

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