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Nashville Sounds roar back late to take 7-5 win from El Paso Chihuahuas

 

Nashville Sounds

Nashville SoundsEl Paso, TX -Nick Martini drilled a three-run homer in the top of the eighth inning to lead the Nashville Sounds to a come-from-behind 7-5 win over the El Paso Chihuahuas Thursday night at Southwest University Park.

Things looked bleak for the Sounds who trailed 5-1 entering the seventh inning. Two-out magic was the theme of the night as Nashville used four straight baserunners in the seventh to draw within a pair of runs at 5-3. Jorge Mateo and BJ Boyd collected infield singles and Martini drew a walk before Ramon Laureano doubled down the left field line to make it a two-run game.

Nashville outfielder Nick Martini hits three run homer to give Sounds 7-5 win over El Paso Chihuahuas. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville outfielder Nick Martini hits three run homer to give Sounds 7-5 win over El Paso Chihuahuas. (Nashville Sounds)

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Tennessee Department of Education announces TNReady Changes, Will Recompete Testing Contract

 

Tennessee Department of Education

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced several new steps today to improve the state’s TNReady student assessment, including recompeting the state’s current testing vendor contract.

Additional steps include refining current Questar contract, revising timeline for online testing, engaging more teachers

Additional steps include refining current Questar contract, revising timeline for online testing, engaging more teachers

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to hold Music event at Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center

 

Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy live music at Fort Defiance

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – A community favorite historic site, Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center located at 120 Duncan Street offers a variety of events throughout the year.

Bring a blanket, lawn chair and picnic lunch for an outdoor musical event from 11:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at Fort Defiance.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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Downtown @ Sundown Concert Series & Street Fair to be held Friday

 

Downtown @ Sundown Concert Series

Downtown at SundownClarksville, TN – Downtown Commons’ Downtown @ Sundown Concert Series & Street Fair is this Friday, June 15th at 6:00pm. Come join us for a night of FREE music and family fun. Featuring Trailer Choir, charting the Billboard Hot Country Charts with songs like “Rockin’ the Beer Gut” and “What Would You Say.”

Openers include Aaron Lessard, a solo artist based in Nashville, known for having a heavy jazz influence and U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Chris Turner, a singer/ songwriter from Ninety Six, South Carolina.

Trailer Choir performs at Downtown @ Sundown this Friday.

Trailer Choir performs at Downtown @ Sundown this Friday.

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Roxy Regional Theatre’s “Dames At Sea” drops anchor June 22nd-July 7th

 

Roxy Regional Theatre

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – New York salutes Hollywood this summer at the Roxy Regional Theatre located at the corner of Franklin Street and First Street in historic downtown Clarksville.

A celebration of the golden era of movie musicals, “Dames At Sea” opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Friday, June 22nd, at 8:00pm. In keeping with the theatre’s traditional pay-what-you-can opening night, all tickets not pre-sold at the regular ticket price will go on sale at 7:30pm that evening for a $5.00 minimum donation.

Kelly Letourneau stars as Ruby in "Dames At Sea" at the Roxy Regional Theatre, June 22nd-July 7th.

Kelly Letourneau stars as Ruby in “Dames At Sea” at the Roxy Regional Theatre, June 22nd-July 7th.

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APSU Basketball alumni Tiasha Gray signs One Year Deal in Sweden

 

Clarksville native Tiasha Gray and 2016 APSU graduate returns to Swedish Damligan

Slan Sports ManagementToronto, Canada – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s basketball legend Tiasha Gray has signed a one-year deal with Hogsbo Basket in the Swedish Damligan for the 2018-19 season.

Gray, a 5’7” guard, is returning to the Swedish Damligan where she was the league’s Most Valuable Player in her rookie professional campaign, leading the league in scoring and steals in 2016-17. This past season, Gray made brief stops in Israel and Lebanon before returning home to rehab a minor knee injury.

A Clarksville, Tennessee native, Gray attended Clarksville High School before starting her collegiate career at Austin Peay State University in 2012.

Austin Peay Basketball great Tiasha Gray signs deal in the Swedish Damligan for the 2018-19 season.(APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Basketball great Tiasha Gray signs deal in the Swedish Damligan for the 2018-19 season.(APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville Gas and Water reports Gracey Avenue Water Outage and Road Closure

 

Clarksville Gas and Water Department

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water has turned off water service on Gracey Avenue to repair a water main leak. Low water pressure may also affect area residents.

Gracey Avenue and Woodland Street will be closed to traffic during the work.

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Clarksville Police looking for runaway juvenile Alyssa Putrino

 

Clarksville Police Department

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police are trying to locate a runaway juvenile, Alyssa Putrino, age 16, height 5’3, with Brown hair and brown eyes.

Family members have not seen or heard from her since May 28th, 2018 around 11:00pm. She was last seen wearing blue jean shorts and a red, white, and blue striped shirt.

Clarksville Police request public help locating runaway juvenile Alyssa Putrino.

Clarksville Police request public help locating runaway juvenile Alyssa Putrino.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation, TWRA provides outdoor fun with Youth Fishing Rodeo

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAClarksville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency partnered once again with Clarksville Parks and Recreation to host its annual Youth Fishing Rodeo at Liberty Park.

TWRA’s Nate Thompson talked about the event and why it’s important to his agency and the community it serves.

“TWRA has been doing this for at least 15 years, that’s longer than I’ve been here,” Thompson said. “This year we have at least 200 kids signed up. Today’s rodeo just gives them that fishing experience, and for many of them, it’s their first time.”

More than 200 kids at this year's TWRA Youth Fishing Rodeo spent Saturday morning fishing and competing for prizes at LIberty Park.

More than 200 kids at this year’s TWRA Youth Fishing Rodeo spent Saturday morning fishing and competing for prizes at LIberty Park.

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Clarksville Police report Timothy Ogburn extradited from Kentucky, Served with Clarksville Charges

 

Clarksville Police Department

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018, Timothy Ogburn, 27 arrived in Clarksville after being extradited from Oak Grove, KY. Ogburn was arrested in Oak Grove, KY, May 23rd, for Felon in Possession of a Firearm. The Oak Grove charge was not related to Clarksville’s homicide investigation.

When Ogburn arrived, he was served with indictments from June’s grand jury for First Degree Murder-Premeditated and Possession of Weapon by a Convicted Felon. These charges stemmed from the homicide investigation into the shooting death of Julian Torres, 21, occurring May 19th, 2018 in the area of Bob Discount’s Tobacco, 505 Providence Boulevard.

Timothy Ogburn was extradited from Oak Grove Kentucky to Clarksville Wedensday for the murder of Julian Torres.

Timothy Ogburn was extradited from Oak Grove Kentucky to Clarksville Wedensday for the murder of Julian Torres.

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