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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces David Purkey as Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) Director

 

Purkey to continue serving as Governor’s Homeland Security advisor

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of David W. Purkey as a deputy commissioner of the Military Department where he will direct the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA).

Purkey has served as interim director of TEMA since the April retirement of Jim Bassham. He will also continue to serve as the governor’s Homeland Security advisor and assistant commissioner for the Department of Safety and Homeland Security. «Read the rest of this article»

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NASA’s Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar to be used to Survey Napa Valley Quake Area

 

Written by Alan Buis
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – NASA scientists are conducting an airborne survey of earthquake fault displacements in the Napa Valley area of Northern California using a sophisticated radar system developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.

A modified C-20A aircraft from NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center carrying JPL’s Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) flew a five-hour data-collection mission on Friday, August 29th, over the area that experienced a major quake during the pre-dawn hours on Sunday, August 24th.

NASA's C-20A Earth science research aircraft with the UAVSAR slung underneath its belly lifts off the runway at Edwards Air Force Base on a prior radar survey mission. (NASA Armstrong)

NASA’s C-20A Earth science research aircraft with the UAVSAR slung underneath its belly lifts off the runway at Edwards Air Force Base on a prior radar survey mission. (NASA Armstrong)

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UT Volunteers roll past Utah State Aggies 38-7 at Neyland Stadium

 

Clarksville’s Jalen Reeves-Maybin helps lead UT to Victory

Tennessee Vols - UT Vols - University of Tennessee VolunteersKnoxville, TN - The University of Tennessee football team won its 20th home opener in a row in front of a sell-out crowd of 102,455, defeating the Utah State Aggies, 38-7, on Sunday night at Neyland Stadium.

In the 2014 opener, the Vols played a record 20 true freshmen and 10 newcomers, which surpassed the 2011-12 record number of 12 true freshmen seeing action.

Senior Justin Worley had a complete night under center, going 27-for-38 for 273 yards, marking career highs for completions and attempts. His 13 straight completions were good the fourth best in school history. Worley’s three touchdown passes also tied his career high.

Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Pig Howard (2) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against Utah State Aggies linebacker Nick Vigil (41) (not pictured) during the first half at Neyland Stadium. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Pig Howard (2) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against Utah State Aggies linebacker Nick Vigil (41) (not pictured) during the first half at Neyland Stadium. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Sounds lose close one 3-2 to Round Rock Express

 

Nashville Sounds Baseball

Game Ends As Potential Tying Run Thrown Out At Plate For Nashville

Nashville SoundsRound Rock, TX – The Round Rock Express defeated the Nashville Sounds by a 3-2 count in the penultimate game of the season on Sunday evening at The Dell Diamond.

With the Sounds trailing by two with two on and two outs in the top of the ninth inning, Irving Falu laced a double into the right-center gap. Sean Halton scored on the play and Matt Clark attempted to follow him with the tying run but was gunned down at the plate by a perfect Round Rock relay to bring an end to the contest.

Nashville Sounds Baseball

Nashville Sounds Baseball

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Nashville Zoo’s Sunset Safari to be held this Thursday, September 4th

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – On Thursday, September 4th, Wildlife meets nightlife at Sunset Safari, Nashville Zoo’s premier annual soiree of eats, drinks and animals. This year’s theme, Make Tracks, celebrates the arrival of Andean Bears at the Zoo in 2015.

UBS is the title sponsor for this year’s event. Explore the exotic appeal of South America, the Andean Bear’s native land. Restaurants will be stationed throughout the Zoo serving sample appetizers, entrees and sweets, and open bars will feature exotic concoctions from Nashville’s best beverage purveyors. Entertainment for the evening includes a show from Music City Burlesque, live music, and special animal hosts.

Nashville Zoo's Sunset Safari set for Thursday, September 4th. (Amiee Stubbs)

Nashville Zoo’s Sunset Safari set for Thursday, September 4th. (Amiee Stubbs)

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Fort Campbell’s Child and Family Behavioral Health System offers opportunities for Family and Soldier Fitness

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – The Child and Family Behavioral Health System officially opened at Fort Campbell August 27th as the senior leader of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, community supporters Staff Sgt. Aaron and Melissa Fast as well as the commander of Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and community partners help cut the ribbon, formally opening the doors to the Fort Campbell community.

The CAFBHS is the Army’s model to provide behavioral health services to military children and their families. Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will serve as the Southern Regional Medical Command’s prototype for the system of care.

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell applauds and thanks Fort Campbell community member and supporter of the Child and Family Behavioral Health System Melissa Fast for cutting the ribbon, formally opening the CAFBHS service to the community. Fort Campbell Schools Superintendent Gary Gerstner, CAFBHS Director Dr. Quentin Humberd, 101st Division Band member Staff Sgt. Aaron Fast and BACH commander Col. George N. Appenzeller held the ribbon as Melissa Fast cut the ribbon Aug. 27. (Fred Holly)

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell applauds and thanks Fort Campbell community member and supporter of the Child and Family Behavioral Health System Melissa Fast for cutting the ribbon, formally opening the CAFBHS service to the community. Fort Campbell Schools Superintendent Gary Gerstner, CAFBHS Director Dr. Quentin Humberd, 101st Division Band member Staff Sgt. Aaron Fast and BACH commander Col. George N. Appenzeller held the ribbon as Melissa Fast cut the ribbon Aug. 27. (Fred Holly)

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National Corvette Museum Board makes final Decision on Sinkhole and Eight Great Corvettes

 

National Corvette MuseumBowling Green, KY – The National Corvette Museum Board of Directors held their quarterly meeting and finalized plans for repair of the Museum’s Skydome building, and the eight Corvettes affected by the February 12th, 2014 sinkhole collapse.

After careful review of additional information and revised plans with price quotes from the construction company, the board voted to completely fill in the sinkhole.

National Corvette Museum loses eight corvettes to sinkhole Collapse in Skydome on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014, at 5:44am.

National Corvette Museum loses eight corvettes to sinkhole Collapse in Skydome on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014, at 5:44am.

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Austin Peay State University Football no match for Memphis Tigers in 63-0 loss

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUMemphis, TN – The Memphis Tigers scored on its first six offensive possessions, including five rushing touchdowns, as Austin Peay State University lost its season opener, 63-0, a contest played Saturday night at the Liberty Bowl.

It was APSU’s fourth straight season-opening loss—all to Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams. The Govs last season-opening win was a 38-6 home victory against Cumberland in the 2010 season.

Austin Peay Governors Football loses at Memphis, 63-0. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors Football loses at Memphis, 63-0. (APSU Sports Information)

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The Itty Bitty Flesh Eating Sin

 

Women behind mask.

Clarksville, TN – When I started blogging about my life and “spiritual journey” a few years ago, writing came easily for me. I had just come through a huge awakening and period of major change in my life. I had come a long way in my attitudes and behavior in a short period of time, and I needed an outlet to share my recovery and new-found happiness.

As the years have gone on, I have noticed 2 things: the first is that my writing, and the topics of my blogs have matured quite a bit. The second thing I have noticed is that I write less often and struggle to refine my thoughts more. «Read the rest of this article»

 


Fort Campbell MWR’s Estep has a Great Schedule of Classes in September

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Estep Wellness Center has released the September class schedule. A new month brings exciting changes and includes the following:

Power Yoga has been added to Tuesday and Thursday at 11:45am with instructor Que. Please welcome our new instructor.

Maximized Monday with Dr. Dale Brown will be held on September 8th from 11:45am to 1:00pm. The subject this month is “Maximized Quality Nutrition.” This is a free seminar but registration is required. «Read the rest of this article»

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