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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Home Fire Sprinklers Can Buy Time, Save Lives in Home Fires

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is raising awareness of the life-saving capabilities of residential fire sprinkler systems to commemorate the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Home Fire Sprinkler Week (May 19th–25th).

With fires burning hotter and faster than ever before, every second counts when escaping a home fire.

Home fire sprinklers can provide valuable peace of mind to homeowners residing in newly constructed or renovated homes that were constructed with modern building materials, which can burn faster and hotter than “legacy” building materials.

Civilian death rate is 81% lower in a home with fire sprinklers than in homes without them.

Civilian death rate is 81% lower in a home with fire sprinklers than in homes without them.

 

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Senators Marsha Blackburn, Mike Braun Introduce Bill Requiring GAO to Study Pharmaceutical Benefit Managers Role in Supply Chain

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Friday, May 17th, 2019, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Mike Braun (R-Indiana) introduced S.1532, the Pharmacy Benefit Managers Accountability Study Act of 2019, to require the Government Accountability Office to submit a report on pharmaceutical benefit managers (PBMs) to the Senate HELP and Finance Committees within one year of the date of enactment.

“As Congress looks to reduce prescription drug costs, we need to be sure we are getting complete and accurate information at each stage of the pharmaceutical supply chain,” said Senator Blackburn. “A major component of that effort is bringing transparency and accountability to the role of PBMs.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System announces 2019 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

 

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) has released the names of the 2019 Valedictorians and Salutatorians from each of our seven traditional high schools at the last two formal School Board meetings.

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AAA says Gas prices see Largest Weekly Decline in Three Months

 

AAATampa, FL – Declining slowly but steadily across the country, gas prices are pushing the national average down three cents on the week to $2.86.

Today’s average is four cents cheaper than last month and the same price as one year ago. In fact, 25 states have gas price averages that are just a nickel or less expensive than this time last year.

Gas Prices at the Pump are Stabilizing. (AAA)

Gas Prices at the Pump are Stabilizing. (AAA)

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Customs House Museum exhibit “Batter Up!” features America’s Favorite Pasttime

 

Customs House Museum & Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Crouch Gallery at the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center is loaded packed with nostalgia, art, and artifacts of baseball. The exhibit, titled Batter Up! Celebrating America’s Pastime, features items from the Museum’s collection, the art of Chris Felix, and memorabilia from private collectors.

One gem in the show includes a 1927 World Series game ball signed by the Washington Senators, including local legend Hod Lisenbee and several Baseball Hall of Famers, including Goose Goslin, Tris Speaker, and Sam Rice.

Batter Up! Celebrating America’s Pastime on exhibit at the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center through July 28th.

Batter Up! Celebrating America’s Pastime on exhibit at the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center through July 28th.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County to host Memorial Day Ceremony, May 27th

 

Montgomery County Veterans Service OrganizationMontgomery County, TN – On Monday, May 27th, 2019, the Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization will hold its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the William O. Beach Civic Hall located at 350 Pageant Lane, Suite 201, Clarksville, Tennessee.

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APSU Baseball falls at home to Jacksonville State, Title hopes dashed

 

APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball shortstop Garrett Kueber drove in a run to give the Governors its first lead but it could not fend off a late Jacksonville State rally in a 14-5 Ohio Valley Conference loss, Friday night, on Joe Maynard Field at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay Baseball loses 14-5 to Jacksonville State Friday night at Raymond C. Hand Park. The Governors will be the #2 seed in the OVC Baseball Tournament. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball loses 14-5 to Jacksonville State Friday night at Raymond C. Hand Park. The Governors will be the #2 seed in the OVC Baseball Tournament. (APSU Sports Information)

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Nashville Sounds get 9-3 win at Round Rock Express

 

Nashville SoundsRound Rock, TX – The Nashville Sounds beat Round Rock Express Friday night 9-3 at the Dell Diamond thanks to five strong innings from pitcher Tim Dillard. Hunter Cole plated three RBI’s on 4 for 5 hitting.

The win evened the five-game set at one win apiece and snapped the Sounds’ losing streak against Round Rock at five.

The Sounds never trailed in the game, as they scored three runs in the second to chase Express starter Cy Sneed. Cole and Zack Granite smashed run-scoring singles, and Patrick Wisdom drew a bases-loaded walk. Then Cole drove in another run in the third inning with a single, and Delino DeShields drew a bases-loaded free pass to make it 5-0.

Balanced attack propels Nashville Sounds to victory over Round Rock Express. (Nashville Sounds)

Balanced attack propels Nashville Sounds to victory over Round Rock Express. (Nashville Sounds)

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Manna Café Ministries to hold Materials Drive for Manna Village

 

Manna Café MinistriesClarksville, TN – Construction continues on the Manna Village, the future home of Manna Café Ministries. To help raise materials for the Manna Village, they are partnering with Lowe’s Home Improvement on Madison Street to do Manna’s first ever Materials Drive.

On May 18th and 19th from 8:00am to 6:00pm and on May 20th and 21st from 6:00am to 4:00pm, Manna will have a team of volunteers at Lowe’s on Madison Street conducting in a similar style to their food drives.

Manna Café Ministries' Materials Drive for Manna Village set for May 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st.

Manna Café Ministries’ Materials Drive for Manna Village set for May 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st.

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APSU Women’s Tennis adds Martina Paladini-Jennings for 2019-2020 Season

 

APSU Women's TennisClarksville, TNRoss Brown, Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s tennis head coach, has announced the signing of transfer Martina Paladini-Jennings for the 2019-2020 season.

Martina Paladini-Jennings to join Austin Peay Women's Tennis for fall Season. (APSU Sports Information)

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