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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Warns the public of Craigslist Moving Scams

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs warns residents to use caution when hiring movers through websites like Craigslist.

Last month, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported a Craigslist moving scam that left a Georgia resident robbed of $75,000 worth of her family’s personal and household valuables.

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft continues it’s Jupiter approach

 

Written by Dwayne Brown / Laurie Cantillo
NASA Headquarters

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – On June 24th, at exactly 9:57 and 48 seconds am PDT, NASA’s Juno spacecraft was 5.5 million miles (8.9 million kilometers) from its July 4th appointment with Jupiter. Over the past two weeks, several milestones occurred that were key to a successful 35-minute burn of its rocket motor, which will place the robotic explorer into a polar orbit around the gas giant.

“We have over five years of spaceflight experience and only 10 days to Jupiter orbit insertion,” said Rick Nybakken, Juno project manager from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. “It is a great feeling to put all the interplanetary space in the rearview mirror and have the biggest planet in the solar system in our windshield.”

Artist's rendering showing NASA's Juno spacecraft above the north pole of Jupiter. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Artist’s rendering showing NASA’s Juno spacecraft above the north pole of Jupiter. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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Iowa Cubs take advantage of Nashville Sounds errors for 7-4 win

 

Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – Five errors led to the downfall of the short-handed Nashville Sounds in a 7-4 loss to the Iowa Cubs Friday night at Principal Park.

The season-high in miscues led to a three-run second inning the Sounds (44-32) couldn’t recover from. With the game even at 1-1, starter Jesse Hahn had to face several extra batters in the frame after an error by Ryon Healy and two from Renato Nunez.

When the damage was done, Iowa (35-37) held a 4-1 lead heading to the third. The Sounds battled back and scored a pair of runs to pull within one.

Nashville Sounds Drops Finale and Loses Series to Iowa Cubs

Nashville Sounds Drops Finale and Loses Series to Iowa Cubs

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Montgomery County Health Department encourages Healthy Eating at Clarksville Downtown Market

 

Clarksville Downtown MarketClarksville, TN – On Saturday, June 18th, Clarksville Parks and Recreation held a Health and Fitness Day at the Clarksville Downtown Market. The Montgomery County Health Department had a booth and were giving out samples and the recipe for Citrusy Pico De Galio.

“A couple of times a year, Parks and Recreation invites us to come down to the Downtown Market and encourage healthy eating habits,” said Montgomery County Public Health Director Joey Smith.

The booth was so busy that they ran out of tortilla chips and had to go out for more.

Montgomery County Health Educator Megan Carroll was at the Clarksville Downtown Market this past Saturday handing out samples of freshly made Citrusy Pico De Galio.

Montgomery County Health Educator Megan Carroll was at the Clarksville Downtown Market this past Saturday handing out samples of freshly made Citrusy Pico De Galio.

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Clarksville Police look to identify Vehicle Burglary Suspect

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Detective Chris Cunningham is asking for the public’s help to identify this person of interest in a vehicle burglary.

The initial crime occurred at 1930 East Boy Scout Road (Billy Dunlop Park) on June 16th, 2016 between noon and 2:30pm.

The suspect then used the victim’s credit and debit cards at different stores throughout the city.

Clarksville Police are trying to identify the suspect in this photo. If anyone can identify the suspect, please call Detective Cunningham at 931.648.0656 Ext 5195, or call or text the CrimeStoppers TIPS Hotline at 931.645.TIPS (8477)—TEXT to 274637 (CRIMES).

Clarksville Police are trying to identify the suspect in this photo. If anyone can identify the suspect, please call Detective Cunningham at 931.648.0656 Ext 5195, or call or text the CrimeStoppers TIPS Hotline at 931.645.TIPS (8477)—TEXT to 274637 (CRIMES).

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APSU College of Education prepares local teachers for 2017 Solar Eclipse

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On June 21st, Austin Peay State Univeristy (APSU) hosted an educational summit, “Preparing for the Big Event,” which provided elementary and middle school teachers from across Middle Tennessee with strategies on how to incorporate the eclipse into subjects such as science, mathematics, language arts, art and music.

More than 4,000 years ago, Chung K’ang, the fourth emperor of the Hea dynasty in China, reportedly executed two astronomers named Hi and Ho because they didn’t predict a solar eclipse.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts tries out a pair of solar glasses during a recent educational summit at APSU.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts tries out a pair of solar glasses during a recent educational summit at APSU.

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Clarksville Police Department reminds citizens not to operate a Boat under the Influence

 

Nationwide crackdown on boating under the influence during Operation Dry Water

On the road or on the water, you’re going nowhere if you are impaired

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – With the recreational boating season in full swing, the Clarksville Police Department is ramping up its enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on boating under the influence.

The nationwide awareness and enforcement campaign, Operation Dry Water, is a partnership of the Clarksville Police Department, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and the U.S. Coast Guard with a mission of putting an end to impaired boating.

Clarksville Police Department to Conduct High-Visibility Crackdown on Boating Under the Influence

Clarksville Police Department to Conduct High-Visibility Crackdown on Boating Under the Influence

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11th Annual “Frolic on Franklin” now accepting Vendor Applications

 

Frolic on FranklinClarksville, TN – Applications are now being accepted for booth space at the 11th annual “Frolic on Franklin: A Celebration of the Arts.”

The event will be held on Saturday, September 24th, from 8:30am to 3:30pm, in the 100-block of historic Franklin Street in downtown Clarksville Tennessee.

Coordinated by the Roxy Regional Theatre, the street event offers 30 vendor spaces where artists can showcase and sell fine arts and handcrafted items, including photography, paintings and drawings, pottery, jewelry, glass items and more.

11th Annual "Frolic on Franklin" is set for September 24th, 2016.

11th Annual “Frolic on Franklin” is set for September 24th, 2016.

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Clarksville’s Old Chicago Pizza and Pasta — Supreme!

 

Old Chicago PizzaClarksville, TN – Lunch at Old Chicago Pasta and Pizza at 2815 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard in Clarksville has a menu that should give everyone a favorite selection. Our waiter, Wesley, gave perfect service even as we chose the fantastic buffet that featured several thick crust pizzas, thin crust pizzas plus bread sticks and sauces.

My lemonade was just right as was my lunch partner’s iced tea. Other drink choices included refreshers like red berry sparkle, ginger-pomegranate sparkler, energy drinks, root beer, sodas, juices and a full range of beers, ales, lagers, cocktails and wines.

Buffet at Old Chicago Pizza is just out of this world.

Buffet at Old Chicago Pizza is just out of this world.

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Star Spangled Comedy Tour entertains 101st Airborne Soldiers in Iraq

 

Written by Sgt. Katie Eggers
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionBaghdad, Iraq – Three comedians entertained dozens of troops and Coalition members, all deployed to Iraq as part of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve, at the Eagle Fitness Center, Forward Operating Base Union III, June 21st.

Stephen Thomas, Steve Mazan and Sam Fedele performed two shows at Union III, their third stop in Iraq, as part of the Star Spangled Comedy Tour, which is the first entertainment tour to come to Union III since the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) took command in Iraq on March 8th.

Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve service members laugh at jokes during the Star Spangled Comedy Tour at the Eagle Fitness Center, Forward Operating Base Union III, Baghdad, June 21, 2016. The tour, organized by Armed Forces Entertainment, featured comedians Stephen Thomas, Sam Fedele and Steve Mazan (not pictured), who performed in Iraq for four days. Other shows were performed in Erbil, Camp Taji and at the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center. (Sgt. Katie Eggers)

Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve service members laugh at jokes during the Star Spangled Comedy Tour at the Eagle Fitness Center, Forward Operating Base Union III, Baghdad, June 21, 2016. The tour, organized by Armed Forces Entertainment, featured comedians Stephen Thomas, Sam Fedele and Steve Mazan (not pictured), who performed in Iraq for four days. Other shows were performed in Erbil, Camp Taji and at the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center. (Sgt. Katie Eggers)

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