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NASA takes a look back at 2014

 

Written by David Weaver
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NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – In 2014, NASA took significant steps on the agency’s journey to Mars — testing cutting-edge technologies and making scientific discoveries while studying our changing Earth and the infinite universe as the agency made progress on the next generation of air travel.

“We continued to make great progress on our journey to Mars this year, awarding contracts to American companies who will return human space flight launches to U.S. soil, advancing space technology development; and successfully completing the first flight of Orion, the next deep space spacecraft in which our astronauts will travel,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. “We moved forward on our work to create quieter, greener airplanes and develop technologies to make air travel more efficient; and we advanced our study of our changing home planet, Earth, while increasing our understanding of others in our solar system and beyond.”

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation investigation ends with arrest of David Newton for Soliciting Statutory Rape of a Minor

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – An investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a Rutherford County man charged with Solicitation of Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Solicitation of Statutory Rape of a Minor.

TBI Special Agents began an investigation on February 26th, acting on information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that an adult male was having ongoing sexual conversations through 2013 with a 14-year old through Facebook Chat.

David Albert Newton

David Albert Newton

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The Last Cheer at Greer begins Wednesday for Nashville Sounds

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – After 37 years serving as the Nashville Sounds’ ballpark, Greer Stadium will host its final Sounds homestand (#LastCheerAtGreer) beginning on Wednesday, August 20th.

The Sounds continue their playoff push with a pair of four-game series beginning with the Fresno Grizzlies (Triple-A Giants) from August 20th to August 23rd. The second half of the homestand will feature games against the Sacramento River Cats (Triple-A Athletics) from August 24th to August 27th.

Nashville Sounds begin "Last Cheer at Greer" homestand on Wednesday (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

Nashville Sounds begin “Last Cheer at Greer” homestand on Wednesday (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

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2000 “Friends” But Feeling Alone?

 

Kris WolfeClarksville, TN – You probably don’t know this about me but I lived in low-income housing of Cleveland, Ohio when I was a small child.

I didn’t feel poor. I don’t remember anyone complaining about not having enough. I do remember lots of bologna, egg noodles and liver. Ketchup was our only condiment. I also remember never throwing away antibiotics until every last drop was gone even though the instructions clearly stated that you should finish and discard.

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Salon 615: Alley Under Fire

 

Sandee Gertz - Author/WriterNashville, TN – This is a column about how the past can catch up with the future in the blink of an eye: how something you thought was in place forever, can suddenly change and possibly disappear. I’m not talking about a relationship. They can develop and vanish, of course. No, I’m talking about the built environment around us.

Think about it; we walk down our same streets or blocks most every day, passing the same stores, wave back to the same people outside their home or shops—and in general—we expect things to stay the way they are.

Sandee Gertz at Printers Alley in Nashville Tennessee.

Sandee Gertz at Printers Alley in Nashville Tennessee.

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Cumberland Heights Launches Breakthrough Youtube Series

 

Initial detox segment demystifies process

Cumberland HeightsNashville, TN – Nationally recognized alcohol and drug treatment center Cumberland Heights launched today its new, YouTube series designed to speak candidly to people struggling with addiction and those who care about them. The casually shot, rough-cut videos effectively capture the emotions and challenges of addicts, while providing straightforward, honest information from treatment professionals and alumni about the process and what to expect. The initial segment, which will go up on Cumberland Heights’ YouTube channel on July 8, demystifies detox and will hopefully alleviate some addicts’ concerns about the process, often considered to be one of the hardest hurdles for those seeking treatment.

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F&M Bank Ranked Among Top U.S. Community Banks in Social Media

 

F&M BankWashington, D.C. – F&M Bank is ranked in a Top 50 List that “highlights the community bank social media trailblazers among the financial industry.” On Monday, the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) released its second annual Top 50 Community Bank Leaders in Social Media.

The listing is based on fans/followers, engagement, content and frequency of posts. According to an ICBA announcement, “These top community banks provide fresh content, thought leadership, advice and consistent touch points to their brands. Community banks are naturally influential within their communities, which translates easily into social media.”

Sammy Stuard, President & CEO, F&M Bank

Sammy Stuard, President & CEO, F&M Bank

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OVC announces Football “Game of the Week” package with ESPN3

 

Ohio Valley Conference - OVCBrentwood, TN – The Ohio Valley Conference has announced an eight-game football “Game of the Week” package that will be carried exclusively on ESPN3 this fall.

The eight games will be announced over the next four days via OVC social media outlets as well as OVCSports.com. Two games will be announced each day via the league’s Twitter and Facebook.

Ohio Valley Conference announces Game of the Week package with ESPN3.

Ohio Valley Conference announces Game of the Week package with ESPN3.

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Clarksville Police issue warnings about possible scam

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department has released information about a possible scam in the Clarksville area. According to a press release, officer Lisa Reed has responded to two separate calls about the same suspect with similar situations.

The Clarksville Police Department would like to make the Clarksville community aware of this suspect by providing the information from the two incident reports. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s Riverfest accepting Vendor and Entertainer Applications

 

Clarksville, TN – The 27th annual Riverfest, held along the banks of the Cumberland River at McGregor Park in Clarksville, Tennessee, is currently accepting applications for vendors and entertainers.

Entertainers interested in being considered for an opening time slot on one of our stages must submit the following information by midnight on June 16th, 2014: two songs, a photo, biographical & contact information. Applications will not be considered without ALL of these items. Submissions after the above date will not be accepted. We will respond within a few days letting you know that we received your submission.

Clarksville's Riverfest 2014 accepting vendor and entertainer applications (Bill Larson Clarksville Online)

Clarksville’s Riverfest 2014 accepting vendor and entertainer applications (Bill Larson Clarksville Online)

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