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Nashville Sounds releases Tentative Opening Day Roster

 

Nashville Sounds Baseball

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club, in conjunction with the Oakland Athletics, has announced its tentative Opening Day roster. The Sounds begin the 40th anniversary season on Thursday when they open Pacific Coast League play in Round Rock, Texas.

Led by the 21-year-old number one prospect Franklin Barreto, the Sounds have nine players listed among Oakland’s top prospects (according to Baseball America). The list includes INF Matt Chapman (No. 3), INF Chad Pinder (No. 7), RHP Daniel Gossett (No. 8), C Bruce Maxwell (No. 10), INF/OF Matt Olson (No. 17), INF/OF Renato Nuñez (No. 18), RHP Paul Blackburn (No. 23), and RHP Bobby Wahl (No. 26).

Nine Baseball America Top-30 Prospects & Lipscomb Alum Highlight 2017 Nashville Sounds Squad.

Nine Baseball America Top-30 Prospects & Lipscomb Alum Highlight 2017 Nashville Sounds Squad.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) fills Administrator Positions

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) has selected three candidates to fill administrator positions for the upcoming school year.

Current assistant principal, Scott Wainwright, has been appointed to serve as the principal of New Providence Middle School.  Rossview Middle School teacher, Jenette Spurbeck, has been chosen as an assistant principal at Clarksville High School (CHS).  Richview Middle School (RIMS) teacher, Lisa Courson, has been selected as an assistant principal at RIMS.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System's administrators (Top: L to R) Scott Wainwright, Jenette Spurbeck, and Lisa Courson.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System’s administrators (Top: L to R) Scott Wainwright, Jenette Spurbeck, and Lisa Courson.

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2016 Legislative Session of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly report

 

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The 109th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on April 22nd, 2016 to become a part of Tennessee history with passage of major legislation to reduce crime, cut tax burdens, spur job growth, accelerate the state’s success in K-12 education, boost the number of college graduates, curb drug abuse and curtail drunk driving.

State lawmakers also passed significant legislation to ease traffic congestion, reduce child abuse, aid farmers, increase access to healthcare and medication, increase voter participation and provide a safer environment for the elderly.

Following, please find a copy of some of the highlights of this year’s legislative action.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Clarksville Montgomery County School System names Schanda Banister-Doughty Principal for Rossview High School

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – Rossview High School assistant principal Dr. Schanda Banister-Doughty will be promoted to the principalship at Rossview, following the retirement of Frank Myers at the end of this school year.

Doughty, who earned her doctorate of education from Lipscomb University, has served at Rossview as a teacher and administrator for 14 years.

Schanda Banister-Doughty promoted to Princial for Rossview High School.

Schanda Banister-Doughty promoted to Princial for Rossview High School.

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Austin Peay State University names Dr. Ashlee Spearman director of APSU’s Quality Enhancement Plan

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Ashlee Spearman, director of student transitions, has been named director of Austin Peay State University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).

The QEP is a requirement for accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Ashlee Spearman, Director of APSU's Quality Enhancement Plan.

Ashlee Spearman, Director of APSU’s Quality Enhancement Plan.

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Austin Peay State University to host TPA conference commemorating 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – No one knows how he died. John Ward, the vicar of Holy Trinity Church, believed the playwright became sick following a drinking binge with friends. The author C. Martin Mitchell hypothesized that a cerebral hemorrhage took the life of the English language’s greatest writer.

The Internet is full of theories, ranging from syphilis to cocaine abuse, on the death of William Shakespeare, but if you’re simply interested in facts, all we know is that the 52-year-old bard died in 1616, making this year the 400th anniversary of his death.

Tennessee Philological Association (TPA) conference to be held at Austin Peay February 25th-27th. Conference will commemorate 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death.

Tennessee Philological Association (TPA) conference to be held at Austin Peay February 25th-27th. Conference will commemorate 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death.

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Austin Peay State University professor Antonio Thompson researching history of World War II POWs in Tennessee

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – As thousands of American men traveled overseas to fight for the Allied forces during World War II, a surprising number of captured Axis prisoners of war (POWs) were making the opposite intercontinental journey.

A total of 425,000 Axis (Germany, Italy and Japan) POWs were held all across the United States in nearly every state. This marked the first time since the Civil War that large numbers of POWs were held on American soil.

APSU professor Dr. Antonio Thompson

APSU professor Dr. Antonio Thompson

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Montgomery County Girls Earn Highest Awards in Girl Scouting

 

Girl Scouts of Middle TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – This year, nine Girl Scouts from Montgomery County earned the highest awards in Girl Scouting. The girls were recognized at Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee’s Annual Salute to Outstanding Leadership Awards ceremony held on May 3rd at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena.

Two local Girl Scouts earned the Girl Scout Silver Award. The Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette (grades 6-8) can earn. «Read the rest of this article»

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Planters Bank to showcase Everyday Life’s Beauty in May Art Exhibit

 

Planters BankClarksville, TN – The Planters Bank-Hilldale Gallery will feature “A Wonderful World” by Franklin, Tennessee Artist Mike Moyers from Thursday, May 7th – Wednesday, June 3rd.

Moyers is a contemporary impressionist with a passion for expressing subjects of life and faith through art. Believing art to be a communion with the soul, Moyers strives to create pieces that touch people on a deeper level. Specializing in palette knife technique, he paints a diverse range of subjects from slice-of-life and plein air to conceptual and abstract.

“A Wonderful World” by Artist Mike Moyers.

“A Wonderful World” by Artist Mike Moyers.

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Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen Kicks Off Statewide Tour of Classrooms

 

Commits to Visiting 10,000 Tennessee Teachers

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Education Commissioner Candice McQueen on Friday kicked off a statewide tour of classroom visits where she plans to connect with 10,000 Tennessee teachers. The commissioner, whose tour began in her hometown of Clarksville, is committed to this goal as a way to listen and learn from Tennessee educators.

Commissioner McQueen visited three schools on Friday, two of which she attended herself growing up: Burt Elementary and Northeast High. She spent time with teachers, students, and administrators, listening to stories of their successes and challenges. «Read the rest of this article»

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