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Montgomery Central High School Math Teacher Micahel Brown Wins Presidential Award for Excellence

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSCunningham, TN – Montgomery Central High School math teacher Micahel Brown has been selected to receive the esteemed Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

Micahel Brown

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Statements from Tennessee Senators Harris, Yarbro, Kyle on Marriage Equality

 

“Today will be remembered with tears of joy” in Tennessee

Tennessee Senate Democratic CaucusNashville, TN – Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus released the following statements on today’s historic ruling in favor of marriage equality in all 50 states.

“I want to congratulate all of the couples in Tennessee who have waited so long for this day, when their state can recognize the love they share,” Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris said. “I want to congratulate all the people who can now look forward to a wedding day right here in their home state, and I want to congratulate the plaintiffs from Tennessee who worked so hard for this historic day. «Read the rest of this article»

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Nashville Sounds blank Memphis Redbirds, 5-0

 

Starter Brad Mills Delivers Season-High Eight Shutout Innings

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – Craig Gentry collected three hits, including his third home run in the last nine days, and led Nashville to a 5-0 victory over Memphis at AutoZone Park on Thursday night.

The shutout was the sixth that the Sounds’ pitching staff has posted this season and the win evened The Tennessee Lottery I-40 Cup series to three games for both clubs.

With the three-hit contest, Gentry now has a hit in 17 of his 21 games during the month of June. He started the night with a bang, taking Memphis starter Tyler Lyons deep on the third pitch of the game. The home run was the outfielder’s eighth extra-base hit over his last 14 games.

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Nashville Sounds out slugged by Memphis Redbirds, 9-4

 

Joey Wendle Posts Four Hits, Extends Hitting Streak To Eight Games

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – Both Nashville and Memphis came out slugging in Wednesday afternoon’s game at AutoZone Park, but the Redbirds eventually evened the series with a 9-4 win.

A run was scored by one or both of the teams through each of the first six innings. Those six frames included a combination of 13 runs and 25 hits, as Memphis eventually outhit Nashville, 14-12.

The combination of Craig Gentry and Joey Wendle at the top of the lineup set the tone all game for the Sounds.

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Nashville Sounds get 6-4 win at Memphis Redbirds

 

Ryan Roberts Posts Team-Leading Third Fourth Hit Game of Season

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – Behind timely hitting from Ryan Roberts and Jake Smolinski, the Nashville Sounds defeated the Memphis Redbirds 6-4 at AutoZone Park on Tuesday night.

The game remained scoreless until the top of the fourth inning. Joey Wendle singled and went to third on Roberts’ double. The Sounds second baseman then scored on a wild pitch and Barry Zito went back to the mound with a lead.

The Sounds added insurance in the fifth. In his first game since being claimed off waivers from Texas, Smolinski singled and scored on a throwing error by Memphis’ pitcher Tim Cooney. Two more runs would score for Nashville in the frame and the Sounds led 4-0.

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Tennessee State Trooper placed on leave pending TBI Criminal Investigation

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security officials have placed Trooper Mark D. Williams on discretionary leave with pay, effective immediately, pending an ongoing criminal investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and an internal investigation by the department’s Inspectional Services Bureau (ISB).

TBI agents arrested Trooper Williams on drug charges Friday morning in Lauderdale County. All departmental equipment including weapons, badges and commission card were secured following the arrest and pending the investigations.

Tennessee State Trooper Mark D. Williams

Tennessee State Trooper Mark D. Williams

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Austin Peay State Univerity’s Breigh Jones season ends at NCAA East Preliminaries

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUJacksonville, FL – Junior sprinter Breigh Jones, of the Austin Peay State University track and field team, saw her 2015 campaign come to a close in the opening round of the NCAA East Preliminary, Thursday, at Hodges Stadium.

Austin Peay's Breigh Jones. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Breigh Jones. (APSU Sports Information)

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Vietnam Veterans of America held their annual Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil Sunday night, May 24th

 

Clarksville, TN – On Sunday, May 25th, the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 396 held their annual Candlelight Vigil to remember the men and women who were left behind in Vietnam when American forces withdrew in 1975.

It is a solemn occasion when a nation gathers together to honor its soldiers, those who lived to come home, but even more importantly those who did not.

LTC (Retired) Jose Garcia delivering the keynote address at the 2015 Vietnam Veterans of America Candle Light Vigil.

LTC (Retired) Jose Garcia delivering the keynote address at the 2015 Vietnam Veterans of America Candle Light Vigil.

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APSU Track and Field’s Breigh Jones, Kaylnn Pitts earn postseason accolades from the OVC

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUBrentwood, TN – Junior sprinter Breigh Jones and sophomore jumper Kaylnn Pitts, of the Austin Peay State University track and field team, were named 2015 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Women’s Track and Co-Field Athletes of the Year, respectively, Thursday after a vote by the conference’s coaches.

These honors are bestowed one day before Austin Peay gets set to host the 2015 OVC Outdoor Championships, a two-day event set for a 9:00am, Friday, start time.

Austin Peay track and field sophomore jumper Kaylnn Pitts and junior sprinter Breigh Jones and sophomore jumper Kaylnn Pitts were named 2015 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Women's Co-Field and Track Athletes of the Year, respectively. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay track and field sophomore jumper Kaylnn Pitts and junior sprinter Breigh Jones and sophomore jumper Kaylnn Pitts were named 2015 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Women’s Co-Field and Track Athletes of the Year, respectively. (APSU Sports Information)

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Customs House Museum to exhibit Ed Nash: Exploration abstracts in May

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Artist Ed Nash brings his large-scale abstracts to the Customs House Museum for the month of May in the exhibit Ed Nash: Exploration.

The acrylic paintings seep with mysterious shapes and textured layers of neutral hues. They are at once both earthy and industrial.

"Adjudicate" by Ed Nash.

“Adjudicate” by Ed Nash.

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