Topic: Nashville TN
Fort Campbell, KY – The great niece of Col. Florence Blanchfield, Vicki Blanchfield, visited Blanchfield Army Community Hospital in late April for the first time since its opening in September 1982.
Col. Telita Crosland, hospital commander, provided a tour for Blanchfield and her husband who were visiting Tennessee for a family reunion in Nashville. Traveling from their home in Orlando, FL, the two decided to extend their travel a day to visit the hospital and tour the facility.
Nashville, TN – A bill designed to improve 911 services for multiline phone systems, most commonly found in hotels and office buildings, was signed into state law by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam earlier this month.
Public Chapter No. 808, also known as Kari’s Law, helps ensure people in Tennessee will no longer have to dial a 9 then 9-1-1 to connect to responders in the midst of an emergency.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds hit three home runs including one from Oakland A’s outfielder Josh Reddick in a 9-4 win over the Omaha Storm Chasers in front of 7,562 fans Sunday night at First Tennessee Park.
Bruce Maxwell added a solo blast and Renato Nunez launched a two-run shot to help Nashville (45-33) bust out of an offensive slump.
Aaron Kurcz set the tone in a spot start for the Sounds as he retired the first six batters he faced. He went on to throw 3 2/3 scoreless innings. The bullpen combination of Ryan Brasier, J.B. Wendelken and Andrew Triggs went the rest of the way in the win.
Nashville, TN – Six Tennessee food makers claimed winning titles at the 2016 Pick Tennessee Products tradeshow held in Nashville during the recent Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association’s Food Expo. The products, all produced in Tennessee and part of the Pick Tennessee Products program, were judged on originality, taste and packaging.
Javaneh Hemmat’s “Hummus Chick” won first place, dubbed the “Pick of Tennessee.” Hummus Chick is a Nashville based company built around freshly made varieties of hummus packaged for retail and wholesale markets.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee has been named No. 4 in a recent analysis of the 10 Best States for Retirement 2016 by Kiplinger.com, a Washington, D.C.-based publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice. The report rated all 50 states based on quantifiable factors that are important to retirees.
Affordability, especially in terms of lower taxes on retirees and lower health care costs, was a key factor in the research. The economic health of the state, as well as the overall health of the population, was also taken into account. States with prosperous populations of residents age 65 were also important in the comprehensive analysis.
Former Nashville Sound Irving Falu Drives in Three Runs for Omaha
Nashville, TN – The Omaha Storm Chasers spoiled the party by beating the Nashville Sounds, 4-2, in front of 11,684 fans Saturday night at First Tennessee Park. It’s the largest crowd in ballpark history and the eighth sellout of the 2016 season.
The Storm Chasers got on the board immediately when Reymond Fuentes and Ramon Torres started the game with back-to-back singles. Hunter Dozier brought in the first run of the night with a sacrifice fly.
Nashville bounced right back in the second with the help of Omaha’s shaky defense.
TBR Adopts Policy on Firearms, approves MTSU request for building name change
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Board of Regents has approved the lowest increases in undergraduate tuition since 1983.
Tuition rates at the six TBR universities, 13 community colleges and 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology will increase an average of 2.6 percent for the 2016-17 academic year.
The action, taken during the TBR quarterly meeting at Northeast State Community College, represents the lowest average increases in more than 30 years. The increases are within the range recommended by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
Legal Aid Society attorneys will focus research on racial inequality amid school discipline
Nashville, TN – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, in conjunction with the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, announced today that three of Legal Aid Society’s staff attorneys have been selected to participate in the 2016 Racial Justice Training Institute (RJTI).
RJTI is a national training program that increases the capacity of those advocating for low-income people, allowing them to deploy up-to-date racial justice advocacy skills that address the role racism plays in causing and perpetuating poverty.
Nashville, 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.
Nashville, TN – The first-place Nashville Sounds begin a nine-day, eight-game homestand on Saturday, June 25th when they welcome two American Northern Division opponents to First Tennessee Park.
The first series is a four-game set against the Omaha Storm Chasers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.
Following a team off day on Wednesday, June 29th, the Sounds host the Oklahoma City Dodgers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers from June 30th-July 3rd.
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