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NASA’s Super Guppy lands, refuels at Fort Campbell Army Airfield

 

Written by Megan Locke Simpson
Fort Campbell Courier staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Super Guppy landed at Fort Campbell Army Airfield, December 11th, to refuel on a cross-country mission.

The mission of the crew aboard the NASA aircraft was to transport a 30-foot, 10,000-pound composite, multi-bay box from Long Beach, California, to Langley Research Center in Virginia. Along for the ride was the “Mighty Planes” television crew, filming an entire episode on the aircraft set to air in 2016.

NASA’s Super Guppy looks much like its name and is an oversized cargo aircraft. A successor to the Pregnant Guppy, only a handful of such planes have been built since its introduction in the 1960s.

NASA Super Guppy crew member James Isley, performs routine maintenance checks while the plane refueled at Fort Campbell, Dec. 11th. A crew from the television show “Mighty Planes” flew aboard the Super Guppy on its mission from Long Beach, CA, to Langley Research Center in Virginia, to film an hourlong episode on the unique cargo plane. (Megan Locke Simpson | Fort Campbell Courier)

NASA Super Guppy crew member James Isley, performs routine maintenance checks while the plane refueled at Fort Campbell, Dec. 11th. A crew from the television show “Mighty Planes” flew aboard the Super Guppy on its mission from Long Beach, CA, to Langley Research Center in Virginia, to film an hourlong episode on the unique cargo plane. (Megan Locke Simpson | Fort Campbell Courier)

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AAA reports Gas Prices continue to Fall

 

AAATampa, FL – Motorists saw prices continue to plunge at the pump last week. The national average price for gasoline fell for the 42nd consecutive day Sunday. Meanwhile, the streak of declines is 37 days in Florida, 38 in Georgia, and 39 in Tennessee.

“Cheap gas prices couldn’t come at a better time as millions of Americans make travel plans for the holiday season,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Prices are the lowest in four years, which should influence more people to take a trip, drive farther, or drive instead of fly.” «Read the rest of this article»

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American Heart Association says seeing doctor twice a year helps keep Blood Pressure under control

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – People who visited their doctor at least twice a year were 3.2 times more likely to keep their blood pressure under control than those who saw their doctor once a year or less, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Having healthcare insurance and getting treated for high cholesterol also increased the likelihood of keeping blood pressure under control.

Blood pressure kiosk at work. (American Heart Association)

Blood pressure kiosk at work. (American Heart Association)

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Austin Peay State University Governors Golf wins F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate

 

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUHopkinsville, KY – Senior Tucker Wallace and freshman Jonas Vaisanen each fired third round 70s to help Austin Peay State University men’s golf team expand its lead en route to the team title at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate, Tuesday, at The Links at Novadell.

Austin Peay entered the round with an eight-shot lead, but thanks to Wallace and Vaisanen expanded its lead to eight shots at tournament’s end. The Govs, who won their home tournament for the ninth time in 15 tries, finished with an 842 (278-280-284) total that was 22-under par. UT Martin (850) finished second followed by Eastern Kentucky (851). Belmont and Southern Illinois were tied for fourth with 854s.

Austin Peay Governors win F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate/ (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors win F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate/ (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Volunteers lose to Florida Gators 10-9 at Neyland Stadium

 

University of Tennessee - UT VolsKnoxville, TN - Florida’s winning streak against the Vols continues.

Florida took its first lead of the game with 6:20 left in regulation and held on for a 10-9 victory over Tennessee (2-3, 0-2 SEC). It was the Gators (3-1, 2-1 SEC) 10th consecutive victory in the series, dating to a 30-28 Vols’ victory on Sept. 18th, 2004, on a last-second field goal by James Wilhoit.

Florida’s quarterback change from Jeff Driskel to Treon Harris proved to be the difference for the Gators getting their offense kick-started. He led the Gators to both of their scoring drives and their 10 fourth-quarter points.

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Nashville Zoo to have Free Admission for Seniors this Saturday, September 22nd

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Nashville’s senior community is invited to a free day at Nashville Zoo courtesy of Cigna-HealthSpring®. Nashville Zoo is partnering with Cigna-HealthSpring for this year’s final biannual Senior Day at the Zoo on Monday, September 22nd.

Adults ages 65 and older will receive free Zoo admission from 9:00am – 4:00pm and a $5.00 voucher that can be used for purchases at the Zoo’s food locations. There will be a $5.00 parking fee per vehicle.

Senior Day at the Nashville Zoo. (Amiee Stubbs)

Senior Day at the Nashville Zoo. (Amiee Stubbs)

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APSU Lady Govs Volleyaball loses final match at Big Orange Bash to USC Upstate

 

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClemson, SC - Senior Jada Stotts posted a season-best 16 kills but it wasn’t enough as Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team was swept in three sets by USC Upstate (25-15, 28-26, 25-21), Saturday, to conclude its stay at the Big Orange Bash.

Jada Stotts leads APSU Volleyball in loss to USC Upstate at Big Orange Bash (APSU Sports Information)

Jada Stotts leads APSU Volleyball in loss to USC Upstate at Big Orange Bash (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Women’s Volleyball falls to Clemson at Big Orange Bash

 

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClemson, SC – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team had few answers for a hot hitting Clemson squad, falling in three sets (25-10, 25-13, 25-16), in its second match of the Big Orange Bash, Friday.

Austin Peay falls to Clemson at Big Orange Bash (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay falls to Clemson at Big Orange Bash (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville National still alive in Little League Tournament of State Champions

 

Little League SoftballClarksville, TN – Tennessee state champion Clarksville National 9-10-year old girls softball team remained alive in the Little League Tournament of State Champions, July 26th at Merricourt Park, with a 5-0 loser’s bracket victory over South Carolina after dropping its opener to North Carolina, 12-0.

Clarksville National would score all the runs it would need against South Carolina in the bottom of the first inning, with Logan Littleton tripling to left field and scoring on an infield out by Abby Chappell to go up 1-0. «Read the rest of this article»

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Vanderbilt’s Tim Corbin named Collegiate Baseball National Coach of the Year

 

Vanderbilt CommodoresNashville, Tn -Two days after winning Vanderbilt’s first-ever men’s national title Commodores’ head coach Tim Corbin has been named National Coach of the Year by Collegiate Baseball.

Corbin led Vanderbilt to a 51-21 record, the Dores’ second straight 50-win season and third in the last four years. The Commodores returned to Omaha for the second time in four years winning the national title in just the school’s second-ever trip to the College World Series. Corbin surpassed 600 career wins during the season and now has 517 wins as the Commodores’ head coach, second-most in program history.

Vanderbilt Commodores head coach Tim Corbin talks with his team after losing to the Louisville Cardinals 5-3 in the first game of the Nashville super regional of the 2013 NCAA baseball tournament at Hawkins Field. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Vanderbilt Commodores head coach Tim Corbin talks with his team after losing to the Louisville Cardinals 5-3 in the first game of the Nashville super regional of the 2013 NCAA baseball tournament at Hawkins Field. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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