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Marlon Scott: Sports Fanalyst Fourthoughts – Lady Coyotes, Hash Browns and the WNBA

 

Sports Fanalyst FourthoughtsClarksville, TN – My brain has done it’s weightlifting by figuring out my taxes. Now, it is time for some cardio. Here are my Fourthoughts for this week.

Lady Coyotes Hang Tough
The Tennessee Softball Coaches Association Tournament concluded Saturday, April 12th. The fields at the Heritage Sports Complex were filled with 26 competing softball teams, including eight local teams.

West Creek Softball (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

West Creek Softball (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

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Deadline Nearing for Land Between the Lakes Educational Field Trip Grants

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Are you an educator interested in planning a field trip to experience the Land Between The Lakes outdoor classroom? If so, now is the time to apply for an Educational Field Trip Grant. The deadline for the 2014-2015 school year field trip grant application is April 30th, 2014.

The Educational Field Trip Grant is available to public school districts within 100 miles of Land Between The Lakes.

The Nature Station at LBL. (Land Between the Lakes)

The Nature Station at LBL. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Eight Tennessee Counties to receive Federal Disaster Assistance

 

Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, Haywood, Houston, Madison, Shelby, Tipton counties

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced today the federal government will provide public assistance to eight counties due to the severe winter weather that brought snow, ice and sleet accumulations to the state from March 2nd to March 4th, 2014.

The presidential disaster declaration will allow government entities and certain private non-profits in Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, Haywood, Houston, Madison, Shelby and Tipton counties to apply for reimbursement of specific expenses related to disaster response and recovery. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health says Wearing Helmets Saves Lives and Money

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Traumatic brain injury can occur as a result of any head injury. Whether it is a fall from a bicycle or a motorcycle crash, a sports concussion or a head trauma to one of our brave veterans from an explosion on the battlefield, the delicate brain can suffer significant after affects.

Many of these injuries can be prevented. During observances of Brain Injury Awareness Month, the Department of Health is reminding Tennesseans of the importance of wearing helmets while riding motorcycles and bicycles to help prevent brain injuries. «Read the rest of this article»

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Nashville Sounds lose at home 5-4 to Omaha Storm Chasers

 

Nashville Sounds Baseball

Caleb Gindl Homers, Moves Up On Nashville’s All-Time Hits List

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Despite scoring four late runs, the Nashville Sounds took a loss in their home opener Friday night at Herschel Greer Stadium, falling 5-4 to the reigning PCL Champion Omaha Storm Chasers.

Outfielder Caleb Gindl, two-for-three, pulled the Sounds to within one run in the eighth inning with a towering home run that landed atop the visitor’s clubhouse beyond the right-centerfield wall, but the dinger marked the Sounds final run.

Nashville Sounds drop season home opener to Omaha 5-4 (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

Nashville Sounds drop season home opener to Omaha 5-4 (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

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Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell Legislative Update, April 8th, 2014

 

Pseudoephedrine

Tennessee State Representative - District 74Nashville, TN – Bill HB1574, by the Bill Haslam administration cracks down on the sale of pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient in the production of methamphetamines. Under this proposal, individuals will be limited to purchasing 5.76 grams a month, or 28.8 grams a year, without a doctor’s prescription.

There were many compromises on this bill. It basically allows 24 pills a month without a prescription. It does not include  a price increase. This will cover 98% of Tennesseans and still have a major impact on the production of Meth in the state.

Gel and liquid form of pseudoephedrine is still available in unlimited quantities. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam requests Disaster Declaration for March Storm

 

Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, Fayette, Haywood, Houston, Madison, Shelby and Tipton counties

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today requested a presidential disaster declaration for nine counties as a result of extreme winter weather on March 2nd-4th, 2014.

The federal assistance programs would provide access to a 75 percent reimbursement of the eligible costs to Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, Fayette, Haywood, Houston, Madison, Shelby, and Tipton counties. This request also includes the hazard mitigation program on a statewide basis.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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SSF Submission Academy offers free program to Soldiers with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

 

SSF Submission AcademyClarksville, TN – A local, world-class MMA training facility is determined to help our area’s soldiers suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

SSF Submission Academy is offering MMA classes, along with counseling from certified counselors, totally free of cost to those diagnosed with the condition.

SSF Submission Academy offers free program to soldiers (photo courtesy SSF Submission Academy)

SSF Submission Academy offers free program to soldiers (photo courtesy SSF Submission Academy)

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Gary Mathews Motors to team up with Northwest High School Baseball

 

Gary Mathews MotorsClarksville, TN – The Dodge Brand and Gary Mathews Motors will team up with Northwest High School for a Dodge Booster Club Fundraiser on April 12th, from 11:00am to 2:00pm in the school parking lot.

Gary Mathews Motors teams with Northwest High School Baseball Boosters (Michael Rios Clarksville Online)

Gary Mathews Motors teams with Northwest High School Baseball Boosters (Michael Rios Clarksville Online)

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Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reminds Motorists that speeding in Work Zones can be a Costly Mistake

 

National Work Zone Awareness Week April  7th-11th

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation is joining states across the nation to remind motorists of the dangers of speeding through work zones.

TDOT will spread that message statewide during National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 7th-11th) in an effort to improve safety in Tennessee’s interstate and highway construction and maintenance work zones.

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