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The Last Cheer at Greer begins Wednesday for Nashville Sounds

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – After 37 years serving as the Nashville Sounds’ ballpark, Greer Stadium will host its final Sounds homestand (#LastCheerAtGreer) beginning on Wednesday, August 20th.

The Sounds continue their playoff push with a pair of four-game series beginning with the Fresno Grizzlies (Triple-A Giants) from August 20th to August 23rd. The second half of the homestand will feature games against the Sacramento River Cats (Triple-A Athletics) from August 24th to August 27th.

Nashville Sounds begin "Last Cheer at Greer" homestand on Wednesday (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

Nashville Sounds begin “Last Cheer at Greer” homestand on Wednesday (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

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F&M Bank Ranked Among Top U.S. Community Banks in Social Media

 

F&M BankWashington, D.C. – F&M Bank is ranked in a Top 50 List that “highlights the community bank social media trailblazers among the financial industry.” On Monday, the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) released its second annual Top 50 Community Bank Leaders in Social Media.

The listing is based on fans/followers, engagement, content and frequency of posts. According to an ICBA announcement, “These top community banks provide fresh content, thought leadership, advice and consistent touch points to their brands. Community banks are naturally influential within their communities, which translates easily into social media.”

Sammy Stuard, President & CEO, F&M Bank

Sammy Stuard, President & CEO, F&M Bank

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OVC announces Football “Game of the Week” package with ESPN3

 

Ohio Valley Conference - OVCBrentwood, TN - The Ohio Valley Conference has announced an eight-game football “Game of the Week” package that will be carried exclusively on ESPN3 this fall.

The eight games will be announced over the next four days via OVC social media outlets as well as OVCSports.com. Two games will be announced each day via the league’s Twitter and Facebook.

Ohio Valley Conference announces Game of the Week package with ESPN3.

Ohio Valley Conference announces Game of the Week package with ESPN3.

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Nashville Sounds kick off Homestand with Dollar Monday at Greer Stadium

 

Nashville Sounds Baseball

Featuring Throwback Thursday, FAITH NIGHT, Sounds CARE Jersey Night, Team Photo Giveaway and Two Fireworks Shows

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds continue their #LastCheerAtGreer with the team’s second homestand of the year at Greer Stadium, which begins Monday, April 28th.

The eight-game homestand welcomes the New Orleans Zephyrs (Miami Marlins affiliate) to Nashville for four games spanning April 28th-May 1st and the Iowa Cubs (Chicago Cubs affiliate) from May 2nd-5th.

Nashville Sounds - Greer Stadium

Nashville Sounds – Greer Stadium

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Buckle and Icing® to open soon at Opry Mills

 

New location for Pepper Palace now open

Nashville, TN – Opry Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in Tennessee, continues to enhance its unique brand of shopping with the future additions of Buckle and Icing®, plus a recently reopened location for Pepper Palace.

These new stores build upon the excitement of Opry Mills’ recent announcement of the state’s first True Religion Outlet, which is scheduled to open this April.

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American Heart Association announces National Wear Red Day this Friday, February 7th

 

Go Red for Women - American Red CrossNashville, TN – If you’re “seeing red” this week, it’s a good thing! Red is the color of the week and beyond, marking American Heart Month and the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement.

National Wear Red Day is this Friday, February 7th, a day when everyone wears red to support women’s fight against heart disease, their No. 1 killer. More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined.  In Tennessee, about 9000 women die each year from cardiovascular disease. Yet up to 80% of cardiovascular disease is preventable through healthy living choices we make every day.

National Wear Red Day is this Friday

National Wear Red Day is this Friday

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Baskin-Robbins Rolls Out January’s Award-Worthy Flavor of the Month, Movie Theater Popcorn

 

Brand Also Brings Back Free Waffle Cone Offer and Serves Up Other Delicious, Seasonal Treats to Kick Off the New Year

Baskin RobbinsCanton, MS – Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is rolling out its red carpet in celebration of the awards show season and kicking off 2014 with its new Flavor of the Month, Movie Theater Popcorn.

This show-stopping treat features popcorn-flavored ice cream and butter popcorn crisp pieces all wrapped together with a salty caramel ribbon and is the perfect treat to serve at any awards show viewing party.

The brand is also celebrating the New Year by offering guests a free freshly-baked waffle cone upgrade with the purchase of a double scoop of ice cream at participating locations.

Baskin-Robbins January Flavor Of The Month: Movie Theater Popcorn.

Baskin-Robbins January Flavor Of The Month: Movie Theater Popcorn.

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NASA’s Opportunity Rover continues to explore Mars after a Decade

 

Written by Guy Webster
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – Eighth graders didn’t have Facebook or Twitter to share news back then, in January 2004. Bekah Sosland, 14 at the time, learned about a NASA rover landing on Mars when the bouncing-ball video on the next morning’s Channel One news in her Fredericksburg, Texas, classroom caught her eye.

“I wasn’t particularly interested in space at the time,” she recalled last week inside the spacecraft operations facility where she now works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. “I remember I was talking with friends, and out of the corner of my eye I noticed this thing bouncing and rolling on a red surface. I watched as it stopped and opened up, and it had this rover inside.”

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity observed this outcrop on the "Murray Ridge" portion of the rim of Endeavour Crater as the rover approached the 10th anniversary of its landing on Mars.

NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity observed this outcrop on the “Murray Ridge” portion of the rim of Endeavour Crater as the rover approached the 10th anniversary of its landing on Mars.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says keep your Holidays from going up in Flames

 

Tennessee State Fire Marshal offers tips for a Safely Decorated Home

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The winter holiday season should be a joyous time of year. However, certain types of fires and injuries associated with decorating are all too common and can put a damper on holiday celebrations.

“Nearly half of holiday decoration fires happen because decorations are placed too close to a heat source,” says State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “To decrease your risk for a home fire, keep fire safety in mind as you deck the halls this season.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture ’s “Pick Tennessee” updates Website, Image and Services

 

Pick TennesseeNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has unveiled a new look and improved features for the popular Pick Tennessee Products consumer site. A simplified, phone friendly logo icon and increased Web capabilities are part of a push by the department to maximize its consumer and producer services.

Ensuring full digital access, including “responsive” Web design, with each page conforming to the shape of whatever type of screen displays it, is part of a larger process leading to the launch of a mobile app in early 2014.

Pick Tennessee's new website look.

Pick Tennessee’s new website look.

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