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Clarksville Beginnings: The Early History of Sevier Station – Part 1

 

Clarksville Tennessee HistoryClarksville, TN – Have you seen the old stone building on Walker Street in the New Providence area? If not, come by and take a look at it some time. This primitive looking building, labeled “Sevier Station”, is on the National Register of Historic Places and is touted as the oldest building in Montgomery County, Tennessee.

As you walk around and gaze at the roughhewn limestone quarried from the nearby bluffs, and ponder the old chimney placed oddly in the center of the building, and consider the apparent gun port built into the east side, may you contemplate the ground upon which you are standing.

Sevier Station

Sevier Station

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Tennessee Department of Health Wildlife Rabies Vaccination Project helps protect People and Pets

 

Baiting Program Expanding in Tennessee This Year to Prevent Raccoon Rabies

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the United States Department of Agriculture to help prevent rabies by distributing oral rabies vaccine for wild raccoons along Tennessee’s borders with Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

The annual baiting program administered by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, began in Tennessee September 27th, 2014.

“Control of raccoon rabies is vital to public health, as reducing rabies in wildlife helps prevent transmission to people, pets and livestock,” said Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. ”We are pleased to be part of this important and effective program.”

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports additional Tennessee counties quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees has been expanded to include more Tennessee counties. Bradley County, McMinn County, Meigs County and Polk County have been added to the list of areas restricted for the movement of ash trees and ash tree products.

EAB was recently found in McMinn and Polk counties and it is believed that EAB is also likely to be present in Bradley and Meigs counties. This brings the total number of Tennessee counties under a state and federal EAB quarantine to 38.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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West Virginia defeats North Carolina in extra innings to reach Tournament of State Champions title game

 

Little League SoftballClarksville, TN – A dropped fly ball in extra innings allowed West Virginia to score what turned out to the game-winning run, July 27th on Morgan Field at Merricourt Park, to help them reach the championship game of the 9-10-year old Little League softball Tournament of State Champions.

Tied 4-4, with two outs in the top of the seventh inning Jillian Holly was able to come around and score from second base when a fly ball to medium left-center field was dropped by the North Carolina center fielder.

North Carolina would get a runner as far as second base — with one out — in the bottom of the inning, but Tayven Stephenson finished the complete-game victory by getting a groundout and a strikeout to seal away the victory. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville National finishes third at Southeast Regional Softball Championship

 

Little League SoftballWarner Robins, GA - The Clarksville National 11-12 year old softball team, representing Tennessee, finished third at the Southeast Regional Little League Championship after a 5-4 loss to Georgia Sunday.

Tennessee scored two runs on two hits in the first inning, but Georgia answered back with a run of their own to make it 2-1.

Both teams failed to score in the second inning, but in the top of the third, Madison Haught drove a ball to right field that scored Madisen Blackwell, and Tennessee led by two, 3-1.

Clarksville Nationals, representing Tennessee, finishes third in Southeast Regional Softball Championship after 5-4 loss to Georgia. (Michael Rios - Clarksville Sports Network)

Clarksville Nationals, representing Tennessee, finishes third in Southeast Regional Softball Championship after 5-4 loss to Georgia. (Michael Rios – Clarksville Sports Network)

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North Carolina, West Virginia final two unbeatens at Little League Tournament of State Champions

 

Little League SoftballClarksville, TN – The state championship teams from North Carolina and West Virginia have an early leg up on being the best or the best, as they won both of their games, July 26th at Merricourt Park, in the 9-10-year old girls softball Tournament of State Champions.

North Carolina has been especially in its opening games, defeating Tennessee state champion Clarksville National 12-0 in the afternoon contest, before hammering Virginia 18-3 in the nightcap.

In the Virginia win, North Carolina put the game away with a 15-run second inning – sending 20 batters to the plate – which turned out to be more runs than any other team scored total in any other contest. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville National advances at Little League Southeast Regional

 

Warner Robins, Ga – In a game for the record books, one of the longest ever played at the Southeast Regionals, Clarksville National played a defensive thriller at the Little League Southeast Regionals Friday against a Pioneer, GA team 3-2 in ten innings.

The game started one hour late due to a rain delay.

In the first inning Georgia was up first. Tennessee’s defense played lights out with two highlight plays by #6 Molly Goins at 2nd base. She had an over the shoulder catch and then came back and threw a girl out at first from her knees.

Clarksville National wins ten-inning thriller at Southeast Regional (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

Clarksville National wins ten-inning thriller at Southeast Regional (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports seven additional Counties quarantined for Emerald ash borer

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect that destroys ash trees, has been expanded to seven additional counties in Middle and East Tennessee. Clay, Fentress, Macon, Morgan, Overton, Pickett, and Rhea counties have been added to the list of areas restricted for the movement of ash trees and ash tree products.

This brings the total number of Tennessee counties under a state and federal EAB quarantine to 34.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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Northwest Wins Big League State Baseball Championship, Falls in Southeast Regionals

 

Little League BaseballClarksville, TN – The Northwest Big League Baseball team, ages 15-18, won the state tournament in Blountville, Tennessee. Northwest defeated East Nashville 4 -2 in the opener before falling to Blountville 6-5 to drop into the loser bracket.

With their backs against the wall, Northwest responded with an 11–4 win over East Nashville and two wins against Blountville by the same score of 11-0 to win the Tennessee State Championship for the 5th consecutive year.

Northwest Big League State Baseball Champions.

Northwest Big League State Baseball Champions.

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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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