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NASA looks into reducing the noise of a Sonic Boom for Supersonic Passenger Flight

 

Written by Frank Jennings, Jr.
NASA Glenn Research Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationCleveland, OH – Since the Concorde’s final landing at London’s Heathrow Airport nearly a decade ago, commercial supersonic air travel has been as elusive as a piece of lost luggage. However, this hasn’t stopped NASA from continuing the quest to develop solutions that will help get supersonic passenger travel off the ground once more.

And, while aerospace engineers have made significant progress in their understanding of supersonic flight, one significant challenge remains: the loud sonic boom.

This rendering shows The Boeing Company's future supersonic advanced concept featuring two engines above the fuselage.  (NASA/Boeing)

This rendering shows The Boeing Company’s future supersonic advanced concept featuring two engines above the fuselage. (NASA/Boeing)

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Ollie’s Bargain Outlet to Celebrate Grand Opening in Clarksville With NASCAR Superstar Jeff Burton

 

“Good Stuff Cheap” Coming to Clarksville, TN

OlliesHarrisburg, PA – Bargain shoppers and NASCAR fans, the countdown is on for the grand opening of the newest Ollie’s Bargain Outlet store in Clarksville Tennessee. Bargain shoppers can explore unbeatable deals and 250 lucky fans will have the opportunity to meet NASCAR superstar Jeff Burton.

The growing chain, known for unbeatable closeouts and “Good Stuff Cheap”, will officially open the doors at 9:00am Wednesday, March 26th. The newest Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is located on Fort Campbell Boulevard near WalMart, in the old Food Lion. «Read the rest of this article»

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Cheddar’s restaurant voted tops in Consumer Reports

 

Lexington, KY - Greer Companies is pleased to announce that Cheddar’s was voted number one among the best restaurants in the nation according to Zagat and Consumer Reports.

That’s right! The number one restaurant in the country is right in our own backyard.

Join us for our Thank You Celebration on Tuesday, March 11th at Cheddar’s located at 2697 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard, Clarksville, TN.

Cheddars Restaurant Clarksville Tennessee (Clarksville Online)

Cheddars Restaurant Clarksville Tennessee (Clarksville Online)

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Tennessee State Museum to open Groundbreaking Slavery Exhibit

 

Tennessee State MuseumNashville, TN – A groundbreaking exhibit about the slaves and slaveholders who worked and resided at a distinctive plantation in Tennessee will open next year at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville.

The exhibit, Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation, looks at the lives of both the enslaved African Americans and their white owners on the 13,000 acre plantation in Robertson County, Tennessee. The exhibition, which is free to the public, will open February 11th and close August 31st, 2014.

Allen, Emanuel, Granville, and Henny Washington, former slaves of the Wessyngton Plantation in Robertson County, taken about 1890, courtesy of John Baker.

Allen, Emanuel, Granville, and Henny Washington, former slaves of the Wessyngton Plantation in Robertson County, taken about 1890, courtesy of John Baker.

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Thanksgiving’s Beginnings

 
The First Thanksgiving 1621

The First Thanksgiving 1621

Clarksville, TN – Throughout history, people have given thanks for many reasons. Thanks is given often in joyful celebration and sometimes in solemn, even prayerful, ceremony.

The United States, over hundreds of years, has come to observe a national holiday for giving thanks.

It is a time to celebrate family and friends, the arrival of crisp fall weather, the turning of the leaves, football, turkey, cornbread dressing and pumpkin pie. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s Bashaara Graves leads Tennessee Lady Vols past Oakland 84-50

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee used a 21-0 run bridging the halves to run away with an 84-50 victory over Oakland on Sunday afternoon before 10,333 at Thompson-Boling Arena. The #3/4 Lady Vols (5-0) were led by sophomore Bashaara Graves (15 points and 11 rebounds) and senior Meighan Simmons (14 points).

Tennessee had five players score in double-figures as junior Ariel Massengale had 13 points along with six assists. Junior Isabelle Harrison tallied 11 points and freshman Mercedes Russell had 10 points.

UT Lady Vols defeat Oakland 84-50. (UT Sports)

UT Lady Vols defeat Oakland 84-50. (UT Sports)

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Clarksville Tennessee to be featured on TLC’s Toddlers & Tiaras Season Six Fall Premiere

 

Clarksville Montgomery County Convention and visitors BureauClarksville, TN – The sixth season fall premiere of TLC’s primetime hit show Toddlers & Tiaras will have a hometown feel for the residents of Clarksville-Montgomery County, Tennessee.

The newest season of Toddlers & Tiaras, the series that launched the TV career of the infamous Honey Boo Boo, will include 13 one-hour long episodes that give a behind-the-scenes look at the competitive lives of these tiny beauty queens and their pageant-loving parents, who are all vying for the coveted sparkly crown.

TLC’s Toddlers & Tiaras Season Six Fall Premiere featuring Clarksville, TN airs September 18th

TLC’s Toddlers & Tiaras Season Six Fall Premiere featuring Clarksville, TN airs September 18th

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Clarksville’s Pat Summitt among three to be honored by Basketball Hall of Fame

 

University of TennesseeSpringfield, MA – University of Tennessee Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt, 12-time NBA All-Star and Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson and youth basketball ambassador Boo Williams were winners of the 2013 Mannie Jackson – Basketball’s Human Spirit Award.

The winners were recognized during events leading up to the 2013 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremonies. Summitt did not travel to Massachusetts for the event.

Pat Summitt, Tennessee Lady Vols. (UT Sports Information)

Pat Summitt, Tennessee Lady Vols. (UT Sports Information)

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CMCSS announces Christopher Neidigh as new principal of West Creek High School

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – Christopher Neidigh has been named principal of West Creek High School by the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, replacing Dr. Tosha Diggs who relocated to North Carolina with her family.

Christopher Neidigh

Christopher Neidigh

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Emerald Ash Borer findings continue to spread

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees, has been found in Jackson and Scott counties. The identification was made recently and has been confirmed by USDA.

Both counties will now be placed under quarantine. Earlier this summer, Hamilton County was also placed under quarantine when EAB was found in trees near a rail hub in Chattanooga, TN.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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