Nashville, 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.”
Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports additional Tennessee counties quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer
Nashville, 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.
West Virginia defeats North Carolina in extra innings to reach Tournament of State Champions title game
Clarksville, 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»
Warner 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, 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»
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.
Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports seven additional Counties quarantined for Emerald ash borer
Nashville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
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.
Clarksville, TN – Classical music aficionados throughout the area mark June on their calendars each year, because that’s when flutist William Bennett, considered “the greatest living flute player in the world,” hosts a special concert on the Austin Peay State University campus.
This year, he’ll perform his transcription of the Violin Sonata in f minor by Felix Mendelssohn at 7:30pm, Friday, June 27th, in the Mabry Concert Hall.
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