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APSU Baseball: Govs fall at Belmont


APSU Governors LogoNASHVILLE – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team fell behind early and could not forge a comeback, falling 5-3 to Belmont in non-conference action at Shelby Park.

Austin Peay (22-18) scored three runs in its half of the first inning to take the early lead. Center fielder Jared DeLong walked with one out and moved to second on designated hitter Matt Kole’s single. Both runners would score on left fielder Adam Browett’s triple off the right center field wall. Browett would himself score courtesy first baseman John Hogan’s sacrifice fly.

Senior Adam Browett had two hits in the Govs loss at Belmont, Wednesday night. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

Senior Adam Browett had two hits in the Govs loss at Belmont, Wednesday night. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Clarksville leaders plan intercity visit to South Carolina


The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that this year’s Intercity Visit will be May 19-21 in Greenville, South Carolina. The trip gives business and community leaders a chance to see what other cities are doing by examining community practices and lessons learned.

The trip to Greenville is both timely and relevant because community leaders are hopeful that what happened for Greenville over the past 15 years is on the horizon for Clarksville-Montgomery County. The announcement of a new BMW plant in 1992 and subsequent expansions have transformed Spartanburg County, South Carolina. The plant is at the center of growth in the “Upstate South Carolina” region. The initial investment of $2.2 billion has created over 23,000 jobs in the state. According to a study by the University of South Carolina, the plant generates more than $1.2 billion dollars in salaries each year. It’s estimated that for every job at the facility, another 4.3 jobs have been created. In addition, thousands more jobs have been formed because of the automotive parts suppliers and research facilities that have invested in the area. «Read the rest of this article»

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Confederate Railroad and Hank Emerick to return to Kickers Country Club


Kickers Country ClubKickers Country Club will play host to Confederate Railroad  at 10:00 pm on May 8th, 2010. Come on out and welcome the return of Confederate Railroad and Hank Emerick, and be part of one of the biggest nights in the history of Kickers.

From rowdy country to raw emotion, a Confederate Railroad concert today covers a wide range of feelings. Young people will be there rocking to “Trashy Women”, while their parents and even grandparents will likely be singing along to “Jesus and Mama”. The band plays 100 or so dates each year. Whatever the venue, they are right at home…be it a fair, a club, or a biker show. Shirley, the lead singer and vocalist, and his mates, Mark Dufresne on drums, Wayne Secrest on bass, Rusty Hendrix on lead guitar and Cody McCarver on keyboards and vocals are obviously having fun right along with their appreciative audience. At the end of each show, the band stays around until every fan who wants an autograph, or to pose with the group for a picture or just say “hello” is taken care of. «Read the rest of this article»

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