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Sounds Drop Opener To Iowa, Lose 7-2


Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds lost 7-2 to the division-rival Iowa Cubs on Tuesday night at Greer Stadium in the series opener of a four-game set.

With the loss, Nashville moves to 21-30 and is only 1-7 in the PCL American Northern Division this season.

Sounds catcher George Kottaras went 0-for-1 with three walks to snap a season-best nine-game hitting streak. Jeremy Reed went 2-for-4 with a walk.

Nashville Sounds Baseball

Nashville Sounds Baseball

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APSU announces employee hires, transfers for May 2011


Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University officials announce the following recent personnel hirings and transfers:

Kim Balevre, graphic designer in the Office of Public Relations and Marketing.

Amy Barrett, admissions and records clerk in the Office of the Registrar. «Read the rest of this article»

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Stay Healthy and Safe during Summer Heat


Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Hot, humid weather is a hallmark of summer in Tennessee. Since it’s not always possible to stay out of the heat, the Department of Health is offering simple tips to help reduce your risk of seasonal illness during the hot summer months.

Temperatures that soar into the 90s and beyond raise the risk for heat-related illness. Heat-related illnesses include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps and heat rash. Signs of heat-related illness include dizziness, heavy sweating, muscle cramps, rapid heart beat, nausea, headaches and cold/clammy skin. «Read the rest of this article»

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STIHL Recalls Yard Power Products Due to Burn and Fire Hazards


U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. «Read the rest of this article»

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A deployment of firsts


Written by Spc. Michael Vanpool
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – A soldier’s first deployment is filled with many new experiences, from the new country to the new people to the new job.

One Guardsman recently added another check to his list of deployment adventures.

Nearly one month ago, Pfc. Ryan Petrill, a gunner with the 131st Transportation Company, a Pennsylvania National Guard unit attached to the 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, made it home to Pennsylvania to be with his wife as their first son was born.

Wyatt Petrill was born on May 3rd, 2011, with both his parents in the room. «Read the rest of this article»

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101st Airborne 4th Brigade Combat Team Soldier killed in Afghanistan


Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionAnthony M. NunnFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died May 30th, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device while on dismounted patrol in Nike District, Paktika Province, Afghanistan.

Private First Class Anthony M. Nunn, 19, of Burnet, Texas, was an Infantryman assigned to Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He joined the Army in June 2010 and arrived at Fort Campbell in October 2010. His awards and decorations include: National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; and Army Service Ribbon. «Read the rest of this article»

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Names released from Head-On Collision on Tiny Town Road near Tara Blvd


Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department has released the names of the people involved in the head-on collision Memorial Day.

The deceased man’s name in the collision is Lewis Hudson, Jr. 36, of Kodak, TN. The driver of the Ford Explorer is Starr Young, 31, of Clarksville, TN. She is in still in the hospital in stable, but guarded condition.  She has multiple fractures and a head laceration.

For more on the story, see: Tiny Town Road Wreck leaves One Dead, Another with Injuries

Accident on Tiny Town Road near Tara Blvd.

Accident on Tiny Town Road near Tara Blvd.

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Fronkensteen Experimental Theatre Group Presents Heart of Glass


A New Play by Robert Tonner

Heart of Glass Clarksville, TN – Fronkensteen continues it’s first season next week staging Heart of Glass by local playwright Robert Tonner.

Heart of Glass is the story of Tabitha, a successful officer in the Air Force, who tries to take back control over her life and kick out the piece of trash boyfriend that’s been leeching off of her while she’s been deployed. Robert Tonner, a former mission planner with the air force, says of his own play, “Everyone has been through, or knows someone who has been through, a really bad breakup. «Read the rest of this article»

Dunlop Lane Partial Road Closure


Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Clarksville Gas and Water DepartmentClarksville, TN – A Gas and Water construction crew has closed approximately 2,000 feet of the northbound lane on Dunlop Lane beginning at Judge Tyler Drive at Hickory Wild Subdivision until 5:00pm this afternoon. A gas construction crew is installing a six-inch natural gas main requiring the lane to be closed daily at 8:00am to 5:00pm through this Friday, June 3rd.

Traffic will be directed accordingly.

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Gary Hills Water Main Installation


Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Clarksville Gas and Water DepartmentClarksville, TN – A Gas and Water construction crew will begin work on a six-inch water main installation project on Gary Hills Drive on June 1st. Work will commence each day at 7:30am to 4:00pm, Monday-Friday, and will be ongoing for the next three weeks. Motorists may expect brief traffic delays and temporary road closures on Golf Club Lane and Gary Hills while work is performed.

Water service may also be disrupted for brief periods during the work.

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