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Sounds Sweep Isotopes in Doubleheader


Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds posted a doubleheader sweep of the visiting Albuquerque Isotopes on Thursday night at Greer Stadium. The Sounds blanked the Isotopes, 5-0, in the opener and defeated Albuquerque, 4-2, in the twinbill nightcap.

With two victories on the evening, Nashville (43-49) moved to 6-4 in doubleheader play this season, while the sweep was Nashville’s first of this season and first since the Sounds took two from the Oklahoma City RedHawks on September 2nd, 2010.

Nashville Sounds Baseball (Mike Strasinger)

Nashville Sounds Baseball (Mike Strasinger)

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Consumers Cautious with Stagnant Job Market


Consumer sentiment up slightly in July, but remains negative overall

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Increasing financial troubles for consumers and a weak retail outlook persisted this month. Consumer sentiment remained in negative territory as a stagnant job market is keeping consumers cautious about spending, according to the Consumer Reports Index July report.
The Consumer Sentiment Index, which measures how consumers are feeling financially when compared with a year ago, rose slightly to 48.5 from the previous month’s index, but it continues to lag in negative territory. Senior citizens and households earning less than $50,000 have the weakest consumer sentiment.  Northeastern states had the most improved sentiment, but were still negative at 48.1. «Read the rest of this article»

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ACS Family Employment Readiness hosts Employer Spotlight and Jump Start Your Resume


Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell’s ACS Family Employment Readiness Program (FERP) is hosting their monthly Employer Spotlight for FERP customers on Tuesday, July 12th. This workshop will be held at the Army Community Service (ACS) Parlor Room from 9:00am to 11:00am.

The Employer Spotlight highlights an employer who offers services and advice to the target audience of Active Duty Spouses, Surviving Spouses, Veterans, Retirees, DoD Civilians, and their Family members. «Read the rest of this article»

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Ricky Skaggs Combines his Love Of Country And Bluegrass Music for his Latest Album


“Country Hits Bluegrass Style” In Stores Next Tuesday

Ricky Skaggs' newest CD Country Hits Bluegrass StyleNashville, TN – Musical legend Ricky Skaggs’ newest CD, “Country Hits Bluegrass Style” (Skaggs Family Records), will be in stores Tuesday, July 19th. The 14-song release is a mix between Skaggs’ country and bluegrass roots, something he has been sharing with fans around the country during his current Treasure Chest Tour.

Both bluegrass and country lovers alike will enjoy the bluegrass instrumentation along with the impeccable tenor voice of Ricky Skaggs, the man who “single-handedly” saved country music in the early 80’s, according to renowned guitarist and producer, Chet Atkins.  Ricky’s eight-time IBMA Instrumental Band of the Year, Kentucky Thunder, along with some of Ricky’s original award-winning country band alumni, and special friends add to the magic of this album. «Read the rest of this article»

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Left scrambling for answers, lefty Sherrill finds right fit with Braves


Written by Brad Kirtley
APSU Sports Information Director

Austin Peay State University GovernorsAtlanta, GA – He just couldn’t find his way. In a sense, George Sherrill felt like he had two left feet. Coming off arguably his best major league baseball season in 2009, the left-handed reliever seemingly couldn’t do anything right in 2010.

Every solution Sherrill attempted went wrong, left him scratching his head. It even saw the Austin Peay alum designated for assignment by the Los Angeles at one juncture late in 2010.

But all the wrong turns of 2010 took Sherrill in a different direction last winter and eventually brought him, in his mind, to the right place.

Lefthander George Sherrill has helped the Braves stay amidst the NL East pennant race during baseball's first half. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Lefthander George Sherrill has helped the Braves stay amidst the NL East pennant race during baseball's first half. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Additional Retail Sales Prompt CPSC and Meijer to Reannounce Touch Point Heater Recall


Fire Hazard Posed

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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Callers Posing as Health Department Inspectors Target Businesses


The BBB alerts of a scam targeting businesses in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky

Better Business BureauNashville, TN – In this scheme, scammers are trying to trick businesses into helping them establish an identity for online “Classified Advertising” services. This allows the scammers to bypass verification controls put in place to prevent spam and online scams.

Here’s an example of how it works: The scammer contacts a restaurant and claims to be from the health department to set up a time for a health inspection.  Before ending the call, the caller gives the restaurant employee a 5-digit confirmation code, which they say must be given to the health inspector. Another call is then received sometime later that day asking the restaurant employee to relay the confirmation number. If they do that, they’ve helped the scammers fulfill verification controls used by popular online shopping and advertising services. «Read the rest of this article»

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Wet n’ Wild Fun at the USAA July Family Event


Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Come celebrate the 46th Birthday of Army Community Service (ACS) at the USAA and MWR Family Event on July 23rd.

Bring the Family to Eagles Rest Pavilion (Destiny Parks) from 9:00am until 1:00pm for a day of fun with inflatables, crafts, games, face painting (children only), and balloon twisters! Inflatables are FREE. «Read the rest of this article»

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Practice Sun Safety to stay Healthy this Summer


July is UV Safety Month

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – As Tennesseans head outdoors to enjoy sunny summer days, the Department of Health reminds everyone to take precautions to protect themselves from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays.

TDOH is joining the national observance of UV Safety Month this July. This health observance was created by the American Academy of Ophthalmology to educate people about the need to protect their eyes from the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. «Read the rest of this article»

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SEC transfers, Perkins and Zigelsky, to join Lady Govs soccer


APSU Sports: Women’s Soccer

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Emily Perkins and Morgan Zigelsky, a pair of Ole Miss transfers, will be joining Austin Peay State University women’s soccer team, head coach Kelley Guth has announced.

Both players were former Tennessee high school standouts – Perkins at Ensworth High School, in Nashville, and Zigelsky at Franklin High School, in Franklin. Not only will the pair contribute to a high level of soccer, they also bring a experience from a number of successful teams.

Lady Govs Soccer. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Lady Govs Soccer. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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