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Sounds Take Series Opener From First-Place Storm Chasers

 

Nashville SoundsPapillion, NE – The Nashville Sounds scored four runs in the top of the first inning and later turned their second triple play of the season en route to a 4-1 victory over the division-leading Omaha Storm Chasers on Saturday evening at Werner Park in the opener of a four-game series.

The win was the Sounds’ tenth straight victory in a series opener and pulled Nashville (65-63) back within 6 ½ games of the Storm Chasers in the PCL American Conference Northern Division race.

Right-hander Josh Butler (8-7) took over sole possession of the Sounds’ victories lead as he finally defeated Omaha after dropping his first three starts against them earlier this season. Butler authored a quality start, allowing one run on six hits over six innings of work, to pick up the win, his team-best eighth of the year.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

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Cougars down the Indians Friday Night

 

Cougars win “Battle of the River” game bringing the trophy back to the Academy

Clarksville Academy Cougars vs Montgomery Central IndiansClarksville, TN – Led by their defense, the Clarksville Academy Cougars defeated the Montgomery Central Indians 33-14 in the “Battle of the River” game. Dylan Ragsdale ran back an interception for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter.  He followed it up with a fumble recover in the 4th quarter that he return 31 yards for a touchdown.  That score sealed the fate of the Indians.

This rivalry game drew one of the largest crowds to ever attend a Clarksville Academy football game.

Clarksville Academy after the "Battle of the River" win with the trophy.

Clarksville Academy after the "Battle of the River" win with the trophy.

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The Miss Tennky Area AFS Volunteer Leadership Team to attend International Festival tomorrow

 

Clarksville, TN – The Miss Tennky Area AFS Volunteer Leadership Team will be at the IC International Festival on Sunday August 21st from 12:00pm – 5:00pm on Franklin Street here in Clarksville. Their booth will be on Franklin under the shade trees.

Come meet the Miss Tennky Area AFS Volunteer Leadership Team and several of their new AFS HS exchange students and their families at the Immaculate Conception Church Craft Fair and International Festival on Sunday, August 21st from 12:00pm – 5:00pm.

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New Animal Control Director Appointed

 

Montgomery CountyMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Mayor’s Office is pleased to announce that Karen Josephson has been selected as the director of Animal Control. She brings over 25 years of management experience and 15 years as an independent animal rescuer to the Montgomery County facility.

Karen Josephson has been appointed the as the new director of Animal Control.

Karen Josephson has been appointed the as the new director of Animal Control.

 
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Rookie RB Harper may get ample Opportunities Tonight

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Rookie running back Jamie Harper could see extending playing time  – and possibly even start – when the Titans take on the St. Louis Rams tonight at 7:00pm (CT).

With Chris Johnson continuing to hold out and backup Javon Ringer nursing a hip pointer injury, Harper, a fourth-round pick in April’s draft, may have the opportunity to showcase himself early and often.

Harper led all Titans rushers last week with 27 yards on eight attempts and scored on a 2-yard run. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU, Vol State offering new 1+1 agreement in chemical engineering technology

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University and Volunteer State Community College are partnering to offer a new transfer degree program, the Chemical Engineering Technology 1+1 Agreement.

This new program links Vol State students with APSU to create a seamless transition from Vol State into the chemical engineering technology (ChET) program at APSU. The two-year program awards the Associated of Applied Science credential. «Read the rest of this article»

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Planters Bank opens newest location on Dunlop Lane

 

Clarksville, TNPlanters BankPlanters Bank has always prided its self on keeping one eye on the future. That is what first lead them to Clarksville, Tennessee and allowed them take advantage of the area’s rapid growth; and that is what led them to open their newest branch location at Dunlop Lane and Rossview Road.

The relocation of the Hospital from Memorial Drive to its new location on Dunlop Lane; along with the area’s close proximity to Governor’s Square Mall and the Industrial Park has supercharged its growth potential. And Planters Bank knew they needed to position themselves to take full advantage of that.

Planters Bank CEO Elizabeth McCoy cuts the ribbon opening their newest location

Planters Bank CEO Elizabeth McCoy cuts the ribbon opening their newest location

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Early morning wreck slows traffic along Fort Campbell Boulevard

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – While a Clarksville Police Officer was stopped to assist a motorist on Fort Campbell Boulevard in front of Walmart, a pickup truck plowed into the rear end of his parked police car. The officer was out of the vehicle and was not injured.

This is still a developing story. More information will be published as it becomes available.

Clarksville Police vehicle rear-ended while on a traffic stop.

Clarksville Police vehicle rear-ended while on a traffic stop.

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Riverfest Presents the 2nd Annual Shooting for Big Cats Tournament

 

Riverfest 2011Clarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville is excited about the return of the Shooting for Big Cats Fishing Tournament to this year’s Riverfest celebration.

The tournament was put on hold after Fairgrounds Park was closed for construction, but with the recent opening of the new Clarksville Marina boat ramps at Liberty Park, the tournament will return for it’s second year to benefit the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation. «Read the rest of this article»


Stocks Drop Broadly in “Flight to Safety”

 

Raymond JamesClarksville, TN – Stocks fell sharply Thursday as investors reacted to gloomy U.S. economic reports and fears about the stability of European banks by dumping equities in favor of safe haven assets such as U.S. Treasuries.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 419.63 points, or about 3.68%, while the broader S&P 500 Index declined 53.24 points, or 4.46%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq index fell 131.05, or 5.22%. The decline followed similar slumps in Europe, where investors dumped bank stocks and sent major indices down by 4% to 6%. «Read the rest of this article»

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