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Nashville Sounds lose to Tacoma Rainiers 7-6

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Tacoma Rainiers homered three times en route to a 7-6 come-from-behind victory over Nashville Sounds in the second game of a three-game series on Wednesday night at Greer Stadium.

The Sounds trailed by five runs early, but came back to take a one-run lead before relinquishing the lead in the eighth. Nashville’s last nine games have been decided by one or two runs.

 Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

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Week of the Eagles Soccer Tournament Scores a Winning Goal for All

 

Rakkasan win Gold

Written by Sgt. Mike Monroe
2nd Brigade Combat Team PAO

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell's Week of the EaglesFort Campbell, KY – Soccer, or football to the rest of the world, is a sport that is gaining popularity in the United States. The Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), competed in a tournament during Week of the Eagles to determine the best Soccer team in the division.

Beginning with nine teams consisting of Soldiers from all across Fort Campbell, the championship was decided August 15th. The tournament stretched out over three-days and was a test of all the preparations leading up to Week of the Eagles 2012.

Members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) "Rakkasan," show off their gold "Olympic-style" after defeating the 101st Sustainment Brigade 2-0 in the 2012 Week of the Eagle Championship Soccer game. The Rakkasans dominated the 25-minute second half, scoring their second goal and never looking back. (Photo by Maj. Stacy Hopwood, 3BCT PAO)

Members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) “Rakkasan,” show off their gold “Olympic-style” after defeating the 101st Sustainment Brigade 2-0 in the 2012 Week of the Eagle Championship Soccer game. The Rakkasans dominated the 25-minute second half, scoring their second goal and never looking back. (Photo by Maj. Stacy Hopwood, 3BCT PAO)

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Austin Peay Lady Govs Volleyball picked 9th in OVC Pool, Nikki Doyle named Preseason All-OVC

 

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Ohio Valley ConferenceBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team was selected to finish ninth in the Ohio Valley Conference’s preseason poll, Wednesday. In addition, senior outside hitter Nikki Doyle was named to the league’s preseason team for the second consecutive season.

The Lady Govs were picked to finish tied for ninth with Eastern Illinois in the 12-team field. Austin Peay returns three starters and eight letterwinners from last season’s team that finished in a three-way tie for fifth place but did not qualify for the then six-team tournament on a tiebreaker.

APSU Lady Govs Volleyball's Nikki Doyle named to Preseason All OVC Team. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

APSU Lady Govs Volleyball’s Nikki Doyle named to Preseason All OVC Team. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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CIA Director and former Eagle 6 Retired General David Petraeus returns to Fort Campbell August 17th

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division Retired Gen. David Petraeus, current director of the Central Intelligence Agency and a former commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)Fort Campbell, KY – Retired Gen. David Petraeus, current director of the Central Intelligence Agency and a former commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), will attend the retirement of Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin Hill, who served as the division command sergeant major during Petraeus’s tenure with the 101st, and the Division Review here, Friday, August 17th, capping off Week of the Eagles 2012: A History of Valor. «Read the rest of this article»

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Movies in the Park to feature “Inception” staring Leonardo DiCaprio this Saturday

 

Movies in the ParkClarksville, TN – Join Clarksville Parks and Recreation Saturday, August 18th, 2012 at Heritage Park Soccer fields for this month’s Movies in the Park event, featuring the 2010 American science fiction and action film – “Inception”- rated PG-13. Parental supervision is strongly recommended due to language and sexual content.

Inception is a 2010 American science fiction/action heist film written, co-produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, and Michael Caine.

"Inception" at Movies in the Park

“Inception” at Movies in the Park

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WJZM Radio transfers Ownership

 

WJZM, 1400AM Radio StationClarksville, TN – Clarksville’s original radio station, WJZM 1400am, has transferred ownership.  In a joint announcement this week, previous owner, Hank Bonecutter, said he had agreed to sell the corporation to local businessmen David Loos Jr, Greg Walker, and Mike Parchman.  The sale became official on Tuesday.

“My wife and I are extremely excited about the sale,” said Bonecutter.  “We have put a lot of hard work into WJZM, and this opportunity only comes along once in a lifetime to go out on your terms.  I have dedicated my broadcasting career to the Clarksville-Fort Campbell community, bringing news, sports and current events to the public as reliable and credible as I can be.  I think my legacy will be left on WJZM forever.  I’m very excited, and proud of what I’ve accomplished.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Week of the Eagles Run for the Fallen – Fallen But Never Forgotten

 

Written by Spc. Sara Connolly
2nd Brigade Combat Team UPAR

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The sun rises on a somewhat seasonably cold Saturday Kentucky morning, a mass of people gather in an open lot; they shake hands, embrace each other, they’ve come to honor their fallen heroes.

The Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), know the importance of honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom.  During this Week of the Eagles 2012, the Run for the Fallen event was held at the Sabalauski Air Assault School, August 11th, bringing Soldiers, Veterans and Family members together to remember.

Michelle Leibold, wife of Spc. Jeff Leibold, an infantryman with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pay their respects to a fallen comrade during the Run for the Fallen Aug. 11th. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st ABN.DIV)

Michelle Leibold, wife of Spc. Jeff Leibold, an infantryman with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pay their respects to a fallen comrade during the Run for the Fallen Aug. 11th. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st ABN.DIV)

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Beatles 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert at The Renaissance Center

 

The Beatles are coming to Dickson! The WannaBeatles that is.

The Renaissance CenterDickson, TN – In the wake of the London Olympics and all things British, The Renaissance Center will celebrate one of Great Britain’s most beloved exports, The Beatles, as the 2012 calendar marks the 50 Year Anniversary of the Beatles!

Joining in on the fun are The WannaBeatles, one of the best Beatles tribute bands in the country, for a concert and Beatles-related activities scheduled for Saturday, August 25th, 7:00pm. Pre-concert activities include several musical acts in the center’s rotunda and a showing of Laser Beatles in the Cybersphere Digital Theatre.

The WannaBeatles. (L-R) Bryan Cumming, David Toledo, Dennis Scott and Nathan Burbank.

The WannaBeatles. (L-R) Bryan Cumming, David Toledo, Dennis Scott and Nathan Burbank.

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Austin Peay State University History Honor Society wins fourth Best Chapter of the Year

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Earlier this week, Austin Peay State University associate professor of history Dr. Minoa Uffelman asked if there was such a word as “four-peat.” She knows the word “repeat” well.

That’s what the University’s Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) history honor society did back in 2010 when they were named the Nation’s Best Chapter for the second year in a row. In 2011, she used the word “three-peat” because the PAT club she advises was again singled out as the top chapter in the nation. «Read the rest of this article»

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Riverfest Tour d’Art Exhibits and Competition Registration begins Soon

 

Riverfest 2012Clarksville, TN – This year’s competition will feature the following three exhibits: Amateur & Professional Divisions, High School Division, and the Senior Citizens’ Division. Artwork is displayed at exhibits at various locations in downtown Clarksville, and then juried, and over $2,500 in prizes is awarded.

The Amateur & Professional Division exhibit will be hosted at the Smith-Trahern Mansion September 7th from 10:00am-8:00pm and September 8th from 10:00am-5:00pm. Artists may enter in six categories: Painting & Watercolor, Drawing, 3D/Fiber Arts, Mixed Media & Print Collage, Digital Photography and Film Photography.

Riverfest Tour d’Art Exhibits entry from 2011.

Riverfest Tour d’Art Exhibits entry from 2011.

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