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Army Marksman Takes Gold in Skeet Competition

 

By Tim Hipps
Army Installation Management Command

U.S. ArmyLondon, England – In double record-setting fashion, U.S. Army Sgt. Vincent Hancock became the first shotgun shooter to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in men’s skeet at the Royal Artillery Barracks here yesterday.

Hancock, 23, a soldier in the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit from Eatonton, GA, eclipsed his own records set at the 2008 Beijing Games for both qualification (123) and total (148) scores. He struck gold in China with a qualification score of 121 and total of 145.

Sgt. Vincent Hancock is a two-time Olympic Gold medalist in Skeet shooting. (Kevin Heermann/U.S. Army)

Sgt. Vincent Hancock is a two-time Olympic Gold medalist in Skeet shooting. (Kevin Heermann/U.S. Army)

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Agricultural Weather and Drought Update for July 30th, 2012

 

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureWashington, DC – Based on weather developments last week (July 22-28), U.S. corn and soybean conditions further declined in today’s USDA/NASS crop condition report.  The most significant crop deterioration occurred across the southern and western Corn Belt, where little or no rainfall accompanied temperatures that averaged 5 to 10°F above normal.

Multiple days of triple-digit (100°F) heat were noted last week in parts of Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, and on the Great Plains from South Dakota to Texas.  In contrast, there was enough rain (locally 1 to 2 inches or more) across the northern Corn Belt, mainly from the Dakotas to Michigan and Ohio, to help stabilize crop conditions in some fields.  Parts of central and eastern Iowa also received highly beneficial rainfall in excess of an inch.

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Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday is August 3rd through August 5th

 

Tennessee Sales Tax HolidayNashville, TN – The State of Tennessee’s Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held every year on the first Friday in August and ends the following Sunday night. This year’s tax-free holiday weekend begins at 12:01am on Friday, August 3rd and ends Sunday, August 5th at 11:59pm.

What is Tax Free? Clothing $100.00 or less. School Supplies $100.00 or less. Computers $1500 or less. «Read the rest of this article»

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Lone Oak Picnic brings the Community Together

 

The Civitan ClubCunningham, TN – The Central Civitan Club held the 104th Annual Lone Oak Picnic, Saturday July 28th from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Central Civitan Building located on Alonzo Place in Southern Montgomery County. Cars were lining up down both sides of the street to pickup the good old fashion BBQ being served.

There was a large crowd throughout the day. At one time there were over 500 people socializing and enjoying some great food. Many were there to here the candidates in this years elections speak. At noon, 14 Federal, State and local candidates gave speeches to the attentive crowd.

The Back Lot Pickers, Donald Greene and Lucian Greene, along with Jimmy Meek played at the 104th Annual Lone Oak Picnic.

The Back Lot Pickers, Donald Greene and Lucian Greene, along with Jimmy Meek played at the 104th Annual Lone Oak Picnic.

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Don’t Move Firewood, Use Local Firewood When Camping

 

Don't Move FirewoodSheffield, MA – If you’re going camping this summer, don’t bring firewood with you. Tree-killing insects and diseases can lurk in firewood. These insects and diseases can’t move far on their own, but when people move firewood they can jump hundreds of miles.

New infestations of invasive species destroy our forests, property values, and cost huge sums of money to control. «Read the rest of this article»

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NASA to deliver Curiosity rover to Mar’s Surface using Sky Crane

 

Written by Dauna Coulter
Science at NASA

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – On August 5th at 10:31pm Pacific Time, NASA will gently deposit their new, 2000-pound Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars, wheels-first and ready to roll. Quite a feat – because it will come screaming through the Martian atmosphere at 13,000 mph.

Curiosity, aka the Mars Science Laboratory, will be the largest mission ever to land on another planet. It’s big because it has a big mystery to solve: was Mars ever or is it still capable of harboring life?

This artist's concept shows the sky crane maneuver during the descent of NASA's Curiosity rover to the Martian surface. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

This artist’s concept shows the sky crane maneuver during the descent of NASA’s Curiosity rover to the Martian surface. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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