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Nashville Sounds lose 3-2 to Albuquerque Isotopes Saturday night at Greer Stadium

 

R.J. Seidel Sharp In Quality-Start Loss, Hunter Morris Homers In 9th For Lone Nashville Runs

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Albuquerque Isotopes defeated the Nashville Sounds by a 3-2 margin in front of 8,301 fans on Saturday evening at Greer Stadium.

The defeat was the league-leading 12th one-run loss of the year for Nashville (13-34).

Outfielder Khris Davis went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles to account for three of the Sounds’ four hits in the contest and first baseman Hunter Morris his team-leading ninth home run of the year in the ninth to help Nashville avoid suffering its fifth shutout of the year.

Nashville Sounds Pitcher R.J. Seidel. (Mike Strasinger / SportsNashville.net)

Nashville Sounds Pitcher R.J. Seidel. (Mike Strasinger / SportsNashville.net)

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Austin Peay State University Governors Baseball wins Third Straight OVC Tournament Title with 6-3 victory over Eastern Kentucky Colonels

 

Austin Peay State University Governors SportsJackson, TN — Austin Peay State University’s baseball team spotted Eastern Kentucky University an early three-run lead, May 25th at The Ballpark at Jackson, in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship game, but rallied to score the final six runs to win its third straight tournament title and a spot in the NCAA tournament field.

Austin Peay won its sixth OVC Tournament Championship Saturday. APSU Baseball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay won its sixth OVC Tournament Championship Saturday. APSU Baseball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Fort Campbell’s Outdoor Recreation Adventure Programs’ June Schedule

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Finally it’s June!  Let Outdoor Recreation Adventure Programs help you find something fun to do. They’ll start the month off with a Wilderness First Aid Class on June 1st and 2nd from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Wilderness Medicine Institute provides the highest quality education and information for the recognition, treatment and prevention of wilderness emergencies. This hands-on training will provide you with the skills and tools to make difficult medical decisions in remote settings.

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Clarksville Country Inn & Suites Awarded Certificate of Excellence

 

Clarksville Montgomery County Convention and visitors BureauClarksville, TN – TripAdvisor.com, one of the largest online travel sites in the world, recently awarded Clarksville’s Country Inn & Suites, by Carlson, with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence.

This prestigious award recognizes the top ten percent of high-performing businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor.com. In order to receive this honor, Country Inn & Suites had to consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor.com travelers. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville City Council Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Update, May 25th 2013

 

Clarksville City Council - Ward 10Clarksville, TN – This is the third installment on topics and issues concerning the proposed FY 2014 city budget. Department directors have been working to gather information to questions we posed during the two budget work sessions.

Proposed New Park – Ward 10: Those that have followed my efforts on the council know that one of the items on my long “to do” list was to establish a city park in the ward.  If you look at the location of city parks in Clarksville, you will see they are clustered to the western side of the city, with many of those located in or around the old city center.

Proposed New Park – Ward 10

Proposed New Park – Ward 10

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Tennessee Highway Patrol to step up Seat Belt and DUI Enforcement Efforts during Memorial Day Weekend

 

Seat Belt and Sobriety Checkpoints Scheduled for 78-Hour Holiday Period

The Tennessee Highway PatrolNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol will step up seat belt and DUI enforcement efforts over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The THP also encourages all motorists to drive safely during the 78-hour period. State troopers will conduct several seat belt and sobriety checkpoints and will be out in force patrolling statewide to help ensure safe roadways this holiday.

The 2013 Memorial Day holiday period begins at 6:00pm Friday, May 24th and ends at 11:59pm, Monday, May 27th. Sixteen people were killed on Tennessee roadways during the 2012 Memorial Day holiday weekend. That was a decrease from 19 fatalities in 2011. Last year, alcohol was involved in six of the fatalities.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Fort Campbell Currahees uncase colors in Afghanistan

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Moeller
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe Currahees

Khowst Province, Afghanistan – The 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahees”, 101st Airborne Division, participated in a transfer of authority ceremony held at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, May 22nd.

The ceremony featured the casing of the 3rd BCT “Rakkasan”, 101st Abn. Div., colors and the uncasing of the Currahee colors. The ceremony signified the transfer of authority of the Khowst and Paktya Provinces to the Currahees.

U.S. Army Soldiers and Afghan National Security Force members, attending the transfer of authority ceremony, salute the National flags of Afghanistan and the United States of America during the playing of each country’s National Anthem at Forward Operating Base Salerno, on May 22, 2013. The transfer of authority ceremony signifies the beginning of the Currahee’s mission as a partner with their Afghan National Security Force partners. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division)

U.S. Army Soldiers and Afghan National Security Force members, attending the transfer of authority ceremony, salute the National flags of Afghanistan and the United States of America during the playing of each country’s National Anthem at Forward Operating Base Salerno, on May 22, 2013. The transfer of authority ceremony signifies the beginning of the Currahee’s mission as a partner with their Afghan National Security Force partners. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division)

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation reports McGregor Park boat ramp temporarily closed for repair

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – Due to flood damage, the McGregor Park boat ramp is closed for repair. The boat ramps at Liberty Park and Trice Landing are open and available for public use.The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department asks that boaters utilizes these boat ramps for river access at this time.

For more details on this closure, please contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 931.645.7476 or visit www.cityofclarksville.com.

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APSU Track and Field’s Breigh Jones breaks 54 seconds again, but does not advance at NCAA Preliminary

 

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsGreensboro, NC – An excellent freshman season drew to a close for Austin Peay State University sprinter Breigh Jones, Friday, in the quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminaries, hosted by North Carolina A&T.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope observes Big Weather on distant Hot Jupiters

 

Written by Dr. Tony Phillips
Science at NASA

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Among the hundreds of new planets discovered by NASA’s Kepler spacecraft are a class of exotic worlds known as “hot Jupiters.”  Unlike the giant planets of our own solar system, which remain at a safe distance from the sun, these worlds are reckless visitors to their parent stars.

They speed around in orbits a fraction the size of Mercury’s, blasted on just one-side by starlight hundreds of times more intense than the gentle heating experienced by Jupiter here at home.”

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