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Clarksville Montgomery County area TDOT Maintenance Work starting July 18th, 2014

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reports that on Sunday July 20th, from 5:00am until 9:00am, there will be utility repair of overhead line by CEMC on I-24 near eastbound and westbound lanes in Montgomery County.

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Nashville Sounds Thursday Game against Oklahoma City RedHawks Postponed

 

Nashville Sounds Baseball

Nashville SoundsOklahoma City, OK – Mother Nature got the best of Thursday night’s game at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, which was scheduled to be the first game of a four-game series between the Nashville Sounds (51-47) and Oklahoma City RedHawks (50-49).

The outing has been rescheduled as a part of a doubleheader on Friday, July 18th at 4:05pm.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

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Clarksville’s Russ Shemberger earns personal best at Ironman 70.3 Muncie triathlon

 

Restore Performance MassageMuncie, IN – Russ Shemberger, a licensed sports massage therapist at Restore Performance Massage on Madison Street in Clarksville, achieved a personal best sub-5-hour time at the Ironman 70.3 Muncie Triathlon held Saturday, July 12th, 2014, in Muncie, Indiana.

Shemberger finished the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run in a total time of 4 hours, 58 minutes and 23 seconds and placed 18th in his age group, which included 170 other men in the 45-49 age category.

Russ Shemberger of Clarksville Tennessee placed 18th in his age group at the Ironman 70.3 Muncie triathlon Saturday, July 12th

Russ Shemberger of Clarksville Tennessee placed 18th in his age group at the Ironman 70.3 Muncie triathlon Saturday, July 12th

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5th Special Forces Group “Legion” dedicates building at Fort Campbell to Medal of Honor recipient Drew Dix

 

Written by Sgt. Justin Moell
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs Office

5th Special ForcesFort Campbell, KY – Awarded for personal acts of valor, above and beyond the call of duty, the highest award a Soldier can earn during combat is the Medal of Honor.

Retired U.S. Army Maj. Drew D. Dix, native of Pueblo, CO, was awarded the Medal of Honor from President Lyndon B. Johnson on January 19th, 1969, for repeatedly leading a 20-man force of local fighters in to Chau Phu, Vietnam, multiple times, driving out the Viet Cong resulting in 14 confirmed Viet Cong Killed in action and a potential 25 more, the rescue of 14 United States and free world civilians, and capturing 20 enemy combatants, including a high ranking Viet Cong official, during the early days of the Tet Offensive.

(L to R) Col. John W. Brennan, commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), retired Maj. Drew Dix, Medal of Honor recipient and former member of the 5th SFG(A), Lt. Col. Joseph Lock, commander of 4th Battalion, 5th SFG(A) and Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand in front of the plaque dedicating the 4th Bn. special operations complex to Dix, after a ceremony held here July 11, 2014. (Sgt. Justin A. Moeller)

(L to R) Col. John W. Brennan, commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), retired Maj. Drew Dix, Medal of Honor recipient and former member of the 5th SFG(A), Lt. Col. Joseph Lock, commander of 4th Battalion, 5th SFG(A) and Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stand in front of the plaque dedicating the 4th Bn. special operations complex to Dix, after a ceremony held here July 11, 2014. (Sgt. Justin A. Moeller)

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Sango Eye Care receives Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification ProgramMontgomery County, TN – The latest business to host a Green Ribbon Cutting for becoming Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified is Sango Eye Care.

Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan Montgomery County Director of Administration Phil Harpel and Clarksville Chief of Administration Bill Harpel were there to congratulate the Sango Eye Care on their work.

Sango Eye Care's Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Ribbon Cutting

Sango Eye Care’s Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Ribbon Cutting

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Austin Peay State University Governors Golf adds fourth freshman for 2014-15

 

APSU Sports Information Office

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s golf team will feature four freshmen for the 2014-15 season.

Head coach Kirk Kayden has announced the signing of Colton Godwin, an Ocala, FL, native who has enjoyed a superb high school and junior golf career.

Austin Peay Men's Golf. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville Police Department reports Highway 12 Traffic Accident

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is currently working a Traffic Crash on the Bypass and Highway 12 involving a Gasoline Truck and Ice Truck. At this time it appears that there is no spill from the Gasoline Truck so there is no Hazard Material Spill. However the road will be closed until both trucks can be removed from the road.

The Bypass is gridlocked at this time. CPD is asking that the public find an alternate route until the Bypass can be reopened.

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Major General Robert Harris awards Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson with Above and Beyond Award

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOMontgomery County, TN – Major General Robert A. Harris, Assistant Adjutant General, is responsible for 10,500 combat ready Soldiers who make up the Tennessee Army National Guard and he visited Clarksville to assist with the presentation of three awards to Sheriff John Fuson.

Sheriff Fuson was recognized for his support of his employees who are members of the Air and Army National Guard as well as US Army Reservist.

Carl Lambert State Chair for the Tennessee Employee Support of the Guard and Reserve presents Sheriff Fuson with the “Patriot Award” from the Secretary of Defense

Carl Lambert State Chair for the Tennessee Employee Support of the Guard and Reserve presents Sheriff Fuson with the “Patriot Award” from the Secretary of Defense

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation says Non-profit organizations could earn $500 as Riverfest volunteers

 

2014 RiverfestClarksville, TN – Is your non-profit organization looking to earn some cash?  The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is offering a $500.00 cash prize to the non-profit organization that provides the most hours volunteered at Riverfest 2014.

Volunteers will be helping with soft drink sales on September 5th and 6th at McGregor Park.  Any interested organizations should contact Bethany Benjamin at 931.645.7476 or to participate.

Clarksville's Riverfest

Clarksville’s Riverfest

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5th Special Forces Group (A)’s 3rd Battalion holds change of command ceremony at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs

5th Special ForcesFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), welcomed their new commander July 1st, 2014.

During a ceremony held at Gabriel Field, Lt. Col. Lewis J. Powers relinquished command of the 3rd Bn., 5th SFG (A), to Lt. Col. Brent W. Lindeman.

“Under the command of Lt. Col. Powers, 3rd Battalion has successfully executed hundreds of missions of critical importance across the entire Middle East,” said Col. John W. Brennan, commander of the 5th SFG (A). “From combat operations in remote locations of Afghanistan, to critical advise and assist missions in Iraq, and other locations throughout the Central Command’s area of responsibility—3rd Battalion has always risen to the challenges before them and emerged victorious.”

Col. John W. Brennan, commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), passes the colors to Lt. Col. Brent W. Lindeman, the incoming commander of 3rd Battalion, 5th SFG(A), during a change of command ceremony, July 1, 2014, held at Gabriel Field. (Pfc. Robert Vanegas)

Col. John W. Brennan, commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), passes the colors to Lt. Col. Brent W. Lindeman, the incoming commander of 3rd Battalion, 5th SFG(A), during a change of command ceremony, July 1, 2014, held at Gabriel Field. (Pfc. Robert Vanegas)

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