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Nashville Sounds hand Memphis Redbirds 4-1 loss at First Tennessee Park

 

Standing Room Only Crowd Of 11,043 Marks Third-Largest At First Tennessee Park

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Sounds jumped all over the Redbirds early on Saturday night and held on for a 4-1 victory in front of a sellout crowd of 11,043 at First Tennessee Park.

The packed house was the 17th sellout in the inaugural season at First Tennessee Park. The win gives Nashville an 8-7 lead in The Tennessee Lottery I-40 Cup series with the final game set for tomorrow evening.

The home team put up a two spot on the scoreboard in the first inning courtesy of their third home run of the series. Jake Smolinski took his turn trotting around the bases when he stayed back on a John Gast changeup and just cleared the right field wall. Joey Wendle scored on Smolinski’s seventh home run during Triple-A play this season and the Sounds were off to a 2-0 lead.

Nashville Sounds jump out early in 4-1 win over Memphis Redbirds Saturday night.

Nashville Sounds jump out early in 4-1 win over Memphis Redbirds Saturday night.

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Clarksville Police give Back to School Notice and Warning

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department reminds everyone that it is that time of year again when children return to school.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) classes start on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 with half a day classes. The first full day is Thursday, August 13th, 2015.

The Clarksville Police Department wants to remind everyone of the following rules of the road and information to ensure that we have a safe 2015-2016 school year.

Schools start back Tuesday, August 11th, 2015.

Schools start back Tuesday, August 11th, 2015.

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APSU Baseball coach Gary McClure resigns

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University officials have received and accepted a resignation from Gary McClure, head baseball coach. Upon resignation, Cheryl Holt, Interim Athletics Director has appointed Assistant Coach Derrick Dunbar as interim head coach.

The resignation occurred after McClure’s arrest Friday night.

APSU's Baseball head coach Gary McClure resigns.

APSU’s Baseball head coach Gary McClure resigns.

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Nashville Zoo to hold Final Sunday Funday this Sunday, August 9th

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Nashville Zoo’s final Sunday Funday event is set for this Sunday, August 9th. Zoo visitors can take part in special activities, shows and character meet-and-greets with their Zoo admission or membership.

This Sunday’s character guest of honor is Curious George.

During Sunday Fundays, visitors can enjoy inflatables, face painting, games and crafts on Festival Field from 1:00pm – 5:00pm.

Meet Curious George this Sunday at the Nashville Zoo.

Meet Curious George this Sunday at the Nashville Zoo.

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Chrysler recalls over 280,000 model 2011-2014 Dodge Chargers due to possible Inadvertent Side Air Bag Deployment

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Dodge Charger vehicles manufactured May 6th, 2010, to June 5th, 2014.

In the affected vehicles, the side impact sensor calibrations may be overly sensitive, and as a result, the side air bag inflatable curtains and seat air bags may unexpectedly deploy and the seat belt pre-tensioners may activate.

2014 Dodge Charger is one of the model years being recalled.

2014 Dodge Charger is one of the model years being recalled.

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APSU student-athletes, staff members graduate during Friday’s Summer Commencement ceremony

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Seven Austin Peay State University student-athletes and three staff members were scheduled to participate in Summer Commencement ceremonies, Friday, at the Dunn Center.

With Friday’s ceremony, 62 Governors student-athletes have graduated during the 2014-15 academic year.

62 Austin Peay student-athletes graduate during 2014-15 academic year. (APSU Sports Information)

62 Austin Peay student-athletes graduate during 2014-15 academic year. (APSU Sports Information)

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25 Soldiers at Fort Campbell earn Expert Field Medical Badge

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Sierra Fown
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Over 185 medical Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), started the process to earn the Army’s Expert Field Medical Badge at the Medical Simulation Training Center here July 27th.

In the end, only 25 Screaming Eagle Soldiers stood in line at the Lozado Physical Fitness Center this morning to be awarded the coveted badge.

Many medical Soldiers who sport the EFMB will say it’s one of the most challenging things they have accomplished in their careers, and the proof is in the numbers.

A medic with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), drops into the prone position during the Expert Field Medical Badge testing here Aug. 1, 2015. The EFMB tests Soldiers' ability to conduct common skills tasks and medical tasks in conditions medics are likely to encounter in the field. Ultimately, only 25 candidates out of more than 185 donned the coveted badge during a ceremony Aug. 6, 2015. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

A medic with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), drops into the prone position during the Expert Field Medical Badge testing here Aug. 1, 2015. The EFMB tests Soldiers’ ability to conduct common skills tasks and medical tasks in conditions medics are likely to encounter in the field. Ultimately, only 25 candidates out of more than 185 donned the coveted badge during a ceremony Aug. 6, 2015. (Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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TBI Top Ten Most Wanted fugitive Benjamin Brewer arrested Friday night in Kentucky

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – A man who was added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top Ten Most Wanted list on Thursday was taken into custody tonight in Lexington, Kentucky.

Benjamin Scott Brewer, 39, was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Lexington Police Department at the Hamburg Shopping Plaza in Lexington.

Brewer was wanted by the TBI, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Chattanooga Police Department stemming from an indictment handed down by the Hamilton County Grand Jury on August 3rd.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reports Benjamin Scott Brewer now in custody.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reports Benjamin Scott Brewer now in custody.

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Patchy Dense Fog likely Overnight for Clarksville Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that patchy dense fog is likely to develop across the Clarksville-Montgomery County area overnight and linger in some spots until into 8:00am or 9:00am. Visibilities may drop below one mile, especially near bodies of water.

If encountering dense fog, slow down and leave plenty of space between you and other cars. Make sure to use low beams.

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NASA releases two Online Tools for Exploring Mars to the Public

 

Written by Guy Webster and Whitney Clavin
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – On the three-year anniversary of the Mars landing of NASA’s Curiosity rover, NASA is unveiling two new online tools that open the mysterious terrain of the Red Planet to a new generation of explorers, inviting the public to help with its journey to Mars.

Mars Trek is a free, Web-based application that provides high-quality, detailed visualizations of the planet using real data from 50 years of NASA exploration and allowing astronomers, citizen scientists and students to study the Red Planet’s features.

A screen capture from NASA's new Experience Curiosity website shows the rover in the process of taking its own self-portrait. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

A screen capture from NASA’s new Experience Curiosity website shows the rover in the process of taking its own self-portrait. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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