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Clarksville Montgomery County area TDOT Maintenance Work starting May 13th, 2016

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reports that on Friday May 13th through Wednesday May 18th, from 9:00am–3:00pm, there will be alternating lane closures on SR 112 (Madison Street / US 41A) in both directions just west of the intersection with SR 76 was part of the widening of SR 112 (Madison Street / US 41A).

There will be alternating lane closures on SR 76 in both directions just south of the SR 112 intersection in order to locate underground utilities prior to directional boring. One lane will remain open in each direction of travel.
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Renato Nunez hits in the park Grand Slam to give Nashville Sounds 7-2 win over Iowa Cubs

 

Renato Nunez Hit Controversial Slam in 6th Inning

Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – An inside-the-park grand slam by Renato Nunez in the top of the sixth pushed the Nashville Sounds past the Iowa Cubs 7-2 at Principal Park Thursday afternoon.

Matt Olson, Joey Wendle and Max Muncy drew walks in the sixth to set up Nunez with the bases loaded and two outs. On a 2-0 pitch from Jean Machi, Nunez hit a fly ball that ricocheted off the left field fence and was lodged under the wall. Cubs left fielder John Andreoli put his hands up to signal a dead ball, but the umpire ruled the ball was not stuck. Nunez never stopped running and was credited with an inside-the-park grand slam.

Nashville Sounds Baseball.

Nashville Sounds Baseball.

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101st Airborne Division releases name of Soldier Killed during Training Exercise at Fort Polk

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldier died May 10th, 2016 from injuries sustained during a live-fire training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, LA.

Pfc. Victor J. Stanfill, an infantryman with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, “Rakkasans,” 19, was pronounced dead at approximately 11:08am at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital on Fort Polk.

A native of Fulton, MD, Stanfill enlisted into the U.S. Army September 22nd, 2015, completing one-station unit training at Fort Benning, GA, as an infantryman. After graduating from training, he was assigned as an infantryman in Co. A, 2nd Bn., 506th Inf. Regt., in January 2016.

Fort Campbell Soldier passed away from injuries sustained during training exercise at Fort Polk, May 10th.

Fort Campbell Soldier passed away from injuries sustained during training exercise at Fort Polk, May 10th.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Departure of Bill Gibbons

 

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security commissioner has led public safety subcabinet

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons will leave the administration at the end of the summer.

Gibbons has led the department since the start of the administration in 2011 and has also served as the chair of the Governor’s Public Safety Subcabinet.

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons.

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons.

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Austin Peay State University Track and Field head to Nashville for OVC Outdoor Championships

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – For the past two seasons, Austin Peay State University track and field enjoyed a run of success unprecedented during the Doug Molnar era that had the Lady Govs among the shortlist of contenders at the Ohio Valley Conference Championships.

The injury-filled 2016 season has reduced the spotlight on Austin Peay.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field. (APSU Sports Information)

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Montgomery County to hold Public Forum on Environmental Sustainability Plan, May 24th

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – On Tuesday, May 24th, the public is invited to share their ideas on sustainability at a public forum, at William O. Beach Civic Hall, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Members of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Task Force, a subsidiary of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Program, are in the process of creating a community Environmental Sustainability Plan and need public input.

William O. Beach Civic Hall

William O. Beach Civic Hall

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Nashville Sounds start Eight Game Home Series Saturday, May 14th

 

Pennant Giveaway, Human Cannonball Appearance and Superhero Day Highlight Upcoming Week at First Tennessee Park

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club begins an eight-game homestand on Saturday, May 14th when they welcome the Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, the Fresno Grizzlies, to First Tennessee Park.

Following the four-game series against the Grizzlies, the Sounds will welcome the Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, the Sacramento River Cats, for a four-game series from Thursday, May 19th to Sunday, May 22nd.

Below is a preview for each game of the homestand.

Nashville Sounds take on Fresno Grizzlies Saturday night at First Tennessee Park.

Nashville Sounds take on Fresno Grizzlies Saturday night at First Tennessee Park.

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Montgomery County’s Civitan Park to host Professional Horseshoe Tournament May 21st-22nd

 

Clarksville Montgomery County Convention and Visitors BureauClarksville, TN – For horseshoe pitching enthusiasts, the 2016 HP Pro Tour Open Horseshoe Tournament will be making its way to Montgomery County’s Civitan Park May 21st-22nd.

The HP Pro Tour is a series of horseshoe pitching tournaments where competitors try to get as many ringers as possible and walk away with big cash prizes.

Montgomery County’s Civitan Park Horseshoe Pits

Montgomery County’s Civitan Park Horseshoe Pits

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TBI adds Gary Simpson of Rogersville to Top Ten Most Wanted List

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted list, Gary Simpson.

Simpson is wanted by the Rogersville Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for Especially Aggravated Kidnapping.

On May 4th, Simpson kidnapped 9-year-old Carlie Marie Trent from school. Simpson has no custodial rights to Carlie, and the TBI believes that Carlie is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death.

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Chase Hamilton named APSU Athlete of the Week

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Junior outfielder Chase Hamilton, of the Austin Peay State University baseball team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Hamilton homered twice in the opening game of Austin Peay’s series against UT Martin, part of a 3-for-4, three-RBI outing that allowed the Govs to take Game 1, 8-3.

He followed that up with a 3-for-5 performance the following day after moving into the clean-up spot in the lineup.

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