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Jake Smolinksi homers to give Nashville Sounds 6-5 win over Sacramento River Cats

 

Nashville Extends Season-Long Winning Streak to Five Games

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Jake Smolinski hit a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth inning and Chad Pinder had a perfect night to guide the Nashville Sounds to a thrilling 6-5 win over the Sacramento River Cats in front of 7,407 fans Thursday night at First Tennessee Park.

With the scored tied 5-5 in the bottom of the eighth, Smolinski hit the third pitch of the inning from Steven Okert over the center field wall to give the Sounds (21-19) a 6-5 lead.

The blast came just moments after the River Cats (16-25) plated two runs on three consecutive two-out hits in the top of the inning to even the game.

Nashville Sounds Baseball.

Nashville Sounds Baseball.

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Oklahoma takes pair from APSU Governors Thursday

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team opened its final home weekend of 2016 by dropping both ends of a doubleheader to Big 12 Conference foe Oklahoma, 11-3 and 4-1, Thursday at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay (27-20) led just once in the doubleheader grabbing a 2-1 lead in the third inning of the day’s first game.

Austin Peay Baseball drops two games Thursday to Oklahoma Sooners. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball drops two games Thursday to Oklahoma Sooners. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee National Guard has successful start of Tennessee Maneuvers 2016

 

Written by Maj. Darrin Haas
Tennessee National Guard Joint Public Affairs Office

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – Maj. Gen. Terry “Max” Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, declared that the opening exercise for Tennessee Maneuvers 2016, the Guard’s largest statewide disaster drill in history, was “a complete success.”

From May 13th-16th, more than 600 Soldiers and 20 units from Tullahoma’s 30th Troop Command completed a series of grueling disaster preparedness exercises throughout Middle Tennessee testing the Guard’s ability to provide military assistance in the event of a catastrophic emergency. Soldiers worked alongside many state and local emergency agencies designed to test the abilities of all involved.

Soldiers of the Tennessee Army National Guard work with a Tennessee State Park Ranger to prepare a crash victim for extraction and transport to an area hospital. This was one of multiple simulated events as part of Tennessee Maneuvers 2016. (Clint Derryberry with Maury County Search and Rescue)

Soldiers of the Tennessee Army National Guard work with a Tennessee State Park Ranger to prepare a crash victim for extraction and transport to an area hospital. This was one of multiple simulated events as part of Tennessee Maneuvers 2016. (Clint Derryberry with Maury County Search and Rescue)

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Gospel Concert with Lydia Walker at Heart & Soul Church

 

Lydia WalkerClarksville, TN – Local singer/songwriter and worship leader Lydia Walker will be the featured musical artist for a gospel concert at Heart & Soul Church in downtown Clarksville.

The concert will be held on Sunday, May 22nd at 6:00pm. Heart & Soul Church is located at 334 Union Street.

Local singer/songwriter and worship leader Lydia Walker

Local singer/songwriter and worship leader Lydia Walker

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APSU’s Chris Horton named Tennessee Sports Writers Association College Player of the Year

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University star senior center Chris Horton, who led the Govs to an improbable Ohio Valley Conference tourney title and NCAA tournament appearance, was voted the Men’s College Basketball Player of the Year by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association for the 2015-16 season, as announced by the organization Thursday.

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Clarksville Montgomery County area TDOT Maintenance Work starting May 20th, 2016

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reports that on Friday May 20th, from 8:00pm through Monday May 23rd, 3:00am, I-24 will be closed in both directions, for texture coating, milling, paving, replacing barrier walls, and installing pavement markers.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Joint Proclamation for National Safe Boating Week May 21st-27th, 2016

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – A National Safe Boating Week Proclamation signed May 3rd, 2016, by Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, and City of Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan declared May 21st-27th, 2016 as National Safe Boating Week.

As the busy season of water activities begins and the public participates in many water based recreational activities, the United States Coast Guard and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary promotes public awareness of the important items every boater should realize about boating safety.

(L to R) Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, Diane Gilman, USCG Auxiliary Flotilla Commander, William Welty, USCG Auxiliary Vice Flotilla Commander 082-11-07 Clarksville/Fort Campbell and City of Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan.

(L to R) Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, Diane Gilman, USCG Auxiliary Flotilla Commander, William Welty, USCG Auxiliary Vice Flotilla Commander 082-11-07 Clarksville/Fort Campbell and City of Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan.

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Heavy Rain possible Friday for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Nashville reports a deep moisture will surge into Clarksville-Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee ahead of an approaching trough tonight with showers breaking out after midnight.

On Friday, widespread rain and isolated thunderstorms expected may produce heavy rainfall and possibly 1 to 2 inches of rain.

Isolated minor flooding may occur later in the day.

1 to 2 inches of heavy rainfall possible for Clarksville-Montgomery County, Friday.

1 to 2 inches of heavy rainfall possible for Clarksville-Montgomery County, Friday.

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Austin Peay State University student Paul Watkins pursues research on hybrid of math, art

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – There are mathematicians and there are artists, and then there is the rare breed that find a way to merge two of the most seemingly disparate fields of study imaginable.

Austin Peay State University math major Paul Watkins does not resemble the “traditional” math student – with long hair and an even longer beard, Watkins looks more like the type who would be at home in an art studio.

APSU student Paul Watkins. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

APSU student Paul Watkins. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

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“SHREK The Musical JR.” at the Roxy Regional Theatre, May 20th – June 11th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Once upon a time in a faraway swamp, there lived a green ogre who one day found his home overrun by a group of banished fairytale misfits.  Thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey to rescue a feisty princess.

The Roxy Regional School of the Arts presents an irreverently fun adventure for the entire family with “SHREK the Musical JR.” at the Roxy Regional Theatre, May 20th through June 11th.

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and the book by William Steig, “SHREK The Musical JR.” is directed and choreographed by Tom Thayer, with additional choreography by Emily Rourke and music direction by Lacey Connell.

(L to R): Truman Jepson as Lord Farquaad, Allison Ferebee as Princess Fiona, Patrick Long as Shrek and Riley Jenkins as Donkey.

(L to R): Truman Jepson as Lord Farquaad, Allison Ferebee as Princess Fiona, Patrick Long as Shrek and Riley Jenkins as Donkey.

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