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Nashville Sounds fall Saturday night to Memphis Redbirds, 6-1

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Memphis Redbirds evened the four-game series with a 6-1 win over the Nashville Sounds in front of a sellout crowd of 11,193 fans at First Tennessee Park Saturday night.

The night belonged to the men on the mound as starters Daniel Gossett and Luke Weaver dueled throughout their respective outings. Gossett was tagged with the unfortunate loss after allowing a pair of runs on six hits over six innings. The right-hander matched a career-high with 10 strikeouts.

Weaver was just as good and earned his 10th win of the season. The right-hander limited the Sounds to one run on just three hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out five on the night.

Nashville Sounds pitcher Daniel Gossett Takes Tough Loss after Racking up 10 Strikeouts. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds pitcher Daniel Gossett Takes Tough Loss after Racking up 10 Strikeouts. (Nashville Sounds)

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September is Homeschoolers’ Month at LBL’s Homeplace 1850s Farm

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Home educators and students are invited to the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm at Land Between the Lakes during September for Homeschoolers month. Visitors can experience Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic, “Little House in the Big Woods.”

Admission is $5.00 for ages 13 and up and $3.00 for ages 5 to 12 and free for 4 and under.

Land Between the Lakes Homeplace Animals July 2016. Tamworth pigs, a heritage breed at the Homeplace. (Forest Service Staff)

Land Between the Lakes Homeplace Animals July 2016. Tamworth pigs, a heritage breed at the Homeplace. (Forest Service Staff)

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers involved in famous Vietnam photo interviewed for first time since image was taken 49 years ago

 

Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – In April 1968, Associated Press photographer Art Greenspon took a photograph widely considered to be one of the most telling photos of the Vietnam War that is now titled “Help From Above.”

Embedded with the Soldiers of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Greenspon caught the moment after an ambush where Soldiers from the company were moving casualties to a landing zone to be evacuated. Among other honors, the image inspired the poster for the Vietnam War Movie ‘Platoon’ and graces the covers books and front pages of newspapers.

A copy of “Help From Above”, which hangs in the headquarters of 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division(Air Assault). The photo was donated by Art Greenspon to the 101st when he was inducted as an honorary member of the 327th Infantry Regiment in 2014. Greenspon identified the names and positions of the Soldiers in the photo. Sgt. Maj Watson Baldwin stands with his hands raised signaling to a helicopter. Spc. 4 Dallas Brown lays on the ground grimacing in pain. Sgt. Tim Wintenburg, helmetless on the far right, glances back at the camera. (Original Photo by Art Greenspon, Associated Press, April, 1968. U.S Army Photo by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

A copy of “Help From Above”, which hangs in the headquarters of 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division(Air Assault). The photo was donated by Art Greenspon to the 101st when he was inducted as an honorary member of the 327th Infantry Regiment in 2014. Greenspon identified the names and positions of the Soldiers in the photo. Sgt. Maj Watson Baldwin stands with his hands raised signaling to a helicopter. Spc. 4 Dallas Brown lays on the ground grimacing in pain. Sgt. Tim Wintenburg, helmetless on the far right, glances back at the camera. (Original Photo by Art Greenspon, Associated Press, April, 1968. U.S Army Photo by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

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TBI charges Clarksville Man for Murder in 2016 Cheatham County Homicide

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – In an ongoing investigation with the assistance of the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office, Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a Clarksville man in connection to the 2016 homicide of an Ashland City man.

At the request of District Attorney General Ray Crouch, TBI Agents began investigating the death of Calvin Sidney Baggett on April 11th, 2016, shortly after authorities found his body in his Petway Road home.

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NASA gives Five Tips for Photographing Total Solar Eclipse on August 21st

 

Written by Mara Johnson-Groh
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – The total solar eclipse crossing America on August 21st, 2017 will be the first eclipse to march from sea to shining sea in nearly 100 years. This astronomical event is a unique opportunity for scientists studying in the shadow of the Moon, but it’s also a perfect opportunity to capture unforgettable images.

Whether you’re an amateur photographer or a selfie master, try out these tips for photographing the eclipse.  

People watch a partial eclipse in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on March 20, 2015. (Robin Cordiner)

People watch a partial eclipse in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on March 20, 2015. (Robin Cordiner)

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Nashville Sounds to Honor Memory of Jim Fyke with Special Night at First Tennessee Park, August 19th

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds will celebrate the life and service of Jim Fyke, the longtime Nashville Metro government employee and State of Tennessee official, on Saturday, August 19th, 2017, prior to the team’s 7:05pm game against the Iowa Cubs.

Fyke, who passed away on June 20 at the age of 78, spent nearly 40 years working in Nashville’s Metro Parks and Recreation department, including a quarter-century as its director. In addition, Fyke served as state commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for four years under former Governor Phil Bredesen.

Nashville Sounds To Wear FYKE Patch On Home Jerseys Through 2018.

Nashville Sounds To Wear FYKE Patch On Home Jerseys Through 2018.

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Fort Defiance to hold “Leather Tanning” educational event August 19th

 

Friends of Fort Defiance will host free presentation

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Dennis Pulley will present a session about “Leather Tanning” at 1:00pm Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at Clarksville’s Fort Defiance Civil War Park as part of an educational series, Life in the 1800s.

Visitors will be able to view and learn about leather tanning techniques from the 19th century, including information about types of leather and tools used during the tanning process.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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Twelve APSU Governors cross the stage at 2017 Summer Commencement

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Twelve Austin Peay State University student-athletes, alumni and staff participated in Friday’s Summer Commencement exercises at the Dunn Center, bringing Austin Peay’s total for the 2016-17 academic year to 87—a program-record for an academic year.

Austin Peay Athletics has twelve student athletes, alumni and staff take part in Summer 2017 Commencement. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Athletics has twelve student athletes, alumni and staff take part in Summer 2017 Commencement. (APSU Sports Information)

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Course teaches proper Sling Load Inspections at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Marcus Floyd
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell may be where Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division get their air assault prowess, but even professionals can learn more about their craft.

Over the course of five days, more than 40 Soldiers from across Fort Campbell recently participated in the sling load inspector certification course.

“In this course we pretty much teach them the basics of sling load operations,” said Staff Sgt. Michael Davis, a sling load instructor with the aerial delivery and field services department at Fort Lee, Virginia. “We teach them everything from the capabilities of the helicopters, how to rig the loads, how to properly inspect the loads and how to fill out the sling load inspection form.”

Soldiers from across the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) participate in the Sling Load Inspector Certification Course at Fort Campbell, Ky. More than 40 Soldiers participated in the SLICC course. (Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

Soldiers from across the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) participate in the Sling Load Inspector Certification Course at Fort Campbell, Ky. More than 40 Soldiers participated in the SLICC course. (Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

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APSU Football to hold Second Saturday Scrimmage today

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU FootballClarksville, TN – Week Three of Austin Peay State University football’s preseason camp will begin with a 2:00pm, Saturday, August 12th, 2017 scrimmage at Fortera Stadium.

After holding their first scrimmage last week, the Governors will ramp up the reps given to the first-teamers this Saturday with the regular season now just 20 days away.

Austin Peay Governors Football to hodl their second scrimmage today at 2:00pm at Fortera Stadium. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors Football to hodl their second scrimmage today at 2:00pm at Fortera Stadium. (APSU Sports Information)

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