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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Promotes May as Building Safety Month

 

National Campaign Brings Awareness to Life-Saving Capabilities of Building Codes

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – As the prevalence of new construction continues to increase across the Volunteer State, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has declared May 2018 as Building Safety Month to increase public awareness of the critical role building codes play in ensuring fire and life safety.

The International Code Council (ICC) created Building Safety Month 38 years ago to reinforce the importance of code adoption and celebrate the victories of building codes in saving lives during disasters. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is proud to join Governor Haslam and the ICC in promoting the annual campaign.

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Nashville Sounds fall to Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 8-1

 

Nashville Sounds

Nashville SoundsColorado Springs, CO – The Colorado Springs Sky Sox jumped on the Nashville Sounds early and cruised to an 8-1 win at Security Service Field Wednesday afternoon.

Sky Sox catcher Jacob Nottingham set the tone when the launched a three-run homer off Sounds’ starter Eric Jokisch in the bottom of the first inning. The blast came right after a fielding error by Franklin Barreto and a free pass issued by Jokisch. 

The deficit grew to 4-0 in the second when right fielder Nate Orf singled in Keon Broxton. Orf went 4-for-5 on the day and has nine hits through the first three games of the series.

Nashville Sounds Fall to 4-10 Away from First Tennessee Park. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Fall to 4-10 Away from First Tennessee Park. (Nashville Sounds)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital receives visit from USO Special Delivery pregnancy and parenting author

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – It was NOT what patients were expecting during their visit to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital April 25th, 2018. Best-selling author of pregnancy and parenting “What to Expect” book series, Heidi Murkoff visited new and expecting mothers at the hospital in conjunction with her USO Special Delivery Baby Shower on Fort Campbell.

“We are celebrating military moms-to-be and military moms who are having their babies and who may be far from their family and friends and network of support. So this is our way of celebrating them and appreciating them,” said Murkoff.

Best-selling author of the What to Expect series, Heidi Murkoff, signs a copy of her book What to Expect When Expecting for Spc. Savannah Tuepker, a participant at an orientation session for active-duty Soldiers at the Women's Health Clinic at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, April 25th. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Best-selling author of the What to Expect series, Heidi Murkoff, signs a copy of her book What to Expect When Expecting for Spc. Savannah Tuepker, a participant at an orientation session for active-duty Soldiers at the Women’s Health Clinic at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, April 25th. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Austin Peay State University Softball’s Morgan Rackel receives two more Honors

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

APSU SoftballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University softball pitcher Morgan Rackel has added two more weekly honors to join her adidas® OVC Pitcher of the Week accolade, by being named both the collegesportsmadness.com Player of the Week for the conference and the Tennessee Sports Writers College Pitcher of the Week.

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Clarksville’s Queen City Road Race set for this Saturday, May 5th

 

Runners can register for the 5K or One Mile Event

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The 40th Annual Queen City Road Race, scheduled for Saturday, May 5th, 2018 is quickly approaching and there is still time to register in person or online.

Online registration can be completed at www.cityofclarksville.com/parksrec and is available until noon on Friday, May 4th. Participants registering in person may come by the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Office, 102 Public Square, through Friday, May 4th or register on-site at Austin Peay’s Foy Center the morning of Saturday, May 5th.

Queen City Road Race celebrates 40 years

Queen City Road Race celebrates 40 years

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Great American Clean-up event has Hundreds take part

 

Great American Clean-up 2018

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – On Saturday, April 28th, 2018 more than 400 people came out to the annual Clarksville-Montgomery County Great American Clean-up event. Participants cleaned up litter in various areas of the community from the industrial park to downtown.

The event is promoted through the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce and organized through Bi-County Solid Waste Management.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett speaks to the volunteers on the Historic Courthouse stairs before clean-up efforts began.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett speaks to the volunteers on the Historic Courthouse stairs before clean-up efforts began.

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Austin Peay State University Cheerleading Team announces Tryout Dates

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

APSU CheerleadingClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s Cheerleading Team has announced the dates of its official audition dates for the 2018-19 team.

Coach Shandy Ellis-Brown will host official auditions for the 2018-19 team over three days – May 4th-6th – at the Memorial Health Building (The Red Barn). This event will select the members of the APSU Cheerleading Team for the 2018-19 season.

Austin Peay Cheerleading Team to hold tryouts May 4th-6th at the Red Barn. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Cheerleading Team to hold tryouts May 4th-6th at the Red Barn. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan announces Budget Presentations for 2019

 

Public invited to see highlights from City of Clarksville Departments

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is committed to an open and transparent budget process and encourages citizens to attend a series of budget presentations May 7th-10th, 2018.

City of Clarksville Departments will present their budget highlights to the Mayor, which then will be considered as she prepares her full Fiscal Year 2019 budget proposal to be presented to the City Council. 

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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101st Airborne Division Combat Engineers heighten defensive skills with counter-mobility training

 

Written by Pfc. Beverly Mejia
40th Public Affairs Detachment

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

Fort Campbell, KY – Bright and early on a cool April morning at 5:00am, 101st Airborne Division soldiers were called out to their company; they are told to arrive promptly in uniform, with their gear fully packed, ready and set to go.

Spring is the time for renewal and beginning, for these soldiers, it will be the beginning of training once more.

Today, they will endure miles of foot marching followed by hours of intense training out in the hot wood-lines of Fort Campbell.

Pvt. Brandon Lehner, Spc. Zachary Cockrell and Sgt. Jose Acosta from 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) drive pickets into the ground with a picket pounder during a platoon counter-mobility training event, April 18 on Fort Campbell, KY. During this training the soldiers familiarize themselves on how to construct a Triple Strand Concertina Wire Obstacle. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Beverly Roxane Mejia, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Pvt. Brandon Lehner, Spc. Zachary Cockrell and Sgt. Jose Acosta from 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) drive pickets into the ground with a picket pounder during a platoon counter-mobility training event, April 18 on Fort Campbell, KY. During this training the soldiers familiarize themselves on how to construct a Triple Strand Concertina Wire Obstacle. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Beverly Roxane Mejia, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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American Heart Association reports Higher Blood Pressure before Pregnancy may Increase Miscarriage Risk

 

Hypertension Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Elevated blood pressure before becoming pregnant and early in pregnancy may increase the risk of pregnancy loss, even if the woman doesn’t have a hypertension diagnosis, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.

“Elevated blood pressure among young adults is associated with a higher risk of heart disease later in life, and this study suggests it may also have an effect on reproductive health,” said Carrie J. Nobles, Ph.D., lead author of the study and a postdoctoral fellow in the Epidemiology Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) in Bethesda, Maryland.

Women pregnant at age 40 or older face a greater risk of stroke and heart attack later in life than those pregnant at a younger age. (American Heart Association)

Women pregnant at age 40 or older face a greater risk of stroke and heart attack later in life than those pregnant at a younger age. (American Heart Association)

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