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APSU Softball defeats Tennessee State, finishes 2nd in OVC

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU SoftballNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU)’s softball team held off a scrappy Tennessee State squad, Sunday, May 6th at Tiger Field, as Govs closed their regular-season schedule with an 8-5 Ohio Valley Conference victory to end the season with a school record 11-game win streak.

The Govs (36-15, 17-4 OVC) and Tigers (4-48, 1-20 OVC) has the second game of the doubleheader called in the top of the third inning, with APSU leading 4-1, due to thunder storms.

Austin Peay Softball outfielder Kacy Acree hit her seventh home run of the year in Govs 4-1 win over Tennessee State, Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball outfielder Kacy Acree hit her seventh home run of the year in Govs 4-1 win over Tennessee State, Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Nashville Sounds get 8-2 win over Memphis Redbirds Sunday

 

Nashville Sounds

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Franklin Barreto hit a pair of home runs and Kendall Graveman put together a solid outing in the Nashville Sounds’ 8-2 win over the Memphis Redbirds in front of a sellout crowd of 10,712 Sunday afternoon at First Tennessee Park.

Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the third, Barreto lined a two-out, two-run single to left field to give the Sounds a 2-1 lead. Anthony Garcia pitched in and followed with a run-scoring base hit to extend the lead to 3-1.

The Sounds never trailed again as the offense kept churning while Graveman held down Memphis. The right-hander allowed two runs over 6 1/3 innings and picked up his first win of the season.

Nashville Sounds Second Baseman Franklin Barreto Belts a Pair of Home Runs and Knocks in Five, Sunday. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Second Baseman Franklin Barreto Belts a Pair of Home Runs and Knocks in Five, Sunday. (Nashville Sounds)

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Austin Peay State University Baseball fall behind early in 12-7 loss to SIU Edwardsville

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

APSU BaseballEdwardsville, IL – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team fell behind early and could not catch up, dropping the final game of its Ohio Valley Conference series against SIU Edwardsville, 12-7, Sunday afternoon at Simmons Baseball Complex.

Austin Peay (28-20, 17-10 OVC) scored the game’s first run as shortstop Garrett Kueber hit his third home run of the season for an early 1-0 lead.

Austin Peay Baseball loses to SIU Edwardsville 12-4 Sunday at Simmons Baseball Complex. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball loses to SIU Edwardsville 12-4 Sunday at Simmons Baseball Complex. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville Police report Airplane lands and Crashes through Fence at Clarksville Regional Airport

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police report a Cessna 182 crashed on landing at the Clarksville Regional Airport about 3:30pm Sunday, May 6th, 2018.

The aircraft touched down, went through the perimeter fence and came to rest on the shoulder of Outlaw Field Road, blocking one lane of traffic.

Initial reports are that the pilot was the only occupant.

According to Clarksville Police, an Aircraft landed at Clarksville Regional Airport Sunday afternoon and then crashed through the perimeter fence.

According to Clarksville Police, an Aircraft landed at Clarksville Regional Airport Sunday afternoon and then crashed through the perimeter fence.

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Hilltop Supermarket’s 3rd annual Dwayne Byard Memorial BBQ Cook Off a great success despite rain

 

Hilltop SupermarketClarksville, TN – It might have been raining, but spirits were high at Hilltop Supermarket’s 3rd annual Dwayne Byard Memorial BBQ Cook Off.

The cook off was held in honor of Dwayne Byard who past away three years ago. Proceeds from the event went towards a scholarship fund for Dwayne’s grandchildren.

Seventeen teams competed for trophies and cash prizes. There was BBQ, ribs and more for sale.

(L to R) Bubba Burchett and Ricky Thomas with RT-Que won Grand Champion at Hilltop Supermarket's 3rd annual Dwayne Byard Memorial BBQ Cook Off, Saturday.

(L to R) Bubba Burchett and Ricky Thomas with RT-Que won Grand Champion at Hilltop Supermarket’s 3rd annual Dwayne Byard Memorial BBQ Cook Off, Saturday.

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation looking for Missing Endangered Child, Kalynn Turnbow

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – A Tennessee Statewide Endangered Child Alert has been issued by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on behalf of the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office for 4 year-old Kalynn Turnbow.

She is a white female, with brown hair, brown eyes, 3’05”, and 30 pounds. Kalynn was last seen on April 4th, 2018 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee for treatment to a broken leg and was in the company of Jason Bradford a 44 year-old white male with brown hair, brown eyes, 6’01”, and 198 pounds.

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Clarksville Gas and Water announces Sewer Lateral and Main Line Rehabilitation Work Schedule for May 7th-11th, 2018

 

Clarksville Gas and Water Department

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water sewer lateral and main line rehabilitation work will done on the following roads the week of May 7th-11th, 2018.

Unfinished work will be added to the following week’s schedule.

Clarksville Gas and Water Department Administration and Engineering

Clarksville Gas and Water Department Administration and Engineering

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System awarded 1.6 million for Voluntary Pre-K program by Tennessee Department of Education

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that 18,320 students in 916 classrooms across the state will benefit from the Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) program in the 2018-19 school year. Nearly 95 percent of districts in Tennessee will receive VPK funding designed to serve 4-year-olds who are at-risk and those in high-priority communities.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System awarded $1,592,583.88 for 17 Voluntary Pre-K Classrooms in 2018-19.

Nearly All Tennessee Districts Awarded Funding to Support Excellent Voluntary Pre-K Programs.

Nearly All Tennessee Districts Awarded Funding to Support Excellent Voluntary Pre-K Programs.

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Dodging the Roadkill: Blessed Again

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – The annual Blessing of the Bikes was this weekend at the Bald Knob Cross of Peace.  Located in Alto Pass Illinois, this year’s event drew thousands of bikers who came to the foot of this magnificent symbol of hope to receive a personal blessing.

Sponsored by the Christian Motorcycle Association, bikers came from all over the country to make the trek to the cross and support the work of this organization.

There’s nothing quite like rounding that last corner and throttling up the hill to this structure, and seeing it for the first time. 

Blessing Of The Bikes

Blessing Of The Bikes

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NASA’s InSight Mars Lander launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base Saturday morning

 

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NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – NASA’s Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission is on a 300-million-mile (483-million-kilometer) trip to Mars to study for the first time what lies deep beneath the surface of the Red Planet. InSight launched at 4:05am PDT (6:05am CDT) Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

“The United States continues to lead the way to Mars with this next exciting mission to study the Red Planet’s core and geological processes,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.

The NASA InSight spacecraft launches onboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas-V rocket, Saturday, May 5, 2018, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is a Mars lander designed to study the "inner space" of Mars: its crust, mantle, and core. (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

The NASA InSight spacecraft launches onboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas-V rocket, Saturday, May 5, 2018, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is a Mars lander designed to study the “inner space” of Mars: its crust, mantle, and core. (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

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