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Nashville Sounds fall to Oklahoma City Dodgers, 4-2

 

Nashville Sounds

Nashville SoundsOklahoma City, OK – The strikeout bug bit the Nashville Sounds Saturday night as they fell to the Oklahoma City Dodgers 4-2. Sounds batters struck out 16 times to set a new season-high.

The Sounds were unable to muster anything offensively against Oklahoma City starter Dennis Santana. The pitching prospect, making his Triple-A debut, mowed through the Sounds lineup, striking out 11 batters in six innings to match a career-high. Santana’s counterpart on the mound, James Naile, took a tough luck loss after tossing his fourth quality start of the season. He allowed three runs but just one was earned in his seven innings of work. Naile retired the final 10 batters he faced.

Nashville Sounds Strike Out a Season-High 16 Times. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Strike Out a Season-High 16 Times. (Nashville Sounds)

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APSU Baseball drops two games to Eastern Illinois, now eyes OVC Tournament

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team will enter the 2018 Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Championship at the No. 5 seed after dropping the final two games of its regular-season ending series against Eastern Illinois, 19-4 and 9-3, Saturday afternoon at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay Baseball loses two games Saturday to Eastern Illinois at Raymond C. Hand Park. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball loses two games Saturday to Eastern Illinois at Raymond C. Hand Park. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee’s Unprecedented Low Unemployment Continues in April

 

Tennessee Unemployment Statewide Remains at 3.4 Percent for the Third Consecutive Month

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today announced that Tennessee’s statewide unemployment rate for April was 3.4 percent, the third consecutive month the rate has held steady.

The seasonally adjusted rate represents 0.6 of a percentage point decrease in unemployment compared to the same time period in 2017.

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Nashville Zoo to hold Zzzoofari Slumber May 26th-27th

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TNEver wonder what Nashville Zoo is like at night? Now’s your chance to find out at Zzzoofari Slumber set for May 26th-27th, 2018.

Join the Zoo for a unique camping experience as you sleep under the stars just a short distance away from the snoozing animals.

Zzzoofari Slumber is an overnight camp session for families and escorted children (recommended for ages 4 – 12).

Nashville Zoo's Zoofari Slumber set for May 26th-27th. (Amiee Stubbs)

Nashville Zoo’s Zoofari Slumber set for May 26th-27th. (Amiee Stubbs)

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Austin Peay State University Football alumnus Kyran Moore signs with CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

APSU FootballRegina, Saskatchewan – Austin Peay State University alumnus Kyran Moore has signed a free agent contract with the Canadian Football League’s Saskatchewan Roughriders, the team announced Thursday.

Moore, an all-purpose standout while with the Governors was a first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference selection last season.

Austin Peay Football alumnus Kyran Moore signs with Canadian Football League's Saskatchewan Roughriders. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football alumnus Kyran Moore signs with Canadian Football League’s Saskatchewan Roughriders. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Movies in the Park kicks off Saturday, May 26th

 

Heritage Park will host Free Movie Screening, Vendors and Fun

Movies in the Park - Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Movies in the Park, Clarksville’s free, outdoor movie series will celebrate its 13th season as it kicks off on Saturday, May 26th, 2018 with the showing of “Wonder Woman” at Heritage Park, 1241 Peachers Mill Road.

Pre-show activities, coordinated by the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department, will begin at 6:30pm.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation's Movies in the Park kicks off the 2018 Season on Saturday, May 26th.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Movies in the Park kicks off the 2018 Season on Saturday, May 26th.

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101st Airborne Division Soldier finds calling in medicine

 

Written by Sgt. Sharifa Newton
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Many people join the Army trying to figure out what to do with themselves and Spc. Anthony Gonzalez was no different.

“I enlisted because I didn’t want to stay home and do nothing,” said Gonzalez, a Fontana, California, native, and a combat medic specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. “I joined because I wanted to find out what I wanted to do with my life.”

Gonzalez joined at the age of 17 after completing high school. He originally wanted to be an AH-64 Apache repairer, but when he went to the recruiting office they did not have an opening.

Spc. Anthony Gonzalez, a Combat Medic Specialist and a Fontana, California, native, with 2nd platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade, poses for a photo during the unit’s Table XV gunnery exercise 9th May at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Sharifa Newton, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Spc. Anthony Gonzalez, a Combat Medic Specialist and a Fontana, California, native, with 2nd platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade, poses for a photo during the unit’s Table XV gunnery exercise 9th May at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Sgt. Sharifa Newton, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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APSU Track and Fields’s Savannah Amato, Tymeitha Tolbert gain regional qualification

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Women's Track and FieldClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University track and field will send a pair of student-athletes to next week’s NCAA East Preliminary in Tampa, Florida, with APSU junior Savannah Amato and sophomore Tymeitha Tolbert scheduled to compete.

This is the seventh year in a row that Austin Peay has had at least one athlete earn regional qualification.

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NASA to launch three CubeSat satellites on next International Space Station resupply mission

 

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – This weekend, when the next cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station lifts off from NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, it will be carrying among its supplies and experiments three cereal box-sized satellites that will be used to test and demonstrate the next generation of Earth-observing technology.

NASA has been increasing its use of CubeSats — small satellites based on several configurations of approximately 4 x 4 x 4-inch cubes — to put new technologies in orbit where they can be tested in the harsh environment of space before being used as part of larger satellite missions or constellations of spacecraft.

The RainCube 6U CubeSat with fully-deployed antenna. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

The RainCube 6U CubeSat with fully-deployed antenna. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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