Des Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds held off a furious rally by the Iowa Cubs to open the unofficial second half of the season with an 8-7 win at Principal Park.
After racing out to a 5-0 lead and holding an 8-2 advantage in the top of the eighth, the Sounds allowed five doubles in the final two innings as the Cubs scored five runs to make it close.
Bruce Maxwell started the scoring with an RBI single in the top of the second inning. Nashville added four runs in the third as Franklin Barreto, Anthony Garcia, Sheldon Neuse and Jorge Mateo had hits.
Tennessee Department of Education
New Drive to 55 Initiative will equip more high school students to transition into high-skilled jobs and postsecondary opportunities in Tennessee after graduation
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen today have unveiled Tennessee Pathways as a part of the Drive to 55, the governor’s initiative to increase the percentage of Tennesseans with postsecondary credentials to 55 percent by the year 2025.
Tennessee Pathways lays the foundation for the Drive to 55 by focusing on students in elementary, middle, and high school to further align K-12 education to opportunities after high school graduation – including industry needs and postsecondary expectations – so students gain the knowledge and experience to move seamlessly into college and the workforce.
APSU Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – A seven-meet schedule awaits Austin Peay State University’s cross country teams when the season opens up in late August, head coach Doug Molnar announced Wednesday.
The season commences August 31st with a trip to Southern Illinois for the Carbondale Opener, SIU’s first attempt at a home meet since 2014.
Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT)
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reports that in Montgomery County the widening of SR 374 (Warfield Boulevard) from South of Dunbar Cave Road to West of Stokes Road will take place Friday, July 13th, 2018 through Wednesday, July 18th, from 9:00am-3:30pm.
There will be intermittent road closures on Warfield Boulevard, between Dunbar Cave Road and Stokes Road, for pre-split blasting. All traffic will be halted during the blasting process until all debris is removed from roadway.
Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)
A great way to start the school year is to have your child prepared.
Tennessee Department of Transportation announces Partial Interstate Closure for I-65/I-40 JCT in Downtown Nashville
Tennessee Department of Transportation
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will temporarily close a small section of Interstate 65 North and one lane of Interstate 40 East along the south loop of downtown Nashville for bridge repairs.
The closure is scheduled for Friday, July 13th, 2018 at 8:00pm through Monday, July 16th at 6:00am.
APSU Men’s Basketball earns National Association of Basketball Coaches’ First Team Academic Excellence honor
APSU Sports Information
Kansas City, MO – Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball team has earned acclaim from the National Association of Basketball Coaches by earning the program’s first Team Academic Excellence honor, given annually to teams that post a 3.0 grade-point average or better during the academic year.
Salt Lake City, UT – Tennessee may be home to some of the highest crime rates in the country, but as the latest FBI report details, it’s also home to safe havens. The database identifies more than twenty cities and towns with violent crime rates that fall below two per 1,000 people.
At the same time, all but three of those cities reported property crime rates below the national average.
APSU Zone 3 Press
Clarksville, TN – Earlier this summer, the essay collection “Flutter Point,” published by Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) Zone 3 Press, was awarded an honorable mention in the 20th annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.
Foreword Reviews, a book review journal focusing on independently published books, announced the winners of its INDIES Book of the Year Awards in June.
American Heart Association reports Gene Editing Technology may improve accuracy of predicting individuals’ Heart Disease Risk
American Heart Association Circulation Journal Report
Dallas, TX – Scientists may now be able to predict whether carrying a specific genetic variant increases a person’s risk for disease using gene editing and stem cell technologies, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.
For the first time, the study demonstrates the unique potential of combining stem cell-based disease modeling (Induced pluripotent stem cells) and CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing technology as a personalized risk-assessment platform for determining the disease-causing ability of a yet undescribed genetic variant, known as a “variant of uncertain significance” or VUS.
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