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Nashville Sounds defeat Oklahoma City Dodgers, 4-3

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds hold off a late Oklahoma City Dodgers rally for a 4-3 win Monday night at First Tennessee Park. Sounds’ left-handed pitcher Joe Palumbo matched a season-high with 10 strikeouts and limited the Dodgers to one unearned run to lead Nashville to victory.

It was Palumbo’s first start at First Tennessee Park. He joined Nashville on the recent road trip after spending most of his season with Double-A Frisco.

Nashville Sounds Southpaw Joe Palumbo Strikes Out 10 in First Tennessee Park Debut. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Southpaw Joe Palumbo Strikes Out 10 in First Tennessee Park Debut. (Nashville Sounds)

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Marsha Blackburn Joins Schumer, Cotton, Colleagues to Announce Senate Passage of Fentanyl Sanctions Act

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) in announcing the passage of the Fentanyl Sanctions Act as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, which passed the Senate yesterday by a vote of 86-8.

The Fentanyl Sanctions Act would hold China and other countries accountable for their commitments to crack down on producers and traffickers of fentanyl and other deadly synthetic opioids, pushing China’s government to honor their commitment to enforce new laws declaring all fentanyl derivatives illegal.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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City of Clarksville offices will be closed July 4th for Independence Day

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – On Thursday, July 4th, 2019, City of Clarksville Offices will be closed in observance Independence Day.

City Public Safety departments will be on duty as usual and all essential City services will continue.

Clarksville Transit System buses will not run on Independence Day

Clarksville Transit System buses will not run on Independence Day

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s transition to Defense Health Agency eyed by Army Leaders

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – On June 25th, 2019, the commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, General Michael X. Garrett, visited Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) to discuss how the hospital’s transition to the Defense Health Agency will impact Soldier medical readiness on Fort Campbell and medical care for service members, retirees and family members enrolled at the facility.

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 called for transitioning the management of the three separate military health systems of the Army, Navy and Air Force to one, managed by a single Defense Health Agency. Blanchfield’s transition from an Army Medicine managed facility to DHA is scheduled for October 1st.

Col. Patrick T. Birchfield, center, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Earle, right, welcome Gen. Michael X. Garrett, U.S. Army Forces Command commander, to the hospital, June 25. (U.S. Army photo by David Gillespie)

Col. Patrick T. Birchfield, center, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Earle, right, welcome Gen. Michael X. Garrett, U.S. Army Forces Command commander, to the hospital, June 25. (U.S. Army photo by David Gillespie)

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Roxy Regional Theatre presents the comedy “Charley’s Aunt”, July 12th – 27th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The delightfully nutty British farce “Charley’s Aunt” opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Friday, July 12th, at 8:00pm, complete with young lovers, mistaken identity, eccentric characters and lots of hilarious twists and turns along the way.

Fans of Oscar Wilde’s comedies and the British sitcom Fawlty Towers — and those who simply love to laugh — will not want to miss the latest entertainment offering coming to the corner of Franklin Street and First Street in Historic Downtown Clarksville.

Ryan Bowie, Bryan Plummer and Ian Alexander Erbe star in "Charley's Aunt" at the Roxy Regional Theatre, July 12th - July 27th.

Ryan Bowie, Bryan Plummer and Ian Alexander Erbe star in “Charley’s Aunt” at the Roxy Regional Theatre, July 12th – July 27th.

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Four Generals Who Help Austin Peay State University Excel

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Austin Peay State University (APSU) was visited by outgoing Tennessee Governor Bill  Haslam, Haslam asked the school’s Board of Trustees what he should tell his successor about the University. Don Jenkins, a trustee, immediately mentioned Austin Peay’s military focus.

APSU President Alisa White (center) stands with Scott Brower, Gary Luck, Robin Mealer and Ronald Bailey, four retired generals now working for Austin Peay State University.

APSU President Alisa White (center) stands with Scott Brower, Gary Luck, Robin Mealer and Ronald Bailey, four retired generals now working for Austin Peay State University.

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Clarksville Transit System celebrates Independence Day with Free Rides July 3rd

 

Clarksville Transit SystemClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Transit System (CTS) will be offering free rides all day on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019, in celebration of Independence Day.

CTS wants to provide passengers an opportunity to get their Independence Day shopping done and enjoy a free ride on the City of Clarksville.

Clarksville Transit System Patrons ride free Wednesday, July 3rd.

Clarksville Transit System Patrons ride free Wednesday, July 3rd.

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Habitat ReStore, Art for Hearts to host Free Community Art Classes in July

 

Montgomery County Habitat RestoreClarksville, TN – In July, the first in a series of free community art classes will be presented by Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Art for Hearts.

These events will feature local artists leading participants in a painting project on the theme, “Turning Junk into Something Useful”.

On July 13th, Susie Yonkers will teach painting old cd’s in the mandala style.

On July 13th, Susie Yonkers will teach painting old cd’s in the mandala style.

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum July 2019 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in July at the Museum are: The Art of Peggy Bonnington, The Eagle Has Landed, The Mysterious Captain Weems, Remembering D-Day: 75th Anniversary, Here Comes the Bride, Sunday Family Fun Learning Day.

The Eagle Has Landed - Celebrating Apollo’s 50th Anniversary exhibit at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

The Eagle Has Landed – Celebrating Apollo’s 50th Anniversary exhibit at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

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Instant Peay Play: Eleven former APSU Govs continue to shine in pro baseball leagues as MLB All-Star week approaches

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With one week to go before Major League Baseball takes a pause for its annual mid-season All-Start Game, 11 former Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball players are still getting it done on pro baseball fields around America and in international leagues.

Currently, two former Govs pitchers Shawn Kelley (Texas Rangers) and Ryne Harper (Minnesota Twins) are on MLB rosters, with Kelley leading the team with 11 saves — as the team’s closer – while also having three wins in five decisions and a 2.79 ERA, while Harper has made the most of his first action in the majors in posting a 3-1 record with a save and a 2.97 ERA as a set-up man out of the bullpen.

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Shawn Kelley (27) throws against the Cleveland Indians during the ninth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports)

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Shawn Kelley (27) throws against the Cleveland Indians during the ninth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports)

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