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Oklahoma City Dodgers slay Nashville Sounds, 16-1

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Oklahoma City Dodgers rolled over the Nashville Sounds Tuesday night 16-1 at First Tennessee Park.

Oklahoma City hitters launched five home runs off Nashville pitching, including four off starter Austin Bibens-Dirkx. Trouble started in the first inning when Bibens-Dirkx walked the first three batters of the game. DJ Peters knocked in two runs with a base hit up the middle and Kyle Garlick hit the first home run of the night – a two-run shot to right-center to make it 4-0.

The Dodgers powered up again in the second with back-to-back home runs. Gavin Lux drilled a two-run blast to right-center and Will Smith followed with a solo homer to extend the lead to 7-0.

Nashville Sounds Pitchers Allow Five Home Runs in Setback against Oklahoma City Dodgers. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Pitchers Allow Five Home Runs in Setback against Oklahoma City Dodgers. (Nashville Sounds)

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TBI arrests Keith Allen of Ashland City for Murdering Girlfriend

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationCheatham County, TN – A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation investigation by Special Agents and investigators with the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrest of an Ashland City man for the death of his girlfriend over the weekend.

At the request of 23rd District Attorney General Ray Crouch, on Sunday morning, TBI Agents joined Cheatham County deputies in investigating the death of a female at 1188 Valley View Road in Cheatham County. Keith Allen, who also lived at that address, had contacted officials to report the death.

Keith Allen

Keith Allen

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Senators Marsha Blackburn, Gary Peters Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Veterans’ Caregiver Program

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) introduced Transparency and Effective Accountability Measures for (TEAM) Veteran Caregivers Act to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) caregiver program. The Senators serve together on the Armed Services Committee, and Senator Blackburn serves on the Veterans Affairs Committee.

According to recent reports, caregivers and veterans have been arbitrarily discharged or downgraded from the program, with benefits subsequently revoked or reduced.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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APSU Men’s Basketball adds Former Texas Tech player, staffer Darryl Dora to coaching staff

 

APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TNMatt Figger was coming in off a Final Four run as an assistant at South Carolina in 2017 when became the Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball head coach.

To round out his staff for the 2019-20 Governors, Figger is turning to a man who was a graduate assistant for the 2019 NCAA Tournament runners-up at Texas Tech in Darryl Dora, who joined the Govs last week following Dalonte Hill’s departure.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball adds Darryl Dora to coaching staff. (APSU)

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TWRA reminds hunters of Adjustments made for August 3rd Handheld Duck Blind Drawings

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) wants to remind waterfowl hunters of adjustments that have been made for the August 3rd, 2019 handheld duck blind drawings to be conducted at 10 locations.

On-site registrations for individuals will be conducted in the traditional format from 7:00am-10:00am. There will be a two-stage drawing.

TWRA Handheld Duck Blind Drawings set for August 3rd.

TWRA Handheld Duck Blind Drawings set for August 3rd.

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Austin Peay State University’s Michael Dickins creating own work, championing others

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – For a moment, it sounded as if someone was trapped deep inside the metal barrel. This unnerving feeling grew more intense as gallery visitors walked toward the rusty drum.

It looked like a normal barrel, used to collect garbage or – for the more desperate – to build a fire on an icy winter night, but once visitors peered inside, they heard flat, unemotional voices offering up “thoughts and prayers.”

Michael Dickins is director of galleries at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

Michael Dickins is director of galleries at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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TBI arrests David Dover from Woodlawn for Accessory, Tampering with Evidence

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationStewart County, TN – A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation investigation by TBI Special Agents and investigators with the Stewart County Sheriff’s Office and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrest of a Woodlawn man on charges of accessory after the fact and tampering with evidence.

At the request of 23rd District Attorney General Ray Crouch, on September 23rd, 2018, TBI Agents and Sheriffs’ deputies began investigating a homicide that had occurred that day on Rorie Hollow Road in Indian Mound.

David Dover

David Dover

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City of Clarksville’s Step Challenge inspires healthy competition

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – City of Clarksville employees logged 50,867,057 steps, as part of a step challenge issued earlier in the year After two months of taking the stairs, parking on the far side of the parking lot and counting every step taken.

The City’s new Wellness Committee issued the Step Challenge to all City employees at the end of April.

City of Clarksville Wellness Committee aims to create lifestyle changes.

City of Clarksville Wellness Committee aims to create lifestyle changes.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to hold Rally on the Cumberland on August 3rd

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – On Saturday, August 3rd, 2019, the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department will be holding the seventh Rally on the Cumberland at 8:00am.

The race will at the Montgomery County Conservation Club and end at the Liberty Park boat ramp.

Paddle for fun at Clarksville Parks and Recreation's Rally on the Cumberland.

Paddle for fun at Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Rally on the Cumberland.

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Austin Peay State University Summer Commencement speaker to be Circuit Court Judge Kathryn Olita

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Friday, August 9th, 2019, the Austin Peay State University summer Commencement keynote address will be given by Circuit Court Judge Kathryn Olita, 19th Judicial District, at 2:00pm in the APSU Dunn Center.

Olita, a Clarksville-native, attended Northeast High School and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Austin Peay Summer Commencement speaker to be Circuit Court Judge Kathryn Olita. (APSU)

Austin Peay Summer Commencement speaker to be Circuit Court Judge Kathryn Olita. (APSU)

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