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State Farm asks: Are Americans “Driving Dumber” in smarter cars?

 

State FarmNashville, TN – State Farm® recently conducted an online survey and found that Americans who drive vehicles with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) or Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), both advanced driver assist features, admit to using their smart phones while driving at significantly higher rates than those without the latest tech.

Drivers with advanced safety tech are taking more risks! (State Farm)

Drivers with advanced safety tech are taking more risks! (State Farm)

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Clarksville Police charge Travis Burkhart with Vehicular Assault

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police (CPD) have charged Travis Burkhart, age 23, with Vehicular Assault after a motorcycle and pickup accident that occurred Saturday, July 20th, 2019 around 10:30pm at intersection of Fort Campbell Boulevard and Concord Drive.

Travis Burkhart was driving a 2008 Dodge pickup south on Fort Campbell Boulevard and attempted to make a left turn to Concord Drive.

Travis Burkhart

Travis Burkhart

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APSU Football’s Kentel Williams, Kyle Anderton named Preseason All-OVC

 

APSU FootballNashville, TN – On Monday, July 22nd, 2019, during OVC Football Media Day, it was announced that Austin Peay State University (APSU) senior running back Kentel Williams and redshirt senior offensive tackle Kyle Anderton were named Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference.

Williams earns his first career Preseason All-OVC selection after being named First-Team All-OVC in 2018 when he led the FCS with a 7.99 yards per carry average.

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Clarksville Police looking for public help in Homicide Investigation

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Sunday, July 21st, 2019, a homicide which occurred in the 1300 block of Givens Lane that Clarksville Police are investigating.

Around 9:00pm, Clarksville Police Officers were called to the area on a shooting already occurred. When officers arrived, they found, Joshua R. Ellis, age 32 who had been shot, laying on the ground.

He was taken by Life flight to a Nashville area hospital where he died on the morning hours of July 22nd.

Clarksville Police are investigating a shooting death that happened in the 1300 block of Givens Lane.

Clarksville Police are investigating a shooting death that happened in the 1300 block of Givens Lane.

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Instant Peay Play: OVC Football Media Day marks unofficial start of fall season for APSU Sports

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With the Ohio Valley Conference Football Media Day taking place in Nashville, TN, July 22nd it marks the unofficial start of fall sports for Austin Peay State University (APSU).

Along with the football team, men’s and women’s cross country, soccer and volleyball will be starting their 2019 season’s over the next month, or so, while baseball softball, men’s and women’s tennis and men’s and women’s golf will be seeing action during their non-traditional season’s during the fall semester.

APSU Football kicks off season at Fortera Stadium against North Carolina Central, August 29th.

APSU Football kicks off season at Fortera Stadium against North Carolina Central, August 29th.

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Iowa Cubs rally to beat Nashville Sounds, 8-4

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds fall to the Iowa Cubs Sunday night at First Tennessee Park 8-4. The Sounds offense only managed four hits in the contest. The game was tied until the top of the sixth inning when the Cubs scored three runs and then scored two more in the ninth.

Matt Davidson took the lead for Nashville in the bottom of the first inning. After Willie Calhoun walked, Davidson hit his long ball over the right-center field wall to give the Sounds a 2-0 advantage early. But Iowa tied the game in the top of the third inning when Erick Castillo hit a two-run double to score Zack Short and Trent Giambrone.

Nashville Sounds Limited to Four Hits Sunday night, Fail to Sweep Iowa Cubs. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Limited to Four Hits Sunday night, Fail to Sweep Iowa Cubs. (Nashville Sounds)

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TDOT announces I-24 Weekend Closure Scheduled for Downtown Nashville

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – A portion of Interstate 24 in downtown Nashville will be temporarily closed by Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews for bridge repair work the weekend of August 2nd.

On Friday, August 2nd at 9:00pm through Monday, August 5th, 2019 at 5:00am, I-24 will be closed on the downtown interstate loop from I-40 at the Silliman Evans bridge to I-65.

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind

 

Open Table NashvilleNashville, TN – My last blog post told the story of my friend Cliff and his campmates and how they had been forced to leave their campsite. That was at the beginning of March and in the time since he was moved from there, he has been forced to move two more times and is being forced out yet again.

Campsite area used by the homeless.

Campsite area used by the homeless.

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Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program will offer New Options for Farmers

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – New options and changes has been announced by the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP) to better assist Tennessee farmers diversifying, expanding, and improving their farming operations.

A recent review of the program aligns with Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s priority of advancing rural economic development. He supports TAEP and understands the value it brings to communities statewide.

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Nashville Sounds come from behind to defeat Iowa Cubs, 7-4

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds crank out three home runs to beat the Iowa Cubs 7-4 Saturday night at First Tennessee Park.

Patrick Wisdom hit a solo blast in the second and Scott Heineman and Nick Solak launched a pair of two-run homers in a four-run bottom of the sixth inning.

Trailing 4-2 in the sixth, Matt Davidson reached on an infield single to spark a rally. Heineman followed and launched a two-run blast to the opposite-field to even the game at 4-4. Andy Ibanez followed and reached on what proved to be a costly error. Solak made the miscue hurt when he belted a two-run homer down the left field line to give the Sounds a 6-4 lead.

Nashville Sounds' Patrick Wisdom, Scott Heineman and Nick Solak Hit Homers in Win over Iowa Cubs. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds’ Patrick Wisdom, Scott Heineman and Nick Solak Hit Homers in Win over Iowa Cubs. (Nashville Sounds)

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