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Cookeville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today signed the Focus On College and University Success (FOCUS) Act at a ceremony on the campus of Tennessee Technological University.
The legislation organizes and empowers Tennessee’s public colleges and universities to increase student success and the number of Tennesseans with a postsecondary credential.
Daniel Mengden’s Scoreless Innings Streak Ends At 19
Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Cubs rallied in the bottom of the ninth to score two on a walk-off double by Albert Almora to take game four from the Sounds 3-2 at Principal Park Friday night.
J.B. Wendelken came on in the ninth inning to try to preserve a 2-1 lead for the Sounds. Wendelken had the Cubs down to their final out before issuing back-to-back walks to Dan Vogelbach and Taylor Davis.
Arismendy Alcantara came on to pinch run for Vogelbach and advanced to third on an errant throw from Sounds catcher Brian Anderson. With runners on first and third, Almora sent a two-out two-run double to left field and the Cubs took the 3-2 win.
Renato Nunez Hit Controversial Slam in 6th Inning
Des Moines, IA – An inside-the-park grand slam by Renato Nunez in the top of the sixth pushed the Nashville Sounds past the Iowa Cubs 7-2 at Principal Park Thursday afternoon.
Matt Olson, Joey Wendle and Max Muncy drew walks in the sixth to set up Nunez with the bases loaded and two outs. On a 2-0 pitch from Jean Machi, Nunez hit a fly ball that ricocheted off the left field fence and was lodged under the wall. Cubs left fielder John Andreoli put his hands up to signal a dead ball, but the umpire ruled the ball was not stuck. Nunez never stopped running and was credited with an inside-the-park grand slam.
Nashville Loses Eighth One-Run Game of the Season
Nashville, TN – Arismendy Alcantara hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning to send the Iowa Cubs to a 2-1 win over the Nashville Sounds in front of 4,657 fans Tuesday night at First Tennessee Park.
The home run was off of Nashville starter Chris Smith who was charged with a tough loss. Alcantara had a runner aboard thanks to a lead-off single by Dan Vogelbach to start the inning.
Smith and Iowa starter Ryan Williams exchanged zeroes for the first four innings. Nashville got to Williams in the fifth when Bruce Maxwell came through with a two-out single that plated Rangel Ravelo from second.
Right-hander Tosses Six Shutout Innings in Triple-A Debut
Nashville, TN – A stellar Triple-A debut from pitcher Daniel Mengden and a big game at the plate from Renato Nunez pushed the Nashville Sounds to a 5-1 win over the Iowa Cubs Monday night in front of 4,144 fans at First Tennessee Park.
Mengden, freshly promoted from Double-A Midland, tossed six shutout innings. In five total starts in 2016, he has not allowed any runs in four of them. He scattered five hits, walked a pair and struck out four in the win.
The right-hander got help from a number of Sounds in the lineup, but none more than Nunez. The third baseman went 3-for-4 with a home run, triple and two runs knocked in.
FOCUS Act Passes Tennessee General Assembly, Heads to Governor’s Desk
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam praised passage of the Focus On College and University Success (FOCUS) Act, legislation that organizes and empowers Tennessee’s public colleges and universities to increase student success and the number of Tennesseans with a postsecondary credential.
Monday night, the Senate passed the FOCUS Act 31-1, and with the bill having passed the House in March, the legislation is now on its way to the governor’s desk.
Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts
“#SayDyslexia” Bill passes House and Senate committees
Nashville, TN – Several bills sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) moved along in committees last week. This is a general update on the bills and events on the Hill from last week.
House Bill 1410/Senate Bill 1484 – (Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) is scheduled for the final House Local Government Sub Committee on March 30th. This legislation will repeal the “Save our Property Tax Relief” legislation, Public Chapter 481, which passed last year. Public Chapter 481 made changes to the disabled veterans, senior citizens and disabled citizen property tax relief program.
Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts
“Say Dyslexia” bill to be heard in the House and Senate committees
Nashville, TN – Several bills sponsored by Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) moved along in committees last week. This is a general update on the bills and events on the Hill from last week.
House Bill 1513/Senate Bill 1658 (Senator Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville) is a proposal from the Tennessee Sheriff’s Association to allow county governments to give to retiring full time deputies their service weapon (pistol) that was carried in the line of duty. This legislation has passed both the House and Senate and is on its way to the Governor.
101st Airborne Division Soldiers act as Opposing Force to help Army Reserve enhance their individual skills
Written by Maj. Sean Casey
Fort A.P. Hill, VA – Soldiers from the 78th Training Division and 101st Airborne Division join together to act as the Opposing Force (OPFOR) helping facilitate the 78th Training Division’s Warrior Exercise (WAREX) “Arctic Lightning” at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, January 10th to January 31st.
Sunlight breaks through the upper canopy of the tree line bringing a glimpse of physical comfort to January’s frigid early morning moments before the OPFOR soldier breaks the silence and initiates his attack.
Nashville, TN – In a move that could save many Tennessee lives, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam recently signed the “Carmen Burnette Act of 2012” into law in the presence of volunteers, the Burnette family, and Cookeville, Tennessee EMS.
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