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"I think it's pretty cool some of my friends are playing on TV," said
The 4th grader is talking about the Little League team from
Goodlettsvile that's currently storming its way through the Little
League World Series.
The team plays a crucial game Wednesday night against a team from San
Matt Guthrie's Ace Hardware store is among several businesses in
Goodlettsville who have signs out front cheering the team on.
"A lot of the parents shop here and the coaches shop here so that makes
it more exciting," said Guthrie.
You might be surprised who else will be watching closing.
Nashville Fire Fighters like Jay Servais have become some of the team's
"We've been glued to the TV everytime it's on and cheering. Seeing grown
men stand up and yell for these little guys doing it., it's pretty big,"
The reason why is that the Fire Department has several connections
within the team.
Head Coach Joey Hale is a fire fighter and his father, the assistant
coach, is retired fire fighter Jerry Hale.
It doesn't end there either.
One of the player's father is a Nashville Fire Department Assistant
Chief and the Vice President of the Goodlettsville Little League is a
That's why when the team takes the field Thursday expect to see plenty
of fire fighters watching and hoping they don't see a repeat of what
happened two games ago.
"The alarm goes off and of course we're like ahhh but we've gotta go so
we're out the door and did our business and got back," said Servais.
Wednesday, August 22 2012, 03:37 AM CDT
Trial begins in international custody case
May 21, 2013 08:06 GMT
By SHEILA BURKE Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A trial begins Tuesday that could determine which country will decide the fate of 13-year-old twin boys at the center of an international custody battle that extends from Eastern Europe to Middle Tennessee.
The boys are American citizens who were born in Texas but have spent the majority of their lives in Hungary. Their father is an American citizen with family in the Cottontown community of Sumner County. Their mother, a Romanian national, has invoked an international treaty claiming the children are being wrongfully retained in Tennessee by their father.
The boys came to Tennessee last year to visit their paternal grandparents in Sumner County for the summer. The father, who was supposed to bring them back to Europe, stayed in the U.S. and filed for divorce.
Asia stocks fall
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stock markets fell today as investors waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve to telegraph what it plans to do next with its economic stimulus program.
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.