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Record Results

 

John FarmerOn the West side of District we have seen record turnout during the early voting period. Shelby County alone set a new record, 78,899 votes compared to the earlier 24,000 vote record!

August 3rd is just a few days away. I encourage everyone to get out and rally behind your candidates. Get your family, friends, co-workers and people you see at the store out to vote. Together, we can make this election one for the record books.

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Can we trust paperless voting using electronic machines.

 

A Microvote Infinity voting machineWe all know that computers some times have a mind of their own, they are subject to programming errors, software bugs, hackers, viruses, and even random unexplained glitches. You may not have thought about them in this way, but electronic voting machines are also computers. Can we really trust them? «Read the rest of this article»

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Montgomery County Home Sales Remain Strong In Defiance of National Trends

 

Keller Williams RealtyThe Leaf-Chronicle reported the national information that existing home sales were flattening and prices were cooling. Clarksville and Montgomery County are defying this trend!

Nationally, existing home sales declined 1.3 percent from May and were 8.9 percent below June 2005. The median house value was $231,000. The median is a typical market price where half of the homes sold for more and half for less. «Read the rest of this article»

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Barbara M. Brown, I am running for the Montgomery County Commission District 2

 

Barbara Melton BrownThis site is an encouragement to everyone to participate in the electoral process. It is extremely important for all registered voters to VOTE in the county general election.

The County Commission, among other duties, sets the county tax rate and approves the county budget, including the amount spent on education, infrastructure, and public safety. It is also important that commissioners represent the broad spectrum of our community.

In the Montgomery County Commission Race for District 2, I bring a proven record of 29 years of community service. I began with the Cub Scout program at St B where I served as Cubmaster for 6 years and then directed the district day camp program for 2 years. When my sons were in Little League and band, I also supported those programs with volunteer service and leadership. «Read the rest of this article»


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway Dedication Ceremony

 

Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.On Saturday July 29, 2006 after many years of battle with the Clarksville City Council the community will finally get to celebrate the naming of a street named after the slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Invitation to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway Dedication Ceremony

When: Saturday July 29th, 2006 at 9:00am
Where: Will be leaving at 9am from: 

    Mount Olive Baptist Church
    608 Main St
    Clarksville, TN
Admission: Free, Open to everyone who wishes to attend


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Voting Rights Act protects all Americans

 

A Microvote Infinity voting machineNo matter who you are, as an adult, you have a right to vote.

There has been a lot of talk about the Voting Rights Act of 1965 being due to expire in 2007 and how it would revoke African Americans’ right to vote. Well, this story, urban legend or whatever else you may want to call it, is not true. Not entirely true anyway. There are some sections of this act that were due to expire in 2007 that have been addressed by the U.S. Congress since 2005 in a proactive move to ensure the renewal of those sections of this act.

However, while many believe that this just affects the rights of African-Americans, nothing could be further from the truth. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 actually protects all of us from being subjected to unnecessary measures that could restrict or prevent our ability to vote as a whole. «Read the rest of this article»

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Grand Opening of the New Montgomery County Democratic Party Headquarters

 

Democratic Party LogoThe Montgomery County Democratic Party will be holding a formal grand opening celebration for their new party headquarters located at 120 Legion Street in downtown Clarksville. The ceremony will be held Friday July 28, 2006 at 5pm.


Invitation to the Grand Opening of the New Democratic Party Headquarters

When: Friday July 28, 2006 at 5pm
Where: 120 Legion Street  (Legion Street is located in downtown Clarksville one street north of Franklin Street)
Admission: Free, Open to everyone who wishes to attend


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Dunbar Cave State Natural Area to unveil archaeological finds at new entrance gate dedication

 

Historic Indian Art discovered in Dunbar Cave partially covered with more modern graffitiClarksville, TN,  State Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke will visit Dunbar Cave State Park and Natural Area on July 29, 2006 at 10 a.m. CDT for a ceremony to help dedicate the new entrance gate at the cave.

The new gate was made possible through a cooperative effort with the Friends of Dunbar Cave and the State Department of Environment and Conservation, and will help protect the significant archaeological finds inside the cave, while also allowing the public access to see the sights firsthand.

Dunbar Cave Entrance Gate Dedication

When: 10 am, Saturday, July 29, 2006
Where: Dunbar Cave State Natural Area
401 Old Dunbar Cave Road
Clarksville , TN 37043
Admission: Free (there may or may not be a small charge for the cave tour afterwards, Please bring a flashlight if you are interested in attending the cave tour)

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High oil and gas prices, a sign of market manipulation?

 

High Gas Prices$55,000 per minute or $7.27 billion. That what the profits for oil giant BP in their second quarter breaks down to. Profits for BP are up over 30% from last year, a record high for them in any single quarter.

In Kuwait, government financial assets have reached $166 billion, mostly due to the their record oil profits. So, they have issued plans to give each citizen of the country a gift, of approximately $690 US dollars each. Kuwait has had a surplus for each of the past seven fiscal years of more than 50 billion dollars a year. They are also headed for record revenues for this year as well. «Read the rest of this article»


Why I wish to serve my community

 

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I am Jimmie M. Garland, candidate for re-election as District 5 representative for the Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board. It has been an honor to serve as your representative during the past four years. I would be honored to be your choice to represent you during this next session. «Read the rest of this article»

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