TrainFest 2009 will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 2 & 3 at theand the L & N passenger depot on the corner of Commerce and 10th Streets.
This is the fifth year of the festival that celebrates the history and traditions of railroading in Montgomery County. Saturday admission is $5.00 for adults, $2 for students 6-18 and college students with ID. Children 5 and under, as well as members of the museum and the Montgomery County Historical Society, will be admitted free. Admission tickets can be purchased at either location that Saturday. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville Parks and Recreation is excited to announce its first annual Easter Egg Hunt for children in the community on Sunday, April 5th, beginning at 2 p.m. at Heritage Park soccer fields (1241 Peachers Mill Road).
All children ages 1-12 are welcome to attend this free event.
The Easter Bunny will be on hand to take pictures with the kids, and prizes will be awarded throughout the afternoon. Children will be divided by age groups and begin hunting at the following times:
For more information, contact Parks and Recreation at (931) 645-7476.
Coach Willard Ross Act penalizes wrongful sale or purchase of firearms.
On Monday, March 23rd, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted to pass a bill designed to help keep guns out of the hands of criminals.
“There are plenty of bills up here advocating Tennesseans’ Second Amendment rights, but what we must also do is make sure we do everything we can to keep those guns out of the hands of criminals,” said Rep. Joe Pitts, D-District 67. «Read the rest of this article»
One component of the America Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) is to provide youth with a summer employment opportunity. with pay scales to match federal minimum wage and target 12,000 for up to eight weeks of summer employment.
ARRA is part of the new stimulus package signed into law by President Obama. This program encourages youth seeking summer employment to contact the person below based on your county of residence. Already available work sites are being identified. The program will serve economically disadvantaged youth between the ages of 14-24. «Read the rest of this article»
House budget hearings scheduled to continue throughout next several weeks
“Governor Bredesen offered the House a good starting point for this year’s budget discussion,” said State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville).
During a joint session of the Tennessee House and Senate on Monday, Governor Phil Bredesen delivered his draft of the state’s budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year, including budget projections for the next four years. «Read the rest of this article»
Students and staff fromspent their spring break in northern Georgia. working on the Appalachian Trail.
Although many students spend their spring break on vacation, nine students and two staff members from APSU traded their swimsuits for hardhats and chain saws. The group worked along side the Appalachian Trail Club to relocate a section of the trail that crossed the Justus Creek and was causing problems with erosion and pollution. This new section of the trail will open to the public in May 2009. «Read the rest of this article»
Week of March 23-27,2009
After months of uncertainty while the United States Congress wrangled over details of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Governor presented his initial budget proposal Monday night to a Joint Convention of the House and Senate. Because of the unprecedented economic situation facing Tennessee, the Governor is proposing a multi- year approach, and laying out possibilities for the next four years. He explained that much of the ARRA money, which totals approximately $5 billion over two years for Tennessee, comes with strings attached and has essentially already been earmarked by Congress. «Read the rest of this article»
TheDepartment of Art will host the 41st Annual Student Art Exhibition.
The exhibition, co-sponsored by the Student Art League of the APSU Art Department and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, will open at 8 p.m., March 30 with the presentation of awards. The show will be from March 30-April 19. The event is free and open to the public. «Read the rest of this article»
The Clarksville Police Department is asking the public for assistance in locating Joseph King Coleman (B/M), 35, of 13F Summit Heights, in Clarksville. He was last seen driving a 2001 Oldsmobile, Intrigue, silver in color, Tennessee Tag 181 SYX .
On March 27, a A Criminal Attempt Homicide Warrant was issued for Coleman’s arrest; the warrant followed a domestic altercation with his girlfriend, Ebony Lazette Reed, 25. «Read the rest of this article»
With the revised Clarksville City Charter heading to the state legislature for approval, Clarksville City Judge Charles Smith spoke out about what he views as “one-sided” analysis of proposed charter revisions by the City Council and the appearance that, in his view, “no meaningful change will occur” from the revisions as written.
In a letter submitted to Senator Tim Barnes and and Representatives Joe Pitts, Phillip Johnson and Curtis Johnson regarding action on the proposed charter revisions, Judge Smith voiced appreciation for their input and concerns regarding the city charter but suggested that their input would not be reflected in charter revisions. «Read the rest of this article»
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