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    Bill LarsonBill Larson is the Creator and Publisher of Clarksville Online, and works as a network administrator for Compu-Net Enterprises. He is politically and socially active in the community. Bill serves on the board of the Clarksville Community Concert Association, and is a member of the Friends of Dunbar Cave.

    You can reach him via telephone at 931-249-0043 or via the email address below.

    Email: clarksville@clarksvilleonline.com



Bill Larson's Articles:

    Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation Facilities’ Hours to Change in Observance of upcoming Holidays

     

    Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville’s three community centers will adjust their hours of operation this December to accommodate students in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System and their holiday schedule.

    The Kleeman, Crow and Burt-Cobb Centers will be open from 10:00am to 7:00pm beginning Friday, December 19th and ending Friday, January 2nd, 2015 as students will be out of school for the holiday break. «Read the rest of this article»

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    Litte Women: The Musical is sure to please at the Roxy Regional Theatre

     

    Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The Roxy regional Theatre is currently staging the production of Louisa May Alcott’s classic Little women. These books have been a childhood favorite for generations of little girls. As the Roxy regional Theatre’s first release for the show states Louisa May Alcott’s acclaimed story of love and family stands the test of time.

    The Musical brings together the best from the books along with the talented cast of actresses and actors put together by the Roxy. The cast is outstanding the cast is simply outstanding!

    Litte Women: The Musical is sure to please at the Roxy Regional Theatre

    Litte Women: The Musical is sure to please at the Roxy Regional Theatre

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    Clarksville Tennessee Recognizes Veterans Day with annual Parade

     

    Montgomery County Veterans Service OrganizationClarksville, TN – The local community gathered throughout Historic Downtown Clarksville on a chilly Saturday morning to remember our Veterans! The Veterans Day Parade is an annual tradition in our city. This year it was bigger and better than ever.

    State Representative Joe Pitts and Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett the parade Grand Marshal ride together during the 2014 Veterans Day Parade

    State Representative Joe Pitts and Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett the parade Grand Marshal ride together during the 2014 Veterans Day Parade

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    Clarksville’s Mayor Kim McMillan Re-elected; November 4th Election Results

     

    Election 2014Clarksville, TN – Across Tennessee yesterday, the voters went to the polls to select their representatives for a variety of Federal, State, and Local offices. In Montgomery County voters cast ballots for the Tennessee Governor, U.S. Senator, a Congressman , three Tennessee House seats, the Clarksville City Mayor, and half of the city council seats. Voters also cast ballots on 4 seperate Amendments to the Tennessee Constitution, and a local referendum on allowing retail food stores to offer sell wine in Clarksville; all were approved. Voter turnout was exceptionally low with just 8.09% of the voters choosing to cast ballots in Montgomery county.

    In a hard-fought race to become the next Mayor of the city of Clarksville, current Mayor Kim McMillan was reelected with 46.47% of the vote. Challengers Bill Summers and Jeff Burkart split 53.45% of the vote.

    Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

    Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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    APSU Percussion Ensemble holds 30th Annual Halloween Concert

     

    The APSU Music DepartmentClarksville, TN – On Friday evening Austin peace State University played host to the 30th Annual Percussion Ensemble Halloween Concert. The sell out performances featured Music department students and faculty dressed in costumes while performing on a ghoulishly decorated stage.

    This year’s program featured “This is Halloween,” from the film “The Nightmare Before Christmas;” “Once Upon a Dream,” from the recent “Maleficent” movie; Franz Schubert’s “Erlkönig,“ about magical beings attacking a young boy; and a Halloween rap arranged by Steinquest.

    The 2014  APSU Halloween  Concert

    The 2014 APSU Halloween Concert

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    Fright on Franklin Street was a hauntingly good time

     

    Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The 3rd Annual Fright on Franklin was held on Saturday October 29th. Several Thousand families packed Historic Downtown Clarksville for Fright on Franklin which provides safe trick-or-treating opportunities for Clarksville residents.

    “It’s wonderful, this is one of the best things that we do in the city of Clarksville all year round,” said Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan. “There are thousands of children out here having fun, getting candy, in a wonderful atmosphere where it is safe; and I think the parents are liking it too!”

    Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan greets some young admirers during Fright on Franklin Street

    Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan greets some young admirers during Fright on Franklin Street

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    Experience Matters More than Age with Young-adult Driver Safety

     

    AAA Foundation Research Suggests States Could Reduce Crashes by Extending GDL Requirements

    AAA Foundation for Traffic SafetyTampa, FL – Experience behind the wheel may matter more than age when it comes to the safety of young-adult drivers, according to two new studies by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. These results suggest that states could reduce road crashes, fatalities and injuries by extending graduated driver licensing (GDL) laws to novice drivers beyond age 17. AAA is promoting this research as part of National Teen Driver Safety Week, which takes place from Oct. 19th-25th.

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    This is the last week to see On the Town at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

     

    Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The Leonard Bernstein musical On the Town is currently playing at the Roxy regional Theatre in historic downtown Clarksville Tennessee. The show runs through October 4th and is definitely worth going to see if you have not yet done so.

    This musical extravaganza follows the antics of three sailors at the height of World War II who are heading into the New York City for 24 hours of liberty. Sailors on liberty generally look for the action, maybe a little food, drink, and most definitely a date! You have all heard of the old Navy axiom a girl in every port; well these three sailors try their best to live up to it.

    The video below is from the Broadway version of this show, but it gives you a great idea of what you can expect at the Roxy.

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    Local Community celebrates opening of new APSU Govenor’s Stadium

     

    Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – On Saturday the community gathered on Austin Peay State University to attend the ceremonies opening the brand new APSU Governors Football Stadium. The new world-class facility replaces a 68 year old stadium originally built in 1946 as the Clarksville Municipal Stadium.

    The new stadium cost $19 million, and has four levels, with most of the offices and dressing rooms, as well as a training room, on the first floor. On the second floor, there will be meeting rooms and an additional weight room. Fans on levels 3 and 4 will find the amenities of club seating and skyboxes – new features to the stadium. The skyboxes are tiered stadium-type seating with up to 22 seats per viewing room. In addition, each skybox has a bar with locations for bar stools, tables and chairs to seat four to six people.

    The ribbon cutting opening the new APSU Governor's Football Stadium. APSU President Alisa White and Hendricks Fox cut the ribbon

    The ribbon cutting opening the new APSU Governor’s Football Stadium. APSU President Alisa White and Hendricks Fox cut the ribbon

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    Clarksville’s Riverfest closed out with Tracy Lawrence on the Miller Lite Stage

     

    Clarksville Riverfest 2014Clarksville, TN – The final day of Clarskville’s 2014 Riverfest Festival started like the day before but with a steady wind mitigating the worst effects of the heat.

    Crowds started arriving early for the festival with the kickoff of the Riverfest Regatta, and action on the various stages beginning simultaneously.

    Bruce and Karen Gundling were enjoying the sights and sounds of the festival with their son Trey. They had traveled to Riverfest all the way from Ottawa Canada.

    Tracy Lawrence performing closing out the 2014 Riverfest Festival

    Tracy Lawrence performing closing out the 2014 Riverfest Festival

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