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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



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    Fort Defiance held annual Christmas in Occupied Clarksville celebration

     

    Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – On December 15th, 2014 Fort Defiance Interpretive Center held their second annual Christmas in Occupied Clarksville. The allows visitors to the Civil War Fort to experience the holidays as soldiers and civilians would have during the 1860s.

    “The public reception to Christmas in Occupied Clarksville as been absolutely overwhelming,” said William Parker, the Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance. “We are very very very pleased at the turnout, we didn’t expect this many people but by golly we’re glad they came to celebrate the Christmas season with us here at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center.”

    Phyllis Smith from the Friends of Fort defiance talks to the visitors to the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center during Christmas in Occupied Clarksville

    Phyllis Smith from the Friends of Fort defiance talks to the visitors to the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center during Christmas in Occupied Clarksville

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    Coldwell Banker Conroy, Marable & Holleman provided a wonderful Christmas to 15 needy families

     

    Clarksville, TN – A few weeks before Christmas; on a cold December morning, a crowd gathered at the Coldwell Banker Conroy, Marable & Holleman office on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.  15 Families had been selected to receive a wonderful Christmas gift. One child from each family would soon be boarding the Coldwell Banker Clarksville Olde Town Trolley to shop for Christmas presents for their families.

    “It’s great,” said Mark Holleman. “I think it’s fantastic. And like I said, I think the agents will receive as much out of taking these kids shopping, as the kids will get out of shopping for their families.” The realtors mission was to give back to the community by ensuring that these kids and their families had a wonderful Christmas.

    The children with their Realtor assistants

    The children with their Realtor assistants

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    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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