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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 played host to a one day Civil War Artifacts Exhibit

     

    Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – John and Nikki Walsh have been collecting Civil War antiquities for many years. During that time they have established a museum quality collection of historic Civil War artifacts from throughout the middle Tennessee region.

    On Saturday many of these items came to Clarksville for a one-day exhibit at the Fort defiance visitors center.

    Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

    Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

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    Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation holds third annual Wettest Egg Hunt at Indoor Aquatic Center

     

    Indoor Aquatic Center - New ProvidenceClarksville, TN – The Indoor Aquatic Center once again played host to one of the most popular Easter events in Clarksville, The Wettest Egg Hunts. On Saturday, April 12th, thousands of brightly colored eggs were put into the swimming and wading pools, to await the hundreds of children who would plunge in to seek out a variety of prizes.

    Many of the eggs floated, but some were weighted causing them to sink to the bottom of the pool.

    Children gather eggs from the Pool at the Indoor Aquatic Center during the Wettest Egg Hunt on Saturday

    Children gather eggs from the Pool at the Indoor Aquatic Center during the Wettest Egg Hunt on Saturday

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    Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre’s Les Misérables is a show you should not miss

     

    Roxy Regional TheatreLes Miserables at the RoxyClarksville, TN – the Roxy regional theaters currently staging their production of the Victor Hugo Classic Les Misérables. Called Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables has captured the hearts of audiences around the world with its powerful affirmation of the human spirit. The Musical is running through May 10th.

    Will Sevier stars as the noble Jean Valjean, who has been released after 19 years of unjust imprisonment in pre-revolutionary France, only to find nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. Breaking his parole in hopes of starting a new life, he initiates a life-long struggle for redemption during which he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert (played by Donald Groves), who refuses to believe criminals can change their ways.

    The Master of the House

    The Master of the House

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    Grégoire Maret Quartet closes out Austin Peay State University’s 53rd Annual Midsouth Jazz Festival

     

    The Clarksville Community Concert AssociationAPSU LogoClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Community Concert Association in conjunction with Austin Peay State University brought the Grégoire Maret Quartet to the Midsouth Jazz Festival on Saturday evening. The Midsouth jazz Festival closes out Clarksville Community Concert Association’s Community Concert Series each year.

    The Grégoire Maret performance at the Midsouth Jazz Festival like all great jazz, seemed to be either a love it or hate it experience; with a sampling of audience members going each way. But as they say it takes different strokes for different folks.

    The Grégoire Maret Quartet performing at Austin Peay State University

    The Grégoire Maret Quartet performing at Austin Peay State University

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    Author Sue Culverhouse Speaks at the Woodward Library Society at APSU

     

    Clarksville, TNThe Woodward Library SocietyOn the first day of spring, the Woodward Library Society held their much delayed Winter Program featuring author Sue Culverhouse, the author of Tennessee Literary Luminaries at the Woodward Library on the campus of Austin Peay State University. The program was originally scheduled to be held in February 2014, but was delayed due to inclement weather.

    Author Sue Culverhouse speaking at the Woodward Library Society's WInter Program

    Author Sue Culverhouse speaking at the Woodward Library Society’s WInter Program

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    Clarksville Community joins to honor Northeast High School teacher Debbie Wilson for 20 years service

     

    Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSClarksville, TN – The Clarksville community gathered together at Northeast High School on Saturday to honor Ms. Debbie Wilson for her 20 years of service bringing the arts to students in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System.

    “It’s an amazing thing when you realize that you done something for 20 years,” said Debbie Wilson shortly before the concert was to begin. “I am humbled that my students and alumni chose to honor me this evening.”

    Debbie Wilson at the Choral Show on Saturday at Northeast High School

    Debbie Wilson at the Choral Show on Saturday at Northeast High School

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    Clarksville’s Icy roads made for dangerous driving

     

    Clarksville, TNCity of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNYou know it’s a bad day to be driving around Clarksville when even the Clarksville Street Department’s snow plow drivers occasionally needed a good Samaritan to come and get them unstuck with the icy roads that plagued our city yesterday.

    As I drove around Austin Peay State University I spotted a Clarksville Street Department backhoe loader driving down Robb Ave. Since I was done at APSU I decided to follow and see what was going on. We didn’t have far to go.

    The Clarksville Street Department's Backhoe Loader heading to Gill Street

    The Clarksville Street Department’s Backhoe Loader heading to Gill Street

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    The Clarksville-Area Chamber of Commerce’s Home and Garden Show Continues Today

     

    Clarksville Chamber of Commerce Home and Garden ShowClarksville, TN – The fifth annual Clarksville-Area Chamber of Commerce Home and Garden Show continues today at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center at Liberty Park (Highway 13/48) from noon through 5:00pm. This year the event is brought to you by Furniture connection.

    Just in time for Spring, this year’s Garden show will boast over 50 vendors who will be there to assist you in planning all your home improvement projects. Whether it be landscaping, painting, education, furniture, or roofing.

    The 2014 Clarksville-Area Chamber of Commerce Home and Garden Show

    The 2014 Clarksville-Area Chamber of Commerce Home and Garden Show

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    Fort Campbell Welcomes Home the 101st Airborne Division’s Command Group

     

    Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Friday, Fort Campbell welcomed home the last of the 101st Headquarters and Headquarters Brigade consisting of 24 members of the command group of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) including Commanding General, Maj. Gen. James C. McConville.

    They were completing a 9 month long mission in RC-East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom where they were training the Afghan National Army to take over ensuring the security of their own country.

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    Fort Campbell Welcomes Home the last of the 4th Brigade Combat Team

     

    CurraheeFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The never ending cycling of soldiers between the battlefield to the home front and vise versa continued Wednesday evening with the return of the final flight of 105 soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Currahees) who returned up early Saturday morning.

    “This deployment was scheduled to be nine months, a good portion of our brigade about 2000 soldiers returned back at the 6-7 month mark. These soldiers returning today Easy Company of the 2nd/506th Infantry Regiment of the HBO Band of Brothers fame. They were contacting a TA Uplift Mission, or a Train, Assist, and Advise Uplift Mission. Easy company was selected because they finished their mission ahead of schedule out of FOB Salerno in the Khost Province of Afghanistan.” said Major Kamil Sztalkoper, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

    The returning soldiers approach the hanger and their waiting families

    The returning soldiers approach the hanger and their waiting families

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