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Clarksville’s Ajax Turner Senior Citizens Center addition 60% complete

 

$2.7 million addition scheduled to open in July

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Work continues on a $2.7 million addition to the Ajax Turner Senior Citizens Center, which will provide improved quality of life for more Clarksville residents.

The new 14,600 square foot, two-story structure will provide more space for programs and services for the center’s growing number of seniors who drop in for meals, activities, classes and recreation.

The precast subfloor was installed in late January for the 14,600 square foot addition to Ajax Turner Senior Center. The $2.7 million project is expected to be completed in July.

The precast subfloor was installed in late January for the 14,600 square foot addition to Ajax Turner Senior Center. The $2.7 million project is expected to be completed in July.

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Tennessee Leaders Kick Off 2017 “Quittin’ Time in Tennessee”

 

Highlight Importance of Community and Government Partners to Help Tennesseans Quit Smoking

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee State leaders and officials have reignited a call to reduce tobacco use in Tennessee, sharing a collective commitment to helping Tennesseans quit the habit.

Holding a press conference alongside several attending leaders from the state’s government, business and non-profit organizations, Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness CEO Richard Johnson and NashvilleHealth Founder Senator Bill Frist, MD discussed the many opportunities available to citizens who are ready to quit.

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Youth Substance Use Declining in Tennessee

 

Hope for a Brighter Future

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) is proud to announce that youth substance use trends are declining in Tennessee, according to a new report from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol stops Vehicle for Traffic Violation, Arrest Human Trafficer Smuggling 12 People

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – On February 8th, 2017, Trooper Jeremy Miller of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Interdiction Plus Team (IPT) stopped a white Toyota Sienna on I-40 eastbound in Hickman County for a traffic violation.

Upon speaking to the driver, Trooper Miller asked for a driver license which the driver stated he did not have. The driver identified himself as Bernado Mateo-Lucas.  Trooper Miller continued to question the driver asking how many people were in the van.  The driver stated there were four additional people in the vehicle.

Trooper Miller observed six people counting the driver with an additional person lying under a blanket in the floor behind the driver’s seat. 

Tennessee State Trooper looks beyond the traffic violation and takes down a human smuggler

Tennessee State Trooper looks beyond the traffic violation and takes down a human smuggler

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Clarksville Gas and Water announces Sewer Line Rehabilitation Work Schedule for February 20th-24th, 2017

 

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water sewer lateral line rehabilitation contract work will continue on Storybook Drive in the Story Book Acres subdivision during the week of February 20th-24th, 2017.

Clarksville Gas and Water Department Administration and Engineering

Clarksville Gas and Water Department Administration and Engineering

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Clarksville Police Officer Natalie Hall promoted to Sergeant Friday

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Officer Natalie Hall was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in a Friday morning ceremony at the police headquarters building. Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan congratulated Hall before CPD Chief Al Ansley presented the officer with a promotion certificate and a gold badge.

Hall’s parents, Jack and Millie Hall, drove from Shawneetown, Illinois to attend the ceremony. Millie Hall pinned the new Sergeant badge on her daughter.

Jack Hall, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Natalie Hall, Millie Hall, and CPD Chief Ansley

Jack Hall, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Natalie Hall, Millie Hall, and CPD Chief Ansley

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit Chris Bedell and Merlin receive awards

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's OfficeClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) would like to congratulate K9 Merlin and his handler Agent Chris Bedell on their recognition from the United States Police Canine Association.

Merlin and Bedell were awarded the Excellence Award for Third Quarter 2016 and the Excellence Award for Fourth Quarter 2016.

They received the award for their tireless efforts in search and seizure of narcotics and illegal currency for the 19th Judicial Drug Task Force.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office K9 Merlin

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office K9 Merlin

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan re-elected Regional Transit Authority chair

 

McMillan: ‘City must take a leading role in regional planning’

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan has been elected to a third term as chair of the Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors.

Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto was elected vice chair and Paula Mansfield, a governor’s appointee from Rutherford County, was elected secretary for 2017.

The RTA board, created in 1988 to plan and develop a regional transit system, consists of city and county mayors and community leaders from the nine-county Middle Tennessee region.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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Tennessee Department of Health reminds everyone to get a Flu Shot

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Flu season is here with seasonal flu activity reported across Tennessee. The highest number of influenza cases in Tennessee is typically seen in January and February each year.

Tennessee is currently among the states with the highest levels of flu activity according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

‘’The best thing we can do for our health and the health of our communities is to prevent illness,’’ said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner.

A flu vaccination (CDC)

A flu vaccination (CDC)

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office promotes Two Deputies

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's OfficeClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) would like to congratulate two deputies in the Detention Division on their recent promotions.

Daniel Black and Melody Wolfe have been promoted to Field Training Officer.

They will both work as FTO’s on third shift in the Montgomery County Jail.  

Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson congratulates Daniel Black

Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson congratulates Daniel Black

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