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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office issues message about Smoking Tobacco Barns

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office wants to give a friendly reminder to our newest southern neighbors. It’s tobacco curing season. Which means tobacco barns across the county will be smoking. Yes you heard correctly, smoking.

The barn is not on fire. The smoke you see is a by-product of the tobacco curing process.

For over a century tobacco farmers in our area have been growing, harvesting, and curing tobacco.

A dark-fired tobacco barn smoking during the curing process.

A dark-fired tobacco barn smoking during the curing process.

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Clarksville Downtown Market in the running for National Awards

 

Clarksville Downtown MarketClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Downtown Market is in the running to receive national recognition from American Farmland Trust, a national nonprofit dedicated to saving farmland for the next generation.

Shoppers are encouraged to visit the market from 8:00am to 1:00pm, Saturdays on Public Square and then endorse the market by visiting the information booth or by visiting http://markets.farmland.org

What you put on your fork matters. That’s the message behind American Farmland Trust’s seventh annual Farmers Market Celebration. The celebration calls on shoppers to help identify the best of America’s farmers markets. The summer-long event launched June 21st, 2017.

Clarksville Downtown Market

Clarksville Downtown Market

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputies find Mobile Meth Lab

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office discovered a mobile meth lab early Tuesday morning in the Ramblewood Apartment Complex.

Deputy Dale BeCraft was searching for a possible robbery suspect when he discovered a vehicle with two passed out occupants and a hypodermic needle in the center console.

Deputies were able to wake the occupants, Bryan Wayne Batson, 33, and Joni Sue Batson, 32.

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Tourism in Montgomery County Tops $211 Million in 2016

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Kevin Triplett today announced Tennessee tourism’s direct domestic and international travel expenditures reached an all-time high of $19.3 billion in 2016, up 4.7 percent or almost $1 billion, over 2015. Numbers for Montgomery County increased to $211 million, up 3.0 percent, or $6 million, over the prior year.

For the ninth consecutive year, Montgomery County has ranked 11th among Tennessee counties for tourism spending. Ninety-two of the state’s 95 counties saw gains in tourism spending from 2015 to 2016.

Athletes fill APSU’s Fortera Stadium for the AAU Boys Basketball National Championship opening ceremony.

Athletes fill APSU’s Fortera Stadium for the AAU Boys Basketball National Championship opening ceremony.

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TWRA reports Summer Deer Mortality Attributed to Common Virus

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) offices are receiving reports of dead deer in scattered areas of the state. The timing and details of the reports are all indicative of hemorrhagic disease (HD).

HD occurs at varying levels of severity each year in Tennessee’s deer herd. The catch-all term for this disease is hemorrhagic disease (HD), and epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) and bluetongue are the closely related viruses that fall under the umbrella of HD.

TWRA says that recent reports of dead deer being found is indicative of Hemorrhagic Disease.

TWRA says that recent reports of dead deer being found is indicative of Hemorrhagic Disease.

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APSU alumna Bryanna Licciardi releases poetry book, “Skin Splitting”

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Bryanna Licciardi, a 2011 Austin Peay State University alumna, once went on a boring date with infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

“Towards the end of my Master of Fine Arts program in Boston, I fell asleep one night watching a documentary about (Gacy),” Licciardi said. “Not your typical bedtime story, I know, but I have a horror hobby.

Skin Splitting

Skin Splitting

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City of Clarksville shines as a great place to view Total Solar Eclipse

 

Visitors praise City’s day in the ‘Path of Totality’

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville played to rave reviews Monday as a great place to experience the Great American Eclipse.

People interested in viewing the rare astronomical event flocked to Clarksville from all across America. Visitors at the City’s Liberty Park and McGregor Park proudly announced where they were from and shared overwhelmingly positive comments about the Queen City on the Cumberland.

Total Solar Eclipse over Clarksville Tennessee.

Total Solar Eclipse over Clarksville Tennessee.

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Clarksville Gas and Water reports Rufus Johnson Road Lane Closure

 

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water has closed a section Rufus Johnson Road to one lane of traffic near the Martin Luther King Parkway intersection at the water storage tank for water main line maintenance.

The road is passable; however, motorists are advised to choose an alternate route to avoid traffic congestion around the work zone.

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Northeast Middle School is being dismissed at 10:00am

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System says that due to mechanical issues with the air conditioning unit at Clarksville’s Northeast Middle School this morning, temperatures are at uncomfortable levels and not conducive to productive learning.

For that reason, CMCSS is dismissing students at 10:00am.

Northeast Middle School being dismissed early due to issues with the air conditioning.

Northeast Middle School being dismissed early due to issues with the air conditioning.

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Montgomery County After Total Solar Eclipse Traffic and Safety Update

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse has ended in Clarksville and Montgomery County but the memories of the phenomenon will last a lifetime. The weather was perfect, with no cloud coverage to diminish the magnificence of the sun’s corona. In addition, traffic ran smoothly with minimal incidents during the day.

The Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency worked diligently with agencies such as the American Red Cross, Emergency Medical Services, Clarksville Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Tennessee Highway Patrol for nearly a year to prepare for the possible influx of people and accidents in the community.

Total Solar Eclipse from Montgomery County's RichEllen Park.

Total Solar Eclipse from Montgomery County’s RichEllen Park.

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