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Capitol Hill Week: Firearms “carry” law tops agenda


tn-state-capitolPace quickens on Capitol Hill with approval of wide variety of bills. Second Amendment Rights legislation begins to move in Senate Judiciary’s Firearms and Ammunition Subcommittee

NASHVILLE, TN:  The pace quickened on Capitol Hill this week as the State Senate acted on a wide variety of bills, including key environmental legislation and several bills protecting our citizens’ second amendment rights. Meanwhile, the General Assembly awaits details of the governor’s budget, which will be presented to a joint session of the House and Senate on Monday night. «Read the rest of this article»


NEHS choral students take on Broadway


"One" from "A Chorus Line"

NEHS Exit One, Concert and SSA Women’s Choir chosen to open for The Haywood Family Show in Branson, Missouri.

After two months of intensive rehearsals in both voice and choreography, to say nothing of the memorization involved, Broadway came to Clarksville Thursday evening as the Northeast High School Choral Department presented its Spring Show 2009 in the NEHS auditorium.

The show will also be presented Tonight at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, March 22, at 3 p.m. Admission is $5 per adult, $3 per student.

It’s a show that has something extra this year when the Exit One Show  Choir, the Concert Choir  and the SSA Women’s Choir travel to Branson, Missouri in April to perform as the opening act for the Haywood Family Show, with a selection of routines from the current show to be performed and taped “on tour.” «Read the rest of this article»


HUD, DOT announce interagency partnership to promote sustainable communities


hudWASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a new partnership to help American families gain better access to affordable housing, more transportation options, and lower transportation costs.  The average working American family spends nearly 60 percent of its budget on housing and transportation costs, making these two areas the largest expenses for American families.  Donovan and LaHood want to seek ways to cut these costs by focusing their efforts on creating affordable, sustainable communities. «Read the rest of this article»


APSU opens new Fort Campbell facility


Austin Peay State University today celebrated the grand opening of the new Austin Peay Center @ Fort Campbell facility with a brief ceremony.

APSU President Tim Hall explores the new facility

A crowd of state and local dignitaries, members of the Fort Campbell, Ky., command group and APSU officials were on hand for the event. Dr. Sherry Hoppe, former APSU president, and Dr. Gerald Beavers, former executive director of the Fort Campbell Center, were among those attending. Both were involved in the initial planning stage of the building project. «Read the rest of this article»


Vietnam Vets urged to be tested for Agent Orange exposure


agent-orangeVeterans who served in Vietnam are urged to be tested for possible damage caused by the defoliant Agent Orange.

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), approximately 20 million gallons of herbicides were used in Vietnam between 1962 and 1971 to remove unwanted plant life and leaves which otherwise provided cover for enemy forces. Exposure to Agent Orange has caused 11 different diseases to develop among veterans who served in Vietnam.

It has also been concluded that exposure to Agent Orange could also affect the offspring of these veterans. Please contact the nearest VA medical center for an examination. Visit to find a center near you.

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Rails-To-Trails pilot project about to take flight


rails-to-trailsWork is underway on the Rails-To-Trails project that has long been a dream of city officials and community leaders in Clarksville.

The pilot phase of Rails-To-Trails will include walking, jogging and biking trails that span 3.6 miles from Riverfront Park to Pollard Road. Eventually, the trails will extend four to five miles, all the way to Peachers Mill Road at 101st Parkway. «Read the rest of this article»


City makes Restore Hope applications available


Hundreds of volunteers will restore hope for local residents by providing free home repairs.

home-repairThe City of Clarksville Office of Housing and Community Development announced today that applications for the 2009 Good Neighbor Volunteer Home Repair Program are now available  through March 31, 2009.

This year”s program is expected to provide assistance to approximately 40 homeowners. Eligible applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Many low-income homeowners who have lived in their home for years desperately need home repairs but are unable to afford the expense.

Having decent housing- the comfort of a sound livable home equates to peace of mind and helps revitalize neighborhoods. Annually the City partners with local faith based organizations to help revitalize and repair homes for low-moderate income residents. The repairs are funded with grant money from the City”s Community Development Block Grant provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the labor is donated.

Volunteers work in crews to repair homes of seniors, disabled and low income households. The repairs include roof replacements; exterior power washing painting, ramps, porch repairs and yard clean up.
In the past two years the City’s Good Neighbor Volunteer Home Repair Program has assisted more than 25 families. This year the City is pleased to have two faith-based organizations generously donating expertise and time to help local residents.

Through a one-week program sponsored by the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and the Clarksville Baptist Association more than 250 volunteers will help repair and revitalize homes in the City”s special emphasis neighborhoods.

World Changer Volunteers will be in Clarksville from June 27-July 4, 2009.
On September 26, 2009, Grace Community Church, a local congregation will organize over 1000 volunteers to assist homeowners with limited resources by providing fresh coats of paint, roof repairs and critical home improvements. The group will also provide assistance to local non profits and some renters.
These are great programs that improve the quality of life in our community by repairing and redeveloping housing units. In exchange for building materials and coordination from the Office of Housing and Community Development, these faith groups contribute the necessary labor and invaluable skills. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU announces summer enrollment schedule


Preregistration for summer classes at Austin Peay State University will begin in the next few weeks.

apsu-logoFor courses in the May Session, preregistration is from April 6-17, and classes meet May 18-June 5. Preregistration for the full summer term is from April 6-17, with classes meeting from June 8-Aug. 14. «Read the rest of this article»


“Green Eggs and Ham” for the kids


green-eggs-and-hamGetting creative with food is an excellent way to get your kids to try new things, and it can even make an average meal fun again.

This morning in honor of St. Patrick’s day I made for Elle-Girl ‘Green Eggs and Ham a-la Sam I Am’


  • 1-2 tablespoons of butter
  • 4 slices of Ham
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1-2 drops of green food coloring
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • *chopped green peppers

Melt a teaspoon of butter in your skillet and add a drop of food coloring to the butter before adding your ham slices. Add your ham and flip over in butter mixture until coated then let fry until edges are brown. Then remove from skillet and wrap in aluminum foil to keep warm, and set aside. «Read the rest of this article»


Park and Rec programs announced


clarksville-logoClarksville Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank everyone who participated in yesterday’s Spring into Health Fair. The exhibitors and visitors made the event a success. We hope you had as much fun as we did and maybe learned something new, too. If you were not able to make it, don’t worry. The success of the event prompted us to host another in the future. So, stay tuned. «Read the rest of this article»

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