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“Trick-Shot Madness” plays Governor’s Square Mall


Eric “The Preacher” Yow’s Trick Shot Madness  – An Artistic Pool Show was presented at Governor’s Square Mall recently on behalf of  Clarksville Police Department’s  “Operation Turn-Around” program.  Yow, who ranked 5th in the World in Artistic Pool Shooting,  is a lawyer with a local law firm, a preacher, and a world class Artistic Pool Champion.

Trick shots

Operation Turnaround program has been operating for three years and was the brain-child of one of our officers, Officer Tony Marshall.  It targets troubled youth and gets them involved in a myriad of different programs. Many of the youth in the program have been in some sort of trouble with the law and are mandated to enter the program.  There are others which are referred to the program because they are on a pathway which may lead them into the judicial system.

Operation Turnaround sponsors many different programs such as:  youth football teams, basketball, cooking, sewing classes, auto body painting and repairs, mentoring classes, and the list goes on.  The purpose of the program is to provide life skills to the participants, as well as positive role models to influence their lives.


Tennessee banker N. Houston Parks named LAS board president

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N. Houston parks, President of the Middle Tennessee Legal Aid Society Board of Directors

The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee has announced the selection of its new president of the board of directors as, N. Houston Parks. Parks is Chief Financial Officer of First Farmers and Merchants Bank of Columbia, TN. He has a extensive association and record of service with the Legal Aid Society.

Mr. Parks has a distinguished career development path, having attained his B.A. from Rhodes College and his J.D. from the University of Tennessee. Additionally he has attended the Cannon Financial Institute and the Executive Banking Institute. His professional affiliations include the American Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, and Maury County Bar Association. He has previously served as Board Vice President of the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee. He has also serves on the Martin Methodist College Board of Trustees and the Maury Alliance Board of Directors. Prior to joining First Farmers, Parks practiced law in Columbia. «Read the rest of this article»


Cranberries: What would the winter holidays be without them?


Cranberry fruit on the vine

Cranberries. Once upon a time in American history they were called “Craneberries.”  So many people walk past the basket of this hard red fruit, not quite sure of what to do with the berries, culled from watery bogs in places like Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the Canadian Maritimes, or in land-locked Wisconsin.

Cranberries are a group of evergreen dwarf shrubs or trailing vines found in acidic bogs throughout the cooler parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Cranberries are low, creeping shrubs or vines with wiry stems and small evergreen leaves. The flowers are dark pink.

Cranberries, a major commercial crop in certain American states and Canadian provinces, are processed into products such as juice, sauce, and sweetened dried cranberries, with the remainder sold fresh to consumers. «Read the rest of this article»


Clarksville Fox schedule team try-outs


The Clarksville Fox, the area’s all women’s semi-pro full contact football team, will be having try-outs for the 2009 IWFL football season Saturday December 20th, 27th, and January 3rd and 10th at Northwest High School at 1:00 PM. All you need to try-out is want to play full contact football and be a part of a championship organization.

Tossing the medicine ball

Tossing the medicine ball during Clarksville Fox try-outs on December 13.

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It’s official: Hemlock to invest $1.2 billion for polysilicon plant


Shining Today — To Energize Tomorrow.

That slogan blazed across the stage as the vintage vinyl tune “Here Comes the Sun” played to a packed house at the APSU Communications Building Monday afternoon.


Hemlock President and CEO Rick Doornbos, Governor Phil Bredesen, Dow Corning President and CEO Stephanie Burns and Matt Kisber field questions from the press when the formal announcement ceremony concluded

A “Who’s Who” roster of state, county and local government officials  and business leaders from Michigan and Montgomery County gathered on the Austin Peay State University campus  for the “historic” official announcement of Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation and Hemlock Semiconductor LLC multi-billion dollar development at Clarksville’s megasite in the northeastern edge of the city. «Read the rest of this article»

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Dover resident wins F&M Bank $100,000 sweepstakes


logo_fmbankTension built at Governor’s Square Mall in Clarksville on Saturday as fourteen finalists in the F&M Bank $100,000 American DreamStakes took their turn —choosing a key and trying to unlock the door that would determine the grand prize winner. At the very end, Ronnie Murray of Dover, the 14th and final contestant, unlocked the door and walked away with the $100,000.

“It’s going to make Christmas a lot easier this year,” confessed the 28-year-old Murray, who said his church would be the first recipient of his good fortune. He plans to write them a $10,000 check.  Murray, along-side his wife, Carrie, said he had never won anything. “This is amazing, “ he exclaimed. «Read the rest of this article»


Delayed opening for Fort Campbell on Tuesday


icy-appleFORT CAMPBELL, Ky., December 15, 2008 – Fort Campbell will operate on a two-hour delay Tuesday, Dec. 16.

Inclement weather personnel should report at normal times; all other personnel are authorized a two hour delay from normal reporting time. Fort Campbell Schools and school bus operations will operate on a 2-hour delay. Morning Pre-K and PSCD classes are cancelled.

Click on installation closures for more information and for  road conditions.

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Downtown district gets new arts, antiques shop


artifactsPaige King, owner of Hodgepodge, is pleased to announce a new business venture for the Historic Downtown Clarksville area.  ARTifacts: an arts & antiques emporium had its soft opening on Tuesday, December 3rd.

ARTifacts is a new business addition on the recently renamed and renovated Strawberry Alley; the entrance is at 124 Strawberry Alley near the new fountain—above Hodgepodge.  ARTifacts features artists’ work and antique dealers from the local area. «Read the rest of this article»


Ice Storm warning issues for greater Clarksville area


icy-treeA week before the official change of seasons, winter will make itself known in Clarksville and across northern middle and west Tennessee in the form of an ice storm set to pummel the city with up to a half inch of ice later today and overnight into Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Nashville.

After Sunday’s balmy, breezy 50s, literally the calm before the storm, the NWS has issued both an ice storm and  hazardous weather warnings for the area as a cold front is poised to sweep through the mid state toda, plummeting temperatures and setting the stage for today’s drizzle and rain to freeze on contact with trees, roads and bridges, creating dangerous travel conditions. «Read the rest of this article»

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Worst and best military experience of Randy Allen Emerson


Jessica Emerson

Author Jessica Emerson  is the winner of the “Most Heroic” Kiwanis “Interview a Veteran” essay contest. We are pleased to present her essay.

Randy Allen Emerson was born on March 8, 1965 in Barre, Vermont, and entered the U.S. Army on March 7, 1984.  He spent his first two years stationed in Illesheim, Germany, and then was transferred to the 101st Airborne Division at Ft. Campbell, KY with the 3/327 Infantry unit.

One of his most prized accomplishments was becoming a “Ranger”.  He was Department of the Army selected for recruiting duty where he served in Monroe, Michigan, for three years.  He then attended the Special Forces selection course at Ft. Bragg, NC, and then onto completing the qualification (Q) course where he became a Green Beret Engineer.  He was destined to be part of the Middle East conflicts as he had become fluent in modern Arabic, and also Persian Farcy languages.  Ft. Campbell is designated to the Middle East, so he was then transferred back to Kentucky. «Read the rest of this article»

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