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Local students intern in Washington, D.C.


Four Austin Peay State University students were among 24 Tennessee college students who interned in Washington, D.C., during the Spring 2008 semester.

The internships were offered through The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars. Anthony Haddock worked in the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Jessica Lance interned for Freedom’s Watch. Frankie DeJesus was an intern for U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa), and Diana Darks worked for U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.). «Read the rest of this article»


House GOP review for 4/10/2008


The Tennessee Republican Party LogoThe House GOP Review is a weekly feature that gives Tennesseans an in-depth look at what our Republican state legislators have been working on this week, and a glimpse into what’s planned for the coming week at our state house

Consensus reached on cable bill

Legislative leaders reached a consensus this week on the much-anticipated “Competitive Cable and Video Services Act.” Legislators held a press conference this week to announce that they had come to an agreement, stating that all parties involved were pleased with the progress that was made, and that consumers would be the real winners of the hard work.

Representatives from the competing cable industries have worked on a compromise with legislative leadership for the past 14 weeks. The bill was put on hold a year ago, with the legislature adjourning before a decision was reached. It passed House Commerce Committee this week, and is now headed to Finance, Ways and Means. Leaders said they believe the passage of the bill will expand competition, jobs, choice for consumers, and investment in Tennessee with broadband infrastructure. «Read the rest of this article»

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Severe storm rolls through Clarksville

Storm rages around County court house
Around midnight a severe thunderstorm passed through Clarksville bringing with it winds of up to 60mph, heavy rain, and lots of lightning.


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Two-car accident injures one


One person was injured in a two-car accident today at approximately 3:55 p.m. at the intersection of Wilma Rudolph Boulevard and Trenton Road. A red Ford was rear ended by a red GMC Pickup. The Ford started to enter the intersection and then stopped. The vehicle behind started following, and then did not see when the the vehicle in front stopped, resulting in a collision. Two females were in the front vehicle. A young male was driving the pickup truck. This accident was not related to the traffic signal located at the intersection. Four Clarksville PD units responded along with one EMS ambulance. The passenger in the red car was transported to Gateway complaining of neck pain.

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Artists, musicians, to be showcased in APSU spring programs


The APSU logoThe Austin Peay State University Department of Art will host Romancing the Vessel, an exhibition by Jim Pugh, an art major who is on track to receive his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art in May. Romancing the Vessel will premiere at 7 p.m., Monday, April 21 in the Don Jenkins Gallery, located in the Morgan University Center. A reception will follow the premiere.

Pugh’s exhibition will examine the vessel, both functional and non-functional. “The show is a collection of wheel thrown clay, and lathe turned wood vessels that exam form, texture and color,” he said. “Most of my work is designed to be used as well as enjoyed. The sense of feel is as important as sight when enjoying the pottery and wood bowls in this exhibition.”

Pugh began his college education at Louisiana College more than 50 years ago. After serving in the Vietnam War, he worked in graphic design and the printing industry. “(My life) has come full circle in a return to college to study art,” Pugh said. This exhibit is free and open to the public. «Read the rest of this article»


APSU offers variety of extended, distance education classes


Develop a new skill, explore a new idea, learn a new language or seek a new career with a class from Austin Peay State University’s Center for Extended and Distance Education. Early registrants receive a 10 percent discount on selected courses, and a senior citizen discount is also available on selected courses. Only one discount can be applied per registration and preregistration is required for each course.

Business seminar

  • HR Certificate—Part 3 will meet from 6–8 p.m., Thursdays, April 17–May 15 in APSU’s Clement Building, Room 157. (course $120, supply $8) «Read the rest of this article»

City Council votes in opposition and disregard to citizens outcry


Old resolution # 73-2005-06 (also referred to as the “blight” ordinance”) is now resolution # 96-2007-08.

At a Special Called Session under heavy police presence, the Clarksville City Council heard from a wide cross-section of the affected redevelopment district and concerned citizens Monday night. Attendance was estimated at over 200 people. Despite pleas for more openness and deletion of the threat of eminent domain against homeowners and property owners, the Council gave first reading approval of Resolution 96-2007-08 with a vote tally of 3 Nays against 9 Yeas.

Clarksville Mayor Johnny PiperThe agenda presented at the meeting deviated from that released to the public. The previously released agenda stated that the council “desires to delete Ordinance 73-2005-06 in its entirety and amend the same, or replace the same, with the hereafter Clarksville Center Redevelopment and Urban Renewal Plan.” No explanation was offered for the change-up in agenda criteria. Ordinance 96-2007-08 was listed as “an ordinance adopting the Clarksville Center Redevelopment and Urban Renewal Plan.

After motions to delete several items from the agenda, Mayor Johnny Piper gave a slide presentation summarizing the history of the Clarksville Center Redevelopment Plan. Acknowledging that the original plan had failed to follow several provisions of state law, Mayor Piper said several steps were taken to correct those flaws. However, repeal of the plan was never pursued. «Read the rest of this article»


One car accident destroys utility pole


A one car accident on High Street at approximately 2 am this morning severely damaged a utility pole. A white two door vehicle ran off the road and collided with a light pole. Four Clarksville police department units and one EMS unit responded, but EMS services were not needed. The vehicle required towing which was provided by Aaron Trammell of T&T towing. CDE Lightband has been notified and is expected to replace the damaged light pole shortly.

Aaron Trammell of T&T towing hooking up the vehicle
Aaron Trammell of T&T towing hooking up the vehicle «Read the rest of this article»
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Environmentally friendly bills stalled in Tennessee senate committees


TN LegislatureHave you attended a Tennessee senate committee hearing in Nashville? On April 2 Clarksvillian’s Faith Robinson, Nicole Donnelly, Debbie Boen and I went to several of these meetings. This was a Conservation Lobby Day and dozens of environmental supporters from around the state attended. Our main focus was to support ending mountain top removal coal mining and reenacting bottle deposits which encourage recycling.

We felt pretty helpless and uncounted in our seats watching the hearings since neither bill we supported was even voted on in committee. However, we could tell that phone calls and emails to Senators and Representatives really have an impact on what happens in session. «Read the rest of this article»

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