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Water outage planned tomorrow for Ranch Hill Drive


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Water will be disrupted on Ranch Hill Drive from Ringgold Road to Bay Lane on Wednesday, January 27th, from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 12:00 p.m. The following streets will be affected by the water outage. Ranch Hill Drive, Pony Court, Pinto Court, Bay Lane, Colt Drive, and Palamino Drive.

Gas and Water workers will repair two water valves on Colt Drive. Residents are advised to plan for an alternate water source during the outage.

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The IRS offers help for financially distressed taxpayers


With tax season fast approaching the IRS would like to ensure you have the best information available to make informed decisions on tax matters as you prepare your 2010 income tax returns.

If you are facing financial difficulties and struggling to meet your tax obligations the IRS can help. As the 2010 tax filing season begins, in addition to new credits, deductions and exclusions, the IRS is taking steps to help people who owe back taxes. Here are some areas where IRS can help: «Read the rest of this article»

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Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival brought the culture and heritage of the Russian Federation to Clarksville


ccaSunday afternoon, in the third concert of the 2009-2010 Clarksville Community Concert Association and the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts played host to the gregarious Nikolai Massenkoff and the colorful dancers and talented musicians of the Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival.

An audience member dancing with Nikolai

This had to be the most fun of all the Clarksville Community Concert Association’s Concerts that I have had the pleasure of attending. In this concert, audience participation wasn’t just appreciated, it was expected! One audience member was invited up on stage to participate in a fast moving Russian dance. At the end of which, Nikolai joked that the young man would be expected to continue on tour as the newest member of the Festival!

The Festival dancers twirled, leaped, and strutted across the stage in their vibrant costumes. Illustrating the romantic Russian music with deft moments of their bodies.

The Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival dancers

The Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival dancers

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Blood drive for Haiti


Choice Hotels International’s Wingate By Wyndham-Clarksville and the Comfort Inn North will be sponsoring an American Red Cross  blood drive tomorrow, in support of the Haiti earthquake victims. «Read the rest of this article»

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The Search is on for the 2010 Miss River Queen/Teen


The Rivers and Spires FestivalThe search is on for this year’s Miss River Queen/Teen. The annual pageant will be held March 27 in Clement Auditorium on the campus of Austin Peay State University. The winners of the event will serve as ambassadors to the Rivers & Spires Festival, held in downtown Clarksville April 15-17. The winners will also advance to the Miss Tennessee USA or Teen USA pageants to be held in October.

Contestants will compete in three phases: swimsuit, evening gown and private interview. The top finalists will then have an on-stage interview. In addition to a banner, crown and flowers, the winners will receive an extensive prize package which includes jewelry, professional photography and make-up, spa and salon services, gift certificates, interview consulting and more.

Callie Atkins of Clarksville was crowned Miss River Queen at last year’s event, and Amber Pennycuff of Mt. Juliet was named Miss River Teen. Miss Pennycuff went on to place in the Top 15 in the Miss Tennessee Teen USA pageant. Pageant experts, including the reigning Mrs. Tennessee USA Nikki Loos Peterson, will assist this year’s winners in preparing for the state competitions and all competition fees will be paid for the title holders. «Read the rest of this article»


Road closure on Sanders Road


Monday, January 25, 2010

Sanders Road is closed to traffic from Earl Slade Road to Old Russellville Pike until approximately 2:30 p.m. Gas and Water construction workers are installing a new fire hydrant on Sanders. Traffic will be detoured.

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IRS Forms and Publications: Get ’em when you need ’em


With tax season fast approaching the IRS would like to ensure you have the best information available to make informed decisions on tax matters as you prepare your 2010 income tax returns.

The IRS has free tax forms and publications on a wide variety of topics. If you need IRS forms or information, try one of these easy options:

  • Internet: You can access forms and publications on the IRS website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at
  • Phone: Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676) to order current year forms, instructions and publications and prior year forms and instructions. You should receive your order within 10 days.
  • Locations in your community: During the tax-filing season, many libraries and post offices offer free tax forms to taxpayers. Some libraries also have copies of commonly-requested publications, including the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library. Braille materials may also be available. Many large grocery stores, copy centers, and office supply stores have forms you can photocopy or print from a CD.
  • Mail: Order your tax forms and publications from the National Distribution Center, P.O. Box 8903, Bloomington, IL, 61702-8903. You should receive your products 10 days after receipt of your order.
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The Clarksville Parks and Rec Report


parksandrecThe Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department’s weekly recreation report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family. This weeks highlights include:

  • Men’s Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Adult Softball
  • Youth Baseball
  • Youth Softball
  • Youth Teeball

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December unemployment rate climbs to 10.9 percent


Seasonally adjusted rate up 0.7 percentage point from November

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNASHVILLE – Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development James Neeley announced Thursday Tennessee’s unemployment rate for December was 10.9 percent, up 0.7 percentage point from the November rate of 10.2 percent.

“This month we’ve seen a cumulative effect of statistical information which resulted in our high rate of unemployment,” reported Labor Commissioner James Neeley. “These figures are consistent with a weak holiday period that outweighed seasonal adjustments to the unemployment rate this time of year.”

The December rate a year ago was 7.6 percent. The national unemployment rate for December 2009 was 10.0 percent, equal to the November rate of 10.0 percent. «Read the rest of this article»

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New youth talent show to make its premiere at Rivers & Spires Festival


The Rivers and Spires FestivalAuditions are being scheduled now for a new youth talent show, “Aspire to Stardom,” which will premiere during this year’s Rivers & Spires Festival. Auditions are open to youth between the ages of 2 and 19. The top acts will be chosen to perform in the final talent showcase, which will be held April 16 at 6:30pm in downtown Clarksville.

The Auditions will be held at Kickers Country Club (690 Riverside Drive) from 11:00am to 3:00pm on the following dates: «Read the rest of this article»

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