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Salvation Army Shelter plans Open House at new Kraft Street campus

 

The Clarksville Salvation Army  will celebrate the completion of its new Emergency Shelter on Kraft Street with an Open House on Sunday, February 22, from 1-4 p.m., with a special program at 1:30 p.m.

Contractor James D. Amos stands with Salvation Army Majors Shelly and Grady Pearson as the "future home" of the S.A. Shelter becomes reality

Clarksville Online toured the facility Thursday with Majors Grady and Shelly Pearson, and the shelter’s volunteer  contractor, James Amos. The Pearsons are  on their second tour in the Queen City, having been stationed here from 1997 through 2000. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Community Concert Series presents Trio Verlaine

 
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Trio Verlaine

The  Clarksville Community Concert Association will present  Trio Verlaine in concert on Friday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.   in conjunction with the Mid-South Flute Festival being held at Austin Peay State University.

Trio Verlaine will perform a classical concert with flute, harp and viola on Friday, March 6,  at 7:30 p.m.  Trio Verlaine will perform a classical concert with flute, harp and viola.

The members of Trio Verlaine are drawn together by friendship and a strong desire to further this unusual instrumental combination first dreamed of by Debussy. Members are Heidi Krutzen, principal harp CBC Radio Orchestra and Vancouver Opera, David Harding, professor of viola and chamber music, UBC, and Lorna McGhee, former co-principal flute BBC Symphony Orchestra, London. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Attorney General speaks at Black History Month program

 
United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.

United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.

The text of U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is presented as part of Black History Month.

Every year, in February, we attempt to recognize and to appreciate black history. It is a worthwhile endeavor for the contributions of African Americans to this great nation are numerous and significant. Even as we fight a war against terrorism, deal with the reality of electing an African American as our President for the first time and deal with the other significant issues of the day, the need to confront our racial past, and our racial present, and to understand the history of African people in this country, endures. One cannot truly understand America without understanding the historical experience of black people in this nation. Simply put, to get to the heart of this country one must examine its racial soul. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU newspaper staff garner awards at Southeast Journalism Conference

 

apsu-logoMembers of Austin Peay State University’s student newspaper staff earned recognition at the 22nd annual Southeast Journalism Conference (SEJC), held Feb. 12-14 at Belmont University in Nashville.

Three staff members of The All State accepted accolades at the conference. For work submitted prior to the conference, Managing Editor Patrick Armstrong, of Lebanon, earned honorable mention awards in the Best Newspaper Layout Designer and Best Press Photographer categories. Photo Editor Lois Jones, of Clarksville, won third place in the Best Press Photographer category. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Is the Fairgrounds Marina a failure to plan or a plan for failure?

 

Dave Ramsey has an adage, “People don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan.”

opinion-081The ongoing saga of the city of Clarksville efforts to construct a marina on the Cumberland River at Fairgrounds Park continues to astound. Having secured funds well in excess of the specified required amount, laying an enormous debt on the taxpayers in the process, the city is apparently stumbling along in baby steps to compile the paperwork needed to gain the federal and state permits to allow the construction to take place at all. All the while the public is being told these are great strides in advancing the dream of a marina into a reality.

The New Clarksville City Council

2009 Clarksville City Council

Recently, the City of Clarksville announced that excavation bids would be sought by May, 2009, for some excavation to begin at the fairgrounds in July of this year, with Marina construction to be completed by October, 2010.

On February 18, 2009, CO Author Turner McCullough Jr. received the following communication from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Conservation Biologist Tadd Potter in response to six questions asked of the USACOE: «Read the rest of this article»

 

CPD sergeant honored for apprehension of robbery suspect

 

Sgt. Maurice Hobbs of the Tennessee Highway Patrol was recognized by Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley at Police Headquarters for his actions in apprehending a suspect who was charged with committing two robberies within hours of each other.

police-logoOn February 4,  at approximately 3:06 a.m, Sgt. Hobbs was passing by the Mapco Express store located at 640 Providence Blvd. As Sgt. Hobbs passed by the store, he noticed a person standing at the register with a hooded jacket pulled over their head.  Sgt. Hobbs then turned his vehicle around and as he pulled onto the lot of the Mapco, the suspect quickly exited the store and the clerk ran out of the store telling Sgt.  Hobbs that she had just been robbed. «Read the rest of this article»

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Two men charged in Old Russellville Road burglary

 

The Clarksville Police Department

Two men face burglary charges for theft of copper wiring. On February 16, Angelo Javon Byars (B/M), 38, of 572 Nelson Rd, Guthrie, KY,  was charged with burglary with bond of $5,000 and Jonathan Lee Wiiliams (B/M),  25, of  503 Edlin St., Guthrie, KY, was charged with burglary and had a theft warrant  served when he was taken into custody and has a bond of $10,000. «Read the rest of this article»

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Silke’s Night with the Artists welcomes photography exhibit

 
Good conversation aplenty at photo exhibit

Wanda and Terry McMoore chat with Judge Charles Smith and Cindy Chambers during the new exhibit opening at Silke's

Saturday was Valentine’s Day and many a panicked male dashed around town looking for some way to demonstrate his affection for his lady love. If they had thought of an art exhibit opening, they would have been home on Easy Street … especially if the art opening was the new photography exhibit featuring Alan Goldstein at Silke’s Old World Bakery and Cafe. For the lucky souls who planned for this event, the evening was magical.

Sweethearts of all stripes gathered at Silke’s to marvel and view the latest additions to the walls of artwork on display at this wonderful little hide-a-way jewel in Clarksville. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Dunbar Cave film makes February 19 debut at Visitor’s Center

 
Dunbar Cave seen from across Swan Lake

Dunbar Cave seen from across Swan Lake

On Thursday, February 19, the Friends of Dunbar Cave along with Clean Cut Productions will present to the public a completed film on the history of Dunbar Cave and its resources. The film will screen at Dunbar Cave State Natural Area, in the Visitor Center (white building), beginning at 6 p.m. with the film repeating every 15 minutes though 7 p.m.

Over 25 people were filmed and interviewed by the Friends group, but Clean Cut is using only four of them in this short introductory film. Cathy Lee and Jason Bagget will be on hand to thank for this incredible gift to our town and state. «Read the rest of this article»

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Meeting slated for former civilian “Birdcage” workers

 

tyler-fieldA meeting for former civilian workers at Clarksville Base, TN, locally known as “The Birdcage,” will be held on Monday, February 23,  at 4 p.m. in the children’s library theater of  the Clarksville-Montgomery County Library at 350 Pageant Lane.

Mr. Johnnie Golden, a technical assistant, for the  Energy Employees Compensation Program in the Jacksonville district office of the U.S. Department of Labor will be the guest speaker.  Mr. Golden will explain how workers may apply to be considered as employees under a Special Exposure Cohort in accordance with guidelines of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Program Act (EEOIPA). «Read the rest of this article»

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