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Rivers and Spires Festival Sets New Attendance Record this year

 

Clarksville Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The 2016 Rivers and Spires Festival shattered previous attendance records, bringing over 49,000 people into downtown Clarksville over the April 14th-16th weekend. This year’s event was the largest Rivers and Spires to date with the 2010 Festival previously holding the record at 42,073 when the Charlie Daniels Band performed.

“The Festival definitely did what it was supposed to do; bring people downtown, promote the community and offer free family entertainment for all ages. We are very pleased with how the event went this year,” said Theresa Harrington, Executive Director of Visit Clarksville.

2016 Rivers and Spires Festival was the biggest one yet.

2016 Rivers and Spires Festival was the biggest one yet.

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UT Lady Vols’ Bashaara Graves of Clarksville earns AP Honors

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – University of Tennessee women’s basketball forward Bashaara Graves has been named an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American, the media organization announced on Monday afternoon.

Graves, a 6-foot-2 senior from Clarksville, Tennessee, averaged 10.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game in 33 contests this season. She connected on 54 percent of her attempts from the field and hit 74 percent at the free throw line. She registered eight double-doubles in her final season, finishing her career with 29 to wind up ninth on UT’s all-time list.

Tennessee Women's Basketball senior forward Bashaara Graves named an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball senior forward Bashaara Graves named an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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Roxy Regional Theatre’s adaptation of Booth Tarkington’s “The Magnificent Ambersons” opens Friday, March 25th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – On Friday, March 25th, following months of workshopping, John McDonald’s stage adaptation of Booth Tarkington’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Magnificent Ambersons” will premiere at the Roxy Regional Theatre at 8:00pm.

A spoiled child, a mother’s death, the changing times and the loss of great wealth bring George Amberson his ultimate comeuppance in this timeless piece about the declining fortunes of a proud Midwestern family and the social changes brought by the automobile age.

"The Magnificent Ambersons" at the Roxy Regional Theatre stars Maggie McCollester.

“The Magnificent Ambersons” at the Roxy Regional Theatre stars Maggie McCollester.

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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre to hold World Premiere of Booth Tarkington’s “The Magnificent Ambersons”, March 25th – April 2nd

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Following months of workshopping, John McDonald’s stage adaptation of Booth Tarkington’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Magnificent Ambersons” is poised for its world premiere at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Friday, March 25th, at 8:00pm.

A spoiled child, a mother’s death, the changing times and the loss of great wealth bring George Amberson his ultimate comeuppance in this timeless piece about the declining fortunes of a proud Midwestern family and the social changes brought by the automobile age.

"The Magnificent Ambersons" at the Roxy Regional Theatre stars Maggie McCollester.

“The Magnificent Ambersons” at the Roxy Regional Theatre stars Maggie McCollester.

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#25/RV UT Lady Vols take on Vanderbilt Commodores in Nashville Wednesday

 

#25/RV Tennessee (14-9, 5-5 SEC) vs. Vanderbilt (15-8, 4-6 SEC)

Thursday, February 11th, 2016 | 8:05pm CT/9:05pm ET
Nashville, TN | Memorial Gymnasium

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The #25/RV Lady Vols (14-9, 5-5 SEC) go in search of a road victory Thursday night, as they face in-state rival Vanderbilt (15-8, 4-6 SEC) in Nashville at Memorial Gymnasium in the 76th meeting between these programs. Tip-off is slated for 8:00pm CT/9:00pm ET.

The Lady Vols are in seventh place, and the Commodores stand in 11th in the league standings through Monday night’s games.

After winning a pair of league tilts at home, the Big Orange women enter Thursday night’s contest on the heels of a 76-71 overtime loss at Texas A&M on Sunday.

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Instant Peay Play: Two APSU basketball greats enter home stretch of record-breaking careers

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With the calendar switching from January to February, Austin Peay State University basketball standouts Chris Horton and Tiasha Gray enter the final regular-season month of their respective record-breaking careers.

Both arrived on Austin Peay’s campus in 2012, Horton from Columbus High School in Decatur, GA; while Gray stayed near home to continue her hoops career after playing at Clarksville High School.

While the pair play different positions for their teams – Horton is a 6-8 center, while Gray is a 5-4 point guard – both have helped re-write the record book, both at Austin Peay and the Ohio Valley Conference.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Foundation Awards Nearly $20,000 In Great Idea Grants to Local Educators

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Education FoundationClarksville, TN – For the past seven years, the Education Foundation has offered Clarksville-Montgomery County School (CMCSS) educators the opportunity to compete for funds that benefit their classrooms and special projects in a non-traditional way.

Education Foundation president Brian Taylor notes that the increase in funds awarded is possible because of contributions made by individual community members to recent Foundation fundraisers including the Vision to Reality Banquet and the Annual Campaign.

Education Foundation Awards Nearly $20,000 In Great Idea Grants

Education Foundation Awards Nearly $20,000 In Great Idea Grants

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation accepting registration for Youth Dodgeball League

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Registration for the Youth Dodgeball League is now being accepted by Clarksville Parks and Recreation.

Pre-registration is required and participants, boys and girls ages 6-17, can register at the Parks and Recreation Main office or online at www.cityofclarksville.com/parksrec now through January 8th, 2016.

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Registration for Clarksville Parks and Recreation Youth Dodgeball League going on now

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation is current accepting registrations for their Youth Dodgeball League.

Pre-registration is required and participants, boys and girls ages 6-17, can register at the Parks and Recreation Main office or online at www.cityofclarksville.com/parksrec now through January 8th, 2016.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Youth Dodgeball League to return to Crow Community Center

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Registration for the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Youth Dodgeball League is currently underway!

Pre-registration is required and participants, boys and girls ages 6-17, can register at the Parks and Recreation Main office or online at www.cityofclarksville.com/parksrec now through January 8th, 2016.

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