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Clarksville Parks and Recreation launches “Bike Walk Clarksville”

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Bike Walk Clarksville, a group of citizens on a mission to promote a more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly community, got rolling this week with a formative meeting at Wilma Rudolph Events Center.

The next meeting is scheduled for 6:00pm Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at a site to be announced soon. Organizers have set up online sites to inform and connect members.

The popularity of Clarksville's BCycle bike-sharing system helped inspire the newly formed 'Bike Walk Clarksville' citizens group.

The popularity of Clarksville’s BCycle bike-sharing system helped inspire the newly formed ‘Bike Walk Clarksville’ citizens group.

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Google breaks ground for Clarksville Data Center

 

$600 million project is part of 14-state expansion

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan offered a heartfelt “Welcome to Clarksville” to Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai as the company broke ground on a new $600 million data center Friday, February 16th, 2018.

“On this great day, we say ‘Thank You for choosing Clarksville,’ and we look forward to a bright future together,” McMillan said.

Groundbreaking ceremony for Google's Data Center in Clarksville.

Groundbreaking ceremony for Google’s Data Center in Clarksville.

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City of Clarksville Flags to fly at half-staff until sunset February 19th

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan directs that the U.S., State and City flags be flown at half-staff at all City of Clarksville offices and facilities until sunset Monday, February 19th, 2018.

This is in keeping with the Presidential proclamation to fly the U.S. Flag at half-staff as a mark of respect for the victims of the Parkland, Florida, school tragedy.

American Flag at Half Staff

American Flag at Half Staff

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces registration for Queen City Road Race going on now

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – It’s time to lace up those running shoes and begin preparing for the 40th Annual Queen City Road Race, a City of Clarksville tradition that promotes health and fitness for people of all ages.

Registrants can choose to participate in either the one-mile event at 8:30am or the 5K beginning at 8:45am on Saturday, May 5th, 2018.

Queen City Road Race celebrates 40 years

Queen City Road Race celebrates 40 years

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan backs Tourism Investment

 

City Mayor opposes unilateral reduction sought by County

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan called a proposed reduction in local investment in tourism development “unwise,” and said she would ask the City Council to sustain the City’s funding of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Tourist Commission.

“New Tennessee Department of Tourism data shows that every dollar spent on tourism development returns 19 dollars in state and local tax revenues,” McMillan said Friday. “I think it would be unwise to reduce our local investment in tourism, which is a key element of our overall economic development strategy.”

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, City Council honor CPD Officers who saved Man from Fire

 

‘On behalf of a grateful City, We say Thank You’

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Officers Darren Koski and Donald Gipson earned a standing ovation and congratulatory handshakes and hugs from Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan the Clarksville City Council last week in recognition of their brave actions to save a man from a burning house.

The officers went to a fire call at on January 6th, 2017 at 6:15am on Stafford Street, kicked in the front door, and helped remove a resident who had been sleeping in his bedroom.

Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley and Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan presented proclamations February 1st to Officers Donald Gipson and Darren Koski for their heroic actions to remove a man from a burning house. On Friday the officers also received Medals of Valor from Chief Ansley.

Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley and Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan presented proclamations February 1st to Officers Donald Gipson and Darren Koski for their heroic actions to remove a man from a burning house. On Friday the officers also received Medals of Valor from Chief Ansley.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan helps open Black History Month

 

Proclamation honors committee, Rev. Jimmy Terry

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan joined community leaders for the opening of Black History Month in Clarksville, and formally proclaimed February as a special time to “celebrate the achievements and contributions made by African Americans to our economic, cultural, spiritual and political development.”

Mayor McMillan commended the Rev. Anderson Grant, chairman, and Pastor Frank Washington for their work with the Clarksville Black History Month Committee, which organized the February 1st Opening Celebration.

Servella Terry (right), widow of the late Rev. Jimmy Terry Sr., joined Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan at the podium to present the Black History Month proclamation.

Servella Terry (right), widow of the late Rev. Jimmy Terry Sr., joined Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan at the podium to present the Black History Month proclamation.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan meets with Clarksville Cycling Club to discuss Bike-Friendly Agenda

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Leaders of the Clarksville Cycling Club met with Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan recently to discuss ways to promote bicycle-related activities in the Clarksville area.

Alex King, board member and past president, and Lawrence Mize also signaled support for the City’s efforts to create an advocacy group to promote a more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly community.

Clarksville Cycling Club members Lawrence Mize and Alex King present Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan with an official club riding jersey during a recent meeting at City Hall.

Clarksville Cycling Club members Lawrence Mize and Alex King present Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan with an official club riding jersey during a recent meeting at City Hall.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to hold “Words of Power: The Alex-Zan Story” during Black History Month

 

Black History Month features ‘The Alex-Zan Story’

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – In celebration of Black History Month, Clarksville Parks and Recreation will present “Words of Power: The Alex-Zan Story” at 5:30pm on February 13th, 2018 at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center located at 1190 Cumberland Drive.

The event is free to the public.

“Words of Power: The Alex-Zan Story” to be held at the Wilma Rudolph Event Centeron February 13th

“Words of Power: The Alex-Zan Story” to be held at the Wilma Rudolph Event Centeron February 13th

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan bestows Employee Service Awards

 

Michael McWhorter’s 45 years tops this year’s list

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – For Michael McWhorter, who’s worked for the Clarksville Gas and Water Department for more than four decades, the first day on the job remains among the most memorable.

“I was 18, just out of high school, and this was my first full-time job,” McWhorter said. “On the way to work that Monday, my car ran out of gas at the Kraft Street/Riverside Drive intersection., so I ran all the way to Gas & Water, which was on Public Square in those days. I was about five minutes late, but it turned out all right.”

Michael McWhorter, Materials Management Supervisor at Clarksville Gas and Water, accepts a 45-year service pin from Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan. He was the longest serving of the 285 City employees who received pins from McMillan during her annual employee service awards breakfast on Thursday.

Michael McWhorter, Materials Management Supervisor at Clarksville Gas and Water, accepts a 45-year service pin from Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan. He was the longest serving of the 285 City employees who received pins from McMillan during her annual employee service awards breakfast on Thursday.

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