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Clarksville-Montgomery County Memorial Day Service honors those who died serving our Country

 

Montgomery County Veterans Service OrganizationClarksville, TN – On Monday, May 25th, the Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization held its annual Memorial Day Ceremony. Due to rain, the ceremony was held in the William O. Beach Civic Hall, Veterans Plaza in Clarksville Tennessee.

The ceremony was opened by Frank Mir, the Director of the Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization. Mir welcomed the dignitaries and attendees to the Memorial ceremony. The colors were posted by the 101st Airborne Division Honor Guard, and Stella McKnight sang the National Anthem.

Purple Heart recipients at the 2015 Clarksville-Montgomery County Memorial Day Service

Purple Heart recipients at the 2015 Clarksville-Montgomery County Memorial Day Service

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Vietnam Veterans of America held their annual Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil Sunday night, May 24th

 

Clarksville, TN – On Sunday, May 25th, the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 396 held their annual Candlelight Vigil to remember the men and women who were left behind in Vietnam when American forces withdrew in 1975.

It is a solemn occasion when a nation gathers together to honor its soldiers, those who lived to come home, but even more importantly those who did not.

LTC (Retired) Jose Garcia delivering the keynote address at the 2015 Vietnam Veterans of America Candle Light Vigil.

LTC (Retired) Jose Garcia delivering the keynote address at the 2015 Vietnam Veterans of America Candle Light Vigil.

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City of Clarksville Offices closed Monday, May 25th, 2015

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is reminding everyone that City of Clarksville offices will be closed on Monday, May 25th, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day.

“I invite everyone in the Clarksville community to join me in thanking the men and women who defend our freedom today and remember those heroes who sacrificed their all in service to our country,” said Mayor Kim McMillan.

City offices will re-open on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 for regularly scheduled hours.

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Clarksville remembers fallen Officers during Police Memorial Day Ceremony

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – A crowd of about seventy people gathered at Clarksville Police Headquarters this morning to observe Police Memorial Day and to honor the lives of those gave all for their community.

Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley thanked those who attended and read a letter from a citizen thanking local officers for their courage and protection. He reminded the audience of the many officers who have already been killed this year and how they received so much less coverage and attention than those rare officers who are accused of misconduct.

Fallen Officers remembered at Clarksville Police Memorial Day Ceremony.

Fallen Officers remembered at Clarksville Police Memorial Day Ceremony.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation kicked off Warrior Week with Backroad Brigade, Little Texas Concert Friday night

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville’s Warrior Week started Friday night, May 8th, with a free concert at Liberty Park. The event was in honor of all military personnel and their families.

There was plenty of food and drink like hotdogs, Mexican food, sodas and lemonade for purchase.

Little Texas jammed at Clarksville's Warrior Week concert Friday night.

Little Texas jammed at Clarksville’s Warrior Week concert Friday night.

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Montgomery County, City of Clarksville Joint Proclamation for National Safe Boating Week

 

National Safe Boating Week is May 16th, 2015 thru May 22nd, 2015

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – A National Safe Boating Week Proclamation signed April 8th, 2015 by Jim Durrett, Mayor of Montgomery County and Kim McMillan, Mayor of the City of Clarksville declaring May 16th thru May 22nd, 2015 a special week, as the busy season of on the water activities begin and the public participates in many water based recreational activities.

Jim Durrett, Mayor of Montgomery County and Kim McMillian,  Mayor of the City of Clarksville, standing Diane Gilman, USCG Auxiliary Flotilla Commander 082-11-07, Clarksville/Fort Campbell.

Jim Durrett, Mayor of Montgomery County and Kim McMillian, Mayor of the City of Clarksville, standing Diane Gilman, USCG Auxiliary Flotilla Commander 082-11-07, Clarksville/Fort Campbell.

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Clarksville Police Department Swears in 13 New Officers

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Today, May 4th, 2015 the Clarksville Police Department welcomes Robert Steinmetz, Ronald Cox, Shandie Owenby, Brandon Diez, Brittany Hubbard, Matthew Roederer, Tryesha Clark, Andrew Henry, Steven Deering, Joshua Clegg, Kevin Westover, Nickolas Nemeth and Joshua Spain.

The New Officers and their families, along with Chief Al Ansley, Judge Charles W. Smith, Councilman Geno Grubbs, members of the Clarksville Police Academy Alumni (CPAA), and other City Officials, gathered at the Clarksville Police Department’s Range Training Room, while they were sworn in by Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan.

(L to R) Chief Al Ansley, Robert Steinmetz, Ronald Cox, Shandie Owenby, Brandon Diez, Brittany Hubbard, Matthew Roederer, Tryesha Clark, Andrew Henry, Mayor Kim McMillan, Steven Deering, Joshua Clegg, Kevin Westover, Nickolas Nemeth and Joshua Spain.

(L to R) Chief Al Ansley, Robert Steinmetz, Ronald Cox, Shandie Owenby, Brandon Diez, Brittany Hubbard, Matthew Roederer, Tryesha Clark, Andrew Henry, Mayor Kim McMillan, Steven Deering, Joshua Clegg, Kevin Westover, Nickolas Nemeth and Joshua Spain.

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Mayor’s Fitness Council receives grant from Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Health Foundation

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Mayor’s Fitness Council was recently awarded a $9,500 grant by The Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Health Foundation to further its Clarkswell movement.

The Mayor’s Fitness Council has established the unique Clarkswell brand to identify Clarksville as a healthier place to work and play. Through this community-wide effort, the MFC created the Clarkswell Workplace initiative designed for employers who seek to improve employee health.

Members of the Mayor’s Fitness Council are Greg Fryer, Anne Black, Robyn, Kocurek, Janet Haase, Jaclyn Beaty, Obee Obryant, Mayor Kim McMillan, Sarah Schwartz (Community Health Foundation) Dale Brown, Melissa Gomez, Brad Workman, David Davenport, and Bill Harpel. Members not pictured: Lauren Wilkinson, Ken Gilman, and Angelique Greer.

Members of the Mayor’s Fitness Council are Greg Fryer, Anne Black, Robyn, Kocurek, Janet Haase, Jaclyn Beaty, Obee Obryant, Mayor Kim McMillan, Sarah Schwartz (Community Health Foundation) Dale Brown, Melissa Gomez, Brad Workman, David Davenport, and Bill Harpel. Members not pictured: Lauren Wilkinson, Ken Gilman, and Angelique Greer.

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Clarksville’s Rivers and Spires Festival provided fun and entertainment for everyone

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The 13th annual Rivers and Spires Festival concluded Saturday, April 18th with beautiful weather, great music, wonderful food and entertainment for everyone.

Speaking of food, there were freshly dipped corn dogs, kettle corn, funnel cakes, hotdogs, brats, gyros along with plenty of iced tea and lemonade. The gyros was particularly good. Everything was reasonably priced.

Everybody had a swashbuckling good time at Rivers and Spires.

Everybody had a swashbuckling good time at Rivers and Spires.

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APSU to host 5th Annual Young Women’s Leadership Symposium April 10th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – During a presidential election year, names like Hillary and Sarah often stand out because all the other candidates stumping for votes are usually men.

The question of why women often shy away from politics has troubled Dr. Marsha Lyle-Gonga, chair of the Austin Peay State University Department of Political Science, since she was a doctoral student, and in 2010 she decided to host an event to encourage a new generation of women to get involved in the political process.

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