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City of Clarksville urges Motorists to prepare for Solar Eclipse

 

Clarksville Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office gears up for rare skywatching event August 21st

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’re probably aware that a total solar eclipse is coming through Clarksville on August 21st, 2017.

The Clarksville Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office want residents and visitors alike to be prepared for traffic challenges that may result from the wave of visitors and the midday darkness created by this rare astronomical occurrence.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Flash Flood Watch until Saturday morning

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee that is in effect today, Friday, June 23rd, until 10:00am Saturday morning.

Remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy will move through the mid state Friday evening, bringing additional rainfall on top of amounts received yesterday and last night. Additional rainfall amounts of 1.5 to 2.5 inches, with locally higher amounts possible.

Clarksville-Montgomery County under Flash Flood Watch until 10:00am Saturday morning.

Clarksville-Montgomery County under Flash Flood Watch until 10:00am Saturday morning.

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Housing incentives a big hit in Clarksville

 

City of Clarksville, Tennessee Housing Development Agency thank lenders for helping homebuyers

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN –  Several local lenders and real estate professionals received a hearty “thank you” this week from Ralph Perrey, executive director of the Tennessee Housing Development Agency, for their effectiveness in helping homebuyers use THDA programs.

Earlier this year, THDA announced a new program — Hardest Hit Fund Down Payment Assistance (HHF-DPA) program — which offers an additional $15,000 to homebuyers who use a THDA Great Choice mortgage to purchase a home in neighborhoods hard hit by the 2009 national economic downturn and have been slower to recover.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts, left, joins Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Clarksville Association of Realtors Director Deb-Haines Kulick and THDA Executive Director Ralph Perrey at a 'Thank You Clarksville' reception to honor the work of local lenders and realtors who have helped homebuyers obtain $3.75 million in THDA loan assistance since March 1st.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts, left, joins Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Clarksville Association of Realtors Director Deb-Haines Kulick and THDA Executive Director Ralph Perrey at a ‘Thank You Clarksville’ reception to honor the work of local lenders and realtors who have helped homebuyers obtain $3.75 million in THDA loan assistance since March 1st.

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital offers School and Sports Physicals this Summer

 

Medical Homes offer extended hours/Saturday appointments

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) patient-centered medical home teams are conducting school and sports physicals now for BACH-enrolled TRICARE Prime beneficiaries’ during regular medical home hours Monday through Friday.

In addition, BACH’s patient-centered medical homes are offering several extended clinic hours and Saturday appointments throughout the summer months.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital offers School and Sports Physicals for Christian County or Clarksville-Montgomery County schools

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital offers School and Sports Physicals for Christian County or Clarksville-Montgomery County schools

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Flash Flood Watch until late this afternoon

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County that is in effect today, Monday, June 5th, 2017 until 4:00pm this afternoon.

Moderate to heavy showers continue to develop across Middle Tennessee. Most showers are moving quicker than overnight, but some training could occur over areas that have already received 3-5 inches of rain in the last 24 hours.

While some breaks could be possible over the next few hours, some showers will be capable of quick rain amounts of 1-2 inches over already saturated soils.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Clarksville-Montgomery County until 4:00pm Monday afternoon.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Clarksville-Montgomery County until 4:00pm Monday afternoon.

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Clarksville to host Professional Horseshoe Pitching Tour for 4th Straight Year

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – For horseshoe pitching enthusiasts, the 2017 HP Pro Tour Open Horseshoe Tournament will once again make its way to Clarksville. Montgomery County’s Civitan Park, 650  Bellamy Lane, serves as home to the event, June 3rd-4th, 2017, marking the fourth year that the tour has included Clarksville Tennessee.

The HP Pro Tour is a series of horseshoe pitching tournaments where competitors try to get as many ringers as possible and walk away with big cash prizes.

Montgomery County’s Civitan Park Horseshoe Pits

Montgomery County’s Civitan Park Horseshoe Pits

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to be held June 1st, 2017

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

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Clarksville hosted Weekend Sporting Events Bring 8,300 people, $3.2 Million to Local Economy

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Visit Clarksville welcomed two major events this weekend that, combined, pumped over $3.2 million into the local economy.

The Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association (TMSAA) Track & Field State Championships brought some 2,520 visitors, including 600 athletes, who competed at Austin Peay State University’s Fortera Stadium for top medals in discus throw, high jump, long jump, shot put along with multiple track events.

The Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association (TMSAA) Track & Field State Championships were held at APSU’s Fortera Stadium on Saturday. Pictured here are Discus Throw, Shot Put and the High Jump.

The Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association (TMSAA) Track & Field State Championships were held at APSU’s Fortera Stadium on Saturday. Pictured here are Discus Throw, Shot Put and the High Jump.

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Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Award Winners at Annual Gala

 

2017-18 Chairman Announced

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN  – The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 2016-17 year last evening with a dinner and gala at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center. After recognizing winners of several business awards, the Chamber also announced its 2017-18 Board of Directors Chairman.

Chamber Chairman Sidney Johnson and Membership Chairman Alicia Edwards presented the following awards during the evening.

Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Dinner and Gala

Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Dinner and Gala

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Gas Tax Increase Approved by Tennessee House

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – The IMPROVE Act,  Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s proposal to fund critical infrastructure projects and offer local government the option to fund transportation needs passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday. 

The more than six hour debate saw House members carefully and thoroughly consider dozens of amendments and counter proposals to the IMPROVE Act.  At the end of the debate, the bill cleared the House by a narrow margin.

“I have been out front and very public about my disappointment in our State government’s neglect, in recent years, to address our over-burdened roads, highways and dangerous bridges with a responsible funding plan.”

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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