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Battle of New Orleans Commeration to kick off in Clarksville Tennessee with keelboat sendoff

 

The Early Arkansas Reenactors AsscociationClarksville, TN – On November 13th, 1814, a group of Tennessee Militia rendezvoused at Nashville to join Gen. Andrew Jackson in what has come to be called the Battle of New Orleans. They left Nashville on November 18th, 21st, and 23rd and marched to Clarksville, where they boarded flatboats for the long journey to New Orleans.

On November 15th, 2014, two hundred years later, Clarksvillians will again send Militia volunteers on a 40-fort keelboat replica down the Cumberland to re-enact that famous battle in New Orleans.

The keelboat Aux Auc under sailThe Aux Auc under sail

The keelboat Aux Auc under sail

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Clarksville’s Mayor Kim McMillan Re-elected; November 4th Election Results

 

Election 2014Clarksville, TN – Across Tennessee yesterday, the voters went to the polls to select their representatives for a variety of Federal, State, and Local offices. In Montgomery County voters cast ballots for the Tennessee Governor, U.S. Senator, a Congressman , three Tennessee House seats, the Clarksville City Mayor, and half of the city council seats. Voters also cast ballots on 4 seperate Amendments to the Tennessee Constitution, and a local referendum on allowing retail food stores to offer sell wine in Clarksville; all were approved. Voter turnout was exceptionally low with just 8.09% of the voters choosing to cast ballots in Montgomery county.

In a hard-fought race to become the next Mayor of the city of Clarksville, current Mayor Kim McMillan was reelected with 46.47% of the vote. Challengers Bill Summers and Jeff Burkart split 53.45% of the vote.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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Hankook Tire Held Groundbreaking Ceremony on Clarksville Tennessee Plant; First in the United States

 

Hankook Tire broke ground for the new Tennessee Plant as the first U.S.-based production facility, expected to be completed by 2016.

Hankook-LogoClarksville, TN – Hankook Tire, the leading and one of the fastest growing tire companies in the world, held a groundbreaking ceremony today for its new United States plant based in Clarksville, Tennessee.

The Tennessee Plant is Hankook Tire’s eighth global production base and the first U.S.-based facility. Tennessee Governor, Bill Haslam and various local and state officials as well as media representatives.

Hankook Tire executives and VIP guests break ground on the new facility

Hankook Tire executives and VIP guests break ground on the new facility

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Flourishing Families kicks off campaign to ignite change

 

Flourishing FamiliesClarksville, TN – This Campaign builds upon the upward trajectory of Flourishing Families decreasing the homelessness and unemployment in the Clarksville Community.

Flourishing Families is under the leadership of Breona Carter, now in her third year as Flourishing Families’ President. During her tenure, Carter launched a bold new strategic plan and shelter master plan, increased its commitment to financial assistance, established a new core curriculum, made programmatic changes across the Second Chance Program, and increased its focus on decreasing the homeless rate in the community. «Read the rest of this article»

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Diabetes, Cardiovascular-Disease Patients should pursue regular hearing checks

 

Center For AudiologyClarksville, TN - The prevalence of hearing loss increases with every decade of age and is closely tied to several ailments, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

A 2008 study by the National Institutes of Health revealed that hearing loss is about twice as common in those with diabetes compared to those without, and a 2005 Harvard study found that hearing loss occurs about 54% more often in those with heart disease compared to the general population.

Dr. LeJeune of the Center for Audiology administering a hearing test.

Dr. LeJeune of the Center for Audiology administering a hearing test.

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APSU’s Jada Stotts leads Lady Govs Volleyball to five set win over UT Martin Skyhawks

 

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN - Senior outside hitter Jada Stotts recorded 22 kills, including four in the fifth set, as Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team eked past UT Martin in five sets (28-26, 25-21, 22-25, 23-25, 15-11), in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for both teams, Friday night, at the Dunn Center.

Austin Peay Volleyball beats UT Martin.

Austin Peay Volleyball beats UT Martin.

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Clarksville Community Concert Association hosted an evening with the Parker Quartet and Charles Neidich

 

The Clarksville Community Concert AssociationClarksville, TN – In the opening act of their 2014-2015 season, the Clarksville Community Concert Association presented the world famous Parker Quartet along with Guest Clarinetist Charles Neidich in a concert held in  the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall at the Music and Mass Communication Building on Austin Peay State University.

The Parker Quartet features Daniel Chong and Ying Xue on Violin. Jessica Bodner on the Viola, Kee-Hyun Kim on the Cello; and they were joined in the second half by Charles Neidich on the Bassett clarinet.

The world famous Parker Quartet along with Guest Clarinetist Charles Neidich.

The world famous Parker Quartet along with Guest Clarinetist Charles Neidich.

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Clarksville’s Alexa Rippy helps Trevecca win two tournaments in four days

 

Erie, PA - After winning the Evann Parker Memorial Tournament two days prior, the Trevecca Women’s Golf team won the Michael Corbett Classic on Monday.

In the first round the Trojans set a school-record with a 310 score. In the second round TNU turned in a 226 for a 636 tournament total.

The Trojans return to action Saturday, September 27th at the NCAA DII National Championship Preview hosted by Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI at The Meadows Golf Course.

Trevecca women's golf team wins two tournaments in four days (TNU Sports Information)

Trevecca women’s golf team wins two tournaments in four days (TNU Sports Information)

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Local Community celebrates opening of new APSU Govenor’s Stadium

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – On Saturday the community gathered on Austin Peay State University to attend the ceremonies opening the brand new APSU Governors Football Stadium. The new world-class facility replaces a 68 year old stadium originally built in 1946 as the Clarksville Municipal Stadium.

The new stadium cost $19 million, and has four levels, with most of the offices and dressing rooms, as well as a training room, on the first floor. On the second floor, there will be meeting rooms and an additional weight room. Fans on levels 3 and 4 will find the amenities of club seating and skyboxes – new features to the stadium. The skyboxes are tiered stadium-type seating with up to 22 seats per viewing room. In addition, each skybox has a bar with locations for bar stools, tables and chairs to seat four to six people.

The ribbon cutting opening the new APSU Governor's Football Stadium. APSU President Alisa White and Hendricks Fox cut the ribbon

The ribbon cutting opening the new APSU Governor’s Football Stadium. APSU President Alisa White and Hendricks Fox cut the ribbon

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Van Kirk and Williams Lead Day 1 Of Mayor’s Classic Golf Tournament

 

Clarksville, TN – Over 80 golfers teed off in unseasonably cool weather Saturday morning at Swan Lake Golf Course to compete in the 2014 Mayor’s Golf Classic. The two day event features both young and older golfers vying for the top spot in two divisions, open and senior.

At the end of day 1 several seniors earned bragging rights with the top scores. Brad Van Kirk led all seniors and 99 percent of the field with a three under 68.

Van Kirk was last year’s Senior Tournament of Champions winner and has been red hot this summer winning three events including his first non-senior division tournament title, the Clarksville City Amateur Golf Tournament.

Brad Van Kirk and Payton Williams among the leaders of Mayor's Golf Classic (Michael Rios/Clarksville Sports Network)

Brad Van Kirk and Payton Williams among the leaders of Mayor’s Golf Classic (Michael Rios/Clarksville Sports Network)

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