Topic: Cumberland River
Clarksville, TN – The driver of the vehicle recovered from the Cumberland River has been identified as 19 year old Jalyn Davon Jones. Mr. Jones was originally from Indiana and was currently stationed at Fort Campbell, KY. Based on a joint investigation between the Clarksville Police and the Fort Campbell CID office all evidence, at this point, indicates Mr. Jones committed suicide.
This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with any information is urged to call Det. Eric Ewing at the Clarksville Police Department’s Special Operations Unit. 931.648.0656 ext. 5447.
Clarksville, TN – Divers from the Montgomery County Emergency Medical Service were able to attach a cable to the submerged vehicle in the Cumberland River at approximately 12:15pm Friday, December 5th.
Because of the cable’s precarious hold on the car, a marker buoy was also attached so that the car could be quickly relocated if the cable had not held. Recovery, however, was successful on the first attempt. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Search operations for the submerged car in the Cumberland River were suspended last night at 11:00pm. A buoy marker was emplaced to mark the vehicle’s suspected location.
Reduced visibility, debris in the water, the strength of the current, and the weather conditions increased the danger and the difficulty of the operation. Recovery operations have just resumed.
Clarksville, TN – On Thursday, December 4th, 2014, at 6:18pm, two District Two Patrol Officers of the Clarksville Police Department observed a red car drive down the McGregor Park boat ramp into the Cumberland River.
Rescue personnel may have located the submerged car, but the current is making confirmation and stabilization difficult; recovery may have to wait until daylight and could also be impeded by the weather. It is unknown if the driver is inside the vehicle.
Clarksville, TN – On Thursday, December 4th, 2014, at 6:18pm, two District Two Patrol Officers of the Clarksville Police Department observed a red car with an out-of-state license plate parked near the McGregor Park boat ramp at 640 North Riverside Drive. There appeared to be one occupant in the vehicle.
The officers approached the driver to determine his welfare. The driver immediately started the car and drove down the boat ramp into the Cumberland River «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – If you look hard enough, it is not difficult to find a rather cynical analysis of recorded history. For example, “The past actually happened. History is what someone took the time to write down,” says writer and comedian, Whitney A. Brown.
Or there is American writer and Civil War veteran, Ambrose Bierce, who chimed in with, “God alone knows the future, but only a historian can alter the past.”
Yet, despite these opinions and the imperfections they reveal concerning the whole endeavor of unearthing information about the past, it is a still considered a noble one.
Clarksville, TN – Our lives here in Middle Tennessee are built upon the foundation of those who lived before us. The names of these souls of long ago are sprinkled upon our consciousness as they are now reflected in the names of our counties, cities, and roads: John Montgomery, George Rogers Clark, James Robertson, etc.
They are people who lived the prime of their lives in the late 18th century on the cusp of a new nation, bordering a frontier with a plethora of possibilities. These men are revered and their lives have been boiled down to a thick consistency of stories that all reflect their heroism, bravery, and sometimes larger than life achievements.
There is a definite vibe that they are only to be portrayed as one dimensional hero type characters. Along with that I get the feeling that to declare anything else is pretty much blasphemy.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, TN – Tomorrow, Tuesday October 3rd, is Tennessee’s General Election. Ballots will be cast on a range of offices and issues. Clarksville will also be electing the Mayor for the next four years. The candidates are Mayor Kim McMillan, City Councilman Bill Summers, and City Councilman Jeff Burkart.
Current Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan was sworn into office in January of 2011. When she was elected, her first goal was to reestablish the trust and integrity in the Mayor’s office. She came into office with two decades of experience representing the citizens of Clarksville-Montgomery County.
Clarksville, TN – The American Queen of the American Queen Steamboat Company will be making another stop at McGregor Park on October 31st.
Make your way down to the Cumberland River on Friday, and you can see the largest steamboat in the world dock. There you can take look at the massive American Queen, a “genteel, floating antebellum mansion”, as their website describes it.
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