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Tennessee Silver Jackets meet in Clarksville

 

Multi-agency group works to reduce flood risks

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville on Tuesday hosted the quarterly meeting of the Tennessee Silver Jackets, a multi-agency group that works to reduce flood risks and prepare for hazardous floods across the state.

The group includes representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, Tennessee Valley Authority, Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Weather Service, related state and federal agencies, and various cities and counties.

Members of the Tennessee Silver Jackets, a multi-agency group that works to prevent and manage flood risks, views the riverbank stabilization project completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Clarksville in 2016.

Members of the Tennessee Silver Jackets, a multi-agency group that works to prevent and manage flood risks, views the riverbank stabilization project completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Clarksville in 2016.

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TDOT starts McClure Bridge Repairs this Weekend

 

Drivers should expect delays

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTClarksville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews will be making repairs to the McClure Bridge on SR 13 in Clarksville for several weekends in August, starting this Friday, August 7th, 2017.

McClure Bridge repair to begin this weekend.

McClure Bridge repair to begin this weekend.

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TDOT to begin repairs on McClure Bridge Friday, August 4th

 

Updated: August 3rd

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTMontgomery County, TN – Beginning Friday, August 4th, 2017, the Tennessee Department of Transportation will start repairs on McClure Bridge in southern Montgomery County. The repairs will occur over the next three weekends.

The bridge crosses the Cumberland River on Highway 48/13 and is the main thoroughfare from southern Montgomery County to Clarksville.

McClure Bridge repair to begin this weekend.

McClure Bridge repair to begin this weekend.

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Dodging the Roadkill: Riverview Restaurant and Marina

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyAshland City, TN – Just a short ride down Highway 12 from Clarksville, Tennessee, is Ashland City, Tennessee.  It sits along the river and is the last stop before entering Nashville.  

Ashland City is experience some of the “boom” in traffic, construction, growth and more as a result of being so close to the hottest city in the country, Nashville Tennessee.

Sitting on the banks of the Cumberland River, the Riverview Restaurant and Marina welcomes it’s guests with a beautiful view of the river and an amazing menu of southern comfort food. 

Riverview Restaurant and Marina in Ashland City, TN.

Riverview Restaurant and Marina in Ashland City, TN.

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Registration for Riverfest Regatta going on now

 

Clarksville's Riverfest CelebrationClarksville, TN – Registration is going on now for the Eleventh Annual Riverfest Regatta. Participants can enter as an individual or as a team for a chance to win award. The Riverfest Regatta will take place Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at the McGregor Park boat ramp. New this year, the event will take place at 1:00pm instead of early in the morning like in past races.

This boat race is not like any ordinary boat race. Participants will compete in their boats made of cardboard, plastic bottles, or a few other approved materials. There will be several divisions all racing down the 100-yard long course on the Cumberland River. 

Clarksville's Riverfest Regatta

Clarksville’s Riverfest Regatta

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Clarksville Police reports Truck take Unexpected Plunge into Cumberland River

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The owner of a 1983 Dodge Pickup got quite a surprise when his truck jumped out of gear and rolled down an embankment into the river.

On July 16th, 2017 around 9:15pm, the truck owner had finished working at Freedom Point, 1188 Cumberland Drive, loaded his pickup and was reversing out of a parking slot when his pickup hit some sort of resistance and the vehicle would not move.

1983 Dodge Pickup being pulled out of the water at Liberty Park's Freedom Point.

1983 Dodge Pickup being pulled out of the water at Liberty Park’s Freedom Point.

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Musical Performance set for June 24th at Fort Defiance

 

19th Century Music will be Performed by Marlin Rood Band at Clarksville’s Historic Fort Defiance.

Friends of Fort DefianceClarksville, TN – The Friends of Fort Defiance will host a free outdoor musical performance by the Marlin Rood Band at Fort Defiance in Clarksville on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Popular 19th century music will be performed on authentic period instruments.

Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center is located at 120 Duncan Street in Clarksville.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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13th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference to feature New York Times Bestselling Author and Historic Preservationist Robert Hicks as keynote

 

Clarksville Writers ConferenceClarksville, TN – New York Times bestselling author and historic preservationist Robert Hicks will bring his masterful storytelling to Clarksville this summer as the keynote speaker of the 13th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference, June 2nd and 3rd.

Recently named #2 in Nashville Lifestyles magazine’s top “100 Reasons to Love Nashville,” Hicks is the author of acclaimed novels The Widow of the South and A Separate Country and a noted historic preservationist who was instrumental in the restoration and preservation of the Historic Carnton Plantation, a focal point in the Battle of Franklin.

Robert Hicks to keynote 13th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference

Robert Hicks to keynote 13th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to host free Sunrise Yoga with YMCA

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – What better way to start your day than to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Cumberland River, while participating in a free, morning yoga class?

Clarksville Parks and Recreation and the Clarksville Area YMCA have partnered again to host Sunrise Yoga every Wednesday and Friday morning at Liberty Park.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation's Sunrise Yoga

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Clarksville Foundry Casts Replica Cannon for Clarksville Rotary’s 100th Anniversary

 

Clarksville FoundryClarksville, TN – Clarksville Foundry is one of the oldest continuously operating foundries in the United States. The foundry’s origins predate the Civil War, having first opened in 1847.

While the family owned and operated foundry today casts component parts for a variety of industries, it once manufactured cannons and munitions for the Confederate States of America (1861-1862).

Clarksville Foundry cast the barrel and carriage of the replica Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Gun entirely in-house, which required 47 castings and 23 additional fabricated components. Clarksville Rotary Club commissioned the cannon in honor of its 100th Anniversary this month, and the cannon will be unveiled Friday in a ceremony on the Montgomery County Courthouse grounds. (Greg Williamson)

Clarksville Foundry cast the barrel and carriage of the replica Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Gun entirely in-house, which required 47 castings and 23 additional fabricated components. Clarksville Rotary Club commissioned the cannon in honor of its 100th Anniversary this month, and the cannon will be unveiled Friday in a ceremony on the Montgomery County Courthouse grounds. (Greg Williamson)

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