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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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Clarksville-Montgomery County sends Public Comments in response to Army’s SPEA report for Force Structure Realignment for Fort Campbell Kentucky

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – In response to the Army’s recent Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA), Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, joined by Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers and Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Melinda Shepard, sent public comments on behalf of Clarksville-Montgomery County describing the significant impact a troop reduction could have on the community. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce announces New Board

 

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Chamber Board of Directors.

The Chamber elects new leadership each fiscal year, with the fiscal year running from July 1st, 2014 to June 30th, 2015.

Chamber Chairman, Jeff Truitt.

Chamber Chairman, Jeff Truitt.

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Speaker Pro Tempore Curtis Johnson Appointed to Chair Legislative Task Force on Tennessee’s Veterans

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) announced the appointment of Speaker Pro Tempore Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville) to chair a newly created legislative task force on veterans’ affairs.

In light of problems facing the federal Department of Veterans Affairs, Johnson and the task force will evaluate how veterans are being affected and make recommendations on what can be done through state government to provide necessary support.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson announces Reelection Bid for District 68

 

Election 2014Clarksville, TN – Curtis Johnson, Tennessee State Representative, has announced he is running for reelection in District 68.

“I want to help Clarksville become a great place to live and work. By passing laws to help businesses thrive, more jobs are created. By passing budgets to fund our K-12 schools and universities, such as Austin Peay, we provide educational opportunities for our young people,” said Johnson. “By passing incentives, businesses will come from other states to our business-friendly state.  With Fort Campbell being located in Montgomery County, it is important to provide incentives and services for our military servicemen and women and our veterans. ”

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Little Shop of Horrors takes root at Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre, May 30th – June 28th

 

Cult classic sets up shop on corner of Franklin and First in downtown Clarksville on Friday, May 30th, at 8:00pm

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, “Little Shop of Horrors” has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. This summer, the Roxy Regional Theatre brings the hilarious cult classic back to the corner of Franklin and First in downtown Clarksville, May 30th – June 28th.

Ryan Bowie stars as meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn, who stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” after his coworker crush, played by Alicia Jayne Kelly.

Ryan Bowie and Alicia Jayne Kelly star in "Little Shop of Horrors" at the Roxy Regional Theatre, May 30th through June 28th.

Ryan Bowie and Alicia Jayne Kelly star in “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Roxy Regional Theatre, May 30th through June 28th.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly Ends in Whimper

 

Written by Joe Pitts

Highlights of the session includes legislation to address Methamphetamine production, Education and a Balanced Budget

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – The second session of the 108th Tennessee General Assembly ended with a whimper on Thursday, April 18th, 2014, as the members of the House of Representatives and Senate adjourned sine die for the year.

The annual session started out with great promise in improving the lives of Tennesseans, and mostly met those expectations with a few exceptions.

This is part two of the series discussing the session’s opportunities and challenges.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office employees visit Tennessee State Capitol

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson and employees of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), as well as volunteers with the The Silent Witness Project were on hand at the Tennessee State Capitol today to show passers-by silhouette plaques memorializing fallen victims of domestic violence.

Family members of victims, as well as organizers of the project, were recognized by Representative John Tidwell during the Civil Justice Committee meeting.

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office employees, The Silent Witness Project volunteers, Rep. John Tidwell, Senator Mark Green, Speaker of the House Beth Harwell, Rep. Curtis Johnson and Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson at the Tennessee State Capitol.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office employees, The Silent Witness Project volunteers, Rep. John Tidwell, Senator Mark Green, Speaker of the House Beth Harwell, Rep. Curtis Johnson and Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson at the Tennessee State Capitol.

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Mayor’s Youth Council visits Tennessee State Capitol

 

Education legislation in support of military dependents to be heard in Education Sub Committee

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Six students and two staff members with the Mayor’s Youth Council visited the Tennessee State Capitol last week.

“These student leaders are to be commended for making the time to visit the capitol,” State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) said.  “I always look forward to constituents, especially students, visiting the State Capitol,” Pitts said.

Legislation for children of service members killed or reported missing in action to be heard in Education Subcommittee this week.

Pictured from left to right are State Representative Joe Pitts, Reagan Greene, Joe Bailey, Evelyn Turner, Kellie Bonham, Brinda Patel, Justin Doane, Speaker Pro Tem Curtis Johnson. Front Row is Angel McDowell and Mike Hutchinson.

Pictured from left to right are State Representative Joe Pitts, Reagan Greene, Joe Bailey, Evelyn Turner, Kellie Bonham, Brinda Patel, Justin Doane, Speaker Pro Tem Curtis Johnson. Front Row is Angel McDowell and Mike Hutchinson.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation issues contract to widen U.S. Highway 41 in Montgomery County

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville) announced that the Tennessee Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to Highways, Inc. for $23,688,830.25 for the purpose of widening U. S. Highway 41 from McAdoo Creek Road to east of State Route 76.

It will take up to one year for the utility work, such as moving utility poles and communication lines, etc, to be completed before the construction work can be started.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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