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Clarksville Warming Shelters prepare for Cold Weather

 

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City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – With colder weather forecast for the Clarksville area, social service agencies are focusing on emergency shelter solutions for homeless people in need.

The Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Action Agency offers short-term daytime shelter, homeless services and counseling referrals at its Old Firehouse Day Shelter, 1498 Golf Club Lane, Clarksville.

Cold puts focus on homeless services. Room in the Inn, Salvation Army gear up to meet need.

Cold puts focus on homeless services. Room in the Inn, Salvation Army gear up to meet need.

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City of Clarksville, United Way unveil “Real Change, Not Spare Change” program to reduce panhandling

 

City of Clarksville

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville and the United Way of the Greater Clarksville Area have introduced a program designed to reduce panhandling by encouraging citizens to give to agencies that attack the real problems of need and homelessness.

The “Real Change, Not Spare Change” program urges citizens to refrain from making direct donations to panhandlers. Instead, the campaign encourages residents to contribute to agencies that provide food for people in need and to agencies whose mission is to provide services to homeless individuals and families.

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Manna Café purchases property for The Manna Village

 

Manna Café

Manna Café MinistriesClarksville, TN – If you were to walk down the street and ask every person you saw what their dream was, they would have something to tell you. No matter how big or small, everyone has a dream.

For Kenny York, Founder and CEO of Manna Café, that dream has been a community of people who share the same mission: to meet the needs of homeless and low-income families in Montgomery County. After many years of waiting, that dream will finally become a reality.

Manna Café's Kenny York and Victoria York in front of property that will become The Manna Village.

Manna Café’s Kenny York and Victoria York in front of property that will become The Manna Village.

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Clarksville Police are searching for missing person Woodard Bowley Jr.

 

Clarksville Police Department

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police are trying to locate Woodard Bowley Jr., age 48, height 5’7″, weight 150lbs, black hair, brown eyes who has been missing since April 2018.

He was reported missing by his father to Clarksville Police on July 16th, 2018 and, so far, has not been located. Based on information provided, Bowley was evicted from his Nashville residence in April and may be homeless, staying in shelters.

Clarksville Police are looking for missing person Woodard Bowley Jr.

Clarksville Police are looking for missing person Woodard Bowley Jr.

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City of Clarksville looks into Panhandling Solutions

 

City of Clarksville

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – In recent weeks, the City of Clarksville officials have received complaints about an increased presence of panhandlers on public rights of way in the City. Citizens say panhandlers congregate around highway exits and at intersections and often leave trash and debris creating a negative image of the community.

In response, the City is working to build a coalition of law enforcement, governments, social service agencies and church groups to promote a broad campaign to mitigate panhandling and attack the real problems of need and homelessness.

City of Clarksville ‘Real Change, Not Spare Change’ program emerging to address the problem.

City of Clarksville ‘Real Change, Not Spare Change’ program emerging to address the problem.

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Clarksville Police are looking for missing homeless adult, Elena Sutton

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On June 23rd, 2017, a missing adult report was filed with the Clarksville Police Department by a family member for Elena Sutton, 27, W/F, 5’8, 180 lbs, Brown Hair, Hazel Eyes.

Elena Sutton has several tattoos such as: forearm- Russia with Love, Forearm-an owl, Upper arm-woman and upper arm-skull. The family has not heard from her since March 2017.

Clarksville Police ask for the public's help locating missing person Elena Sutton.

Clarksville Police ask for the public’s help locating missing person Elena Sutton.

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Clarksville Police are looking for Homeless Men with Warrants

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The public and media’s assistance were instrumental in helping Clarksville Police identify two men in a video breaking into a Madison Street business on May 27th, 2017 and taking property. The men were identified as Nicholas R. Jones and Matthew Hodges.

Additionally, on May 22nd, 2017, Nicholas Jones, Matthew B. Hodges along with another man, Robert Hodges (no relation) broke into a shed on Locust Drive and stole property.

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Tennessee Department of Health reports Tuberculosis Cases Hit Record Low in Tennessee

 

TDH, Tennessee Department of Correction Named TB Elimination Champions

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – There were 9,287 tuberculosis cases in the U.S. and 103 in Tennessee in 2016, the lowest numbers ever recorded.

Despite these encouraging figures, the Tennessee Department of Health reminds all Tennesseans TB is still here, but is treatable, curable and preventable.

‘’We are very pleased to see the number of TB cases decline in our state and around the nation, but this is a very common and very deadly disease worldwide and we know more must be done to constrain it,’’ said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

In 2016, Tennessee had the lowest numbers of tuberculosis cases ever recorded.

In 2016, Tennessee had the lowest numbers of tuberculosis cases ever recorded.

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Tuckessee Chapter of Harley Owner’s Group draws big crowd and new members

 

Harley Owners groupClarksville, TN – Kicking off the new year with it’s annual open house and membership drive, the Tuckessee Chapter of the Harley Owner’s Group (H.O.G), welcomed twelve new members to it’s membership Saturday night.  

Meeting at the H.O.G chapter house located at Appleton’s Harley-Davidson in Clarksville, chapter director Jason Altenburg welcomed the membership with a review of the past year, and announcing plans for 2017.  “We’re excited about what we’ve got planned for this year” said Altenburg.

Tuckessee Chapter of the Harley Owner's Group (H.O.G) held their annual Open House Saturday, January 7th.

Tuckessee Chapter of the Harley Owner’s Group (H.O.G) held their annual Open House Saturday, January 7th.

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Tennessee Government Releases Action Plan to End Chronic Homelessness

 

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services administering multi-agency, collaborative plan to improve services for the homeless

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS), in partnership with both the U.S. and Tennessee Interagency Councils on Homelessness, today released an action plan to end chronic homelessness in the Volunteer State.

The collaborative plan brings together multiple federal, state, county, and local government agencies, and community partners providing a systematic approach to help eliminate homelessness over the next 10 years.

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