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Clarksville Police Department asks Public Assistance in locating Steven Stillwell for fake checks

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Between the dates of November 14th, 2014 to November 19th, 2014, in multiple incidents Steven Bernard Stillwell was making fake checks and paying homeless individuals to cash the fake checks in different local banks.

In that time frame, a printer was found in a hotel room, and the room had been rented by Stillwell.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan provides information for Homeless Shelters during predicted Freezing Temperatures

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is announcing the City of Clarksville’s plans to assist the homeless during the expected frigid temperatures.

Over the next two days, the temperature is predicted to fall well below freezing. The Mayor and the City’s Office of Housing and Community Development have been monitoring the availability of options for homeless people in Clarksville to get out of the elements, especially during the nighttime hours.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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Manna Café to host 3rd Annual Pirate Fest October 10th

 

Manna Café MinistriesClarksville, TN – Manna Café Ministries is excited to announce the third annual Pirate Fest and Chili Cook-Off on October 10th, 2014.

They are inviting local businesses and organizations to become T-shirt sponsors, and chili cook-off teams to take part in the competition. To sign up or make inquiries, please contact pirates@mannacafeministries.com. «Read the rest of this article»

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Bedell apprehends Texas murder suspect Donald Brown

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOMontgomery County, TN – A Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy last night apprehended a fugitive wanted in Texas on capitol murder charges.

Deputy Chris Bedell, assigned to the 19th Judicial District Drug Task Force, was conducting a routine stop when he encountered Donald Tremaine Brown, 34, who claimed to be homeless.

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Prove It Clarksville: Day 14: Passing the Baton

 

An exercise in homelessness.

Clarksville, TN – Sunday was my last “official” day of standing. There’s so much I’ve learned from this experience that I’ll probably be writing these blogs for awhile, if that’s okay with you. After all, the journey isn’t over—it’s really just beginning.

So now I pass the baton to those of you who do care and are ready to prove it. This was never about me making a personal statement but about awakening our community and showing you that, together, we can make a difference and address poverty the right way.

Kenny York standing at the Hwy48/13 and Riverside Drive intersection.

Kenny York standing at the Hwy48/13 and Riverside Drive intersection.

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Prove It Clarksville: Day 13: Peace Out, Brother

 

An exercise in homelessness.

Clarksville, TN – I have to be honest with you … I’ve had a very hard time writing a blog today. You see, while I was standing on my street corner, someone stopped to tell me that a friend of mine had been killed in a car wreck. His name was Ken Murray.

I’ve only known him for a little less than a year, but we became friends quickly. If you’ve been reading my blogs, you’ve probably seen his comments. He was one of Prove It’s most vocal supporters.

Ken Murray

Ken Murray

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Prove It Clarksville: Make a Stand with Kenny York Monday, July 28th

 

Clarksville, TN – Make a stand with Kenny!! Be part of the Prove It Movement on Monday. Meet us in the rear parking lot of the Refuge (635 Frosty Morn Drive) at 9:00am.

We’ll head out from there to various intersections, make a stand, and spread the word to the community about what it means to Prove It. We’re not able to get T-shirts in time, so be creative—pick up some neon yellow poster board and write “Do You Care?” and “Prove It!” in big block letters.

Please Share, and bring your friends with you on Monday—let’s make a city-wide impact for the sake of Clarksville’s homeless!

Come out and stand on the corner with Kenny York Monday.

Come out and stand on the corner with Kenny York Monday.

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Prove It Clarksville: Day 12: Something to Think About

 

An exercise in homelessness.

Clarksville, TN – I got a lot of honks and waves at my spot at Madison and the bypass today, but some of the expressions I saw on the faces of passersby were comical. You’d have thought I was green and had two heads and horns, which made me laugh and wave even more.

I’ve gotten some really good “advice” while standing on street corners. My favorite is “Get a job”—evidently, there are a lot of people who believe they know how to fix all homelessness.

They don’t realize how hard it is to get a job when you have no transportation, no address, no place to take a shower on a regular basis, and no place to leave your backpack if you do get an interview.

My new buds Kaiden and Alex. (Amanda Smith Pace)

My new buds Kaiden and Alex. (Amanda Smith Pace)

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Prove It Clarksville: Day 11: Can You Believe It?

 

An exercise in homelessness.

Clarksville, TN – Extra extra, read all about it!

Everybody’s talking about it: there was a couple standing in front of the mall with signs today; people were stopping to give them water, food, and even money—can you believe it? One lady even stopped to take their picture.

And then about 4:00pm this afternoon, they gathered all their stuff, put it into a black car, and drove away. But wait—that’s not all—someone also saw them at a nearby grocery store buying sushi, can you believe it?

Kroger sushi isn’t too bad in a pinch.

Kroger sushi isn’t too bad in a pinch.

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Prove It Clarksville: Day Ten: Crayons and Copper

 

An exercise in homelessness.

Clarksville, TN – The biggest event of this day was that I got to take a shower. It was the first one since last Wednesday night, and trust me that it was a worship experience in itself—not to mention using a real toilet and not feeling rushed. Oh, the things we take for granted.

You know, there are a lot of talented people riding the bus, living in shelters, or even sleeping in tents and under bridges. Yesterday morning at the bus stop, I noticed a young man with a sketchpad and pencils.

Cabin’s crayon-and-wood-scrap art.

Cabin’s crayon-and-wood-scrap art.

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