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Battle of the Bulge Seminar Series to be held in Clarksville January – April 2015

 

Battle of the BulgeClarksville, TN - On December 16th, 1944, the German Army launched a desperate offensive designed to split the Allied armies in two and capture the strategic supply port of Antwerp, Belgium. This offensive has come to be known as the Battle of the Bulge.

We are now in the midst of the 70th Anniversary of that offensive and historians from the Clarksville area including history faculty from Austin Peay State University will take part in presenting a series of programs that will educate, inform and enlighten the public as to the importance of this offensive. A highlight of one seminar will be actual World War 2 veterans that served in the Bulge fighting.

101st Airborne Division personnel retrieve an A-4 Aerial Delivery Container containing medical supplies. Photo taken in the Bastogne area. Resupply missions took place between 23-27 December 1944.

101st Airborne Division personnel retrieve an A-4 Aerial Delivery Container containing medical supplies. Photo taken in the Bastogne area. Resupply missions took place between 23-27 December 1944.

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United Southern Bank makes Brandon Oldham new Branch Manager

 

United Southern BankPembroke, KY – When United Southern Bank opened their newest office in Pembroke, KY last week, it opened with a new manager.

Brandon Oldham, a Hopkinsville native with 8 years experience with USB, will take over as Vice President and Branch manager of the new location.

Brandon Oldham, New Manager of Pembroke United Southern Bank (USB).

Brandon Oldham, New Manager of Pembroke United Southern Bank (USB).

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“Listening Session” Scheduled January 20th Regarding Troop Reductions at Fort Campbell

 

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – A new year is here and looking forward into 2015, we have much to be grateful for this year. I continue to be in awe and inspired by our soldiers and their families who continue to answer the clarion call. Let’s continue to keep them in our prayers every day.

I am writing to remind you of the “listening session” scheduled for Tuesday, January 20th, 2015, 6:00pm at the Family Readiness Center inside Gate One at Fort Campbell. This listening session is our opportunity to demonstrate our tangible support for our soldiers and their families of Fort Campbell.

We are believing for a standing room only crowd that day and your attendance will make all the difference.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Four more people arrested in conjunction with TBI Joint Investigation into Cocaine Operation in Clarksville Tennessee

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – As part of a joint investigation involving the Clarksville Police Department and DEA Task Force, Special Agents in the TBI’s Drug Investigation Division obtained indictments for 27 people in connection to a significant drug operation in the Clarksville area.

16 individuals were arrested by authorities. Investigators are trying to located the the other 11 individuals.

Four more people arrested in conjuntion with TBI Joint Investigation into Cocaine Operation (L-R): Dantorious Webb, Jerry Bibby, George Collins and Patrick Moody. «Read the rest of this article»

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TBI indicts 27 People in Joint Investigation into Cocaine Operation in Clarksville Tennessee

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – As part of a joint investigation involving the Clarksville Police Department and DEA Task Force, Special Agents in the TBI’s Drug Investigation Division have obtained indictments for 27 people in connection to a significant drug operation in the Clarksville area.

The investigation into the operation began in April 2012. To date, authorities have seized more than three kilograms of cocaine, five firearms, several ounces of marijuana, eight vehicles, and more than $30,000 in cash.

TBI indicts 27 People in Joint Investigation into Cocaine Operation in Clarksville Tennessee (Top L-R) Tyrone Hoosier, Christopher Hoosier, Gloria Woodley, Franklin Jenkins, Reginald Keesee, Marcus Grinstead, Clifton Miller, Timothy Hutchinson, Anthony Pearson, Warren Perry Sr., Hugh Wallace, Robert Parker. (Photos of all suspects not available) «Read the rest of this article»

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“Listening Session” Scheduled Regarding Troop Reductions at Fort Campbell

 

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Clarksville, TN – A new year is here and looking forward into 2015, we have much to be grateful for this year. I continue to be in awe and inspired by our soldiers and their families who continue to answer the clarion call. Let’s continue to keep them in our prayers every day.

I am writing to remind you of the “listening session” scheduled for Tuesday, January 20th, 2015, 6:00pm at the Family Readiness Center inside Gate One at Fort Campbell, KY.

This listening session is our opportunity to demonstrate our tangible support for our soldiers and their families of Fort Campbell. We are looking for a standing room only crowd that day and your attendance will make all the difference.

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts

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Fort Campbell Soldiers lost at Gander remembered around the world

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Many gathered Friday to remember the 248 Soldiers – noncommissioned officers and officers from units across this division, the majority from 3rd Battalion of the 502nd Infantry Regiment – who lost their lives December 12th, 1985, in a plane crash at Gander, Newfoundland. The troops were returning home from a six-month peacekeeping mission in Sinai, Egypt, as part of the Multinational Force and Observers.

This year marks the 29th anniversary of that heartbreaking winter day. There were several memorial ceremonies Friday, not only at Fort Campbell, but across the world.

Col. Peter N. Benchoff and Command Sgt. Maj. John Brady pay tribute, to the 248 Soldiers who lost their lives in a plane crash in Gander, Newfoundland at the 29th Gander Memorial Ceremony. Twenty nine years  ago  this  morning,  Arrow  Airlines  flight  1285  took  off  from  Gander  Newfoundland  in  Canada  with  eight  crew  members  and  248  Soldiers,  noncommissioned officers,  and  officers  from  units  across  this  division,  the  majority  from  3rd  Battalion  of  the  502nd  Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. The flight crashed  immediately following takeoff and  there  were  no  survivors. The soldiers were returning home from a peace keeping mission in Sinai, Egypt.  Strike Soldiers and Screaming Eagle families gather yearly in remembrance. (Sgt. 1st Class Eric Abendroth/U.S. Army)

Col. Peter N. Benchoff and Command Sgt. Maj. John Brady pay tribute, to the 248 Soldiers who lost their lives in a plane crash in Gander, Newfoundland at the 29th Gander Memorial Ceremony. Twenty nine years ago this morning, Arrow Airlines flight 1285 took off from Gander Newfoundland in Canada with eight crew members and 248 Soldiers, noncommissioned officers, and officers from units across this division, the majority from 3rd Battalion of the 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. The flight crashed immediately following takeoff and there were no survivors. The soldiers were returning home from a peace keeping mission in Sinai, Egypt. Strike Soldiers and Screaming Eagle families gather yearly in remembrance. (Sgt. 1st Class Eric Abendroth/U.S. Army)

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum December 2014 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in December at the Museum are: My Kingdom for a Horse, Battle of the Bulge: An Overview, Eric L Hansen: Blood Rescue, Noel Night, Miranda Herrick Book Signing, and Let’s Find: Toys..

The Horse As Muse

The Horse As Muse

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2015 Clarksville Dream Factory Duathlon invites you to come out and “Du The Dream”

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Dream Factory and Visit Clarksville are excited to announce the second annual “Du the Dream” Duathlon on April 25th, 2015.

The “Du the Dream” Duathlon will be held near Beachaven Vineyards and Winery, 1100 Dunlop Lane, and will consist of a run-bike-run course designed for the whole family. All proceeds will support the Clarksville Chapter of the Dream Factory, the second-largest children’s wish-granting organization in the U.S. Money granted to The Dream Factory funds wishes of children who are not only terminally ill, but also children who suffer with chronic and critical illness. Last year, the event raised over $5,000. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Men’s Golf in First Place after day one of F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUHopkinsville, KY – Senior Tucker Wallace shot a second-round 67, helping Austin Peay State University men’s golf team fend off a furious rally and hold a four-shot lead after two rounds at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate, Monday, at The Links at Novadell.

Austin Peay's Tucker Wallace leads Govs at F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Tucker Wallace leads Govs at F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate. (APSU Sports Information)

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