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Celebrating Independence Day: Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan’s Fourth of July message

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – On Independence Day, a day of recollection and hope, we honor our Founders for their bravery and commitment to freedom, and we are reminded of what they accomplished by signing the Declaration of Independence.

The United States, throughout times of war and peace, economic booms and busts, has now stood for an amazing 241 years. Against impossible odds, a small group of dedicated individuals created a new country and revolutionized how people think about governing themselves.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan’s 2017 Memorial Day Message

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – I’m honored to serve as Mayor of the City of Clarksville, the home of Fort Campbell and a large number of military veterans and military families.

And it’s an honor to lead our Community on Memorial Day, as we honor and remember those service members who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in war.

It’s fitting, as well, to thank all who are serving or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, and their family members. We take time to remember their dedicated service and the sacrifices they have made.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony set for Saturday, May 19th

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The 2017 National Police Week (NPW) is May 14th through May 20th. The local Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony will be held May 19th, 2017, 10:30am at Clarksville Police Headquarters, 135 Commerce Street. The public is invited to attend.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 designating May 15th as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, and the week in which May 15th falls as National Police Week.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

Clarksville-Montgomery County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

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Book Review: The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller

 

Clarksville Book ReviewClarksville, TN – Wilma Rudolph, Clarksville’s runner extraordinaire, is the inspiration for Pat Zietlow Miller’s The Quickest Kid in Clarksville, a children’s book beautifully illustrated by Frank Morrison. Published in 2016 by Chronicle Books in San Francisco, it is a Junior Library Book selection.

Alta, a poor African American girl, dreams of running with Wilma Rudolph’s three gold medals around her own neck. Her shoes are full of holes that sometimes trip her as she runs, but she remembers that Rudolph was one of 22 children and had polio as a child.

The Quickest Kid in Clarksville

The Quickest Kid in Clarksville

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A Day to Remember Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Martin Luther King JrWashington, D.C. – As far as black Americans were concerned, the nation’s response to Brown was agonizingly slow, and neither state legislatures nor the Congress seemed willing to help their cause along.

President John F. Kennedy recognized that to secure equal protection of the laws for African Americans it would take a strong civil rights bill would put teeth into the drive to secure equal protection.

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Clarksville Police Department to observe Police Memorial Day tomorrow, May 15th

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department will observe Police Memorial Day this Friday, May 15th, 2015 with a 10:30am ceremony at its headquarters building, 135 Commerce Street.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designates May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week.

Clarksville Police Department will observe Police Memorial Day this Friday, May 15th, 2015(Misty Mackens CPD TIBRS Clerk)

Clarksville Police Department will observe Police Memorial Day this Friday, May 15th, 2015 (Misty Mackens CPD TIBRS Clerk)

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Martin Luther King Jr. Remembered

 

Martin Luther King JrWashington, D.C. – The nation’s response to Brown was agonizingly slow, and neither state legislatures nor the Congress seemed willing to help their cause along as far as black Americans were concerned.

President John F. Kennedy recognized that to secure equal protection of the laws for African Americans it would take a strong civil rights bill would put teeth into the drive to secure equal protection.

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Hopkinsville author Michael Freeland’s newest book “Homeplace”

 

Clarksville Book ReviewMichael Freeland just celebrated his 90th birthday in May and he’s still going strong. Author of Blood River to Berlin: The World War II Journal of an Army Medic, Time and the River: A Memoir, and To Teach To Love: Reflections Past and Present, Freeland has just released Homeplace, an unusual book of poetry.

A resident of Hopkinsville, KY, Freeland chooses to share not only his own poetry and prose but that of a number of other writers as well. His wife, Ellen Freeland contributes some of her verse along with photographs and there are poems by their son, Stephen Allen Freeland. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Martin Luther King JrWashington, D.C. – The nation’s response to Brown was agonizingly slow, and neither state legislatures nor the Congress seemed willing to help their cause along as far as black Americans were concerned.

President John F. Kennedy recognized that to secure equal protection of the laws for African Americans it would take a strong civil rights bill would put teeth into the drive to secure equal protection.

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Austin Peay State University to exhibit newly donated folk art collection

 

APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative ArtsClarksville, TN – In a small storage room in the basement of Austin Peay State University’s Harned Hall, Marilyn Monroe is making things a bit awkward for President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie.

First off, the president and first lady are dressed formally, while Marilyn has opted to wear a red polka dot bikini. Then there’s that big smile of hers, which seems to mock the uncomfortable expression on Jackie’s face.

Two folk art sculptures that are part of the Crouch Folk Art Collection. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

Two folk art sculptures that are part of the Crouch Folk Art Collection. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

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