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When Newspapers Mattered: The News Brothers and their Shades of Glory

 

My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterClarksville, TN - As my wife and I were preparing for a recent vacation, we started collecting the books we planned to read while on our trip.  I usually grab the latest offering by Harlan Coben, Patricia Cornwell, or John Grisham.

She is currently catching up on the “Left Behind” series, but as she was putting our choices in the bag, she reached for my autographed copy of “When Newspapers Mattered: The News Brothers & their Shades of Glory” written by former Leaf-Chronicle “newspapermen” Tim Ghianni and Rob Dollar.

Rob Dollar and Tim Ghianni (all rights reserved)

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APSU Governors Bass Tournament kicks off Saturday, May 11th

 

Clarksville, TN - The 19th annual Austin Peay State University Governors Bass Tournament is this Saturday, May 11th.

This year’s competition will be held at Kentucky Lake, with registration and boat launching from Paris Landing State Park in Buchanan Tennessee. Last season’s tourney drew more than 250 boats.

Austin Peay Governors Bass Tournament

Austin Peay Governors Bass Tournament

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Austin Peay State University Governors Bass Tournament is next week

 

Clarksville, TN - The 19th annual Austin Peay State University Governors Bass Tournament is just a week away.

This year’s competition will be held next Saturday at Kentucky Lake, with registration and boat launching from Paris Landing State Park in Buchanan Tennessee. Last season’s tourney drew more than 250 boats.

APSU Governors Bass Tournament is Saturday, May 11th.

APSU Governors Bass Tournament is Saturday, May 11th.

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Rivers and Spires Festival reaches Crescendo with Jo Dee Messina Concert

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The final day of the 2013 Rivers and Spires Festival began with absolutely glorious weather. The sun was shining and the sky was that special shade of blue you get after a spring storm. The crowds started showing up even before the 10:00am official opening time.

Dave Loos, Jr. from WJZM 1400 AM was on hand broadcasting Live from the Bill Roberts Thunder Road Automotive and Marine booth just down from the Roxy Regional Theatre. He spent the morning interviewing festival organizers and some of the sponsors.

Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers waits to see JoDee Messina perform at the 2013 Rivers and Spires Festival

Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers waits to see JoDee Messina perform at the 2013 Rivers and Spires Festival

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City Charter Video – A Follow Up

 

Based on the emails I have received, I feel that a follow up is needed to address some the issues raised about the video I posted in my last article.

First, I found the video clip while researching an article I am working on highlighting current bills before the legislature.  Like many of you, I was shocked after viewing the video and I thought it should be shared.  However, I did not want to revisit every twist and turn that has occurred in the multiple year  journey of the charter revisions.  I simply did not have the time, and the local paper has published numerous articles on the topic.  My first thought was to merely post the video without commentary.  But since local elections occur this year, I decided to loosely tie the video into a quick pitch for citizen’s to get educated on local issues and cast an informed vote.

Not reporting all the exhaustive details of the charter’s legislative  journey has led a city council person to accuse me of “duping” readers using Michael Moore sound bite type tactics, failing to tell “the rest of the story.”  To those readers, I say I cannot fail at what I did not attempt.   I clearly state in the article and in my subsequent comments, that the article is not addressing the charter’s legality.  To imply that I conscientiously left out information because I wanted to paint the local administration is just poorly constructed political spin. «Read the rest of this article»

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The Leaf Chronicle takes City Councilwoman’s statement out of context

 
Candy Johnson, City Council Ward 5

Candy Johnson, City Council Ward 5

There seems to be a statement made in the Leaf Chronicle about me saying $81,000 is not a significant amount of money. I personally feel it was taken out of the context in which I intended it to be. Here is the reality of the statement I made.

The Ward 2 city councilwoman Deanna McLaughlin said that the purpose of her beer ordinance was so that we can create a new revenue stream and to ease the burden for those who want to buy beer before the Titans game or going fishing. I feel there may have been selfish motives behind this ordinance, and so did not buy into the “creating additional stream of revenue response.” So I made the statement that $81,000 was not a significant amount of money to be proposing this ordinance in regards to a city budget of  $71 million. To me personally it is a large amount of money; however I did not base this on my personal finances, I was looking at the city’s finances. «Read the rest of this article»

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TCPR’s “Lump of Coal” award goes to “Slap Suit” filers Swift, Wilkinson

 

lump-of-coalNASHVILLE – The Tennessee Center for Policy Research today announced that Clarksville City Councilman Richard Swift and Wayne Wilkinson, a member of Clarksville’s Downtown District Partnership, are the recipients of the “2008 Lump of Coal Award.”

opinion-081The Tennessee Center for Policy Research awards this dubious distinction annually to the person or group in Tennessee who, more than any other over the past year, acted as a Grinch to Tennesseans by bah-humbugging the principles of liberty and limited government.

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Joyce Vanderbilt, owner of Kelly's on Riverside Drive, displays the controversial ad that resulted in a libel suit against the CPRC.

Swift and Wilkinson receive the fourth annual badge of disgrace for leading efforts to take the homes and businesses of Clarksville residents through eminent domain for a private redevelopment scheme that would line their own pockets.

When a group of citizens criticized Swift and Wilkinson for their attack against private property and their conflicts of interest, the shameless duo assaulted the Clarksville residents’ First Amendment rights by filing a frivolous lawsuit attempting to silence the criticism. «Read the rest of this article»

 


The Leaf Chronicle should be ashamed

 

It was indeed a glad and gracious time, and the half dozen rash spirits that ventured to disapprove of the war and cast a doubt upon its righteousness straightway got such a stern and angry warning that for their personal safety’s sake they quickly shrank out of sight and offended no more in that way. – Mark Twain’s War Prayer

The Leaf Chronicle NewspaperIn the Leaf Chronicle today was an un-attributed editorial, for which any organization that prides it’s self on having the highest journalistic standards should be ashamed for publishing. Their editorial paints those who disagree with the policies of politicians with the taint of not supporting the troops, of disloyalty. Indeed they proclaim that America would do well to heed the words of the commander of the 101st airborne division:

The last thing that you want to have happen is an Army in combat, with people saying that we really question what our government is having them do – Major General Jeffery J. Schloesser, the commander of the 101st airborne division

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Community Appreciation Dinner for Leaf-Chronicle Reporter, Amy Ritchart‎

 

amy_ritchart.jpgOn Saturday June 23, 2007, starting 5:00 p.m., we will be having an Community Appreciation Dinner for Leaf-Chronicle Reporter, Amy Ritchart.

Amy will be leaving the Leaf-Chronicle to pursue other endeavors, so we will be throwing her an appreciation dinner at:

Sakura Japanese Steakhouse 1345 Fort Campbell Blvd Clarksville, (Next to Best Motors)

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