Topic: Legends Bank
Written by Curtis Johnson
Nashville, TN – This week in Nashville, the first meeting of the legislative task force on opioid and prescription drug abuse kicked off in Nashville, with stakeholders from across the state coming to the Legislative Plaza to speak out about Tennessee’s growing drug epidemic.
The task force was created this month by House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) with the immediate goal of working on legislation and determining best strategies for tackling Tennessee’s opioid problems. Tennessee is consistently ranked at the top of the charts nationally with regards to prescription drug abuse.
Clarksville, TN – For the 13th consecutive year, F&M Bank holds the top position in Montgomery County’s market share of deposits, according to the FDIC annual summary of insured deposits published last Friday (September 30th). F&M also retained its top position in Stewart County, a ranking it achieved in 2015.
Annual market share reports are based on FDIC-insured deposits of banks and thrifts through June 30th, and includes 11 financial institutions in Montgomery County and three in Stewart County.
Clarksville, TN – When the Austin Peay State University Department of Agriculture was a long way from being the fastest-growing college department of agriculture in Tennessee that it is today, one man believed in the potential of both the department and the APSU Farm, a 440-acre plot of land now known as the Farm and Environmental Education Center.
“Dr. Gaines Hunt single-handedly kept the APSU Farm going for several years – sometimes with his own equipment, time and money,” John Bartee Jr., co-chair of the APSU agriculture advisory committee, said. “From an alumni perspective, he’s had a huge impact on the department and the university.”
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam appoints Eight to serve on Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees
APSU to Have Increased Autonomy with Local Governing Board
Clarksville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has appointed eight individuals to the newly created institutional governing board at Austin Peay State University.
The purpose of the appointments is to give the University increased autonomy to support student success as the state continues its Drive to 55 Initiative. Austin Peay State University’s governing board is one of six to be appointed by the governor, a result of the governor’s FOCUS Act passed by the Tennessee General Assembly earlier this year.
Clarksville, TN – Laying Low is back for its sixth installment to benefit the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center on Saturday, October 8th. This laid-back annual fundraiser begins at 5:00pm with festivities lasting into the evening.
This fun fall evening features beer, games, and live music in a festival atmosphere. This year’s event takes place at Daffodil Hill, 2100 Madison Street.
11th Annual “FROLIC ON FRANKLIN: A Celebration of the Arts” to be held this Saturday, September 24th
Clarksville, TN – Historic Downtown Clarksville is gearing up for the 11th Annual “FROLIC ON FRANKLIN: A Celebration of the Arts” on Saturday, September 24th, from 8:30am to 3:30pm. This free event will showcase the works of more than 30 artists, staged entertainment and art demonstrations — all along the 100 block of historic Franklin Street.
A variety of original fine art, as well as handmade crafts, will be on display including paintings and photography, jewelry, clay garden items, woodwork, purses and scarves, pottery, candles, jewelry, woven and knitted items, and seasonal gifts. Items will be for sale with prices ranging from $2.00 to $500.00.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce announces its 2016-17 Board of Directors.
Serving as chairman for a one-year term beginning July 1st, is Clarksville native Sidney Johnson, Wyatt Johnson Automotive Group. Johnson attended Clarksville High School, Austin Peay State University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is married with two daughters.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board announces that Billy Atkins has been named chairman of the board of directors for the 2016-17 year.
A native Clarksvillian, Atkins began a career in banking in 1960.
Clarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.
With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.
Clarksville, 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 July at the Museum are: Portraits of William Stamms Shackelford, Carol LeBaron: Life Source, Taking a Look at Cave Johnson, Amy Chase: Rediscovered Relationships, Art & Lunch: Carol LeBaron, Children’s Summer Camp: Explorers’ Camp, and Picasso Portraits.
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