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Roxy Regional Theatre has Exciting Lineup and Changes in store for Season 34

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The Roxy Regional Theatre is gearing up to celebrate 34 years of presenting live theatre in the heart of Historic Downtown Clarksville on the corner of Franklin and First.  The Roxy has long been regarded as “the cornerstone of downtown re-development,” and SEASON 34 will see new productions and exciting changes to the programming and structure of the theatre.

Ryan Bowie, longtime company member and former Director of Fundraising and Development, will take the reins as the organization’s new Executive Director.

(L to R) Oliver Pierce, Marek Sapieyevski, Stephen Shore and Nick Abbott star as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins in the Roxy Regional Theatre's 34th season opener, "Million Dollar Quartet", September 16th - October 15th.

(L to R) Oliver Pierce, Marek Sapieyevski, Stephen Shore and Nick Abbott star as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins in the Roxy Regional Theatre’s 34th season opener, “Million Dollar Quartet”, September 16th – October 15th.

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TBI reports Joint Investigation into Sale of Counterfeit Pills leads to arrest of Murfreesboro Man

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and other Middle Tennessee law enforcement agencies into the distribution of fake Percocet pills has resulted in the arrest of a Murfreesboro man.

TBI Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division joined detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration, in tracking the source of pills that have contributed to multiple drugs overdoses that have occurred in the Murfreesboro area in the past week.

Johnny L. Williams arrested for the Sale of Counterfeit Pills.

Johnny L. Williams arrested for the Sale of Counterfeit Pills.

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TBI issues Warning about recent spike in Fake Percocet Pills being Sold on the Streets

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are warning the public about a recent dramatic increase in the prevalence of counterfeit prescription drugs in Tennessee.

In recent days, Agents in the Middle Tennessee area have seen a spike in adulterated Percocet pills being sold on the street and are warning users that these counterfeit pills have deadly consequences. Active and ongoing investigations continue into the source of these pills.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation warns public about fake Percocet Pills.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation warns public about fake Percocet Pills.

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APSU College of Education prepares local teachers for 2017 Solar Eclipse

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On June 21st, Austin Peay State Univeristy (APSU) hosted an educational summit, “Preparing for the Big Event,” which provided elementary and middle school teachers from across Middle Tennessee with strategies on how to incorporate the eclipse into subjects such as science, mathematics, language arts, art and music.

More than 4,000 years ago, Chung K’ang, the fourth emperor of the Hea dynasty in China, reportedly executed two astronomers named Hi and Ho because they didn’t predict a solar eclipse.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts tries out a pair of solar glasses during a recent educational summit at APSU.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts tries out a pair of solar glasses during a recent educational summit at APSU.

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Clarksville Travel Ball hosted Dick’s Sporting Goods Father’s Day Special Tournament

 

Clarksville Travel BallClarksville, TN – Ten year old baseball teams from Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky descended onto Clarksville’s Heritage Park June 18th-19th for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Father’s Day Special Tournament hosted by USSSA’s Clarksville Travel Ball.

USSSA area director Brian Walker stated, “The primary focus of USSSA is the development of programs that allow for teams of all skill levels to compete against one another.  Clarksville Travel Ball’s vision is to provide an opportunity for local players to participate in tournament atmospheres.”

South Williamson SWAT won 1st place in 10-AA division.

South Williamson SWAT won 1st place in 10-AA division.

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TBI Joint Investigation into Marijuana Operation ends with Eleven Arrests, Seizure of Drugs, Cash and Weapons

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – An investigation by Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division with Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the DEA, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and multiple Middle Tennessee law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of eleven individuals and the seizure of hundreds of plants and more than $100,000 in cash.

The two-year investigation focused on an organized drug trafficking operation involved in the cultivation and distribution of high-grade marijuana in Middle Tennessee.

Marijuana plants found in Lewis County.

Marijuana plants found in Lewis County.

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Houston County Teen donates to Montgomery County Safehouse

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – While most teens are focused on social media, 16-year-old Bekkah Eaves is focused on social causes.

Eaves started a charity called Bekkah’s Bags earlier this year. The organization focuses on providing basic essentials to homeless infants and children.

She was moved to start the charity after volunteering to serve food at a homeless camp in Nashville Tennessee. While volunteering she noticed infants and toddlers without basic age appropriate items.

Bekkah Eaves with the bags she donated to the Montgomery County Safehouse.

Bekkah Eaves with the bags she donated to the Montgomery County Safehouse.

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Hot and Humid Conditions continue this week for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Nashville reports hot and humid conditions will continue this week for Clarksville-Montgomery County with high temperatures reaching the low to mid 90s across much of Middle Tennessee today through Thursday.

The combination of these hot temperatures with high humidity will lead to uncomfortable heat index values near or above 100 degrees each afternoon.

Take extra precautions if you will be outdoors this week.

High temperatures expected this week across Middle Tennessee.

High temperatures expected this week across Middle Tennessee.

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Hot Weather in store for Clarksville-Montgomery County this weekend

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Nashville reports upper level ridging influences will build across Clarksville-Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee as of Friday and into the weekend with a continuance of a strong surface ridging pattern. The warmest temperatures so far this year across Middle Tennessee will be experienced.

Highs on Friday will generally be in the low to mid 90s, with highs on Saturday and Sunday generally in the mid 90s, for locations west of the Cumberland Plateau higher elevations.

Dry conditions will continue through Saturday, with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms across the mid state by Sunday afternoon, as some low level moisture works its way into our region.

High temperatures expected this week for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

High temperatures expected this week for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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Clarksville Meeting on Northwest Corridor Transit Study findings set for June 8th

 

Learn about proposed solutions for the corridor from Clarksville to Nashville

Northwest Corridor Transit StudyClarksville, TN – The team working on the Northwest Corridor Transit Study invites Clarksville area residents to a public meeting and open house at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center, 1190 Cumberland Drive, on Thursday, June 9th.

The meeting will be from 6:00pm to 7:30pm and will reveal several options for the future of transit between Clarksville and downtown Nashville.  Refreshments will be provided at the meeting.

Northwest Corridor Transit Study Map

Northwest Corridor Transit Study Map

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