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Customs House Museum to hold Andrew Jackson and the War of 1812 Presentation on October 15th

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – On Sunday, October 15th, 2017, Dr. Tom Kanon will give a presentation on Andrew Jackson and the War of 1812 in the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center’s Turner Auditorium.

The program is from 2:00pm–4:00pm with free admission to the public.

Tennesseans At War by Tom Kanon

Tennesseans At War by Tom Kanon

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War of 1812 Talk, Marker Dedication set for October 15th

 

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council, in conjunction with Customs House Museum, is sponsoring an unveiling of a historic highway marker commemorating Clarksville’s role in the War of 1812.

The marker will be placed on Riverside Drive near the site where Middle Tennessee volunteer militia boarded flatboats for the long journey to fight with General Andrew Jackson in the Battle of New Orleans, the last conflict in the war.

War of 1812 Boat Re-Enactment

War of 1812 Boat Re-Enactment

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Clarksville Police respond to Three Car Crash on Riverside Drive

 

Car Crash Sends Two to Hospital

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 around 7:08am, Clarksville Police report a 47 year old man, driving a Dodge pickup, was traveling southbound in the center turn lane of Riverside Drive, crossed left of center and collided with a VW driven by a 16 old female, traveling northbound in the left travel lane of Riverside Drive.

After impact, the VW hit a Ford Escape, driven by an 18 year old female, passing by in the north right travel lane. This occurred in the area of 411 Riverside Drive.

A Dodge pickup collided into a VW on Riverside Drive Wednesday morning.  (Jim Knoll, CPD)

A Dodge pickup collided into a VW on Riverside Drive Wednesday morning. (Jim Knoll, CPD)

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USS LST-325 begins Tours in Clarksville

 

USS LST 325

Clarksville, TN – LST-325 opened for tours in Clarksville on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at the McGregor Park Boat Ramp. The ship will be available for tours September 7th-15th.

The LST (Landing Ship, Tank) is a floating monument to the past. The ship was used in various missions in World War II including the invasion of Sicily and the Normandy invasion. Visitors are able to climb aboard and explore the ship as the crew provides a glimpse into her past.

Military enthusiasts, history buffs, and school groups will learn how it was instrumental in battles dating back to World War II.

USS LST-325 docked at the McGregor Park boat ramp.

USS LST-325 docked at the McGregor Park boat ramp.

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Riverfest Lane Closures announced

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department has released lane closure information for Riverside Drive during the Riverfest Festival. Riverside Drive will have intermittent changes to traffic flow during Riverfest.

The changes can potentially cause delays in traffic flow through the area. If you plan on traveling though this area, it might be a good idea to seek an alternate route.

Also, be aware, there will be large amounts of pedestrian traffic through the area, so be vigilant and watch for officers directing traffic. Please be patient.

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Clarksville’s McGregor Park to reopen Friday for Riverfest

 

2017 RiverFestClarksville, TN – Sunny and pleasant weather is forecast Thursday through Saturday for Clarksville’s Riverfest Celebration, offering a welcome change from last week’s storms and flooding.

Heavy rains swept through Clarksville early Friday, pushing the Cumberland River to flood stage, covering McGregor Park’s two outdoor stages and forcing Clarksville Parks and Recreation to close the park.

Good Weather Forecasted as the Riverfest Festival kicks off Thursday with Art Experience

Good Weather Forecasted as the Riverfest Festival kicks off Thursday with Art Experience

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City of Clarksville battered by Heavy Rain and High Winds

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Trees and power lines were knocked down by high winds late Thursday and early Friday across the city, while heavy rains forced water over roadways in some low-lying areas.

Emergency management officials said Clarksville saw from 6 to 7.5 inches of rain overnight, and winds with gusts up to 44 mph. The rain was pushing the Red River and the Cumberland River to flood stage. Localized flash flooding was occurring along the creeks and streams that flow into the rivers.

A CDE Lightband worker moves a boom truck into place to repair a power line ripped off a residence by a falling tree in the Idaho Springs neighborhood near Dunbar Cave Road.

A CDE Lightband worker moves a boom truck into place to repair a power line ripped off a residence by a falling tree in the Idaho Springs neighborhood near Dunbar Cave Road.

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Clarksville’s Riverfest Celebration to take place September 7th-9th

 

2017 RiverFestClarksville, TN – Join the City of Clarksville and Budweiser along the banks of the Cumberland River to celebrate Clarksville’s river heritage and the 30th anniversary of the annual Riverfest Celebration, September 7th-9th, 2017.

This free, three-day music and arts festival features three stages of diverse local and nationally known entertainers and cultural groups, plus delicious food and fun for the entire family.

Clarksville's Riverfest to be held September 7th-9th, 2017.

Clarksville’s Riverfest to be held September 7th-9th, 2017.

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Clarksville Police reports Motorcycle Rider from crash at Riverside Drive and North Second Street passes away

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On August 27th, 2017, Clarksville Police responded to a vehicle accident involving a 22 year old female driving a 2004 Chrysler Pacific and a 20 year old male, riding a 2015 Honda 50F motorcycle at the intersection of Riverside Drive and North Second Street. The motorcycle rear-ended the Chrysler.

The 20 year old male motorcycle rider involved in the crash died from his injuries. His name is Jordan White.

Clarksville Police work a motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon at Riverside Drive and North Second Street. (Bill Van Beber III, CPD)

Clarksville Police work a motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon at Riverside Drive and North Second Street. (Bill Van Beber III, CPD)

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Clarksville Police report Motorcycle Crash at Intersection of Riverside Drive and North Second Street

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police say on Sunday, August 27th, 2017, around 2:00pm a 22 year old female, driving a 2004 Chrysler Pacific was stopped in the left lane of southbound Riverside Drive, near the intersection of North Second Street, waiting to make a left turn into Arby’s when a 20 year old male, riding a 2015 Honda 50F motorcycle, rear-ended the Chrysler.

Clarksville Police work a motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon at Riverside Drive and North Second Street. (Bill Van Beber III, CPD)

Clarksville Police work a motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon at Riverside Drive and North Second Street. (Bill Van Beber III, CPD)

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