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Dr. Mark Green Announces Rural Task Force

 

Task force will be led by Dr. Page Walley of Bolivar

Mark Green for CongressFranklin, TN – Dr. Mark Green announced the formation of a rural task force for his congressional campaign today. Led by former DCS Commissioner Page Walley, the task force will advise Green on issues facing rural Tennessee.

Joining the task force will be elected officials, business leaders, and community leaders in the rural counties across the 7th congressional district.

Dr. Mark Green

Dr. Mark Green

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Montgomery County Juvenile Court seeks Foster Care Review Board Members

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN — Montgomery County Juvenile Court is earnestly seeking adults willing to serve on the local foster care review board for the best interest of children in our community.

Many children in Montgomery County are placed in state custody due to the abuse of drugs, alcohol, physical and sexual abuse by their parents or guardians. These children’s lives are uprooted through no fault of their own.

Children in our county are also born with drug addictions because parents have been using dangerous drugs.

Montgomery County Juvenile Court Foster Care Review Board is looking for members.

Montgomery County Juvenile Court Foster Care Review Board is looking for members.

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Community Rallies Together to Bring Awareness to Foster Care at Sixth Annual Foster Care Awareness Family Day

 

Sixth Annual Foster Care Awareness Family DayClarksville, TN – The sixth annual Foster Care Awareness Family Day celebration was recently held at the LEAP plaza. Despite inclement weather about 450 members of the Clarksville Community gathered together to learn about foster care and learning what it takes to become a foster parent.

Hosted by the Department of Children Services, Centerstone, Health Connect, Clarksville Family Therapy, OmiVisions, Youth Villages, Mental Health Cooperative, and the LEAP Organization, the goal of this event was to create greater awareness of children in need who remain in state custody and want to become members of foster families.

Sixth Annual Foster Care Awareness Family Day

Sixth Annual Foster Care Awareness Family Day

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Clarksville’s L.E.A.P. Organization Plans Youth Excursion to New York City

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – L.E.A.P. organization is planning their next youth excursion to see the bright lights and big city of New York. The purpose of this trip is to provide entertainment combined with education and exposure to places and events for participating L.E.A.P. youth.

It will be a whirlwind trip scheduled from July 8th, 2015 to July 12th, 2015.

L.E.A.P, which stands for Leadership, Enlightenment, Academic Achievement, and Perseverance, also teaches its members about Outreach, Responsibility, and Growth.

Ground Zero will be one of the locations that the LEAP youth will visit on their trip. (Lois Jones)

Ground Zero will be one of the locations that the LEAP youth will visit on their trip. (Lois Jones)

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Foster Care Awareness Family Day Celebration

 

Foster Care Awareness Family DayClarksville, TN – May 17th marked the 5th Annual Foster Care Awareness Family Day Celebration. Over 450 members of the Clarksville Community gathered together to learn about becoming a foster parent at the LEAP Plaza.

Of those that attended there were a total of 9 that signed up to become foster parents.

5th Annual Foster Care Awareness Family Day Celebration

5th Annual Foster Care Awareness Family Day Celebration

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Clarksville Child Abuse Case Settled; Darryl Mayo charged with Aggravated Child Abuse

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On April 22nd, 2013 at 3:00pm, Clarksville Police Detective DeMone A. Chestnut responded to a Child Abuse/Neglect at King Road.

Detective Chestnut responded to a Department of Children Services (DCS) referral in reference to two abused children living in a home on King Road; one child was said to have a broken collar bone and another a black eye. These injuries were said to have been caused by the mother’s live-in boyfriend.

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Clarksville Police arrest Husband and Wife at Drive Thru for DUI

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – A husband and wife were arrested after Clarksville Police received a call about a vehicle at Taco Bell’s drive thru window with intoxicated occupants inside the vehicle.

On March 29th, 2013, around 12:19am, Clarksville Police Officers responded to the drive thru of Taco Bell, 788 North Riverside Drive in reference to a possible intoxicated driver.

Nathaniel and Autumn Neuner
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Volunteers needed for Foster Care Review Board

 

Montgomery CountyMontgomery County, TN – The Foster Care Review Board is seeking volunteers to serve on its boards. Board members make recommendations to the Juvenile Court Judge or Magistrate that is overseeing each child custody case.

Board members are asked to attend one board meeting per month. The boards usually meet on the 1st and 2nd Tuesdays and the 4th Monday of each month. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police charge Women for neglect when her Children are found outside alone

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On January 11th, 2013, around 11:30pm, Clarksville Police Officers responded to call in reference to two children found walking barefoot down the street without adult supervision.

When officers arrived, they were told by a 21 year old man who found the children that he came home to his apartment complex, saw the two girls wandering around, and kept the children with him until Police arrived.

Candace Sellner

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Clarksville Police charge Man with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

 

During the investigation of a DCS referral, Police found a man in possession of child pornography

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – In August 2012, Police received a Tennessee Department of Children Services (DCS) referral in reference to an allegation of Aggravated Sexual Battery on Minor Children involving Dexter Mason.

During Detective Tyler Barrett’s investigation, he conducted a search warrant on Mason’s 421 Bluff Drive residence and seized three computers from the residence. The computers were turned over to the United States Secret Service to be forensically examined for child pornography.

Dexter Mason

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