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Motor Vessel Mississippi makes stops on the Tennessee River, Cumberland River, docks in Clarksville

 

Written by Leon Roberts
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – The Mississippi River Commission recently navigated the Tennessee River and Cumberland River to gain a fresh perspective for the development of plans to improve the condition of the Mississippi River Basin, foster navigation, promote commerce, and reduce flood risk.

The commission met with stakeholders while inspecting the waterways and visited U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and Tennessee Valley Authority projects.

The Motor Vessel Mississippi made a brief stop at McGregor Park in Clarksville, Tenn., Aug. 11, 2015, during a recent stop along the Cumberland River. The vessel is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ largest diesel towboat and flagship to the Mississippi River Commission, which is inspecting Corps of Engineers projects along the Cumberland River as part of the commission’s annual low water inspection trip. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

The Motor Vessel Mississippi made a brief stop at McGregor Park in Clarksville, Tenn., Aug. 11, 2015, during a recent stop along the Cumberland River. The vessel is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ largest diesel towboat and flagship to the Mississippi River Commission, which is inspecting Corps of Engineers projects along the Cumberland River as part of the commission’s annual low water inspection trip. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

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Fort Campbell Rough and Tough Hiking Tour’s next hike set for Saturday, May 9th

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell Outdoor Recreation’s Rough and Tough Hiking Tour’s last hike of the Spring Session will be a 10 mile hike at Prentice Cooper State Forest Mullen’s Cove Loop on Saturday, May 9th.

This recreational area has over 24,000 acres of hiking, camping, and mountain biking possibilities. This 10 mile loop offers one of the most stunning views of the Tennessee River Gorge along the way. Bring plenty of water and snacks.

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Clarksville – Montgomery County under Ice Storm Warning beginning at noon today, February 20th

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an ice storm warning for Clarksville-Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee which is in effect from noon today, February 20th to 9:00am CST Saturday, February 21st.

A developing storm system will spread moisture into Middle Tennessee today. With a deep layer of cold air initially in place, precipitation is expected to start out as all snow.

Snow will begin this morning and change to sleet and freezing rain this afternoon.

Snow will begin this morning and change to sleet and freezing rain this afternoon.

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Clarksville – Montgomery County under Winter Storm Warning starting Friday at noon

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for ice and snow which is in effect from noon Friday, February 20th to 9:00am CST Saturday, February 21st for Clarksville-Montgomery County as well as Middle Tennessee.

Accumulations from 1 to 2 inches of snow are expected Friday, followed by one tenth to one half inch of ice in the form of freezing rain Friday evening through early Saturday morning. Areas along and east of Interstate 65 will be the hardest hit with new ice amounts up to one half inch. The east half of Middle Tennessee may later be placed under an ice storm warning.

From 1 to 2 inches of snow expected Friday for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

From 1 to 2 inches of snow expected Friday for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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Land Between The Lakes to celebrate Fort Henry 153rd Anniversary

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area invites the public to the 153rd Fort Henry Anniversary Program and Walk. Local history about the Civil War in the area will be presented on Saturday, February 7th, from 1:00pm-2:30pm at The Homeplace.

A guided ¼ mile walk follows the program from 3:00pm-4:00pm at the Fort Henry Trail parking area. The walk is weather dependent. Registration and full deposit required:  $5.00/adults and $3.00/children. Call 270.924.2020 to make a reservation. «Read the rest of this article»

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24th Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival to be held January 17th-18th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The 24th edition of the Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival is set to be held January 17th-18th at the Hiwassee Refuge and at the Birchwood Community Center.

The TWRA is the primary sponsor for the festival and many staff members and volunteers will again be contributing their services. For the fourth consecutive year, Olin Chlor Alkali Products is the corporate sponsor for the festival.

The festival is a celebration of the thousands of sandhill cranes that migrate through or spend the winter on and around the Hiwassee Refuge in Birchwood as well as an opportunity to focus attention on the rich wildlife heritage of the state and the Native American history of the area.

The Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival will be held Jan. 17-18 at the Hiwassee Refuge and in the community of Birchwood. It is the 24th anniversary of the event.

The Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival will be held Jan. 17-18 at the Hiwassee Refuge and in the community of Birchwood. It is the 24th anniversary of the event.

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Clarksville Beginnings – Part 3: Who Was Valentine Sevier?

 

Clarksville Tennessee HistoryClarksville, TN – Our lives here in Middle Tennessee are built upon the foundation of those who lived before us. The names of these souls of long ago are sprinkled upon our consciousness as they are now reflected in the names of our counties, cities, and roads: John Montgomery, George Rogers Clark, James Robertson, etc.

They are people who lived the prime of their lives in the late 18th century on the cusp of a new nation, bordering a frontier with a plethora of possibilities. These men are revered and their lives have been boiled down to a thick consistency of stories that all reflect their heroism, bravery, and sometimes larger than life achievements.

In the past there has been a definite vibe that they are only to be portrayed as one dimensional hero type characters and to do otherwise would be akin to blasphemy.

Sevier Station

Sevier Station

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American Queen to dock again at Clarksville’s McGregor Park, Friday

 

Clarksville Montgomery County Convention and Visitors BureauClarksville, TN – The American Queen of the American Queen Steamboat Company will be making another stop at McGregor Park on October 31st.

Make your way down to the Cumberland River on Friday, and you can see the largest steamboat in the world dock. There you can take look at the massive American Queen, a “genteel, floating antebellum mansion”, as their website describes it.

American Queen back in Clarksville, Friday

American Queen back in Clarksville, Friday

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Severe Weather and Flash Flooding possible for Clarksville-Montgomery County Monday night into Tuesday

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – According to the National Weather Service, an intense weather system that is expected to begin developing over the plains tonight will likely bring severe weather to the Clarksville-Montgomery County area as well as Middle Tennessee as early as late Monday evening through Tuesday.

By late evening Monday, Middle Tennessee will be well within the warm sector of this system. Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will be possible during this time frame and any of these storms could become severe. Damaging wind gusts and one or two tornadoes are not out of the question. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Folk Art Collection gets donation from Karen Parr-Moody

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – While visiting Austin, Texas, in 2013, Karen Parr-Moody came across a painting by the renowned folk artist Jimmy Lee Sudduth. The dusty image was of a girl in a swimsuit, and it evoked strong childhood memories for Parr-Moody.

“I really identified with going to my grandfather’s fishing camp every weekend on the Tennessee River,” she said. “It’s rustic and beautiful down there. The ‘Bikini Girl’ just reminded me of growing up and being a little girl.”

Karen Parr-Moody and her daughter, Stella, donate Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s “Bikini Girl” to Austin Peay State University. (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

Karen Parr-Moody and her daughter, Stella, donate Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s “Bikini Girl” to Austin Peay State University. (Taylor Slifko/APSU)

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