Topic: Wallace Redd
Montgomery County, TN – Clarksville-Montgomery County voting for the Tennessee State Primary and County general elections was light. Around 11,000 people early voted and on Election Day, Thursday, August 7th, only 8,105 came out to vote.
With 9480 votes, Jim Durrett was elected the new Montgomery County Mayor. Incumbent Carolyn Bowers had 7654 votes and Curt Mize came in at 2295.
In the highly contested Montgomery County Sheriff’s race, John Fuson was elected with 11,020 votes. Tyler Barrett had 4,519 votes, with Bret Murray getting 1,809, while Dexter Mines had 1,612.
Clarksville, TN – On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014, the Clarksville Association of Realtors and the Clarksville Home Builders Association will be hosting a Political Candidate Forum featuring candidates running in the August 2014 State Primary and County General Election.
The Political Candidate Forum will take place at the Montgomery County Civic Hall located at 350 Pageant Lane, Suite 201, beginning at 8:15am. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The last day of the 2014 Rivers and Spires Festival continued to be the best in memory. The weather was absolutely flawless, neither too hot nor to cold. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky throughout the entire day.
I rushed down to the Festival at 9:00am to catch the annual WJZM 1400 AM Clarksville in Review broadcast from the Festival. This usually is held at the Bill Roberts thunder road automotive tent on Franklin Street just down from the Roxy Regional Theatre. The program was already well underway when I arrived.
Clarksville, TN – Here are the rest of the items of note regarding Thursday’s (August 1st) regular council session.
Ordinance 6 (Transferring the funding of the director position of the Two Rivers Company (TRC) from control of the TRC to the city)
There was discussion as to why the TRC would want to give up full control of the position at the time when the city had fully funded the requirement and provided funding up to the amount of $350,000 for programs and projects. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville City Council met in its usual first Thursday of the month voting session. As I had mentioned in comments of the agenda that I sent out, there were an assortment of issues to address. This is Part I of my report.
Ordinance 5-2013-14 (Funding new LED street lights with Conservation Bonds)
In this project the mayor wants to use/spend $1.2 million in Treasury backed bonds to buy 765 LED replacement streetlights. Energy savings are projected to bring a payback in just under 16 years. «Read the rest of this article»
Who will the mayor appoint to city committees?
Who’s in and who’s out?
Ever since the beginning of time, coffee shops and office gossipers have waited with “giddy” anticipation on learning just who the mayor likes, and who they don’t, and it comes in the form of committee appointments. «Read the rest of this article»
Voters had real opportunity to make change this past November, but as we’ve seen, we say we want change, but we’re not willing to vote for it. It’s a real curiosity to me that with all the complaining, and the obvious need for something to change, the voters just don’t seem to care. Why do we keep putting the same people in office, then gripe about what they’re doing? «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan has called a Special Session of the City Council for the purpose of swearing in newly-elected member Valerie Guzman (Ward 5) and re-elected members James Lewis (Ward 3), Wallace Redd (Ward 4), David Allen (Ward 8), Joel Wallace (Ward 9) and Jeff Burkhart (Ward 12). «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – On Election Day polls opened at 7:00am, but I didn’t get going till 9:30am. My first stop was to vote at Smith school. After I voted, I took a few pictures before I headed off to the Election Commission.
“The elections today have been busy, very busy,” said Rita Wilson, the chairwoman of the Montgomery County Election Commission. A lot of people decided that they wanted to vote today, but they had not bothered to check and see where they were supposed to vote. So we are having a big backlog of them coming in and phone calls about that. But I think that people are really excited about election day,” according to Wilson.
Well the votes are in. The people have spoken. On a national level, it appears we’ll have four more years of economic struggle, attacks on the middle class, a health care system that is a disaster, and a national defense strategy that is virtually non-existent.
But the people have spoken. That’s what makes this country great. At least we get to vote, whether we like the outcome or not. I respect the will of the people. We don’t always get our way and all of us find that very difficult to deal with. «Read the rest of this article»
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