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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan joins in unveiling of marker for Bailey Cobb School

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – A historical marker was unveiled Saturday to memorialize Bailey Cobb Elementary School, which stood from 1879 to 1977 and played a major role in the education of Clarksville’s black children until school desegregation was implemented in the 1970s.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan joined other dignitaries for the ceremony near the city’s Burt Cobb Community Center on Franklin Street, near the school site.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan joined members of the Bailey Cobb Elementary Historical Committee on Saturday for the unveiling of a historical marker at the school site.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan joined members of the Bailey Cobb Elementary Historical Committee on Saturday for the unveiling of a historical marker at the school site.

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Book Review: The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller

 

Clarksville Book ReviewClarksville, TN – Wilma Rudolph, Clarksville’s runner extraordinaire, is the inspiration for Pat Zietlow Miller’s The Quickest Kid in Clarksville, a children’s book beautifully illustrated by Frank Morrison. Published in 2016 by Chronicle Books in San Francisco, it is a Junior Library Book selection.

Alta, a poor African American girl, dreams of running with Wilma Rudolph’s three gold medals around her own neck. Her shoes are full of holes that sometimes trip her as she runs, but she remembers that Rudolph was one of 22 children and had polio as a child.

The Quickest Kid in Clarksville

The Quickest Kid in Clarksville

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Clarksville’s Go Commando Half Marathon coming October 18th

 

Go Commando Half Marathon and 5kClarksville, TN – The Go Commando Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & Fun Run, powered by CDE Lightband, is back and better than ever.

For those who are no stranger to going commando in Clarksville, Tennessee, you know that this beautiful, around-downtown course brings rewards to all those who dare to take on the challenge.

Clarksville's Go Commando

Clarksville’s Go Commando

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Clarksville’s Convenient Car Care Inc. opens Valvoline Complete Car Care Center

 

Valvoline Complete Car Care CenterClarksville, TN – Clarksville based Convenient Car Care Inc. has announced the opening of the Valvoline Complete Car Care Center, at 2516 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.  In an effort to provide a more convenient location for all of their automotive products and services, Candace Ursery, President of Convenient Car Care Inc. said the opening of their new facility would better serve their customers, and provide more products and services at one location.

“We have partnered with Valvoline to launch this new automotive service center, and expect that our customers will enjoy being able to get all of the automotive service needs met at one location.  We think that being a one-stop shop for anything from an oil change to transmission repair will be something that the consumer will appreciate and depend on” said Ursery.

Valvoline Complete Car Care 2516 Wilma Rudolph Blvd (Michael Rios Clarksville Online)

Valvoline Complete Car Care 2516 Wilma Rudolph Blvd (Michael Rios Clarksville Online)

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Go Commando Half Marathon & 5k to take place October 19th, 2013

 

Go Commando Half Marathon and 5kClarksville, TN – The Go Commando Half Marathon & 5k, powered by CDE Lightband, is back for a third year, bringing with it new activities and enhanced features. Runners will take to the streets of Historic Downtown Clarksville Saturday, October 19th, 2013.

But those interested in running are encouraged to register early online at www.gocommandoclarksville.com, as the event is only open to the first 2,000 participants.

Go Commando Half Marathon & 5k

Go Commando Half Marathon & 5k

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Queen City Road Race early bird registration deadline is April 19th

 

35th Annual Queen City Road RaceClarksville, TN – The 35th Annual Queen City Road Race will be Saturday, May 4th. Registration is going on now.

The Queen City Road Race event is a Clarksville tradition promoting fitness and fun for all ages. The 7K and 5K race route takes runners through the streets of Historic Downtown Clarksville, beginning and ending at Austin Peay State University’s Governors Stadium, while the One Mile Movement takes you on an exciting tour of a portion of the APSU campus.

For over thirty years, hundreds of Clarksville-Montgomery County and Fort Campbell school students, teachers and family members have participated in this Clarksville tradition.

Queen City Road Race, Clarksville TN.

Queen City Road Race, Clarksville TN.

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35th Annual Queen City Road Race featuring new 7K Race registration going on now

 

35th Annual Queen City Road RaceClarksville, TN – It’s that time of year again to lace up those running shoes and begin preparing for the 35th Annual Queen City Road Race scheduled for Saturday, May 4th.

The Queen City Road Race event is a Clarksville tradition promoting fitness and fun for all ages. The 7K and 5K race route takes runners through the streets of Historic Downtown Clarksville, beginning and ending at Austin Peay State University’s Governors Stadium, while the One Mile Movement takes you on an exciting tour of a portion of the APSU campus.

For over thirty years, hundreds of Clarksville-Montgomery County and Fort Campbell school students, teachers and family members have participated in this Clarksville tradition.

Queen City Road Race, Clarksville TN.

Queen City Road Race, Clarksville TN.

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35th Annual Queen City Road Race featuring new 7K Race now accepting registrations

 

35th Annual Queen City Road RaceClarksville, TN – It’s that time of year again to lace up those running shoes and begin preparing for the 35th Annual Queen City Road Race scheduled for Saturday, May 4th.

The Queen City Road Race event is a Clarksville tradition promoting fitness and fun for all ages. The 7K and 5K race route takes runners through the streets of Historic Downtown Clarksville, beginning and ending at Austin Peay State University’s Governors Stadium, while the One Mile Movement takes you on an exciting tour of a portion of the APSU campus.

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34th Annual Queen City Road Race registration underway

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – It’s that time of year again to lace up those running shoes and begin preparing for the 34th Annual Queen City Road Race scheduled for Sunday, May 6th.

The Queen City Road Race event is a Clarksville tradition promoting fitness and fun for all ages. The 5K race route takes runners through the streets of Historic Downtown Clarksville, beginning and ending at Austin Peay State University’s Governors Stadium, while the One Mile Movement takes you on an exciting tour of a portion of the APSU campus.

2011 Queen City Road Race, Clarksville TN.

2011 Queen City Road Race, Clarksville TN.

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The Final Horne: Thanks to run by High School Teams in State Tournament add ‘Hoops City’ to list of Clarksville’s nicknames

 

The Final Horne with James HorneClarksville, TN – Every city is known for something and its fair to say Clarksville is know for many things. Tobacco, Wilma Rudolph, Fort Campbell, Harry Galbreath, the 1999 Tornado, Mason Rudolph and Austin Peay (the governor and the university), are just a few.

Clarksville’s nicknames have ranged from: The Queen City, Queen of the Cumberland, Gateway to the New South to the current Tennessee’s Top Spot.

Fly Williams addresses the crowd in the Dunn Center during his jersey retirement ceremonyFebruary 5th, 2009.

Fly Williams addresses the crowd in the Dunn Center during his jersey retirement ceremony February 5th, 2009.

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