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A community united in grief.


Juan Julian VasquezClarksville came together today, to recognize and celebrate the lives of two of it’s citizens. We came together representatives of every race, creed, and walk of life, united by our mutual respect, friendships, and love for Juan Julian Vasquez, Sr and Thomas Leon Vasquez. Though their lives were cut short, they left their indelible mark on the city and the community they loved.

Clarksville should take steps to memorialize Juan Julian Vasquez Sr and the contributions he made towards the unity of our city during his tenure as the vice chairman of the Human Relations Commission. «Read the rest of this article»

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$5.15 an hour, the minimum wage since 1997


Most Americans support minimum wage increase
Published in the Leaf Chronicle – Jun 30, 2006

Employee and a time clockOn June 21, our two multi-millionaire U.S. senators from Tennessee, Lamar Alexander and Bill Frist, voted “no” again on a bill to increase the minimum wage. I find this appalling.

Growing up on a small farm in Tennessee, it was impressed upon me that hard work was not only expected but also is an important character trait. I think most people agree that no one in the United States who works full time for a living should have to live in poverty. To me, that means they can afford basic housing, groceries (not including meals out), needed health care, child care and other necessities. «Read the rest of this article»

State of Tennessee sues to remove Mayor of Coopertown from office


Danny J. CrosbyUpdate 07/14/06: Danny J. Crosby was suspended as the Coopertown Mayor pending a November proceeding which will determine whether he should be permanently removed from his office, due to the allegations which the state has made against him. The allegations includes the use racial slurs and ethnic profiling in traffic enforcement.

The State of Tennessee has sued to remove Danny J. Crosby as the Mayor of Coopertown, Tennessee.

Many Clarksville, Tennessee residents have learned the hard way about this sleepy little town of 3,176 residents. The town operates several infamous speed traps on Interstate 24, U.S. 431, and State highway 49. The city’s police budget has nearly tripled, from $155,880 during the last year to $451,550 this fiscal year. The town budget plans on between $400,000 and $800,000 in traffic court revenues, comprising over one third of the city budget. This percentage is much higher than that of many larger U.S. cities. «Read the rest of this article»

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A Hockey Challenge


The Multi-Purpose Events CenterOur town needs some excitement and hockey can bring it. We need the Events Arena if for nothing else, well, events. Our adults, kids, and especially teenagers, need a place to go that doesn’t involve an hour long, 70-80 mph three-dollars-a-gallon drive to Nashville. Clarksville is the size of a city but continues to have a town mentality. The ever-climbing population is here however we choose to embrace it. The quality of growth depends on making our “town” a place where people want to be; not a place from where they want to escape from the lack of “things” to do. «Read the rest of this article»

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An inconvenient truth – Global Warming is a scientific reality


An inconvient truth

I saw the movie on June 24th. It’s a very powerful film. It challenges the apathy of the US in the face of a global climate crisis. Although there are no plans for it to visit Clarksville, it is playing now in Nashville and I highly recommend it.

With wit, smarts and hope, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH ultimately brings home Gore’s persuasive argument that we can no longer afford to view global warming as a political issue – rather, it is the biggest moral challenge facing our global civilization. –

Now thru June 29th: Regal Green Hills 16
June 30th – July 4 : Opry Mills theatres

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Clarksville, TN MoveOn rally


This is a press release from

Campaign for an oil-free futureTomorrow is the big day: thousands of MoveOn members from Nashville, Tennessee to Phoenix, Arizona will come together at more than 300 rallies across the country to demand an “oil-free” future.

Tomorrow’s National Day of Action is really important because this weekend is the 4th of July holiday and gas prices are on everyone’s minds. We need to seize this moment to make sure the media and the public know that the Republican addiction to oil money is keeping gas prices high and holding America back from the clean energy future that we desperately need.

Can you join us at a rally in Clarksville? «Read the rest of this article»

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Community comes together in memory of civil rights activist and his son


Juan Julian VasquezThe Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education (HOPE), and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), along with the Clarksville Korean American Association have joined the Clarksville – Montgomery County Community in support of slain civil rights activist, Juan Vasquez, Sr., and his son, Thomas Vasquez. Juan was the founder of H.O.P.E. and served as the Hispanic liaison for the Clarksville NAACP. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville, TN in the News of the Weird


Clarksville, TNClarksville, Tennessee made an appearance in Chuck Shephard’s News of the Weird column, a weekly syndicated newspaper column founded 1988 that is one of the most read weird-news features in the United States

In the June 25, 2006 edition of his column is the section, “Honesty Is the Best Policy?” which referenced the April arrest of one Jonifer Jackson age 20 in Clarksville for reckless endangerment. The humor is in his explanation for committing his offense. «Read the rest of this article»

Beachaven Vineyard and Winery: Jazz on the Lawn schedule


Beachaven Vineyard and WineryThe Beachaven concerts on the lawn start at 6:30 pm and continue until 9:30 pm. Because seating is first come first serve, it pays to arrive around 5pm for the best parking and viewing spots. Both admission and parking are free. As a sign of your appreciation it is encouraged that you purchase a bottle of Beachaven wine to enjoy as you listen to the music. They offer the concerts as a way to promote the winery. Jazz on the lawn is a great way for a family to spend a summer evening!

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Montgomery County Democratic Party To Meet


Democratic Party LogoThe Montgomery County Democratic Party will meet at the Smith-Trahern Mansion in downtown Clarksville on Tuesday, June 27, at 7 p.m. The meetings are always held on the last Tuesday of the month at 7pm in the same location.

The Democratic Party is committed to keeping our nation safe and expanding opportunity for every American. That commitment is reflected in an agenda that emphasizes the security of our nation, strong economic growth, affordable health care for all Americans, retirement security, honest government, and civil rights.

To learn more about the Montgomery County Democratic Party’s commitment to security, opportunity, and responsibility,  Visit their website at:

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