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NAACP to host 62nd State Convention and Civil Rights Conference in Clarksville


Austin Peay State University will host a portion of the 62nd Annual NAACP State Convention and Civil Rights Conference on September 27 at the APSU Morgan University Center. The entire conference will run from September 25-27.

NAACP Hosts 62nd Annual State Convention in Clarksville, TN

NAACP Hosts 62nd Annual State Convention in Clarksville, TN

The Saturday session of the conference begins at 7:30 a.m. with a breakfast for W. I. N. (Women in the NAACP) and the youth. After breakfast, the conference continues with a variety of workshops for both adults and youth. At noon there will be an awards luncheon followed by more workshops. The evening concludes with the Freedom Awards Banquet beginning at 6:30 p.m. «Read the rest of this article»

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County Ad Hoc Committee hears citizens redevelopment ordinance concerns


“Listening to Montgomery County citizens is the purpose of county government.” – County Mayor Carolyn Bowers

The county’s Redevelopment Ad Hoc Committee met with community spokespersons recently to address concerns about the city’s redevelopment and urban renewal ordinance.

County Mayor Bowers, center, opens ad hoc cmte meeting with concerned minority citizens

County Mayor Carolyn Bowers, County Commissioners Ron Sokol, Martha Brockman and Mark Banasiak, comprise the ad hoc committee on the redevelopment plan at the county level.

The ad hoc group met with a group of citizens representing minority community concerns. Attending were the meeting organizer, Terry McMoore, executive director of the Urban Resource Center; his wife Wanda McMoore; Turner McCullough Jr., a local community affairs and grassroots activist; Jimmy M. Garland Sr., Clarksville NAACP branch president and 3rd Vice President of the Tennessee State Conference NAACP; Candy Johnson, candidate for City Council Ward 5, and Pastor Timothy Grant, Deliverance Outreach Temple.

Mayor Bowers expressed appreciation for the group meeting with the committee to give input of citizens concerns with the redevelopment initiative underway.Listening to Montgomery County citizens is the purpose of county government,” said County Mayor Bowers. «Read the rest of this article»

Classical guitar workshop offered


APSU Professor of Music and world-renowned classical guitarist Dr. Stanley Yates will conduct a workshop on classical guitar. The workshop will take place at 7p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25 at Mary’s Music Store at 305 N. Riverside Drive. The event is open to the public; however, there is a $20 fee to attend. APSU students can receive a $5 discount if they present a student I.D.

The workshop includes demonstrations in classical guitar techniques, ways to incorporate classical guitar into other styles of music, a question-and-answer segment and light refreshments. «Read the rest of this article»

Hurricane Ike blows gas prices over $4 mark


Hurricane Ike is hovering on the high side of a category 2 storm, and may reach Cat 3 as it slams Texas in the next few hours, with current winds pushing a storm surge deep into the shoreline of Galveston and other Texas communities. The storm reportedly has winds up to a Cat 4 level several hundred feet above the surface and a storm surge of 20+ feet, enough to inundate 100 miles pf the Texas Coastline.

Customers at one station were limited to 10 gallons per purchase

Ike is also blowing gas prices through the roof as Texas refineries shut down operations for the duration of the storm, and possibly through the clean-up period that follows. Meanwhile, gas stations are cleaning out the wallets of drivers who will find a minute-by-minute escalation of gas prices that seem more like price gouging.

On Friday morning at 9 a.m., Clarksville Online Publisher Bill Larson paid $3.61 a gallon for gas just prior to a trip to Nashville. At the time, his gas station of choice was also limiting customer purchases to 10 gallons per visit, which felt a bit like wartime rationing. Larson and this author, all too familiar with storms, tried valiantly not to think what the day and “Ike” would bring; the reality was culture shock.

102.01 for 25 gallons of regular unleaded

102.01 for 25 gallons of regular unleaded at 10 p.m. at the Madison St. K-Mart

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