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Breaking News: Barnes, 61, Kurita 4, in tri-county caucus for state Senate seat


BREAKING NEWS: The executive committees of Montgomery, Cheatham and Houston counties met at the Riverview Inn in downtown Clarksville where a roll call vote gave the Democratic Party’s senate nod to Tim Barnes for the November ballot.  The vote was Tim Barnes, 61, incumbent Rosalind Kurita, 4. Story, photos to follow.

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The flip side of the 9/13 Kurita/Barnes Executive Committee hearing


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David J. Luciano, author of this article,  is an APSU political science student who testified at the Kurita/Barnes September 13 Tennessee Democratic Party Executive Committee Hearing and was present for the entire process. Luciano is the former president of the APSU Democrats. This is his version of the hearing events as they occurred and is a response to the article published today (9.17.08) on Clarkville Online by author Debbie Boen.

As someone who witnessed the entirety of the Democratic Party’s Executive Committee’s hearing of Tim Barnes’s challenge of the 22nd district senatorial election, I must respond to Debbie Boen’s misrepresentations of the facts of this event.

Although she states that Joe Schiller “told the officials in the room that ‘they had been instructed to vote based on the evidence and facts, not on retribution and revenge,’” and was then asked to leave the room, this was not in fact what happened.  The rules of the meeting stipulated that while spectators and the media were welcome to attend the event, only committee members were allowed to speak.  Schiller did not make this statement; a committee member made a similar statement and Schiller then yelled loudly, “here, here!”.   When executive committee members reminded him that he was not allowed to speak as a non-committee member, he continued to get increasingly louder, yelling, “But I’m a voter!”  Again, he was asked to stop, and refusing, was escorted from the room. «Read the rest of this article»

‘Frolic on Franklin’ celebrates music, dance, theatre and the arts


On September 20th, the 100 block of Franklin Street will come alive with music, dance, theatre and art. This marks the Second Annual Frolic on Franklin: A Celebration of the Arts. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Franklin Street will be teaming with artists displaying and selling their creations. They will be sharing the event with performing artists, bands, singers, dancers, players. In all, the Frlic will host  twenty-five booths and more than 50 artists.

The Frolic on Franklin: A Celebration of the Arts, a portion of the festival, is free and open to the public. The artists will display and sell their work, including art, jewelry, wood crafts, pottery and more. In addition, a minimum of five demonstrations including pottery, wood working/turning, a letterpress and painting, will be showcased, offering parents and children alike the opportunity to watch and learn. Interactive opportunities for the children will be made through activities such as sidewalk chalk and face painting.

This event was conceived by the Downtown Clarksville Association (DCA) members to bring arts to the streets on the same day The Roxy Regional Theatre hosts its annual Gala. «Read the rest of this article»

Friends of Dunbar Cave plan annual “Haunting History” tour, video premiere


The Friends of Dunbar Cave will meet Thursday, September 18, at 6 p.m. at the Dunbar cave Visitor’s Center to discuss the upcoming annual event, Haunting History, which is scheduled for October 24 and 25.

The group will also discuss the premier of the new Dunbar Cave video, and will also address some board changes. The video was recently screen at Austin Peay State University.

Dunbar Cave is located at 401 Old Dunbar Cave Road in Clarksville.

Dunbar Cave is the most prominent of several caves located in this designated natural area. In the roomy mouth of the cave, square dances, radio shows, and big band era concerts were once held.

Friends of Dunbar Cave meet every third Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the Visitor Center.

APSU offers “grad” finale


Students scheduled to graduate from Austin Peay State University in December will have an opportunity next month to participate in Grad Finale, an event designed to make sure all preparations have been made for Winter Commencement. Grad Finale will be from 2-6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7 and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8. Both sessions will be at Morgan University Center Ballroom. Students may participate in either session. «Read the rest of this article»

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