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“Casualty notification” imposters target Fort Campbell families


FORT CAMPBELL, KY–  On Thursday, October 30, a military family member reported two men pretending to be a casualty notification officer and chaplain visited her home and falsely notified her that her deployed Soldier had been killed.

The man impersonating the notification officer was wearing a Class A “dress green” uniform and the other was wearing civilian clergy attire.

There have been a few incidents of this nature in the past two months involving family members living off post, but Thursday’s incident occurred on post. The spouse did not allow the pair into her home and when they left contacted the Family Readiness Support Assistant and Rear Detachment Commander to confirm the information. The command let her know her spouse is still alive and worked to put him in contact with her as soon as possible. Military police were notified and a police report was taken at the scene. «Read the rest of this article»

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40% — that’s 36,168 voters — cast ballots in Montgomery County early voting


Voter apathy that permeated the local Primary election in August has dissipated. It’s gone with the winds of change —  winds of change that brought the early voting tally to a whopping 40% of the registered voters in Montgomery County. You read that right: 40% of the county’s registered voters have already cast a ballot for their candidate of choice.

The maze of traffic and long lines at the Montgomery County Election Commission Office on October 30, the last day of the early voting period, resulted in 3,328 people casting votes in person, with another 125 mail-in votes counted. The total votes cast on October 30: 3353. In one day.


Early voting began October 15 with 1775 voters turning out at the polls and a wait of about 15 minutes to actually cast your vote, given that six people inside the Election Commission were signing in registered voters. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Percussion Ensemble Halloween Concert: delightful wonder


APSU’s Department of Music annual Halloween music showcase was filled with a delightful world tour and musical tributes. Halloween costumes of all ilks festooned the ensemble members. Percussion instruments were definitely the focus of the evening.

African Welcome PieceThe annual APSU Percussion Ensemble Halloween Concert lived up to its reputation as a lively music entertainment value for young and not-so young. From drums and human percussion to oboes and xylophones and tambourines, to wooden blocks and ceramic bowls, sounds were produced by means both wondrous and extraordinary. «Read the rest of this article»

Deja vu? Roxy recreates radio broadcast of H.G. Well’s “War of the Worlds”


Mass hysteria. Alien invasion.  The radio broadcast that terrorized a nation.

The 1938 Mercury Theatre broadcast of H.G. Well’s classic sci-fi thriller, The War of the Worlds, will be recreated tonight and Saturday night, (Oct. 31-Nov. 1), at 8 p.m.  in “the other space” at the Roxy Regional Theatre. Admission is $10.

Pop Watch Blog says:

“Seventy years ago today (Oct 30, 1938), a 21-year-old Orson Welles, along with his Mercury Theater players, gathered at New York City’s CBS studios to perform a one-hour radio play—an adaptation of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds. Panic would ensue—though much of it was probably blown a wee bit out of proportion by newspapermen unhappy with radio’s increasing dominance—and mass media would never be the same. It’s easy to say that we were a younger, more naive society in 1938 and it was cake for Welles to convince six million listeners than Martians really were invading Earth, starting with Grover’s Mill, NJ.” «Read the rest of this article»

Clarksville Online Candidate exclusive: The Tim Barnes interview


Clarksville Online was given an exclusive interview with State Senate District 22 Democratic Party candidate Tim Barnes. Presented here are the candidate’s thoughts and perspectives for your perusal. Barnes, a Clarksville attorney, specializes in adoption and family law, is married and has three children.

With the misleading mailings and advertisements leading up to the primary and controversy surrounding the August 7th primary and its subsequent invalidation, a groundswell of misinformed comments and sentiment permeates the political air of the general election vote. In an interest to allow voters a better understanding of the candidate, the following questions were posed for his response. Barnes’ responses are transcribed here in full.

Women’s Rights:

COL: Since Tennessee is a state which has measures in place to protect to a woman’s right of choice, would you support any efforts to further restrict or loosen present controls on life choice?

Barnes: “I am always very protective of any constitutional rights. I would have to look very carefully at any proposal that would affect any of those constitutional rights. Although, personally, I have problems with abortions. I hate to see them. I’m an adoption attorney and I wish there were more adoptions. But, I also have to recognize that it’s not my body. It’s not me making that choice and it’s a moral decision. It is for the individual woman to make that decision, hopefully after much thought and prayer. I think we need to steer away from limiting any constitutional rights and work to reduce the numbers of abortions based on financial considerations by improving the economic opportunities for single parents. The minimum wage should be increased and all state and local officials need to work together on a comprehensive plan to attract better paying jobs.” «Read the rest of this article»

APSU staff achievements noted


A number of faculty, staff and students at Austin Peay State University recently have brought recognition to the University through their professional, scholarly and personal development activities.

Dr. Becky J. Starnes, associate professor of public management, has an article published in the Oct. 8 Education Supplement of the PA Times, titled “Applying GIS technology in public administration education.” The article explains a pilot study, conducted with the APSU GIS Center, to implement GIS technology in public management research and urban planning courses. Starnes is assigned to the APSU School of Technology and Public Management, Department of Public Management and Criminal Justice/Homeland Security. «Read the rest of this article»

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Transit Center: For once, eminent domain could serve the people of Clarksville


Successful Main Streets and Downtown Districts have a transportation hub at their core, in other words, mass transit. Something to bring people directly into the downtown area for jobs, shopping, city business, arts centers and museums.  They don’t shift to the outskirts and out of sight. If they must send the primary station to the outskirts, they run free shuttles to key downtown sites (a perfect use for old fashioned trolley-style buses).

Progressive cities also don’t have car dealerships and acres of single-level church parking lots at their core. They make certain that ample handicapped accessible parking slots are available on every downtown street, that parking (garages) are both plentiful and convenient for all citizens. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police urge Halloween safety


Clarksville Police Department’s officers will be out in abundance in an effort to ensure Trick-or-Treaters, as well as those celebrating the fall tradition of Halloween, have a safe and enjoyable time. There will be 30 additional officers on the streets patrolling through your neighborhoods and on the roadways around Clarksville on Halloween. We’ve listed some recommendations of things you can do to make Halloween safer for everyone.

Halloween should be a fun time for all involved. But, unfortunately it can also be a dangerous and deadly time due to impaired driving. According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, there have been close 5,000 traffic fatalities during Halloween between 1996-2005. Forty-four percent of those fatalities involved a driver or a motorcycle rider with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher which is illegal in every state. «Read the rest of this article»

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Prospective students to visit APSU


High school students interested in knowing more about attending Austin Peay State University are encouraged to visit campus during Fall 2008 AP Day on Saturday, Nov. 8.

University faculty, staff and students will provide informational sessions and activities.

Check-in is from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Foy Fitness and Recreation Center. Students and their parents will receive tickets for lunch in the campus cafeteria, located on the main floor of Morgan University Center. Also, during that time, guests will have opportunities to tour the campus and meet with professors and current Austin Peay students. «Read the rest of this article»

Frist Center offers Photography Lecture series


Clarence Sinclare. Bull American (1895-1979) Greta Garbo, 1931. Gelatin silver print 33 x 25.4 cm.

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts presents a special three-part photography lecture series, featuring expert speakers who will each address a different aspect of the medium. The series is presented in conjunction with the current exhibition, The Best of Photography and Film From the George Eastman House Collection. Lectures will take place Nov. 6, Nov. 20 and Dec. 11, 2008 in the Frist Center auditorium at 6:30 p.m. The series is free to the public.

Part I, Thursday, November 6:
“Kingdom of Darkness, Kingdom of Light: The Invention of Photography and Victorian Culture”

Most people don’t associate photography with the Victorian era, yet it was during this period-in 1839-that the medium of photography was introduced. Guest speaker Morna O’Neil, Mellon assistant professor of 19th century European art at Vanderbilt University, discusses the extraordinary proliferation of photography in the Victorian era, including Victorian photographs featured in the George Eastman House exhibition. «Read the rest of this article»

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