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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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