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“Since history has no properly scientific value, its only purpose is educative. And if historians neglect to educate the public, if they fail to interest it intelligently in the past, then all their historical learning is valueless except in so far as it educates themselves.” G. M. Trevelyan.

The Port Royal Covered Bridge has finally been dismantled and hauled away to reinvent itself as a sturdy barn for a local farmer. The actual removal process on both sides of the river took about three weeks total, but the effect will have on the park could take years to overcome. I did not grow up here in Clarksville, nor did any of my family, so for me it has been hard to find sympathy for the dedicated supporters of the remains of the bridge.

The bridge was first built in 1903, then fell during construction, killing one young boy; it was rebuilt and then fell again in the 1970’s due to a storm and was rebuilt again and fell in the mid 1990’s to flooding, where it remained until recently. The original bridge was much larger than its later versions and only served the community of Port Royal for a short time in its history. However, there were many fond times there, weddings, schoolboy mischief, stolen kisses and family outings. «Read the rest of this article»

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Two in custody following stabbing incident


Brandon Jerome Amos

Clarksville Police have taken into custody two individuals charged in a stabbing that occurred November 13 around 6:26 p.m.

According to a CPD statement, the individuals in custody are Brandon Jerome Amos, a black male, 19, (DOB: 12/21/88), of  602 Cory Drive Apt D, Clarksville, who is charged with aggravated assault with a bond of $100,000, and Marvel Robinson,  a black male, 17 ( 11/17/90, of 2630 Del Ray Drive, Clarksville, who is charged with criminal responsibility for conduct of another with a bond of $100,000.

On November 13, around 6:25 p.m., officers responded to a stabbing call at Pin Oak Apartments on Pin Oak Drive.

Marvel Robinson

Officers arrived and found that the victim, Baron Bell, a black male, 20 years old, of Clarksville, had been stabbed.

Detective Reyes responded to the scene and his investigation developed Amos and Robinson as suspects in the stabbing. His investigation also revealed the stabbing may have resulted from an encounter which occurred about a week ago after a RAP battle.  Robinson is believed to have knocked on the victim’s door and ask him to come outside to fight an unidentified male in an effort to lure the victim outside of the residence. «Read the rest of this article»

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