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Matthew Walker Health Center adds Dispensary of Hope support


Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center in Clarksville now providing free medications, dispensing hope to the uninsure. Solution made possible through partnership with the Dispensary of Hope.

mwlogopicThe  Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, which has served the Middle Tennessee community for over 40 years, announced today a new partnership with a growing network of pharmacies and clinics to provide free prescription medicines to uninsured individuals in Montgomery County.

This network of care is powered by Nashville-based, Dispensary of Hope, a statewide and national network of dispensing sites, sourcing partners and financial partners that assist poor and underserved individuals in getting the medications they need for the short and long-term. «Read the rest of this article»

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Obama signs first piece of legislation into law



President Obama has  signed a law that expands the time frame in which workers can sue for discrimination they have experienced based on gender, race, national origin or religion.

“We are upholding one of this nation’s first principles: that we are all created equal and each deserve a chance to pursue our own version of happiness,” Obama said before signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, which effectively nullifies the 2007 Supreme Court decision.

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3rd Brigade Combat Team change of command announced


Fort Campbell, KY.  The Home of the Screaming EaglesCol. Dominic J. Caraccilo will relinquish command of the  101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) to Col. Viet X. Luong during a change of command ceremony Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at 10 a.m. in hanger three at Campbell Army Airfield.

Caraccilo assumed command of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team (187th Infantry Regiment) in November 2006 and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Prior to commanding 3rd Brigade he held several positions within the 101st Airborne Division. He served as the Division’s operations officer for transformation and the deployment to the Multi-National Division-North, Iraq. Caraccilo will be the Executive Officer to the Commander of Multi-National Forces-Iraq. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell assists FEMA disaster teams heading to ice-bound Kentucky


Fort Campbell is serving as a National Logistics Staging Area for Federal Emergency Management Agency trucks and supplies sent to Western Kentucky as a result of the recent ice storms, which have left hundreds of thousands of our Kentucky neighbors without power or water.


FEMA Emergency Operations staging at Fort Campbell will provide disaster assistance to the state of Kentucky. US Army photo by Ken Woller.

Between midnight and 8 a.m today, 24 semi-trucks of supplies, including water, generators and Meals Ready to Eat, arrived at a secure location on Fort Campbell. By mid morning, the trucks had moved on to critically hit areas in Western Kentucky. Fort Campbell will continue to serve as a staging area as long as resources are being provided in response to the incident. «Read the rest of this article»

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Hutchinson calls on Tennesseans to join non-violent peace, disarmament action


npjc-logoNASHVILLE,  TN:  On Wednesday, February 4th Ralph Hutchinson will address a public meeting of the organizations Veterans for Peace and the Nashville Peace Coalition on Wednesday, February 4, to call on Tennesseans to join in non-violent action for peace and disarmament in Oak Ridge on April 4.

Hutchinson is the executive director of Stop the Bombs, a twenty-yearoold organization in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, which has organized a continuous presence outside of the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant calling for a complete shutdown of the nuclear facilities and thorough environmental clean up of the Oak Ridge bomb plant.  His presentation will be given on the grounds of the Nashville Peace and Justice Center at 4732 W. Longdale Drive.  The public is invited to attend this event beginning at 6pm.  «Read the rest of this article»

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Roxy hosts regional premiere of hit musical comedy “ALTAR BOYZ”


ALTAR BOYZ will be making its regional premiere at the Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville’s oldest professional theatre, on Friday, February 6, at 8pm.

A foot-stomping, rafter-raising, musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy band on the last night of their national “Raise the Praise” tour, ALTAR BOYZ is the longest running new musical comedy to open in New York in years.


Photo (left to right): Luke (Joel Halstead), Juan (Jonathan Juarbe), Matthew (Dan Gershaw), Mark (Bryan Zoppi), and Abraham (Chad Parsons) are the Altar Boyz. (Photo by Greg Williamson / The Leaf-Chronicle)

A foot-stomping, rafter-raising, musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy band on the last night of their national “Raise the Praise” tour, ALTAR BOYZ is the longest running new musical comedy to open in New York in years. «Read the rest of this article»

CPD sobriety checkpoint planned


flashing-police-lightsThe Clarksville Police Department, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday, January 30 from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.on Fort Campbell Boulevard. The purpose is to detect impaired drivers. Both departments will have additional personnel on patrol both Friday and Saturday (Jan. 31). Please drive carefully, and don’t drink and drive.

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Shooting spree damages dozens of vehicles


Shootings concentrated in St. Bethlehem area

flashing-police-lightsOver the past several weeks, windows have been shot out of 60-70 vehicles in Clarksville, primarily in but not limited to the St. Bethlehem area, according to Public Information Officer Jim Knoll.

The total dollar value of the damage is between $20,000 and $30,000, based on window replacement costs of between $300 and $500. «Read the rest of this article»

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CPD: Vehicle crashes down in 2008


The intersection at Madison Street/41A-Bypass/Hwy 76 remains the city’s most dangerous intersection.

police lightsIn the ideal world there would be no vehicle crashes. But, in the world we live in, they happen and, unfortunately, property is damaged and injuries often occur as a result of those crashes. In Clarksville, highway accidents were drown by a dramatic 624 last year, according to the Clarksville Police Department spokesman Jim Knoll.

The Police Department has been addressing the issue of traffic crashes through a multi-faceted approach. They identify the areas with the highest number of crashes and increase traffic enforcement activities in those problem areas. Also, the Police Department took advantage of a Governor Highway Safety Office grant which helped fund putting additional officers on the street to combat impaired driving. «Read the rest of this article»

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Applicants sought for Citizen Police Academy


The Clarksville Police Department

The Clarksville Police Department is taking applications for the next Citizen Police Academy (CPA) class which runs from March 17 – June 9.Classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The CPA covers all facets of the Police Departments activities from administration to tactical operations. Citizens are given an opportunity to not only learn about Police Department functions, but are afforded an opportunity to participate in activities such as: police vehicle operations, firearms instruction, self-defense techniques, and use of force decision-making exercises. «Read the rest of this article»

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