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Recession victim: Circuit City to liquidate assets


circuit-city-logoRICHMOND, VA: Circuit City Stores, Inc. announced today that it will seek Bankruptcy Court approval to begin the process to liquidate the assets of the company. Circuit City in Clarksville is located at 2819 D Wilma Rudolph Boulevard. According to news reports, liquidation sales are expected to begin Saturday, January 17 and run through March 31, pending court approval. «Read the rest of this article»

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Kids on Crafts art show at Burt-Cobb Community Center


craftsThe Kids on Crafts Art Show will take place this Saturday, January 17th at the Burt-Cobb Community Center at 1011 Franklin Street near downtown Clark.  Artwork from the Kids on Crafts Fall and Winter Program will be on display for public viewing beginning at noon with refreshments being served to viewers.  An awards ceremony to honor outstanding artwork will take place at 12:30p.m.

Student artwork will be judged by the Arts and Heritage Development Council prior to public viewing.  Awards will be given in the following categories: watercolor, mask making, quilt patterns, and drawing technique.

Admission to the art show is free.  For more information on the art show or to learn about the Kids on Crafts Program, contact the City of Clarksville’s Parks and Recreation Department at 645-7476.

GOP-led 106th General Assemby gains New House Speaker, but not the Republican they had expected!

Tennessee State House of Representatives Chamber

Tennessee State House of Representatives Chamber

Tennessee House Republican leadership takes the top spot. Party designate and presumed standard bearer, Rep. Jason Mumpower, was outmaneuvered by a Republican moderate they had threatened with economic boycott and House Democrats.

Rep. Jason Mumpower  R-Bristol

Rep. Jason Mumpower R-Bristol

Marking the end of a forty year shut-out, the Tennessee Republican Party made history by taking up the leadership of the Tennessee House of Representatives. Rep. Jimmy Naifeh relinquished his 18-year reign as Speaker of the House as the Republican Party asserted its 50-vote majority and nominated Rep. Jason Mumpower as Speaker.  Rep. Gary Odom, D-Davidson County, over loud catcalls from colleagues and spectators, nominated Rep. Kent Williams, R-Carter County, as an alternate candidate.

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