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Dystonia Awareness Day at Krogers on Saturday


dystonia As part of Dystonia Awareness Week, on June 6, 2009, Diane Lord and her family will be holding a Dystonia Awareness Day at Krogers on Lowes Dr.  from 10 a.m. till 3:30 p.m. Donations are welcome, and all proceeds will go to the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation. “I am doing everything that I can to make people aware of this terrible disorder and  to also let everyone know that dystonia can strike anyone….men, women, and  children” Diane said.

There will be BBQ with all the fixings, hot dogs, sno cones, and  beverages.  She and her children will be handing out information about the disorder. «Read the rest of this article»

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Youth Fishing Rodeo, Saturday at Fairgrounds Park


twraThe Youth Fishing Rodeo is a free event at Fairgrounds pond on June 6. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and fishing gets underway at 8a.m. Youth ages 16 and under may fish in the rodeo without a license. Pre-registration forms are available at most sporting goods stores in the area. Registration starts at 7:15 a.m. on the day of the event, but pre-registration forms are available at most local sporting good stores. The pond has been stocked with catfish for the event.

Be sure to get to the Fairgrounds early to claim your spot by the pond as it tends to get crowded quickly.  The first round of fishing for ages 9 and under starts at 8:00 a.m. and lasts until 9:00a.m. Ages 10 to 16 get to fish from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.  Youth are allowed one fishing pole per participant. Parents can assist in baiting, casting or taking the fish off the hook. Bait will be provided at no charge the day of the event while supplies last. Trophies and Prizes will be awarded in various categories. Free food and drinks will be provided.

For more information about the fishing rodeo, please contact TWRA at 1-800-624-7406.

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Portion of Uplands Trail closing for repaving


parksandrecThe City of Clarksville strives to keep its pedestrian walkways in excellent condition. Due to repaving, a portion of the Uplands Trail from Commerce Street to the overlook at Valleybrook Park will be closed June 5-12. The rest of the Upland Trail will remain open to pedestrians. The repaved portion of the trail will reopen to the public June 13.

For more information on this closing or the Uplands Trail call the Parks and Recreation Office at 645-7476 or visit us online at

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Arrests made in homicide of Gilbert R. Hart


clarksvillepolicelogoOn June 4, 2009, Rebecca Rey Hart (White/Female, DOB 7-19-1990, 18 years of age, address: 2194 Allendale Drive Clarksville, Tennessee) was arrested along with a 15 year old White/Male and a 17 year old White/Male on a charge of First Degree Murder in the shooting death of Gilbert R. Hart. Rebecca Hart is the daughter of the Victim. Rebecca Hart was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on $1,000,000.00 bond. The two Juveniles are being held at a Juvenile Detention Center. «Read the rest of this article»

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Come out Saturday to June Boom over Clarksville


allensfireworksJoin Allen’s Fireworks on Saturday June 6 at 7:30 p.m. for the 2009 product show! Allen’s Fireworks will be highlighting all the new fireworks available this Fourth of July. The fireworks will be shot one at a time to give spectators a chance to see the performance of each item, followed by a fireworks finale! Grab your lawn chairs and bring the family out for a night of music, fun and fireworks! This event is completely FREE and will take place in the parking lot of Governor’s Square Mall next to The Lodge Sports Pub in Clarksville, TN.

eagle_logo-7_mid_sizeThe Eagle 94.3 will be broadcasting live starting at 8 PM with free prizes every 15 minutes. Grand prizes include concert tickets to see Judas Priest and Whitesnake,  concert tickets to see Fleetwood Mac, and a $400 value TNT Fireworks Assortment! «Read the rest of this article»

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Police Department’s Operation Turnaround Olympics opening ceremonies Friday


A Clarksville Police Department CarThe public is invited  to the opening ceremonies for Clarksville Police Department’s Operation Turnaround Olympics on June 5, 2009 between starting at 2:30pm.   The opening will be signified by the carrying of a Police Olympics’ torch from Stateline Rd down Ft Campbell Blvd with the end of the route at McGregor Park on Riverside Drive.  The torch will be carried on the route by a local area Dentist and members of the Northeast Track team under the tutelage of Northeast’s Coach Brewer. The carrying of the torch from Stateline Rd to McGregor Park will commence around, 1:30 p.m. with the opening ceremony to begin around 2:30 p.m.  Afterwards, there will be a barbeque and other activities for the Olympics’ participants, sponsors, mentors, and family members.

The Olympics came about as a natural progression for the Operation Turnaround program which has been operating for over three years.  Operation Turnaround targets troubled youth and gets them involved in life skill activities. Many of the youth in the program have been in some sort of trouble with the law and are mandated to enter the program.  There are others which are referred to the program because they are on a pathway which may lead them into the judicial system. The great part about the program is the money does not come out of the city’s funds; the funding comes from sponsors and a grant.

The Olympics will provide Operation Turnaround participants and other local community young adults, ages 12-17, to participate in team and individual activities.  This also provides an opportunity for family, friends, and community members to  support these young adults as they showcase their talents.  The Olympics will run from June 8-19 and covers a wide spectrum of activities.  The events available are:  trivia, cooking, volleyball, track and field, swimming, basketball,  and fishing.   Teens can still register for the Olympics by calling 931-320-2793.

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First Thursday Art walk tonight


downtown-logoYou’re invited to join the merchants of Historic Downtown Clarksville for The monthly Art Walk, tonight from 5 – 8 p.m. Hodgepodge will be featuring the photography of Susan Tomi Cheek, she will be at Hodgepodge during the Art Walk.

You should also visit the Roxy’s Peg Harvill Gallery and view the paintings of Betty Liles.  Enjoy wine tasting via the generosity of Horace Heggie from Pal’s Package Store, and stay for the 6pm performance of CINDERELLA Jr. The show runs approximately an hour, so you will still have time to visit the other galleries and businesses participating in the Art Walk.

The Downtown Artist Co-op is holding a reception tonight from 5p.m. till 7p.m. for the “Serendipity” Works by Gail Meyer show which is running from June 4th. – June 27th.

Dr. Greg Rabidoux files for U.S. 7th Congressional District


Dr. Greg Rabidoux

Dr. Greg Rabidoux

Dr. Greg Rabidoux has filed his papers with the FEC declaring his intention to run for US Congress in the 7th Congressional District of Tennessee.

Rabidoux is a faculty member at Austin Peay State University teaching law and politics in the political science department. He holds an doctorate (PH.D) in American Politics and Government and a JD (law degree) and is a certified professional mediator. He is a former staff member to a US House of Representatives Member, has worked at the United Nations and while pursuing his doctoral degree he worked full-time as a corporate trainer and manager. He is the author of Hollywood Politicos, Then and Now (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009). He, his wife Mara, and son Valentin live in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Dr. Rabidoux has declared his candidacy for US Congress and will “bring a moderate, informed, highly skilled and inclusive approach to the job” as he promises if elected to “faithfully represent the people of the 7th District and the values they hold dear”. He cites several factors for his decision to declare his candidacy now, which include the “ineffective, divisive, and increasingly obstructionist approach” of the current incumbent. He also cites the need to “work closely with the current majority in the House and Senate as well as the President to best serve the 7th District” and to “make sure they are not left outside looking in” as key budgetary decisions are made due to partisan animosity. «Read the rest of this article»

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