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Community Centers closed Saturday


parksandrec1The City of Clarksville’s three community centers will be closed to the public Saturday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

All three community centers will be open to the public on Friday, July 3rd.  The Summer Youth Program is observing the holiday on this day and will not be using the community centers.

For a complete list of community centers and contact information, visit or call 645-7476.

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Fairgrounds Park boat ramp open for Independence Day Celebration


parksandrec1The Fairgrounds Park boat ramp will be open to boaters attending the Independence Day Celebration this Friday at McGregor Park.  Boaters may park their vehicles in the parking lot adjoined to the boat ramp and put their boats in the water beginning at 4p.m.  All boaters must remove their vehicles and boats from the Fairgrounds promptly at midnight following the Independence Day event.

The courtesy boat dock at McGregor Park will remain closed to the public during the event.

The Independence Day Celebration begins at 6p.m. Friday, July 3.  Fireworks begin at 9:30p.m.

Visions Metaphysical Boutique lends downtown Clarksville a new age mystique


visionslogoIn the eight months since it opened Linda Cain’s business Vision’s Metaphysical Boutique has become one of the foundations of Franklin Street in Clarksville, TN. Visions specializes in catering not just to the body, but also to the mind and soul. Her shop is located just across from the Roxy Regional Theatre at 101 Franklin Street, the intersection of Franklin Street and South Third Street.

Visions Metaphysical Boutique is at the corner of Franklin Street and South Third Street

Visions Metaphysical Boutique is at the corner of Franklin Street and South Third Street

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GHSO warns Tennesseans not to get “Nailed” by the cops this summer


Governor’s Highway Safety Office Kicks Off 100 Days of Summer Heat Campaign

tdot-logo-lgNASHVILLE – The phrase, “I just got nailed by the cops,” is taking on a whole new meaning for Tennesseans.  Today, the Governor’s Highway Safety Office joined AAA and the Franklin Police Department to launch “100 Days of Summer Heat” and unveiled a new “Drive Drunk, Get Nailed” message.  GHSO has already spread the message to many in Middle Tennessee in a unique and surprising way.  Vehicles with 10 foot nails driven through the hoods have appeared in high visibility locations across Middle Tennessee since June 22 in an effort to spread the word.

boozeIt“There is never a good reason for getting behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking,” said TDOT Commissioner Gerald Nicely.  “Unfortunately, many people are still not getting the message, so we hope this new campaign will help draw attention to the problem of drunk driving in Tennessee.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s Downtown Market supports The Fisher House at Ft. Campbell


downtownmarket-logoWhen you stop by the Downtown Market on July 4 and 11, you can help a good cause.  Boy Scouts of America will be at the market collecting donations for The Fisher House of Fort Campbell.  The Fisher House is place where families of wounded service members can stay while their loved one is undergoing prolonged treatment and recovery at the Veteran Affairs Hospital.

The Boy Scouts will be accepting donations in the form of canned goods, boxed food and monetary donations.  They will be at the market from 8:00a.m.-1:00p.m. on both Saturdays.  This is an excellent way to show your patriotism around the Independence Day holiday and thank the soldiers who have worked hard to defend our freedom.

Niki Crowe the manager of the New Downtown Market

Niki Crowe the manager of the New Downtown Market would like to invite everyone to come visit!

As always, the Downtown Market will offer a variety of locally produced items.  Nursery stock, fresh produce, homemade crafts and baked goods are just a few of the things you will find at the market this weekend.

Concerns for Edith Pettus Park

Candy Johnson, City Council Member for Ward 5

Candy Johnson, City Council Member for Ward 5

For several years the condition of this Park originally funded through a grant for the low-income area has been overlooked for repairs. The city owns and is responsible for this park, but has failed to upkeep the proper lighting, ball field and pool. The residents haven’t had full access to this park in over 4 years.

I have noticed that several other parks in poor condition receiving preventative maintenance measures such as lighting in amounts of of $80,000 to $125,000 have been allocated funds for improvements in this budget. I have supported the Heritage park improvements in my Ward and also some others in other Wards.  I agree that parks are about a good quality of life for our citizens but I am confused as to why we never consider fixing this particular park after several request to do so?

The responses I have received are as follows;

  1. We don’t make any money off the pool.
  2. It would not be a wise management decision to reopen the pool in that area.
  3. The usage of this park is low.
  4. Little league teams do not want to play there.

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Closures for Independence Day Celebration


parksandrec1McGregor Park will be closed to the public beginning Thursday, July 2nd at 8:00p.m. to begin preparing for Friday’s Independence Day Celebration.  Any vehicles left in the park after this time will be towed at the owner’s expense.  The park will reopen to the public Friday evening at 5:00p.m. for the City of Clarksville’s Independence Day Celebration.

A few road closures will take place the day of the event and alternate routes will be provided. (See attached map.) The courtesy boat dock at McGregor Park will also be closed during the event.


Event guests are encouraged to park at the Austin Peay State University Dunn Center. The Clarksville Transit System will be providing free transportation to and from the event.  The first bus leaves the Dunn Center for McGregor Park at 5:30p.m., and the last will leave McGregor Park promptly at 10:15p.m. following the fireworks display.

The third annual Independence Day Celebration takes place this Friday night beginning at 6:00p.m. and is open to the public free of charge.

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Recovery Act funds health center capital improvements


Tennessee Health Centers Receive More Than $16 million

Tennessee Department of HealthNASHVILLE – Tennessee will receive $16.7 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for health center facility and equipment needs, which will increase access to health care for thousands of Tennesseans.

The announcement, made this week by First Lady Michelle Obama, detailed the release of a total of $851 million in grants. Two state-run health centers are among the grant recipients. The Upper Cumberland Primary Care Project will receive $1.4 million and Stewart County Community Medical Center was awarded $349,000.

“The Recovery Act grants for capital projects and equipment will enhance efficiency and services offered at these health centers in Tennessee,” said Governor Phil Bredesen. “This funding will increase access to care for many more families, allowing them to seek preventive and primary health care.” «Read the rest of this article»

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