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Clarksville Transit System to share in urban transit funding


CTS to benefit from Recovery Act funds

tdot-logo-lgThursday, Governor Phil Bredesen announced that eight small urban transit agencies will receive $9.7 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The funding is to be used for transit services in Tennessee’s small urban areas of Bristol,  Clarksville, Cleveland, Jackson, Johnson City, Kingsport, Lakeway,  and Murfreesboro.

“Many Tennesseans, particularly those with limited mobility, already rely on public transportation for their daily needs and many others would like to see expanded transit options,” said Bredesen in the TDOT press release.  “The Recovery Act funds announced today will help our small urban transit providers in Tennessee improve service and replace aging fleets with safer, more reliable vehicles.” «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU farm to install solar panels and sell electricity back to CDE


Austin Peay State University LogoIn the next few weeks, something odd is expected to happen at the APSU Environmental Education Center (EEC). During sunny daylight hours, the little dial on the site’s bidirectional electric meter will actually spin in reverse and the Clarksville Department of Electricity (CDE) and the Tennessee Valley Authority will credit the University for the electricity it generates from its own renewable source.

This isn’t some anomaly or the result of defective equipment. Rather, it’s because the EEC, also known as the APSU farm, is installing a two-kilowatt solar array on the site this month, using $25,445 in grant money provided by the Student Sustainability Fee committee.

All APSU students pay the fee as part of their tuition, with the money going to campus projects that encourage clean and renewable energy practices. The EEC was previously awarded grant money from these fees to purchase a Fuel-Meister II Dual generator, which converts cooking grease produced in cafeterias into a biodiesel product used to power tractors and equipment at the farm. «Read the rest of this article»

Be on the lookout for a mobile purse snatcher


clarksvillepolicelogoThe Clarksville Police Department is currently investigating three purse snatchings, and wanted to make the public aware of the incidents. They have occurred over the last two days. The purse snatchings took place in the parking lots of three different stores in different parts of Clarksville. The incidents occurred in the same manner in each of the cases. The female victims all left their purses in the shopping cart while unloading items into a vehicle. In each case a vehicle pulled up next to the cart, a person reached from inside of the car into the cart, took the purse, and then sped off. In one of the cases, the victim saw the person reaching for her purse and yelled, at which time the vehicle left the area without obtaining the purse.

The Clarksville Police Department would like the public follow these recommendations:

  • If at all possible, do not leave a purse in the shopping cart whether in or out of the store.
  • Put the purse in the vehicle before you start unloading your basket.
  • Also try to remain aware of your surroundings when in the store or parking lots; it may prevent someone from catching you off-guard.

If anyone has any information, please call the TIPSLINE, 931-645-8477.

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Nine Tennessee sites added to the National Register of Historic Places


TDEC environmentandconservationNashville – The Tennessee Historical Commission has announced nine Tennessee sites have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. It is part of a nationwide program that coordinates and supports efforts to identify, evaluate and protect historic resources. The Tennessee Historical Commission administers the program in Tennessee.

“From the site of an encampment for soldiers going to fight at the Revolutionary Battle of Kings Mountain, to a high school built during the Great Depression, these listings highlight some of the diverse places that tell the story of Tennessee’s unique history,” said Patrick McIntyre, executive director of the Tennessee Historical Commission. “Our office is proud of its role in ensuring recognition of these time-honored places that help give Tennesseans a sense of pride in their communities.”

Sites recently added to the National Register of Historic Places include: «Read the rest of this article»

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