A.J. Dugger has been writing his entire life. Hailing from Memphis, TN, A.J. moved to Clarksville in 2004. After graduating from Austin Peay State University in 2009, he began a successful journalism career by writing for publications such as The Tennessee Tribune, The Tri-State Defender, The Leaf-Chronicle, The Hendersonville Standard, The Gallatin News, The Clarksville Sports Network, and numerous other publications.
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Clarksville, TN – In addition to breezy weather, October also brings 20% off of all Halloween items at Party 1 Superstore in Clarksville, TN.
Mike Fuqua is the president and owner of the store, which is renowned for its balloon center, rentals, costumes, party supplies, wedding department, and wildly popular inflatables. Because of this, Party 1 is the number-one party store in the city.
Clarksville, TN – Local Artist Tess-Marites B. Lankovich plans to take her artwork to the next level in the near future. “I want to move on from state to state and enlighten people on the other side of mosaic artwork and what I have created,” said Lankovich, who is one of the leading mosaic artists in the city.
Lankovich was born in the Philipines. Before moving to Clarksville 12 years ago, she and her family lived in Connecticut. Lankovich has been painting since she was nine years old, but didn’t realize how gifted she really was until 15 years ago. Lankovich has always enjoyed expressing herself through her artistry. “I love everything that contributes to creativity,” she said. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The dogs at Shannon’s Doggy Daycare have wagged their way to a new location. The business, owned by Shannon Dowdy-Wall, has been in operation for three years.
“We’re a family-owned operated business,” said Wall. “We care for dogs at all times of the evening. We like to go the extra mile to make our customers happy.”
Clarksville, TN – Since the age of four, D.J. Pryor has been making his friends and family laugh. Pryor, 24, is a comedian living in Clarksville, TN. He learned early in life that making people laugh was his gift. “It was a way to get out of trouble,” he said. “My way of getting out of trouble was to make my aunt and grandma laugh.”
Pryor is originally from Petersburg, VA. His father was in the military, which transported the family to Clarksville.
One thing that changed Pryor’s life forever was when he aunt gave him the permission to curse. “She said, ‘I’ll let you curse. But only if you do it in front of my guests and make us laugh,’” said Pryor. In addition to cursing and telling jokes, young Pryor would twirl into a Michael Jackson dance routine or do other silly antics to get a rousing reaction from adults. When he turned 15, he started to do stand-up professionally. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The professional fighters from Clarksville’s SSF Submission Academy went 3-0 this weekend and looked impressive doing so. “They were major underdogs,” said Ron Dayley, owner of the gym.
The biggest underdog was Michael Graham (1-0) who won a 30-27 decision victory over Cory Robison in his professional debut at XFC 18 at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium.
Clarksville, TN – “I was programmed to self-destruct, but I’m not going to fail.” These are the words of Tony Bell, better known as “Truth” or “Big Tony” to those around him. Bell, 44, has been through a lot in his life and has been using hip hop music for the last nine years as an outlet for his creativity.
Bell has been called “truth” for a long time. “No matter what the situation was, I didn’t care what rolled off my tongue. I was known for hurting somebody’s feelings,” he said.
Bell’s upbringing was tough. He and his brothers were born in Clarksville and found themselves in foster care as infants. There was no stability—they were moved around constantly for six years. “A lot of bad things have happened in my life,” he explained. “Those bad things have led me to do some unpleasant things to get through. But those bad things make me a stronger person.” «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – People always want to leave a hair salon looking more attractive than when they first walked in, and meeting expectation is the goal of Standing Ovations, a well-known Clarksville hair studio which is located at 2764-C Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.
The studio is owned by James and his wife Kawanda Moss, and first opened its doors in October, 1996.
Clarksville, TN – Business has been booming for Clean Paws and Lawn, a Pet Concierge in Clarksville, TN. The business is run by Gregory Reyes Jr and his fiancee, Lynette Spaulding. They take care of animals when their owners leave town. The duties include dog walking, litter scooping, and everything else that pet owners do for their pets.
Clean Paws and Lawn began in July 2009. Reyes left the Military and was having a hard time finding employment in Clarksville. Things were looking grim, but Reyes realized that so many people found themselves leaving work on their breaks to tend to their dogs. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The Mixed Martial Arts fighters in Clarksville, TN are on the move and eager to make an impact. Nate Landwehr will make his professional MMA debut on June 22nd in Nashville, TN at The Nashville Municipal Auditorium.
The event is titled “XFC 18: Music Mayhem.” Landwehr’s blond hair may be long and pretty, but nothing will be pretty about the beating he plans to administer to Billy Mullins. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Last month marked the five-year anniversary of the SSF Submission Academy in Clarksville, the only school in town to propel fighters to success in Strikeforce, UFC, King of the Cage, K-1, Pride, and other top level shows. “There’s other gyms in town, but there’s only one fight school,” said Ron Dayley, owner of the academy. “If you want to become a professional or amateur fighter, we’re the only place you can go other than Nashville. In this area, we’re it.” Scientific Street Fighting is a term coined by legendary martial artist Bruce Lee.
Dayley is originally from Washington, D.C. He has managed and trained fighters in Strikeforce, The UFC, XFC, Bodog and other big events. The former professional fighter is licensed in Tennessee by the ISKA and in Kentucky by the KBWA as a referee, trainer, promoter, timekeeper and corner-man. He is a BJJ brown belt and MACP Level II certified. «Read the rest of this article»
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