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Clarksville OnlineWe have made some changes to the article and author page templates. Some new changes include adding the images below to each article:

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Sales Tax Holiday

 

Sales Tax HolidayTennessee has declared the weekend of August 4-5-6 its first “sales tax holiday.” For anyone buying school supplies, clothing and related items, including computers, the savings could be substantial. «Read the rest of this article»

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House passes $2 minimum wage increase – with a $750 billion estate tax cut

 

Employee and a time clockOn July 29, 2006 the House voted 230-180 to raise the $5.15 hourly minimum wage in three 70-cent steps until it reaches $7.25 in mid-2009. The possible increase in the minimum wage is way overdue but the only way Democrats could get it passed was to let the Republicans ‘tack on’ an estate tax cut which overwhelming targets the wealthy.

Please join me in encouraging our US Senators to support increasing the minimum wage but without adding the ‘sneaky’ estate tax cut which benefits the top 1% of the wealthiest Americans.

Initially, I thought the minimum wage increase was the highest priority and I couldn’t care about the estate tax.  Then I learned that the Estate tax would cost taxpayers $750 billion. «Read the rest of this article»

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway Dedication Ceremony

 

Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.On Saturday July 29, 2006 after many years of battle with the Clarksville City Council the community will finally get to celebrate the naming of a street named after the slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Invitation to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway Dedication Ceremony

When: Saturday July 29th, 2006 at 9:00am
Where: Will be leaving at 9am from: 

    Mount Olive Baptist Church
    608 Main St
    Clarksville, TN
Admission: Free, Open to everyone who wishes to attend


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Dunbar Cave State Natural Area to unveil archaeological finds at new entrance gate dedication

 

Historic Indian Art discovered in Dunbar Cave partially covered with more modern graffitiClarksville, TN,  State Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke will visit Dunbar Cave State Park and Natural Area on July 29, 2006 at 10 a.m. CDT for a ceremony to help dedicate the new entrance gate at the cave.

The new gate was made possible through a cooperative effort with the Friends of Dunbar Cave and the State Department of Environment and Conservation, and will help protect the significant archaeological finds inside the cave, while also allowing the public access to see the sights firsthand.

Dunbar Cave Entrance Gate Dedication

When: 10 am, Saturday, July 29, 2006
Where: Dunbar Cave State Natural Area
401 Old Dunbar Cave Road
Clarksville , TN 37043
Admission: Free (there may or may not be a small charge for the cave tour afterwards, Please bring a flashlight if you are interested in attending the cave tour)

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EFF’s Spying Case Moves Forward: Judge Denies Government’s Motion to Dismiss AT&T Case

 

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)San Francisco – A federal judge denied the government’s motion to dismiss the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF’s) case against AT&T for collaborating with the NSA in illegal spying of millions of ordinary Americans. This allows the case to go forward in the courts. «Read the rest of this article»

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Department of Justice to Hold Meeting with Minority Leaders in Clarksville

 

US Department of Justice SealA representative from the United States Department of Justice Community Relations Service (CRS) will give a presentation on the functions and duties of the Department of Justice and the (CRS). This agency is known for its proactive approach and promotion of the principles and ideals of non-discrimination to all people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds.

When: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 starting at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Clarksville Montgomery County Public Library,
350 Pageant Lane, Clarksville, TN.
Moderator: Pastor Tommy Vallejos
Admission: FREE and the event is OPEN to the public!

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Grand jury indictments handed down for the murders of Juan and Thomas Vasquez

 

Juan Julian VasquezJoint Press Release by the Clarksville Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriffs Department – July 6, 2006, Sheriff Norman Lewis and Police Chief Mark Smith

Following an extensive investigation by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Clarksville Police Department into the murders of Thomas and Juan Vasquez, the agencies announced that Sheriff’s Investigator Larry Hodge and Clarksville Police Detective Alan Charvis presented their cases to the Montgomery County Grand Jury on Wednesday, July 5, 2006. The Grand Jury returned indictments and warrants for the arrest of Chinu Kim for the murders of Thomas and Juan Vasquez. «Read the rest of this article»

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A community united in grief.

 

Juan Julian VasquezClarksville came together today, to recognize and celebrate the lives of two of it’s citizens. We came together representatives of every race, creed, and walk of life, united by our mutual respect, friendships, and love for Juan Julian Vasquez, Sr and Thomas Leon Vasquez. Though their lives were cut short, they left their indelible mark on the city and the community they loved.

Clarksville should take steps to memorialize Juan Julian Vasquez Sr and the contributions he made towards the unity of our city during his tenure as the vice chairman of the Human Relations Commission. «Read the rest of this article»

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State of Tennessee sues to remove Mayor of Coopertown from office

 

Danny J. CrosbyUpdate 07/14/06: Danny J. Crosby was suspended as the Coopertown Mayor pending a November proceeding which will determine whether he should be permanently removed from his office, due to the allegations which the state has made against him. The allegations includes the use racial slurs and ethnic profiling in traffic enforcement.

The State of Tennessee has sued to remove Danny J. Crosby as the Mayor of Coopertown, Tennessee.

Many Clarksville, Tennessee residents have learned the hard way about this sleepy little town of 3,176 residents. The town operates several infamous speed traps on Interstate 24, U.S. 431, and State highway 49. The city’s police budget has nearly tripled, from $155,880 during the last year to $451,550 this fiscal year. The town budget plans on between $400,000 and $800,000 in traffic court revenues, comprising over one third of the city budget. This percentage is much higher than that of many larger U.S. cities. «Read the rest of this article»

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