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Happy New Year from Clarksville Online

 

Clarksville Online, Clarksville Tennessee's local News provider.Clarksville, TN – Let us look back at the past year with the warmest of memories and look forward to a wonderful future.

May the new year be filled with brightness, hope, happiness and health. The New Year is the perfect occasion to appreciate all the good things that the past year has given you and all the good things that are yet to come.

Clarksville Online wishes you a Happy New Year with the hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come.

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Happy New Year from Clarksville Online

 

Clarksville Online, Clarksville Tennessee's local News provider.Clarksville, TN – Let the old year end and the New Year begin with the warmest of aspirations. The New Year is the perfect occasion to appreciate all the good things that the past year has given you and all the good things that are yet to come.

Let the new year be an entirely fresh start towards achieving all your goals.

Lets ring this new year with only good things. Clarksville Online wishes you a Happy New Year.

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Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson named Legislator Of The Year by The National Association Of Mutual Insurance Companies

 
State Representative Curtis Johnson

State Representative Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville)

National Association of Mutual Insurance CompaniesIndianapolis, IN – The National Association Of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) presented its State Legislator of the Year Award to Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville) citing his intense support of free-market principles and for taking strong positions to improve the insurance market in his state.

Rep. Johnson was the prime House sponsor of legislation that resulted in Tennessee becoming the first state in the country to enact a law capping the interest rates charged by third-party litigation funders, or lawsuit lenders.

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Facts about the Fourth of July, 2013

 

U.S. Department of Commerce - United States Census BureauWashington, D.C. – On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation.

As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country.

Here are some facts about the Fourth of July from the United States Census Bureau.

Fourth of July at the Capitol

Fourth of July at the Capitol

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APSU’s Center of Excellence Celebrates 25th Anniversary with New Musical by Two APSU Professors

 

Clarksville, TN – One thing that really annoys Dr. Richard Gildrie, emeritus professor of history at Austin Peay State University, is when people commonly mistake Benjamin Franklin for a serious, pompous old man. Don’t even mention to him D.H. Lawrence’s essay criticizing the founding father’s seminal work, “The Autobiography,” unless you’re looking for an argument.

“That essay angered me so much, in which Lawrence took seriously the assumption in ‘The Autobiography’ where Franklin said he wanted to be perfect,” Gildrie said. “The whole thing is obviously a spoof. Few people understand that Ben Franklin was quite a comedian, and the Pennsylvania Gazette was a sort of ‘The Daily Show’ of its time.”

Retired Austin Peay State University professors George Mabry and Richard Gildrie joke around on the tavern set of their new musical “Ben and the Virtues.” (Photo By Charles Booth/APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

Retired Austin Peay State University professors George Mabry and Richard Gildrie joke around on the tavern set of their new musical “Ben and the Virtues.” (Photo By Charles Booth/APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

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The APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts Celebrates 25 Years with Major Arts Events

 

Chris Burawa, the executive director of the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, looked tired. He sat slumped in a booth at the Einstein Bros. Bagels coffee shop with his Blackberry on the table, and a large poster filled front and back with event listings.

“It’s the Center’s 25th anniversary,” he said, lifting the poster, “and we’re going to have a yearlong celebration.”

Chris Burawa at the 2010 Clarksville Writers' Conference.

Chris Burawa at the 2010 Clarksville Writers' Conference.

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