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City of Clarksville, Volunteers will honor Veterans buried at Riverview Cemetary with Wreaths, Saturday

 

Saturday’s local event is part of National Celebration

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – City of Clarksville officials and local volunteers will honor veterans laid to rest at Riverview Cemetery with the placement of balsam wreaths on their graves as part of National Wreaths Across America Day 2020.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Alliance takes to the streets

 

Clarksville Mayor’s Youth Council joins in day of direct action

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Forty-one volunteers and members of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Alliance, including 10 members of the Mayor’s Youth Council, joined in direct action Saturday to promote suicide prevention awareness throughout the community.

A large group of volunteers joined the Clarksville-Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Alliance on Saturday to spread the word that suicide is preventable and help is available.

A large group of volunteers joined the Clarksville-Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Alliance on Saturday to spread the word that suicide is preventable and help is available.

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Richview Middle School becomes Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification ProgramMontgomery County, TN – On Tuesday, January 21st, 2020, a green ribbon cutting was held to welcome Richview Middle School to the Green Certification Program. Richview Middle becomes the first middle school in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) to complete the Program.

The ribbon cutting ceremony included remarks by Richview Middle Energy Champion Jason Groppel, Richview Middle Principal Lisa Baker, CMCSS Director of Schools Millard House II and Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett.

Pictured Back Row (L to R) - Carlye Sommers, Jim Durrett, Bill Harpel, Melinda Shepard, Millard House, Nicol Greiff, Jim Sumrell, Doug Jones, Gene Fish, Jessica Banker, Amber Heggie and Mary McCray. Front Row (L to R) – Lead Custodian: Cynthia Pittman - Student 1: Khamil Childs - Student 2: Raelyn Frederick- Student 3: Kyleigh Gehosky - Student 4 Jodi Miller - Principal: Lisa Baker - Student 5:Shaniya Davis - Energy Champion: Jason Groppel - Student 6: Emily Bowers - Student 7: Matthew Green- Student 8: Miah Benson - Student 9: Haeden Blackburn - Student 10: Scarlet Pressnell - Student 11: Ella Roberts - Student 12: Bradyn Deering - Student 13: Austin Juszkiewicz. Ribbon Holders/Cutters (L to R): Cynthia Pittman, Lisa Baker, Jason Groppel and Austin Juszkiewicz.

Pictured Back Row (L to R) – Carlye Sommers, Jim Durrett, Bill Harpel, Melinda Shepard, Millard House, Nicol Greiff, Jim Sumrell, Doug Jones, Gene Fish, Jessica Banker, Amber Heggie and Mary McCray. Front Row (L to R) – Lead Custodian: Cynthia Pittman – Student 1: Khamil Childs – Student 2: Raelyn Frederick- Student 3: Kyleigh Gehosky – Student 4 Jodi Miller – Principal: Lisa Baker – Student 5:Shaniya Davis – Energy Champion: Jason Groppel – Student 6: Emily Bowers – Student 7: Matthew Green- Student 8: Miah Benson – Student 9: Haeden Blackburn – Student 10: Scarlet Pressnell – Student 11: Ella Roberts – Student 12: Bradyn Deering – Student 13: Austin Juszkiewicz. Ribbon Holders/Cutters (L to R): Cynthia Pittman, Lisa Baker, Jason Groppel and Austin Juszkiewicz.

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Suicide Prevention Summit set for October 3rd

 

New Alliance will present #BeThere Clarksville event

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – On Thursday, October 3rd, 2019, Community members and care givers from all walks of life — especially service members, veterans and their families — are invited to a suicide prevention summit from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center.

Several members of the Clarksville Suicide Prevention Coalition -- Kara Merriam, Centerstone; Misty Leitsch, TSPN; Carrie Brensike, TN Valley VA; and Joey Smith, County Health Director -- work to plan #BeThere Clarksville, a suicide prevention summit from 9:00am to 2:00pm October 3rd at the Wilma Rudolph Events Center.

Several members of the Clarksville Suicide Prevention Coalition — Kara Merriam, Centerstone; Misty Leitsch, TSPN; Carrie Brensike, TN Valley VA; and Joey Smith, County Health Director — work to plan #BeThere Clarksville, a suicide prevention summit from 9:00am to 2:00pm October 3rd at the Wilma Rudolph Events Center.

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Clarksville Leaders attend Veterans Affairs Suicide-Prevention Academy

 

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City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNWashington, D.C. – Leaders from Clarksville and Middle Tennessee gathered in the nation’s capital last week to continue working on a public health strategy to prevent suicide among soldiers, veterans and their families.

The policy academy was convened by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Last week Clarksville Group attended VA Suicide-Prevention Academy in Washington D.C.

Last week Clarksville Group attended VA Suicide-Prevention Academy in Washington D.C.

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Clarksville 50+ Activity Center gets Clarksville-Montgomery Green Certification

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification ProgramMontgomery County, TN – It was all things GREEN on Friday at the Clarksville 50+ Activity Center. Employees, members and guests celebrated St. Patrick’s Day and a green ribbon cutting.

The ribbon cutting welcomed the Center as the newest Green Certified organization. City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts, City of Clarksville Councilwoman Wanda Smith and City of Clarksville Councilmen Ron Erb and Travis Holleman attended the event along with Green Certification Board Members David Graham, Rose Melton, Gene Fish, Bill Harpel, Doug Jones and Haley Randell.

(L to R) Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts, Jayne Johnson, Doug Jones, Audrey Field, Councilman Travis Holleman, Councilwoman Wanda Smith, Janet Holleman, Councilman Ron Erb, Anita Atchley, Robert Thompson, Carlye Sommers, Gene Fish, David Graham, Rose Melton.

(L to R) Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts, Jayne Johnson, Doug Jones, Audrey Field, Councilman Travis Holleman, Councilwoman Wanda Smith, Janet Holleman, Councilman Ron Erb, Anita Atchley, Robert Thompson, Carlye Sommers, Gene Fish, David Graham, Rose Melton.

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Clarksville Group continues work on Suicide Prevention

 

Clarksville Group joins ‘National Strategy’ to help Soldiers, Veterans, Families

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – A passionate group of leaders gathered in Clarksville last week to continue building a local strategy to prevent suicide among soldiers, veterans and their families.

The group got started last year in response to a U.S. Conference of Mayor’s Challenge to join with two federal agencies — the Veterans Health Administration and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration — to find ways to prevent suicide in military communities.

Donald Harris, SAMHSA project associate, leads a group discussion at Clarksville City Hall last week  as part of the Mayor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans and their Families. The group is working to establish a suicide prevention strategic plan for Clarksville.

Donald Harris, SAMHSA project associate, leads a group discussion at Clarksville City Hall last week as part of the Mayor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans and their Families. The group is working to establish a suicide prevention strategic plan for Clarksville.

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James Corlew Chevrolet becomes Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Program (CMCGCP)

Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification ProgramMontgomery County, TN – James Corlew Chevrolet was honored with a green ribbon cutting on Friday, November 9th, 2018 as the newest member of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Program (CMCGCP).

The ceremony was attended by Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, Montgomery County Chief of Staff Jeff Truitt, Montgomery County Emergency Medical Services Director Jimmie Edwards, Melinda Shepard of the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce, CMCGP Manager Carlye Sommers, CMCGCP Steering Committee members Bill Harpel (City of Clarksville), Rose Melton (Altra Federal Credit Union), and Doug Jones (Montgomery County).

(L to R) Jeff Truitt, Carlye Sommers, Melinda Shepard, Mary Harris, James Corlew Jr., Jimmie Edwards, Mayor Jim Durrett, Derek Comperry, Doug Jones, James Corlew, Patty Webb, Bill Harpel, Linda Kramer, LW Harris, Jacob Craft, Linda Campbell, Alan Linboom, James Pucci, Jackie Kelcy, Quar Webb, Jarren Miller, Jamorris Fluker, Chris Moune, Christine Arms, Scott Irwin, Colin Hayes, Adam Stevenson, Bill Feckley, Jamie Anthony, Rose Melton, Tony Grayer.

(L to R) Jeff Truitt, Carlye Sommers, Melinda Shepard, Mary Harris, James Corlew Jr., Jimmie Edwards, Mayor Jim Durrett, Derek Comperry, Doug Jones, James Corlew, Patty Webb, Bill Harpel, Linda Kramer, LW Harris, Jacob Craft, Linda Campbell, Alan Linboom, James Pucci, Jackie Kelcy, Quar Webb, Jarren Miller, Jamorris Fluker, Chris Moune, Christine Arms, Scott Irwin, Colin Hayes, Adam Stevenson, Bill Feckley, Jamie Anthony, Rose Melton, Tony Grayer.

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Clarksville’s Riverfest Regatta a sure crowd pleaser

 

Clarksville RiverFestClarksville, TN – People lined the bank of the Cumberland River at 1:00pm, Saturday, September 8th, for the Clarksville Riverfest Regatta, also known at the cardboard boat races, that took place at McGregor Park Boat Launch Area. It was cool overcast day with a steady down river wind.

Boats are constructed from cardboard and recycled materials and raced down the Cumberland River in a 100-yard dash. U.S. Bank was the sponsor of this year’s Riverfest Regatta. There were 10 entries and 9 took part in the races.

Clarksville Riverfest Regatta

Clarksville Riverfest Regatta

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Griffis Team of Exit Realty Screamin’ Eagle becomes Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Program (CMCGCP)

Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification ProgramMontgomery County, TN – The Griffis Team of Exit Realty Screamin’ Eagle is the latest organization to join the Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Program (CMCGCP).

A green ribbon cutting was held in their honor on the morning of Tuesday, August 21st, 2018. City of Clarksville Chief of Staff Heather Fleming, CMCGCP Steering Committee member Rose Melton (Altra Federal Credit Union), CMCGCP Steering Committee member Bill Harpel (City of Clarksville), and CMCGCP Manager Carlye Sommers attended the ceremony.

(L to R) Vivian Bennardo, Rhonda Knight, Michaela Griffis, Amanda Griffis, Wanda Sivis, Stacy Morrison, Makenzie Griffis, Bill Harpel, Heather Fleming, Rose Melton.

(L to R) Vivian Bennardo, Rhonda Knight, Michaela Griffis, Amanda Griffis, Wanda Sivis, Stacy Morrison, Makenzie Griffis, Bill Harpel, Heather Fleming, Rose Melton.

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