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Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council Becomes Green Certified

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification ProgramClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council, the umbrella organization for the Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Development Board and Convention and Visitors Bureau, is the latest organization to become Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified.

Clarksville-Montgomery County EDC Green Certification Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

Clarksville-Montgomery County EDC Green Certification Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

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Clarksville Foundry and Local Artist Showcase History in Sculpture Exhibit at Customs House Museum

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN — It may be unusual for an artist and an iron foundry president to join together in a unique cultural endeavor. Then again, there is nothing usual about Clarksville sculptor Mike Andrews‘ “New Old Stock” exhibit at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

Clarksville FoundryThe relationship between Andrews and the Clarksville Foundry began in 1983 after he visited the historic manufacturing company as a student of Tennessee artist Olen Bryant.

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Clarksville Foundry Receives Green Certification

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification ProgramMontgomery County, TN – The latest business to become Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified is also the community’s oldest continuous industrial company.

The Clarksville Foundry celebrated the completion of its CMC Green Certification Program requirements Monday with their Green Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

Clarksville Foundry becomes Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified

Clarksville Foundry becomes Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified

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Clarksville Foundry to Be Featured on WNPT’s Tennessee Crossroads

 

Clarksville Foundry IncClarksville, TN – Clarksville Foundry, one of Clarksville’s oldest businesses and one of the oldest operating foundries in the United States, will be featured on Nashville Public Television’s “Tennessee Crossroads” program.

The program will air on WNPT Channel 8 on Thursday, May 10th at 7:00pm and Sunday, May 13th at 10:00am.

Charlie Foust, president of Clarksville Foundry, will appear on a segment of Tennessee Crossroads airing on May 10th at 7:00pm and May 13th at 10:00am on WNPT Channel 8.

Charlie Foust, president of Clarksville Foundry, will appear on a segment of Tennessee Crossroads airing on May 10th at 7:00pm and May 13th at 10:00am on WNPT Channel 8.

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Conflict of Interest questions still remain

 
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Questions still remain over recent concerns about “conflict of interest” within city and county government.  As I was first to report in a Clarksville Online exclusive, Conflict of interest questions still unanswered in county government, the question first arose with local architect Jerry Clark who at the time was a board member of the Regional Airport Authority.

In a meeting with County Mayor Carolyn Bowers, City Mayor Kim McMillan, and Montgomery County Accounts and Budgets Director Erinne Hester, Clark was informed that due to the County Purchasing Act of 1957, there could be a potential conflict of interest of him serving on that board, and his firm, Clark and Associates, doing business with the county.

It basically states that anyone doing business with the county, could not serve on any boards or commissions, and while there has been opinions rendered on both sides of the law, Jerry Clark chose to resign from the Airport Authority to prevent any conflct, and the county chose to take the other position.

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Charter Group Completes First Series of Green Workshops

 

CMC Green Certification ProgramMontgomery County, TN – The first group of local manufacturers, businesses and government representatives completed the Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Program (CMCGCP) workshops in late May. The group began its endeavor in March, 2011 and worked and learned together through a series of three workshops that lasted approximately four hours each.

Pictured from left to right are: Back Row: Troy Owens, Brad Butler, Tom Caldwell, Kevin Van Aken, Tim Campbell, Joel Justice, Tim Swaw, Greg Haupt, Orville Sykes, Ron Smithfield, Front Row: Joe Woodard, Jim Hyde, Katie Gambill, Mary Jackson, Len Stolz, Jan Greene, Monika Wilford, Kim Clarkson, Lynn Stokes, Anne Stehle, Michelle Mann, Lee Castillo, and John Brooks. Not pictured: Lavon Bracey, Clint Camp, Larry Carpenter, and Charlie Foust.

Pictured from left to right are: Back Row: Troy Owens, Brad Butler, Tom Caldwell, Kevin Van Aken, Tim Campbell, Joel Justice, Tim Swaw, Greg Haupt, Orville Sykes, Ron Smithfield, Front Row: Joe Woodard, Jim Hyde, Katie Gambill, Mary Jackson, Len Stolz, Jan Greene, Monika Wilford, Kim Clarkson, Lynn Stokes, Anne Stehle, Michelle Mann, Lee Castillo, and John Brooks. Not pictured: Lavon Bracey, Clint Camp, Larry Carpenter, and Charlie Foust.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County plans for Civil War Sesquicentennial

 

It was just 150 years ago that our nation was torn apart by the Civil War. Brother faced off against brother in often brutal battles. Even after the Union’s victory and the eventual reunification of the southern states lingering tensions remained for many years.

It is said time heals all wounds and indeed and we are looking at the approaching sesquicentennial of the Civil War in 2011 with a air of celebration,recognizing of the history of America in a way that everyone can embrace.

We are fortunate to be in an area with a rich Civil War heritage including Fort Defiance (Fort Bruce), nearby Fort Donelson, and other Civil War sites. City and County leaders hope to be ready to attract tourists who will be the traveling the country visiting civil war era sites as a part of the Civil War Sesquicentennial.

Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers fires off the canon at the Sesquicentennial kick-off in Montgomery County on April 6th 2010.

Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers fires off the canon at the Sesquicentennial kick-off in Montgomery County on April 6th 2010.

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