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Arson suspected in North Clarksville vehicle fires

 

Clarksville TN – Arson is suspected in a series of vehicle fires early this morning in North Clarksville.  According to a press release from Clarksville Police Department spokesman Officer Jim Knoll, the fires occurred within a fifteen minute time frame.

Emergency responders, including Clarksville Fire Rescue, got the call at 3:00am, and had their hands full when they arrived.  Two of the fires occurred in the driveways at 1538 Cherry Tree Drive, and 1593 Boxcroft Court.  The third vehicle torched was in front of 312 Gomer Road. «Read the rest of this article»

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Community gathers for State of the Union Address

 

President of the United States SealClarksville, TN – On January 24th, 2012 Clarksville For Obama, the grass roots organization for the re-election of President Barack Obama will host a State of the Union Watch Party at the New South Coffee Company Restaurant/Café, 110 Franklin Street Clarksville, TN starting at 7:00pm.

Come watch the State of the Union Address and meet other supporters for the 2012 re-election of President Obama. Learn how you can contribute to our efforts to re-elect President Obama. To top off the evening we will cheer on our President as he delivers the 2012 State of the Union Address.

Watch Party

Watch Party

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Winter weather wreaks havoc on area

 

Ice & Snow Take It SlowClarksville, TN – Winter continues its assault on Clarksville-Montgomery County with another round of snowy weather. A fresh snowfall blanked the city creating treacherous driving conditions causing vehicles to skid out of control creating a slew of accidents and tying up area Police and EMS workers. Motorists are advised to get home as safely as possible, and stay there until the road conditions improve. School and business closings are already pouring in. Keep checking in to stay up to date on the latest developments.

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CFD responds to a reported fire on Hawkins Road.

CFD responds to a reported fire on Hawkins Road.

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City of Clarksville presented flag by 101st Airborne Division

 

Clarksville, TN – Mayor Kim McMillan was presented an American flag on Tuesday that flew over headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

Maj. Gen. Frank Wiercinski, administrative senior commander at Fort Campbell, personally delivered the flag and a plaque to the Mayor’s Office on behalf of Maj. Gen. John Campbell, commanding general of the 101st, who is currently in Afghanistan.

Maj. Gen. Frank Wiercinski, right, presents an American flag that flew over 101st Airborne headquarters in Afghanistan to Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan.

Maj. Gen. Frank Wiercinski, right, presents an American flag that flew over 101st Airborne headquarters in Afghanistan to Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan.

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Mayor McMillan representing Clarksville at the United States Conference of Mayors

 

Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is attending the United States Conference of Mayors’ winter meeting Wednesday through Friday in Washington, D.C.

The mayor learned on Saturday that President Obama plans to meet with the more than 250 mayors from across the country on Friday at the White House.

“I’m happy to be a part of the conference, and I look forward to learning as much as I can while I’m in Washington,” McMillan said. «Read the rest of this article»

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Kim McMillan sworn in as Clarksville Tennessee’s first female Mayor

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Before a standing room only crowd at the Roxy Regional Theatre yesterday afternoon, Mayor-elect Kim McMillan and six city council members were sworn in to serve the interests of the citizens of the City of Clarksville for the next two years. Lance Baker, the Clarksville City Attorney acted in the role of emcee for the ceremony. Judge Ross Hicks introduced Judge Robert W. Wedemeyer who then swore in the new Mayor.

Kim McMillan is the first woman elected to serve as the Mayor of the City of Clarksville.

Mayor Kim McMillan stands with her husband, and Judge Robert Wedemeyer moments after being sworn in.

Mayor Kim McMillan stands with her husband, and Judge Robert Wedemeyer moments after being sworn in.

Afterwards Mayor McMillan swore in the newly elected council members and then held a special called session of the Clarksville City council to nominate and elect Councilman Geno Grubbs as the Mayor Pro Tem. «Read the rest of this article»

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Coffee Party of Clarksville, TN to hold monthly meeting

 

Clarksville, TN ChapterClarksville, TN – The Coffee Party of Clarksville, TN will be holding its monthly meeting on Saturday November 13th, 2010 from 12:00pm till 2:00pm at G’s Pancake House (803 South Riverside Drive).

Come join the local Coffee Party of Clarksville, TN as we work to discover workable solutions to some of our nation’s issues. Americans are longing for an energetic, non-partisan, and solutions-oriented approach to political discourse and civic participation. The Coffee Party is a rare achievement of all three ideals. «Read the rest of this article»

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Civic Groups Partner for Mass Community Meet the Candidates Forum

 

Clarksville, TN – On Saturday, October 9th, 2010 at the G’s Pancake House Restaurant, located at 803 South Riverside Drive, Clarksville, TN. starting at 12 noon.

The Coffee Party of Clarksville, Tennessee in partnership with the Clarksville Branch of the NAACP, the Hispanic Organization for Progress & Education (HOPE), and the Korean American Association of Clarksville will host a “Meet the Candidates Forum.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Local activists have concerns about the Clarksville Smart Growth 2030 Plan

 

Tennessee Urban Resource CenterThe Tennessee Urban Resource Center held a press conference to  announce that legal teams that will be involved in helping to insure that the residents of the Lincoln Homes Public Housing Projects gets a fair shake when it comes to the implementation of the City of Clarksville’s Smart Growth 2030 Master Plan which calls for the demolition of the Lincoln Homes Public Housing Projects, and the relocation of its current residents.

Many residents fear that their homes will be taken away from them under this plan and that they will then be placed in housing units that are not going to be affordable to low income people.

Tennessee Urban Resource Center Director Terry McMoore, and Mrs. Rosella Griffin a long term resident of Lincoln Homes.

Tennessee Urban Resource Center Director Terry McMoore, and Mrs. Rosella Griffin a long term resident of Lincoln Homes.

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HUD finds flaws in Redevelopment Plan

 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in response to a complaint filed by the Clarksville NAACP found numerous flaws in the Clarksville Center Redevelopment and Urban Renewal Plan voted into law by the City Council with full support of Mayor Johnny Piper.

HUD authorities could not find any proposed objectives that would provide protection for low to moderate income residents and their property mentioned in the voted on ordinance.

The Clarksville NAACP first bought these issues to the attention of the U.S. Department of Justice and HUD after feeling that the civil rights and the federally protected rights of the Majority Minority Voting Ward was in jeopardy of being dismantled under this voted on redevelopment plan. «Read the rest of this article»

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