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APSU to induct Derek Wright into 2020 Austin Peay State University Athletics Hall of Fame

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) alumni Derek Wright had just completed the finest game statistically in his basketball career. The senior guard scored 43 points in a 121-116 triple-overtime loss to Southeast Missouri, January 29th, 2008. It was the first time a Gov broke the 40-point barrier in nearly 11 seasons.

Of course, Wright was summoned after the game to talk to the media. Leaf-Chronicle reporter James Horne had a stat sheet in hand to show Wright that he not only scored 43 points but knocked down a career-best five three-pointers while collecting seven steals.

Austin Peay State University 2020 Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Derek Wright. (APSU Sports Information) «Read the rest of this article»

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City of Clarksville reschedules Frank Sutton Statue dedication to Wednesday, May 3rd

 

Event rescheduled after rain out last week

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – A statue of actor Frank “Sgt. Carter” Sutton, who was born and raised in Clarksville, will be dedicated at 1:30pm Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 on Franklin Street in Downtown Clarksville.

Bad weather last Saturday forced the ceremony to be rescheduled.

Frank ‘Sergeant Carter’ Sutton statue to be unveiled near Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville

Frank ‘Sergeant Carter’ Sutton statue to be unveiled near Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville

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City of Clarksville to dedicate Frank Sutton statue Saturday

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – A statue of actor Frank “Sergeant Carter” Sutton, who was born and raised in Clarksville, will be dedicated at 1:30pm Saturday on Franklin Street in Downtown Clarksville.

Mark Holleman, civic leader and broker/owner of Coldwell Banker Conroy, Marable & Holleman working with the City of Clarksville, led the drive to place the statue — created by local sculptor Scott Wise — near the Roxy Regional Theatre in Sutton’s hometown.

Frank ‘Sergeant Carter’ Sutton statue to be unveiled near Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville

Frank ‘Sergeant Carter’ Sutton statue to be unveiled near Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville

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Clarksville Youth Fishing Rodeo a big hit with the Kids

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAClarksville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) in partnership with the Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation, Grandpa’s, Walmart, Boyles Bait, First Baptist Church, and Yellow Creek Baptist Church worked together to give the youth of Clarksville an opportunity to enjoy a day of free fishing in Liberty Park on Saturday.

The annual Youth Fishing Rodeo is held on the second Saturday in June to coincides with Tennessee’s Free Fishing Day and 16 and under Free Fishing Week. “This is the 12th year that we’ve joined together with the Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation, and all of our sponsors to bring the outdoors to young kids who may be fishing for the very first time,” said Montgomery County Wildlife Officer Dale Grandstaff. This year, there were 380 kids gathered around the fishing pond at Liberty Park to have a great time in the great outdoors!

The 2013 TWRA Youth Fishing Rodeo at Liberty Park

The 2013 TWRA Youth Fishing Rodeo at Liberty Park

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Remembering our fallen Officers – Kermit Leonard Nipple

 

Clarksville’s first Police Officer killed in the line of Duty

CPD LogoOn or about February 5th, 1943, Leonard Nipple was appointed patrolman with the Clarksville Police Department under Chief John Balthrop.  Officer Nipple came here from Kansas. He was considered a good officer, fearless, dependable and had the respect of the entire police force, receiving the nickname of “Cowboy”.

The morning of August 9th, 1945, a fire broke out at the Clarksville Laundry which became so intense it melted and shattered windows of a number of other businesses across 3rd Street.  Officer Nipple responded with firefighters to the scene.  He was standing with the firefighters in the doorway of the laundry’s boiler room when a wall collapsed and Officer Nipple and Firefighter Marshall Hodge were struck by falling brick.  Officer Nipple succumbed to his injuries and died.  Firefighter Hodge was taken to the hospital, treated and released. «Read the rest of this article»

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