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Clarksville Wayfinding project begins

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Some old signs are coming down and new signs are going up across Clarksville and Montgomery County as part of a local wayfinding signage update designed to help residents and visitors find local attractions and points of interest.

The signage project is a partnership between the City of Clarksville, Visit Clarksville (the Clarksville-Montgomery County Convention and Visitors Bureau) and Austin Peay State University (APSU).

New Signs will be going up around Clarksville.

New Signs will be going up around Clarksville.

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City of Clarksville receives Tennessee Tourism Grant for Wayfinding Project

 

Updated signs will direct motorists to tourist attractions in Clarksville

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – A local wayfinding signage project will benefit from a $75,000 Tourism Enhancement Grant presented Monday to the City of Clarksville by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development.

The signage project is a partnership between the City and the Clarksville-Montgomery County Convention and Visitors Bureau, which is also known as Visit Clarksville.

Kevin Triplett, Commissioner of Tourist Development, presented a $75,000 grant to City of Clarksville and Convention and Visitors Bureau officials on Monday. They are, from left, City Grants Administrator Debbie Smith, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Michelle Dickerson and Francis Mancito.

Kevin Triplett, Commissioner of Tourist Development, presented a $75,000 grant to City of Clarksville and Convention and Visitors Bureau officials on Monday. They are, from left, City Grants Administrator Debbie Smith, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Michelle Dickerson and Francis Mancito.

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Miss Tennessee USA Pageant Tickets Now On Sale

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Convention and Visitors BureauClarksville, TN – Mark your calendars, because the Queens will be back in Clarksville for the 15th year in a row. Brought to you by Greenwood Productions, the 2015 Miss Tennessee USA and Miss Tennessee Teen USA Pageant will be held on October 3rd and 4th at the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall in Austin Peay State University Music and Mass Communications Building.

The preliminary show will take place on Friday, October 3rd at 6:30pm. The finals will be broken down into two shows, with the Teens competing at 3:00pm and the Miss contestants competing at 7:30pm. Both the Miss and Teen winners will represent the State of Tenneessee at the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants in 2015.

The Crowning of Miss Tennessee at the 2013 Miss Tennessee USA Pageant (Clarksville-Montgomery County Convention & Visitors Bureau)

The Crowning of Miss Tennessee at the 2013 Miss Tennessee USA Pageant (Clarksville-Montgomery County Convention & Visitors Bureau)

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Convention & Visitors Bureau offering group tours packages mixing local attractions, big-name concerts

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Convention and Visitors BureauClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is engaging in an exciting new Group Tour program that enhances local tourism, while at the same time providing amazing entertainment options for local residents right here at home.

A series of group tours lasting for 4 days each are planned for Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Labor Day; and are billed as “Heroes, Hometowns and Legends.” With the final tour this year being a 3 day event planned for the Christmas season billed as “God, Country, Christmas.”

Lee Greenwood performing at APSU's George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall as part of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Convention & Visitors Bureau's Group Tours

Lee Greenwood performing at APSU’s George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall as part of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Group Tours

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Conflict of Interest questions still remain

 
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Hank Bonecutter

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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Additional information made available about the 2011 Fireball Run

 

Clarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville has been selected as the sixth stop on the 2011 Chevrolet Fireball Run Adventurally. The teams will arrive in Clarksville on Thursday September 29th between 3:00pm-4:00pm. Once they arrive in Clarksville the teams will have several tasks to complete before they head for the finish line in Historic Downtown Clarksville. The Drivers will stay over night before leaving at 8:00am the following morning as Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan waves the green flag kicking off the next leg of the rally.

This unique competition begins its southern excursion on September 23rd in Melbourne, FL, and ends on October 1st in Gulfport, MS, with plenty of action and sights along the route. The Chevrolet Fireball Run Adventurally Series is an action packed, one week, 2500 mile Adventurally production. The mission and destination based rally competition is live cast, filmed in 1080p HD for broadcast, theatrical release, and it will be released on home video.

On Thursday June 16th, Mayor McMillan hosted a news conference at City Hall to provide more information about our city’s selection as a stop on the Fireball Run. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Supports Recent Filming of Lifetime Show Coming Home

 

The Convention & Visitors Bureau and Lifetime Network Thanks the Community for Their Support

Clarksville Montgomery County Convention and Visitors BureauClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Convention and Visitors Bureau appreciates the community support received during the recent recording of Lifetime Network’s newest reality show Coming Home.

The premise of the reality show is to recognize the struggles of military families and those who serve. Military family reunions have become an online sensation, where millions of people have been inspired watching footage of loved ones reconnecting with their Service Member. Coming Home follows the lives of military families across the nation. During each segment the deployed soldier comes home to surprise his or her family in a dramatic, and emotional, reunion. The film crew had been to several other military communities including: Norfolk, VA; Camp Lejeune, NC and aboard the USS Harry S. Truman before visiting Clarksville. «Read the rest of this article»

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Rivers and Spires Festival Announces 2011 Headliner

 

The Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN.  The Rivers and Spires Festival is thrilled to announce that Grammy and CMA award-winning country music singer/songwriter Clint Black will be the featured headliner at the 2011 Festival. Black will take the stage as the main event on Saturday night, April 16th, 2011. The concert is free and open to the public.

Black is recognized for his string of hits in the 90’s such as Killin’ Time, Nothin’ But The Taillights, Like The Rain and No Time to Kill.  Many also know him from his appearance in the film Maverick, special appearance on Extreme Makeover Home Edition and his stint on Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump. Black has had more than 30 singles on the U.S. Billboard country charts and of those, 22 were number ones. During his 14 years signed with RCA Records, Black had sold more than 12 million albums. In the early 2000’s, Black formed his own record label, Equity Music Group.

Clint Black

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National Softball Tournament comes to Clarksville

 

The American Fast Pitch Softball AssociationThe American Fastpitch Association will host their National Softball Championships in Clarksville, Tennessee this year. Teams will come in from across the United States to compete in 10U, 12U and 14U Division I tournaments. The games will take place July 19th – 24th, 2010.

Over 60 teams will be ascending upon Clarksville in the coming week. Jay Patel, Chairman of the Convention & Visitors Bureau, is thrilled for the opportunity. “The economic impact from this tournament will be huge,” says Patel. “We estimate over $1 million in revenue.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Flood Relief Concert a success

 

Weekend concert at Beachaven Winery raises donations to benefit Clarksville flood victims.

Music, wine and philanthropy came together last Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the Flood Relief Benefit Concert held at Beachaven Winery, hosted by the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce. By the end of the evening, over $11,500 in donations had been raised to help aid local area businesses and individuals who suffered losses during the flood.

A FEMA representative addresses the audience

A FEMA representative addresses the audience

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