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Aspire Clarksville Foundation Announces New Board of Directors

 

Aspire Clarksville FoundationClarksville, TN – The Aspire Clarksville Foundation is pleased to announce their Board of Directors for the 2012-2013 term.

At the July 26th meeting of the Aspire Steering Committee, it was voted and approved that Jack B. Turner and Lawson Mabry will serve alongside Chairperson Katherine Cannata, Immediate Past-Chair Terry Strange and Economic Development Council Chairman Steve Kemmer on the FY13 Aspire Board of Directors.

Aspire Clarksville Foundation's New Board of Directors.

Aspire Clarksville Foundation’s New Board of Directors.

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Activist group being forming to ensure needs of Lincoln Homes residents represented

 

Civil rights activists to form protective team for public housing project residents who “fear their homes may be taken” by local Government.

Tennessee Urban Resource Center Director, Terry McMoore, is in the process of forming a multiple agency group to help protect and legally represent the interests of low income residents of the Lincoln Homes Housing projects in Clarksville, TN.

“Many residents have expressed a fear that their homes will be taken away from them, now that the City of Clarksville has released the Smart Growth 2030 Master Plan which calls for the relocation and demolition of the Lincoln Homes Public Housing Projects for the expansion of Austin Peay State University,” he said. «Read the rest of this article»

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Voters League Endorse Candidates for the August 5th, 2010 State Primary & County General Elections

 
Clarksville-Montgomery County “League Of Voter Empowerment” (L.O.V.E.)

Clarksville-Montgomery County “League Of Voter Empowerment” (L.O.V.E.)

The Clarksville-Montgomery County “League Of Voter Empowerment” (L.O.V.E.) is a voters club comprised of a group of local residents who meet monthly to discuss politics and the current state of governmental affairs.

This group of people, who are all active in the community in a variety of ways, formed to discuss issues that affect our community and possible solutions that might benefit the community as a whole.  L.O.V.E. club members are also interested in sharing their political ideas and candidate preferences and have submitted the following list of candidate endorsements listed below for the August 5th, 2010 State Primary & County General Elections.  «Read the rest of this article»

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Youth summer employment opportunity

 
Youth Summer Employment

Youth Summer Employment

One component of the America Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) is to provide youth with a summer employment opportunity. with pay scales to match federal minimum wage and target 12,000 for up to eight weeks of  summer employment.

ARRA is part of the new stimulus package signed into law by President Obama. This program encourages youth seeking summer employment to contact the person below based on your county of residence. Already available work sites are being identified. The program will serve economically disadvantaged youth between the ages of 14-24. «Read the rest of this article»

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“Honk for Obama” rally planned

 

Clarksville For Obama in partnership with the Montgomery County Democratic Party will host a Honk for Barack Obama rally on Saturday, November 1, in front of McDonald’s at the intersection of Riverside Drive and N. 2nd Street, Clarksville, starting at 10:00a.m.

Bring your Honk for Obama signs (homemade or rally), wear your Obama gear and come and wave to show your support for OBAMA! This will be the final weekend  before the presidential election. For mroe information, call 931-552-5523.

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Voters League endorses candidates

 

The Clarksville-Montgomery County “League Of Voter Empowerment” (L.O.V.E.), a not-for-profit voters club, and its President, Terry McMoore, have endorsed the following candidates listed below for the November 4 General Election. The candidates were selected during the monthly L.O.V.E. breakfast meeting.

Clarksville-Montgomery County “League Of Voter Empowerment” (L.O.V.E.)

Clarksville-Montgomery County “League Of Voter Empowerment” (L.O.V.E.)

The League’s mission statement says the group will endorse and vote for the candidates that we believe best support our agenda and we will work to vote out the elected officials that we know do not have the best interest of their constituents in mind.

During the last election season, nine candidates on the ballot endorsed by L.O.V.E. won their races and are still representing their constituency today. The League encourages everyone to cast your their vote on Election Day; “your vote is your voice!” «Read the rest of this article»

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Prominent Senators join guest list of speakers at early vote rally

 

Senator Thelma Harper and Senator Beverly Marrero will join Atty. Tim Barnes the Democratic Party nominee for State Senate District 22 as special guest speakers at the Early Vote Rally with the Montgomery County Democratic Party this Saturday, October 18, starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Montgomery County Election Commission.

State Senator Thelma Harper is considered one of the most powerful senators to represent the state of Tennessee. Senator Harper has for many years been a prominent and highly influential figure in the political, social, and civic lives of many. «Read the rest of this article»

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NAACP to host 62nd State Convention and Civil Rights Conference in Clarksville

 

Austin Peay State University will host a portion of the 62nd Annual NAACP State Convention and Civil Rights Conference on September 27 at the APSU Morgan University Center. The entire conference will run from September 25-27.

NAACP Hosts 62nd Annual State Convention in Clarksville, TN

NAACP Hosts 62nd Annual State Convention in Clarksville, TN

The Saturday session of the conference begins at 7:30 a.m. with a breakfast for W. I. N. (Women in the NAACP) and the youth. After breakfast, the conference continues with a variety of workshops for both adults and youth. At noon there will be an awards luncheon followed by more workshops. The evening concludes with the Freedom Awards Banquet beginning at 6:30 p.m. «Read the rest of this article»

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Juvenile Justice Director raises the question: What about the children?

 

The citizens of Clarksville were treated to a wealth of information at a recent community forum hosted by the Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Task Force. The program was held at the Clarksville – Montgomery County Public Library and included a reception for speakers and guests. Ms. Debrah Stafford, Juvenile Justice Director for the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, opened the forum with a strong power point presentation titled What About the Children?

Every day in America, 540 children are arrested for various crimes, though in many cases there are mitigating situations that cause these children to come in contact with the system. Ms. Stafford suggests that we must not be “in such a hurry” to just lock up a child.

One major finding by juvenile justice professionals is that more attention should be paid to the mental heath of the child. Children in juvenile justice often have mental health and substance abuse problems, have a higher percentage of learning disabilities, have frequent histories of trauma abuse/neglect, violence in the home, and/or have parents with substance abuse problems. «Read the rest of this article»

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