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Celebrating a Tennessee Triumph: New monument to honor Clarksville’s suffragists

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a July afternoon in 1914, more than 75 people crowded into a house on Madison Street for a meeting of the newly established Clarksville Equal Suffrage League.

The women who joined the league that afternoon spent the next six years facing ridicule and threats of violence in the pursuit of their goal – earning women the right to vote.

A woman casts her first vote in this miniature replica of the statue. (APSU)

A woman casts her first vote in this miniature replica of the statue. (APSU)

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable to hold next meeting on August 21st, 2019

 

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Civil War Roundtable announces its August 2019 program and speaker.  The meeting is always open to interested members of the public.

The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, August 21st, 2019  at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Tennova Medical Center.  This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.  The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is always open to the public.  Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed. 

General George Gordon Meade

General George Gordon Meade

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APSU nursing student Oliver Smith wins Vanderbilt’s Florence Nightingale Award

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 1855, during the carnage of the Crimean War, a British newspaper man named John MacDonald crept through a dark hospital in Turkey, trying not to disturb hundreds of sick and wounded soldiers.

To keep from getting lost or bumping into beds, he followed a young woman through the building, pausing with her as she shined her lamp over the injured and reassured them with a few kind words.

Austin Peay State University's Oliver Smith won Vanderbilt's Florence Nightingale Award. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Oliver Smith won Vanderbilt’s Florence Nightingale Award. (APSU)

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Clarksville meeting for Woman Suffrage Centennial Celebrations plans set August 29th

 

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – Clarksville-Montgomery County is gearing up for a year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending voting rights to women.

Join us for an informational meeting at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library at 5:30pm on Thursday, August 29th, 2019 to learn more and find out how you can participate in plans for commemorating the role this community played in the Amendment’s ratification

Clarksville Woman Suffrage Centennial Celebrations information meeting to be held at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library on August 29th.

Clarksville Woman Suffrage Centennial Celebrations information meeting to be held at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library on August 29th.

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Clarksville Police determine Dead Man found on side of Glendale Drive to be Homicide

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is investigating the death of a man found May 5th, 2019, around 10:00am, on the side road near a bus stop on Glendale Drive as a homicide. The victim was spotted by a passerby traveling down Glendale Drive.

When the man, later identified as Matthew Clark, age 57, was found, he was already deceased. There appeared to be a possibility his death may have been as a result of being hit by a motor vehicle or an overdose.

Clarksville Police have ruled Matthew Clark's death to be a homicide.

Clarksville Police have ruled Matthew Clark’s death to be a homicide.

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Clarksville to be new home to VK Integrated Systems from California

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development BoardClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board (IDB) is pleased to announce they have received commitment from VK Integrated Systems to begin the transition of their headquarters as well as research and development operations from Fullerton, California to Clarksville-Montgomery County, Tennessee.

(L to R) Vasilios Kapogianis, President & CEO of VK Integrated systems with Frank Tate, Executive Director of the IDB and with Suzanne Langford, IDB Chairman.

(L to R) Vasilios Kapogianis, President & CEO of VK Integrated systems with Frank Tate, Executive Director of the IDB and with Suzanne Langford, IDB Chairman.

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Clarksville area Pets of the Week for August 14th, 2019

 

Clarksville Pets of the WeekClarksville, TN – Clarksville Online will be bringing your pets from different rescue organizations that are in need of a good home in Clarksville-Montgomery County and surrounding areas. This weeks pets are for the week of August 14th, 2019.

Dogs and cats of all ages, breeds and sizes are available through area animal rescues and shelters, as well as opportunities to help homeless animals through foster programs, donations and help with fundraisers and other family-friendly activities.

Contact a rescue near you to learn more.

Liberty is available at Montgomery County Animal Care and Control.

Liberty is available at Montgomery County Animal Care and Control.

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Clarksville Gas and Water announces Water Outage for Section of Riverside Drive Water Outage Planned for tonight

 

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – On Wednesday night, August 14th, 2019, the Clarksville Gas and Water Department has planned a water outage at 10:00pm on a section of Riverside Drive from Crossland Avenue to North Spring Street for fire hydrant replacement work.

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Clarksville’s Movies in the Park features “Ready Player One” at Liberty Park, Saturday

 

Clarksville's Movies in the ParkClarksville, TN – On Saturday, August 17th, 2019, Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Movies in the Park, a free, outdoor movie series, will show “Ready Player One” at Liberty Park.

Pre-show activities, coordinated by the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department, will begin at 5:30pm and include a video game trailer equipped with XBox 360, XBox One and Wii stations, provided by U Jumpin’ Foulks. Take a virtual tour or ride a virtual roller coaster courtesy of Austin Peay State University’s GIS Center.

"Ready Player One" to be shown at Movies in the Park this Saturday at Liberty Park.

“Ready Player One” to be shown at Movies in the Park this Saturday at Liberty Park.

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Clarksville Councilwoman Wanda Smith to host Community Conference, August 22nd

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – On Thursday, August 22nd, 2019, Ward 6 Clarksville City Councilwoman Wanda Smith will host a community conference to give citizens an opportunity to meet and interact with Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts and several City Department Directors.

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