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United Way, Local Mayors unite to Feed Families

 

United Way Of Greater ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region has put together a Farmers to Families event at 1:00pm on October 21st in First Baptist Church’s preschool parking lot at Hiter Street and Commerce Street.

This event is a result of a partnership between Carolyn Watson, Director of the Cumberland Baptist Disaster Relief Team, and the United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region along with Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts, Stewart County Mayor Robin Brandon, and Houston County Mayor Paul Bailey to provide more than 1,200 food boxes to local families in need.

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Welcome Home Veterans Celebration

 

Visit Clarksville's Welcome Home Veterans CelebrationClarksville, TN – The annual Welcome Home Veterans Celebration brought a busy schedule of events over a five day period, all designed to honor and celebrate our Veterans.

Activities began on Wednesday with the arrival of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall, the Korean War Memorial and the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit at Beachaven Winery. A procession actually began at Appleton Harley Davidson and traveled through town, delivering the impressive displays to their temporary location.

Welcome Home Veterans Parade

Welcome Home Veterans Parade

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Austin Peay State University Students to benefit from two scholarships from Jenkins Family

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Foundation received two generous gifts from Don Jenkins and Sandy Jenkins to establish the Jenkins Family PELP Endowment and the Jenkins Family Finish Line Scholarship. Their generosity will provide financial aid for many deserving students.

Jenkins Family creates two new Austin Peay State University scholarships. (APSU)

Jenkins Family creates two new Austin Peay State University scholarships. (APSU)

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Visit Clarksville announces Welcome Home Parade road closures

 

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Visit Clarksville's Welcome Home Veterans CelebrationClarksville, TN – Visit Clarksville announces that on Saturday, September 15th, 2018, Historic Downtown Clarksville will welcome hundreds of veterans for Clarksville’s our Welcome Home Veterans Celebration Parade.

Starting at 10:00am from First Baptist Church, veterans from near and far will be honored with marching bands, JROTC units, active duty soldiers, floats and more.

Welcome Home Veterans Celebration Parade

Welcome Home Veterans Celebration Parade

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Clarksville Ceremony to mark unveiling of Pastor Jimmy Terry, Sr. Memorial Highway

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Clarksville, TN – On Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at 10:00am  a ceremony will be held to officially designate the naming of a portion of Hwy 41A North, also known as Providence Boulevard, as the Pastor Jimmy Terry, Sr. Memorial Highway at First Baptist Church in Clarksville. 

A presentation of the signage marking the designation will be made to Sister Servella Terry, widow of the late Pastor Jimmy Terry, and she will also make remarks at the event.

The Montgomery County delegation of the Tennessee General Assembly sought passage of the bill to honor the life, legacy and memory of Pastor Terry after his passing in June 2017. 

A portion of Hwy 41A North, known as Providence Boulevard, will be renamed to the Pastor Jimmy Terry, Sr. Memorial Highway.

A portion of Hwy 41A North, known as Providence Boulevard, will be renamed to the Pastor Jimmy Terry, Sr. Memorial Highway.

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Academy for Academic Excellence holds 2018 Graduation and Awards Ceremony

 

Academy for Academic ExcellenceClarksville, TN – The Academy for Academic Excellence held it Class of 2018 Graduation and Awards Ceremony recently at First Baptist Church.

The evening began with a performance by the Music For Mercy Band, as friends and families of this year’s seven graduating seniors entered the venue. The band was formed after the passing of AAE’s Founder and Director Mercy Yrabedra in 2012, to honor her legacy as a musician and educator.

Academy for Academic Excellence held its 2018 commencement exercises at First Baptist Church.

Academy for Academic Excellence held its 2018 commencement exercises at First Baptist Church.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office conducts Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event classes

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office conducted 12 Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event (CRASE) classes last year. The course was taught to schools, churches, nonprofit organizations, and large businesses.

Several churches in the county hosted a CRASE training class and opened their doors to other churches to attend. One of the largest classes was held at First Baptist Clarksville Church located on Madison Street. Over 200 people attended the class.

Other classes were held at Trinity Episcopal Church, Salem United Methodist Church, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Workforce Essentials, and Hankook Tire.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office conducts Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event class.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office conducts Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event class.

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Clarksville Fire Rescue Chief Eugene Keel had lasting impact on Clarksville

 

Clarksville mourns passing of man who led Fire Department from 1985-99

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Fire Chief Gordon Eugene Keel, who served the citizens of Clarksville for 47 years as a firefighter and Fire Department leader, died Tuesday, October 24th, 2017, at his home in Port Royal, TN. He was 87.

Clarksville Fire Rescue Chief Mike Roberts, who was hired, trained and promoted into department leadership by Chief Keel, spoke with fondness and respect for his mentor on Wednesday.

Gordon Eugene Keel

Gordon Eugene Keel

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Clarksville’s Welcome Home Veterans Parade was held Saturday, September 16th

 

Clarksville, TN – A Welcome Home Veterans celebration has been taking place in Clarksville since September 13th, beginning with the arrival of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall at Appleton Harley Davidson.

More than two dozen events at venues throughout the city included a reception at Old Glory Distilling Co., a screening of Ken Burns’ new documentary “The Vietnam War”, and a Remembrance Ceremony at First Baptist Church featuring Cindy Stonebraker, whose father has been MIA since October 1968.

A downtown parade honoring our veterans took place Saturday as part of a  series of events in conjunction with the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall's visit to Clarksville.

A downtown parade honoring our veterans took place Saturday as part of a series of events in conjunction with the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall’s visit to Clarksville.

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Visit Clarksville announces Downtown Road Closures for Welcome Home Veterans Parade

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – The following downtown roads will be closed from 9:45am–11:00am on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 for the Welcome Home Veterans Celebration parade: Franklin Street from Hiter Street to Second Street, Second Street from Franklin Street to Commerce Street, and Commerce Street from Second Street to Hiter Street.

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