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Austin Peay State University’s Governor Peay has a challenger for APSU mascot


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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – And you thought election season was over.

Unchallenged for years as the official mascot for Austin Peay State University, Governor Peay X’s stranglehold on that role appears in serious jeopardy. A new candidate – known as ‘The Gov’ – has emerged to oppose the incumbent in a race to become the face of Austin Peay.

Austin Peay is rife with change at the moment. A new logo, refurbished football stadium and the addition of new President Dr. Alisa White have made the climate right for a challenger to a long-established figure. Though a newcomer to the mascot world, The Gov has picked an opportune moment to throw his hat into the ring to become Austin Peay’s next mascot.

The Campaign - 2015: Set to take APSU by storm. (APSU Sports Information)

The Campaign – 2015: Set to take APSU by storm. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville to host 2014 Miss Tennessee USA Pageants this Week


Clarksville Montgomery County Convention and visitors BureauClarksville, TN – Clarksville will host nearly 100 young women competing in the upcoming 2014 Miss Tennessee USA and Teen USA pageants.

Both events will take place at the Austin Peay State University Music and Mass Communications Building on October 4th and 5th, 2013. This will be Clarksville’s fourteenth year hosting the pageants.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council Hosts Successful Community Tour Event


Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development CouncilClarksville, TN – In early June, the Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council (EDC) hosted a two-day ‘Red Carpet Community Tour’ event for site selection consultants and brokers to gain first-hand knowledge of the assets that Clarksville-Montgomery County and the surrounding area have to offer.

“The annual Red Carpet event is an excellent opportunity for the team at the EDC to engage consultants and brokers who may not be familiar with the available resources in our community,” said Clarksville-Montgomery County EDC President and CEO, James Chavez. “It also serves as a unique way to say thank you by including our partners who make the work of the EDC possible.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Mayor Bowers explains James Chavez controversey

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When Hemlock Semi-Conductor company decided to invest over two billion dollars in Clarksville/Montgomery County to build a new facility, the President and CEO of the Economic Development Council, James Chavez, was a major player.  He led a team of recruiters and staff to land the single most important economic partner this community has ever had.  Mayor Carolyn Bowers, though, feels Chavez needs to get back to work, “not rest on your laurels” and run the Economic Development Council “as it was originally created.”

Tension in recent weeks has been running high as rumor and unfounded claims about behavior have dominated the discussion. Mayor Bowers was interviewed on Wjzm’s “Clarksville in Review” and talked at length about the situation.

You can hear the entire interview here:   Clarksville In Review 12/17/11

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City Council Regular Session and Comment for October 6th


City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Below is the agenda for the October 6th, 2011 regular council voting session. I want to mention one item that is on the agenda that will be up for a vote. You will see under the Public Safety Committee Ordinance 28-2011-12.

This ordinance will repeal the limit on the number of liquor stores within the city limits. Currently, the limit is 13 which was  set in 1963. According to the Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council, the population of Clarksville  in 1960 was 22,021 and in 1970 was 31,719. «Read the rest of this article»

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Multi-Purpose Event Center, Boon or Boondoggle


The Multi-Purpose Events CenterAs you may know the Economic Development Council (EDC) is trying to convince the County and City taxpayers to fund a Multi-Purpose Event Center.  Visit the website to view the presentation and maybe even take the time to participate in their survey.  Mr. James Chavez, president of the EDC, has been the front man on this project and has given numerous presentations throughout the City and County.  One such presentation was at a town hall meeting sponsored by Councilman Ken Takasaki.

A number of City Council members both past and present and a few County Commissioners were present at the meeting.  Mr. Chavez was asked some very specific questions concerning the profitability of an event center, who must pay the mortgage, how much annual revenue will the MPEC generate, what will be the debt service, who pays the debt service if the MPEC operates at a loss, how did the EDC calculate the debt service, etc.  Many of us left that meeting that night without answers.  Mr. Chavez promised Councilman Takasaki that he would supply those answers in a few days.  That meeting was over two months ago.  Mr. Chavez still has not provided the answers. «Read the rest of this article»


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