Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Transit System (CTS) is reserving a seat for Rosa Parks, the Civil Rights activist who sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, on its buses this week.
On Monday, CTS placed a poster showing a portrait of Parks in a front seat on each bus. The poster includes this text:
“THIS SEAT IS RESERVED FOR ROSA PARKS, CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER.”
Former Clarksville City Council member was ‘a Pillar of the Community’
Clarksville, TN – Barbara E. Johnson, who served three consecutive terms as a Clarksville City Council member from 1999 to 2010, died August 3rd, 2020, at age 85.
Mrs. Johnson, who represented Ward 1, was chosen to serve as Mayor Pro Tem in 2007 and 2008. She also served on many of the Council’s standing committees, including as chairwoman of the Public Safety and Transportation committees.
Washington, D.C. – Though we may have celebrated Independence Day a little differently this year, we honor the brave men and women who have fought and sacrificed for the freedoms that define our way of life and those who are currently serving to keep us safe and free.
Last week, I chaired a Senate health committee hearing with Dr. Anthony Fauci and other Donald Trump Administration officials to get an update on our progress towards safely getting back to work and back to school. You can watch here.
Citizens invited to submit questions for Virtual Town Hall
Clarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville will host a “Forum on Race & Justice” featuring a moderated discussion among a notable group of leaders of government, law enforcement and faith-based organizations.
Lamar Alexander: Passing the most important Conservation Legislation for our National Parks in Half a Century
Washington D.C. – England has its history. Italy has its art. Egypt has its pyramids. But, the United States of America has the great American outdoors. This week, the U.S. Senate passed legislation that will be the biggest help to our national parks, including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in half a century.
The U.S. Department of Energy awarded $20 million to the new Oak Ridge Institute at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville to expand the university’s partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to train the next generation of American scientists and engineers.
Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after cosponsoring Senator Tim Scott’s (R-S.C.) police reform legislation:
“I’m glad to cosponsor Senator Tim Scott’s legislation to help states reform our country’s police departments by holding police officers accountable, identifying and encouraging the adoption and use of best practices in community policing, and providing better training to police officers. Senator Scott is the right person to lead on this important issue due to his personal experiences and his ability to bring people together.”
Clarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville will host a “Forum on Race & Justice” featuring a moderated discussion among leaders of government, law enforcement and faith-based organizations.
The virtual town hall event will be from 5:00pm-6:30pm on Tuesday, June 30th, 2020. It will be live streamed from the City Council Chambers on CDE Lightband Channel 3 and online at www.cityofclarksville.com
Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today said that changing attitudes toward racial discrimination is “not as easy as passing new laws. It will require a change in behavior.”
“United States Senator Tim Scott, who is an African American Republican from South Carolina, once told our Bible study that police in his hometown stopped him several times for being ‘a black man in the wrong place’ – even though at the time he was serving as chairman of the Charleston County Council,” Senator Alexander said in a speech on the Senate floor.
City of Clarksville
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan attended a student voter registration event at Austin Peay State University on Tuesday and thanked the sponsors for their work, which will continue at similar events planned for Friday and Saturday.
Clarksville Indivisible and student groups will conduct a voter registration drive from 10:00am to 2:00pm Friday, September 28th, 2018 in the University Center on campus Friday.
Written by Curtis Johnson
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced that the application process is open for adults to enroll tuition-free this fall at a community or technical college through Tennessee Reconnect.
Tennessee Reconnect builds off the groundbreaking Tennessee Promise program, which provides high school graduates two years of tuition-free community or technical college, by establishing a last-dollar scholarship for adults to earn an associate degree or technical certificate free of tuition or mandatory fees.
By 2025, at least half the jobs in our state will require a college degree or certificate. Tennessee will lead in creating highly-skilled jobs if we make sure that Tennesseans are ready for those jobs, and there is no smarter investment than increasing access to high quality education.
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