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City of Clarksville mourns passing of Barbara Johnson

 

Former Clarksville City Council member was ‘a Pillar of the Community’

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, 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.

Barbara E. Johnson

Barbara E. Johnson

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Latest from Senator Lamar Alexander, July 6th, 2020

 

U.S. SenateWashington, 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.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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City of Clarksville to host “Forum on Race & Justice”

 

Citizens invited to submit questions for Virtual Town Hall

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, 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.

City of Clarksville to host"Forum on Race & Justice" Virtual Town Hall Discussion Tuesday, June 30th.

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Lamar Alexander: Passing the most important Conservation Legislation for our National Parks in Half a Century

 

U.S. SenateWashington 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.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander Supports Police Reform Legislation in the Senate

 

U.S. SenateWashington, 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.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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City of Clarksville to hold virtual “Forum on Race & Justice” discussion

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, 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

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Lamar Alexander: Changing Discrimination Requires Changing Behavior, Not Just Laws

 

U.S. SenateWashington, 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.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan supports voter registration efforts

 

City of Clarksville

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, 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.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan's Proclamation urges citizens to register, exercise right.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan’s Proclamation urges citizens to register, exercise right.

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Curtis Johnson: News from the Tennessee Capitol, February 18th, 2018

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, 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.

CDE Lightband visits the Tennessee Capitol

CDE Lightband visits the Tennessee Capitol

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Clarksville NAACP cancels Martin Luther King Jr. Events

 

Written by Jimmie Garland
Clarksville Branch NAACP

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - NAACPClarksville, TN – Because of inclement weather, the Clarksville Branch of the NAACP has canceled the service scheduled for 5:00pm Sunday at Christ The Healer Church and events planned for Burt Elementary School on Monday morning January 15th, the national holiday designated to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Branch leadership determined it it is better to be cautious and protect the health and welfare of our citizens/event patrons than to move forward with conducting events that may end in harm to one child or adult.

Clarksville Branch of the NAACP cancels Martin Luther King Jr. events due to inclement weather.

Clarksville Branch of the NAACP cancels Martin Luther King Jr. events due to inclement weather.

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