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Lulu Epperson: Women’s Suffragist, Daughter of the Confederacy

 

In honor of women’s history month let me share with you the story an intriguing woman in Clarksville’s history, Lulu Epperson.

Clarksville HistoryClarksville, TN – Amidst the mayhem of 2020 there was an important anniversary that not everyone may have noticed.  August 18th, 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, which resulted in giving women in the United States the right to vote.

At the same time that we marked that anniversary, we were once again facing the effects of racial oppression from our past that continues to reach into our present. What do these two topics have to do with Lulu Epperson? Quite a bit, actually. 

Lulu Bringhurst Epperson

Lulu Bringhurst Epperson

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Tennessee National Guardsman Robert Neal tests community for COVID-19

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – Throughout 2020, the Tennessee National Guard has been supporting various foreign operations around the world, as well as domestic emergencies at home. The most pivotal of them all has been COVID-19 Coronavirus, and for one Tennessee National Guardsman, it’s a battle that serves great purpose.

Sgt. Robert Neal, a member of 2nd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, has been an infantryman since he first joined the Tennessee National Guard seven years ago.

Sgt. Robert Neal, an infantryman with 2nd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, conducts COVID-19 testing at a drive-thru rural assessment site in Montgomery County, Sept. 28. Neal has been supporting the fight against COVID-19 in Tennessee communities since March, when Gov. Bill Lee officially activated the Tennessee National Guard. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro)

Sgt. Robert Neal, an infantryman with 2nd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, conducts COVID-19 testing at a drive-thru rural assessment site in Montgomery County, Sept. 28. Neal has been supporting the fight against COVID-19 in Tennessee communities since March, when Gov. Bill Lee officially activated the Tennessee National Guard. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro)

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Flash Flood Watch today

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch from noon until late tonight for Clarksville-Montgomery County and portions of Middle Tennessee.

Heavy showers associated with the remnants of Hurricane Laura will move across Middle Tennessee this afternoon and tonight. 1 to 2 inch rainfall amounts will be common, but a few locations under the heaviest showers could have 3 to 4 inches.

Flooding

Flooding

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Dense Fog expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County this morning

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that patchy dense fog is expected to form this morning across Clarksville-Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee. The fog will occur mainly near bodies of water and other mid state low lying fog prone development locations.

In locations experiencing dense fog, visibilities will be less than one quarter of a mile. Slow down, be sure to use your low-beam headlights, and give yourself extra time to reach your destination.

This fog should begin to burn off by 8:00am CT.

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National Weather Service issues Heat Advisory for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather service (NWS) has issued a Heat Advisory for Friday afternoon for Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee.

Dangerously Hot and Humid Conditions are expected across the area.

The combination of heat and high humidity will push heat indicies above 105 tomorrow afternoon for areas west of the Cumberland Plateau.

High temperatures expected Friday afternoon for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

High temperatures expected Friday afternoon for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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Tuition, Fees approved by Tennessee Board of Regents

 

Tennessee Board of Regents - TBRGallatin, TN – Today, Friday, June 21st, 2019, tuition and fees for the 2019-20 academic year were set and a list of new campus building projects that will move to the next step in the state’s funding process for the 2020-21 fiscal year were approved by the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Tennessee Board of Regents increases tuition and fees for State Colleges and Universities.

Tennessee Board of Regents increases tuition and fees for State Colleges and Universities.

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National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

National Weather Service (NWS) 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Nashville has issued a Wind Advisory for Clarksville-Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee, which is in effect from 9:00am this morning, Monday, December 31st, 2018 until 6:00pm CT this evening.

South winds will increase this morning as a strengthening low pressure system moves out of Arkansas into the Great Lakes region. Winds will decrease this evening behind a cold front that will quickly sweep across Middle Tennessee.

Sustained winds of 15-25 mph with gusts over 40 mph can be expected today in Clarksville-Montgomery County.

Sustained winds of 15-25 mph with gusts over 40 mph can be expected today in Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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Tennessee Men’s Basketball plays Carson-Newman Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena

 

Tennessee vs. Carson-Newman

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 | 6:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee plays its first of two exhibition games of the 2017-18 preseason Thursday when it welcomes Carson-Newman to Thompson-Boling Arena for a 6:00pm CT tip.

Thursday’s game telecast (broadcast) will be available via the internet through SEC Network + or the WatchESPN app. Visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on a computer or mobile device. Roger Hoover (play-by-play), Vincent Yarbrough (analyst) and Maddy Glab (reporter) will call the action.

Fans can also tune into their local Vol Network station to catch Bob Kesling describing the first basketball action of the season.

Tennessee Vols begins 2017-18 season with exhibition game against Carson-Newman at Thompson-Boling Arena, Thursday. (UT Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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Carolyn Ferrell Book signing at Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library Sunday, December 6th

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public LibraryClarksville, TN – Carolyn Stier Ferrell is releasing her 6th book this month entitled, Riverview Cemetery: A History. There will be a booking signing for her on Sunday, December 6th, 2015 from 1:00pm until 4:00pm at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library.

Of the cemetery, Ms. Ferrell stated, “Riverview has existed as a cemetery for as long as humans have trod its hillsides. The indigenous people used it long before the white settlers came into the area.”

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library

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UT Lady Govs Basketball host Chattanooga Mocs Monday

 

UT Lady Vols vs. Chattanooga Mocs

Monday, November 23rd, 2015 | 7:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The #4/5 Lady Vols (3-0) play their first of three games this week, as #24/RV Chattanooga (3-1) visits Thompson-Boling Arena on Monday. Tipoff is slated for 7:00pm, and the game will be broadcast online on SECN+.

The Mocs enter on the heels of a 67-63 upset victory over #4/5 UT a year ago in Chattanooga. While there was that excitement for UTC, the Mocs also saw their season end at Thompson-Boling Arena last year, falling to Pittsburgh in the NCAA First Round, 51-40.

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