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Celebrating a Tennessee Triumph: New monument to honor Clarksville’s suffragists

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a July afternoon in 1914, more than 75 people crowded into a house on Madison Street for a meeting of the newly established Clarksville Equal Suffrage League.

The women who joined the league that afternoon spent the next six years facing ridicule and threats of violence in the pursuit of their goal – earning women the right to vote.

A woman casts her first vote in this miniature replica of the statue. (APSU)

A woman casts her first vote in this miniature replica of the statue. (APSU)

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City of Clarksville, Montgomery County to present joint Legislative Agenda

 

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts appoints committee to identify Statehouse priorities

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts has formed an ad-hoc committee of City Council members to work on a joint City-County legislative agenda to present to state lawmakers who represent Clarksville and Montgomery County.

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts names (L to R) Jeff Burkhart, Ron Erb and Stacey Streetman to ad-hoc committee.

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts names (L to R) Jeff Burkhart, Ron Erb and Stacey Streetman to ad-hoc committee.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council awards Arts, Heritage Lifetime Achievement Awards

 

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – Four Clarksvillians were recently honored by the Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council for their achievements in art and in preserving our heritage.

Cindy Marsh, professor emerita of art at Austin Peay State University, and graphic designer Mike Fink received the Lifetime Achievement in Art award, and local historians Rosalind Kurita and Carolyn Stier Ferrell received the Lifetime Achievement in Heritage award.

Mike Fink and Cindy Marsh

Mike Fink and Cindy Marsh

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APSU to host 5th Annual Young Women’s Leadership Symposium April 10th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – During a presidential election year, names like Hillary and Sarah often stand out because all the other candidates stumping for votes are usually men.

The question of why women often shy away from politics has troubled Dr. Marsha Lyle-Gonga, chair of the Austin Peay State University Department of Political Science, since she was a doctoral student, and in 2010 she decided to host an event to encourage a new generation of women to get involved in the political process.

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Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 396 holds annual Memorial Day Candle Light Vigil

 

Clarksville, TN – It is a solemn occasion when a nation gathers together to honor its soldiers, those who lived to come home, but even more importantly those who did not. The body of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Lawrence Woods was buried in Arlington National Cemetery on March 21st of this year. There are 27 remaining missing POW/MIA’s from the State of Tennessee. Each one was honored in a ceremony held in front of the William O. Beach Civic Center at Veterans Plaza in Clarksville Tennessee on Sunday evening.

The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 396 holds this Memorial Day Vigil each year to remember the men and women who were left behind in Vietnam when American forces left that country in 1975.

State Senator Mark Green delivering the keynote address at the 2014 Vietnam Veterans of America Candle Light VigilState Senator Mark Green delivering the keynote address

State Senator Mark Green delivering the keynote address at the 2014 Vietnam Veterans of America Candle Light Vigil

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Former Senator for the 22nd Senate District, Rosalind Kurita, endorses Mark Green for State Senate

 

Election 2012Clarksville, TN – Former State Senator Rosalind Kurita endorsed Mark Green today to represent Tennessee State Senate District 22. Green has also been endorsed by, Senator Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey, the Tennessee Right to Life organization, and National Federation of Independent Business.

“Regardless of your political party affiliation the most important quality in a candidate is integrity,” said Rosalind Kurita. “As the former State Senator for this district, I am endorsing Mark Green for the State Senate,” Kurita said. “Dr. Mark Green is a man of integrity who has a proven record of service to his country, community and family.”

(L to R) Rosalind Kurita and Mark Green.

(L to R) Rosalind Kurita and Mark Green.

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Political attack unfortunate for Clarksville

 

Hank BonecutterThis week, the campaign for the Tennessee State Senate turned ugly when the Tennessee Democratic Party and Senator Tim Barnes used Clarksville’s Gateway Medical Center to attack Republican Dr. Mark Green.

It made our entire community look ugly.

In a direct mail advertisement sent to voters in the 22nd district, the mailer “implies” that Dr. Green, during his tenure there, was contributing to Gateway’s performance, as reported in a Consumer Reports article listing the Clarksville hospital as “ranked 37th, lowest in the state.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Annual Science Fair A Big Success For Students

 

Clarksville Department of ElectricityClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Department of Electricity is proud to be a part of another very successful science fair for Clarksville-Montgomery County students. CDE and Austin Peay State University have co-sponsor the Montgomery County Science Fair each year since it began in 1993.

2011 Montgomery County Science Fair School Winner is Sango Elementary.

2011 Montgomery County Science Fair School Winner is Sango Elementary.

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The Vietnam Veterans of America perform their solemn duty

 

As I have said in the past, it’s always a solemn occasion when a nation gathers to honor its soldiers, those who lived to come home, but even more importantly those who did not. Since ceremony last year, the remains of CWO Kenneth L. Stancil from Chattanooga along 3 other MIA’s who died in the same Helicopter crash were found and returned to their families.  That leaves 32 remaining missing POW/MIA’s from the State of Tennessee. Each one was honored in a ceremony held at Veterans Plaza in Clarksville Tennessee  on Sunday evening.

The chair of USAF Maj. Howard V. Andre Jr from Memphis Tennessee is carried up by a member of the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club

The chair of USAF Maj. Howard V. Andre Jr from Memphis Tennessee is carried up by a member of the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club

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Elementary school students can design a logo for the county science fair

 

The Montgomery County School System is currently holding a “Design a Logo for our Science Fair Art Contest” at the local elementary schools. All local elementary school students can compete, and everyone should. The overall prize for which is $100.00 from Rosalind Kurtia. She has been sponsoring this event for many years. The winning design will become the logo for this year’s science fair and will be used on the T-shirts donated by CDE that are given to the participants of the County science fair. The deadline for entries is Monday! «Read the rest of this article»

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