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NAACP Rallies behind the LEAP Organization


L.E.A.P.Clarksville, TN – The Annual Barbara Johnson Unity Day Breakfast was held at the Quality Inn Hotel on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard. Many elected officials, pastors, and active members of the community were present to show their commitment to unification for the betterment of the Clarksville Tennessee community.

Awards were presented to former City Council Woman Barbara Johnson and several others to recognize their achievement in addition to elected officials addressing those in attendance.

LEAP Founder/Executive Director Richard “Reason” Garrett (left) and NAACP President Jimmie Garland (right) spoke at the Annual Barbara Johnson Unity Day Breakfast.

LEAP Founder/Executive Director Richard “Reason” Garrett (left) and NAACP President Jimmie Garland (right) spoke at the Annual Barbara Johnson Unity Day Breakfast.

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New Year ushers in the new Tennessee Voter Photo ID Law


Tennessee Urban Resource CenterClarksville, TN – For as long as I can remember New Years Day has always been a time for reflection, resolutions and change. But as we usher in the 2012 New Year, quality of life changes are not the only things we all need to consider.

January 1st, 2012 also brought with it the installation of the new Tennessee Voter Photo ID Law. The new law requires all people to show a valid state or federal government-issued photo ID in order to vote at the polls.

Regardless of political party affiliation, without the proper photo ID, you won’t be able to vote for anyone during the election season this includes National, State or Local elections such as the President, school board, city council, congress or House of Representatives both federal and state levels, etc.

New Tennessee Voter Photo ID Law

New Tennessee Voter Photo ID Law

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A Week’s Worth: News from the State Senate


sentimbarnes‘A Week’s Worth’ is a feature that gives Tennesseans an in-depth look at what State Senator Tim Barnes has been working on this past week, and a preview for the coming week in the Senate.

This week:

  • Graduation
  • Protecting our children at school
  • Made in the USA

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Is Clarksville a monarchy? Local Judge takes charter revision to task on balance of power


cityhallWith the revised Clarksville  City Charter heading to the state legislature for approval, Clarksville City Judge Charles Smith spoke out  about what he views as “one-sided” analysis of proposed charter revisions by the City Council and the appearance that, in his view, “no meaningful change will occur” from the revisions as written.

In a letter submitted to Senator Tim Barnes and and Representatives Joe Pitts, Phillip Johnson and Curtis Johnson regarding action on the proposed charter revisions, Judge Smith voiced appreciation for their input and concerns regarding the city charter but suggested that their input would not be reflected in charter revisions. «Read the rest of this article»

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NAACP 100th Anniversary highlights ‘Legislative Day On The Hill”

State Conf. delegation gathers on state capitol steps

Tenn. NAACP State Conference Delegates to Legislative Day On The Hill 2009

The NAACP, Clarksville Branch #5582, participated in the Annual NAACP Legislative Day On the Hill. This year’s observance  celebrates the NAACP’s 100th Anniversary as branch delegates from across the state converged on the State Capitol and Legislative Plaza to confer with state legislators and sit in on committee meetings. Legislative officials came to the House Chambers to greet, welcome and acknowledge the annual event and the organization’s historic anniversary. Over 250-plus delegates and supporters filled the House of Representatives Chambers and visitors galleries to participate in and document the historic event. «Read the rest of this article»


Center for Community Change to facilitate community meeting.


“How Will President Obama’s Economic Recovery Bill Affect the African American Community?” The answers can be found in community discussions to be held on  March 5 at the Montgomery County Public Library, 350 Pageant Lane, Clarksville, from 6-8 p.m.


The event, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by the Urban Resource Center and its director, Terry McMoore, in partnership with the Center for Community Change.

Over the next 5 years a half a billion dollars in job training money will be coming to Clarksville. Hemlock Semiconductor (HSC) will open a new plant in Clarksville that will hire over 1,000 construction workers to build, and provide over 800 permanent high paying jobs when they open. HSC will be one of the richest employers in Clarksville’s history since the arrival of Fort Campbell in the 1940s. «Read the rest of this article»

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Senator Barnes, Rep. Pitts praise Building Commission for APSU project approval


apsu-logoSenator Tim Barnes and Representative Joe Pitts today praised the Tennessee State Building Commission for granting approval of the early design phase of a project for the Chemical Engineering Technology Facility at Austin Peay State University.

Senator Barnes and Representative Pitts have been working diligently with members of the State Building Commission to gain approval for the project.

“This project is a very good thing for Austin Peay and Montgomery County,” stated Sen. Barnes.  “I appreciate the excellent work of the members of the State Building Commission and I look forward to working with them on other projects.” «Read the rest of this article»


Loaves and Fishes benefits from “National Day of Service” food drive


Volunteer Wanda McMoore brews to first of many pots of coffee for the days meal.

Local volunteers for the January 17 “National Day of Service” turned out at Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen to prepare and serve the day’s meal — chili con carne — and accept monetary and food donations for this program, which serves approximately 200 meals a day, six days a week, to Clarksville’s families in need.

Clarksville for Obama coordinated the event, which was designed as part of the President-elect Barack Obama’s commitment to community service. Event coordinator Terry McMoore hosted the event, citing a need for communities to “get back to the basics to make life better for everyone.”

Loaves and Fishes Manager Mike O’Connell was grateful for the outpouring of community support, and accepted a number of monetary donations from the NAACP and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, along with the stream of food donations. «Read the rest of this article»

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MCDP honors two members for outstanding service


The Montgomery County Democratic Party honored two members for outstanding service to the party during their annual holiday gathering December 16 at the Smith-Trahern mansion.

Gene Lewis and John Ferguson with their awards

Gene Lewis and John Ferguson with their awards

John Ferguson was presented with the Nathanial Carter Award for his work during the 2008 election campaign. Ferguson, who was intricately involved in the operation of headquarters and the organizing of numerous political events, said he was honored to be receiving the award and said “others were more deserving, and that many individuals who were not present at the gathering had contributed as much as he had.” «Read the rest of this article»

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