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President Donald Trump to Award Sergeant Major Thomas Payne the Medal of Honor

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – On September 11th, 2020, President Donald Trump will award the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Major Thomas P. Payne, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry.

On October 22nd, 2015, during a daring nighttime hostage rescue in Kirkuk Province, Iraq, in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, then-Sergeant First Class Payne led a combined assault team charged with clearing one of two buildings known to house hostages.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Wallace Red to run for Clarksville City Council Ward 4

 

Election 2020Clarksville, TN – Wallace Redd announces his candidacy for the Clarksville City Council in Ward 4.

Redd stated, “My wife Helga and I have lived in Ward 4 for the last 35 years. We raised our three children in Ward 4. We take pride in our community and the people who live here. “I will put our neighborhoods first. That is why I am running for City Council.”

“I believe in fiscal stewardship and a balancing the city’s budgetary focus to address all neighborhoods’ needs, not just downtown.

Clarksville City Council Ward 4 candidate Wallace Redd.

Clarksville City Council Ward 4 candidate Wallace Redd.

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Clarksville ReStore’s Community Space features Photography by David Smith

 

The Community Space, made possible by Best of Clarksville, features the work of local artists

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County TennesseeClarksville, TN – Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, Tennessee welcomes local photographer David Smith to the Community Space in the Clarksville ReStore.

Smith’s work is on display and on sale now in the space for a limited time.

Downtown Clarksville. (Photo by David Smith)

Downtown Clarksville. (Photo by David Smith)

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Pilot Flying J announces Eric Britton of Clarksville is $10,000 Grand Prize Winner of Annual Road Warrior Contest

 

Pilot Flying JKnoxville, TN – Pilot Flying J has announced the winners of its seventh annual Road Warrior contest as part of the company’s kick off to Driver Appreciation month.

After reviewing more than 3,000 entries, Pilot Flying J selected Eric Britton of Clarksville, Tennessee as the $10,000 grand prize Road Warrior winner. Zdenko Zalac of Clinton, Ohio, and Mona Beedle of Auburndale, Florida, have been named the second and third place Road Warrior winners, respectively.

Eric Britton of Clarksville, Tennessee is the Pilot Flying J $10,000 grand prize Road Warrior winner.

Eric Britton of Clarksville, Tennessee is the Pilot Flying J $10,000 grand prize Road Warrior winner.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board announces Wally Crow as New Chairman

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development BoardClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board (IDB) is pleased to announce Wally Crow as the Chairman of the Board for the 2020-2021 term.

Crow previously served as IDB Chair for the 2016-2017 term and has an extensive history in commercial and industrial contracting, project management, civil engineering and planning.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board chairman Wally Crow.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board chairman Wally Crow.

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Marsha Blackburn, Tammy Baldwin, Dianne Feinstein Introduce Bill to Help K2 Veterans

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced the K2 Veterans Toxic Exposure Accountability Act yesterday to help veterans who served at Karshi Khanabad (“K2”) Airbase in Uzbekistan to obtain the health screenings and services they need.

“Veterans of the Fort Campbell-based 5th Special Forces Group and 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment groups were deployed to K2 from 2001-2005,” said Senator Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Clarksville Police Department welcomes Officers Arian Prather, Bryan Hughes to Community Relations Unit

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Please join us in welcoming Officer Bryan Hughes and Officer Arian Prather to Clarksville Police Department Community Relations Unit.

Officer Hughes is a Clarksville native and is a graduate of Northwest High School. Officer Hughes enlisted in the U.S. Army and served a total of 8 years between active duty and reserves. While serving in the US Army, Officer Hughes attended Austin Peay State University (APSU), later serving as a military contractor for Fort Campbell, KY.

Clarksville Police Officers (L to R) Arian Prather and Bryan Hughes.

Clarksville Police Officers (L to R) Arian Prather and Bryan Hughes.

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101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell to hold Virtual Town Hall with Sergeant Major of the Army

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell will hold a virtual town hall meeting Monday, August 3rd, at 6:00pm CT to discuss COVID-19 Coronavirus and other topics.

Fort Campbell will host Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston, the 16th sergeant major of the Army. Also on the panel will be Maj. Gen. Brian Winski and Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Barker, the commanding general and command sergeant major, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell.

“Soldiers and Families at Fort Campbell have been at the forefront of the Army’s operations overseas and at home for decades, and the battle against COVID-19 is no different, said Grinston.

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U.S. Representative Mark Green Named to House Foreign Affairs Committee

 

U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – Last night, Wednesday, July 29th, 2020, U.S. Representative Mark Green was selected by the House Republican Steering Committee to serve as a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. 

Representative Green commented, “I am honored to be selected by the Steering Committee to join the House Foreign Affairs Committee. I look forward to working with Leader McCaul and the Committee to confront the global challenges facing the United States during this difficult time.”

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Presents Soldier’s Medal to Tennessee National Guard Member Patrick Shields

 

Tennessee Department of MilitaryBrownsville, TN –  On Friday, July 10th, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee presented the Soldier’s Medal to a member of the Tennessee National Guard at the Wyatt Duke Armory in Brownsville, TN.

Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Shields, a 24-year veteran of the Tennessee Army National Guard, acted heroically when shots were fired in a parking lot following a high school football game on October 8th, 2018.

Gov. Bill Lee presents the Soldier’s Medal to Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Shields, a member of the Tennessee National Guard’s Detachment 1, 1175th Transportation Company, in Brownsville on July 10. Shields stopped, disarmed and restrained a gunman after shots were fired in a parking lot following a high school football game in October 2018. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro)

Gov. Bill Lee presents the Soldier’s Medal to Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Shields, a member of the Tennessee National Guard’s Detachment 1, 1175th Transportation Company, in Brownsville on July 10. Shields stopped, disarmed and restrained a gunman after shots were fired in a parking lot following a high school football game in October 2018. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro)

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