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Posted on: May 27, 2020

City celebrates first-quarter safety record

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – City of Clarksville employees in several departments  were treated to lunch Tuesday to celebrate a significant health and safety milestone.

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

City Court to provide video conferencing

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Clarksville City Court will allow citizens to address City Court matters and citations online using Zoom  conferencing.

Most matters with the exception of actual trials can be re...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Clarksville wins ‘Most Patriotic Cities’ award

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  For the third year in a row, Clarksville is the recipient of an Insurify Most Patriotic Cities Award, which is based on a nationwide analysis of the residency of current and former military service members...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Downtown Market to open Saturday

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CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee. – Clarksville Downtown Market will open Saturday, May 16 at a new home on the banks of the Cumberland River. 

McGregor Park North Extension, behind O’Charley’s on Riverside Drive, will be the s...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

CTS gets $5.3 million federal grant

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The Federal Transit Administration announced a $5.3 million grant award to the Clarksville Transit System as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Fox named Director of Internal Audit

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Stephanie Fox has been chosen for promotion to Director of Internal Audit for the City of Clarksville.

Fox has worked in the City’s Department of Internal Audit for five years and has been Interim Director...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Fleet Manager Randy Reese to retire

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Randy Reese, the City’s Fleet Manager since the position was created in 2015, has announced he will retire May 31.

“It’s been an honor to head up the City Garage and take care of the Ci...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Mayor’s Youth Council extends application deadline

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Do you know a junior or senior high school student who is interested in the political system? Do they want to work directly with the Mayor and City officials as a representative of City youth? If so, encourage them ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Council OKs new zoning hearing procedures

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Clarksville City Council has established comment procedures for public hearings on zoning matters to be used during the ongoing COVID-19 state of emergency.

The Council approved a resolution April 21 to allow peo...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

FUEL has urgent need for donations

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The FUEL Program provides take-home meals to thousands of Clarksville-Montgomery County School System students who may not otherwise have access to food at home. Since the schools closed March 12 because of the COVID-19 cris...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

CTS recommends face masks for passengers

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Transit System  is recommending that all passengers wear a mask or face covering while riding any CTS vehicle.

This measures aligns with guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control des...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

MAYORS’ ‘SHELTER AT HOME’ ORDERS EXTENDED

UPDATE, APRIL 27: Gov. Bill Lee issued an executive order April 24 that allows dine-in restaurants and some retail stores to resume operations in Clarksville and Montgomery County.

The governor’s action preempts local orders issued previ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

MAYORS ISSUE ‘SHELTER AT HOME’ ORDERS

UPDATE, APRIL 27: Gov. Bill Lee issued an executive order April 24 that allows dine-in restaurants and some retail stores to resume operations in Clarksville and Montgomery County.

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

MAYORS TO ANSWER COVID-19 QUESTIONS

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts are eager to answer citizens’ questions related to COVID-19 and the current public health emergency.

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Recreation centers to get repairs

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Clarksville City Council approved a budget amendment Tuesday to spend money to repair the Crow and Burt Cobb recreation centers and to build a new retaining wall for Riverview Cemetery.

The Crow Recreation Center on Richv...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

CTS to begin rear-door-only boarding

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Transit System will implement on Wednesday, April 8 a rear-door-only boarding and exiting policy for most passengers. The only exceptions will be riders who use the bus kneel -- the fr...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Stuffed animals spotted!

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  As people are directed to “shelter at home,” teddy bears are filling the windows of Clarksville-Montgomery County homes and businesses to spread cheer.

The global trend for the “Teddy B...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

City firefighter tests positive for COVID-19

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A firefighter with Clarksville Fire Rescue who has  tested positive for COVID-19 is self-isolating at home under a doctor’s care and doing well. 

CFR has consulted with the Montgomery County Health...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Summary of the Mayors’ new orders

UPDATE, APRIL 27: Gov. Bill Lee issued an executive order April 24 that allows dine-in restaurants and some retail stores to resume operations in Clarksville and Montgomery County.

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Mayors to issue ‘shelter at home’ orders

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UPDATE: Gov. Bill Lee issued an executive order April 24 that allows dine-in restaurants and some retail stores to resume operations in Clarksville and Montgomery County.

The governor’s action preempts local orders issued previously issu...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Clarksville YMCA offers critical childcare

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to support healthcare workers and first responders on the frontline, the Y is transitioning several wellness centers into temporary childcare locations. The Clarksville Fam...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

City’s mosquito control efforts begin April 1

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The annual battle to reduce the number of mosquitos in Clarksville will begin this week. 

Of course, mosquitos are annoying, and they can interfere with outdoor work and spoil leisure time. More seriously, some mosqu...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

CARES Act extends help to small businesses

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –   The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act enacted March 27 provides assistance to small businesses during this public health emergency.

Programs and initiatives in the CARES Act are inte...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

City Hall initiates screening process

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Beginning Monday, March 30, all City Hall employees and visitors will report to the Loss Prevention desk on the main floor for a health screening. Screening is only required once for those who go in and out of City...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Delinquent tax deadline looms

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Property owners who owe delinquent 2018 property taxes to the City of Clarksville have just a few days to make payment and avoid additional penalties and costs.

As required by state law, the City will file lawsuits on Tuesday...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

City Court extends in-person activity ban

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville City Court has suspended all in-person judicial proceedings through April 30 in line with an updated order by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

On March 13, Chief Justice Jeff Bivins declared a state of emerg...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Police monitor compliance with executive orders

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Police have begun enforcing the state and local executive orders prohibiting customers from gathering inside restaurants, bars, nightclubs and similar food establishments.

The  orders expand ear...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

City Council meetings move online

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Clarksville City Council is making adjustments to public meetings to maintain its commitment to open government during a time of social distancing and the COVID-19 emergency.

On Monday, the Council met via livestream vide...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Mayors issue orders limiting activity

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts announced Monday coordinated executive orders directing residents in Clarksville-Montgomery County to limit the size of social gatherings and rest...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

More work planned on downtown parking lot

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Repair work will continue this week on the City of Clarksville’s Cumberland Plaza parking lot on Second Street across from the Montgomery County Courts Complex.

The work will require the surface lot and one entrance...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Mayors urge residents to avoid gatherings

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  County Mayor Jim Durrett and Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts are urging residents to shelter in place as much as possible, practice social distancing and avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people as the...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

MAYOR, COUNCIL DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Mayor Joe Pitts, unanimously backed by the City Council, declared a state of emergency in the City of Clarksville on Wednesday to facilitate an effective local response to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak and pre...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

An Order Establishing a Local State of Emergency

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AN ORDER DECLARING A LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS IN ORDER TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF AND TO FACILITATE THE CONTAINMENT OF COVID-19  

WHEREAS, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease c...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Parking Commission OKs pickup parking

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The City of Clarksville Parking Commission voted Tuesday, March 17 to create six spots throughout downtown Clarksville that will serve as curbside pickup for local businesses.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

CTS suspends fare collections during emergency

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Transit System will suspend fare collections for all riders to protect the health and safety of passengers and staff during the coronavirus emergency.

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

UPDATED: Guide to doing business with City Departments during COVID-19 emergency

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Citizens are urged to communicate with City of Clarksville Departments and offices by using online services, email,  telephones, mail and drive-up windows to limit social contact during the coronavirus emergency.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mayor Pitts to declare state of emergency

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Mayor Joe Pitts will declare a state of emergency in the City of Clarksville on Wednesday to facilitate an effective local response to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

CTS takes precautions to limit coronavirus

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Transit System is taking extra precautions to prevent the possible spread of coronavirus.

CTS has increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of its vehicles and facilities. Buses and vans normally are cl...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Urban Ministries sets stage for special operations

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. —  Clarksville Area Urban Ministries will be closed on Monday to prepare for special operations to provide food and other assistance in a safe manner beginning on Tuesday.

“Our goal is to meet the most urgent...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

City Court to suspend March sessions

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  As ordered by the Tennessee Supreme Court on Friday, Clarksville City Court has suspended all in-person judicial proceedings until April 1.

Chief Justice Jeff Bivins declared a state of emergency for the judicial br...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Gas & Water takes steps to lower risk of exposure to coronavirus

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Gas & Water is implementing measures within its facilities to lower the risk to employees and the public of exposure to acute respiratory illnesses such as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

City moves to flat fee for plumbing permits

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville has adopted a single flat fee of $140 for its residential new construction plumbing permits. 

The change comes at the request of local plumbers, who convinced Clarksville Building & Codes and the City...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Mayor Pitts issues coronavirus directives

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Mayor Joe Pitts issued several directives on Thursday designed to mitigate the potential spread of the coronavirus outbreak, maintain necessary municipal services and protect the health and safety of citizens and t...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Councilman Norris honored with Volunteer Stars Award

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Two Montgomery County residents -- Clarksville City Councilman Gary Norris and youth leader Taylor Genee Albertia --  have been recognized as recipients of the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards.

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Downtown parking lot to get ADA upgrade

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A contractor will begin work soon to add another accessible parking space and resurface an existing accessible space in the City of Clarksville’s Cumberland Plaza parking lot on Second Street across from the Montgo...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Mayor's Shining Stars and Rising Stars

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Mayor Joe Pitts honored 90 City of Clarksville employees for outstanding job performance in the inaugural “Cause for Applause” program. 

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

City debuts ‘Cause for Applause’ for staff

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Mayor Joe Pitts honored 90 City of Clarksville employees for outstanding job performance in the inaugural “Cause for Applause” program. 

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

TENNOVA TO HOST CRITICAL INCIDENT EXERCISE

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.  – Tennova Healthcare–Clarksville will host a Critical Incident Exercise with area police, fire and EMS departments from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29.

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Mayor renews call for school-zone safety

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  In response to a plea for help from Mayor Joe Pitts, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has agreed to join with Clarksville Police to step up traffic enforcement in and around school zones.

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

City offices closed Monday for Presidents Day

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  City of Clarksville offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 17 to observe Presidents Day. 

Presidents Day, officially Washington’s Birthday, is a federal holiday observed on the third Monday of Februa...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Community invited to ‘Walk MS: Clarksville 2020’

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Citizens are invited to join friends and neighbors for Walk MS: Clarksville 2020 on Saturday, April 18 in Liberty Park.Walk MS: Clarksville is an opportunity for people living with MS and those who care about them to connect...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

City cracking down on litter

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  People who litter Clarksville’s streets and roadsides are breaking the law, and Mayor Joe Pitts warns that those who do so are subject to citations, fines and even arrest.

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

CDE Lightband named to 2020 Tree Line USA

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Arbor Day Foundation has named CDE Lightband to the 2020 Tree Line USA in honor of its commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care in the provider’s service area.

Tree Line USA, a partnership between th...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Building entrepreneurial momentum

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Ward 2 City Councilman Vondell Richmond is continuing efforts to boost  the community’s focus on economic and small business development. 

Since co-hosting a Mayor’s Business Luncheon wit...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Heroes get hugs from woman they saved

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A grateful Clarksville resident -- joined by citizens, families, friends and the City Council -- thanked the two heroes who pulled her from a burning car after a crash on Warfield Boulevard in December. 

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Mayor Pitts bestows employee service awards

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Joyce Arms, who’s worked for CDE Lightband for 40 years as a cashier, billing clerk and now meter coordinator, has seen an astonishing amount of change in her workplace.

“When I started, the Clar...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Architectural firm to prepare streetscape plan for 'Vulcan Corridor'

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council  has announced  that Hodgson Douglas LLC, a Nashville landscape architectural and urban design firm, will provide streetscape planning services...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

New Driver Service Center is on the way for Clarksville

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Clarksville, Tenn. — Local and state government officials met Thursday in Nashville to put a plan into action for a new and larger Driver Service Center in Clarksville. 

State Reps. Curtis Johnson and Jason Hodges have led the e...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

City Revenue Office open Saturdays in February

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  As a convenience for property owners who want to pay their City of Clarksville tax bill in person, the Clarksville Finance and Revenue Department  will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays dur...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

CTS adds three new buses to its fleet

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Transit Service will place three new hybrid buses into service on Feb. 1, continuing a trend of updating the fleet with more modern and fuel-efficient vehicles.

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

City invests in ongoing sewage improvements

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The City of Clarksville is aggressively improving its entire wastewater collection and treatment system, and has spent more than $130 million since 2010 in construction of a new sewage treatment plant and other upgrades. &am...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

United States Colored Troops remembered at Fort Defiance

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – During the Civil War, many former male slaves in the Clarksville area signed up to fight for their freedom as part of the Union Army. They were known as the United States Colored Troops. 

Fort Defiance will host memb...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

CPD says 55 unattended deaths in 2019 likely drug-related

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.  –  Clarksville Police report that among 242 investigations of unattended deaths conducted in 2019 by the the department’s Special Operations Unit, 55 deaths are suspected to be related to drug over...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Batten promoted to Deputy Fire Chief

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. --  Steve Batten has been promoted to Deputy Fire Chief, which puts him second in command and in charge of the operations of Clarksville Fire Rescue.

Batten’s career started in 1996 at Fire Rescue, where he excelled at...

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Posted on: January 18, 2020

'Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence’

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Mayor of Clarksville

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  For  Monday’s national holiday, as a community, we pause to reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We also study the words he spoke decades a...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

VIDEO: Here's the Power Breakfast video -- 'From Good to Better to Best'

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Click here to view the video "2019 In Review -- From Good to Better to Best"

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

City’s Internal Auditor moving on

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Rodney Wright, Director of Internal Audit since July 2016, has announced he will resign effective Jan. 31 to accept a job in the financial services industry.

“I’ve been presented with a time-sens...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Workshop offers help for small businesses

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  A group of organizations is presenting a Small and Minority Business Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the APSU Morgan University Center.

Business professionals will be on hand with advice to he...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Mayor Joe Pitts previews City's 2020 agenda

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Here are the prepared remarks Mayor Joe Pitts delivered Tuesday at the annual Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Power Breakfast.

Good Morning!  On behalf of the citizens of our community, it is my pleasure to welcome each of you to this importa...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Police Chief Al Ansley to retire

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Chief Alonzo “Al” Ansley, who rose through the ranks of the Clarksville Police Department to earn the City’s “Top Cop” position in 2007, announced he will retire June 30.

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Public invited to design workshop for inclusive playground

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Citizens are invited to participate in a two-day workshop on the design of a proposed new inclusive playground at the Clarksville Athletic Complex at Exit 8.

The workshop is from 6-7:30 p.m. on Jan. 16 at Freedom Point. The p...

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Applicants sought for Citizens Police Academy

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Police Department will offer a free Citizen’s Police Academy for adults 21 and over that will offer training on key law enforcement practices and illustrate how police officers work with the c...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

SBA offers storm disaster assistance to businesses, residents

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Montgomery County is one of 18 Tennessee counties selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration for disaster assistance in the wake of severe storms Oct. 26 associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Olga.

SBA announced Thurs...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Thomas leads state’s purchasing professionals

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Camille Thomas, City of Clarksville Purchasing Director, has begun a two-year term as president of the Tennessee Association of Public Purchasing (TAPP).

Thomas was elected, along with a slate of other officers, in O...

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Rising waters close some parks, events

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Because of heavy rain and rising waters on the Cumberland River and its tributaries, these City of Clarksville parks will be closed until further notice:

  • Liberty Park and Freedom Point, with the exception of the Wil...

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

City offers Christmas tree recycling

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Beginning Thursday, Dec. 26, the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Forestry Division, the Clarksville Tree Board, and the Clarksville Department of Electricity will offer Clarksville residents fresh-cut Christmas tr...

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

City offices to close for New Year’s Day

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Most City of Clarksville offices will close at noon on New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31 and all day on Wednesday, Jan. 1 to observe New Year’s.

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

Input invited on community development

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The City of Clarksville will conduct a public meeting to receive public comments on how it plans to use resources provided by the federal Department of Housing & Urban Development.

The meeting, conducted by Clar...

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Posted on: December 23, 2019

Letourneau elected to TRPA board

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Jennifer Letourneau, director of the Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the state’s leading parks and recreation advocacy and support organization. ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

A Christmas Message from Mayor Joe Pitts

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Our great City got an early Christmas present back in August when Money.com announced that Clarksville had been selected the Best Place to Live in America.

What a significant honor! Money.com is a respected business publication and their Best Place to Live...

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

A REPORT FROM MAYOR PITTS: OUR FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE

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Our First Year in Office

Busy 12 months yielded better intergovernmental relations, 

smoother budgeting, and several new departmental leaders

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Mayor Joe Pitts’ first year in ...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

City offices to close Dec. 24-25 for Christmas

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  City of Clarksville offices will close Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25 to observe Christmas.

City Public Safety Departments will be on duty as usual and all essential City services will continue.

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Crossing guards want safer school zones

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Police continue to focus on enforcement of traffic laws in school zones and around school buses.

It only takes a few moments of conversation with school crossing guards to understand the depth of the pro...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Hopkinsville honors Fire Chief Montgomery

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Freddie D. Montgomery Jr., the new leader of Clarksville Fire Rescue, was bestowed a high honor by the Hopkinsville Fire Department, where he had served for 25 years before retiring as Fire Chief and taking his new...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Downtown Transit Center reopens

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Transit System has reopened its downtown Transit Center on Legion Street after an eight-month renovation project was completed last week.

Paul Nelson, Clarksville Transit System Director, said C...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Memorial Tree honors Gold Star families

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A beautiful Christmas Tree has been raised in the lobby of City Hall to honor Gold Star families in the Clarksville community, and two Gold Star wreaths have been placed on the Eternal Flame monument in nearby Public Square....

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Citywide storm debris removal continues

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Street Department and contracted removal crews continue to clear the massive amounts of trees, limbs and other yard debris left by the Oct. 26 wind storm.

The Department’s free pickup of storm-related yard debris ...

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

City testing free WiFi at McGregor Park

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – In addition to the stunning display of lights at Christmas on the Cumberland, visitors to McGregor Park this holiday season will be able to enjoy free WiFi access.

The installation of eight WiFi access points in the riverfron...

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

CDE Lightband recognized as a Smart Energy Provider

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – CDE Lightband has earned a Smart Energy Provider designation from the American Public Power Association for demonstrating proficiency in energy efficiency, distributed generation and environmental initiatives that support pr...

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

New signs promote a walkable downtown

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Walk Bike Clarksville members will set up from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 30 at the corner of First and Franklin Streets for Shop Small Saturday to share some hot chocolate in campfire mugs and speak to downt...

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

Mayor Pitts offers Thanksgiving Message

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Thanksgiving is a time to reflect, a time to be grateful for all that we have been given. My favorite Thanksgiving Day memories growing up involve doing yard work and raking leaves with my dad. I’m sure this was designed to get us outside and ou...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Tonight’s Christmas on Cumberland canceled

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Christmas on the Cumberland Grand Opening scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 26  has been cancelled because of the threat of inclement weather. 

While the event will not...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

City offices to close for Thanksgiving

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  City of Clarksville offices will close Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 to observe Thanksgiving.

City Public Safety departments will be on duty as usual and all essential City services will continue.

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Residents urged to shop safely during holidays

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The holiday season is here, and Clarksville Police are urging residents to take precautions to reduce their chances of becoming a crime victim during this otherwise joyous time of year.

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Residents urged to shop safely during holidays

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The holiday season is here, and Clarksville Police are urging residents to take precautions to reduce their chances of becoming a crime victim during this otherwise joyous time of year.

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Police renew call for caution around schools

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Police are urging drivers to be especially cautious in school zones and when encountering school buses on streets and roads throughout the community.

The advice comes in the wake of recent incidents in w...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Drive-through flu shot clinic coming Nov. 19

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- The Montgomery County Health Department is offering flu vaccines at no charge to the community during a special drive-through “FightFluTN” vaccination event on Tuesday, Nov. 19. 

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Mayor Joe Pitts’ Veterans Day Message

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I’m honored to serve as Mayor of the City of Clarksville, the home of Fort Campbell and a large number of military veterans and their families. On Veterans Day, which we will celebrate Saturday with speeches and a parade and on Monday with sever...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

CDE Lightband thanks community, visiting crews for help powering up

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- CDE Lightband faced a significant storm on Saturday, Oct. 26 that caused the most distribution damage in its history. The storm caused more than 32,000 customers to be without power, more than 61 broken poles and more than 15 transfo...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Citywide storm debris removal underway

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  As a service to City residents, the Clarksville Street Department is conducting a citywide pickup of yard debris and tree limbs caused by the severe Oct. 26 wind storm.

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Nelson selected as Clarksville Transit Director

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Paul Nelson, a senior manager of the Clarksville Transit System who has served as Interim Director since July, has been selected as CTS Director, Mayor Joe Pitts announced.

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

CTS offers free-ride food drive

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Transit System will offer free rides each Saturday in November to passengers who donate cans of  food through the Basket of Thankfulness food drive.

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

CDE Lightband making progress on fiber

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  CDE Lightband is making great progress in its fiber restoration

effort. Crews continue to repair the mainline fiber damage in the West Bel Air Boulevard, Gino Drive and Power Street areas. These locations should be ...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

CDE Lightband turns attention to fiber

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  CDE Lightband will continue fiber restoration Monday in areas where damaged fiber may affecting broadband services. 

Fiber crews have made headway on reattaching downed cable lines to poles that were replac...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

City tax bills mailed Oct. 31 and Nov. 1

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  City of Clarksville 2019 tax bills should start arriving in property owners’ mail boxes in the next few days.

The City Finance & Revenue Department has prepared 58,987 property tax bills, and they were...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Five of six claims brought by Robinsons in multimillion dollar lawsuit dismissed

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The City of Clarksville has prevailed on five of six claims brought by Jeff and Sherri Robinson in a longstanding legal dispute over a would-be alley and two small parcels of land near the Robinson’s down...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

City, Red Cross to provide warming shelter

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The City of Clarksville and the Red Cross will make Kleeman Recreation Center, 166 Cunningham Lane, available as an overnight warming shelter starting at 3 p.m. Thursday.

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

CDE keeps pushing to restore power

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  CDE Lightband reports at 8 a.m. Thursday that 1,174 customers remain without power. 

Crews are focusing on these areas: 

  • Bel-Aire (East and West), Dave Drive, Gino Drive, Virginia Terrace, Yorktown ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Take Back Day nets 132 pounds of drugs

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Local law enforcement, first responders and community organizations joined with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Saturday to collect 132 pounds of expired, unused and unwanted drugs on National Pre...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Several roads remain closed by storm debris

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Street Department crews are working diligently to clean up storm debris and make repairs to signals to ensure the City’s streets and roads are safe to travel in the wake of Saturday&a...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

CDE reduces outages to below 2,800

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – CDE Lightband reported at 9 a.m. Wednesday it has just under 2,800 customers remaining without power. Crews are focusing on these roads and neighborhoods:

  • Shiloh Road, Paddy Run Road, Howell Drive, Nashboro Road, Saratoga Dri...

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

CDE reports steady progress restoring power

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  CDE Lightband continues to make progress in restoring power to Clarksville customers, reporting at 1 p.m. Monday that about 5,800 homes and businesses remained without power after a severe storm Saturday afternoon ...

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Posted on: October 27, 2019

Crews work to restore power, clear streets

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Crews from the CDE Lightband and the Clarksville Street Department remained busy Sunday restoring power and clearing streets of trees and other debris strewn by a powerful storm that hit the area Saturday afternoon.

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

City’s Halloween advice: ‘Be safe, have fun’

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The City of Clarksville does not designate a time or rules for traditional Halloween trick or treating, except that the City’s regular curfew law for minors remains in effect. 

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Wayfinding project gets underway

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Some old signs are coming down and new signs are going up across Clarksville and Montgomery County as part of a local wayfinding signage update designed to help residents and visitors find local attractions and poi...

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

Saturday, Oct. 23 is Drug Take Back Day

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Local law enforcement and organizations are joining with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to urge local residents to rid their homes of dangerous expired, unused and unwanted drugs on Nati...

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

CGW invites community to water plant

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Gas & Water will join utilities and organizations across the country on Oct. 23 for the fifth annual  “Imagine a Day Without Water” campaign, a...

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Veterans Day Parade will be downtown on Nov. 9

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — The Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade will be Saturday, Nov. 9, with pre-parade ceremonies at 9 a.m. in front of the historic courthouse on Third Street in downtown Clarksville. 

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Room In The Inn seeks help from churches

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  With colder weather approaching, have you ever thought about where the homeless sleep during the winter months? 

Do you know where they get a hot meal? 

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Residents urged to ‘Park Smart,’ shop safely

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  As the holiday shopping season approaches, Mayor Joe Pitts and Clarksville Police are calling on residents to take steps to prevent vehicle break-ins and home burglaries.

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

City Street Department offers free pickup of yard debris

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  As a service to City residents, the Clarksville Street Department will offer free pickup of yard debris and tree limbs.

The temporary service period will begin Oct. 15 and continue through Dec. 2.  Yard deb...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Highway 41A construction underway

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The Clarksville Street Department announced today that portions of U.S. Highway 41A, north of the Red River Bridge, are under construction in preparation for paving later this month.. Citizens are urged to use caut...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

City renames park to honor Sidney Brown

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  City officials will conduct a ceremony at noon Saturday to officially rename Birchwood Park in honor of U.S. Army veteran and community leader Sidney R. Brown.

Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Brown, 85, ...

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

City schedules Fair Housing Workshop

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville’s Office of Housing & Community Development will host a Fair Housing Workshop from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library Large Meeting Room, 350 Pageant Lane,...

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

Clarksville Transit adding buses, vans to fleet

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The Clarksville Transit System is growing its fleet, recently adding four new paratransit vans and three heavy-duty buses. 

CTS was awarded a competitive grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Trees to be planted Sunday on Franklin Street

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Workers from City Parks & Recreation and the Street Department will gather at 7 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 to begin planting 15 new trees and adding 10 new planters along the 100 block of Franklin St...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Information to flow at suicide prevention event

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  A large and diverse group of veterans-support organizations and veterans-oriented businesses will participate in a local suicide prevention summit next week.

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

Transportation plan available for review

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The Clarksville Urbanized Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will begin a 30-day review and comment period on the Draft FY2020-23 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and corresponding draft Conformity Determi...

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

Summit will feature ‘lived-experience’ panel

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  A local suicide prevention summit will feature a “lived-experience” panel discussion led by two people whose lives have been touched by suicide.

Bryan Flanery, an Army Veteran who was injured in combat in Afghanistan...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Garrett backs cap on insulin costs

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – City Councilman Richard Garrett,  whose 10-year-old son, Trevon, was diagnosed with diabetes and requires daily insulin injections, is inviting citizens to sign an online petition supporting measur...

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Hot, dry weather increases fire hazards

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Amid ongoing hot and dry weather, Mayor Joe Pitts is urging Clarksville residents to use caution with outdoor fires and to comply with the City’s open burning ordinance.

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Summit to feature mental health experts

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  An impressive lineup of speakers with deep experience in health care delivery to service members and veterans will gather in Clarksville next month for a community-focused suicide prevention summi...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Gold Star Memorial to be dedicated Saturday

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Gold Star families, military veterans and community members are invited to the dedication of a Gold Star Memorial at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Veterans Plaza, 305 Pageant Lane.

Commissioner Courtney Rogers of the Tennessee Depar...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Clarksville earns ‘Best Place to Live’ rating

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville has achieved the high honor of being named the Best Place to Live in America by Money magazine.

The Sept. 16 online edition of the magazine’s 100 Best Places feature leads with the headline: “No. 1. Clark...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

City Building & Codes to be closed Tuesday

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Building & Codes offices will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 17 for a day of training.

Inspectors and Codes Enforcement Officers will attend the day-long training session at the William O. Beach Civic H...

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

CPD creates Community Relations Unit

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.  – In an effort to keep pace with changes in the way law enforcement does business, the Clarksville Police Department has created a Community Relations Unit.  The face of law enforcement is evolving and the n...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Mayors proclaim Imagination Library Month

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.  --  Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts have issued a joint proclamation designating September as Montgomery County Imagination Library Month.

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

CTS adds bus shelters, map of stops

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The Clarksville Transit System continues to drive forward in its efforts to update or replace bus shelters throughout Clarksville. 

“We understand the need for updating or replacing current shelte...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Suicide prevention summit coming Oct. 3

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Community members and care givers from all walks of life -- especially service members, veterans and their families -- are invited to a suicide prevention summit from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3 at the Wilma Rudolph...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Council approves Legislative Agenda

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – From seeking a Military Affairs Commission to calling for progress on a truckload of important road projects, City Council members are ready to present their list of legislative priorities to lawmakers who represent Clarksvi...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

School zone coming to MLK Parkway

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Street Department crews are completing the installation of signs and hardware to establish a new 20 mph school zone on MLK Parkway/State Route 76 between Red Coat Run and Bellshire Drive in front of Clarksville C...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

City to build pedestrian bridge over Red River

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Persistence has paid off for the City of Clarksville in its quest to complete a 10-mile hiking and biking trail linking the City’s downtown riverfront with Northeast Clarksville.

The Tennessee Department o...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Habitat presents ‘Home’ poster to city

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County has presented Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts with a framed custom-designed print celebrating Clarksville and the Habitat mission of partnering with local families to build affordable ho...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Man, 73, celebrates birthday with new house

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Marion Watkins Jr. had a 73rd birthday party to remember on Tuesday. 

Along with cake and balloons, Mayor Joe Pitts and the Clarksville’s Office of Housing & Community Development presented Watkins with...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

City overhauls downtown parking program

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  First-hour free parking in Downtown Clarksville will end on Oct. 1.

The Parking Commission voted in July to set new parking rates for the 196 metered spaces in the City’s core. Beginning Oct. 1, the first ...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

Clarksville Dispatch earns training certification

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Police and Fire Dispatch has reached an important training milestone, becoming the only dispatch agency in Tennessee to achieve Association of Public Safety Communications Officials certification.

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

City’s financial report earns highest award

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The Clarksville Finance & Revenue Department has earned the highest possible recognition for excellence in preparing the City’s annual financial report.

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Association honors City Judge Charles Smith

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Clarksville City Judge Charles W. Smith was recently honored for the role he played as an officer and founding member of the Tennessee Municipal Judges’ Association, the precursor to the Tennessee Municipal Judges&rsquo...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Organizations offer free Narcan training

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- The Montgomery County Health Council and the Allies For Substance Abuse Prevention of Montgomery County have partnered with the Regional Overdose Prevention Specialists to provide two free Narcan trainings next week. Narcan, the bran...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Citizens invited to community meeting

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Ward 6 City Councilwoman Wanda Smith will host a community conference to give citizens an opportunity to meet and interact with Mayor Joe Pitts and several City Department Directors.

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Clarksville-Montgomery County ranks second in state for tourism growth

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Montgomery County saw the second-highest growth rate in tourism spending of all 95 Tennessee counties during 2018, with direct travel spending increasing to a record high of $244.7 million, a jump of 9.12% over 201...

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

Clarksville Regional Airport achieves Green Certification

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.  -- Clarksville Regional Airport was welcomed Aug. 1 as the 122nd organization to complete requirements and join the Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Program. 

Airport Manager John Patterson told Green ...

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

Riggins named GM at Gas & Water

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Mark Riggins, a 23-year veteran of the City workforce, has been named General Manager of the Clarksville Gas & Water Department after serving as acting GM for the past four months.  

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

Leaders want more entrepreneurship

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Mayor Joe Pitts, Ward 2 City Councilman Vondell Richmond and an assortment of local leaders want to jumpstart the community’s focus on entrepreneurship and small business development.

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

New fire chief takes oath of office

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Freddie D. Montgomery Jr. was sworn in Thursday as Clarksville’s 17th Fire Chief in a ceremony at Freedom Point attended by his family, friends, firefighting colleagues and City officials.

“I solemnly swea...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

CDE Lightband honored for community service

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.  – CDE Lightband was presented the Community Service Award by the Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Association during its annual conference in Nashville. This honor is awarded to recognize the commitment CDE Lightba...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Mayor calls on citizens to help fight crime

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Mayor Joe Pitts is calling on citizens to help police prevent and solve homicides and other violent crimes in Clarksville.

“We have already seen 10 homicides so far in 2019,” Mayor Pitts said. “While the Clarksville ...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Clarksville earns AARP Challenge grant

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The City of Clarksville has been awarded a $2,500 AARP Community Challenge Grant for a wayfinding signage project to increase and promote pedestrian activity Downtown.

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Step Challenge inspires healthy competition

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  After two months of taking the stairs, parking on the far side of the parking lot and counting every step taken, City of Clarksville employees logged 50,867,057 steps, as part of a step challenge issued earlier in ...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

New plan emerges for Franklin Street trees

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  City officials have revised the plan for replacing trees and landscape elements along Franklin Street in Downtown Clarksville, Mayor Joe Pitts announced Wednesday.

Essentially, the new plan calls f...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Maintenance crew improves its workspace

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The people who maintain grounds and facilities for the Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department are finally getting a major facilities upgrade of their own.

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

Lampkin helps lead national, state groups

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Keith Lampkin, director of the Clarksville Office of Housing & Community Development, was elected treasurer of the National Community Development Association’s executive committee at...

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Old Glory flies along City’s roadways

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Just in time for Independence Day, motorists in Clarksville will notice a patriotic display of Old Glory adorning City Hall and several of the City’s major thoroughfares.

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Clarksville Transit System offers free rides

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  In celebration of Independence Day, Clarksville Transit System is offering free rides all day on Wednesday, July 3. 

CTS wants to provide passengers an opportunity to get their Independence Day shopping don...

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

City offices to close for Independence Day

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  City of Clarksville offices will close Thursday, July 4 to observe Independence Day.

City Public Safety departments will be on duty as usual and all essential City services will continue.

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

Old chapel collapses, prompting daylong search

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The dilapidated Wesley Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church near downtown, which was scheduled for demolition to make way for new affordable housing, saw a burst of activity Thursday that unexpectedly sped u...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Agencies offer help with food after power outages

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Several local food relief agencies are stepping up to help people who lost food supplies during the weekend’s power outages.

The City of Clarksville Office of Housing and Community Develo...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

City Street Department offers free pickup of yard debris

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  As a service to City residents, the Clarksville Street Department will offer free pickup of yard debris and tree limbs following the weekend’s line of severe thunderstorms.

The temporary service period wil...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Smith named Interim Director at Building & Codes

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  David Smith, project manager for Clarksville Municipal Properties, has been named Interim Director at the Clarksville Building & Codes Department, Mayor Joe Pitts announced.

In April, Mike Baker, Building & C...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Nelson named Interim Director at CTS

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Paul Nelson, transportation manager of the Clarksville Transit System, will become Interim Director of the system effective July 1, Mayor Joe Pitts announced.

In March, Arthur Bing Sr., CTS Director since 2014, announced he w...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

Clarksville water system earns perfect score

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville’s water system has earned a perfect score on its sanitary survey evaluation by the State of Tennessee.

The survey, conducted by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

Mayor announces his choice for Fire Chief

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  After a nationwide search and consideration of a large field of candidates, Mayor Joe Pitts has chosen Hopkinsville Fire Chief Freddie Montgomery to lead Clarksville Fire Rescue.

“Our search was broad and wi...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Clarksville designated a ‘Purple Heart City’

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Mayor Joe Pitts issued a proclamation Thursday designating Clarksville as a “Purple Heart City” and encouraging gratitude for local service members and veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart.

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Gary Norris chosen to fill Ward 11 Council seat

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Gary Norris, a long-time resident of Clarksville who has served in several community leadership positions, was elected Thursday to fill the vacant Ward 11 seat on the City Council.

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

CTS participates in BELL Academy

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  For the third year in a row, the Clarksville Transit System participated in the NFB BELL Academy, a National Federation of the Blind program that helps blind and low-vision children to be more confident and indepen...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Committee begins work on legislative agenda

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  A City Council ad-hoc committee wants to hear from citizens about issues and priorities the City and County should recommend to local members of the Tennessee General Assembly.

Ward 12 Councilman Jeff Burkhart chair...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Council updates code regulating peddlers

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The City Council gave final approval June 6 to an ordinance that increases peddlers permit fees and updates provisions relative to peddlers that had been in the City Code since 1963.

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Homicides prompt call to ‘support one another’

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor Joe Pitts offered a solemn address to the citizens of Clarksville on Thursday in the wake of a double homicide Wednesday night in the parking lot of a local restaurant in the City’s busiest commercia...

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