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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Sewer line rehabilitation work schedule for May 17-21

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Gas & Water sewer main line rehabilitation contract crews will be working on the following streets in Clarksville during the week of May 17-21.

Sewer Main Line Rehabilitation Work Areas

  • Bunker Hill Road
  • Howell D...
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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Outdoor pool season returns May 29

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Summer break, warm weather, and pool season are right around the corner! Clarksville Parks & Recreation will reopen all public swimming pools and splash pads on May 29, 2021.

Each pool will return to full capacity but with new hour...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Clarksville Downtown Market opens May 15

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – After being voted the 2020 No. 1 Market in America by the American Farmland Trust, the Clarksville Downtown Market will have its 2021 grand opening at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 15 at Public Square. The first 1,000 guests will ...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Fort Defiance to host March to the Past

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Ever wondered what 19th century life was like? Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center will host March to the Past  from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 8 to give you a glimpse into that time.

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Riverfest applications being accepted

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The City of Clarksville’s 33rd annual Riverfest will return to an in-person event Sept. 9-11. Applications for vendors, entertainers, artists and more are being accepted at ClarksvilleRiverfest.com through June 11....

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Fun with Fido returns to Liberty Park

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Have a dog that loves to socialize? Clarksville Parks & Recreation will host Fun with Fido, presented by Riley’s Pet Market, from 7 a.m to 11 a.m. on May 8 at King’s Run Bark Park in Liberty Park.

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Mayor's Summer Night Lights seeks partners

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks & Recreation is seeking organizations and volunteers for the Mayor’s Summer Night Lights, an annual program that provides purposeful, positive and popular activities for young people.

The progr...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Movies in the Park to return

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks & Recreation has announced the return of Movies in the Park, presented by Kyrstin Frate of Keller Williams Realty. The popular event series is set to feature a movie each month at dusk from May through ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

City to celebrate new Red River East Trailhead

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The City of Clarksville will celebrate National Trails Day by hosting a grand opening of the new Red River East Trailhead from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 24 at 820 Kraft Street.

This new section of the trail connects ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Clarksville to assist ‘Plant a Tree for Tennessee’

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The City of Clarksville is partnering with the Tennessee Environmental Council to help distribute bare-root seedlings for the “Plant a Tree for Tennessee” event from 9 a.m. to noon at Edith Pettus Park on...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Riverboat to dock at McGregor Park

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The American Duchess riverboat will dock at the McGregor Park boat ramp on Sunday, April 11 and depart on Tuesday, April 13 as part of a private cruise along the Cumberland River. River access via the boat ramp will be tempo...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

City tennis facilities receive USTA Tennessee grant

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Swan Lake Tennis Complex at 2002 Sanders Road received significant equipment upgrades thanks to a $10,000 grant from the United States Tennis Association Tennessee that will be split between the City of Clarksville and A...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Gas & Water announces kiosk payment option

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Gas & Water is pleased to announce a free and convenient kiosk “Pay Site” for customers to pay utility bills. 

Pay Site machines are in several 24-hour Hi-Road Convenience Stores, ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Annual fire hydrant flushing and testing underway

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Citywide annual fire hydrant flushing and testing began today, April 5, by Clarksville Fire Rescue personnel and will continue throughout all areas of Clarksville through late May.

Clarksville Fire Rescue performs annual flow...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Register now for the NEW Queen City Road Race

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For more than 40 years, the Queen City Road has been the premier running event in Clarksville.

This year's event is going to bigger and better than ever! With brand new courses that are all flat and fast, whether you're an experienced runner looking for sp...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Queen City Road Race returns as an in-person event

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – After a year off because of COVID-19, the annual Queen City Road Race returns as an in-person event from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 29 at Liberty Park.

The event, which traditionally was at Austin Peay State University, ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Gas & Water observes Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Gas & Water will observe the national Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day on March 18, 2021.  The national day of recognition was officially established in 2015 by the American Public Gas Association (APGA) and i...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Peachers Mill Road lane to be closed for utility line work

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Gas & Water will close the outer northbound lane on Peachers Mill Road on Monday, March 15, at 6 a.m. for the next five weeks, from near Amanda Drive to 100 feet past the Peachers Mill Road Bridge at the Little West Fork River for natural gas utility ...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Community Development extends CDBG grant deadline

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The City’s Office of Housing & Community Development has extended the grant application deadline for its Fiscal Year 2021-22 Community Development Block Grant funds.  

Applications wil...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Gas & Water offices reopened Monday

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Gas & Water administration and engineering offices including customer service centers, have reopened for normal operations on Monday, Feb. 22, after closing last week due to unprecedented weather conditions.

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Parks & Recreation to host Escape Room game

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Can you crack codes, solve riddles, or find clues? Clarksville Parks & Recreation is inviting the public to participate in the first-ever Burt-Cobb Break Out: Escape Room!

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Community Development invites CDBG grant applications

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The City of Clarksville’s Office of Housing & Community Development will be  accepting grant applications for its Fiscal Year 2021-22 Community Development Block Grant funds.  

The applications period will be from 8 a.m. Feb...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Gas & Water's sewer manhole rehabilitation contract work to begin

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Gas & Water contractor, CTR Coatings of Knoxville, Tennessee, is scheduled to begin sewer manhole rehabilitation work on Monday, Jan. 25, in various locations throughout Clarksville over the next several mont...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Filmmakers sought for Clarksville Film Festival

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Do you dream of being a Hollywood director? Do you have a talent for cinematography? Clarksville Parks and Recreation is looking for you and your team to compete in the Clarksville Film Festival, sponsored...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

Gas & Water to close service lobbies after COVID-19 spike

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Gas & Water will close customer service center lobbies to lower the health risk to employees and the public after a recent sharp increase in active COVID-19 cases in Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

Christmas Parade will be a drive-through experience

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The 2020 Clarksville Christmas Parade will be a drive-through experience because of the COVID-19 pandemic, City of Clarksville City Montgomery County officials announced after deliberating how to continue the tradition while...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Billy Dunlop Park renovation earns award

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Parks & Recreation received a Four Star Award from the Tennessee Recreation & Parks Association for renovation of the pavilion at Billy Dunlop Park.

The Renovated Facility Award (budget ...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Parks & Recreation to close some facilities

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Parks & Recreation will close some indoor facilities and its main office to the public until Jan. 21, 2021, as part of the City’s efforts to follow Executive Order No. 70 issued b...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Dunlop intersection to close for paving

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Paving of the intersection at Dunlop Lane and International Boulevard will occur overnight from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m on Nov. 4-5, requiring a portion of the intersection to be closed.

The approach on Dunlop Lane from Ten...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

City wants to distribute COVID-related grants

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville’s Office of Housing & Community Development is inviting organizations to apply for special Community Development Block Grants that address COVID-19 impacts.

Clarksville is proposing amendin...

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Community & Economic Development
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Clarksville Police to reopen lobbies to public

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Lobbies at Clarksville Police Department offices will reopen to the public on Monday, Oct. 26 after being closed earlier this month because of several positive COVID-19 tests among administrative staff.

CPD office lobbies wil...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Gas & Water joins annual “Imagine a Day Without Water”

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.?– Today, Clarksville Gas & Water joined elected officials, water utilities, community leaders, educators, and businesses from across the country as part of the sixth annual?”Imagine a Day Without Water,” a nationwide day of...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Gas & Water observes Public Natural Gas Week

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.  – Clarksville Gas & Water will observe the national Public Natural Gas Week from Oct. 4-10. This annual nationwide event is intended to build public awareness about the value of having a community-owned natural g...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

2020 Christmas Parade planning begins

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Planning for the 2020 Clarksville Christmas Parade, scheduled for  Saturday, Dec. 5, in Downtown Clarksville, is in full swing, and the public is being asked to decide on critical pieces of the event.

Each year, the ...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Downtown Market wins ‘#1 Market in America’

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The best place to live in America now has the “#1 Market in America.”

The Clarksville Downtown Market presented by CDE Lightband was crowned the overall “People’s Choice” winn...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Riverfest Regatta and Virtual Talent Show winners announced

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CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee. – With the COVID-19 pandemic still having a widespread impact, Clarksville Parks & Recreation adapted the traditional three-day Riverfest celebration into nearly two weeks of in-person and virtual events.

The 13th annu...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Riverfest adjusted amid pandemic concerns

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CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee. – 

With the COVID-19 pandemic still having a widespread impact, Clarksville Parks & Recreation is adapting the traditional three-day Riverfest celebration into nearly two weeks of in-person and virtual events....

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Gas & Water recognizes National 811 Day

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Clarksville Gas & Water hopes that the 8/11 date on the calendar will serve as a natural reminder for residents to call 811 three working days prior to any digging project in order to have underground utility lines marke...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

CTS employee tests positive for COVID-19

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Clarksville Transit System was notified Thursday that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

In compliance with City policy, the City’s Health and Safety Manager began contact tracing, which indicated there were no cl...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Gas & Water’s North Service Center closes temporarily

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Gas & Water  temporarily closed the North Service Center on Wednesday after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. 

Under procedures outlined by the City’s Health & Safety Ma...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Firefighter recognized for heroic rescue

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Firefighter Nick Greene was recognized by Mayor Pitts and Fire Chief Freddie Montgomery Jr. for the rescue of a man from a burning home. 

Clarksville Fire Rescue was dispatched to a house fire at 613 Central Ave on May 29 whe...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Clarksville Fire Rescue seeks job applicants

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Clarksville Fire Rescue will accept applications for firefighters from July 10 to July 20. The application process was opened earlier in the year but because of the COVID 19 pandemic, all testing for new hires was put on hold. Indivi...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

City offices to close Friday to observe Independence Day

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  City of Clarksville offices will close Friday, July 3 to observe Independence Day.

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

Clarksville Transit System wil...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Clarksville’s annual water quality report released

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.  – Clarksville Gas & Water released its annual drinking water quality report in May and is pleased to announce Clarksville’s drinking water is safe, clean, and reliable.

The report, also known as the &...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Committee invites input on legislative agenda

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Mayor Joe Pitts has formed a committee of City Council members to work on a City legislative agenda to present to state lawmakers who represent Clarksville and Montgomery County.

Ward 12 Councilman Jeff Burkhart wil...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Billy Dunlop Park to reopen after renovations

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – After a 6-month renovation project, Clarksville’s Billy Dunlop Park will reopen with an improved pavilion and extensive landscaping designed to protect the riverbank from erosion.

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Gas & Water to reinstate regular billing procedures

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Gas & Water will return to regular billing procedures in mid- July, which will reinstate penalties and fees for late payment and service shutoffs for non-payment.

During the COVID-19 emergency operations that ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Two Clarksville pools to open on June 20

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks & Recreation will reopen Swan Lake and Bel-Aire pools on June 20, restoring another summer tradition delayed this year by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We know how much everyone misses the p...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Gas & Water reopens customer service centers

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Gas & Water reopened customer service centers to the public on Monday, June 1 after closing its doors in mid-March amid the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Gas & Water has worked with federal, state and ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Many Parks & Recreation facilities to reopen June 1

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Many, but not all, Clarksville Parks & Recreation and Montgomery County Parks facilities and amenities will reopen Monday, June 1 as the community enters the next phase of the COVID-19 reopening process.

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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.

During the first quarter of 2020, employees in Parks & Recreation, Parks...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Fire Rescue welcomes 10 new firefighters

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Mayor Joe Pitts administered the oath of office Thursday to 10 new Clarksville Fire Rescue firefighters.

Family members pinned badges on the uniforms of these new firefighters: Ethan Baggett, Daniel Darnell, Thomas Farst, Ryan Hamaker...

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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 21, 2020

Parks & Recreation prepares for a ‘different’ summer

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – As the weather warms up, so does the desire to participate in traditional Clarksville Parks & Recreation events, programs and activities at parks, pools and athletic facilities.

However, the COVID-19 pandemic and social d...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

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Applications will be accepted between January 1 - April 30

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