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Posted on: December 2, 2020

Gracey Avenue Water Outage Planned

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Clarksville Gas & Water has planned a water outage on Friday, Dec. 4, at 12:30 p.m. on Gracey Avenue for water valve maintenance that will affect the Crossland Manor Apartment complex. Low water pressure may also affect area residents during the work....

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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: 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 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 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 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.

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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.

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Gas & Water recalls historic Flood of 2010

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Gas & Water employees vividly recall the weekend leading up to Monday, May 3, 2010, when extreme rainfall caused the historic Flood of 2010. 

Wastewater treatment plant workers remember standing by he...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Annual fire hydrant flushing and testing to begin

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Citywide annual fire hydrant flushing and testing will begin on Monday, May 11, by Clarksville Fire Rescue personnel and will continue throughout all areas of Clarksville through late June.

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Gas & Water urges reopening businesses to flush water lines

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Gas & Water urges businesses to follow federal Centers for Disease Control guidelines on flushing water lines as they reopen from the shutdown ordered to contain COVID-19. 

Many business buil...

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Gas & Water sees increase in sewer blockages

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Gas & Water sewer system blockages have increased recently due to higher volumes of wipes, paper towels, rags and other trash being flushed into toilets.

Citizens are urged to help reduce messy and costly sewe...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Call 811 before you dig to prevent utility damage

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – April is National Safe Digging Month, and Clarksville Gas & Water reminds homeowners and contractors that safe digging must be a priority to prevent damage to critical utility services -- including internet and other com...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Gas & Water’s pay-by-phone and online bill payment access restored

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Gas & Water has fully restored the customer pay-by-phone and online bill payment features including the account management access after they were down on Thursday.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Gas & Water further limits access to facilities

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Gas & Water will close all facilities and further limit customer service operations in a second round of efforts to lower the risk of spreading  coronavirus and COVID-19.

Effective at 8 a.m. Friday, M...

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Posted on: March 16, 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).

These measures foll...

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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 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.

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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: 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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

City Public Safety departments will be on duty as u...

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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

A REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY

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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