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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Ray Williams remembered as ‘first-class public servant’

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Retired Deputy Fire Chief Raimon E. “Ray” Williams Jr., who served the citizens of Clarksville for more than 30 years as a firefighter and as a senior leader of Clarksville Fire Rescue, died Friday, April 30, 2021. He was 61...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Council considering water & sewer rate increases

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  City Council members are considering water and sewer treatment rate increases proposed by Clarksville Gas & Water designed to cover the costs of building a new water treatment plant and making other necessary i...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Rock blasting starts May 4 at multipurpose event center site

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Rock blasting will begin Tuesday, May 4 and be staged in the late morning and early afternoon each weekday at the Montgomery County multipurpose event center site.

The blasting will be done to prepare the site between First a...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

City to return to in-person meetings

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Meetings of the Clarksville City Council, its committees and other City boards and commissions will return to being conducted  in person after Gov. Bill Lee announced Tuesday he would not renew his executive order a...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

City invites job seekers to Virtual Job Fair

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Job seekers are invited to the City of Clarksville’s Virtual Job Fair on May 12-13 to learn about open positions and to discuss job opportunities with City Department personnel.

Individuals interested in participati...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Exit 8 Athletic Complex plans take shape

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Mayor Joe Pitts and City Department leaders presented details of the Exit 8 Athletic Complex on Monday to a joint meeting of two City Council standing committees considering the proposal -- Parks & Recreation and Finance & Ad...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

First Street to close between College and Main

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A one-block section of First Street from College to Main street will close for at least one year beginning Monday, April 19 while work proceeds on the Multi-Purpose Events Center being built by Montgomery County.

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

City’s annual mosquito control efforts begin

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The annual battle to reduce mosquitos in Clarksville has begun.

Mosquitos can interfere with outdoor work and spoil leisure time at Clarksville’s abundant outdoor venues. More seriously, some mosquitoes can transmit...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Mayor’s Youth Council event location moved

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The Mayor’s Youth Council will convene from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, April 2 at McGregor Park to remember the 220 local lives lost to COVID-19 in Montgomery County.

The Youth Council will place flags in front of McGregor Park’s As the Ri...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Clarksville Faces of Women’s History: Ella Roberts

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(This is the fourth in our weekly series of Clarksville Faces of Women’s History profiles for Women’s History Month.)

In honor of Women’s History Month, we are recognizing the faces of Clarksville who have broken down barriers...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

City to reopen driver services window

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The City’s revenue collection office will resume state driver license services on Thursday, April 1.

Citizens will once again be able to drop by the revenue service windows on the first floor at City Hall,...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Mayor’s Youth Council to honor pandemic victims

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The Mayor’s Youth Council will convene from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, April 2 at McGregor Park to remember the 214 local lives lost to COVID-19 in Montgomery County.

The Youth Council will place flags on the grounds of McGregor Park’s Boa...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Nashville State students ride free at CTS

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The Clarksville Transit System now allows students from Nashville State Community College to ride all routes within the system free of charge by showing their student ID as part of the school’s Transportation Assistance Prog...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

American Legion Post 7 honored for service to veterans

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Mayor Joe Pitts presented a Certificate of Recognition to American Legion Post 7 and its commander, Charles N. “Chuck” Clark, on Friday for the post’s support of honoring deceased vete...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Clarksville Faces of Women’s History: Carolyn Bowers

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(This is the third in our weekly series of Clarksville Faces of Women’s History profiles for Women’s History Month.)

In honor of Women’s History Month, we are recognizing the faces of Clarksville who have broken down barriers ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Vaccinations now available to people 55+

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The opportunities for COVID-19  vaccinations continue to grow for local residents.

Beginning Friday, March 19  individuals 55-and-older and those in Phase 2a and 2b may begin registering f...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

CTS to unveil technology upgrade

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The Clarksville Transit System will launch a systemwide software upgrade on Monday, March 22. The upgrade will allow passengers to view real-time information about transit vehicle locations, including estimated arrival times, route changes and detours.&am...

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

Gas & Water promotes two to senior positions

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Gas & Water has promoted two longtime staff members to senior leadership positions.

Dawn Thomack has been named Public Utilities Finance Director, and Patrick Chesney has stepped up to Public Utiliti...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

County Mayor to lift mask order

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Based on data showing vaccinations increasing and COVID-19 cases declining, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett has made the decision to end the mask mandate at 11:59 p.m., March 19.

Public and private health agencies have jo...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

City Court to resume in-person proceedings

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 Clarksville Municipal Court will return to in-person judicial proceedings on March 16, in accord with an updated order by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Chief Justice Jeff Bivins last month revised the previously imposed state of emergency for the ...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Clarksville Faces of Women’s History: The Women of Clarksville Federation of Women's Club

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(This is the second in our weekly series of Clarksville Faces of Women’s History profiles for Women’s History Month.)

For Women’s History Month, we are recognizing the faces of Clarksville who have historically broken down bar...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

City completes purchase of Roxy building

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Plans for a modern performing arts center in Downtown Clarksville moved forward last week as the City of Clarksville completed the purchase of the Roxy building at 100 Franklin St.  from Roxy Theatre Produc...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

City offers ‘Spring Cleanup’ during March

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Clarksville Street Department will begin its annual spring cleanup -- essentially free removal of residential yard waste  -- on March 15.

Pickup service will be available to residents within the City limits through April 19 and will include remova...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Guidance issued for fully vaccinated people

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CLARKSVILLE-MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. – Fully vaccinated people can gather with other fully vaccinated individuals indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing, according to new guidance distributed Monday by local public health o...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Clarksville Faces of Women’s History: Kim McMillan

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(This is the first in our weekly series of Clarksville Faces of Women's History profiles for Women's History Month.)

In honor of Women’s History Month, we are recognizing the faces of Clarksville that have historically broken do...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Transportation 2020+ reaction mostly positive

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville’s Transportation 2020+ Strategy has been met with a mostly positive reaction, with some 64 percent of citizens who responded to an online survey saying they support or might support the plan, ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Franklin Street closed overnight

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Fire Rescue has closed  Franklin Street from Second to First Street to allow for monitoring of  the Blackhorse Pub & Brewery, which was damaged by fire Wednesday.

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

More vaccination sites now available

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  More organizations are administering COVID-19 vaccines in Clarksville-Montgomery County. All sites are working with the Tennessee Department of Health and Montgomery County Health Department and o...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Curbside pickup parking spaces to continue

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Parking Commission will permanently designate four downtown parking spaces -- two on Strawberry Alley and two on Franklin Street -- for curbside pickup of goods ordered from downtown b...

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Posted on: February 27, 2021

Faces of Black History: James Halford

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(This is the final in our series of Clarksville Faces of Black History profiles for Black History Month.)

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – James A. Halford Jr., a natural leader who grew up on Carpenter Street in Clarksville’s Red River Di...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

County mask order extended to March 27

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett signed  Emergency Order #27 on Friday, extending the mandate for all Montgomery County residents to wear face masks in public in an effort to ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Vaccination scheduler may confirm wrong site

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CLARKSVILLE-MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. – The Montgomery County Health Department  COVID-19 vaccination and testing site is at the former SEARS Automotive Center at Governor’s Square Mall. However, those who register at ...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

THDA offers help with COVID-19 Rent Relief Act

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Federal money designated in the COVID-19 Rent Relief Act of 2020 is available to support renters who are struggling to pay rent, utilities or other home energy costs because of lost wages and inco...

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Posted on: February 21, 2021

County, City offices to reopen Monday

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CLARKSVILLE-MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. – Montgomery County and Clarksville City government offices will reopen Monday as the community continues its recovery from the effects of last week’s winter storms.

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

City Revenue Office open Saturday

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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 & Revenue Department will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Fe...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

County, City offices to remain closed Friday

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Montgomery County and Clarksville City government offices will remain closed on Friday as the community deals with the effects of a winter storm, including hazardous travel conditions and icy&n...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

City Court to resume in-person on March 16

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Municipal Court will return to in-person judicial proceedings on March 16, in line with an updated order by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

On Feb. 12, Chief Justice Jeff Bivins revised th...

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Posted on: February 14, 2021

Mayors ask citizens to avoid driving

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. --  Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts and first responders urge citizens to stay off area streets and roads amid the expected winter weather.

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Clarksville Faces of Black History 2

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(This is the second in our weekly series of Clarksville Faces of Black History profiles for Black History Month.)

When Alicia Keys sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing” moments before the start of last Sunday’s Super Bowl, &nbs...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

City offices closed Monday for Presidents Day

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  City of Clarksville offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 15 to observe Presidents Day. 

Presidents Day, officially Washington’s Birthday, is a federal holiday observed on the thir...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

UPDATE: City offices to reopen at 10 a.m. Friday

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville City Government offices will open at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, as officials continue to monitor winter weather conditions.

City Public Safety and Utility departments will be on duty as usual an...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Street Department prepares for wintry roads

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – With Clarksville under an Ice Storm Warning  from 6 p.m. today until 6 p.m. Thursday, the Clarksville Street Department has prepared equipment and personnel to battle the wintry mix if and when it ...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Microvast Power Solutions to locate headquarters in Clarksville

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Microvast Power Solutions, a Li-ion battery maker, has chosen Clarksville for its U.S. manufacturing headquarters.

The Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board announced Wednesday that Microvast has...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Mayor to present transportation strategy

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor Joe Pitts will present a comprehensive transportation and road improvement strategy to the City Council at a special called meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9. The public is invited to view the presentation ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination site moving to Governor’s Square Mall

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CLARKSVILLE,, Tenn. –The Montgomery County Health Department will move  the COVID-19 vaccination and testing site to the former Sears automotive center at Governor’s Square Mall,  2801 Wilma Rudolph Blvd., at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Many City facilities to reopen Monday

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – With coronavirus case numbers declining across the community, the City of Clarksville will reopen recreation centers and some customer service facilities on Monday, Feb. 8.

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Clarksville Faces of Black History

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Ward 6 Councilwoman Wanda Smith, born and raised in Clarksville, continues the traditions of a family that blazed a trail of African-American activism and achievement in our community.

Smith credits her mother, Virginia Martin Hatcher, for teaching her the...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

State seeks input on transportation access

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Transit System invites community members to provide comments and ideas to the State of Tennessee on improving transportation access for people with disabilities, older adults and low-i...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Mayor offers his case for The Roxy

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor Joe Pitts is encouraging the City Council to move forward with the purchase and transformation of the Roxy Theatre into a modern downtown performing arts center.

The Council is expected to vote Thursda...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Mayor Pitts proclaims Black History Month

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Mayor Joe Pitts issued a proclamation Monday designating February 2021 as Black History Month in Clarksville.

“Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Amer...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

County mask order extended to Feb. 27

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett signed  Emergency Order #26 on Wednesday, extending the mandate for all Montgomery County residents to wear face masks in public in an effort t...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

City leaders remember Bill Forrester

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  William Joseph Forrester, who served Ward 11 with distinction on the Clarksville City Council from 2007 to 2010, died Friday, Jan. 15 at Skyline Medical Center.

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

King’s ‘Other America’ message resonates anew

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Around Monday’s national holiday celebrating the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., we pause to reflect on the life and legacy of the civil rights leader. He had a special insight and clarity, and many of the words...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

City offices to close for M.L. King Jr. Day

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  City of Clarksville offices will close Monday, Jan. 18 to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

State expands options for making COVID-19 vaccination appointments

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The State of Tennessee opened a new website portal and added a phone number Wednesday to improve appointment services for COVID-19 vaccinations.

The website for Clarksville and Montgomery County can be accessed at &a...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Charles W. Smith takes oath of office

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Municipal Court Judge Charles W. Smith took the oath of office via online conference Monday afternoon.

Judge Smith was unopposed for re-election in the Nov. 3 City Election and will serve for a s...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

City Council to be sworn in at 4 p.m. on Jan. 5

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CLARKSVILLE, >Tenn. – Seven newly elected Clarksville City Council members will be sworn in at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5 during a special called meeting in the Council Chambers.

Mayor Joe Pitts gave the new members the option of attendin...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

Donations sought for wreaths to honor veterans

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Local Wreaths Across America supporters invite the community to contribute now to ensure the success of National Wreaths Across America Day 2021.

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

City offices to close New Year’s Day

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  City of Clarksville offices will close Friday, Jan. 1 to observe New Year’s Day.

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

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

Revenue Office, City Court to close service windows at City Hall

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville’s Revenue Office and Clarksville Municipal Court will close their service windows in the lobby of City Hall next week to help reduce the resurgent spread of coronavirus infec...

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

Hilborn promoted to City Project Manager

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  John Hilborn, a building contractor with a wealth of experience in Clarksville, has been promoted to City Project Manager.

"John brings a depth of experience to the position of Project Manager...

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

County mask order extended to Jan. 29

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett signed Emergency Order #25 on Monday, extending the mandate for all Montgomery County residents to wear face masks in public in an e...

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

County, City frontline workers get vaccines

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A group of 10 first responders and public safety personnel from Montgomery County and the City of Clarksville received the first Moderna COVID-19 vaccines last  week at the County Emergency Operati...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Mayor's Christmas message: See a need, meet a need, no hesitation

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By JOE PITTS

Mayor of Clarksville

I have been deeply blessed by my loving and giving parents. My dad, who passed in 2018, and my mother, who is still alive and kicking, were always very generous and never ignored a need around them.  

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Mayor presents Clarksville Annual Report

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Mayor Joe Pitts has released City Government’s first annual report to the citizens of Clarksville. 

The document is available for review online at https://online.fliphtm...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Citizens urged to reach City online, by phone

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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 and drop boxes to help reduce the resurgent spread of coronav...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

City offices to close Dec. 24-25 for Christmas

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  City of Clarksville offices will close Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, 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 16, 2020

Mayors urge businesses to stress masking

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Law enforcement agencies and building inspection departments for Montgomery County and the City of Clarksville will begin stressing that businesses must post signs requiring the public to wear face coverings.

 

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Wreaths will honor veterans buried at Riverview

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  City officials and local volunteers will honor veterans laid to rest at Riverview Cemetery with the placement of balsam wreaths on their graves as part of National Wreaths Across America Day 2020.

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Gas & Water, Building & Codes 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: December 9, 2020

County mask order extended to Dec. 29

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett signed Emergency Order #24  on Wednesday, extending the mandate for all Montgomery County residents to wear face masks in public in an effort to reduce the spread of COV...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

City prevails in Greenway lawsuit

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The City of Clarksville has prevailed in its defense against a lawsuit seeking damages after a bicycling injury on the Clarksville Greenway.

Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Ross H. Hicks on Nov. 30 granted the...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

City releases new mobile app for website

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The City’s Information Technology Department has created a smartphone application that puts municipal information at the fingertips of Clarksvillians.

The application is a mobile-friendly version of the Ci...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Ceremony to honor veterans buried at Riverview

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Local volunteers will honor veterans laid to rest at Riverview Cemetery with the reading of names and placement of balsam wreaths on their graves as part of National Wreaths Across America Day 2020.

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

Drive-through Christmas Parade this Saturday

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The 2020 Drive-Through Clarksville Christmas Parade will be from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 on Riverside Drive.

The Clarksville Christmas Parade traditionally winds through downtown Clarksville while thousands of spectators...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

CTS honoring Rosa Parks this week

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Transit System is reserving a seat for Rosa Parks, the Civil Rights activist who sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, on its buses this week.

On Monday, CTS placed a poster showing a portrait of Parks in ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

David Smith named Building & Codes Director

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  David Smith has been named Director of the Clarksville Building & Codes Department after serving as Interim Director since June 2019.

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

As we give thanks, let’s keep our celebrations safe

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By JOE PITTS

Mayor of Clarksville

Like nearly everything in 2020, Thanksgiving will be affected by the challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, my advice to everyone is, let’s take the necessary precautions to keep our celebra...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

City offices to close for Thanksgiving

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  All City of Clarksville administrative offices will close Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 to observe Thanksgiving. Most City Departments, with the exception of CDE Lightband, will close at noon Wednesday, Nov...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

County Mayor extends mask order

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett signed  Emergency Order #22  on Friday, extending the mandate for all Montgomery County residents to wear face masks in public in an effort to reduce the spread...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

City tax payments are due by Feb. 28

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  City of Clarksville real and personal property taxes are due by Feb. 28, 2021. Tax bills, which are sent to the owner of the property as of Jan. 1, 2020, were mailed in late October.

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

CFR breaks ground on maintenance garage

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville leaders broke ground Thursday on a new maintenance garage at Clarksville Fire Rescue’s Station 1 to provide a modern facility for upkeep and repair of the agency’s complicated equipm...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

CTS buses to roll on Veterans Day

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Transit System buses will run regular routes on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 and maintain operating hours of 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The CTS office, along with other City offices, will be closed. 

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

Mayor Pitts: Veterans have earned our thanks and support

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I consider it a high honor to serve as Mayor of the City of Clarksville, the home of Fort Campbell and a large number of military veterans and their families.

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

City offices to close Nov. 11 for Veterans Day

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  City of Clarksville offices will close Wednesday, Nov. 11 to observe Veterans Day. Public Safety departments will be on duty as usual and all essential City services will continue.

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

CTS offers free bus rides on Election Day

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Transit System is offering free fares on Tuesday, Nov. 3 for riders to exercise their right to vote on Election Day.

All routes will operate fare-free from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

City’s financial report earns top 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.

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

UPDATED: County Mayor extends mask order

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett signed Emergency Order #22 on Friday, restoring the mandate for all Montgomery County residents to wear face masks in public in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.&nb...

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

Spooky Special ready to roll again

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The Spooky Special is back for another Spooky Clarksville tour.

The Halloween-adorned bus will run the streets of Clarksville, offering free rides on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31.

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

CTS offers free rides on route serving industrial parks

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Transit System is offering free fares on Route 1000 for the rest of the year to introduce riders to the buses that serve the Clarksville-Montgomery County industrial parks east of Interstate 24.

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Local mayors urge residents to be vigilant against COVID-19

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County have prompted an urgent plea by local mayors for residents to remain vigilant in the battle to prevent the spread of highly infectious disease.

COVID-19 cases have grown o...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

United Way and local mayors unite to feed families

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region has put together a Farmers to Families event at 1 p.m. on Oct. 21 in First Baptist Church’s preschool parking lot at Hiter and Commerce streets.

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Veterans Day Parade will be Saturday, Nov. 7

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- The Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade will be Saturday, Nov. 7, 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 7, 2020

Street Department offers fall cleanup

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Street Department will begin its annual fall cleanup  -- essentially free removal of residential yard waste -- on Oct. 19. 

Pickup service will be available to residents within the City limits th...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Mayor, Council work on revised 2021 budget

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Mayor Joe Pitts and City Council standing committees have been meeting with department heads to review a revised Fiscal Year 2021 Budget that reflects the ongoing needs of a vibrant, growing City and the economic a...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Regional Planning Commission achieves Green Certification

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission  is the newest organization to join the Green Certification Program. A green ribbon cutting on Monday, Sept. 28  honored the RPC’s achiev...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Mask-wearing still required in City facilities

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Mayor Joe Pitts has directed that all staff and visitors to City of Clarksville offices and facilities continue to wear face masks to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The mayor’s directive will remain in pla...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Suicide Prevention Alliance takes to the streets

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Forty-one volunteers and members of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Alliance, including 10 members of the Mayor’s Youth Council,  joined in direct action Saturday to promote ...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

City Council, County Commission present legislative agenda

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. – For the second consecutive year Montgomery County and City of Clarksville Legislative Liaison Committee Members jointly presented an overview of their Legislative Agendas to state representatives who represent Montgome...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Downtown Market wins ‘#1 Market in America’

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CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee. – 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”...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Judge denies Robinsons’ $800,000 attorneys fees request

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Despite Jeff and Sherri Robinson’s request for more than $800,000 in attorneys fees in their ongoing lawsuit against the City, the trial court has ordered the City to pay only $30,000.

Additionally, the ru...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

COVID-19 testing site to change hours

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- The hours for the Montgomery County Health Department’s COVID-19 drive-through testing will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at Civitan Park,  650 Bellamy Lane, beginning Sept. 21.

Testing times were adjust...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Parks & Recreation earns three Green Certification awards

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department was the big winner Tuesday as the Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Program bestowed its annual awards during an online event celebrating environmental stewardshi...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Clarksville Police seek community input

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Police are inviting citizens to take part in a survey about the  safety of the community and the department’s overall performance.

The survey can be completed online here. The survey period will...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

CTS invites public to online meeting

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Transit System will conduct an online public meeting to answer questions from its passengers, stakeholders and the community and to take suggestions about ways to improve its services.

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

‘A day forever etched into our memories’

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Fire Chief Freddie Montgomery and Mayor Joe Pitts led a ceremony Friday morning to  honor fallen firefighters and police officers and the victims of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Driver’s license services returning to City Hall

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  State driver’s license services will return to Clarksville City Hall at 8 .m. Monday, Sept. 14. 

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Posted on: September 6, 2020

County Mayor relaxes mask-wearing order

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  County Mayor Jim Durrett has issued a letter to the community and a new executive order that will relax some aspects of his earlier mask-wearing mandates. 

The new order, effective at 12:01 a.m. Se...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Downtown parking plan takes effect Sept. 8

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- The new downtown parking plan approved last month by the Clarksville Parking Commission will take effect Tuesday, Sept. 8.

The changes apply only to on-street metered spaces, which will now require a 25-cent payment to begin a parking...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Demolition work begins on Frosty Morn

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Demolition of about two-thirds of the old Frosty Morn meat packing plant got underway Saturday with the toppling of the iconic smokestack that had loomed over the property since 1948.

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Durrett extends mask order to Sept. 7

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett signed  Emergency Executive Order #17 on Friday -- extending Emergency Order 11  --  which requires all residents and visitors of Montgomery County to wear face-...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Back-to-school traffic requires safer driving

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  A new public school year starts Monday, and local motorists are urged to be ready for increased traffic around school zones, added pedestrian traffic, and a return to the road of those big yellow school buses.&...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

MPO posts Amended Participation Plan

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Clarksville Urbanized Area Metropolitan Planning Organization has posted its draft 2020 Amended Participation Plan online for a 45-day public review period.

The plan describes the opportunities available to the public, st...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Census takers are at work in community

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The U.S. Census Bureau has begun sending census takers to visit residences in Clarksville and Montgomery County who have not yet responded to Census 2020. Census takers may also visit residents who filled out the fo...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

County Mayor extends mask order to Aug. 24

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett signed Emergency Executive Order 15 on Friday -- extending  Emergency Orders 11, 12, 13 and 14 --  which requires all residents, businesses and visitors of Montg...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Newburn named Community Development Director

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Dennis Newburn, who has more than 25 years of experience as a community development professional, has been named director of Clarksville’s Office of Housing and Community Development.

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Gas line work to begin on Red River bridge

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Gas Department contractors will begin a natural gas main line improvement project on Monday, Aug. 17, on North Second Street under the Lewis Memorial Bridge over the Red River between North Riverside Dr...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Crime Stoppers adds information kiosks

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Crime Stoppers, a cooperative program that involves citizens, media and police agencies in the fight against crime, has installed the first of five information kiosks to aid the organization’s outreach ...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Local COVID-19 dashboard available online

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  A Clarksville-Montgomery County COVID-19 dashboard with extensive pandemic-related local information is now available online.  

The dashboard offers charts that show up-to-date statistics and analysis of CO...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Community urged to ring bells at noon Aug. 18 to celebrate suffrage vote

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  County Mayor Jim Durrett and Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts want bells to ring out at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 18 in celebration of women’s voting rights.

The mayors have jointly proclaimed Aug. 18 as &ldquo...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Mayor proclaims Emancipation Day

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor Joe Pitts has proclaimed Saturday, Aug. 8 as Emancipation Day and urges all citizens to join in and take part in the activities that community groups and churches have planned for the community of Clarksville-Montgomer...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Clarksville joins national water challenge

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor Joe Pitts is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make a long-term commitment to manage water resources more wisely by taking part in the annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Goodson to lead municipal attorneys group

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Jeff Goodson, Deputy City Attorney, has been elected president of the Tennessee Municipal Attorneys Association by its members.

Goodson, who previously served as vice president and as secretary/treasurer of the orga...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Downtown Market to host ‘FUEL the Bus’

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Police and the City of Clarksville are hosting the second annual “FUEL the Bus” event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Clarksville Downtown Market.

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Commission OKs downtown parking plan

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- The Clarksville Parking Commission has approved a downtown parking plan that maintains the current fee structure and sets a four-hour time limit at all on-street metered spaces. 

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

City mourns passing of Barbara Johnson

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Barbara E. Johnson, who served three consecutive terms as a Clarksville City Council member from 1999 to 2010, died Aug. 3, 2020, at age 85.

Mrs. Johnson, who represented Ward 1, was chosen to serve as Mayor Pro Tem...

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

Clarksville Police earn reaccreditation

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Clarksville Police Department has earned its fourth consecutive seal of approval from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, a leading credentialing body dedicated to developing and maintaining law...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

UPDATE: County Mayor extends mask order to Aug. 17

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett signed  Emergency Executive Order #14 on Friday -- extending Emergency Orders 11, 12, and 13 --  which requires all residents, businesses and visitors of Montgom...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

County Health's COVID-19 testing will move to Civitan Park

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Montgomery County Health Department’s COVID-19 drive-through testing location will move from Richview Middle School to Civitan Park, 650 Bellamy Lane in St. Bethlehem, beginning Monday, Aug. 3.

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Mayor Pitts celebrates ADA’s 30th anniversary

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor Joe Pitts and the Tennessee Disability Coalition are excited to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

This important civil rights legislation, signed by President George H.W. Bush in Jul...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Clarksville suffrage statue to be dedicated Aug. 15

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee holds a special place in passing the 19th Amendment into law, extending voting rights to women. We were the final state needed for ratification, and our legislators came through with a two-vote victory mar...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

County Mayor renews mask order

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett signed  Emergency Executive Order 12 on Friday, extending  Emergency Order 11 which requires all residents, businesses and visitors of Montgomery County to wear face-cove...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

Man charged in crash that killed City worker

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The driver of the tractor-trailer truck that struck and killed a Clarksville Street Department worker has been charged with criminally negligent homicide.

Paul Jeffrey Dunn, 63, of Greeneville, Ky., was indicted by ...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

County Mayor Durrett expands mask order

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett has issued Emergency Executive Order #11 requiring all Clarksville-Montgomery County residents and visitors to wear face coverings in public to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Hours change at temporary COVID-19 testing site

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- The Montgomery County Health Department will conduct drive-thru COVID-19 testing from 7 a.m to noon on weekdays July 17-31 at Richview Middle School, 350 Memorial Drive.

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

City reviewing fireworks regulations

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor Joe Pitts met with Clarksville public safety agencies this week to review fireworks regulations after the City experienced an increase in fireworks-related calls for service and property damage around the recent Fourth...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

COVID-19 drive-thru testing site will move to Richview Middle

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The Montgomery County Health Department will temporarily relocate its COVID-19 testing site to Richview Middle School, 2350 Memorial Drive, from Thursday, July 16 to Friday, July 31. 

Testing will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each weekday.

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Changes proposed for downtown parking

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Downtown merchants and property owners gathered Wednesday to hear  City officials and consultants from Premier Parking outline potential changes to on-street metered parking in Downtown Clarksvill...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Mayors back CMCSS reopening plan

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts offered their strong combined support for the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System reopening plan announced Friday by Director of Schools M...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

UPDATED: Council backs order to wear face masks

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville City Council members quickly voted Tuesday in a special called meeting to endorse County Mayor Jim Durrett’s executive order that requires all employees of businesses open to the public in Clarksville-M...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

United Way and local organizations unite to help homeless

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  As service agencies around the country rolled out stringent precautions against COVID-19,  some even closing their doors, local partners stepped up to provide local people experiencing homelessness with ba...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Chief Crockarell: ‘Proud to be a police officer’

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  David Crockarell, a 25-year veteran of the Clarksville Police Department, was sworn in as the city’s 17th Chief of Police Tuesday in a ceremony that included a warm farewell to retiring Chief Al Ansley an...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Plaque honors memory of Jeffrey Prosecky Jr.

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Family members, coworkers at Clarksville Street Department, City leaders and members of the Tennessee General Assembly gathered Monday for the unveiling of a plaque to honor the memory of Jeffrey Prosecky Jr., a Street Depar...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Gov. Lee Extends State of Emergency to Aug. 29

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Monday signed Executive Order No. 50 to extend the State of Emergency related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to August 29, 2020. The order allows the continued suspension of various laws and regula...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

City breaks ground on District 3 Precinct

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville leaders broke ground Friday on a new District 3 Police Precinct  to provide an expanded modern space to serve the public and improve the effectiveness of officers and detectives.

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Panel announced for ‘Forum on Race & Justice’

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The City of Clarksville will host a “Forum on Race & Justice” featuring a moderated discussion among a notable group of leaders of government, law enforcement and faith-based organizations.

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

CDE Lightband honors Wayne Wilkinson

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  CDE Lightband has named its board room in honor of Wayne Wilkinson, who served as chairman for more than a decade during his 15-year tenure on the Power Board.

“Wayne has led the Power Board with integrity...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Adopt-A-Street Program fights litter

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The Clarksville Street Department is inviting individuals and organizations to help keep the community clean by participating in the Adopt-A-Street Program. 

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Mayor proclaims ‘Juneteenth’ in Clarksville

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  With America engaged in an intense search for justice and equality for all citizens, Mayor Joe Pitts proclaimed Friday as “Juneteenth” in Clarksville and urged citizens to take part in this cele...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

City to host ‘Forum on Race & Justice’

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The City of Clarksville will host a “Forum on Race & Justice” featuring a moderated discussion among leaders of government, law enforcement and faith-based organizations.

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

City seeks land for new recreation center

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Parks & Recreation is seeking a suitable parcel of at least 10 acres of land for a proposed new regional recreation center.

The City’s Purchasing Department has posted the formal Request fo...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Revenue Office to resume in-person payments

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  On Monday, the City of Clarksville’s Revenue Office will begin allowing customers to conduct their City revenue business in person by appointment.

Appointments will be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mo...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

CPD presents review of use-of-force, anti-bias procedures

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Police Department leaders have presented Mayor Joe Pitts with a “top-to-bottom review” of the Department’s processes and protocols regarding arrests, use of force and police...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

CPD notes fireworks regulations, safety tips

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The Fourth of July is right around the corner, so it’s time to acquaint residents with information about local fireworks ordinances, state laws and fireworks safety.   

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

City moving into Phase 2 of reopening

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Many City of Clarksville offices and departments will resume full staffing and increase public-facing operations on Monday, June 1, relaxing more of the COVID-19 Emergency Operations plans that have been in effect since Marc...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Riverview Cemetery wall to be replaced

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The old stone wall along Spring Street at Riverview Cemetery will be replaced with a new, stronger concrete wall in a $500,000 Clarksville Streets Department project that will begin June 1.

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

TDOT to begin big repaving projects

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  A major resurfacing project will begin June 1 on Kraft Street, an important 1.8-mile loop around downtown that carries a heavy volume of construction-related traffic.

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

A Memorial Day Message from Mayor Joe Pitts

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CLARKSVILLE. Tenn. -- Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for continued social distancing, the local Clarksville-Montgomery County Memorial Day Ceremony and many other events across the country, including the 2020 National Memorial Day Parade in...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

United Way starts fund to help households pay electric bills

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region has partnered with TVA and CDE Lightband to create the COVID-19 Community Care Fund to assist families affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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