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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.

On Veterans Day, which we will celebrate Saturday with speeches and a parade and on Wednesday wit...

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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. 

The keynote speaker is U.S. Ar...

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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.

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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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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Project will gather, save pandemic stories

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks & Recreation is seeking to engage citizens in a historical documentation project about how the novel coronavirus pandemic has affected life in Clarksville.

Tracy Jepson, Historical Interpreter at Fort De...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Mayor working on ‘status quo’ budget

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Mayor Joe Pitts began a series of meetings with department heads this week to develop a Fiscal Year 2021 Budget amid the economic and operational challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency.

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

City plans a phased, gradual reopening

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Most City of Clarksville offices and departments will continue limited operations next week under the same COVID-19 Emergency Operations plans that have been in effect since March 23, with many offices and facilities still c...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Mayor announces his choice for Police Chief

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Mayor Joe Pitts has chosen Deputy Police Chief David Crockarell, a 25-year veteran of the department, to succeed Chief Al Ansley as the leader of the Clarksville Police Department.

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Downtown Market moving to McGregor Park

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Downtown Market will open 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 site of the popu...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

UPDATE: Governor preempts local reopening plan

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Gov. Bill Lee has issued an executive order that will allow dine-in restaurants and retail stores to resume operations this week in Clarksville and Montgomery County.

The governor’s action preempt...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

UPDATE: ‘SHELTER AT HOME’ EXTENDED FOR 4TH WEEK

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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.

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: Mayors offer Q&A on COVID-19

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Mayors’ Video  and Q&A Summary

Here is a link to the video, produced and released on Monday, April 13: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyiYeX5lRJ0&feature=youtu.be 

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Clarksville to activate mass notification system

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The City of Clarksville is implementing the CivicReady mass notification system, enabling urgent notifications, emergency instructions, warnings and routine communications to subscribed citizens via email,...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

UPDATED: MAYORS’ ‘SHELTER AT HOME’ ORDERS EXTENDED FOR 3RD WEEK

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

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

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

SUMMARY OF THE MAYORS’ ORDERS

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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 19, 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 19, 2020

MAYOR, COUNCIL DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY

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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 coronaviru...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

City wants to distribute COVID-related grants

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

Clarksville is proposing amendin...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Lampkin resigns for post at Housing Authority

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Keith Lampkin, director of Clarksville’s Office of Housing & Community Development for the past 10 years, resigned Wednesday and announced he had accepted the position of Deputy Director of the Clarks...

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Cold Puts Focus on Homeless Services

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – With colder weather forecast for the Clarksville area, social service agencies are focusing on emergency shelter solutions for homeless people in need....

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Firefighter recognized for heroic rescue

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

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

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Clarksville Fire Rescue seeks job applicants

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

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Fire Rescue welcomes 10 new firefighters

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

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

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

CFR’s Technical Rescue Trailer hits the road

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Clarksville Fire Resue’s new Technical Rescue Trailer made its maiden voyage early Tuesday morning, deploying to the scene of a vehicle extrication involving an individual trapped under a car inside of a home.

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Fire Rescue sets up open-burning message line

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Fire Rescue recently rolled out an automated phone message system to help Clarksville residents comply with open-burning regulations. 

Residents can now call (931) 645-7454 on the day that they ...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

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Applications will be accepted between January 1 - April 30

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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.

Clarksville Transit System wil...

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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.

Residents are urged to submit question...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Recreation centers to get repairs

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

The Crow Recreation Center on Richv...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

CTS to begin rear-door-only boarding

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

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Stuffed animals spotted!

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

The global trend for the “Teddy B...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

City firefighter tests positive for COVID-19

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

CFR has consulted with the Montgomery County Health...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Summary of the Mayors’ new orders

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

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Mayors to issue ‘shelter at home’ orders

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

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Clarksville YMCA offers critical childcare

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

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

City’s mosquito control efforts begin April 1

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

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

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

CARES Act extends help to small businesses

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

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

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

City Hall initiates screening process

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

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Delinquent tax deadline looms

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

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

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

City Court extends in-person activity ban

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

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

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Police monitor compliance with executive orders

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

The  orders expand ear...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

City Council meetings move online

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

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

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Mayors issue orders limiting activity

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

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

More work planned on downtown parking lot

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

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

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Mayors urge residents to avoid gatherings

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

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

MAYOR, COUNCIL DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY

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

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

An Order Establishing a Local State of Emergency

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

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

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Parking Commission OKs pickup parking

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

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

CTS suspends fare collections during emergency

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

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mayor Pitts to declare state of emergency

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

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

CTS takes precautions to limit coronavirus

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

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

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Urban Ministries sets stage for special operations

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

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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.

“When I started, the Clar...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Architectural firm to prepare streetscape plan for 'Vulcan Corridor'

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

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

New Driver Service Center is on the way for Clarksville

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

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

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

City Revenue Office open Saturdays in February

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

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

CTS adds three new buses to its fleet

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

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

City invests in ongoing sewage improvements

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

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

United States Colored Troops remembered at Fort Defiance

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

Fort Defiance will host memb...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

CPD says 55 unattended deaths in 2019 likely drug-related

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

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Batten promoted to Deputy Fire Chief

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

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

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Posted on: January 18, 2020

'Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence’

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By JOE PITTS

Mayor of Clarksville

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

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

City’s Internal Auditor moving on

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

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

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Workshop offers help for small businesses

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

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

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Mayor Joe Pitts previews City's 2020 agenda

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

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

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Police Chief Al Ansley to retire

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

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Public invited to design workshop for inclusive playground

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

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

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Applicants sought for Citizens Police Academy

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

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

SBA offers storm disaster assistance to businesses, residents

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

SBA announced Thurs...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Thomas leads state’s purchasing professionals

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

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

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Rising waters close some parks, events

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

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

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

City offers Christmas tree recycling

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

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

City offices to close for New Year’s Day

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

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

Input invited on community development

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

The meeting, conducted by Clar...

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Posted on: December 23, 2019

Letourneau elected to TRPA board

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

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

A Christmas Message from Mayor Joe Pitts

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

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

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

A REPORT FROM MAYOR PITTS: OUR FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE

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Our First Year in Office

Busy 12 months yielded better intergovernmental relations, 

smoother budgeting, and several new departmental leaders

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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.

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Christmas on the Cumberland

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The City of Clarksville’s Christmas on the Cumberland is sure to create lasting memories this holiday season as thousands experience the captivating displays of over one million lights!

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

Christmas Parade will be a drive-through experience

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

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Christmas on the Cumberland returns to McGregor Park

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The banks of the Cumberland River will once again be lit with over a million dazzling lights as Christmas on the Cumberland returns to McGregor Park Riverwalk this holiday season.

The grand opening will take place from 5:00 t...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

New Providence indoor pool opens Oct. 1

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks & Recreation will open New Providence pool on Oct. 1 for indoor swimming activities through the fall and winter months.

The pool, at 168 Cunningham Lane, is covered with an inflated dome from October to ...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Downtown Market wins ‘#1 Market in America’

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

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

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

2020 Christmas Parade planning begins

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

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Riverfest Regatta and Virtual Talent Show winners announced

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

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Parks & Recreation to release Digital Activity Guide this Fall

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CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee. – As the weather cools down and indoor activities become more popular, Clarksville Parks & Recreation is releasing a new Activity Guide that brings a catalog of those activities into the palm of your hand.

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Riverfest adjusted amid pandemic concerns

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CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee. – 

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

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Billy Dunlop Park to reopen after renovations

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

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Two Clarksville pools to open on June 20

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

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Many Parks & Recreation facilities to reopen June 1

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

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Parks & Recreation prepares for a ‘different’ summer

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

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Statement on using parks while maintaining social distancing

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Here is a statement prepared by the National Recreation and Park Association, and endorsed by Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department.

Concerns about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continue to grip our nation. As organizations that ...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Clarksville Police to reopen lobbies to public

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

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Two officers join CPD's Community Relations Unit

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.  – Officer Bryan Hughes and Officer Arian Prather have joined the Clarksville Police Department Community Relations Unit.

Officer Hughes is a Clarksville native and is a graduate of Northwest High School. Officer Hughes enlisted...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

CPD officers to wear face protection

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Police will start wearing cloth face masks when dealing with the public as an added safety measure amid the coronavirus outbreak. 

"We see this as an additional layer of protection for the public,&am...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

CPD opens 24-7 information phone line

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Police have geared up a special  information phone line to take general calls from the public while the department’s lobby is closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

CPD to modify some safety procedures

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.  – The COVID-19 pandemic has made it necessary for law enforcement to closely evaluate their procedures for conducting business.  

The Clarksville Police Department will continue to provide full service law en...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Tennova hosts critical incident exercise

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Area first responders and Tennova Healthcare-Clarksville tested capabilities and procedures Saturday, Feb. 29 as Tennova hosted a Critical Incident Exercise with area law enforcement, fire and EMS officials.

The exer...

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Public comments sought on Clarksville Police

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The Clarksville Police Department is scheduled for an on-site reaccreditation assessment during the week of March 23 to verify that the department meets the state-of–the-art professional standards.

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Police Service Dog Leonidas retires

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.  – Police Service Dog Leonidas, affectionately known as Leo, will soon be enjoying treats and leisurely days basking in the sun instead of finding drugs, tracking down suspects and helping to keep the City of Clarksvi...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Dunlop intersection to close for paving

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

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

City offers ‘Spring Cleanup’ during March

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Street Department will begin its annual spring cleanup -- essentially free removal of  residential yard waste  -- on March 3.

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