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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Transportation 2020+ moving forward

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Work is under way at City Hall to start making the vision of the Transportation 2020+ Strategy a reality.

After passage of the Fiscal Year 2022 budget in late June, which endorsed the transportation plan and a 20-cent property tax rate increase to fund it,...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

City Communications Director to retire

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Richard V. Stevens, communications director for the City of Clarksville for the past five years, will retire from the position in August, concluding a 40-year career as a journalist, media executive and communicati...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Council backs transportation strategy

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  In a reversal of a previous vote, the City Council voted 8-5 Wednesday to approve Mayor Joe Pitts’  proposed 2022 budget that funds the first phase of a comprehensive long-range transportation and road improvement s...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Police outline traffic plan for July 3 event

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The Clarksville Police Department has announced procedures designed to minimize delays and improve safety for those attending the City of Clarksville’s Independence Day Celebration on July 3 at Liberty Pa...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Mayor proclaims June 2021 as Pride Month in Clarksville

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Mayor Joe Pitts issued a proclamation designating June 2021 as Pride Month in Clarksville.

“Celebrating Pride Month influences awareness and provides support and advocacy for Clarksville&...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

College/N. 2nd Street intersection to be partially closed

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Gas & Water will partially close the intersection of College Street and North Second Street from 7 a.m.  Monday, June 14 to 7 a.m.  Wednesday, June 16 for sewer main line work related to the...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

CPD notes fireworks regulations, safety tips

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The Fourth of July is right around the corner, so Clarksville Police are  acquainting residents with information about local fireworks ordinances, state laws and fireworks safety.   

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

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 10 Councilperson Stacey Streetm...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

City invites job seekers to Job Fair

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Job seekers are invited to the City of Clarksville’s in-person Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 17 at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center to learn about open positions and to discuss job opportunities with...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

City offices to close June 18 to observe Juneteenth

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – For the first time, the City of Clarksville will observe Juneteenth as an official City holiday.

This year, since Juneteenth falls on Saturday, June 19, City employees will have a paid holiday and City offices will c...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

‘Cause for Applause’ honors City staff

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Despite rain and gloomy skies, the stars of the City of Clarksville workforce shone brightly Wednesday morning inside the Wilma Rudolph Event Center.

The City’s second annual “Cause for Applause&...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

City court to adopt new orders

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Municipal Court has adopted new courtroom requirements effective May 27 regarding face coverings and social distancing in accordance with an updated order by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

City OKs money for pandemic relief programs

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The City Council recently directed $1.4 million from federal Community Development Block Grant and CARES Act coronavirus relief funding into local programs designed to help people overcome pandemic-related economic challenges.

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

County Health Department to relocate COVID-19 vaccination site

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Montgomery County Health Department will move its COVID-19 vaccination site to Moore Magnet Elementary School, 1350 Madison Street, on Tuesday, June 1. The Moore Magnet site is expected to remain in operation through Jul...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Mayor Pitts offers a Memorial Day message

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As we prepare to observe a solemn Memorial Day, I’m mindful that this is the 20th year our country has been at war in Afghanistan, longer than any other American conflict. Now, with an announced end to the deployment to Afghanistan, we remember ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

CTS to offer free summer rides for youth

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Transit System and the City of Clarksville are offering free summer transportation to young people to help them engage in summer jobs and enrichment programs.

CTS will offer the Summer Youth Free Ride Pr...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Quick facts about Transportation 2020+

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor Joe Pitts has proposed a 20-cent property tax increase to fund Tier 1 of the Transportation 2020+ Strategy designed to overcome Clarksville’s pressing transportation improvement needs. Here are some quick fac...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Mayor Pitts outlines preliminary 2022 budget

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Mayor Joe Pitts presented Monday a preliminary 2022 budget that asks the City Council to support and fund the first phase of a comprehensive transportation and road improvement strategy. 

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Billy Lee named City Fleet Manager

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Mayor Joe Pitts announced Monday that Billy Lee has been named Fleet Manager for the City of Clarksville.

Lee served as Interim Fleet Manager and Garage Manager while a search for a new department head was conducted. His appointment is effective May 17.

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

‘Best Place’ campaign receives GNRC award

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council, in collaboration with the City of Clarksville and Montgomery County, has received an award for its 2019 Best Place to Live Campaign.

The Local Government Award f...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

City to host vendor fair for small businesses

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Purchasing Department will conduct a Reverse Vendor Fair for small businesses interested in providing goods and services to the City.

The fair will be from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 16 at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Troy Industries coming to Clarksville

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- The Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board is pleased to announce Troy Industries Inc., has chosen to relocate its United States manufacturing headquarters in Clarksville.

Troy Industries has executed a le...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Ray Williams remembered as ‘first-class public servant’

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

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Council considering water & sewer rate increases

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

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Rock blasting starts May 4 at multipurpose event center site

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

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

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

City to return to in-person meetings

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

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

City invites job seekers to Virtual Job Fair

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

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Exit 8 Athletic Complex plans take shape

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

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

First Street to close between College and Main

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

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

City’s annual mosquito control efforts begin

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

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

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Mayor’s Youth Council event location moved

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

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

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Clarksville Faces of Women’s History: Ella Roberts

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

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

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

City to reopen driver services window

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

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

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Mayor’s Youth Council to honor pandemic victims

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

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

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Nashville State students ride free at CTS

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

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

American Legion Post 7 honored for service to veterans

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

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Clarksville Faces of Women’s History: Carolyn Bowers

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

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Vaccinations now available to people 55+

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

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

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

CTS to unveil technology upgrade

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

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

Gas & Water promotes two to senior positions

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

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

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

County Mayor to lift mask order

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

Public and private health agencies have jo...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

City Court to resume in-person proceedings

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

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

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

City completes purchase of Roxy building

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

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

City offers ‘Spring Cleanup’ during March

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

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

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Guidance issued for fully vaccinated people

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

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Clarksville Faces of Women’s History: Kim McMillan

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

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

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Transportation 2020+ reaction mostly positive

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

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Franklin Street closed overnight

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

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

More vaccination sites now available

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

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Curbside pickup parking spaces to continue

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

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Posted on: February 27, 2021

Faces of Black History: James Halford

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

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

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

County mask order extended to March 27

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

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Vaccination scheduler may confirm wrong site

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

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

THDA offers help with COVID-19 Rent Relief Act

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

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Posted on: February 21, 2021

County, City offices to reopen Monday

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

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

City Revenue Office open Saturday

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

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

County, City offices to remain closed Friday

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

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

City Court to resume in-person on March 16

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

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

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Posted on: February 14, 2021

Mayors ask citizens to avoid driving

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

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Clarksville Faces of Black History 2

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

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

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

City offices closed Monday for Presidents Day

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

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

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

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

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

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Street Department prepares for wintry roads

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

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Microvast Power Solutions to locate headquarters in Clarksville

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

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

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Mayor to present transportation strategy

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

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Many City facilities to reopen Monday

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

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Clarksville Faces of Black History

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

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

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

State seeks input on transportation access

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

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Mayor offers his case for The Roxy

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

The Council is expected to vote Thursda...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Mayor Pitts proclaims Black History Month

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

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

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

County mask order extended to Feb. 27

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

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

City leaders remember Bill Forrester

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

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

King’s ‘Other America’ message resonates anew

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

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

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

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

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

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

State expands options for making COVID-19 vaccination appointments

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

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

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Charles W. Smith takes oath of office

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

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

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

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

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

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

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

Donations sought for wreaths to honor veterans

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

City officials and local volunteers honored veteran...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

City offices to close New Year’s Day

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

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

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

Hilborn promoted to City Project Manager

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

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

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

County mask order extended to Jan. 29

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

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

County, City frontline workers get vaccines

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

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

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

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Mayor of Clarksville

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

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Mayor presents Clarksville Annual Report

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

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

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Citizens urged to reach City online, by phone

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Citizens are urged to communicate with City of Clarksville Departments and offices by using online services, email, telephones, mail and drive-up windows and drop boxes to help reduce the resurgent spread of coronav...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

City offices to close Dec. 24-25 for Christmas

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

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

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Mayors urge businesses to stress masking

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

 

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Wreaths will honor veterans buried at Riverview

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

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

County mask order extended to Dec. 29

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

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

City prevails in Greenway lawsuit

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

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

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

City releases new mobile app for website

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

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

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Ceremony to honor veterans buried at Riverview

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

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

Drive-through Christmas Parade this Saturday

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

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

CTS honoring Rosa Parks this week

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

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

David Smith named Building & Codes Director

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

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

City offices to close for Thanksgiving

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

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

County Mayor extends mask order

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

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

City tax payments are due by Feb. 28

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

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

CFR breaks ground on maintenance garage

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

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

CTS buses to roll on Veterans Day

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

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

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

Mayor Pitts: Veterans have earned our thanks and support

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

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

City offices to close Nov. 11 for Veterans Day

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

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

CTS offers free bus rides on Election Day

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

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

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

City’s financial report earns top award

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

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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.

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

United Way and local mayors unite to feed families

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

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Veterans Day Parade will be Saturday, Nov. 7

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- The Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade will be Saturday, Nov. 7, with pre-parade ceremonies at 9 a.m. in front of the historic courthouse on Third Street in downtown Clarksville. 

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Street Department offers fall cleanup

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

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

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Mayor, Council work on revised 2021 budget

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

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Regional Planning Commission achieves Green Certification

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

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Mask-wearing still required in City facilities

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

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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: February 23, 2021

Community Development extends CDBG grant deadline

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

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Community Development invites CDBG grant applications

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

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

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Posted on: 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.

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Madison Street road closure planned for sewer work

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Gas & Water has planned sewer main line repair on Friday, July 23, at 7 p.m. and will close all lanes of Madison Street from Conroy Avenue to Eleventh Street for the work.

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Gas & Water announces kiosk payment option

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

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Annual fire hydrant flushing and testing underway

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

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Gas & Water observes Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day

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

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Peachers Mill Road lane to be closed for utility line work

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

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Gas & Water offices reopened Monday

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

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: 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: June 16, 2021

City offices to close June 18 to observe Juneteenth

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – City of Clarksville offices will be closed and City employees will have a paid holiday on Friday, June 18 to observe Juneteenth as an official City holiday.

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Building & Codes to close Tuesday afternoon

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Building & Codes inspectors and office personnel will close at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 15 for an afternoon of training.

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

City offices to close for Memorial Day

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  City of Clarksville offices will close Monday, May 31 to observe Memorial Day.

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

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

MPO to meet June 4

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The Executive Board and voting members of the Clarksville Urbanized Area Metropolitan Planning Organization will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 4. The public is invited to view the meeting online.

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Posted on: May 29, 2021

Pools and Splash Pads are now open!

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The City of Clarksville operates four public pools and four splash pads in the summer months from May 29 - August 8 & an extended season at New Providence and Swan Lake Pool on weekends only from August 14 - September 6.

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Predator decoys battle geese at Liberty Park

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Liberty Park is a great place for picnics, exercise, playtime, and to enjoy nature, but the geese that typically migrate in and out of the area are making the park their full-time home and causing problems for park patrons a...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

City to host Independence Day celebration

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The City of Clarksville will present its annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 3 at Liberty Park. The free event will include a live concert, activities and a fireworks show.

Liberty Park will open at 5 p.m. w...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Movies in the Park returns June 12 with ‘Sing’

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks & Recreation announces its second Movies in the Park event of the season presented by Kyrstin Frate with Keller Williams. 

“Sing” will be shown on Saturday, June 12 at Herita...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Liberty Park Pond to close for Fishing Rodeo

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) Youth Fishing Rodeo will take place Saturday, June 12 at the Liberty Park pond. Effective Friday, June 4, the pond will be closed to public fishing in preparation for the event. ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2021

Queen City Road Race winners announced

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The annual Queen City Road Race returned as an in-person event on Saturday, May 29 at Liberty Park.

The race, which is traditionally held at Austin Peay State University, changed venues and featured a 10K, 5K, and one-mile ro...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Queen City Road Race returns as an in-person event

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The annual Queen City Road Race returns as an in-person event from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 29 at Liberty Park.

The event, which is traditionally held at Austin Peay State University, will change venues and feature a 1...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Fort Defiance to host Civil War Medical Display

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks & Recreation will host its annual Civil War Medical display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 29 at Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center.

This free, educational event is open to the...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Outdoor pool season returns May 29

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

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

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Clarksville Downtown Market opens May 15

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

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Fort Defiance to host March to the Past

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

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Riverfest applications being accepted

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

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Fun with Fido returns to Liberty Park

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

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Mayor's Summer Night Lights seeks partners

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

The progr...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Movies in the Park to return

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

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

City to celebrate new Red River East Trailhead

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

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Riverboat to dock at McGregor Park

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

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Clarksville to assist ‘Plant a Tree for Tennessee’

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

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

City tennis facilities receive USTA Tennessee grant

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

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Parks & Recreation to host Escape Room game

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

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Filmmakers sought for Clarksville Film Festival

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

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Parks & Recreation to close some facilities

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

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Billy Dunlop Park renovation earns award

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

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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: 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.

The 13th annu...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Riverfest adjusted amid pandemic concerns

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CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee. – 

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

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Posted on: 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: 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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