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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Fort Defiance to host guest speaker on “The Importance of Oral Histories”

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Fort Defiance Interpretive Center will host guest speaker, Jason McGowan, as he presents “The Importance of Oral Histories”  at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 8.

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Movies in the Park closes with viewers choice ‘Matilda’

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

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Movies in the Park closes with viewers choice ‘Matilda’

Food trucks and pre-show activities available

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Clarksville Parks and Recreation receives national accreditation

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department earned its place among the nation’s top parks and recreation agencies with its accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation A...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Movies in the Park returns with ‘Coco’

CLARKSVILLE, TN. – Clarksville Parks & Recreation will host Movies in the Park sponsored by Kyrstin Frate of Keller Williams Realty, on September 24, 2022, at Heritage Park Soccer Practice Field. Pre-show activities will begin at 5 ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Fort Defiance to host Sevier Days event

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –Fort Defiance Interpretive Center will host Sevier Days, a living history event from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.

Native American and frontier reenactors will demonstrate flint knapping, an authentic blacksmith ope...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Riverfest Family Zone will be free to the public

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Riverfest Family Zone will be free to the public this year thanks to a sponsorship by Hankook Tire. Traditionally, a small fee and wristband are required to enter the Family Zone but not this year. 

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Riverfest 33 is this weekend! Here's what you need to know

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Join the City of Clarksville along the banks of the Cumberland River on Sept. 9 & 10, 2022 to celebrate the cultural diversity of our city through music, local eats, drinks, shopping, and recreational activities...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Celebrate Riverfest’s 33rd anniversary

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Join the City of Clarksville along the banks of the Cumberland River on Sept. 9 & 10, 2022 to celebrate the cultural diversity of our city through music, local eats, drinks, shopping, and recreational activities for the ...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

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Friday, September 9, 2022 | 5:00 - 11:00 PM

Saturday, September 10, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Riverfest is all about bringing the Clarksville community together and building comradery between neighbors. We create an atmosphere that celebrates and showcases...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

Shuttle services offered for Women of Clarksville Expo

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CLARKSVILLE, TN - During the Women of Clarksville Expo on August 27, parking at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center will be reserved for vendors and food trucks. In order to create the best experience possible and reduce tra...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

City breaks ground on Exit 8 Athletic Complex

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CLARKSVILLE, TN - Work on the Exit 8 Athletic Complex is officially underway as crews began moving dirt last week at the site.

Located south of the intersection of Rossview Road and International Boulevard, Phase 1 of the new Athletic Complex will include ...

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Posted on: August 15, 2022

Movies in the Park returns with ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

CLARKSVILLE, TN. – Clarksville Parks & Recreation will host Movies in the Park sponsored by Kyrstin Frate of Keller Williams Realty, on August 20, 2022, at the Liberty Park Amphitheater. The movie will be ‘Ralph Breaks the...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Vote now for you favorite downtown farmers market

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CLARKSVILLE, TN - We already know that the Clarksville Downtown Market is the best farmers market in America. Now it’s time to once again let the rest of the country know!American Farmland Trust has announced its 14th annual America’s ...
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Posted on: August 8, 2022

Volunteers needed for the 33rd annual Riverfest

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The 33rd annual Riverfest festival will be held on September 9th and 10th at McGregor Park, and Clarksville Parks & Recreation is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to be a part of the event. 

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Posted on: July 25, 2022

Dragon Boat Racing to be featured at Riverfest 2022

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Up to 35 teams of 22 paddlers will compete in the Dragon Boat Races on the Cumberland River at this year’s Riverfest, held September 9th and 10th at McGregor Park. The races will be a focal point on the river throu...

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

City announces river clean-up, seeks volunteers

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks and Recreation and local outfitter Float Ya Boat, invite paddlers to join them for a river clean-up on August 4, 2022, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The scope of the cleanup will be the section of the West Fork of...

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Sherwood Forest Park receives new playground

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks and Recreation announced the grand opening of a new and improved playground at Sherwood Forest Park, located at 229 Kings Deer Drive.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at 4 p.m. on July 14, 2022, with May...

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

Clarksville Parks & Recreation establishes new community program “The Hub”

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks & Recreation, with the support of local community partners, will host a community wellness hub on August 23 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and continue on the fourth Tuesday of each month at B...

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

City notes parking, transit information for Independence Day Celebration

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

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

City to host Independence Day celebration

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

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

City of Clarksville notes fireworks regulations, safety tips

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

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

City offices to close June 20 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 Monday, June 20 to observe Juneteenth as an official City holiday.

City pools, golf courses, and recreation centers will be closed as well.&n...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

Movies in the Park back with ‘Cruella’

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

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Movies in the Park back with ‘Cruella’

Food trucks and pre-show activities available

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

Dragon Boat Racing, F2Con, and Cardboard Regatta coming to Riverfest

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Monday, June 6, 2022

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Dragon Boat Racing, F2Con, and Cardboard Regatta coming to Riverfest

Annual festival returns with new and traditional events

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

City seeks vendors for Liberty Park venues

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The City of Clarksville has opened applications for local businesses to provide exclusive food and drink services at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center and Freedom Point, located inside Liberty Park. 

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Liberty Park Pond to close for Fishing Rodeo

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) Youth Fishing Rodeo will take place Saturday, June 11 at the Liberty Park pond. Effective Tuesday, June 7, the pond will be closed to public fishing in preparation for the event....

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Clarksville Mayor’s Youth Council Grows

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – 74 students have been selected to represent the City of Clarksville Mayor’s Youth Council for the 2022-2023 school year. New members will represent the community’s youth and directly engage with the Mayor...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Outdoor pool season returns May 28

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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 28, 2022.

Each pool will open but with new hours of operation to e...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Riverfest applications being accepted

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The City of Clarksville’s 33rd annual Riverfest will return to an in-person event Sept. 9-10. Applications for vendors, entertainers, and more are being accepted at ClarksvilleRiverfest.com through July 1.

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Movies in the Park returns May 28 with ‘Encanto’

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

“Encanto” will be shown on Saturday, May 28 at the L...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Mayor’s Summer Night Lights seeks partners

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks & Recreation is seeking community services providers, businesses and volunteers for the tenth-annual Mayor’s Summer Night Lights, an annual program that provides purposeful, positive and popul...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

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 14 to give you a glimpse into that time.

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Clarksville Downtown Market opens May 14

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The Clarksville Downtown Market will have its 2022 grand opening at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, at Public Square.

The Clarksville Downtown Market is a weekly open-air market featuring farmers and artisans who offer 100% local...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Queen City Road Race returns Saturday, May 7

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The annual Queen City Road Race presented by Publix returns from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 7, at Liberty Park.

The event will feature a 10K, 5K, and one-mile route. All three routes will begin and end at the W...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

New flag pole for Ukrainian flag added to McGregor Park

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  To support and stand with the people of Ukraine, the City of Clarksville and the Clarksville Rotary Club will hold a flag-raising ceremony at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2022, at the International Avenue of Flag...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Movies in the Park returns

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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 Ma...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Mayor’s Youth Council accepting applications

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Are you a junior or senior high school student interested in the political system? Do you want to work directly with the Mayor and City officials as a representative of City youth? If so, the Mayor’s Yout...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

McGregor Park Boat Ramp closed for repairs

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The boat ramp, parking lot and courtesy dock, located inside McGregor Park, are closed indefinitely for ongoing repairs to the asphalt. Crews have been working throughout the week to repair the damage, but addition...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Billy Dunlop Park to close temporarily for Scout events

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  A few times a year, Clarksville Parks and Recreation allows exclusive use of Billy Dunlop Park to local Scout groups. Two upcoming Scout events will close the park on Friday, April 1 until Monday, April 4 at dawn. ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Clarksville Parks & Recreation makes last call to attend Father-Daughter Date Night

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Come one, come all to a fun-filled evening where young women from ages 5 to 17 can dance the night away.

The occasion is Father-Daughter Date Night, presented by Altra Federal Credit Union from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturd...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Queen City Road Race returns with larger event

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Parks and Recreation has announced that the annual Queen City Road Race will return once again to Liberty Park this May alongside a Health and Fitness Expo at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center. This year&a...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Clarksville Film Festival winners announced

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  In February, 10 teams came together for a brief meeting before beginning a 52-hour scripting, filming, and editing marathon known as the Clarksville Film Festival presented by CDE Lightband. 

On Saturday, M...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Billy Dunlop Park to close temporarily for Scout event

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Billy Dunlop Park will be closed March 18-20 to accommodate a Scout event. The park will reopen at dawn on March 21.

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Swan Lake Tennis Complex Reopens with upgraded lighting

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Swan Lake tennis complex has reopened after new lighting was installed.

The new LED lighting system is more energy efficient and will require less maintenance. The tennis courts will now have improved visibility during th...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

Tickets available for Clarksville Film Festival

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Clarksville Film Festival kicked off Friday, Feb. 25, when 10 teams of filmmakers gathered virtually for competition rules and to select movie genres. Fifty-two hours of scripting, filming, editing -- and very little sle...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

Clarksville Esports league coming this Spring

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation and GGleagues are proud to announce the start of an esports league beginning April 2022.  

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Repairs scheduled for City Trail

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Red River Trail section of the Clarksville Greenway will be closed intermittently on Friday, February 18, for a drain pipe replacement under the trail.

This section of the trail is primarily near Kraft St and connects the...

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Posted on: February 15, 2022

Fort Defiance to host the Surrender of Clarksville event

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Fort Defiance Interpretive Center will host a living history event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, to commemorate the surrender of Fort Defiance to Union soldiers in 1862.

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

Fort Defiance to host Black History Month Event

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks & Recreation will host a Black History Month event from 1 - 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, at Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center.

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Caleb Cares Swim League kicks off at New Providence Pool

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks & Recreation will host the Caleb Cares Swim League at New Providence Pool beginning March 19, 2022, with a swim assessment. The league is sponsored by the Caleb Cares Project.

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

Halloween at Fort Defiance returns Oct. 29

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Prepare yourself for haunting historical tales of woe and terror! Fort Defiance will be hosting its annual Halloween at the Fort from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29. The event is open to all ages but recommended for ages 8 and ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Winners announced for 2021 Barbeque Bash

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CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee – The City of Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department hosted Clarksville’s fifth annual Clarksville Barbeque Bash on Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center. The Barbecue Bash featured a barbecue...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

2021 Christmas Parade returns December 4

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Floats and participants will grace the roads of historic downtown this holiday season as the 2021 Clarksville Christmas Parade returns to its original format on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 5-7 p.m.

Planning for the annual Christmas parade is underway, with regi...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

City relaxes mask requirement

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Effective today, the City of Clarksville will no longer require employees or visitors to wear masks inside City facilities after local medical and government officials confirmed in a meeting yesterday a steady downward trend of COVID-19 cases in Clarksvil...

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Posted on: November 11, 2021

City Mayor’s Message: Veterans Day

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Today, we celebrate and recognize the men and women who served, and continue to serve, our nation with honor and distinction. These patriots are our greatest strength; they represent the best of us, as they have dedicated their lives to the defense of our...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Clarksville assists with tornado recovery efforts

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The City of Clarksville and distinct City leaders are working alongside various organizations and independently to assist those affected by the recent tornadoes and powerful storms that swept across six states the night of Dec. 10.

Immediately following th...

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

City recognizes 130 employees and employee of the year for honorable public service

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 Every year, since 2020, the City of Clarksville and Mayor Joe Pitts reserve a special date to thank all City employees for their dedication and commitment to public service during the Cause for Applause event.

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