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Posted on: August 4, 2020

City mourns passing of Barbara Johnson

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

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

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

Clarksville Police earn reaccreditation

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

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

County Mayor extends mask order to Aug. 10

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

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Mayor Pitts celebrates ADA’s 30th anniversary

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

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

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Clarksville suffrage statue to be dedicated Aug. 15

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

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

County Mayor renews mask order

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

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

Man charged in crash that killed City worker

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

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

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

County Mayor Durrett expands mask order

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

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Hours change at temporary COVID-19 testing site

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

The testing moved from Veterans Plaza to Richview Middle School ...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

City reviewing fireworks regulations

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

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

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

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

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

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Changes proposed for downtown parking

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

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Mayors back CMCSS reopening plan

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

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

UPDATED: Council backs order to wear face masks

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

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

United Way and local organizations unite to help homeless

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

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Chief Crockarell: ‘Proud to be a police officer’

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

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Plaque honors memory of Jeffrey Prosecky Jr.

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

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Gov. Lee Extends State of Emergency to Aug. 29

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

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

City breaks ground on District 3 Precinct

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

The new precinc...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Panel announced for ‘Forum on Race & Justice’

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

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

CDE Lightband honors Wayne Wilkinson

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

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

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Adopt-A-Street Program fights litter

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

Here’s how the program works: Voluntee...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Mayor proclaims ‘Juneteenth’ in Clarksville

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

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

City to host ‘Forum on Race & Justice’

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

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

City seeks land for new recreation center

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

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

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Revenue Office to resume in-person payments

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

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

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

CPD notes fireworks regulations, safety tips

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

For 2018, the late...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

City moving into Phase 2 of reopening

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

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Riverview Cemetery wall to be replaced

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

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

TDOT to begin big repaving projects

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

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

A Memorial Day Message from Mayor Joe Pitts

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

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

United Way starts fund to help households pay electric bills

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

The Community Care Fund kicks off Monda...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Project will gather, save pandemic stories

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

Tracy Jepson, Historical Interpreter at Fort De...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Mayor working on ‘status quo’ budget

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

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

City plans a phased, gradual reopening

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

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Mayor announces his choice for Police Chief

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

“David Crockare...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Downtown Market moving to McGregor Park

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Downtown Market will open May 16 at a new home on the banks of the Cumberland River. 

McGregor Park North Extension, behind O’Charley’s on Riverside Drive, will be the site of the popu...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

UPDATE: Governor preempts local reopening plan

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

The governor’s action preempt...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

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

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

The governor’s action preempts local orders issued previously issu...

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

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

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Mayors’ Video  and Q&A Summary

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

The first half of this document contains a summary of th...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Clarksville to activate mass notification system

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

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

SUMMARY OF THE MAYORS’ ORDERS

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

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

MAYOR, COUNCIL DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY

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

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