News Flash

Posted on: January 25, 2024

Disaster Recovery Centers in Four Tennessee Counties Will Close Soon

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.-  Disaster Recovery Centers in Cheatham, Dickson, Gibson and Sumner counties will close permanently in a few days.

The centers, with specialists from Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Admini...

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Inclement Weather News
Posted on: January 23, 2024

SBA to hold Tornado Recovery Resource Fair in Clarksville

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - In the wake of severe storms and tornadoes that impacted many counties in Tennessee on Dec. 9, a collaborative effort is underway to support survivors with resources, to help them rebuild their lives one step at a time.&n...

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Inclement Weather News
Posted on: January 12, 2024

One Month Remains to Apply for FEMA Assistance

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -  One month after the federal disaster declaration for the December tornadoes and severe storms, FEMA has provided $1.9 million to more than 500 Tennessee households to help with their recovery. Survivors who still ne...

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Inclement Weather News
Posted on: January 12, 2024

City of Clarksville prepares for potential winter weather

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - The City of Clarksville encourages residents to take appropriate precautions as they prepare for the first winter weather of 2024, which experts have predicted will occur January 14-16 (Sunday-Tuesday).

As of Friday morning,&a...

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Inclement Weather News
Posted on: January 10, 2024

FEMA releases additional aid information

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CLARKSVILLE, TN - The following information has been released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Montgomery County residents affected by tornado damage.

FEMA Grants Won’t Affect Other Benefits

Applying for federal disaster assis...

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Inclement Weather News
Posted on: January 5, 2024

Two City relief measures supported for those affected by tornado

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Clarksville City Council has approved two measures aimed at providing some relief for those residents and property owners victimized by the tornado of Dec. 9, 2023.One of the measures is an ordinance authorizing the City...
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Inclement Weather News
Posted on: December 22, 2023

State of Tennessee and FEMA offer guidance on disaster-relief donations

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The generosity of the public following the Dec. 9 severe storms is helping affected communities to begin recovering from this disaster.

However, an outpouring of donated items can quickly exceed the needs of the affected comm...

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Inclement Weather News
Posted on: December 21, 2023

Tornado Recovery Update: First wave of debris cleanup complete at Britton Springs

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn - The Clarksville Street Department is making quick work of wrapping up the first major wave of right-of-way tornado debris cleanup in the areas of Eva Drive and Evans Road.

The City of Clarksville would like to thank the many volunteers ...

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Inclement Weather News
Posted on: December 21, 2023

Red Cross Offering Financial Assistance to Storm Victims

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - The American Red Cross has financial assistance available for people whose primary homes were destroyed or are uninhabitable due to the local and regional Tennessee tornadoes of Dec. 9, 2023.

To be eligible for this program, households...
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Inclement Weather News
Posted on: December 20, 2023

Disaster Recovery Center Open in Montgomery County

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CLARKSVILLE, TN - Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and FEMA have opened a Disaster Recovery Center in Montgomery County to help people affected by the Dec. 9 tornadoes. 

The Center is located at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Librar...

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Inclement Weather News
Posted on: December 18, 2023

FEMA and Army Corps of Engineers share debris cleanup guidelines

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Clarksville, TN - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Army CORPS of Engineers have shared the following guide to debris cleanup following a major storm. Following these guidelines helps make the cleanup process much faster for removal t...

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Inclement Weather News
Posted on: December 18, 2023

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available for Montgomery County residents

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CLARKSVILLE. TN - The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) today announced the availability of Disaster Unemployment Assistance for four Tennessee counties impacted by recent tornadoes, including Montgomery County.

TDLWD is accep...

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Inclement Weather News
Posted on: December 18, 2023

Northeast High School Multi-Agency Disaster Relief Center Update

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CLARKSVILLE, TN - The Northeast High School Multi-Agency Disaster Relief Center is closing at 2 p.m. today, Monday December 18. Donations that remain on-site will be distributed to local agencies and the coordinated Clarksville-Montgomery County warehouse...

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Inclement Weather News
Posted on: December 15, 2023

Beware of potential FEMA impersonators

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CLARKSVILLE TN. - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Wednesday, Dec. 13, that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Tennessee to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by sev...

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Inclement Weather News
Posted on: December 14, 2023

How to Apply for FEMA Assistance After Severe Storms

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CLARKSVILLE, TN –Tennessee homeowners and renters in Davidson, Dickson, Montgomery and Sumner counties who had uninsured damage or losses caused by the severe storms on Dec. 9, 2023, may apply for FEMA disaster assistance.

FEMA may be ab...

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Inclement Weather News
Posted on: December 14, 2023

For safety, City requires proper demolition permits in tornado recovery

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CLARKSVILLE, TN - The City of Clarksville Building & Codes Department is aware that some apartment owners – whose buildings were damaged by the Dec. 9, 2023, Clarksville tornado – may intend to have those structures demolished with...

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Inclement Weather News
Posted on: December 14, 2023

Federal funding approved for tornado recovery

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CLARKSVILLE, TN - A Major Disaster Declaration for Tennessee (DR-4751-TN) was declared on December 13, 2023 by FEMA. Federal funding will now be available for those affected by the tornadoes in Davidson, Dickson, Montgomery, and Sumner counties.

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Inclement Weather News
Posted on: December 13, 2023

Clarksville Parks and Recreation provides tornado relief

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Alongside other city departments, Clarksville Parks and Recreation is providing disaster relief to the citizens affected by the tornado this past Saturday. 

City Recreation Centers

All three City of Clarksville recreation cente...

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Inclement Weather News
Posted on: December 13, 2023

Northeast High designated as central distribution site for donations

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CLARKSVILLE, TN - Northeast High School will now be the central distribution point for donations as LifePoint and Mosaic Church shift their operations to other areas of need, according to information received by Clarksville Neighborhood and Community Serv...

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Inclement Weather News
Posted on: December 12, 2023

Beware of "storm chaser" scammers

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CLARKSVILLE, TN - The City of Clarksville and Montgomery County would like to warn residents affected by the storm on Dec. 9 to be wary of scammers in the area. These storm chasers, as they are often called, seek to make a profit off of storm victims whil...

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Inclement Weather News
Posted on: December 11, 2023

Storm Relief Resource Guide

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CLARKSVILLE, TN - As the Clarksville community continues to recover from the tornado event that occurred over the weekend, a number of local organizations and businesses have come forward to offer assistance. Please see our Tornado Resource webpage&nb...

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Posted on: December 11, 2023

Clarksville, Montgomery County mobilize volunteers for tornado cleanup

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CLARKSVILLE, TN - A coordinated volunteer cleanup effort in areas where extensive Clarksville tornado damage has occurred begins Monday morning, December 11, at 8 a.m.

Volunteers are asked to gather beginning at that time, at Mosaic Church, 1020 Garrettsbu...

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News Flash

Posted on: February 23, 2024

IRS announces tax relief for taxpayers impacted by severe storms and tornadoes in Tennessee

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has announced tax relief for individuals and businesses in parts of Tennessee affected by severe storms and tornadoes that began on Dec. 9. These taxpayers now have until June 17, 2024, to file various f...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

I-24 Exit 1 Traffic Lighting Now Operational

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Traffic lights at Exit 1 of Interstate 24 are now installed and operational, as part of an effort to improve motor vehicle traffic flows and safety in that vicinity.

The announcement from Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts and the Clarksville Street Department le...

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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2024

Michelle Austin named Director of Clarksville Neighborhood & Community Services

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Michelle Austin has been elevated to the permanent title of Director of Clarksville Neighborhood & Community Services (CNCS), effective immediately.

She is a lifelong resident of Clarksville, with 25 years of experience in public service at the state a...

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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2024

State Department of Commerce & Insurance coming to help Clarksville tornado victims

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The State of Tennessee is currently working closely with the City of Clarksville and Montgomery County to assist residents affected by the December 9, 2023, Clarksville tornado.

There are cases where some tornado victims may be struggling with their privat...

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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2024

Clarksville Street Department repairing potholes inside City

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The City of Clarksville Street Department is working this week to repair City streets after rounds of freezing and thawing weather have caused an abundance of potholes.

This work in the City limits is one part of a broader effort across the region to repai...

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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2024

City of Clarksville seeks relief, support from valued insurance industry for tornado victims

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts and the City’s Long-Term Tornado Recovery Task Force chaired by Michelle Austin, Interim Director of Clarksville Neighborhood and Community Services, are appealing to private insurance companies ...

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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2024

Disaster Recovery Centers in Four Tennessee Counties Will Close Soon

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.-  Disaster Recovery Centers in Cheatham, Dickson, Gibson and Sumner counties will close permanently in a few days.

The centers, with specialists from Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Admini...

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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2024

SBA to hold Tornado Recovery Resource Fair in Clarksville

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - In the wake of severe storms and tornadoes that impacted many counties in Tennessee on Dec. 9, a collaborative effort is underway to support survivors with resources, to help them rebuild their lives one step at a time.&n...

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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2024

United then, and now: Downtown Clarksville tornado, 25 years ago, remembered

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A quarter-century ago, on January 22, 1999, at 4:15 a.m., a powerful F4 tornado struck the heart of Clarksville.

It was a history-making natural disaster that caused the collapse of many treasured structures in the historic downtown area, before dissipatin...

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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2024

City of Clarksville offices closed at noon Thursday, Jan. 18

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - City of Clarksville government offices closed at noon Thursday, Jan. 18 due to a winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service. 

Essential city public safety personnel will be on duty as usual and all...

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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2024

Clarksville Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with inclusivity and service

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The following is a commentary from the desk of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts, at the arrival of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., federal holiday:

On Monday, January 15, our great City of Clarksville, Tennessee, will join the rest of the nation in observing a...

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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2023

Clarksville is united and determined in recovery, one week after tornado

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The following is a statement from Joe Pitts, Mayor of the City of Clarksville, one week after the Clarksville tornado of Dec. 9, 2023.

One week ago today, a devastating tornado struck in areas of the northern part of the City of Clarksville.

Litera...
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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2023

City of Clarksville to honor memory of veterans buried at Riverview Cemetery

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Wreaths Across America, an annual Christmas season observance honoring the contributions of veterans buried at the City of Clarksville's Riverview Cemetery, will be held Saturday, Dec. 16.

Ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. Evergreen Christmas wreaths will be plac...

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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2023

City of Clarksville creates webpage tracking for Accessibility Enhancements

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The City of Clarksville has launched a City Website Dashboard to track goals and progress in its aggressive and forward-thinking Accessibility Enhancement capital project. 

This capital project, created by the Clarksville City Council in 2023, all...

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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2023

Regional Planning Commission seeks input on Comprehensive Plan for Growth

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WHERE WILL WE BE IN THE NEXT 20 YEARS? 
The new Clarksville-Montgomery County Comprehensive Plan is the long-range policy document to guide land use, growth, and development.
The plan is the culmination of an extensive two-year process of outreach ...
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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2023

As City parking garage work continues, some street closures announced

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City of Clarksville Projects Manager John Hilborn announced this week that, as construction on the City’s new downtown parking garage continues at First and Commerce streets, related utility work in Spring Alley is scheduled to be completed by F...

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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2023

Free downtown parking Friday-Monday in December

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CLARKSVILLE, TN. – Throughout the month of December,  the City of Clarksville will waive downtown parking fees Friday to Monday to promote shopping locally during the holiday season.

This promotion was inspired by “Local Busine...

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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2023

City of Clarksville developing safety action plan

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CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE – The City of Clarksville is developing a Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Safety Action Plan to help prevent roadway fatalities and serious injuries for all users including motorists, pedestrians, cyclists, and publi...

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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2023

City of Clarksville Internal Audit Department earns excellent rating

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The City of Clarksville’s Internal Audit Department was recognized for excellence in a recent peer review.

The Association of Local Government Auditors concluded in its peer review that, the City of Clarksville’s Internal Audit Departme...

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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2023

From public safety to parks, more progress on City capital projects

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The City of Clarksville continues to make significant headway on a variety of budgeted capital projects, as summarized in the latest report from the City's Project Manager's office.
"As our City continues to grow, so, too, should our...
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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2023

Learn how to become a vendor with the City of Clarksville

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It's time again for the City of Clarksville Reverse Vendor Fair!
The city invites all local and regional business owners to the Wilma Rudolph Event Center on Tuesday, Oct 17 to learn how they can have the City of Clarksville as their newest client...
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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Clarksville, Montgomery County remembers 9/11

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Patriot's Day, September 11, is a day of remembrance. 

Thank you for helping us remember all of those who made the ultimate sacrifice 22 years ago. May we never forget!

Thank you, Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts and Montgomery County ...
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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2023

City of Clarksville proclaims Homeless Awareness Week

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During the Aug. 3 regular session of the Clarksville City Council, Mayor Joe Pitts formally proclaimed the week of Aug. 5-11 as Homeless Awareness Week in the City of Clarksville.

The purpose of the proclamation is to educate the public about the many reas...

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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2023

Recycling Roundup 2023: Clarksville's final numbers were impressive

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The results are in: 

21,278 pounds of hard-to-recycle household items were collected in Clarksville back in March.

Impressive, to say the least.

Within that cumulative number, there were 4,140 pounds of discarded tires collected during the Springtim...

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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2023

CPD National Night Out; Mayor's Summer Night Lights at APSU

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The Clarksville Police Department's National Night Out, combined with the final 2023 edition of the Clarksville Mayor's Summer Night Lights, drew enthusiastic crowds to the Austin Peay State University campus on the evening of Tuesday, A...

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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2023

City of Clarksville making streets safer near new Arena

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The City of Clarksville’s Street Department is taking the initiative this week to make College Street intersections near newly-opened F&M Bank Arena safer for downtown pedestrians and motorists.

Another significant set of safety measures will...

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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2023

City to prepare Annual State Legislative Agenda

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Clarksville City Council, along with the Montgomery County Commission, will soon begin to prepare an annual Legislative Agenda for the community’s Delegation to the Tennessee General Assembly.

The City&rsquo...

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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2023

City adding traffic signals to improve safety

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The Clarksville Street Department announces these near-term improvements in traffic and pedestrian signalizations, as work continues to promote safety on the City's streets:
  • Fourth and College streets -- The Street Department has been adding a lef...
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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2023

Clarksville receives statewide award for Excellence in Police Services

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To combat increasing violent crime and improve services, the Clarksville Police Department has implemented new programs aimed at the city’s youth, mental health services, and in-house health and wellness to better help officers serve the public....

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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2023

The City of Clarksville notes fireworks regulations, safety tips

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

In Clar...

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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2023

Stiffer penalties planned for speeding in City's neighborhoods

Motorists in Clarksville could face stiffer penalties for speeding in residential areas of the City beginning July 1, through an ordinance recently supported unanimously by the Clarksville City Council.
Currently, people who are cited for speeding in resid...
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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2023

No tax increase, as City supports safety, quality of life in new budget

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The Clarksville City Council approved a new City budget for fiscal year 2023-24 that will not include a City property tax increase, and recognizes the importance of spending for public safety, quality of life, and service to the citizens of Clarksville.
Th...
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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2023

City of Clarksville Gets Federal Grant For Traffic Safety Planning

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The City of Clarksville, through the Clarksville Urbanized Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), has been awarded a $200,000 federal matching grant to support traffic safety initiatives as a component of the Mayor’s Transportation 2020+...
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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2023

City of Clarksville gives second quarter update on key road projects

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The City of Clarksville is making significant headway on numerous street and highway improvement projects throughout the community, as it works toward reductions in traffic congestion, and greater ease of mobility for residents and visitors alike, in one ...
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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2023

City offices to close June 19 in observance of 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 19 to observe Juneteenth as an official City holiday.

City pools, golf courses, and recreation centers will be closed as w...

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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2023

City of Clarksville makes progress on key capital projects

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The City of Clarksville continues to make progress on several key capital projects that are budgeted.
Projects range from the Rossview/Exit 8 Athletic Complex to the revitalization of the Frosty Morn property in the Red River District, to new public safety...
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Police Department - News Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Clarksville City Council begins reviewing proposed 2023-24 budget

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The City of Clarksville has prepared a proposed budget for fiscal year 2023-24 totaling $155,800,710 in expenditures for the City General Fund. 
The annual fiscal guide is being reviewed by the City Council with anticipation of adopting it before ...
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