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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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Posted on: February 13, 2024 | Last Modified on: October 14, 2020

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. 17, to commemorate the surrender of Fort Defiance to Union soldiers in 1862.

The surrender of Clarksville was a signific...

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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: January 18, 2024

City of Clarksville offices to open at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - City of Clarksville government offices will be open at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, to allow more time for roads to clear after additional light accumulations of wintry precipitation fell on Thursday.

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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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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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Posted on: January 10, 2024

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Unveils Exciting Changes for 2024 Special Events

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  Clarksville Parks and Recreation is thrilled to announce exciting changes to its 2024 Special Events lineup, following an extensive survey conducted at Riverfest 2023 and through social media channels for one month...

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Posted on: December 19, 2023

City to offer Christmas tree recycling

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The City of Clarksville Building & Facilities Maintenance Department - Forestry Division, the Clarksville Tree Board, and CDE Lightband will offer Clarksville residents fresh-cut Christmas tree recycli...

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Posted on: December 18, 2023

Kiana’s House celebrates opening with ribbon-cutting ceremony

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Kiana’s House, a new, 1,600-square-foot facility offering transitional housing for foster children in Department of Children’s Services care, celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open ...

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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.

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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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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. 

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All three City of Clarksville recreation cente...

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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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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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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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Posted on: November 9, 2023

Clarksville Tree Board named best in the state for 2023

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CLARKSVILLE, TN - The TN Urban Forestry Council, whose mission is to inspire and empower people to develop, grow and sustain vibrant, healthy and productive urban community forests, has selected the Clarksville Tree Board as the top tree board in the stat...

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Posted on: November 7, 2023

City offices to close November 10 for Veterans Day

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CLARKSVILLE, TN –  City of Clarksville offices will close Friday, Nov. 10 to observe the Veterans Day federal holiday.

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

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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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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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Posted on: October 18, 2023

City of Clarksville kicks off 2023 Wreaths Across America campaign

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CLARKSVILLE, TN – The City of Clarksville is hosting a wreath-laying ceremony for the service members resting at Riverview Cemetery during National Wreaths Across America Day on Saturday, Dec. 16 to remember and honor their legacy and service.

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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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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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Posted on: September 25, 2023

City Council to receive update on Mayor's Transportation 2020+ plan

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A special non-voting, informational session of the Clarksville City Council is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 2, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 106 Public Square.

The purpose of this meeting, called by Mayor Joe Pitts, is to routinely inform and u...

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Posted on: August 16, 2023

Women of Clarksville Expo returns August 19

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CLARKSVILLE, TN - There are only a few days left until the Women of Clarksville Expo, which will be held at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center on Saturday, Aug 19, from 10 a.m - 3 p.m. Here’s what you need to know about parking and what to expect at...

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Posted on: August 11, 2023

VetFest brings over 700 veterans to Wilma Rudolph Event Center

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CLARKSVILLE, TN - Over 700 veterans came out to the Wilma Rudolph Event Center on Thursday, Aug 10, for PACT Act VetFest. 

The PACT Act is a recently passed law that expands VA helath care and benefits for veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Oran...

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Posted on: August 9, 2023

Clarksville Parks and Recreation to highlight new Bark Park equipment at Yappy Hour

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks and Recreation invites you and your four-legged friends to join them for “The Yappy Hour”, an event celebrating the unveiling of the new agility equipment at Heritage Park Bark Park.

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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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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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Posted on: August 1, 2023

City of Clarksville invites Pollinators to Valleybrook Park

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Sarah Birk has been leading a focused effort to make the City of Clarksville’s already-beautiful Valleybrook Park off of Crossland Avenue even more eye-catching for the public, and at the same time, more functional and attractive to beneficial b...

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Posted on: July 26, 2023

Mayor's Summer Night Lights at Dixon Park

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The July 25, 2023, edition of Mayor's Summer Night Lights in the City of Clarksville was held at Dixon Park.

The fun revolved around the theme of, "Wide World of Sports," and the City's Finance and Legal departments pitched in b...

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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.

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Posted on: July 7, 2023

Women of Clarksville Expo returns August 19

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CLARKSVILLE, TN - The Women of Clarksville Expo returns to the Wilma Rudolph Event Center for its third year on August 19 from 10 a.m - 3 p.m.

This free event invites the community to shop, eat and learn about womens’ health issues. The Expo will...

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Posted on: July 5, 2023

Albatross folk art from Storybook Trail presented at City Hall

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In June, the Clarksville Arts & Heritage Council, in partnership with Clarksville Parks & Recreation, unveiled the first of their Storybook Trails at Bel-Aire Park on Marie Drive.

The featured book, "Wisdom: The Midway Albatross," written...
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Posted on: June 26, 2023

Dr. Minoa Uffelman, Dr. Ellen Kanervo and Phyllis Smith to speak at Fort Defiance

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CLARKSVILLE, TN. – Professor of History at Austin Peay State University Dr. Minoa D. Uffelman, Dr. Ellen Kanervo and Phyllis Smith will speak at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 1 at Fort Defiance. Their lecture will feature their latest wor...

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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.   

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Posted on: June 16, 2023

Read as You Stroll Through Bel-Aire Park

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CLARKSVILLE, TN – The City of Clarksville celebrated the opening of a Storybook Trail on Thursday, June 22, 2023, at Bel-Aire Park. 

Made possible by the generous funding from the Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Health Foundation,...

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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.
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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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Posted on: June 15, 2023

'Street Food On The Square' returns June 26

The third edition of the City of Clarksville - sponsored "Street Food On The Square" is coming to Public Square next to City Hall on Monday, June 26.
This month's featured food trucks will be Chillz Italian Ice and Pop N Dogs, said Micha...
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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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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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Posted on: June 6, 2023

Census: Clarksville leads Tennessee in annual population growth

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For the second year in a row, Clarksville led all Tennessee cities in year-over-year population growth between July 1, 2021 - July 1, 2022, based on the latest annual U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
The population inside the Clarksville city limits grew with...
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Posted on: June 2, 2023

CDE Lightband hosts Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo

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The 2023 Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo returned to Clarksville this year., running Friday and Saturday, June 2-3 at Liberty Park.Open to the public, the Rodeo began in 1998 by, and for the employees of Tennessee Valley Authority power distributors. It in...
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Posted on: June 1, 2023

City of Clarksville and Montgomery County jointly protect nature's pollinators

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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts and the City Council, on Thursday evening, June 1, 2023, formally presented a Joint Proclamation with Montgomery County Government, that recognizes the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department and City Sustainability Board f...
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Posted on: May 30, 2023

Attention Vendors: Sign up now for Women of Clarksville Expo 2023

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Attention Vendors:YOU can be a vendor for a Clarksville event for women, coming in August, that combines many fun and important topics.
But to be a vendor, the time to apply is NOW.
The City of Clarksville will hold its third annual Women of Clarksville Exp...
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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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Posted on: May 17, 2023

CDE Lightband, TVA, Silicon Ranch, and City of Clarksville break ground

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Today, CDE Lightband, Tennessee
Valley Authority (TVA), and Silicon Ranch, one of the nation’s largest independent power
producers and a community-focused renewable energy company, broke ground on two solar
farms totaling 6.75 megawatts in Clarksville, Tenne...
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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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Posted on: May 4, 2023

Clarksville adds 50 new trees to public green space thanks to state grant

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CLARKSVILLE, TN - Clarksville has received a major boost to its tree inventory thanks to 50 new trees planted on public properties by Building & Facilities Maintenance, Forestry Division.

Of the new trees, 30 were planted between Smith Trahern Mansion ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2023

City of Clarksville commits to improving public accessibility with capital projects fund

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CLARKSVILLE, TN - A $500,000 Capital Project for Accessibility Enhancements in the City, approved by City Council members in February, has gained its first two projects.

As part of this Capital Project, two service windows, one located on the first floor o...

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Posted on: February 27, 2023

Clarksville Parks & Recreations Seeks Participants for Senior Focus Groups

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks & Recreation is hosting a focus group for people ages 60 and up, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on April 11, 2023, at the Crow Recreation Center. 

Focus group volunteers will be provided a pre...

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Posted on: February 27, 2023

Registration for Spring Youth Ball Leagues Opens

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – With a little over a month until Spring is officially here, Clarksville Parks & Recreation is gearing up for its Spring Youth and Adult ball leagues. The leagues focus on sportsmanship, team play, and fun for al...

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Posted on: March 3, 2023

City of Clarksville to give away Free Tree Seedlings for Arbor Day

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City of Clarksville to give away Free Tree Seedlings for Arbor Day

CLARKSVILLE, TN - Clarksville residents will be able to receive up to five free tree seedlings (per person) on March 10 at this year’s Arbor Day Celebration at Liberty Park, hoste...

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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: 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.

To keep up with tradition, the City ...

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