The Greenway is located at 1101 Pollard Road, off of Peachers Mill Road in North Clarksville. The clean-up will be from 8 to 10 a.m.
National Trails Day, organized by the American Hiking Society, is celebrated across the country as a way to inspire the public to discover and learn about our nation’s trail system. Those interested in volunteering can contact Melissa Adkins at 645-7476.
For more details on the Greenway clean-up, please contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation at (931) 645-7476 or visit www.cityofclarksville.com.
The Volunteer State earned this distinction from Bankrate.com based on several criteria: second lowest cost of living in the U.S.; third lowest tax burden; some of the best access to medical care; and warmer than average weather.
Tennessee beat out other southern states that made it into the top ten including Alabama, Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, West Virginia and Virginia.
ECD offers the “Retire Tennessee” program, which promotes Tennessee as a great place for retirees to call home. Tennessee communities participating in the program are Cumberland, Franklin, Hamilton, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Loudon, Maury, Putnam, Roane, Robertson, Sullivan, Warren and White.
In its weekly report for May 12, Clarksville Parks & Recreation notes National Kids in Parks Day events, the return of the Downtown Market and Ft. Defiance’s Civil War Summer Camp. The weekly report calls attention to Parks & Recreation Department activities and events available to the public for outdoor recreation.
National Kids in Parks Day
Saturday is a special outdoors day for kids as May 18 is National Kids in Parks Day! The Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department is celebrating with two events that can get children out of the house and having a ball.
The Spring Family Campout will be held Saturday, May 18 at Billy Dunlop Park, located at 1930 E. Boy Scout Road. Families can camp overnight at the park for only $20 per family, up to six members, or $5 per individual. Dinner and breakfast will be provided and pre-registration is required at recpro.cityofclarksville.com.
Additionally, boys and girls ages 9 to 14 may participate in the local Hershey Track & Field competition, to be held at the Rossview High School Track at 9 a.m. Kids may compete in various track and field events and will be given the opportunity to advance to higher levels of competition, leading up to the national competition in Hershey, PA. This event is free to participate.
Clarksville Downtown Market to Open May 18
The 2013 Clarksville Downtown Market opens Saturday, May 18, with 70 vendors offering local fresh produce, baked goods, local honey, milk, décor, seasonal flowers and more. The Clarksville Downtown Market will be open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October 19 on Public Square.
Opening Day of the Market will feature musical performances by Eric Compton & Brio, cooking demonstrations by Kristina Waters, Arts and Crafts for Kids by Cynthia Bellar and Chalk, Paper, Scissors, Market bags to the first 500 in attendance and prizes!
Summer Pool Passes
Did you know that pool passes are on sale year round? If you’re preparing for your summer pool visits, don’t forget your pool pass!
- Create or update your family’s account online at http://RecPro.CityofClarksville.com.
- Email a photo of each family member on your pool pass (with their names) to ParksRec@cityofclarksville.com. We can add them to your account before you arrive.
- Bring your completed form with you. A printable registration form is available at http://RecPro.CityofClarksville.com under the “Links” section.
Civil War Summer Camp
The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host the City’s first Civil War Summer Camp for 5th and 6th graders. Students will learn about the people, events, vocabulary, songs, food, drills, clothing and flags associated with the War.
Civil War Summer Camp will be June 17 through 21 from 8 a.m. until noon at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center. Cost to participate is $50 per student. Pre-registration is required and available through June 1 at For Defiance, the Parks & Recreation Main Office or online at recpro.cityofclarksville.com. Classes are limited to 12 participants so sign up today!
Bored with the workout tedium? Stressed out over gym routine? Clarksville Parks & Rec has just the answer for you.
Join the Zumba fitness party at the Crow Community Center, located at 211 Richview Road.
Beginning May 29, Crow will once again offer Zumba fitness classes on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m.
“I appreciate Xtend Healthcare recognizing Tennessee’s exceptional business climate and choosing to expand in Sumner County. “Incumbent industries continue to drive job creation throughout the state, and we are focused on doing all we can to position them for growth and success,” Hagerty said.
Xtend Healthcare offers revenue cycle management services to hospitals and doctors, which includes patient admitting, medical record consulting and coding, billing, and collections. The company, located at 500 W. Main Street in Hendersonville, provides support to clients in the healthcare industry nationwide.
“We are very gratified that our business continues to grow in Hendersonville. “Our goal is to have the best trained and qualified workforce that provides our comprehensive array of solutions, including business office, consultation, coding and accelerated recovery services to our customers,” Xtend Healthcare President Howard Kirshner said.
“It is great that the Xtend corporate headquarters continues to expand here in Hendersonville as it provides its services throughout the United States. “We are excited to see another corporate neighbor invest their time, money and efforts in Hendersonville,” Mayor Scott Foster said.
Xtend Healthcare is currently seeking qualified candidates to help expand their Hendersonville call center operations. Interested persons should contact Vickie Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chief Executive Magazine ranks Tennessee 4th in the nation when it comes to best states to do business in 2013. Among Tennessee’s strengths in the competition are a high quality workforce, low tax burden and low cost of living.
“TN has excellent people for manufacturing and can attract high quality professionals. It has a very high quality of living and a low cost of living. Logistics are great with great access to a larger percentage of the population within an 8 hour truck haul.”
“Tennessee has no state income taxes, which is a huge plus.” “TN has a very friendly governor and administration toward business.”
The magazine also cites a pro-business environment and recent worker’s compensation reforms as making our state “shine even brighter.”
“We find several states today as ‘real comers.’ This is especially true with Kentucky, Louisiana, North Dakota, Montana and Tennessee (although it has been on a fast track somewhat longer than the others).”
“VA, NC, MD, and TN all have strong business climates and excellent educational systems. They promote business. They want to and do help ongoing and new business.”
“North Carolina and TN seem to be pro business.”
Riders of the Clarksville Transit System (CTS) are facing the end of one of the system’s favorite money-saving features. Currently, CTS is proposing to eliminate transfers as of July 1st. Transfers allow a rider to combine two route rides, reaching the desired final destination, at a reduced price.
The proposal is now in the public comment phase, where the general public and specifically members of CTS’s ridership may submit their comments on the proposal. Affected public members may also request public hearings on the matter.
CTS riders live in all areas of the city and work across the diverse sectors within the city boundaries. The transportation system blankets medical service providers, shopping and entertainment venues and public activity centers as well. Employers as well as their employees have a vested interest in the continuation of this vital community asset. Families will also be impacted by this proposed elimination.
The way it works is, when a rider boards a bus, they pay the regular fare which gets them to the CTS Transfer Point. By buying a transfer, which costs less than half the full fare price, that rider can then board a second bus to complete his/her journey to their final desired destination.
Under this system, a South Madison Street or Tiny Town Road area resident wishing to get to the Social Security Administration Center needs to purchase two fares to do so. One full fare ($1.50) and a transfer fare ($0.25). Such a round trip presently costs $3.50. Under the transfer elimination proposal, that cost rises to $6.00 If the rider wishes to go to other destinations, a day of riding CTS can become quite costly. There are discounts for students and the elderly, and a Day Pass is also offered.
Public transportation systems are crucial in metropolitan areas where many residents do not have their own personal transportation. Additionally, public transportation systems typically are not ‘for profit’ operations. The USDOT and the Federal Hwy Administration offer grants to subsidize public transportation systems in the U.S.
Anyone with questions or comments on the CTS or wishing to request a public hearing may call (931) 553-2430. Additionally, inquiries may be sent to Clarksville Transit System; Attn: Arthur Bing, Deputy Director; 430 Bollin Lane, Clarksville, 37040. Email contact: email@example.com.
Clarksville Parks & Recreation announces the schedule for the 2013 Hershey Track & Field competition. Young athletes can showcase their skills in track, long jump and softball throw in the annual track and field competition. This program is open to boys and girls ages 9 to 14 in the Clarksville-Montgomery County area.
Hershey Track & Field practices meet every Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Burt-Cobb Community Center, located at 1101 Franklin Street. Practices will be held through May 16. The local competition will be held at 9 a.m. May 18 at the Rossview High School Track.
Athletes placing first in the local competition advance to the district competition and compete for a place in the statewide competition. Practice attendance is not mandatory to compete in the local competition on May 18.
Young athletes can sign up by picking up an application at the Parks and Recreation office or any of our three community centers.
For more details on Hershey Track & Field, please contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 931-645-7476 or visit www.cityofclarksville.com.
Excessive rainfall and flooding had resulted in numerous county roads been closed. Updates have been issued as road conditions improved and flooding receded.
One road remains on the road closure list. That road is Lylewood Road at the Stewart County Line.
On Wednesday afternoon, Austin Peay State University President Tim Hall participated in a special recognition ceremony for a select group of APSU students. In his remarks he said they were one of the main reasons he loves going to work each morning.
“It makes us proud that we get the chance to work with heroes,” he said.
The students, sitting on a stage in the campus’ Mabry Concert Hall, were all either veterans, reservists or active duty military personnel. In less than 48 hours, they would receive degrees from APSU, and the University hosted a special ceremony Wednesday to recognize all their hard work.
As part of the Spring 2013 Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony, each student received one of the University’s special military coins. About 20 percent of APSU students have a military connection, and the coin, designed by the APSU Office of Public Relations and Marketing, was created to honor those individuals.
During this year’s ceremony, the University also presented a coin to Joe Winn, a 1963 APSU graduate and a World War II and a Korean War veteran. Winn spent much of his career as a flight engineer on the Navy version of the B-24 bomber. The 94-year-old, dressed in a dark blazer with his medals pinned to his chest, was greeted by a standing ovation as he went on stage to receive his coin. When Wednesday’s ceremony ended, the APSU students made sure to stop and shake Winn’s hand as they processed out to meet with their families and friends.
For more information on the ceremony or APSU’s military coin, please contact Dr. Bill Cox, executive director of the Austin Peay Center @ Fort Campbell, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Excessive rainfall and flooding over the past weekends had resulted in many county roads being closed to drive-thru access due to flooding. As flooding levels recede, roads have been removed from the closure.
Two county roads remain closed.
Those roads are:
- Lylewood Road (at the Stewart County line)
- Sango Road
Notifications will be sent as the remaining roads reopen.