Tag: Houston County TN
“In the last month, three sixteen-foot utility trailers have been stolen in Tennessee Ridge and Erin,” said Lt. Brian Hooper, investigator for the Houston County Sheriff’s Office.
Hooper noted that home burglaries are also on the increase. Deputies in the eastern sector of the county report “random” home burglaries are occurring more. They note that these burglaries are taking place mainly during daylight hours.
Law enforcement advises residents to be more observant and to report anything that does not seem in the ordinary.
“Everyone should exercise caution, and watch out for any suspicious activity or unknown vehicles. “Watch what you keep outside,” said Hooper.
While Clarksville has donned its ‘gay apparel!’, it’s only fair to share that spotlight with some of our neighboring communities.
Clarksville’s neighbors are also showing their holiday glow, including Tennessee’s own Emerald City, Erin, decked out for the holidays.
The Erin Public Square is brightly festooned with red bows and fir garlands. The signature train boxcar sports a decorative candelabra wreath. The town’s leprechaun has his every ready smile and the Celtic Squares reflect a special sparkle. Even the shamrocks in the sidewalk seem to dance a bit.
All of Erin is sporting some serious Christmas glow. For those who enjoy viewing festive Christmas splendor, a short road trip is in order.
Photos by Turner McCullough Jr., JazzWaves Imaging Solutions for Imagine Media Solutions, Inc.
Cumberland City played host to its annual Fourth of July celebration on the Cumberland River with all its small town charm, hospitality and wonderment.
Cumberland City once again gave the tri-county community a grand show to mark the Fourth of July holiday. People came from all of the surrounding counties and communities to participate in the day’s festivities. Starting with a tractor parade opening the day-long celebration to the grand finale fireworks show, warmth and welcome were the watchwords of the day. Law enforcement personnel were courteous in directing traffic and pedestrians to their desired destinations. All primary roads were closed to vehicular traffic for the festival. The car and motorcycle show drew a strong crowd. The town center was filled with vendor booths offering an assortment of delights and wonders. Refreshments of drink and carnival eats were on ready hand to sate all appetites. The young and young-at-heart could find arts and crafts, petting animals fair and carnival rides.
The real draw of the day was the grand finale, the theme of the celebration, Cumberland City’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show. Lighting Up the Cumberland has become ‘The’ must see event for Western Montgomery County, Houston County and Stewart County alike. What began as Thunder on the Cumberland is now commonly known as the fireworks show that surprises and delights all ages. This year’s production of Lighting Up the Cumberland maintained the tradition established with its inception as Thunder On the Cumberland, namely that no government funds were used to pay for the fireworks show. Citizens came together and raised the necessary monies on their own over the year to pay for this annual community showcase. Visitors were everywhere and anywhere that afforded a clear view of river and the fiery delights that were to come. Parked along side State Route 149, State Route 46 and anywhere in between, lawn chairs and digital cameras were at the ready, awaiting the big show.
This writer/photographer and Business Clarksville’s editor, Christine Piesyk were the guests of Captain Ritchie’s good graces on the ferry moored at Cumberland City from which these photos were taken. We wish to thank Captain Ritchie for the courtesy he extended us and we look forward to joining him again next year. We tip our hats to Cumberland City for its annual gift to all who would venture across the Cumberland River to visit with them for the holiday weekend fest. Thank you and well done!
All photos by Turner McCullough Jr.
Gubernatorial candidate Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R) brought his Tennessee campaign to the communities of Paris, Dover and Cumberland City on Friday. First stop was Paris for the World’s Biggest Fish Fry, where he walked in the Grand Parade. The second lap of his journey took him to Dover in Stewart County, where he met with city officials and local residents before heading to Houston County and another stop on his campaign trail.
Ramsey used the opportunity to speak about his background and career as a small business owner, and present the issues that are key to his campaign. He noted that he was the first Republican speaker in the State House of Representatives in 140 years and the longest serving Republican Lieutenant Governor in state history.
As he introduced himself, Ramsey noted bluntly that he is a Christian conservative. Among the issues he discussed with voters:
- Health care: Ramsey opposes the recently passed national health care reform bill, citing his displeasure with an unfunded mandate requiring individuals to purchase a product, i.e., health insurance. “I will do everything I can to fight it,” he said. He noted that Cover Tennessee is one option for providing health care to individuals and small business, and added that the creation of insurance pools is one way to decrease the cost of health care to small businesses.
- Planned Parenthood: Ramsey supported to elimination of funding in its entirety ($1.2 million) for Planned Parenthood in the state of Tennessee. “Tennessee is a right to life state,” he noted.
- Civil Unions: Ramsey advocated marriage as a contract between “one man and one woman.”
- Carry permits for guns: Ramsey noted his satisfaction with the passage of firearms legislation allowing concealed weapons to be carried by licensed gun owners.
In wrapping up his regional tour, Ramsey stated that “Washington is out of control; they are spending and borrowing too much, and not listening to the people.”
As governor, he said, he would bring common sense and conservatism to the state.