8:21 am
Thu October 18, 2012

APSU to Hold Second Walk to Afghanistan Project

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The Clarksville, Tenn., Mayor’s Fitness Council joins Austin Peay State University’s second Walk to Afghanistan Project to honor deployed soldiers. Participants in the October 22 event, which include families of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, are encouraged to walk the distance from Clarksville to Afghanistan. That’s roughly 10,644 miles. Project organizers will hold other Walk to Afghanistan events during the coming months but suggest participants to schedule their own impromptu walking events. Participants can sign in for the October walk at the Governor’s stadium from 4:30 p.m.

7:19 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Clarksville Babysitter Charged with Abuse

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A Clarksville babysitter has been charged with abusing a 2-month-old boy. Police say Jessica Watkins turned herself in Saturday and is facing charges of aggravated child abuse and neglect. The infant was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center for multiple broken bones last month. Watkins called the boy’s mother and said he had a swollen leg. She told the police the infant’s leg popped when she took him out of the car while babysitting him. The police issued a warrant for Watkins and Montgomery County jail officials say she is being held on a $50,000 bond.

8:04 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Clarksville Teller Arrested for Embezzlement


The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested the head teller at a Clarksville bank for false bookkeeping and theft more than 60,000 dollars. Kristy Hodges was arrested Saturday after a Montgomery County grand jury indicted her Tuesday. She faces one count of theft and several counts of false bookkeeping for Capital Bank. The TBI says it began the embezzlement investigation in September at the request of District Attorney General John Carney. Hodges is alleged to have taken more than 60,000 dollars between 2008 and 2012. She was released on a 2,500 dollar bond.

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9:11 am
Mon October 1, 2012

The Morning Cram [Supreme Court edition]

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From NPR: High Court Preps For Another Headline-Making Term.

From Kentucky: Department for Local Government Commission Tony Wilder says shutting down Sturgis water plant is a good economic decision.  Mark Blankenship continues efforts to reach a plea bargain for Murray State basketball player Zaveral “Zay” Jackson. 

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8:40 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Clarksville Semiconductor to Start Production in 2013

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A Clarksville, Tenn., semiconductor company should begin production of a critical base component of solar energy panels in 2013. Hemlock Semiconductor Director of Contract Manufacturing Terry Strange says construction has gone well on the $1.2 billion first phase of the project.

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2:48 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Man-made Cave to Offer Bats Haven from Disease

The cave's construction underway in late August: an entrance for humans is visible on the right, while bats enter the chimney-like structure.
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New tenants wanted: must be quiet during the day, must enjoy bugs. It might not sound like your kind of real estate, but then, you’re not a bat.

A new man-made cave near Clarksville is being built to give thousands of bats a safe haven from a devastating infection called white-nose syndrome; the experimental project may house bats’ best hope against the disease.

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1:14 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

APSU Recognized for Sustainibility Programs

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Austin Peay State University has joined a community-based sustainability program. The Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Program recognized APSU this week for its conservation efforts. The university added a sustainable campus fee in 2008 to help fund initiatives, such as recycling projects, alternative fuel vehicles, solar panels and better irrigation systems for landscaping. Going green is a trend among universities.

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9:35 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Social Security Numbers No Longer Required for Student Enrollment

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The Montgomery County, Tennessee school system is no longer requesting student Social Security numbers.  The shift comes months after hackers exposed the personal data of about 4300 current and former students along with the private information of about 4900 current and former employees.  In many of those cases, the data included social security numbers.  School system spokeswoman Elise Shelton says the school system will generate its own identification numbers for students, using the same system as Clarksville-Montgomery County schools.  Shelton says the school system began notifying affe

2:38 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Montgomery County in Need of Poll Workers

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Montgomery County, Tennessee officials say they are in need of additional citizens to work at polling places. 

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11:52 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Austin Peay Software Program Wins Praise

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An Austin Peay software program is winning praise from education experts. The program, called Degree Compass advises students’ course selection by analyzing their academic progress. 

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