at the Smith Trahern Mansion in downtown Clarksville

November 2007

Development in the Exit 1 area is on hold. Mayor Johnny Piper announced the moratorium to the city Gas and Water Committee, citing an overburdened sewer system and repeated back ups of that system as the root cause.

It one of those kidding moments. Anyone paying attention should not be surprised, since the rapid rate of development in that area has surged far beyond the capabilities of its infrastructure that currently exists to support it.

Piper, in reporting to the Committee, said that the Hazelwood lift station, which serves 4500 homes, is overloaded; it running at 100% capacity and has overflowed five times in the past year. Now the problem has become an issue with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. the rest of this article categories, edit link ,comments >

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The Austin Peay State University Jazz Combo and Symphonic Band will present two free concerts sponsored by the Department of Music and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts.

Under the direction of Andrea Brown, assistant band director at APSU, the APSU Symphonic Band concert will be held Friday, Nov. in the concert hall of the Music/Mass Communication Building.

This performance will feature works such as Greensleeves arranged by Alfred Reed, A Fresh Aire Christmas arranged by Calvin Custer, In the Bleak Midwinter by Gustav Holst, Russian Christmas Music by Alfred Reed and Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson. on Dec. 5th in the concert theater of the Music/Mass Communication Building. the rest of this article categories, edit link ,comments >

Santa Claus is coming to town he made an appearance at the recent lighting ceremony for Christmas on the Cumberland, he be back for another visit with Clarksville children this weekend.

Montgomery County and the City of Clarksville will co host Downtown for the Holidays on Saturday, December 1, immediately following Clarksville’s 48th Annual Christmas Parade.

This is a family friendly event you won’t want to miss with musical performances by the local R band, Eclipse. For more family fun, there will be free carriage rides downtown, and children can take home a hand crafted toy made by the Tuckasee Woodturners and decorate a cookie with the Montgomery County Home Extension Office at Public Square. Visitors can also stop by the Gas Water Department’s Open House on the first floor at City Hall for free hot chocolate. the rest of this article categories, edit link ,comments >

With their refusal to hear a San Diego County case yesterday regarding unannounced searching of homes of public assistance applicants, the Supreme Court once again turned noted English jurist William Blackstone on his head. After all, it just Cadillac welfare queens that the refusal applies to, right?

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Tennessee House Majority Speaker Gary Odom will be the featured speaker at the Annual Montgomery County Democratic Party Christmas reception to be held Dec. at the Smith Trahern Mansion in downtown Clarksville.

Senator Rosalind Kurita, Speaker Pro Tempore, and Rep. Joseph Pitts of the 67th District are featured guests.

The MCDP is also asking for donations of American made toys for the annual Fire Fighters Toy Drive. Toys may be brought to the party. the public at large is also asked to support the Firefighters toy drive with donations of toys that can be dropped off at any fire station in Clarksville.

For more information, call 931 216 9795 or 931 801 4821. Information on American made toys can be referenced at Clarksville Online Nov. Citizens prepared to elect a president, professors at Austin Peay State University were told that they would not be allowed to discuss the current election with students. On Tuesday, just over three years after that pivotal election year, a mock trial was held on campus, a trial that pitted the United States against its president, George W. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Geneva Convention. Class member Michael Price said he at the opportunity to be a prosecutor in this case.

Dr. Rabidoux and Defense Attorney DeJesus

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While America Sleeps a new, intrusive plan is underfoot, and may be coming to a college near you.

Should cell phone ownership a requirement for college attendance? In the case of New Jersey Montclair State University, every student will now be required to have a cell phone not just any cellphone but one with GPS technology that enables emergency locating of any student on campus and it all in the interest of safety. The cost, however, is to be borne by the students to the tune of a $420 annual fee for the Sprint operated cell phone, a cost bundled into the students tuition bill. It the first such student bears the cost program in the country.

What do students get for their money? According to a report published by CBS 2 HD today, the Montclair University plan offers peak minutes a month, unlimited text messaging to any carrier, unlimited campus based data usage, and student activated emergency tracking. That implies students may use the system in case of emergency, yet the CBS report also referenced a comment, ostensibly supporting this intrusive program as a matter of safety, by Montclair Police Chief Paul Cell:

## ## it does is allow students to have an extra pair or group of people watching over them when they are going from one location to another. me, that the crux of the problem: not just the mandatory cost, but the eyes of big brother. the rest of this article categories, edit link ,comments >

Clarksville lost a premier dining spot Sunday afternoon when Tandoor went up in flames. Owner Nasir Hakeem reported that he investigated, and found an exterior sign on fire.

The flames spread through the attic and roof, spreading across the building and ultimately causing an estimated $150,000 in damage. The restaurant was open at the time of the fire but all staff and diners escaped without injury.

Hakeem had designed and built the restaurant, which is adjacent to the Governor Square Mall on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard. The restaurant also featured a smoking of room.

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