(Photo taken Feb. 3, 2021 in Memphis, Tennessee, by Karen Pulfer Focht.)

Clarksville City Council considers becoming Second Amendment sanctuary city

BY: - March 4, 2021

(Update: The Clarksville City Council voted 8-4 Thursday night to approve the resolution to make the city a Second Amendment sanctuary.) A resolution introduced in the Clarksville City Council would proclaim the city as a “Second Amendment sanctuary,” as the state considers legislation that would make the same declaration across all of Tennessee. The resolution, […]

A voter enters a polling site in Coffee County, Tennessee. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Politics is still local: a look at the local referenda and races impacting small towns across Tennessee

BY: - November 5, 2020

While all eyes remain on the as-yet undecided presidential race, voters in small towns across Tennessee went to the polls on Tuesday to cast ballots focused on hyperlocal issues and candidates and achieved historic results in some instances. Here’s a look at some of those election outcomes and what they mean for Tennessee communities: Liquor […]

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Clarksville challenger targets veterans in race against incumbent Powers

BY: - July 29, 2020

State Sen. Bill Powers, R-Clarksville, has been representing state senate District 22 for just over a year, but he’s got  opposition from fellow conservative Doug Englen, who is mounting a case for change. Powers has the benefit of name recognition and a lifetime of service to the community, but Englen comes offering a long military […]

A November 2019 photo of members of the Clarksville Police Department from the retirement ceremony of Sgt. Ramon Ferrer-Ramos after 18 years on the force. (Photo: Clarksville Police Department Facebook page)

Clarksville cops pursue culture change

BY: - July 6, 2020

In the days after George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer who knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, the Clarksville Police Department was “disgusted,” but proud of the policies it has in place against such incidents. Now, as cities across the United States are reducing funding to their police agencies and […]

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Clarksville leaders defend police funding, cut Confederate monuments

BY: - July 1, 2020

After the death of George Floyd, cities nationwide are having discussions about defunding the police and dismantling Confederate monuments. In a Tuesday panel on race relations, Clarksville’s mayor said he won’t defund the police “by one penny,” but he’s more than ready to rid the city of the last tributes to the Confederacy. Councilman Richard […]

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Austin Peay president steps down for Texas position

BY: - June 19, 2020

As universities navigate the impact of the coronavirus on their budgets and enrollment, Austin Peay State University has been handed an additional challenge to overcome. APSU President Alisa White announced Thursday morning that she will leave Clarksville this summer for a new position in Texas. An interim president has not yet been named.  Pending her […]