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Mayor’s Summer Night Lights provides free fun for young people

May 14, 2017

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is excited to invite young people in the Clarksville community to a summer program filled with free food and fun activities designed to help young people fight the summertime blues and boredom.

The fifth season of the Mayor’s Summer Night Lights program will kick off June 5th with 5-on-5 basketball tournaments and continue at various locations throughout the summer with DJs, athletic competitions, arts and crafts, local music performances and even a step show featuring fraternities and sororities from Austin Peay State University.

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CDE Lightband earns Diamond Level Reliable Public Power Provider designation

May 10, 2017

Clarksville power utility commended for reliability, safety

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – CDE Lightband has earned a Diamond Level Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)®  designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service.

CDE Lightband scored 98-100 percent from the national public power experts. David Lynch, Assistant Director of Utility Operations at Marquette Board of Light and Power, Michigan, and chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designations on May 8th during the Association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

David Lynch, left, Assistant Director of Utility Operations at Marquette Board of Light and Power, Michigan, and chair of the Association's RP3 Review Panel presents the Diamond Level plaque to Brian Taylor, CDE Lightband General Manager, and Keith Cutshall, CDE Lightband Safety Manager. At right is Mike Hyland, Senior Vice President of APPA.

David Lynch, left, Assistant Director of Utility Operations at Marquette Board of Light and Power, Michigan, and chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel presents the Diamond Level plaque to Brian Taylor, CDE Lightband General Manager, and Keith Cutshall, CDE Lightband Safety Manager. At right is Mike Hyland, Senior Vice President of APPA.

“We’re honored to be recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider,” said Brian Taylor, General Manager of CDE Lightband.  “Our staff works hard to provide reliable service and RP3 recognizes our commitment to serving the community.”

The RP3 designation, which lasts for three years, recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement. Criteria include sound business practices and a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity.

“The City of Clarksville is proud of the high-quality service and efficient operations achieved by CDE-Lightband, our electric power utility,” Mayor Kim McMillan said. “This Diamond Level designation is a high honor for the leadership and workers of CDE, and for the members of the City’s Power Board, the citizen’s panel that oversees  CDE.”

CDE Lightband joins more than 220 public power utilities nationwide that hold the RP3 designation.

“Utilities that have earned an RP3 designation demonstrate public power’s emphasis on achieving leading practices and providing a high level of service to communities,” said Lynch. “We are proud to welcome all utilities earning this recognition for the first time and to those renewing their designations.”

The American Public Power Association has offered the RP3 designation for 12 years. The Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 49 million people in 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. The Association advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations.

About CDE Lightband

CDE Lightband Customer ServiceCDE Lightband is a municipally-owned public power and broadband service provider serving 67,000 electric and 19,000 broadband customers with the city limits of Clarksville, TN.

CDE Lightband provides reliable utilities delivered at the speed of light. Our service area, consisting of 100 square miles within the municipal boundaries, includes 892 miles of power lines and 960 miles of fiber optic cable.

Our world-class Fiber Optic Network keeps electric costs low and allows us to deliver exceptional products and constant innovation. The network provides savings of over $1 million annually in operating costs and provides over $5 million annually in income for electrical grid improvements that result in half as many large scale power outages compared to peer cities.

Additionally, access to our network increases home values by 3% or an average of over $5,000, according to the Fiber to the Home Council. Based in large part on access to the superior digital products provided by CDE Lightband, Clarksville has been designated a first 50 “Next Century City.”

CDE Lightband offers Electricity, Internet, Digital TV and Telephone services with blazing fast speed and superior performance … with the additional convenience of 24/7 local support and bundling all your utilities into a single bill.

Our staff includes 200 full-time employees, a management team with over 100 years of combined industry expertise and governance provided by a board of five local business leaders.

For more information, visit their website at www.cdelightband.com

City of Clarksville opens two new B-Cycle stations

May 8, 2017

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan cut a ribbon Monday to open one of Clarksville’s two new bike share stations.

The ceremony, at the Pollard Road trailhead on the Clarksville Greenway,  included Clarksville Academy students, Community Health Foundation board members and Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department leaders.

A second new station, at Public Square and Franklin Street in Downtown Clarksville, also opened Monday.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan celebrates growing bike-share service.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan celebrates growing bike-share service.

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Clarksville dedicates Frank Sutton statue

May 3, 2017

Actor, soldier, humanitarian honored in hometown

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017, a statue of actor Frank “Sgt. Carter” Sutton, who was born and raised in Clarksville, was dedicated on Franklin Street in Downtown Clarksville.

A crowd of more than 150 people — including a large group of third-grade students from Clarksville Academy and a busload of Coldwell Banker Realtors  —  gathered to watch Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, statue project leader Mark Holleman, and sculptor Scott Wise pull the shroud from the bronze image.

The completed statue of Frank Sutton was unveiled at 1:30pm Wednesday near the Roxy Theatre on Franklin Street by Mark Holleman, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and sculptor Scott Wise.

The completed statue of Frank Sutton was unveiled at 1:30pm Wednesday near the Roxy Theatre on Franklin Street by Mark Holleman, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and sculptor Scott Wise.

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APSU celebrates 90th anniversary with special event and tree planting

April 28, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TNAustin Peay State University President Alisa White and her husband, Elliott Herzlich, commemorated the University’s 90th anniversary with a special ceremony and tree planting on Wednesday.

The noon event took place on the lawn in front of the Browning Building, and it included performances by the Governors’ Own Marching Band, the APSU Chamber Singers, the University Choir, the Austin Peay Dance Team and members of the APSU Cheerleading Squad.

Austin Peay President Alisa White and alumnus Evans Harvill (’46), son of former APSU president Halbert Harvill, planted a tree on the Browning lawn. On February 10th, 1954, President Harvill helped plant a tree in honor of Austin Peay State College’s 25th anniversary. (Beth Lowary, APSU)

Austin Peay President Alisa White and alumnus Evans Harvill (’46), son of former APSU president Halbert Harvill, planted a tree on the Browning lawn. On February 10th, 1954, President Harvill helped plant a tree in honor of Austin Peay State College’s 25th anniversary. (Beth Lowary, APSU)

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan marks APSU’s 90th birthday

April 27, 2017

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan issued a proclamation Wednesday noting Austin Peay State University’s  90th birthday, and hailing its  educational excellence and service to Clarksville and the State of Tennessee.

Austin Peay Celebrates it's 90th Birthday.

Austin Peay Celebrates it’s 90th Birthday.

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Work under way on section of Red River Trail

April 22, 2017

City of Clarksville uses state grants to continue Greenway

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Construction has begun on a another downtown section of the Clarksville Greenway, which ultimately will create a 10-mile hiking-and-biking trail connection between the City’s core and Heritage Park in Northeast Clarksville.

The latest section is known as the River Trail Red River Section and extends north along the Red River from the RiverWalk in McGregor Park to the Highway 41A bridge at Providence Boulevard.

In this enhanced map, the River Trail Section is shown as the shaded area on the north side of the Red River.

In this enhanced map, the River Trail Section is shown as the shaded area on the north side of the Red River.

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Clarksville Academy students assemble new BCycles

April 22, 2017

Grant allows expansion of City of Clarksville’s bike-sharing service

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – A group of Clarksville Academy students worked with Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department staff Friday to assemble 20 new BCycles for two new bike-share stations coming to Clarksville later this spring.

Clarksville Academy student assembles a new BCycle for the City of Clarksville bike-sharing program.

Clarksville Academy student assembles a new BCycle for the City of Clarksville bike-sharing program.

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City of Clarksville to dedicate Frank Sutton statue Saturday

April 20, 2017

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – A statue of actor Frank “Sergeant Carter” Sutton, who was born and raised in Clarksville, will be dedicated at 1:30pm Saturday on Franklin Street in Downtown Clarksville.

Mark Holleman, civic leader and broker/owner of Coldwell Banker Conroy, Marable & Holleman working with the City of Clarksville, led the drive to place the statue — created by local sculptor Scott Wise — near the Roxy Theatre in Sutton’s hometown.

Frank ‘Sergeant Carter’ Sutton statue to be unveiled near Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville

Frank ‘Sergeant Carter’ Sutton statue to be unveiled near Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville

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CTS to offer free summer rides for youth

April 11, 2017

Program will provide access to parks, pools and activities

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Transit System and the City of Clarksville are offering free summer transportation to young people to help them engage in summer jobs and enrichment programs.

CTS will offer the Summer Youth Free Ride Program from May 30th  to August 31st to youth 18 and under with a valid CTS Youth or Student ID.

Clarksville Transit Service will offer free bus rides for youth 18 and under this summer, allowing more opportunity for youngsters to get to work and summer activities.

Clarksville Transit Service will offer free bus rides for youth 18 and under this summer, allowing more opportunity for youngsters to get to work and summer activities.

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