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APSU to remove Hemlock Semiconductor name

November 25, 2015

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TNAustin Peay State University officials are moving forward with plans to remove the name from the University’s Hemlock Semiconductor Building.

The decision comes several months after the company offered this option, along with offering its assistance in repurposing the building.

Austin Peay State University Hemlock Semiconductor Building. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Hemlock Semiconductor Building. (APSU)

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Peggy Bonnington Shows ‘Unity in Diversity’ at Planters Bank in March

March 10, 2015

Planters BankClarksville, TN – The Planters Bank-Hilldale Gallery will feature “Unity in Diversity” by local artist Peggy Bonnington from Monday, March 9th-Wednesday, April 1st.

A native of Chattanooga, Bonnington has lived in Clarksville since 1987. Although without formal art training, she has been interested and involved with art since early childhood and has studied a variety of different media in small group or individual sessions with many prominent artists, including painting, pottery, drawing, printmaking and bookmaking.

Peggy Bonnington's "Unity in Diversity"

Peggy Bonnington’s “Unity in Diversity”

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Aspire Clarksville to Kickoff new Fundraising Campaign in February

January 11, 2014

Aspire Clarksville FoundationClarksville, TN – Aspire Clarksville, an economic development foundation to benefit Clarksville-Montgomery County, Tennessee, will officially launch its new campaign at a kickoff breakfast in early February.

The new, five-year, campaign aims to raise nearly $3.8 million for local business development, which is anticipated to bring over 3,500 jobs to the area.

The new effort, “A Focus On The Future,” is the fifth campaign since the Aspire initiative was started in 1996. [Read more]

Clarksville Montgomery County School System Teachers receive $20,000 Grant from Dow Corning Foundation

July 27, 2012

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School SystemClarksville, TN – The Dow Corning Foundation has approved a $20,000 grant to Clarksville-Montgomery County School System to fund the Teacher Extern Program, started this summer with 10 local industries, including Hemlock Semiconductor Group’s Clarksville site.

The program partners math and science teachers from CMCSS with engineers and industry professionals to better understand real life application of the subject they teach.

Hemlock Semiconductor Group Site Manager Terry Strange (right) presents a $20,000 Dow Corning Foundation grant to CMCSS Director Dr. B.J. Worthington. The grant will fund teacher externships.

Hemlock Semiconductor Group Site Manager Terry Strange (right) presents a $20,000 Dow Corning Foundation grant to CMCSS Director Dr. B.J. Worthington. The grant will fund teacher externships.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Housing Market is amongst Nation’s Best

July 13, 2012

The National Association of Home Builders recently released an index of housing markets that are on the rise.

National Association of Home BuildersWashington, D.C. – The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently unveiled an index that tracks housing markets on the mend, the NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI). The IMI is intended to draw attention to the fact that housing markets are local and that there are metropolitan areas where economic recovery is underway.

The index measures three readily available monthly data series that are independently collected and are indicative of improving economic health. The three are employment, house prices and single family housing permit growth.

Clarksville Housing Market continues to be strong.

Clarksville Housing Market continues to be strong.

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APSU, Vol State offering new 1+1 agreement in chemical engineering technology

August 20, 2011

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TNAustin Peay State University and Volunteer State Community College are partnering to offer a new transfer degree program, the Chemical Engineering Technology 1+1 Agreement.

This new program links Vol State students with APSU to create a seamless transition from Vol State into the chemical engineering technology (ChET) program at APSU. The two-year program awards the Associated of Applied Science credential. [Read more]

Clarksville Leaders make Nashville Post’s “In Charge” List

March 24, 2011

Nashville PostNashville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is among a handful of local people who made the Nashville Post’s “In Charge” list of Middle Tennessee’s business and political “power brokers.”

This is the second year the prominent Music City business publication has recognized those in the Nashville area who have “the ability to use a position to create opportunity for others … in business, government or on broader civic issues,” according to the magazine’s March/April issue. The list was broken into various categories such as Banking & Finance, Education, and Government/Politics, in addition to Media, Music, Sports and Technology. [Read more]

Interview with Clarksville’s Mayor Kim McMillan

March 21, 2011

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – On Saturday, March 19th, Mayor Kim McMillan sat down with Clarksville Online, Discover Clarksville, and WJZM‘s Hank Bonecutter to answer some questions on the top topics in Clarksville.

Some of the topics covered include the Marina, the City Budget, Clarksville Department of Electricity, Hemlock Semiconductor, growing infrastucture needs and several others.

Video Interview

APSU to celebrate new Hemlock Semiconductor Building with grand opening

September 10, 2010

Austin Peay State UniversityA year after breaking ground, Austin Peay State University will celebrate the grand opening of the new Hemlock Semiconductor Building at noon, Thursday, September 16th.

The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting and name dedication ceremony at the new facility, located at the intersection of College and Eighth streets. The Hemlock Semiconductor Building houses the chemical engineering technology (CET) associate degree program and laboratory. [Read more]

Bond bill facilitates industry moves to Tennessee

March 6, 2009

Legislative Wrap-Up: Companies expected to bring thousands of jobs to state over the next decade

Joe Pitts - 67th District

Rep. Joe Pitts

On Monday, the House voted to bring thousands of new jobs to Tennessee with the passage of a bill that guarantees incentive grants for Volkswagen and Hemlock, two companies scheduled to build new manufacturing facilities in Chattanooga and Clarksville.

“As many states in our nation struggle to survive this current financial crisis, we in Tennessee continue to lure new job opportunities to our state and provide a light at the end of this dark economic tunnel,” said State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville). [Read more]

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