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Chris Janson to headline Riverfest

July 4, 2017

Clarksville's Riverfest CelebrationClarksville, TN – Riverfest, the City of Clarksville’s entertainment festival now in its 30th year, is pleased to announce Chris Janson will be the featured headliner at the 2017 Festival. Chris Janson will perform at 9:15pm Saturday, September 9th on the Bud Light Stage at McGregor Park. The concert is free and open to the public.

“Once again, the City of Clarksville is presenting a big star to headline our big-time community festival,” Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan said. “Chris Janson is one of the hottest artists in country music, and he’ll be here to push Clarksville’s Riverfest to new heights.”

Chris Janson will be performing on the Riverfest Bud Light Stage Saturday, September 9th.

Chris Janson will be performing on the Riverfest Bud Light Stage Saturday, September 9th.

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City of Clarksville dedicates Born Learning Trail at Liberty Park

June 22, 2017

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, United Way, Happy Kids open Outdoor Resource

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, United Way Executive Ginna Holleman and a playful group of Head Start students opened the Born Learning Trail at Liberty Park on Wednesday.

The project is a partnership between the City of Clarksville and the United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region.

Youngsters from the Lafayette Road Head State gathered Wednesday with Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan at Liberty Park for the grand opening of the Born Learning Trail, a United Way sponsored interactive set of activities for young children and their caregivers.

Youngsters from the Lafayette Road Head State gathered Wednesday with Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan at Liberty Park for the grand opening of the Born Learning Trail, a United Way sponsored interactive set of activities for young children and their caregivers.

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Clarksville Urban Wilderness clears budget hurdle

June 20, 2017

Natural recreation area envisioned in heart of the Clarksville

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan’s 2018 budget, approved Monday by the Clarksville City Council, includes $450,000 to acquire a unique tract of land in the heart of Clarksville to be preserved as an Urban Wilderness.

The Clarksville Urban Wilderness would be on rugged land that lies between Madison Street and the Red River off of Tanglewood Drive. It includes dense vegetation, steep ravines, primitive trails, and a stream with a waterfall.

Clarksville Urban Wilderness

Clarksville Urban Wilderness

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City of Clarksville announces ‘Born Learning Trail’ coming to Liberty Park

June 16, 2017

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, United Way to dedicate trail June 21st

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan will help celebrate United Way Worldwide’s Day of Action at Liberty Park with the grand opening of the Born Learning Trail, an interactive set of activities for young children and their caregivers.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 2:00pm June 21st, 2017. Prior to the ceremony, from 8:00am to noon, 35 local United Way volunteers will help install the trail at Liberty Park.

A Born Learning Trail like this one will be installed at Liberty Park. The program was created by United Way Worldwide to promote activity and early learning opportunities for young children.

A Born Learning Trail like this one will be installed at Liberty Park. The program was created by United Way Worldwide to promote activity and early learning opportunities for young children.

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Housing incentives a big hit in Clarksville

June 14, 2017

City of Clarksville, Tennessee Housing Development Agency thank lenders for helping homebuyers

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN –  Several local lenders and real estate professionals received a hearty “thank you” this week from Ralph Perrey, executive director of the Tennessee Housing Development Agency, for their effectiveness in helping homebuyers use THDA programs.

Earlier this year, THDA announced a new program — Hardest Hit Fund Down Payment Assistance (HHF-DPA) program — which offers an additional $15,000 to homebuyers who use a THDA Great Choice mortgage to purchase a home in neighborhoods hard hit by the 2009 national economic downturn and have been slower to recover.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts, left, joins Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Clarksville Association of Realtors Director Deb-Haines Kulick and THDA Executive Director Ralph Perrey at a 'Thank You Clarksville' reception to honor the work of local lenders and realtors who have helped homebuyers obtain $3.75 million in THDA loan assistance since March 1st.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts, left, joins Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Clarksville Association of Realtors Director Deb-Haines Kulick and THDA Executive Director Ralph Perrey at a ‘Thank You Clarksville’ reception to honor the work of local lenders and realtors who have helped homebuyers obtain $3.75 million in THDA loan assistance since March 1st.

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Walk Across Tennessee with Healthy Clarksville

May 31, 2017

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan will kickoff program June 3rd at Downtown Market

Healthy ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Looking for a fun, easy way to ramp up your organization’s wellness program? Or get a personal improvement project started?

Then join Healthy Clarksville/Mayor’s Fitness Council for Walk Across Tennessee. Developed by University of Tennessee Extension, the Walk Across Tennessee campaign is designed to get Tennesseans on the path to health and fitness.

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National Sports Services confirms interest in Clarksville

May 27, 2017

National firm says Exit 8 site ‘Ideal for Sports Complex’

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan’s plan to add a family Athletic Complex to Clarksville’s sports scene got a boost this week from National Sports Services, a company involved in minor league sports teams and sports facility development.

“I want to confirm our company’s interest in bringing a baseball franchise to Clarksville,” Matt Perry, National Sports Services president, wrote in a recent letter to Mayor McMillan.

All Pro Freight Stadium, in Avon, Ohio, a 5,000 seat multi-purpose baseball stadium which opened in June of 2009, is the home of the Lake Erie Crushers, a member of the Frontier League. National Sports Services represented the Crushers during lease negotiations, stadium development, and tenant/landlord relations.

All Pro Freight Stadium, in Avon, Ohio, a 5,000 seat multi-purpose baseball stadium which opened in June of 2009, is the home of the Lake Erie Crushers, a member of the Frontier League. National Sports Services represented the Crushers during lease negotiations, stadium development, and tenant/landlord relations.

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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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