Public Assistance Requested: Runaway Juvenile

Posted by: | Posted on: March 6, 2015

FullerDetective Channing Bartel, from the Clarksville Police Department, is searching for a runaway juvenile. The runaway juvenile is 17-year-old Nicholas Fuller from Clarksville. Nicholas has been gone since Thursday 02/19/2015. His mother does not know where he is located at this time. He has a history of running away from home. A photo of Nicholas is included in this release. If anyone finds Nicholas Fuller or has any information in regards to his whereabouts, please call Detective Bartel at 931-648-0656 Ext. 5144.

Nicholas Fuller— Hgt: 5-07” Weight: 135


NO QUORUM EXPECTED FOR CLARKSVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Posted by: | Posted on: March 6, 2015

Due to the inclement weather conditions, the City of Clarksville has received inquiries about the City Council Meeting scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015.

Under the provisions of the City’s Charter and the City Code, all regularly scheduled Council meetings shall occur on the first Thursday of the month unless a specific ordinance is passed (which requires two separate readings) changing the meeting date or time; therefore, tonight’s meeting cannot be cancelled or rescheduled.  However, if there is not a quorum present, meaning that a majority of the Council members are not able to attend, no business of the City can be conducted.

“I have strongly urged our City employees and the public to use extreme caution if they have to travel and to stay home if at all possible.  I have been advised by a majority of the Council members that they will not be able to attend tonight’s meeting due to hazardous road conditions.  As a result, no City business will be conducted tonight,” said Mayor McMillan.  “We have been advised that traveling continues to be treacherous and the temperatures will continue to drop to single digits, increasing the likelihood of re-freezing streets.  If necessary, I will call a Special Session to address business scheduled on the March 5 agenda.”

Additional weather-related updates:

According to the Clarksville Street Department, the roads throughout the City are extremely hazardous. Street Department employees worked throughout the night and will continue to work around the clock to remove snow from the roadways.  They are attempting to clear at least one passable lane on the major roadways first.


CITY OF CLARKSVILLE OFFICES CLOSED THURSDAY, MARCH 5 CTS BUSES ON SNOW ROUTES

Posted by: | Posted on: March 5, 2015

City of Clarksville offices will be closed on Thursday, March 5, 2015. Mayor Kim McMillan is encouraging everyone, including City of Clarksville employees, to stay off the roads tomorrow. Those employees who are needed to address emergency situations will remain on duty.
“We have a significant amount of precipitation on the roads and it continues to fall. It is a very dangerous situation,” said Mayor McMillan. “Unless you have to be on the roads, please stay home. The Clarksville Police Department has already responded to dozens of weather related accidents.”
Clarksville Transit System buses will operate on snow routes tomorrow.
The Clarksville Street Department has already begun work to clear the roads but the falling temperatures and continued rain/sleet/snow is making it very difficult. Street Department employees will continue to be out and working across the City.
“Safety is our primary concern for everyone. While we all hoped the worst of the winter weather was over, it appears that we are in for another difficult couple of days,” said Mayor McMillan.


MS Awareness Week 2015

Posted by: | Posted on: March 4, 2015

IMG_4008MAYOR KIM McMILLAN PROCLAIMS MARCH 2-8, 2015 AS
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AWARENESS WEEK IN CLARKSVILLE

Mayor Kim McMillan proclaimed this week as “Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week in Clarksville” joining Mayors and advocates from around the nation. Joined by local MS advocates and support group members Melba Dowdy, Aida Soto and Mary Nell Wooten, the Mayor presented the proclamation.

“Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system,” explained Mayor McMillan. “The symptoms vary from person to person making individualized treatment absolutely necessary. It’s also vitally important to have a strong support system and our community has so many people who care about and encourage each other as we work are hard to find a cure, to live our lives fully and to contribute to the Clarksville community.”

While the progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide.

For more information about Multiple Sclerosis, including diagnosis, treatment, research and support, visit www.nationalmssociety.org.


City of Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department gears up for annual Spring Eggstravaganza

Posted by: | Posted on: March 2, 2015

The annual Spring Eggstravanganza has been scheduled for April 4 at Heritage Park Sports Complex. The fun kicks off at 1 p.m. with free activities for children followed by the hunting of over 20,000 candy and prize-filled eggs.
Kids can enjoy inflatables, face painting, games & fun activities, and visit with the Easter Bunny! Parents don’t forget your cameras!

Egg hunts will be open to children ages 3 to 10 and will take place beginning at 1:15 p.m. Each child will receive an age appropriate arm band as they enter the complex that will correspond with the field they will go to for the hunt. Children ages 3 to 4 may have one adult helper per child. Children older than 4 are not allowed to have adult assistance during their egg hunt session. Egg hunt times are as follows:

· 1:15 p.m. – age 3

· 1:30 p.m. – age 4

· 1:45 p.m. – age 5

· 2:00 p.m. – age 6

· 2:15-2:30 p.m. – Break

· 2:30 p.m. – age 7

· 2:45 p.m. – age 8

· 3:00 p.m. – age 9

· 3:15 p.m. – age 10

Remember to bring a bag or basket to collect your goodies and be sure to place your empty egg shells in the proper recycling bin on your way out, so that they may be used at next year’s event.

This event is free and open to the public. It will conclude with the final egg hunt at 3:15 p.m.

Spring Eggstravaganza is presented by Clarksville Parks & Recreation and sponsored by Clarksville Family Magazine and The Leaf-Chronicle.
For complete details about Spring Eggstravaganza, please visit us online at www.cityofclarksville.com/eggs or call 931-645-7476.


Indoor Aquatic Center to host third annual “Wettest Egg Hunts”

Posted by: | Posted on: February 28, 2015

The Indoor Aquatic Center, located at 166 Cunningham Lane, will once again host a not-so-typical egg hunt.
On Saturday, March 28, thousands of colored eggs will be floating or sunk in the center’s pools, each good for candy and prizes. An adaptive egg hunt will be offered for children and adults with special needs at 11 a.m. with the remaining hunts for children ages 1 to 11 following from 1 to 7 p.m.
To help families as they plan to attend the Wettest Egg Hunts, the schedule of the day is as follows:

11:00 a.m.: Special Needs Children and Adults Only
1:00 p.m.: Ages 1-2, Ages 5-8, Ages 9-11
2:00 p.m.: Ages 3-4, Ages 5-8, Ages 9-11
2:45 – 4:45 p.m.: Open Swim for those registered
5:15 p.m.: Ages 1-2, Ages 5-8, Ages 9-11
6:15 p.m.: Ages 3-4, Ages 5-8, Ages 9-11
Cost to attend is $3 per hunter and will include a visit from the Easter Bunny and activities such as egg coloring, face painting, and a giant inflatable side! There will also be drawings for prize baskets and a hockey puck signed by the Nashville Predators’ Mike Fisher! Pre-registration for the Wettest Egg Hunts is required and can be completed online beginning March 1. A link to the online registration portal can be found at www.cityofclarksville.com/wettestegghunt.
For complete details about the Wettest Egg Hunts, please visit us online at www.cityofclarksville.com/wettestegghunt or call 931-645-7476.


2015 Diversity Business Marketplace and Education Conference

Posted by: | Posted on: February 27, 2015

PowerPoint Presentation
The Diversity Business Conference will be showing small businesses how to become vendors with the state, but they will be awarding contracts on the day of the event. A small business that attends this event, if they sell the item or service offered by the state, has the possibility of walking out with a contract of up to $50,000 that very day. Even if they do not walk away with contract, there will be procurement (buyers) from 28 government agencies there looking to find small businesses to work with

To download the vendor packet please CLICK HERE

For more info email jamil.s.moore@tn.gov or call 615-253-4657
http://www.tn.gov/businessopp/index.html .


Customs House Museum hosts Go Figure! exhibit

Posted by: | Posted on: February 27, 2015

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Storybooks present enjoyable, meaningful, interactive math explorations to children and adults in Go Figure! – a national traveling exhibit that opens March 1st at the Customs House Museum.

Go Figure! transforms charming children’s books into a kid-sized world where children and adults can have fun exploring math with familiar characters such as Arthur, Frog and Toad, and the Three Bears. Each of the five colorful larger-than-life books in the exhibit includes a math-related activity such as measuring, weighing, or sorting, along with labels to guide parents. Featured books are Arthur’s Pet Business, The Doorbell Rang, The Quilt, Frog and Toad are Friends: A Lost Button, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

“Using familiar children’s books, the exhibit offers our community delightful experiences with simple math and demonstrates that math is learned naturally by the inventive, curious mind. Children ages two to seven years old and their parents or caregivers will enjoy the lively graphics of the exhibit and the related programs and activities,” said Terri Jordan, Curator of Exhibits.

Come and experience how parents’ involvement in learning can help foster a child’s natural curiosity and intuitive sense of math, and make a difference in school and later life. Go Figure! will be on exhibit through June 14th. Developed by Minnesota Children’s Museum in partnership with the American Library Association and supported by the National Science Foundation.

Located at the corner of Second and Commerce Streets, the Customs House Museum is the second largest general museum in Tennessee. For more information on above events contact Terri Jordan, Exhibits Curator, at 931-648-5780 or terri@customshousemuseum.org.


Mega Million Scam: Clarksville Victim

Posted by: | Posted on: February 26, 2015

Scam Incident Report:

On 02/24/2015 at 7:33p, the Clarksville Police Department responded to an Obtaining By False Pretenses call at a Clarksville residence. The victim stated that at 8:30a he got a call from Micheal Anderson, who stated that he works for the “Mega Millions” and that he picked the victim’s name from a phone log. Mr. Anderson told the victim that he had won 1.8 Million dollars, an SLX 550 Mercedes Benz, a gas card, and 5,000 dollars cash each month for two years from the Mega Millions. The victim stated that his wife sent a Money Gram from Walmart for the amount of 535.00 dollars to a Paris, AR address. At about 1:30p, Mr. Anderson called back and asked that the victim change the address for the Money Gram to a Star City, AR address. At that time, the victim’s wife went back to Walmart and made the changes to the Money Gram as requested by Mr. Anderson. At 4:00p the victim spoke with a James Robert Globber, who also stated that he works for Mega Millions in the finance department. Mr. Globber explained to the victim that he needed to fill out a form for drop off verification for the vehicle delivery, which was to be delivered by “AAA.” He stated that the victim also needed to send another 43,854.25 dollars for taxes and processing fees. The victim told Mr. Globber that he did not have the money and could only send 10,000.00 dollars. Mr. Globber then told the victim that if he could send 17,003.19 dollars for the fees that would be enough.

The Clarksville Police Department will continue to share this information as long as these incidents continue to surface. The CPD will do its best in looking out for its Clarksville citizens, citizens in the surrounding areas, and citizens that follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Mega Million Scam TIPS are included below.

“These scams all have one thing in common: They try to trick you into sending them money or personal information by claiming that you have won a large lottery prize (http://www.megamillions.com/news-releases/beware-of-fake-lottery-scams).”

TIPS: This information came from the Mega Million website (the link is included below)

“*If someone says you have won a lottery that you have never played, be suspicious. You can’t win a legitimate lottery if you didn’t buy a ticket.

* If you have caller-ID on your phone, check the area code when someone calls to tell you you’ve won. If it is from a foreign country, that is a red flag. Also, be aware that some con artists use technology that allows them to disguise their area code: although it may look like they’re calling from your state, they could be anywhere in the world.

* Be suspicious if an e-mail contains misspellings or poor grammar, or if the person who called you uses poor English.

* If you are told that you need to keep your “win” confidential, be suspicious.

* No real lottery tells winners to put up their own money in order to collect a prize they have already won. If you have to pay a fee to collect your winnings, you haven’t won.

* Just because a real lottery is mentioned does not necessarily make it a real prize. Someone may be using the lottery’s name without its permission or knowledge.

* Never give out personal information or send money unless you verify the company’s or solicitor’s legitimacy.

* If they offer to wire the “winnings” directly into your bank account, do not give them your bank account information.

* If you are told that you can “verify” the prize by calling a certain number, that number may be part of the scam. Instead of calling it, you should look up the name of the lottery or organization on your own to find out its real contact information.

* If you think someone on the phone is trying to scam you, hang up immediately. If you engage them in conversation, your name and contact information could end up on a list that’s shared with other scammers (http://www.megamillions.com/news-releases/beware-of-fake-lottery-scams).”


Space remains in Clarksville Parks & Recreation’s Fly Fishing program for youth and teens!

Posted by: | Posted on: February 25, 2015

Do you like fishing? Are you interested in aquatic environments? Clarksville Parks & Recreation has once again teamed up with the National Fishing in Schools Program to offer a class in basic fly fishing!

Class will be held at the Crow Community Center on Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m., March 5 through March 26, and is open to grades 6-12. The cost of the class is $10 per person, along with $5 Center ID. Space is available but limited, so sign up now using the registration link found at www.cityofclarksville.com. Registration can also be completed at any of our three community centers as well as our main office, located at 102 Public Square.

The National Fishing in Schools Program educates participants about fish, insects, aquatic environments, resource stewardship and conservation using fishing, and learning the skills of casting. This program will make learning the skills of fishing fun and easy. What makes this class unique is the use of the CasTarget system, which uses photorealistic targets. This will help participants better visualize the target, and gain a better sense of fishing.

For more information on Fly Fishing, contact Clarksville Parks & Recreation at 645-7476 or visit www.cityofclarksville.com.


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