Crow Community Center to host a new session of Clarksville Parks & Recreation’s Tai Chi program

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The Crow Community Center, located at 211 Richview Road, will host a new session of Tai Chi! Tai Chi will take place Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., February 3 through March 24.

This program is open to adults of any age who would like to reap the benefits of Tai Chi such as better balance, increased flexibility, and reduced stress. Tai Chi involves stretching and chair exercises. The class also relaxes and improves overall mind, body and spirit and can help reduce falls.

Cost is $20 for the entire 8-week program. Participants can register at the Crow Center, the Parks & Recreation Main office, or online at A Community Center ID is required and can be purchased for $5. Center IDs are good for one calendar year at all three Community Centers. This class is limited to a maximum of 20 participants, so register today!

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center to commemorate the 153rd Anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville

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The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host a living history event to commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville, Saturday, February 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Come see uniformed Civil War re-enactors from Baxter’s Battery who will provide living history and musket firing demonstrations. Musket firing demonstrations will take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Visitors can also tour the permanent exhibit which includes the 18-minute film, “Crossroads of Change 1861-1865”.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit or call 931-472-3351

Public Assistance Request: Cab Driver Robbed

Posted by: | Posted on: January 30, 2015

Detective Kevin Shaw is investigating a Robbery that took place on Concord Dr and is requesting assistance in identifying a person of interest. On 01/13/2015 at 12:35a, an employee of Veterans Cab Company was robbed after picking up an individual from 30 Concord Dr. The victim stated that once the suspect entered the back seat of his cab, he stuck a silver semi-automatic handgun between the front seats and demanded all of his money. The victim said the suspect also demanded that he hand over the keys to the vehicle. The victim gave the suspect his wallet, containing various items and cash, a roll of cash, and the keys to the car. The suspect exited the vehicle and fled from the scene on foot. He was not located at the time of the incident. Detective Shaw was able to include photos of a person of interest who may be able to answer questions in regards to this incident. If anyone can identify the individual in the photos or has information related to this incident, please call Detective Shaw at 931-648-0656 Ext. 5389 or the CrimeStoppers TIPS Hotline at 931-645-TIPS (8477).

The victim’s description of the suspect at the time of the robbery:

The victim stated that the suspect was a black male that appeared to be bald, wearing a black hoodie with blue jeans. He appeared to be in his early twenties.

Art Walk

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WHAT:  First Thursday Art Walk – February

WHEN:  Open 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, February 5, 2015

WHERE:  Shops & Galleries on Public Square, Strawberry Alley, & Franklin St.

COST:  Free

CALL:  (931) 614-0255




February ArtWalk to benefit American Heart Association

Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With February being American Heart Month, several businesses will be supporting the American Heart Association with donations or a percentage of sales going to the association.  In addition, we encourage people to participate in National Wear Red Day on February 6 and wear red to promote awareness of heart disease in women.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

The February Art Walk will be held February 5th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the shops and galleries on Public Square, Franklin Street, and Strawberry Alley.  The participating businesses are listed below as well as a description of the work they will be exhibiting and services they will be offering during the event.


The Downtown Artists Co-op (96 Franklin Street) The DAC is an association of talented local artists and interested patrons dedicated to promoting the visual arts in the Clarksville/Montgomery County area. Our objectives are to sponsor art exhibitions of work by Co-op members and regional artists, to provide continuing support for the Co-op and its membership through the sale of art work, to encourage arts education with outreach programs and scholarship fundraisers, and to develop membership services which directly support the arts community.



Downtown Artists Co-op (DAC) is proud to announce our 4th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition. This Photography Expo will feature the best photography from local and regional photographers.  The DAC will be serving up delicious appetizers, punch and wine for the opening.

The opening reception for the DAC Juried Photo Expo will be Thursday, February 5th from 5PM till 8PM. Awards and recognition will be given during the opening reception. Our primary sponsors for the DAC Annual Photo Expo are Regions Bank and Planters Bank.

The DAC opening is a central part of Clarksville’s “First Thursday Art Walk”, a wonderful evening of art, music and more in beautiful Historic Downtown Clarksville. Clarksville’s Art Walk occurs regularly on the first Thursday of each month. As always, the DAC will be serving up delicious appetizers, punch, water and wine for the opening reception.

The DAC Photo Expo will be on display during the entire month of February at the DAC Gallery located at 96 Franklin Street, Clarksville, TN. See our website or visit us on Facebook at for more information.All DAC openings and exhibits are also generously sponsored by The Frame Maker (Glen Edgin), F&M Bank and Sango Fine Wines and Spirits.

Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street)

Edward’s Steakhouse is proud to host local artist, Sandy Hart and local photographer, David Smith, during the February First Thursday ArtWalk.

Sandy Hart has been a part of the Clarksville community since 1995.  She has always enjoyed making handmade items but started to seriously pursue her love of art three years ago.  Since then, she has been taking art classes in Nashville, TN and has participated in several local art shows and markets.  Edward’s Steakhouse will host a variety of handmade items that include scarves, pottery, jewelry and zentangle.

David Smith is a retired U.S. Army Still Photographer, who came to the Clarksville area in 1976 as a member of the 101st Airborne Division.  He returned to Clarksville with his family after his retirement from the military.  Most of the photographs are of Landscapes and scenery but he also tries to photography the City of Clarksville.  ”I feel that it’s important for a photographer to help preserve the history through photographs.”

He is a member of The Friends of Photography here in Clarksville.  His photographs have been displayed in Edward’s Steakhouse, Tennessee State Museum, Customs House Museum and F&M Bank in Clarksville and Springfield and has been featured on local program, Tennessee Crossroads.

Stop in, see the art, listen to Denise Fuller on the piano and take in their Thursday night special, 1/2 priced $7.00 appetizers and 2 for 1 draft drink specials.

A percentage of all food sales during the First Thursday Art Walk will go to the American Heart Association.

The Roxy Regional Theatre – Peg Harvill Gallery (100 Franklin Street)

For those who enjoy the visual arts, the Peg Harvill Gallery, located just beyond the lobby, hosts twelve shows annually featuring locally and nationally known artisans. Shows generally open the first Thursday of each month for our First Thursday Art Walk.




The Roxy Regional Theatre’s Peg Harvill Gallery will feature country music-themed posters from Nashville’s historic letterpress shop Hatch Show Print to accompany their upcoming production of the hilarious classic country musical HONKY TONK ANGELS, playing February 13 through March 7.

Gallery hours during Art Walk will be 5:00pm – 8:00pm.  Additional gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9am – 2pm.

For tickets to and information about our current productions of “Honky Tonk Angels”  please visit or call the box office at 931.645.7699.


The Gilroy Neighborhood Pub (140 University Avenue)

Continue your evening of Art Walk down Franklin Street and stop in The Gilroy for a refreshing beverage and a great meal.

After Walk Party at The Gilroy…

2-4-1 Drafts til midnight, 2-4-1 Cocktails til 10pm



Customs House Museum (200 S. 2nd Street)

The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is Tennessee’s second largest general interest museum. It features fine art, history, and children’s exhibits.


The Customs House Museum will be open and free to the public during the February First Thursday Art Walk.  The Customs House Museum will also donate 15% of that days store sales to the American Heart Association. There will also be 15% off valentines sale that night on Jewelry. Remember, museum members get an extra 5% off on jewelry too.


Right Before My Eyes: A Still Life Invitational   Through March 1st

The eclectic group of artists exhibiting in Right Before My Eyes: A Still Life Invitationalbrings a variety of interpretations within the still life theme. From the dark, moody arrangements of realist painter Matthew Gore to the loose, representational style of Mary Addison Hackett, the subject of still life is amply explored through various painting genres.

Dreamer: The Art of Thomas Dodd    Through March 8th

Dodd’s work transports viewers into a surreal fantasy of contemporary stories within each work of art. His manipulated pieces could be considered a twenty-first century version of Pre-Raphaelite art; they appear more like romantic paintings than digital photographs.

Anne Goetze: Annecy France Nun Series    February 3rd – March 1st

This Exhibit Sponsored by Nashville Arts Magazine

Free at Last!    Through February 25th

The Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area’s traveling exhibition about emancipation and Reconstruction comes to the Customs House Museum. “Free at Last!” tells the momentous story of the transition from slavery to freedom and the development of citizenship among formerly enslaved African Americans as part of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

Divided Loyalties: Works by The Nashville Artist Guild    Through February 22nd

The Nashville Artist Guild has created Divided Loyalties, a group of original works of art that commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.





The Framemaker  (705 North Second Street)




New Photographs by Jonathan Wheeler

The Framemaker proudly presents “New Photographs by Jonathan Wheeler”. The exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on February 5, 2015. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The artwork will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of February during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

Jonathan Wheeler is a Clarksville, Tennessee resident who recently graduated from Austin Peay State University with a Bachelor of Science in English and a concentration in art photography in the fall of 2013. His photography consist of many different mediums such as darkroom processes, cyanotypes, dry tintypes, solargraphy with the use of pinhole camera, lomography and digital photography.

The Framemaker will also be donating a portion of their sales during the February First Thursday Art Walk to the American Heart Association.


Rogate’s Boutique (115 Franklin Street)




Rogate’s Boutique is proud to host local artist, Jennifer Suits for the February First Thursday Art Walk.

Jennifer is a self-taught painter and have been painting for about four months.  She has painted in the past but recently picked it back up for therapy.  A farmer by profession, she realized that she enjoys other people’s artwork and that has inspired her to pick up the paint brush once again.  She enjoys miniature painting, Egyptian hieroglyphs on papyrus paper and acrylic on stretched canvas, masonite, wood panel and canvas panels.  Jennifer’s art subjects vary, ranging from nature scene to space nebulas.  Impressionism and realism are her preferred styles.

Rogate’s Boutique will also be supporting the American Heart Association during the February First Thursday Art Walk.


Mildred & Mables (109 Franklin Street)


Mildred & Mable’s is a unique and fun gift boutique offering something special for every occasion. Custom monogramming and gift baskets available for babies, birthdays, weddings and more.



Mildred and Mable’s will be open late during the February First Thursday Art Walk.

Donations for the American Heart Association will be accepted from 5pm to 8pm that night.

Stop in and see great ways to transition your wardrobe and home this winter and maybe pick up a Valentine’s Day gift or two!


Couture Crush  (101 Franklin Street)




Couture Crush will stay open late for the February First Thursday Art Walk.

Couture Crush will be taking donations for the American Heart Association from 5pm – 8pm that evening.

Stop in and see all the great offerings and maybe pick your Valentine up something special!


The Well  (224 Union Street)




The Well, located at 224 Union Street, will be displaying works from the local Well community. One of the local artists at The Well will be guiding an art class. If you are interested in joining the lesson RSVP to 941-802-2889 or to


Suspect Apprehended: Stabbing at China King Buffet Grill at Lowes Dr

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On Saturday 1/24/2015, the Clarksville Police Department responded to a stabbing that occurred at the China King Buffet Grill. After the manager at the restaurant had determined that a customer, attempting to pay for four dinners, used a counterfeit $50 bill, the customer ran out of the restaurant along with three other individuals. Two employees followed the customer into the parking lot and fought with him. The customer stabbed both employees, and they were taken to Gateway Medical Center to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Today 01/29/2015, lead investigator Detective Rodney Lifsey and Detective Nick Newman, both from the Clarksville Police Department, were able to identify the suspect from the stabbing. After the CPD had released the suspect’s information, K9 Deputy Chris Bedell from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office made a traffic stop and apprehended the suspect. 32-year-old Terry Malone from Clarksville was booked into Montgomery County Jail. Malone was charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault, and his bond is set at $25,000.

ABC Operation 1/23/2015

Posted by: | Posted on: January 29, 2015

On 1/23/15, the Alcohol Beverage Control Agents (ABC) of the Clarksville Police Department’s Special Operations Unit conducted operations targeting sales of alcohol to underage persons. Compliance Checks were done at 15 stores with 11 stores found to be in compliance and 4 stores cited for sales of alcohol to underage persons. These types of operations are ongoing in an effort to stop the sales of alcohol to underage persons. Agent Lee and Agent Steinlage are the lead investigators. If you have any information about alcohol sales to underage persons you may contact the Special Operations Unit at 931-645-1126 or the CrimeStoppers TIPS Hotline at 931 -645 – TIPS (8477).

Mapco Express, Inc. 2491 Ft. Campbell Blvd.
Kangaroo Express #3856 601 Tiny Town Rd.
Mercando Chapalita 1191D Ft. Campbell Blvd.
World Mart 1681D Ft. Campbell Blvd.

Not Cited
Kwik Stop 1596B Ft. Campbell Blvd.
BP Shop #02 1599 Ft. Campbell Blvd.
Discount Tobacco Outlet, Inc. 1653 Ft. Campbell Blvd.
Sam’s Discount Tobacco & Beer 2847 Ft. Campbell Blvd.
Rojeena’s 212 Tiny Town Road
Food Mart 1950 Ft. Campbell Blvd.
Sudden Service #49 1820 Ft. Campbell Blvd.
Exxon 201 Cunningham Lane
Smokers Choice 1320 Ft. Campbell Blvd.
Discount Tobacco and Beer 2201 Ft. Campbell Blvd.
Piggly Wiggly 3441 Ft. Campbell Blvd.

Fatality Crash on the 41 A By Pass

Posted by: | Posted on: January 28, 2015

The By Pass is Close Until Further Notice

The Clarksville Police Department is currently working a Fatality Vehicle Crash at the 41 A By Pass and Glendale Dr. No information is available on the crash at this time other than it involves a Gasoline Truck. Please inform the public immediately that the 41 A By Pass will be closed until further notice and no idea on when we will be able to open the road. This is going to have a major effect on Traffic this evening.

Once again the Bypass is closed between Vista Lane to Edmondson Ferry Road. Commuters will be detoured this evening on their way home so please take an alternate route.

Shooting at Lansinger Ln: Public Assistance Request

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On January 20, 2015 at approximately 8:45PM the Clarksville Police Department responded to 321 Lansinger Lane in reference to a shooting call. 57-year-old Lisa Downs and 23-year-old Donald Johnson had suffered multiple gunshot wounds and were transported by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 48-year-old Sherri Downs-Tipton was transported to Gateway Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound. A deceased male subject was found at the location. His identity is currently being investigated and will be released following positive identification and notification of the next of kin.

Investigators believe that Timothy David Shoffner (a 22-year-old white male, 5’8” in height, weighing 140 lbs, with black hair *Photo attached) was directly involved in this incident. Shoffner currently has several arrest warrants on file, and investigators need the public’s assistance in locating him. Shoffner is believed to be in the Clarksville or Ashland City area.

Anyone with information concerning this case or information regarding Shoffner’s whereabouts is urged to contact Det. Michael Ulrey with the Clarksville Police Department Special Operations Unit at (931)648-0656 Ext. 5483 or the Clarksville Police Department’s CrimeStoppers TIPS Hotline at (931)645-TIPS (8477).

Indoor Aquatic Center now offers private swim lessons!

Posted by: | Posted on: January 28, 2015

Would you or someone you know like to improve your swimming skills but think you’d benefit more from one-on-one instruction? The Indoor Aquatic Center at New Providence, located at 166 Cunningham Lane, now offers private swim lessons!

Private Swim Lessons are available by reservation only and include a minimum of four, 45-minutes sessions for $110. Additional sessions may be purchased for an additional $30 per session. To reserve a private session, please contact Ashlee Burris or Kim Gilbert by calling 931-472-3380.

If private lessons aren’t for you, the Indoor Aquatic Center also offers five comprehensive levels of public swim lessons as well as Mommy & Me, Preschool, Adult and Adaptive swim lessons. Two-week sessions are held monthly and cost $35 per session, or $15 with a pool pass. Registration is currently underway for these lessons at

Citizen’s Police Academy

Posted by: | Posted on: January 28, 2015

Applications are available for the upcoming Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) class. The class will start on March 17, 2015 and end on June 2, 2015. The CPA covers all facets of the Police Department’s activities, from administration to tactical operations. Citizens are given an opportunity to not only learn about the Police Department functions, but also given a chance to participate in activities such as: police vehicle operations, firearms instruction, self-defense techniques, and use of force decision-making exercises.

The class is free of charge, and you can download the application from the link below. Once you have filled out the application you can return it to address listed on the application, or you can pick up an application at Police Headquarters located at 135 Commerce St.

CPA Application link:

If you have any questions, please contact Officer Gregory Granderson at (931) 648-0656, Ext. 5239.