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News in Clarksville: Kayaker rescues, charter schools, fireworks and other top stories this week

CLARKSVILLE, TN – Here’s a look at some of the best local reporting from Clarksville Now this week.

Woman charged with 5 counts of child abuse after she died in her home: The responding officer said there was so much trash in the house that he couldn’t touch the floor. READ MORE

1 charter school approved by the committee, 1 refused: Early charter school proposals received mixed reviews from a CMCSS committee, with one recommended for approval and the other denied. READ MORE

Kayakers rescued after dark thanks in part to the iPhone app: When night fell and she still hadn’t heard from her 80-year-old mother, the woman called 911 and checked an app. READ MORE

VK Integrated Systems inaugurates a manufacturing plant: The weapon systems company moves its headquarters and manufacturing to Clarksville from its former home in California. READ MORE

Missouri teenager dies after being hit on freeway: A boy walking with his father near hotels and restaurants on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard was hit by a car. READ MORE

Lobby for the juvenile center to move on to whoever gets elected next: Candidates for judge and sheriff agree that we must restore juvenile detention – and resources – to Montgomery County. READ MORE

Police identify man found shot dead in truck: Police arrived on Ringgold Road to find a man inside a van with gunshot wounds. READ MORE

Home Rule vote by council postponed to March 2023: If passed, the measure would allow the city charter to be amended by public referendum every two years. READ MORE

On the Issues: Video of local office candidates discussing key topics:

  • County commission nominees on school building, spending, smart growth. READ MORE
  • School Board Candidates on Charter Schools, Growing Up and School Violence. READ MORE

Nyrstar plans expansion with a $90 million germanium and gallium processing plant: The new facility could meet 80% of US needs for these products, used in 5G mobile devices, solar panels and more. READ MORE

School SROs trying out body-worn cameras: Sheriff’s deputies will be the next to try out body-worn cameras. Here’s how they’ve been working for the local police so far. READ MORE

Fireworks fill the sky and someone asks the question: Fireworks weren’t the only thing going on at the Clarksville show on Sunday night. READ MORE

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