News in Clarksville: School mask mandate, new ER, teacher arrest and other top stories this week | – Clarksville Now

September 26, 2021 by 1 Comment

CLARKSVILLE, TN – Here’s a look at the top local news stories from Clarksville Now this week.
Amid tearful speeches, shouting match, School Board meeting ends in mask mandate: The board voted to institute a temporary mask mandate until January 2022 after hearing two hours’ worth of comments from the public. READ MORE
Former Northeast High teacher arrested, charged with sex crimes against 17-year-old: She used her position as a teacher to get a 17-year-old to engage in sexual contact with her, according to the indictment. READ MORE
Austin Peay State University will leave Ohio Valley Conference next year, join ASUN: The Govs teams, part of the OVC for the last 59 years, will join the more competitive the Atlantic Sun Conference. READ MORE
Tennova proposes building satellite ER hospital on Trenton Road: The plans are similar to those for the facility Tennova built in 2017 in Sango. READ MORE
Historic Collinsville founders JoAnn and Glenn Weakley die within days of one another: The couple started work on the pioneer village near Clarksville in 1974 to re-create history for students. READ MORE
Speed limit on Needmore Road dropping to 35 mph all the way: Thanks to rapid construction in the area and increased traffic on a narrow two-lane path, the city has dropped the limit for the entire length of the roadway. READ MORE
Marijuana decriminalization gets city’s endorsement on legislative agenda: The line item asks for decriminalization of simple possession or casual exchange for personal use, but it would take a statewide vote. READ MORE
Crime spree suspect swims across Red River, steals truck and gun, then pack of cigarettes at Walgreen’s: When he was finally caught, there was a single cigarette missing from the pack. READ MORE
Robert Sigler selected to fill unexpired term as District 18 county commissioner: Sigler is a service-disabled Army veteran who works as lead contracting officer at Land Between the Lakes. READ MORE
School supply drive for Waverly Elementary fills hallways with backpacks, crayons, paper: Supplies donated through 5 Star Media Group are now safely stored in Humphreys County, ready for the kids and teachers. READ MORE
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