Clarksville News: Fatal Speeding Wreck, Shelter Stops Taking Cats and Other Top Stories This Week


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

Man charged with homicide following wreckage, police say caused by speeding: Police said he was driving at excessive speed on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard, and with his daughter in the car. READ MORE

Dry grass and high temperatures have fireworks safety officials worried: That crunchy grass is a bad sign for fires this July 4, and city and fire officials are worried. READ MORE

Body of missing 19-year-old found in Red River: The body of a missing teenager has been found in the Red River after a search by emergency responders. READ MORE

Screaming in the night, a man calls for solutions to domestic violence: When he hears the screams in his neighborhood, he calls the police, but too often the police can’t do much. Here’s why he can’t sit back and pretend he can’t hear it. READ MORE

No more cats: Animal shelter, at full capacity and understaffed, stops cat deposits: The hold will give shelter workers time to catch up with the 140 cats and kittens they already have. In the meantime, some fees have been waived. READ MORE

Upcoming homegoods at the former Sears store in Governor’s Square Mall: The Homegoods store will have an exterior entrance and will open next year, mall officials said. READ MORE

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

  • County mayoral candidates on building schools, neighborhood sprawl. READ MORE
  • Sheriff candidates on use of ORS, idea of ​​juvenile detention center, crime. READ MORE
  • State House Republican candidates on school vouchers, gun control. READ MORE
  • Judge candidates on qualifications, experience and fairness. READ MORE

Hundreds of the 101st Airborne Division go on a mission in Europe: The commanders said they were going to “check Russian influence and we’re going to impact Russian decision-making for probably the next 10 to 20 years.” READ MORE

Opening of the refreshing shelter, need for volunteers all summer long: Local agencies have teamed up to open a cooling shelter downtown, and they will need as many volunteers as possible. READ MORE

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