News in Clarksville: Tax hikes, wreck of single dad, overdose homicide charges and other highlights this week

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

20 cent increase in property tax approved by city council: The tax hike and the 2021 city budget survived several proposed cuts. They went 7-3 with 1 abstention, paving the way for Mayor Joe Pitts’ ambitious transport plan. READ MORE

After the motorcycle accident of a single father, 5 daughters fight for support: On this Father’s Day, five daughters of a single father huddle together as he recovers in hospital. READ MORE

A paramedic pleads not guilty to the murder of his wife and stepfather in Sango: A former paramedic with the Nashville Fire Department has pleaded not guilty to two counts of first degree murder. READ MORE

Clarksville area 5th in the country for fastest growing building permits for single-family homes: We saw a 122.3% growth in single-family home permits, with the number of single-family home building permits totaling 3,149 in the past 12 months. READ MORE

A man charged with murder for giving fentanyl to a woman: A man who police say supplied drugs that caused the death of a woman from an overdose has been charged with second degree murder. READ MORE

Wilma Rudolph Boulevard repaving project begins Monday: Contractors will begin repaving a section of Wilma Rudolph Boulevard from the Red River Bridge to Fairview Lane on Monday. READ MORE

3 Clarksville baseball players make it to the College World Series: Christian Scott and Elijah Pleasants from Tennessee as well as Gage Bradley from Vanderbilt will travel to Nebraska to compete in the 2021 College World Series. READ MORE

Faulty equipment, the pandemic puts the Parking Commission in the red: The budget losses are due to multiple changes over the past few years, including the addition of new parking sensors which subsequently failed and the implementation of a “free first hour” program. READ MORE

The Music Wall brings a new world of sound to Rotary Park, thanks to Girl Scouts: The various tubes, hoses, and even a washboard are designed to help kids get excited about the sound and rhythm, and to provide more fun activities for everyone at the park. READ MORE

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