Today, Oct. 27, 2020, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett signed Emergency Order #21 to restore the wearing of face masks by all residents in Montgomery County.
Keith Bassett has filed to trademark the name of a Facebook group he created, “Clarksville Chat”, in an attempt to get a competing group called “Clarksville Chat – *OFFICIAL*”, managed by Jeff Janes, removed from the platform. The two groups have been dueling for months over the shared name usage.
Josh Wikholm, a local politico and former campaign manager for Jason Knight, has sought an order of protection, telling local judge Wayne Shelton he is now in “fear for his life” because Scoop Media has made him “appear racist” after publishing a public record of him defecating in the back of a Clarksville Police cruiser.
Montgomery County Director of Public Health Joey Smith confirmed via social media that Montgomery County made the list of the top twenty cities in Tennessee for COVID-19 deaths.
Chancellor McMillan ruled that the Montgomery County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office must stop the illegal redaction of public information from open records requests. Circuit Court Clerk Cheryl Castle announced her resignation just days after depositions, leaving her elected term unfilled.
In case you missed it, today was Election Day! According to the Montgomery County Election Commission website, a total of 12,406 people voted prior to Election Day and we saw a 17% voter turnout overall.
As of July 3rd, Montgomery County has 534 COVID-19 cases. 198 have recovered and our county has experienced 7 deaths from the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. 329 cases are currently active and 34 individuals are hospitalized. Montgomery County broke 100 cases since last Friday, June 26th.
Since last week, four new citizens have picked up petitions to qualify for Clarksville City Council. In addition, four citizens have officially qualified for election to their respective positions. The qualification period opened on Monday, June 22nd and the deadline to return the petitions is August 20th.
County Mayor Jim Durrett today declared a state of emergency for Montgomery County, Tennessee, while City Mayor Joe Pitts was out and about patronizing a local restaurant on Franklin Street. The state of emergency continues through April 3rd and strongly encourages local businesses to adhere to CDC and state guidelines limiting service, and limits access to public buildings.
24-year-old Christian Thompson was charged with domestic assault after he took the phone of the victim and shoved her to the ground multiple times.