Stewart County Mayor Robin Brandon’s social media meltdown was a two-hour tirade on everything from TDS, BLM, Marxism, mandatory masks, threatening to give his jurisdiction “a taste” of government overreach and even telling Indigenous People to “shut up” about Mount Rushmore.
In data just obtained from the Small Business Administration under a FOIA request, we learn that over $382 million dollars of Paycheck Protection Program loans saved over 14,000 jobs in Clarksville by keeping employees on the payroll, at least that’s how the money is intended to be spent. Facility Services Management received the largest, with over $5 million in funds, Dominos Pizza (A Murgas LLC), received over $350,000 while local churches claimed more than $10.5 million of the available funds for small businesses.
Local favorites, such as Blackhorse & Strawberry Alley Alewoks each received over $350,000 in proceeds for their employees and expenses.
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.
14 citizens have picked up petitions to qualify as candidates for Clarksville City Council and City Judge. The qualification period opened on Monday, June 22nd and the deadline to return the petitions is August 20th. No incumbents have picked up a petition as of 10:00 a.m. June 26th.
On June 4th, a Snapchat video showed Fort Campbell non-commissioned officer Sergeant Benjamin Rubino reprimanding a junior soldier for having #BLM and BLACK LIVES MATTER written on his personal vehicle. The soldier pointed out that Rubino was sporting a confederate flag on the roof of his truck.
Clarksville Police Department leaders have presented Mayor Joe Pitts with a “top-to-bottom review” of the Department’s processes and protocols regarding arrests, use of force and police-bias prevention.
Joey Dasinger has announced his candidacy for Clarksville City Council in Ward 5 in the November 3rd election. Joey has been a resident of Clarksville since 2013, along with his wife and three children. He is running his campaign on the principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility and individual liberty.
On May 14th, Libertarian Party of Montgomery County Chairman and Montgomery County Commissioner Joshua Beal was named the winner of the Main Street Awards “Favorite Elected Official” category. He was up against two other finalists which included another commissioner Jason Knight and Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts.
BREAKING: The direct ‘shelter at home’ orders are part of a new round of coordinated local actions to be taken Tuesday to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The orders are planned to take effect at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for Clarksville and Montgomery County.
Montgomery County Tennessee Mayor Jim Durrett recently told his constituents that COVID-19 was just a strain of the flu, suggesting the “-19” designation meant this was our 19th time experiencing this, and overall downplaying the impact of the virus, noting that most deaths were in nursing homes. Montgomery County has 6 confirmed Cases of Coronavirus, as of Tuesday.