Clarksville Police were out in full force this weekend looking for impaired drivers.
The police department conducted impaired driving saturation patrols Friday and Saturday night, which resulted in the arrests of several individuals.
As a result of the city-wide campaign, 112 vehicles were stopped and 109 people were cited or arrested for various crimes.
At the end of the campaign, six people were charged with DUI, three people were charged with driving on a revoked or suspended license, 42 people were cited for speeding, 3 people were charged with simple possession, and two different people were charged with evading police and public intoxication.
The city-wide saturation patrols are partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office in an effort to keep roadways safe.
Criminals in Clarksville will have a tougher time in committing crimes, especially since the city police department added more officers to join their ranks.
Clarksville Commissioner of Finance, Ben Griffin administered the Oath of Office to seven new officers this week.
Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says the police department is happy to welcome the new officers.
Officer Knoll says they will attend the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy from August 5th through October 12th and will then be paired up with a Field Training Officer to help guide them through their law enforcement careers.
The Todd County School System will be conducting Pre-school screenings and registrations for three and four year olds early next month.
Pre-school screenings and registration are scheduled to take place Friday, August 3rd at Elkton Baptist Church for the 2012-12 school year.
Officials say children who turn three by February 3rd, 2013 may be screened for entry for the upcoming school year.
Four-year old children must now qualify to attend Pre-school based on income or disability and any child who turns five on or before October 1st is Kindergarten eligible and will not be permitted to attend Pre-school.
Contact Tracey Shifflett at the Todd County Board of Education at 270-265-2436 to schedule an appointment.
After recently announcing a new branding campaign, officials from Jennie Stuart Medical Center went further in depth into those plans at an Eye Opener Breakfast this morning.
Jennie Stuart Director of Marketing and Community Relations Jim Goss showed off a new logo and explained some of the symbolism.
Goss also explained a new marketing tool called “I am Jennie Stuart,” where hospital employees are featured in advertisements that will be highly visible in the coming months.
An advertisement featuring a cancer survivor from Princeton was also shown, with the man saying doctors in Nashville referred him to Jennie Stuart for treatment that allowed him to eventually exchange rounds of chemotherapy and radiation for rounds on the golf course.
Christian County Chamber of Commerce members who want to learn more about how President Obama’s health care bill will directly affect them have a chance to do that next month.
Chamber Board Chair Eric Lee says Mack Major of Higgins Insurance will give a training session August 16th from 7:30 until 9:30 at the Commerce Center on Fort Campbell Boulevard.
Lee says Major will go into specifics about controversial parts of the bill, such as the individual mandate.
The chamber says the session is part of an ongoing effort to keep its members up to date about new and important legislation.