News in Clarksville: Teen shooting, city property tax, new Popeyes and other top stories this week

News in Clarksville: Teen shooting, city property tax, new Popeyes and other top stories this week

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

Police: 16-year-old boy shot 16-year-old girl and himself: The girl was killed in the shooting on Timberline Way, and the boy was in stable condition at a Nashville hospital. READ MORE

Certified property tax rates much lower, votes coming next: The new certified property tax rates have been set for the City of Clarksville and Montgomery County, with the city rate dropping to $0.7488, and the county rate to $1.832. READ MORE

 City Council approves setting new property tax rate at $0.88: The council increased the tax from the certified rate to $0.88 per $100 of assessed value, saying there was no way to avoid it after $9 million in budget cuts. The budget includes a 5% raise for city employees. READ MORE

From car crash heroism to baseball diamond: Catcher with one arm knocks doubt out of park: He was only 4 years old when he lost his right arm in a car crash. Now, he is almost 13, and he’s out on the baseball diamond pursuing his passion. READ MORE

Police identify 47-year-old man killed in wreck on Peachers Mill Road: One person was killed in the crash, and the other vehicle involved fled the scene. READ MORE

Independence Day Celebration coming up, but city parade canceled: The City of Clarksville this week provided details about its annual celebration, but backed off the plan to hold a parade on the Fourth. READ MORE

Popeyes drive-thru proposed on Kraft Street near North Second: This would be the third Popeyes location in Clarksville, and the first to be drive-thru only. READ MORE

Prophet Basden’s journey from Kirkwood High to running track at University of Kansas: Jarian Basden, who goes by Prophet, signed to the University of Kansas. Less than two years ago, Basden didn’t even run track. READ MORE

Clarksville Now All-Area Softball Team: Meet the selections and Player of the Year: It’s now time to honor softball players representing Montgomery County schools. READ MORE

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MORE: Check out The Clarksville Rundown with Chris and Ryan, our weekly podcast conversation about the top stories. It also airs Sundays at 6 p.m. on The Patriot 105.5 FM/1400 AM.

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