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Jan. 21, 2009: ‘ … losses and destruction’

Editor’s Note: This is a special republication of our 10-year anniversary edition of the 1999 tornado titled “Celebrating Restoration.”   A personal account by Barbara Phillips My memories of the 1999 tornado include the devastating damages throughout the path of the tornado, in Clarksville and on the APSU campus; the ...

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Jan. 21, 2009: Mills, first on the scene

Editor’s Note: This is a special republication of our 10-year anniversary edition of the 1999 tornado titled “Celebrating Restoration.”   A personal account by Joe Mills | Director of Housing and Residence Life I got here probably about 4:30-4:35, right after it had happened. I think the two things that ...

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Jan. 21, 2009: ‘Everyone . . . wanted things to be right again’

Editor’s Note: This is a special republication of our 10-year anniversary edition of the 1999 tornado titled “Celebrating Restoration.”   A personal account by Deborah Shearon On Jan. 22, 1999, I reached the intersection of College and 9th at approximately 7:30 a.m. Not knowing the extent of the damage on ...

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Jan. 21, 2009: Jones awakened on campus that morning

Editor’s Note: This is a special republication of our 10-year anniversary edition of the 1999 tornado titled “Celebrating Restoration.”   A personal account by Jasmine Jones I was a freshman living in Sevier Hall when the tornado hit campus in 1999. My friends and I had just returned from a ...

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Jan. 21, 2009: Rare Bösendorfer Imperial Grand piano flooded during tornado

Editor’s Note: This is a special republication of our 10-year anniversary edition of the 1999 tornado titled “Celebrating Restoration.”   By Marlon Scott | Editor-in-Chief in Spring 2009 Tales of the damage caused by the tornado were on the lips of astonished Clarksville community members for many years. Details spoken ...

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Jan. 21, 2009: Dawn of Destruction

Editor’s Note: This is a special republication of our 10-year anniversary edition of the 1999 tornado titled “Celebrating Restoration.”   By Marlon Scott | Editor-in-Chief in Spring 2009 Before sunrise on Friday, January 22, 1999, 10 years ago, a tornado rearranged the face of downtown Clarksville and the APSU community. ...

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