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County Mayor Appoints Sarah Fry as New Archives Director

June 02, 2023 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Mayor Wes Golden has appointed Sarah Fry as the new Montgomery County Archivist.

Fry had served in the Montgomery County Archives Department since June 2017, when she began working as an archives clerk. In July 2020, Fry moved up to the position of archives technician, and most recently, she served as interim director since the retirement of former long-time Archivist Jill Hastings. 

“Preserving and adding to the history of Montgomery County is an important function in our community. People rely on our Archives Department to research family history and heritage, government documents, and many other historical treasures,” said Mayor Golden.

Before she was employed with Montgomery County, Fry worked as a financial aid counselor and consultant at Southeastern University and Anderson University between 2006 to 2017. Fry earned a master’s degree in public history from Middle Tennessee State University in 2016 and a bachelor’s in science from Southeastern University in 2006.

“I have a passion for history, and Montgomery County, Tennessee, is rich with fascinating people, government documentation, and events to share. Our county has changed tremendously since it was established in 1796, with many important stories and records during the past 227 years. It is a privilege for my staff and me to be the caretakers of our history and we will work diligently to ensure that it is made accessible and preserved for generations to come,” said Fry.

Montgomery County Archives serves as the official repository for county records and operates under Tennessee State law and under the direction of the Montgomery County Public Records Commission. The primary services are preserving Montgomery County Records and providing access to the information within those records for research. 

Visit or call 931-553-5159 for more information about Montgomery County Archives.

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New Eatery in Downtown Commons Space

May 25, 2023 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County Parks and Recreation accepted a bid proposal from the owners of two local eateries who came together to offer a new food option in the vendor space at the Downtown Commons beginning June 1. Joshua Perry of Burgasm Urban Eats and Steven Wolf of Johnny and June’s Italian Ice formed Wolf Down, a new option for quick on-the-go meals and frozen treats.

Wolf Down will be open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. - 9 p.m., and Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Menu options will include hot and cold sandwiches, salads, and other grab and go food options as well as Italian ice, custard shakes, and mocktails. They will also obtain a license to serve beer during Downtown at Sundown concerts and other activities at the Commons.

Montgomery County opened the bid process in early April and closed the bids in mid-May. Due to constraints on design, high utility bills, and fire codes, the new vendor cannot utilize fryers and is limited in using heat-producing cooking methods.

“We’re excited about the food and dessert options Wolf Down brings to Downtown Commons during shows and through the week to people who work and visit downtown Clarksville. Due to the expensive retrofits needed for code compliance, the space can no longer be used as a full-service kitchen. It will return to its original design as an ice cream and sandwich place,” said Director of Parks and Recreation Sally Burchett.

Wolf Down will be ready to serve people at the next Downtown at Sundown concert on June 2. Visit their Facebook page at to see the menu options.


County Adult and Youth Governor’s Volunteer Service Award Recipients

May 22, 2023 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County, Tenn. — Montgomery County recently recognized two community volunteers, Catarino Guzman, and Darin Morris, at May's formal County Commission meeting with proclamations from County Mayor Wes Golden for being selected as the 2022 Montgomery County adult and youth recipients of the Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards (GVSA). Guzman and Morris were also recognized at April's annual GVSA statewide banquet.

Army Veteran Catarino Guzman, known by family and friends as 'Cat,' was honored as the 2022 Montgomery County Adult Recipient for his ongoing support to the United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region. Guzman has faithfully supported the United Way by volunteering to set up, serve, and tear down for the outdoor concerts at Downtown Commons and Riverfest in 2022 and several years prior, with all proceeds going to the United Way and their partner agencies. Guzman also served at community events like National Night Out to support local law enforcement, the Clarksville Women's Expo, and the Clarksville Area Downs Syndrome Walk to support the community and heighten awareness about the work of United Way.

From 2019 through 2021, Guzman also worked every "Shower-Up event hosted by the United Way to provide showers, food, and clothing to our homeless population; and has served as the Vice President of the City of Clarksville's Human Relations Commission since January 2022, bringing the homeless perspective to the organization. Guzman has also volunteered as Hispanic Santa at Montgomery County Parks and Recreation for three years. 

Guzman has a full life with his wife, Valerie, three adult children, three grandchildren, and a full-time leadership position at Bridgestone Metalpha. Yet, he makes the time to give back to his community with nearly 200 hours of volunteer service to United Way annually. Guzman serves under the radar, humbly taking care of others before himself with enthusiasm and a positive attitude.

"I am surprised and appreciative of this award and to City Mayor Joe Pitts for nominating me. I am also thankful for the kind words from County Mayor Golden. There are a lot of people who are hurting and need a little help and a listening ear. If we all do something, we can make a big difference in our community, said Guzman. 

Darrin Morris was honored as the 2022 Montgomery County Youth Recipient for his work supporting Kenwood High School Varsity Football Juniors Pro League for ages 5-11 as a sideline coach, collecting entry tickets, moving chains on the field, working concessions, and operating the time clock. Morris is up early, prioritizing younger children by working every Saturday volunteer game. Youth players count on Morris to be present and supportive as a positive role model, encouraging them to succeed on the field, in school, and in life.

Morris volunteers to remember his father, a football player and coach who died from pancreatic cancer in 2015. He witnessed his dad as his role model as he coached him and other young players from age five on weekends, and Morris found working with youth was a way to honor his father's legacy.

Morris is a varsity starter for Kenwood High School Football, holds a 3.8 GPA, is a 4-year varsity starter, is part of Omega Men's Academy, is a Jr. Deacon at Concord Missionary Baptist Church, and is a National Honor Society member. He exemplifies that you can be intelligent, hardworking, and committed to serving your community.

Morris said, "It's important for me to honor my dad's memory in a meaningful way. If I've made a positive impact in the life of even one young man, I count that as a win. I plan to give back to my community throughout my life."

"One of the best parts of being Mayor is recognizing people like Cat and Darrin who give of themselves to strengthen our community. I'm thankful for them and all those who go above and beyond to volunteer in Montgomery County," said Mayor Golden.

The Governor's Volunteer Stars Award is a statewide recognition program instituted by former Governor Phil Bredesen to honor and publicly recognize citizens in each county's adult and youth categories for their exemplary volunteer service to their community.

Nomination forms for individuals and businesses will be shared through local media and Montgomery County Government social media sites once nomination forms are open in September. Nominations for this year’s honorees are due to [email protected] by November 10, 2023. Information about GVSA can be found at

River Road to Close at End of Month for Construction Work

May 16, 2023 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Highway Department will close access for through traffic to River Road from Zinc Plant Road to Dean Road from Tuesday, May 30, through Friday, June 30, for construction work. During that time, the Highway Department will focus on ditch work, guardrail repair, and resurfacing from Zinc Plant Road to Highway 149. The detour route will be the 48/13 bridge.

“We understand this will be an inconvenience for those who regularly travel on that road and appreciate everyone’s patience as we work to improve the safety and quality of that area,” said Highway Department Supervisor Jeff Bryant.

For updates on the progress of the project, visit the Montgomery County Highway Facebook page or call 931-648-5740. 



May 11, 2023 - MoCo Gov.

The Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization (MCVSO) is hosting its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 10 a.m., May 29, at the William O. Beach Civic Hall, Clarksville.

County and City officials, as well as MCVSO staff will give remarks, with the keynote address given by Colonel Andrew Q. Jordan, Garrison Commander, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Musical selections will be presented by Stella McKnight and the Carnival and Encore Choirs from Clarksville High School, with posting of the colors by the Montgomery County Sherriff’s Office Honor Guard. Area Veterans Service Organizations will conduct a wreath- laying ceremony.

The William O. Beach Civic Hall is located in Veterans Plaza, 350 Pageant Lane, Clarksville.  

For more information, contact the MCVSO at 931-553-5173 or [email protected].