Clarksville bank still buying itself

The board of First Advantage Bancorp, the Clarksville-based community bank holding company, has approved a third stock buyback program that, if completed, will reduce its shares outstanding by 5 percent. Since late 2008, the board has authorized the repurchase of more than 750,000 shares, about 14 percent of the company's fall 2008 total. During that time frame, shares of First Advantage (Ticker: FABK) have risen about 15 percent versus the S&P's 22 percent.
Jun 10, 2010 12:53 PM

Community bank hires audit chief

New F&M exec coming from Dallas bank
Apr 27, 2010 1:26 PM

Patent Patrol: 13 January 2010

In this week's batch of IP awarded to Tennessee residents or companies: Medical-imaging technology out of Vanderbilt, lightweight concrete and a new instrument, the Fiddolin.
Jan 13, 2010 12:37 PM

The future is here

Hemlock Semiconductor has officially started construction of a $1.2 billion solar panel manufacturing plant in Montgomery County. We couldn't find any renderings, but here are some dandy stats to mix into your weekend conversations.
Total construction time for the entire project is estimated to be nearly three years. The site will contain over 150,000 cubic yards of concrete, 20,000 tons of structural steel, and more than one million feet of piping, which equates to 1.3 miles of piping installed per week.
Nov 13, 2009 8:04 AM

Senator Thelma Harper Abandons Senator Kurita

Senator Thelma Harper comes out full bore against the woman who made Republican Ron Ramsey Speaker of the Senate:
Harper addressed the audience with the kind of fire that has made her one of the most powerful senators to ever represent Tennessee. but the sadness in her voice could also be heard every time she mentioned the name of the current senator Rosalind Kurita.

It was Thelma Harper who some time ago came to Clarksville to lend her support to a young up and coming candidate from Montgomery County. It was Thelma Harper who walked these same streets with Kurita and it was Thelma Harper who welcomed her with opened arms when she arrived for her first day on Capitol Hill. Senator Harper, the first African American woman elected to the Tennessee State Senate, knew how it felt to not only to be a minority but also what it meant to be one of the few women senators serving her state and country on capitol hill.

On this night, Thelma Harper told a story of how Rosalind Kurita crossed party lines and cast a vote giving the Republican Party control the Tennessee state senate. It was a speech about trust, a word Senator Harper repeated several times during her emotional speech.

Jul 24, 2008 6:57 AM