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From the Tennesseean…

Tennessee is officially one of 19 states where permitless gun carry will be the law.

Gov. Bill Lee on Thursday signed a bill allowing most adults to carry a handgun without a permit, an effort that was at the top of his legislative agenda for the year.

The law takes effect July 1.

In a statement on Twitter on Thursday afternoon, Lee thanked the Tennessee legislature and National Rifle Association for their work to pass the bill.

It allows people 21 and older to carry handguns openly or concealed without a permit, along with members of the military ages 18 to 20. The new law does not apply to long guns, a point of contention among gun rights activists.

In addition to removing Tennessee’s misdemeanor offense for most people who carry a handgun without a permit, the bill also increases punishments for certain gun crimes.

In news today…

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann visited Cleveland State Community College where he received a tour of the new Health and Science Center from CSCC President Dr. Bill Seymour. The 53,000 square foot building houses Nursing, EMS / Paramedic, Medical Assisting, Biology and Microbiology students. The building includes a state-of-the-art simulation lab and simulated hospital unit for nursing students, a simulated physician’s office suite with reception area, exam rooms, laboratory and records areas for medical assisting students and ambulance simulators for EMS / paramedic students.

Also in news today…

Dr. Russell Dyer, Director of Cleveland City Schools, is pleased to share that two Cleveland City Schools’ teachers have been selected as regional semi-finalists for teacher of the year in their respective grade bands and will advance in the Tennessee Department of Education’s Teacher of the Year selection process. Ms. Sheron Smith, second grade teacher at Arnold Memorial Elementary, and Ms. Sarah Thomas, seventh grade teacher at Cleveland Middle School, were both recently notified of this honor by the Tennessee Department of Education.

Congratulations to Sheron Smith and Sarah Thomas on their regional semi-finalist recognition! Cleveland City Schools is proud of them and their dedication to our students.

In news today…

The Bradley County Board of Education met on Thursday, during which plaques were presented to the teacher and supervisor of the year winners. Winners were: Grades K-5, Heather Donegan from Valley View; Grades 6-8, Rebecca Hames from Lake Forest; Grades 9-12, Emma Barns from Walker Valley. Principal of the year went to Jodie Grannan from Park View Elementary. Supervisors of the year were Emily Brown in school nutrition and Angie Gill with data and assessment. An update was given on the PIE Center, and an additional $25,000 approved to help address unsuitable material issues.