Wednesday , 23 June 2021

Local News for Friday, June 11th

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The Bradley County Board of Education on Thursday approved several county projects to begin on July 1st. Among these projects is work to be performed on the turf at the Walker Valley High School and Bradley Central High School football fields. Director of Schools Dr. Linda Cash requested a vote to give the Executive Council permission to approve the work on these projects. That vote passed. The funding to complete the projects is comprised of extra funding the county had previously set aside.

In news today…

Family Cornerstones Starfish will be hosting the 7th Annual Big Truck Roundup tomorrow, June 12th, from 10:30AM until 1PM at Westwood Baptist church. Kids of all ages will enjoy paving equipment courtesy of Caldwell Paving, a Big Rig Tow Truck courtesy of Miller Industries, police cars from the Cleveland Police Department, a fire engine from the Cleveland Fire Department, the Cleveland Public Library’s book mobile, and more! There will also be a developmental discovery site with books, puzzles, blocks, a sensory table, and a variety of play learning activities for children. New this year is a sensory friendly time from 10:30 to 11AM, where you can enjoy all the big fun without the big horns, sirens, and harsh fumes! For more information contact Jennifer at 423-464-6583 or

In news today…

The Tennessee Department of Education announced over $2 million in Perkins Reserve Grant awards to 38 school districts for the 2021-22 school year to support career and technical education (CTE) across the state.

The Perkins Reserve Grant (PRG) is a competitive grant opportunity made possible through the federal Perkins V legislation passed in 2018. In 2020, the PRG grant opportunity was redesigned under the four-year Strengthening Career and Technical Education in Tennessee state plan to foster local innovation and support implementation of CTE programs and career pathways, especially in more rural areas, aligned with regionally identified high skill, high wage, and/or in-demand occupations or industries.

Cleveland City Schools received $43,121.90 for their Raider Evolve program at Cleveland High School. This CTE program is for Juniors and Seniors and is a multi-operational school corporation managed and operated by students as “hands-on” learning laboratories and career opportunities that integrate different aspects of a real-world environment. For many students, Raider Evolve will provide work experience by utilizing the keys of building management, communication, supervision, entrepreneurship and leadership skills. Students will learn the basics of welding, fabrication, plasma cutting, laser etching while sharpening their skills in creative design related to business marketing, advertising, and the distribution of merchandise. This program began in the 2020-2021 school year and this grant will help excel it to greater heights.

Also in news today…

Dr. Russell Dyer, Director of Cleveland City Schools, is excited to announce that Kathy Barry has been selected to fill the role of Supervisor of School Nutrition for the school district beginning July 1.

Barry holds a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Alabama and a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Food Science from Middle Tennessee State University. Barry is a registered dietician and nutritionist. She also holds a license as a dietician and nutritionist in the State of Tennessee. Prior to accepting this position with Cleveland City Schools, Barry worked for the Bradley County Health Department as a nutritionist and taught several nutrition and food service courses at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga.

In news today…

The Bradley County Schools Board of Education met Thursday covering several items of business. During the meeting, Dr. Belt, principal of Walker Valley High School, requests permission to start a competitive archery program, which was granted. An update on the PIE Center indicates that things are still on track. Contracts have been signed with Wright Brothers and the Center for Sports Medicine to begin work in the center. GOAL Academy work may be delayed and their move to the center may not happen until fall break. Also. Director of Schools Dr. Linda Cash requested a vote to give the Executive Council permission to approve work on county projects, beginning July 1st, with money the county has set aside.

From Fox 17 Nashville…

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is still celebrating the state’s Free Fishing Day this weekend.

On Saturday, June 12, residents and nonresidents of all ages may fish free in Tennessee without a license.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency hopes to introduce kids to the joy of fishing. Many events surrounding the day that were canceled last year due to the pandemic and back on this year. Click here for a list of events.

Children ages 15 and younger may fish without a license beginning on Free Fishing Day through June 18. TWRA stocks several thousand pounds of fish for the events.

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