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LUDIC Moves to First Baptist Lee University’s Development Inclusion Classroom (LUDIC) has partnered with First Baptist of Cleveland (FBC) in its recent move to an FBC property. “Lee is very appreciative for the cooperation First Baptist and the pastoral staff, especially Jim Gibson, have shown in this partnership with Lee and LUDIC,” said Cole Strong, Lee’s vice president for operations. Due to the continuing construction of Lee’s developing South Campus, a search for a new home for LUDIC began spring 2017. The partnership with FBC developed quickly and the new center opened in Fall 2017. “First Baptist Cleveland and Lee University have had a wonderful working relationship as co-laborers for the cause of Christ for many years,” said Gibson, executive pastor at FBC. “It is a blessing and privilege for FBC to once again join together with Lee in impacting our community in a positive way by providing a temporary facility for LUDIC.” The Family Life Center building was formerly a daycare, but was unoccupied before the partnership with LUDIC began. “We are thrilled with our new home at the Family Life Center,” said Dr. Tammy Johnson, director of LUDIC. “We are especially enjoying the opportunities for exercise and leisure in the gym and the playground, and we are thrilled to have a lunchroom where students and staff can eat together.” LUDIC is a state-approved private school for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and operates during the school year, as well as a six-week session in the summer. The classroom currently serves 20 students from age two to 22. Funded by local school fees and an annual subsidy from Lee University, the program allows for quality education for children on the Autism Spectrum as well as valuable hands-on experience for Lee special education students. LUDIC is directed by Johnson and staffed by four teachers, in addition to Lee student teachers and interns. Lee also collaborated with Cleveland City Schools to house the program at Arnold Elementary School this summer. For more information about LUDIC, contact Johnson at or (423) 614-8190. Pastor Jim Gibson, Dr. Tammy Johnson, and Cole Strong pose in front of First Baptist’s Family Life Center. more
Concerned law enforcement officers and residents of the community worried about a missing young girl who did not return home overnight Thursday had smiles and sighs of relief after 10-year-old Aletha … more
ON?TAP Wednesday, Oct. 4 GOLF TSSAA?State Golf Championships at Willowbrook (Manchester), 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 CROSS?COUNTRY Cleveland, Walker Valley at Fast Break … more
(AP) - These Tennessee lotteries were drawn Tuesday: TENNESSEE Cash 3 Morning: 1-7-5, Lucky Sum: 13 Cash 3 Midday: 9-0-1; Lucky Sum: 10 Cash 3 Evening: 1-7-5, Lucky Sum: 13 Csh 4 … more
Darlia Conn will be the speaker for the His Hands Extended devotional on Wednesday at Garden Plaza, 3500 Keith St., at 7 a.m. —New Hope Church of the Nazarene will have homecoming Sunday … more
The Harris Family Reunion will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, at Eastview Baptist Church. Bring a covered-dish item for lunch. For more information, call 472-2770. more
Sharon Kay Evans Sharon Kay Evans, 60, of Cleveland, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Stamey and Helen Louise Stamey. Survivors … more
Alex Cummings, Brent Hamilton, Kelly Harris, James Porter and Dawn McDaniel, who are celebrating birthdays today ... Wayne Whaley, who celebrated his 73rd birthday Friday ... Blake Caylor, who is … more
Some 300 people gathered at Morris Vineyard in Charleston on Monday afternoon, to take in the deemed once-in-a-lifetime event that was the “Great American Eclipse.” The Cleveland/Bradley … more
The Bradley County Democratic Party’s annual Heritage Dinner, held Thursday at Bradley Central High School, was full of chances for the group to reflect on current politics and make plans for … more
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