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MCSO arrests George Kennedy for possessing Firearm inside Byrns Darden Elementary School

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) School Resource Officers have arrested a man for possessing a firearm inside an elementary school.

George A. Kennedy, 53, entered Byrns Darden Elementary School at 3:18pm to pick up a student. Front office staff noticed what looked to be the outline of a firearm under his clothing and quickly notified the School Resource Officer.

Deputy Ashley Grimes made contact with Kennedy at the front office and immediately disarmed him.

George A. Kennedy

George A. Kennedy

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Tennessee Lifetime Handgun Carry Permit Drops in Price

 

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – Tennessee citizens with a valid handgun carry permit now have the option to upgrade to a lifetime permit for a lower cost. In 2016, the 109th Tennessee General Assembly lowered the renewal fee on lifetime handgun carry permits from $500.00 to $200.00.

The new fee for an original permit is now $100.00, and the permit is now issued for eight years.

Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Renewal Fee Drops from $500.00 to $200.00

Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Renewal Fee Drops from $500.00 to $200.00

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Tennessee House of Representatives Welcomes Japan’s Consul-General

 

Tennessee Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The Tennessee House of Representatives was pleased to welcome Mr. Masami Kinefuchi to attend Wednesday’s session of the House and to present him with a House Joint Resolution recognizing the great contribution he has made to the economy of Tennessee.

The consul-general’s job is to facilitate economic and cultural exchange between Japan and the United States. He has jurisdiction over five states—Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. In these five states, there are more than 400 Japanese companies.

In Tennessee there are over 180 Japanese-based business employing more than 46,000 individuals with the largest company being Nissan with an assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. Other Japanese companies in Tennessee are Denso, Bridgestone, Calsonic, and Yorozu.

Rep. Curtis Johnson on the far right presented the House Joint Resolution to Mr. Kinefuchi (4th from left). Also, from the left is the governor’s chief of state, Jim Henry; House Finance Chairman, Charles Sargent; and Speaker of the House Beth Harwell.

Rep. Curtis Johnson on the far right presented the House Joint Resolution to Mr. Kinefuchi (4th from left). Also, from the left is the governor’s chief of state, Jim Henry; House Finance Chairman, Charles Sargent; and Speaker of the House Beth Harwell.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Unveils 2016 Legislative Agenda

 

Tennessee Representative Curtis Johnson

Highlights focus on education, public safety, more efficient government

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – With the Second Regular Session of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly now in full swing, lawmakers are busy in Nashville meeting with constituents and colleagues, voting on legislation on the House floor, and working to shepherd their bills through the legislative committee process.

As House business continues at full-speed, Governor Haslam is also working on his legislative agenda, notifying lawmakers he will focus his efforts this year on making improvements to state education and public safety policies, while also working to make government more efficient and effective.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces 2016 Legislative Agenda

 

Legislation focuses on education, public safety, efficient and effective state government

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced his legislative agenda for the 2016 session, continuing his focus on education, public safety and efficient and effective state government.

“A major focus this session will be on the next step in the Drive to 55: making sure our colleges and universities are organized and empowered in the best way to increase student success and the number of Tennesseans with a postsecondary degree or credential,” Haslam said.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Department of Safety and Homeland Security to Issue New Driver Licenses, ID Cards

 

New Card Features Enhanced Security, Replaces Old Cards Upon Expiration

Tennessee Department of SafetyNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons on Tuesday announced the state will soon issue new and improved driver licenses and identification cards. The new license and its updated security features will help combat document fraud and protect the identities of Tennesseans by using the latest credentialing technology.  This is the first major revision of Tennessee driver licenses and ID cards since 2003.

“A top priority of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security is safeguarding the identity of Tennessee citizens to prevent identity theft and document fraud,” said Commissioner Gibbons.  “The new cards will be the most secure our state has issued to date.”

New Drivers Licenses

New Drivers Licenses

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