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Here is today's news on mymix1041.com, sponsored by Toyota of Cleveland: Topping our news today… Results from Thursday’s State Primary and County Ge

Here is today’s news on mymix1041.com, sponsored by Toyota of Cleveland:

Topping our news today…

Results from Thursday’s State Primary and County General Election are in. Bradley County Commission District 5, Seat B, was retained by Cindy Slater, who had replaced former councilman Jeff Yarber upon his passing. Avery Johnson was elected City Councilman At-Large, defeating Larry Hafley a margin of 110 votes. Tom Cassada was elected City Councilman for District 3, defeating Scott McGowan by a margin of only 59 votes. As of news time, Brooklyn Townsend was projected to win Polk County Sessions Judge with 76% of the vote at 89% of precincts reported. Bill Hagerty took the U.S. Senate victory with 7,175 votes locally, and as of news time, 313,689 votes statewide with 83% of precincts reported. He will go up against the as yet undetermined Democratic candidate in November. You can watch last night’s election coverage, presented by the Logan-Thompson Law Firm, on our Facebook page, Mix 104-1 WCLE on Facebook.

From NewsChannel 9…

Just days after President Donald Trump criticized the Tennessee Valley Authority for hiring foreign workers, the federally owned energy corporation announced Thursday it was rescinding a decision to lay off its in-house technology workers.

The authority had been planning on replacing those workers with contractors who rely heavily on foreign workers under the H1-B visa program for highly skilled workers. Yet on Monday, Trump fired TVA chairman Skip Thompson and threatened to remove other board members if they continued to hire foreign labor.

TVA had previously announced it would outsource 20% of its technology jobs to companies based in foreign countries. TVA’s action would have caused more than 200 highly skilled American tech workers in Tennessee to lose their jobs to foreign workers hired on temporary work visas, according to the White House.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Kaitlin Gebby reports: The Cleveland Board of Education’s formal session earlier this week marked Steve Morgan’s final appearance as a member of the elected board. 

Morgan announced his decision to step away from the board in April. During a virtual meeting of the governing body that Monday, he told his colleagues he would not be running for re-election, bringing an end to a “37-year era” of service in education for his family. 

Elected Aug. 7, 2008, Morgan succeeded former board member Max Carroll, his wife’s uncle. Morgan ran for the seat on the promise that he’d come to the board “with no agenda.” During his last board meeting, he said he felt he had kept his promise during his 12-year tenure on the board.