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The Christmas Parade scheduled for December 5, in Cleveland has been canceled due to the rise in COVID cases in Bradley County.
The Mainstreet Cleveland Board of Directors made the decision to cancel the event “in the interest of public safety.”
From WRCB Channel 3…
A former Tennessee high school teacher and coach was arrested Thursday, accused of raping a 16-year-old student at his home, police said.
An indictment charged Timothy Williams, 30, with two counts of aggravated statutory rape of a female student in connection with a June meeting at his Nashville home, Metro Police said in a statement.
Williams was formerly a teacher and coach at Mt. Juliet High School, about 20 miles outside of Tennessee’s capital city.
Investigators said Williams communicated with the teen through social media and drove to Mt. Juliet to pick her up at a friend’s house and take her to his home, according to a statement from Nashville officials. Police did not comment further on the encounter.
Williams had worked for Wilson County Schools since 2013 teaching social studies and coaching football and track, news outlets reported. The district immediately suspended him upon learning of the allegations over the summer, according to a statement from the district obtained by news outlets.
Williams resigned during his suspension and before the start of the school year this fall, the statement said.
Williams remained in the Davidson County jail on a $50,000 bond on Thursday afternoon, news outlets reported. It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney who could comment for him.
From NewsChannel 9…
The Tennessee Supreme Court on Thursday indefinitely postponed the execution of death row inmate Byron Black.
In a brief order issued on Thursday, the court wrote that Black’s execution is stayed pending a further order by the court “because of the multiple issues caused by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.”
Black was convicted by a Nashville court of murdering his girlfriend Angela Clay and her daughters Latoya, 9, and Lakesha, 6, at their home in 1988. Prosecutors said he shot the three during a jealous rage. Black was on work release at the time for shooting and wounding Clay’s estranged husband.
Black was originally scheduled for execution on Oct. 8, and the court had previously ordered a postponement until April 8, 2021.
Three other Tennessee inmates have also had their executions put on hold because of the virus.