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From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here are your news headlines for Friday, March 3rd, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz. Clevelan

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here are your news headlines for Friday, March 3rd, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

Cleveland is once again a Tree City USA winner.

It is the city’s 25th consecutive year to receive the annual designation from the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. This latest recognition is for the year 2016.

The city plans to have its annual Arbor Day celebration later this spring.

The city must meet four requirements to be a Tree City USA. Cleveland has a Shade Tree Board that meets regularly, a tree care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day public observance.

According to the Arbor Day Foundation President Dan Lambe, Cleveland holds one of more than 3,400 Tree City USA designations.

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press…

A twelfth civil lawsuit has been filed in Circuit Court in connection with the deadly Woodmore Elementary bus crash that killed six children in November.

The most recent lawsuit was filed on Tuesday on behalf of Diamond Brown, the mother of 6-year-old D’Myunn Lamar Brown, and claims she “is the only proper party to bring this cause of action for the wrongful death” of the boy.

The lawsuit names both Johnthony Walker and Durham School Services, mimicking the language of several prior lawsuits.

Six children were killed in the Nov. 21 crash on Talley Road in Brainerd, and many of the 37 kids on board were treated at a local hospital.

Walker was believed to be driving about 20 mph over the speed limit when he crashed the bus. He remains in custody, facing charges of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and reckless driving.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Wednesday’s storm front brought a big blow and heavy rain to the Cleveland and Bradley County region, but the community was spared the brunt of what could have been a dangerous situation.

That’s the assessment of emergency agencies and responding units who reported a small number of downed trees due to strong winds. Although some roads were blocked by fallen trees and heavy limbs for short periods of time, the area suffered only a few power outages.

According to Shawn Fairbanks, Bradley County Fire-Rescue chief, most of the felled trees were in the northern end of Bradley County; namely, in the areas surrounding Cleveland Country Club, and a few more were in the general areas of North Lee Highway, Davis Trail and Carriage Lane.

The Bradley County Emergency Management Agency reported there were a small number of power outages in that area which are serviced by Volunteer Energy Cooperative.

EMA officials noted the irony in the timing of Wednesday’s storms. This is Severe Weather Awareness Week across the state of Tennessee.

This has been your local and state news. You can get news anytime by visiting our website, mymix1041.com, powered by Pioneer Credit. From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, this is Jeremy Gault reporting.

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