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Friday, November 20th

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Topping our news today…

Paul said it would be like this. 

If you grew up in the Tennessee Valley, you know that phrase. It originated in the 1980s when Paul Barys, the weatherman with a beard, was new to Chattanooga. 

Today, it’s a phrase still used in association with Paul’s accurate forecasts and severe weather coverage. Now, it takes on new meaning as Paul announces his retirement after 35 years of service. Paul plans to make his last day on air at Channel 3 in July 2021. 

Name any weather event in the past 35 years, and Paul Barys has been at the center of it. He predicted the Blizzard of 1993. In 2011, he stayed on air for hours working to guide people to shelter as tornadoes touched down across the region causing widespread damage and dozens of deaths. Then again, in April 2020, Paul provided that same voice of calm as a deadly storm moved through our area. His accuracy and steady presence kept tens of thousands of people safe for generations.

Paul joined Channel 3 in 1985 after forecasting at stations in North Carolina, Indiana, and Ohio. Now after more than 35 years of forecasting for the Tennessee Valley, Paul is forecasting more time with his grandkids.

Upon Paul’s retirement, Channel 3 is fortunate to have David Karnes begin duties as the station’s Chief Meteorologist. David has worked alongside Paul for the past 13 years, and as someone who spent part of his childhood in Soddy-Daisy, he is an experienced forecaster and familiar face to Tennessee Valley viewers. 

In news today…

For the safety of the players, coaches, and the opposing teams, both the girls and boys basketball games at Cleveland High School are cancelled until November 29th, due to COVID-19 related issues. Also, the 8th grade girls basketball games at Cleveland Middle School are cancelled until December 1st, due to COVID-19 related issues. Following the guidelines set forth by the Tennessee Department of Health and the TSSAA, contact tracing at the school will take place and anyone in close contact with the players and/or coaches will be notified.

From WRCB Channel 3…

The Soddy Daisy City Manager is off the job on Thursday night after the commission’s newest member was sworn into office.

Channel 3 was at the Soddy Daisy Commission meeting on Thursday night after Steve Everett was sworn in as a city commissioner.

Following the swearing in ceremony, the commission meeting was held and Everett ultimately made a motion to fire city manager Janice Cagle.

Everett accused Cagle of using her position to drive down the value of a mobile home park in the city by ordering officers to find issues with the park.

Everett played recorded conversations of Cagle to back his accusations.

The commission ultimately voted to fire Cagle near the end of the meeting.