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In news today…

Tom Griscom, President Reagan’s and former senate majority leader Tennessee’s Howard Baker’s former communications Director, spoke to Steve Hartline in an in-depth interview, about his career in Washington. Many of the same issues faced by our nation today, were faced by the Reagan White House. Including Russia.

“Inside the Reagan White House: the great communicator’s communication Director, well air as part of “conversations with Steve Hartline” on mixtv.tv streaming today and at noon today on Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

In news today…

​​Cleveland State Community College is currently accepting nominations for its Seventh Annual Community First Awards and Gala on Tuesday, September 20 at Ocoee Crest in Polk County. Each year, this event honors individuals who have a passion for giving back to the communities they serve.

Nominations are judged based on the nominees’ extraordinary commitment of time, talent and/or treasure to the community. Anyone who lives in the Cleveland State five-county service area of Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe and Polk counties, is eligible to be nominated and receive a Community First Award.

This year, there are nine different categories: Arts, Business, Education, Public Service, Volunteer Service, Non-Profit Leadership, Healthcare, Student Leadership and Philanthropy. One nominee will be honored as the Community First Person of the Year, which will be announced at the Community First Gala.

Nominations are open to the public, and the nomination form is available online at mycs.cc/cfanominations until May 15. Although the winners of each category will be announced prior to the event, the college will keep the name of its most prestigious award, the Community First Person of the Year, a surprise until the night of the event.

From Local 3 News…

Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn was in the Tennessee Valley on Thursday to tour a new education facility.

She spent the day in Bradley County, touring a facility and learning more about how it will soon impact students and the community in a positive way.

Schwinn got to tour Bradley County Schools’ PIE Innovation Center.

The facility is designed to get students workforce ready and on a career path before graduation.

They have partnered with 39 different companies, providing a variety of career choices.

Tennessee Commissioner of Education Penny Schwinn was beyond impressed with the long term investment.

Mix 104-1’s Steve Hartline spoke with Schwinn during the tour.

In news today…

The labor statistics for February are in. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Tennessee was 3.4%, down from 3.5% in January, and down from 5% one year ago.

Moving closer to home, in Bradley County the unemployment rate was 3.6%, down from 4% in January, and down from 4.7% one year ago. McMinn County was at 3.6%, down from 4% in January, and down from 5.3% one year ago. Meigs County was at 3.9%, down from 4.4% in January, and down from 6.1% one year ago. Polk County’s unemployment rate was at 3.4%, down from 3.7% in January, and down from 5% one year ago. Rhea County was at 3.6%, down from 4.1% in January, and down from 5.8% one year ago. Hamilton County’s unemployment rate was 3.4%, down from 3.9% in January, and down from 4.6% one year ago.