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Local News for Friday, April 22nd

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In news today…

A total of 457 people voted early in Bradley County on Thursday. The total early vote thus far stands at 3,654. Of those, 2,170 (59%) are county votes, while 1,483 (41%) are city votes. District 2 leads with 760 votes, and District 1 is a close second with 754. E.L. Ross leads precincts with 433, Prospect follows closely with 419. Early voting continues today from 9AM-6PM, and Saturday from 9AM-4PM.

Also in news today…

The Cleveland State Community College Alumni Association raised over $8,000 during a radiothon held on Mix 104-1 and MixTV.tv on Thursday afternoon. Contributions from the community, alumni, friends, and more made it the most successful radiothon in Cleveland State alumni history. The radio appeal was directed by Jill Norton, the Director of the Alumni Association at Cleveland State Community College. You can find more information about the Cleveland State Alumni Association at clevelandstatecc.edu.

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The Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police announced the selection of Chief Mark Gibson to serve as the 2nd Vice President for the Association. Following a series of interviews with 7 candidates, the Executive Board announced the unanimous vote supporting Chief Gibson. Chief Deborah Faulkner, Chief of Police for the Franklin Police Department and President of the TACP added, “Chief Gibson brings a spirit of leadership and integrity to the Board of Directors and has demonstrated his tireless efforts to support the TACP and law enforcement leadership in Tennessee”.

A member of the TACP since 2016, has also served as the Chief of Police in Cleveland, Tennessee since September 2015. Throughout the years, Chief Gibson has advanced through the ranks of patrol, investigations, and administration, gaining experience in a variety of operational and management functions.  Today, he oversees a department of 106 sworn officers and 40 civilian personnel on an annual budget of over $11 million dollars.

Chief Gibson has served in various roles as a member of TACP.  In addition to him being a TACP member, he currently serves on the Commission on Readiness for the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police as the Planning, Technology, and Administration Working Group Chairman.  He also serves on the Professional Standards Committee, Ethics Committee and is on the Board of Directors representing the 4th District.  In 2020, Chief Gibson met all requirements to receive TACP’s Level 4 Executive Leadership Certificate.

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The labor statistics for March are in. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Tennessee was 3.6%, down from 3.8% in February, and down from 6% one year ago.

Moving closer to home, in Bradley County the unemployment rate was 3%, down from 3.6% in February, and down from 4.7% one year ago. McMinn County was at 3.3%, down from 3.6% in February, and down from 5.2% one year ago. Meigs County was at 3.6%, down from 4% in February, and down from 5.7% one year ago. Polk County’s unemployment rate was at 3.2%, down from 3.4% in February, and down from 4.9% one year ago. Rhea County was at 3.4%, down from 3.6% in February, and down from 5.5% one year ago. Hamilton County’s unemployment rate was 2.9%, down from 3.4% in February, and down from 4.5% one year ago.