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Local News for Friday, February 11th

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Topping our news today…

A daycare worker has been charged with 27 counts of Child Neglect following a fire that occurred at Little Lambs Daycare on Waterlevel Highway on Thursday morning.

While responders were removing children from the building, they noticed open beer containers present in the room. Based on this evidence and further questioning, they believed the daycare worker to be under the influence of alcohol. The employee also admitted to consuming multiple alcoholic beverages while working at the daycare center Wednesday.

James Roger Carpenter Jr. was arrested and charged with 27 counts of Child Neglect. He is currently being held on a $135,000 bond at the Bradley County Jail.

In news today…

Cleveland City Schools is proud to announce our Cleveland High School Raider Scholars for 2022. Raider Scholars must complete the following requirements:

  • Take 12 or more honors classes
  • Maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Take 4 Advanced Placement classes or 2 Advanced Placement & 2 Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit classes
  • Two of the three classes must be core classes each year

This outstanding group of seniors will be attending the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, the University of Tennessee Knoxville, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Lee University, Belmont University, and many other prestigious universities. The Raider Scholar ACT average is 27, and their average GPA is 3.86. 

From NewsChannel 9…

It’s a switch that some officials say is long overdue. Erlanger is looking to transition the public non-profit hospital to a 501c3 private non-profit. Erlanger Health System Chairman Jim Coleman says this would remove red tape when hospital leaders want to make changes. Coleman adds that the switch would allow Erlanger to move more quickly in the marketplace.

Also from NewsChannel 9…

An investigator with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) says the extreme cold water was “definitely a contributing factor” in a drowning on Chickamauga Lake Tuesday afternoon. The TWRA has identified the victim as 42-year-old Reginald “Reggie” E. Parker, Sr. of Cleveland. Two fishermen were launching a boat at the Eldridge Road/Eldridge Slough Tuesday afternoon when their boat slid off the trailer and began to float away. Tahe victim told his partner to build a fire while he went into the water after the boat.