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Local News for Monday, August 8th

Here is your Cleveland, Tenn. | Bradley County, Tenn. news on mymix1041.com, sponsored by Toyota of Cleveland:

Topping our news today…

Tennesseans are mourning the loss of Larry Wallace, known as Tennessee’s “top cop.”

Wallace died at his home Saturday in Athens after battling lung cancer and Parkinson’s.

He is a former Sheriff of McMinn County and joined Tennessee Highway Patrol, climbing the ladder to a colonel, deputy commissioner of Department of Safety and later becoming Director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Retiring in 2003 Wallace returned to his hometown Athens to teach criminal justice at Tennessee Wesleyan University. He became Vice President and a member of the university’s board of trustees. 

Wallace shared his law enforcement expertise across the state including serving in Chattanooga and Cleveland in consulting capacities. He served as interim chief of police in Chattanooga.

As TBI Director Wallace was guest speaker at the launching of Cleveland 100 and has attended every annual meeting. The board honored him as an honorary life member.

Cleveland  100 founder and Past City Mayor Tom Rowland said Wallace left a legacy as top cop in Tennessee and the State will miss his leadership. Rowland said his friendship with Wallace spans more than 50 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

In news today…

Today is the first full day in Bradley County Schools. Coming up at 8:30 this morning, Dr. Linda Cash will join us for her traditional first day message to all of the schools’ faculty, staff, and of course the students. We will carry that live on Mix 104.1 and mixTV.TV.

The Cleveland city school system begins their phase in days today. You can see the school calendars for our community, as well as around the region, on our website mymix1041.com.

Also in news today…

Governor Bill Lee will join Steve Hartline for an interview today at 9 AM on mix 104.1 and mixTV.TV.

And finally…

This is officially Mix 104.1 and MixTV.TV Great Cleveland Duck Race Week, presented by Don Ledford Automotive Center. Our duck race is this Friday night at Greenway Park on Raider Drive, across from Cleveland High School. We will have live music, games, activities and attractions, and of course the duck race. Two people will win great beach vacations. One person will win a beach vacation to Pensacola Florida and $500 cash. Someone else will win a choice of beach vacations to Myrtle Beach, Panama City Beach, or Daytona Beach Florida, courtesy of perfectbeachvacations.com.

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