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A Tennessee boy was fatally shot early Christmas morning, officials said.
The 12-year-old boy was among three people killed in two separate shootings in Memphis on Saturday, news outlets reported, citing police.
Officers responded to a home at 2:26 a.m. Saturday and took the boy who had suffered a gunshot wound to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead, Memphis police tweeted. No other information was immediately released.
In a separate shooting early Christmas morning, two men were killed and a female was wounded, police said. Details weren’t released.
Memphis police reported last week that the city’s number of homicides were at a record level with 333, news outlets reported.
Autumn Hughes reports: A system designed to monitor odors emanating from the Bradley County Landfill is in place and operational.
Bradley County Commissioner Mike Hughes gave an update on the system last week.
Hughes noted he attended a class to learn more about the system and said he was more excited about it now than ever before.
He was able to see the system in use when someone called about an odor complaint.
Hughes said reports based off readings from the monitoring system can be shared with the landfill operator and other agencies.
The equipment is part of a plan the commission approved earlier this year to monitor noxious odors rising from the landfill. The decision to install monitoring equipment came after months of residents near the landfill complaining about the smell.
In April, commissioners approved a resolution authorizing Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis to enter into a monitoring services agreement with Envirosuite for an initial one-year term with the option of an additional one-year term to provide runoff odor monitoring at the Bradley County Landfill for an annual base compensation of $71,500.
Another resolution, approved in July, designated the Road Department as the administrator of the monitoring services agreement with Envirosuite.
Tim Siniard reports: Cleveland City School Board member Tom Cloud announced on Tuesday he will not be seeking election to a fifth term.
Cloud, who has served on the city school board since 2005, said he made his decision after “much deliberation.”
He said he and his wife plan to travel more, as well as explore other opportunities and interests.
He thanked everyone in District 5 for “their support and encouragement over the years.”
Cloud was first elected to the school board after concluding a 20-year career as an elementary teacher for grades 4, 5 and 6 at Prospect Elementary and E.L. Ross Elementary.