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Local News for Monday, March 28th

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From NewsChannel 9…

Hamilton County Sheriff’s department is asking for your help identifying a man who was hit by a car and killed on I-75 Northbound near Ooltewah mile marker 13.6 at around 6:45 a.m.

Police describe the victim as a white male with a small build, in his 20s to 30s wearing dark clothes.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit says the victim had no identification on his person.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Allen Mincey reports: A waiting list for those who want to liver at the Bradley County Tennessee Veterans Home will be set up by the state sometime in April.

Ed Harries, executive director of the Tennessee State Veterans Home organization, said plans are for construction to be completed in late summer or early fall. He was a guest at the Southeast Tennessee Veterans Home Council meeting late Thursday.

He said that at the present time, “things are kind of nebulous,” so he could not give firm dates and times when that construction would be complete.

April is when those wishing to move into the facility can sign up, Harries said.

Harries stressed there are certain criteria for anyone to be a resident of the veterans home.

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press…

The Riverbend Festival announced Friday the daily schedule for the June 3-5 lineup. This year marks a shift in how the 40-year-old festival has made its lineup announcements, moving away from revealing its acts a few at a time over several weeks to announcing the full lineup all at once, which organizers did in January.

Twenty acts will perform on the Coca-Cola, Budlight and Chevrolet stages over the three days.

The daily lineup kicks off with country duo Brothers Osborne headlining on the Coca-Cola Stage Friday, June 3. They will be joined that night by Bexar, Devon Gilfillian, Elle King, Jenny Lewis, Kendell Marvell and local bluesman Rick Rushing.

Saturday’s schedule will feature headliners Cage the Elephant, Grace Potter, Niko Moon, Moon Taxi — which will also do a second set featuring an ode to Rage Against the Machine with an as-yet-unannounced special guest — local indie bluegrass/Americana act Strung Like a Horse and The Communicators Present ‘That ’90s Show.”

The festival wraps up on Sunday with Jason Isbell as the headliner. He will be joined by Brittney Spencer, Gov’t Mule, Tanya Tucker, Los Amigos Invisibles, The War & Treaty, Lenox Hills, The Magi and The Shindellas.

Admission to the festival is $95 for a three-day wristband and $75 for a one-day pass.

In news today…

Cleveland and Chattanooga area mayors called on Tennessee to provide immediate tax relief for the residents of our towns and cities through the passage of two bills that would restore hundreds of millions of dollars in shared sales tax revenues.

In 2002, the state of Tennessee altered its 55-year revenue-sharing relationship with cities and towns by increasing the sales tax rate to 7% from 6% but keeping all the new revenues in the state’s general fund. The state also exempted hundreds of millions of dollars of transactions from being collected locally, based on transaction size. The moves were an austerity measure to address a temporary state budget shortfall. Yet the measure was left in place, and the result over two decades has been the diversion of almost $2 billion away from local municipalities.

The restoration of this important revenue to local taxpayers would allow residents to see direct benefits from increased investments in infrastructure, essential services, economic expansion, and quality of life.

Taken together, all Tennessee municipalities would receive approximately $67 million in additional annual revenue.