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Local News for Thursday, April 28th

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In news today…

Wednesday was the biggest day of early voting so far in Bradley County. 912 people voted on the next to last day of early voting, bringing the total number of early votes cast to 6,706.

District 2 leads the way with 1,235 votes, while district one has 1,158. EL Ross has the most votes by precinct with 712, while Prospect has 632. Today is the last day of early voting. 9 AM until 6 PM at the three Bradley County locations: Bradley Square Mall, the Bradley County Election Commission, and APD-40 in the plaza with Planet Fitness.

Also in news today…

Christopher Schroll, the Cleveland Middle School teacher accused of putting a hidden camera in the girls locker room at the school, will have his first court appearance this morning before Judge Sheridan Randolph. We will have live coverage on MixTV.TV when the hearing begins sometime after 9 AM.

In news today…

A Silver Alert has been issued for 55-year-old Alan Terrell. Alan is 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighs approximately 185 pounds, with gray hair and green eyes. He was last seen walking the Cleveland Greenway wearing a white tank top on April 23rd. Alan has a medical condition that may impair his ability to return safely without assistance. If you have seen him, please contact the Cleveland Police Department at 423-559-3389 or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

Also in news today…

Cleveland City Schools is excited to announce that Dr. Joel Barnes will be returning to Blythe-Bower Elementary School as Principal beginning August 1, 2022. Barnes will replace Mrs. Prisavia Croft after she retires from the Blythe-Bower Principal position at the end of July.

Dr. Barnes had previously served for 5 years as Principal of Blythe-Bower Elementary School before moving into the role of Supervisor of Federal Projects and Professional Development for Cleveland City Schools during the past 4 years. Barnes also has previous experience at both Cleveland High School and Cleveland Middle School in the assistant principal role. Prior to moving into administration for the district, Dr. Barnes spent time as a teacher at Cleveland Middle School.

From Local 3 News…

A ‘major’ methamphetamine distribution ring has been broken as part of a six-month long law enforcement operation in McMinn County, according to Sheriff Joe Guy.

Teams from the McMinn County Sheriff’s Office, 10th Judicial DTF, the District Attorney General’s Office, and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation conducted the operation in McMinn and nearby areas, reaching down into north Georgia.

Eight kilograms (17.63 pounds) of methamphetamine, and various quantities of cocaine, Xanax and hydrocodone were seized.

A total of 16 suspects were indicted by the McMinn County Grand Jury on April 19, 2022; 12 have been arrested and four remain at large.

Additional suspects were either taken into custody or surrendered over the weekend to the McMinn County Jail.

In news today…

On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 11:58 p.m., Cleveland Police Department officers responded to Texaco at 2000 Dalton Pike SE after receiving reports of a gunshot in the area. Information was given to officers about a brief altercation between two patrons that occurred inside of the gas service station. The victim, identified as Joshua Snyder, a white male, was located a short distance away from the scene. Officers found Snyder with a gunshot wound to his right shoulder. Snyder was transported by EMS to a local hospital where he is recovering. The suspect, identified as Michael E. Moore, a black male, is wanted for Attempted First Degree Murder, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Dangerous Felony and Reckless Endangerment. 

Anyone with information on the whereabout of Michael Moore is requested to contact Detective Brett Taylor 423-559-3392 or leave a confidential tip via Cleveland Police Department’s Facebook inbox.

Also in news today…

Several trails remain closed around the Ocoee Whitewater Center while investigation continues into a fire that destroyed the facility early Tuesday morning. Polk County and surrounding agencies worked to contain the fire, from which no injuries resulted. Trails current closed are: Bear Paw Loop Trail #334, Rhododendron Trail #332, Old Copper Road Trail #333, and Connector Trail from Chestnut Loop #335 to Bear Paw Loop Trail #334.

In news today…

The Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to join them for the 29th presentation of the Mel Bedwell Small Businessperson of the Year Award at our annual luncheon presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners on Wednesday, May 18, during Small Business Month. 

The Mel Bedwell Small Business Person of the Year Award luncheon honors an outstanding small business person in Cleveland and Bradley County for their success in six areas: staying power, growth in number of employees, increase in sales, innovativeness of product or service offered, response to adversity, and evidence of contributions to the community. 

The Chamber board of directors renamed the Small Business Person of the Year Award to honor the memory of Mel Bedwell, who was known for his energy, determination, ingenuity, honesty, enthusiasm and loyalty—all traits necessary for a successful small business owner.

The special guest speaker for the event will be former U.S. Senator Bob Corker. Mr. Corker is a successful businessman, former United States Senator, and was previously named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME Magazine. Corker represented Tennesseans in the Senate from 2007-2018, where he served as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and became a national and global thought leader on fiscal, financial, and foreign policy issues.

He was Tennessee’s commissioner of finance and mayor of Chattanooga before being elected to the Senate, After an extensive public service career, in January of 2019, Corker returned to business. He currently serves as chairman of Rise Ventures, a joint venture between the Corker Group and Rise Partners and is a special advisor to Jefferies Financial Group, a global investment banking firm. He also serves as Co-Chair of One to One Health and is on the advisory boards for several philanthropic and policy-focused organizations. Corker and his wife, Elizabeth, call Chattanooga home.

Members who would like to use available admission credits should call the Chamber office at 423-472-6587 to register. 

Also in news today…

Cleveland State Community College has finalized plans for its Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremony. Approximately 414 degrees and certificates will be awarded during the graduation ceremony. The ceremony will be held on Friday, May 6, at 5:30 p.m. in the L. Quentin Lane Center.

Cleveland State President, Dr. Bill Seymour, will be the speaker of the ceremony.

After seven years at the college, Seymour will be retiring, and his last day in office will be June 30th.

For those unable to attend the Cleveland State Community College Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremony, the event will be streamed live and can be viewed at mycs.cc/graduation.