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Local News for Thursday, December 9th

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From the Chattanooga Times Free Press…

A second Cheddar’s restaurant is slated to open in the Chattanooga area next summer as the eatery brings its scratch kitchen menu to another location.

The new Cheddar’s is to open on busy Paul Huff Parkway in Cleveland, Tennessee, likely around July or August, said Chattanooga developer Bassam Issa.

For the past five or six years, Issa said, the search had been on to find the right location for the second Cheddar’s in the area.

The developer is providing the site of a former Rite Aid pharmacy that has been torn down. The location is across the parkway from the Publix supermarket and shopping center and amid a variety of other restaurants, stores and offices which have opened in that part of Cleveland in recent years.

The Cleveland Cheddar’s will span about 7,800 square feet. That’s slightly smaller than the 8,600-square-foot restaurant off Gunbarrel Road.

From WRCB Channel 3…

A group of volunteers in Tennessee more than doubled the goal of trash removal across the state.

No Trash November was created to keep Tennessee roads safe in preparation for busy holiday traffic, the state Department of Transportation said in a news release.

More than 1,000 volunteers removed 46,067 pounds of litter, the release said. The goal was 20,000 pounds.

Volunteers worked in 56 cleanups and collected 2,180 bags of litter and 2,501 pounds of large items.

The campaign started Nov. 5 with a cleanup at Tennessee State University with 125 student-athletes, coaches and faculty, and also included a middle and high school student video contest, the agency said.

From the Chattanoogan…

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond said cost overruns for the major remodeling of the Silverdale Detention Center are at 598,991. He is asking the County Commission to approve the county covering those costs.

The sheriff said the contract by KTM Builders for the work was initially with CoreCivic, the private firm that was then operating the workhouse at Silverdale. A short time later, CoreCivic announced it was ending its contract with Hamilton County.

The Sheriff’s Office then took over the project and operation of Silverdale.

Sheriff Hammond said a need was identified for redesign of the Intake, Booking and Administrative area; redesign of the Dayroom and Control Room area; and relocation of an existing Atlanta Gas line in Standifer Gap Road. He said that caused the extra expenses.

The sheriff said all prisoners were moved to Silverdale earlier from the jail on Walnut Street downtown, but about 50 sheriff employees are still in the building that is across from the County Courthouse. He said he wants to move those employees out as soon as possible, and they may go to leased space near the Silverdale facility.