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In news today…

On July 31, 2022, at around 11:00 a.m., deputies from Bradley County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shots fired call in the area of Buchanan Road. When deputies arrived, there was no one in the area. A second call came in from a male claiming to be a victim of the shooting. The victim stated he and his child fled the scene and deputies made contact with them at the Walmart Supercenter off Treasury Drive. 

Just prior to the shooting, the father and child left their residence in a vehicle, but were blocked by another vehicle containing two males. At least one of the men exited the vehicle and began firing a gun at the car occupied by the father and son. The victim sped away from the gunfire, turning into Walmart, where he contacted law enforcement. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident. 

Deputies and a detective from Bradley County Sheriff’s Office processed the scene, collected statements and other evidence associated with the shooting. Investigators later determined the victim was acquainted with the suspected shooter(s) through a previous dispute. The suspects were later identified as Roddarrian Smith and Serzio Raines. They were quickly located and arrested by Bradley County Sheriff’s Office during a traffic stop. Both males are being charged with two counts of aggravated assault and tampering with evidence. Smith has an additional charge of felony reckless endangerment. Raines is also charged with a traffic violation and evading arrest. 

Also in news today…

5,632 people voted during early voting in Bradley County. Fran Green, administrator of elections, told Mix 10411 and MixTV.TV that the turnout was disappointing, but she reminded registered voters that they will be able to vote on election day Thursday from 8 AM until 8 PM at the 17 Bradley County Precincts. Our election night coverage will begin Thursday at 7 PM on Mix 104-1 and MixTV.tv, presented by the Logan Thompson Law Firm.

In news today…

The MaryEllen Locher Scholarship Fund at CHI Memorial Foundation is scheduling “Pink Out’’ volleyball events to raise funds for its college scholarship program for the children of breast cancer patients.

Local and regional high school volleyball teams are invited to schedule a Pink Out fundraiser, which honors and recognizes breast cancer patients. In a typical event, gyms are decorated, special T-shirts are sold, and a flower giveaway is held in recognition of breast cancer patients.

Any funds raised through Pink Out events will be used to provide college scholarships to the children of breast cancer patients. Schools that have sponsored Pink Outs in previous years include Ooltewah, Soddy-Daisy, Lookout Valley, Hixson, and Cleveland High schools; Baylor School, Silverdale Baptist Academy, Notre Dame High School, and Tyner Academy. To schedule an event, call Cindy Pare, MaryEllen Locher Scholarship Fund coordinator, at 423.495.4124 or email her at Cynthia_Pare@memorial.org.

The MaryEllen Locher Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to children who have either lost a parent to breast cancer, have a parent who is a breast cancer survivor, or have a parent who is currently in treatment. The organization was founded as an independent nonprofit in 2002 by MaryEllen Locher, a long-time news anchor and health reporter for WTVC in Chattanooga. Formerly known as the MaryEllen Locher Scholarship Foundation, it joined with CHI Memorial Foundation in January 2021.

In news today…

The Bradley County Commission met on Monday covering several items of business. Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis noted that the county has closed on the purchase of the Courthouse Annex parking lot. Commissioner Winters noted that Highway 60 construction will affect those traveling for school, which will be starting soon. He reminded everyone to bear in mind the construction is going on and to proceed with caution and slower speeds.