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Local News for Tuesday, February 15th

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From the Chattanooga Times Free Press…

When announcing the state’s new license plate last fall following an online contest, Gov. Bill Lee proudly predicted the winning design would “take its place in Tennessee history.” It may yet. But perhaps not in the way the governor envisioned.

Lee administration officials are examining concerns that Tennessee’s plate design or perhaps the printing process or other issues such as camera quality are producing nighttime photo images that are blurry or downright invisible for infrared license plate readers. The readers are used by police and others to identify suspects and aid in Amber and Silver alerts.

The plates feature a navy blue background with white lettering and numbers plus the state’s “tri-star” emblem. They began being issued in January with 400,000 plates issued so far. The state expects to replace 5.5 million plates by year’s end.

From Local 3 News…

The TBI has issued a Silver Alert on Monday for a Polk County man who has been missing for more than a week.

The TBI says 72-year-old Darryl Foster was last seen on February 5, in Whitfield County, Georgia. The TBI says Foster has a medical condition that could impair his ability to return home safely.

Foster is described as 5’6” tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He may be driving a white 2001 Dodge Ram with TN tag: 2W2-8C8. If you have any information about this case, please call the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at (423) 338-8215 or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

In news today…

The Bradley County Commission met on Monday covering several items of business. An update was given from the Farmer’s Market Committee, announcing the market will open on April 8th through November 19th. Applications need to be submitted to the commission office in order to participate as a vendor. Concerns were also brought up from a concerned citizen that the landfill has changed their policy and is no longer accepting cash payments. Also noted, they now charge $20 to accept mattresses. County offices will be closed on February 21st in observance of President’s Day.