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Supply chain issues have put the $47.9 million Tennessee State Veterans’ Home in Cleveland, Tennessee, about a month behind its hoped-for completion date of June 30, and about 60 people are already on the waiting list, according to state officials.
The 108-bed, single-story, “modern-rustic” home on almost 28 acres on Westland Drive is a short drive to medical centers in Cleveland and Chattanooga and features private rooms with shared common areas that have ceiling-high stone fireplaces and cozy dining spaces. A state-of-the-art therapy gym and courtyards with views of a wooded ridge and old farm pasture are among its features.
There are six houses consisting of 18 bedrooms in each one, and the houses share some common areas, according to officials with Tennessee State Veterans’ Homes Board.
Officials broke ground Aug. 21, 2019, on the home funded in part by a $30.5 million U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs grant approved by the state building commission, according to officials. The state put $10 million into the project, the city of Cleveland and Bradley County each donated more than $2 million, and an anonymous donation of $3 million topped off local fundraising by the Southeast Tennessee Veterans Home Council.
In news today…
Brittany Cannon has been named Director of PIE. Joining Mrs. Cannon as Administrative Assistant to the Director of PIE is Mrs. Sabrina Joyner-Lynn.
Mr. Kyle Page has been named as Property Manager for the PIE Center. As Mr. Page steps into his new role, Joanne Gott will step in as Principal of GOAL Academy.
The Principals and Administrators assumed their respective duties on July 1st.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) has completed the testing phase of Jobs4TN.gov and determined the system is operational and ready to resume service.
The state’s vendor, Geographic Solutions, Inc. (GSI), completed the restoration of the state’s unemployment and workforce development computer system on Sunday, July 3. GSI experienced what it has called anomalous activity at its network operation centers last Sunday.
The anomalous activity forced the company to take Jobs4TN.gov, and systems for approximately three dozen other states, offline.
Both the unemployment and workforce development functions of Jobs4TN.gov are once again operating.