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In news today…
The Bradley County Commission met on Monday covering several items of business. Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis presented a packet of corrections and changes from the Finance Committee to the budget. Those will be approved next Monday, which more possible changes coming. The vote to approve the overall budget will be on July 5th. During the meeting, Cleveland State President Dr. Bill Seymour came to thank everyone and let them know he has enjoyed serving the community. The new President takes over at Cleveland State on July 1st.
Also in news today…
Once again, the city of Manchester, Tennessee will host the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which is one of the most popular live music events in the country. Since 2002, the four-day, multi-stage event has featured a diverse assortment of performers and musical styles on a 700-acre Middle Tennessee farm that becomes the temporary home for thousands of people from all over the country. Over 40,000 music lovers are expected to attend the 2022 festival, which runs from Thursday night, June 16, 2022, through Sunday night, June 19, 2022.
With 40,000 festival goers converging on the site, the area in and around Manchester always sees increased traffic volumes during this time. As Manchester prepares to welcome a multitude of visitors, the Tennessee Department of Transportation is gearing up for the extra traffic. TDOT works closely with the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), Manchester Police Department, Manchester Fire and Rescue, Coffee County Sheriff’s Department, Coffee County EMA, and festival promoters to keep traffic moving on I-24 while also getting Bonnaroo attendees to their destination.
This year, Bonnaroo will officially open all its gates on Wednesday evening, June 15, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. CDT to allow more time for vehicles to enter the campgrounds.
TDOT HELP units will assist with traffic management during the festival and will aid any motorists who require assistance.
Drivers should keep in mind that if they need the assistance of a state trooper while traveling anywhere in Tennessee, they can simply dial *THP (*847) from their cell phone. They will be automatically connected to the nearest THP dispatch office and the operator will send a state trooper to their location.
In news today…
Former Cleveland State Community College Women’s Basketball player, Darian Hixson, has died from June 5th’s mass shooting.
The Cleveland State community is lesser for the loss of Darian Hixson, one of their former Women’s basketball players. The 2016 Chattanooga Central High graduate was an unsuspecting victim of Sunday, June 5th’s Mass shooting in downtown Chattanooga that claimed the lives of three and left 17 others injured.
The visitation for Darian Hixson will be held at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave, Chattanooga, on Friday, June 17th, from 2-6 p.m. The funeral service will be at Orchard Knob Baptist Church, 1734 E 3rd St, Chattanooga, on Saturday, June 18, beginning at 11:00 a.m. The family welcomes all of her friends, teammates, and community members and says they are thankful that she was well loved by so many.