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Local News for Tuesday, May 24th

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In news today…

Bradley County Fire Investigators have concluded their investigation of the fire that took place over the weekend at the Flea Land Flea Market at 5527 Waterlevel Highway.

Through eyewitness accounts and evidence from the scene, it has been determined that the cause of the fire was electrical – due to overloading and excessive use of extension cords.

The scene has been released back to the property owner with no other investigations pending.

Also in news today…

Road Construction will not delay motorists as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at noon on Friday, May 27 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31. This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists expected to travel in the state this Memorial Day weekend.

Motorists may still encounter some lane closures or restrictions while traveling through long-term construction projects. In addition, drivers should know reduced speed limits will be in effect in work zones. Drivers convicted of speeding through work zones where workers are present face a fine of up to $500, plus court fees and possible increased insurance premiums. 

In news today…

The Cleveland City Council met on Monday covering several items of business. During the meeting, City Manager Joe Fivas gave reports on ribbon cuttings for the Blythe sidewalk project, as well as 20th Street, 17th Street, Parker Street, and others. All of these projects are coming to a close. A comprehensive schedule will be released soon. An overview and discussion about the new budget took place, with June 13th to be the first reading, June 27th to be the second reading. The budget continues to be fiscally conservative. No tax increase was recommended in the budget. Mix 104-1 and MixTV.tv’s Gideon Ratcliff spoke to representatives after the meeting.