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Local News for Wednesday, June 1st

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From NewsChannel 9…

A Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency spokesperson tells us that a 19-year-old woman’s body was recovered on Watts Bar Lake just after midnight Tuesday.

A release from the TWRA says Madison Taylor entered the water from a boat to swim and did not surface.

Crews were searching late Monday night above the dam in Rhea County.

The agency was helped by Rhea County Sheriff’s Office, Rhea County Rescue, Meigs County Rescue, the Bradley County Dive Team and the Hamilton County Dive Team.

Taylor’s body was taken to the Rhea County Medical Examiner’s Office.

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press…

The $54 million widening of State Route 60 in Bradley County is almost eight months into the project and crews are working at sites from one end to the other of the 3-mile footprint for the new, five-lane road.

At the beginning of May, the project stood at a little over 12% complete and was tracking on schedule, Tennessee Department of Transportation spokesperson Rae-Anne Bradley said Thursday in an email.

Bradley said the price tag on the project hasn’t changed, although there are some change orders related to utilities that are pending but not expected to have a significant effect. Johnson City, Tennessee-based Summers-Taylor Inc. is the contractor on the project, which is scheduled for completion by Aug. 25, 2025.

So far, trees have been cleared the length of the entire project and storm drain installation is underway south of the Candies Creek Bridge, she said. There have been brief outages for transfer of utility services and because of some small, accidental breakages, she said.

According to TDOT, the replacement project will widen the present two-lane road known by most in Bradley County as Georgetown Road to a five-lane road — two lanes in each direction with a dedicated center turn lane — with paved shoulders, curb and gutter, sidewalks and street lighting. The work will improve the corridor for an estimated 15,000 vehicles that travel the route every day.

From Local 3 News…

Free health care services will be offered from Jun 4 until June 16 at the Birchwood Cares Center and Rhea County Middle School.

The health care services will include complete eye exams, single lenses glasses, dental fillings, extractions, limited cleanings, mental health and physical therapy services.

The services will be available to those living in Rhea, Meigs, Hamilton County on a first come, first serve basis.

Those who choose to attend are advised to bring a bagged lunch and water.

The schedule for the clinic is the following:

  • 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on June 4 and 5
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on June 6-10
  • 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on June 11 and 12
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on June 13