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Here is your Cleveland, Tenn. | Bradley County, Tenn. news on mymix1041.com, sponsored by Toyota of Cleveland: From WRCB Channel 3… The TBI has canc

Here is your Cleveland, Tenn. | Bradley County, Tenn. news on mymix1041.com, sponsored by Toyota of Cleveland:

From WRCB Channel 3…

The TBI has canceled the AMBER Alert that was issued for 6-month-old Lilybet Boyd, of Roane County, who was found safe on Tuesday night.

The TBI says the infant was found in Montgomery County when authorities there found the Ford Explorer SUV that the baby was believed to be in.

The TBI says a suspect is in custody.

The suspect’s name has not been released.

Also from WRCB Channel 3…

Gov. Bill Lee announced the end of all federally funded pandemic unemployment compensation programs in Tennessee, effective July 3.

Federal pandemic unemployment programs set to end on July 3 include the following:

  • Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), which provides for an additional $300 weekly payment to recipients of unemployment compensation
  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), which provides benefits for those who would not usually qualify, such as the self-employed, gig workers and part-time workers
  • Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), which provides for an extension of benefits once regular benefits have been exhausted
  • Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC), which provides an additional $100 benefit to certain people with mixed earnings

Unemployment claimants in Tennessee have been required to complete three weekly job searches in order to remain eligible for benefits since Oct. 4, 2020.

Any weeks filed before July 3 that are eligible under federal program requirements will continue to be processed.

In news today…

On May 9th, BCSO deputies backed up Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers in stopping Thomas Barnhill and Travis Howard walking along I-75 near mile marker 27. Upon making contact with the two pedestrians, troopers discovered Barnhill and Howard were carrying cutting tools and a recently cut catalytic converter.

Cleveland Police Department officers and BCSO patrol deputies responded to assist the troopers, along with investigators from THP and BCSO. The collaborative investigation discovered that the suspects were coming from a business on Frontage Road where they cut the catalytic converter from a vehicle stored there. Additionally, the investigators determined that the same suspects had burglarized a building at the same business in April.

Barnhill and Howard were booked into the Bradley County Jail and both charged with Burglary, two counts of Felony Vandalism, and three counts of Theft under $1000. Barnhill was also charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia that he was discovered to be in possession of at the time of his arrest.

Also in news today…

Four individuals were recognized for their dedication and hard work at Cleveland State Community College’s annual spring Commencement Ceremonies this weekend. Quentin Kaus was selected as the 2021 Distinguished Graduate. Joyce Chapman and Kelli Roach were both selected as Distinguished Staff Members and Denice King was selected as the Distinguished Faculty Member.

The Distinguished Graduate award is given each year to the graduating student who, in the opinion of the college faculty and staff, has contributed the most to the advancement and betterment of the college.

And finally…

The Bradley County Schools Board of Education met on Tuesday covering several items of business. Director of Schools Dr. Linda Cash received significant compliments from the board on her evaluation, receiving a 4.98 out of 5. A new contract for Dr. Cash for a four-year term was passed. Dr. Cash also announced she hopes for a return to field trips next year as well as sports trips this summer, including overnight trips. The trips will still need to be individually approved, and for now there will be no trips outside the United States. An update on the PIE Center indicates that signed leases are starting to come in. GOAL Academy is expected to open in June. Other built-outs are beginning, with full completion hoped for by June 2022.