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Monday, April 3rd

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Monday, April 3rd, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

“You took good and made it better.” Those were among the comments from Cleveland Fire Department Chief Ron Harrison Thursday evening, at the department’s annual awards ceremony. At the ceremony, held at the Museum Center at 5ive Points, many of the men serving in the CFD were honored for their hard work and dedication to the job.

Several awards were presented, including Firefighter of the Year, which was presented to Jake Hill. Hill is a former Marine, and also served at the Bradley County Emergency Medical Service. Hill is a member of Battalion 3, with this group joining Battalion 1 and Battalion 2 as receiving honors from their leaders. Those receiving awards were Trent Nunnelly for Battalion 1, Tanner Goins with Battalion 2, and Eric Freeman for Battalion 3.

The awards ceremony was a fun time for all, but it began with those in the department, their spouses and friends, remembering long-time CFD staffer Gil Frederickson. The former fire inspector passed away after a battle with cancer in 2016.

Also from The Banner…

A ruling by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals could mean thousands of extra dollars in the coffers of the local 911 center.

The court has ruled, in an appellate review of a summary judgment, that BellSouth (doing business as AT&T) “did not include all of the lines that should have been billed” when figuring the 911 fees to be distributed to the local agencies.

The Bradley County Emergency Communications District joined Blount, Bedford, Coffee, Roane, Franklin, Giles, Cheatham and Knox counties in the suit concerning the 911 fees.

The districts alleged the phone company “engaged in a covert practice of omitting fees mandated by Tennessee statute” and sought compensation under that statute. Also alleged was that, while concealing this practice, the company violated the Tennessee False Claims Act.

The Cleveland Daily Banner reports…

The $3 million lawsuit brought against the county, Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson and BCSO Deputy Tiffany Oakley by the family of Allan White now has a date for trial.

According to an order by U.S. District Judge Curtis Collier, the suit is scheduled for a jury trial in the Chattanooga courtroom on May 14, 2018.

The case stems from an incident on July 18, 2015, where a report by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows Oakley had gone to her residence while on duty to get something to eat.

During that stop, Oakley observed White and shot him as he fled the scene.

White died after being transported to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

From the Banner…

Lines for the Remote Area Medical clinic that was held at Cleveland High School this weekend began to form at 3 p.m. Friday afternoon — a full 12 hours before the RAM volunteers were to start handing out numbers.

For many, the two-day clinic serves as the only medical, dental and vision care they will receive until the next time RAM comes in 2019.

On Saturday, 542 numbers were given out to patients, although they were able to allow more.

While the final numbers were not yet in, they were expecting to see an additional 200-250 more patients come through the RAM Clinic today for an estimated two-day total of 800-850 persons served.

The free services provided at the clinic included dental cleanings, fillings and extractions, eye exams and free eyeglasses, diabetic screenings and education, women’s services including the MaryEllen Locher mammogram bus, rapid result HIV tests and rapid result Hepatitis C tests, which are being made possible by a special donation.

Initial estimates for Saturday included 133 volunteers, 26 dentists, 33 optometry staff, 168 glasses issued and a total value of services at $170,320.

Finally, also from the Banner…

T. Roy Jones is the final inductee for 2017 to the Cleveland Parks and Recreation Department’s Old Timers Hall of Fame.

Jones was born on July 1, 1935, in Jellico to Thomas R. and Mildred Zumwalt Jones. He began the third grade at Arnold School. While at Arnold, he played softball and basketball under coach Woodrow Wilson. Jones entered Bradley High in 1949. He played football on the B team his freshman and sophomore year, under coach Bozo Baker. While at Bradley, Jones was on the Student Council and participated in other clubs and activities. His civic activities in Cleveland included membership in the Jaycees, which named him the 1968 Jaycees Young Man of the Year Service Award winner. He served on the YMCA board for five years and was president in 1968. He also served on the Cleveland City School Board of Education from 1973 to 1978. He served one year, 1982-83, as city commissioner of Public Works after Eddie Cartwright was elected county executive. He has been a member of First Baptist Church and supported the ministry for 59 years. He has served as a deacon and taught Sunday school for several years. He is now teaching the Friendly Class. Jones and his wife, Ginny, have three daughters, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The inductees will be recognized at a banquet at the Museum Center at Five Points. The banquet will begin at 6 p.m. April 14. Tickets, which are $25 each, must be purchased by April 12. Visit the City Parks and Recreation or call 423-479-4129.

This has been your local and state news. You can get news anytime by visiting our website, mymix1041.com, powered by Pioneer Credit. From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, this is Jeremy Gault reporting.


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