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From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Monday, August 21st, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz. Topping our news to

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Monday, August 21st, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

Topping our news today…

At approximately 3:08 p.m. Sunday, a call was received through the Bradley County 911 Communications Center regarding a 2 year old male who was found face down by a family member in a swimming pool.

C.P.R. was immediately performed after the child was recovered from the pool by a person at the residence. Bradley County Sheriff’s Office personnel  and Bradley County E.M.S. arrived on-scene shortly after the child was recovered, and the child was transported non-emergency to T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital for an evaluation.

The child was breathing before transport to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

The first big step toward turning Cleveland’s old American Uniform manufacturing facility into a space for students was completed this weekend.

Local companies Santek Waste Services and Wright Brothers Construction donated their services Friday and Saturday to clean out the building, which was recently purchased by Bradley County Schools.

The school system is turning the building, located off Parker Street near Ocoee Middle School, into the Partnerships in Industry and Education Innovation Center, or PIE Center. Once completed, this space will offer a variety of unique career and technical education opportunities for students.

When the school system closed on the nearly 280,000-square-foot facility July 27, it still contained many remnants of American Uniform’s operations. These included everything from old office furniture to old flooring which needed to be removed.

Preliminary plans are starting to take shape for the building. Among them are plans to create spaces for career and technical education classrooms, a space which will house alternative school GOAL Academy and spaces which will be leased to companies and organizations which will work with students. However, emptying the building was the first step toward having detailed architectural plans made.

The next big step for the facility will be a site survey, which will be conducted within the next month. After that, the project’s architect, David Hudson of Chattanooga firm Artech Design Group, will be able to work on detailed designs for the building.

It is hoped to have a final design and an estimated budget ready to go before the end of this school semester.

Also from The Banner…

Many motorists may stop along roadways Monday to view the solar eclipse, but the Tennessee Highway Patrol says this may cause more problems than the additional traffic expected in the area.

Lt. John Harmon said the highway patrol expects a heavy volume on the roadways, much of which will be on the interstate system across the state. He reminds those traveling on the interstate that stopping around the road is prohibited, even in the emergency lane.

“The emergency lane is extremely important not to be blocked for the use of emergency vehicles, if needed,” Harmon said.

Signage has been placed along roadways to remind motorists that they may not park during the solar eclipse. Not only will it possibly affect travel by emergency vehicles, but as motorists begin to travel again, they will experience large amounts of traffic which could lead to accidents.

Traffic in the local area has already increased, as many are traveling to the region to view the once-in-a-lifetime event, and much of it is related to the coming eclipse. Once the event is over, many motorists will immediately begin driving back to their homes, if they are not staying in the area into the week.

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.