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From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here are your news headlines for Monday, February 27th, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz. From

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here are your news headlines for Monday, February 27th, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press…

The GPS athletic director who was arrested Wednesday night in an undercover prostitution sting has resigned, according to school officials.

Stacey Gene Hill, 59, was among eight people arrested in the sting in Dalton, Ga.

In the operation, an officer posed as a prostitute while investigators placed an ad online, and Hill, 59, responded to the ad and agreed to meet with the undercover officer at an apartment, according to a statement from the Dalton Police Department.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Three of Bradley County’s representatives to the state Legislature say a new bill to improve broadband access to Tennesseans is almost sure to pass, but it may not be everything everyone wants.

The subject, which has been a hot topic across the county for the last few years, was a focus point as the three legislators paid a visit to the Cleveland/Bradley County Chamber of Commerce’s Public Affairs Committee.

State Rep. Dan Howell said while Nashville has been preoccupied with Gov. Bill Haslam’s transportation infrastructure funding bill, the issue of broadband access “is certainly getting the attention in the hallways.”

He said there is no disagreement for the broadband need in the rural parts of the state.

Also from The Banner…

The results are in. The Community First Awards Committee received approximately 75 nominations to honor individuals across nine categories.

Nominations were judged based on the nominees’ extraordinary commitment of time, talent or treasure to the community. There were a total of nine winners for the individual categories.

The committee met recently following a review of all the nomination materials. They voted on their top candidates for each category, as well as the one person who will be identified as the Community First Person of the Year.

The Person of the Year will not be revealed until the Community First Gala on March 30th.

The Cleveland Daily Banner reports…

“Freedom Week,” a week where violators of the county probation program are given an opportunity to resolve cases, begins today and runs through the end of the week.

“’Freedom Week” allows an opportunity to the person to start over — reset the payment plan regarding fines or costs so they can get on with their lives and not have to worry about it.

For additional information or to work at resolving your case, contact the Bradley County Misdemeanor Probation office at 423-728-7121. Those looking at resolving their cases will need to do so by the end of the week, with the Misdemeanor Probation Office closing at 5 p.m. on Friday.

And concluding our news…

Cleveland business leader Lee Stewart will serve as community chair for Great Strides 2017, according to campaign officials at Lee University. The 17th annual Great Strides Walk and 15th annual 65 Roses 5K, which raises funds and awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation, will be held on Saturday, April 1.

The route for the 2017 walk and 5K run (3.1 miles) will begin and end on the Lee campus and travel throughout Cleveland’s historic downtown area. The road race, in partnership with Terra Running Company, will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m.

Great Strides is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fundraiser, raising more than 42 million with over 125,000 participants at events all across the nation.

For more information about the Cleveland Great Strides or to register, visit http://www.leeuniversity.edu/cf.

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.