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Monday, January 6th

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From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Larry Bowers reports: Cleveland Jetport Manager Mark Fidler took some time away from his busy schedule recently to talk about the past year at the local airport, expectations for 2020, and the future of aviation in general. 

Since late 2018, Cleveland Jetport officials have seen progress on the new hanger being constructed by businessman Forrest Preston, and have completed a new 80-foot-by-80-foot hanger just north of the main terminal.

The plan is to build to the north from the terminal, and the Aeronautics Division of the Tennessee Department of Transportation continues to look at the Jetport’s overall proposal.

Fidler emphasized that at present there is only one, small potential space for another hanger, just northeast of the terminal.

But the future plan projects roughly 20 additional hangars and/or storage spaces to the north of existing facilities.

Fidler said there is also some space to the south for expansion, but it will take considerably more work with terrain and landscaping.

The manager added  the operation of the Jetport, and former Tennessee Airport of the Year, is going very smoothly.

Also from The Banner…

Tim Siniard reports: Retail electric rates for Cleveland Utilities customers will increase .94 % over the month of December, driven by Tennessee Valley Authority’s fuel cost adjustment.

The new rate will be 9.553 per kilowatt hour, according to Marshall Stinnett, CU’s vice president and chief financial officer.

During November, Stinnett said CU’S cost of purchased power as a percentage of retail sales was 75.9%, compared to a budgeted 77.5%

In addition, November’s results included $7.8 million in electric sales revenue, which Stinnett said was offset by $5.9 million in purchased power.

Operating expenses for November were $1.7 million, compared to a budgeted operating expense of $1.8 million.

From The Banner…

Tim Siniard also reports: The funeral for Bradley County Sheriff’s Office deputy and former Grundy County Sheriff Brent Myers will be held Tuesday in Monteagle.

Myers, 45, died at his home in Tracy City on New Year’s Day.

The service will be held 2 p.m. at Cumberland Funeral Home.

Myers had been working for the BCSO for four years after serving as Grundy County sheriff.