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Monday, March 13th

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here are your news headlines for Monday, March 13th, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

Our top story today… Sheriff Eric Watson voices his grievances against Bradley County Commissioner Dan Rawls. Sheriff Watson gave the following response to accusations made by Rawls:

You may find the complete article on this story in the Sunday, March 12th edition of the Cleveland Daily Banner. We will provide updates on this story as they become available.

Also in today’s news…

Cleveland City Schools is proud to announce they will partner with GreenFields Sports Turf Systems to begin installation of a state of the art, professional grade turf on the Blue Raider Football Field for upcoming 2017 football season.  The turf field will proudly display the historic and traditional block C on the 50-yard line.  The Raider Blue colored end zones will present Cleveland and Blue Raiders in the end zone in white letters trimmed in red.  There will be three-foot-wide white sidelines with the player’s box in blue.

The installation of the turf field will begin in the near future so that it will be ready for the first home game on Sept. 8, 2017 against Knox Catholic.

And finally…

A meteorologist from the Morristown office of the National Weather Service will be in Bradley County on Thursday, March 16 to facilitate a training session for the SkyWarn® program.

The event is sponsored each year by the Cleveland – Bradley County Emergency Management Agency and the N-W-S.  Local citizens wishing to participate in the program will receive the necessary training to serve as weather observers for the Morristown forecast office, which serves counties throughout east Tennessee. It is free and open to anyone wishing to learn more about severe weather and the basics of meteorology.

The training session is being held in the George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center auditorium on the campus of Cleveland State Community College. It will begin at 6 p.m.

Attendance in a training session is good for two years of certification as a trained weather spotter.

The N-W-S uses the resources of amateur radio and recognizes their contributions to the SkyWarn program. Most offices have amateur radio gear in house that is operated by volunteers from nearby communities. This gives them direct contact with meteorologists in the distant forecast office during severe weather when seconds count.

Storm spotting is not storm chasing, and safety measures for spotting are incorporated into the 90 minute presentation. Spotting is normally done close to home and is tied to a local agency.

Pre-registration for the class is not required.

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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