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

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

Topping our news today…

Detectives are currently investigating an incident that reportedly took place in Bradley County regarding a child who was burned.

At approximately 5:38 p.m. Tuesday a call was received through the Bradley County 911 Communications Center regarding the burned child who was transported to Tennova Hospital by a family member. The address was initially believed to lie within Polk County, but the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office has now learned it actually falls in the jurisdiction of Bradley County. The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office was never notified about the details of this incident until they received numerous inquiries from local media outlets. Upon researching through the 911 Communications Center, a sheriff’s office patrol deputy was dispatched to the hospital but cancelled before arriving when advised the location of the incident was located within Polk County.

The Criminal Investigations Division is actively probing the circumstances that led to the child being burned, and further details will be released as they become available.

From WRCB Channel 3…

A local trucking and logistics company laid off nearly 100 employees nationwide Wednesday.

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. confirmed the layoffs to Channel 3.

A company spokesperson says most of the employees laid off worked at the company’s locations in Chattanooga and Tunnel Hill.

The spokesperson says no drivers were affected by the cuts.

The spokesperson says the reason for the layoffs is a shift in business model.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

The Executive Committee of the Bradley County Republican Party has adopted a resolution opposing the proposed tax hike for the city of Cleveland.

Cleveland City Council passed a 29-cent property tax increase last week on its first reading by a vote of 4-2 during an afternoon session.

That would increase the current rate of $1.77 to $2.06 and will come before the council during its second meeting in August.

Councilmen David May Jr. and Charlie McKenzie voted against the measure. Mayor Tom Rowland and Councilman Dale Hughes were not present for the vote due to illness.

“It is the opinion of the Bradley County Republican Party that an implementation of a property tax increase is premature; and all viable alternatives must be adequately explored, and expenditures prioritized and deemed as essential,” the resolution says.

The local GOP also restates the party’s belief that “individual citizens should keep more of what they earn because individuals know best how to make their own economic decisions and government should tax only to raise money for its essential functions.”

The resolution states that recent property tax values have already increased substantially, creating increased revenue.

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