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Thursday, March 29th

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Thursday, March 29th, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

In 51 days, the football stadium at Cleveland High School will be filled with hundreds of people involved in something other than a battle between the Raiders and a visiting team.

Instead, these men, women, boys and girls will be working toward battling the disease known as cancer. May 19 will see the football complex, including the field, track and stands, hosting this year’s Bradley County Relay for Life.

Organizers have been planning for the event since last year’s, which was held at the Bradley County Courthouse Square. It has been staged downtown for years, and is returning to Cleveland High School this spring.

A tentative schedule of events for the Relay was discussed Tuesday evening, with registration for the event set for 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on May 19th. Though that hour is set for registration, teams are urged to sign up for the event by going to the Relay for Life of Bradley County website or Facebook page.

From WRCB Channel 3…

Both of the men shot in Harrison Tuesday have died.

35-year-old Shawn Pruitt Foster was pronounced deceased at an area hospital.

Channel 3 learned 71-year-old Melvin Lee Scott died from his injuries Wednesday evening.

The shooting remains under investigation.

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press…

A man accused of fatally shooting a woman and wounding six other people at a Tennessee church in September pleaded not guilty through his attorney Wednesday to charges in a 43-count indictment, including first-degree murder, attempted murder and felony civil rights intimidation.

In Davidson County Criminal Court, attorney Jennifer Thompson entered the plea on behalf of 26-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson during the arraignment on charges in the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ shooting in Nashville. Samson was not in court Wednesday and has not yet appeared in court. He was indicted this month.

The Cleveland Daily Banner reports…

This year’s Polk County election will feature some interesting races,  some changes in major offices, and wide participation for six Polk County Commission seats.

But, Election Administrator Steve Gaddis does not expect a huge turnout of voters.

Gaddis does anticipate plenty of  interest in several races, especially with an influx of 12 independents this year. Of course, five of them will be for school board seats, but seven others have declared independent for various races.

There will also be considerable interest in the races for Polk County Executive and Polk County Clerk.

There is considerable interest in the District 1, 2 and 3 commission races. Through the Republican and Democratic Primaries May 1 and the General Election in August, there are six candidates for the two District 1 seats, eight seeking the two seats in District 2, and six running in District 3.

Gaddis also announced there is a slight change in voting precincts this year.

The precincts in Copperhill and Ducktown are being combined at the  Community Center at 840 Cherokee Trail.

This has been your local and state news. You can get news anytime by visiting our website, mymix1041.com, sponsored by Toyota of Cleveland. From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, this is Jeremy Gault reporting.